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Benito Jones

Benito  Jones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waynesboro, Miss.

High School:
Wayne County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 315

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L

10/09/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Auburn Game, Previews Homecoming Game vs. Vanderbilt

09/11/2017

Ole Miss Football Weekly Press Conference

Coordinators McGriff and Longo Recap UT Martin, Preview Cal

08/28/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Meets with Media for First Weekly Presser of 2017 Season

03/28/2017

Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss Defense Getting Physical this Spring

Rebels Increase Energy, Physicality on Defense

01/06/2017

Ole Miss Hauls in Football Postseason Honors

Evan Engram Leads Way as Program's 58th First Team All-America Pick

Preseason All-SEC fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Listed No. 1 at nose tackle.

2016: Freshman All-America third team (Athlon) ... Freshman All-SEC (Athlon, Gridiron Now) ... Ranked seventh among SEC freshmen with 3.2 tackles/game and tied for seventh with 4.5 TFLs ... Played in every game with four starts at DT ... Earned first letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): In his college debut, made four tackles (one solo) with 1.5 TFLs ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Made five tackles (one solo) ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Made four tackles (two solo) with 1.0 TFL ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Posted two tackles and a QB hurry ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Recorded a QB hurry ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Made two tackles (one solo) with a QB hurry ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Posted three tackles ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Made four tackles ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Made his first career start and totaled five tackles with 1.0 TFL and 0.5 sack ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made five tackles (four solo) in start ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Made four tackles (three solo) with a TFL in start ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Posted one solo stop and a QB hurry in start ... Early enrollee ... Member of the 2016 signing class.


HIGH SCHOOL:
An Under Armour All-America selection … Rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN.com … Listed as the No.7 overall recruit by ESPN.com, No. 44 by Rivals.com and No. 49 by 247Sports.com … Nationally ranked on the Rivals250, Scout300, 247Sports and ESPN300 lists … Racked up five tackles with 4.0 TFLs and a sack in the Under Armour All-America game … Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game … Helped Wayne County to a 5A State Championship … As a senior, recorded 83 tackles and 14 sacks … Tabbed the 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches … Named first team All-State by The Clarion-Ledger and USA Today … A member of The Clarion-Ledger’s 2015 Dandy Dozen … Coached in high school by Todd Mangum.

PERSONAL: Son of Billy Ray and Juanita Jones ... Full name is Benito Jaquez Jones ... Born: Nov. 27, 1997 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ... Hopes to make it to the NFL and own his own ranch one day ... Enjoys coon hunting.

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