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D.J. Jones

D.J.  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, S.C.

High School:
Wren

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 321

Position:
DT

Experience:
1L

04/29/2017

Three More Rebels Chosen on Day Three of NFL Draft

D.J Jones, Derrick Jones, Chad Kelly Join Long List of NFL Rebels

04/08/2017

Marquis Haynes Wins Chucky Mullins Courage Award

Ole Miss Hands Out 2017 Spring Awards

03/01/2017

Rebel Quartet Ready for NFL Combine

Ole Miss' Adeboyejo, Brown, Engram, Jones Take Next Step Toward NFL Dreams

01/09/2017

Six Rebels Make Postseason All-Star Rosters

Ole Miss Players Looking to Impress NFL Scouts

01/06/2017

Ole Miss Hauls in Football Postseason Honors

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

2016: Started every game at nose tackle ... Probably the strongest player on the team … Totaled 30 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery ... Invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … Earned second letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Made four tackles (one solo) with two QB hurries ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Posted four stops (two solo) and a QB hurry ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Made three tackles (two solo) ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Made three tackles (one solo) with his first sack of the season ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Recovered his first two career turnovers, snagging an INT and scooping up a fumble and returning it 12 yards ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Posted two tackles ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Posted one tackle ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Made three tackles ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made four tackles (two solo), including a TFL ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Made three tackles (two solo) with a sack for an 8-yard loss ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Recorded one tackle ... On preseason watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and Senior Bowl ... Received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award as the Rebels’ most improved defensive player in the spring. 

2015:
Played in every game with three starts at defensive tackle ... Finished eighth on team and second among D-linemen with 40 tackles, including 5.5 TFLs (sixth on team) and 4.0 sacks (second on team) ... Earned first letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made his Ole Miss debut and tallied two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Made four tackles, including 0.5 TFL ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Posted four stops (three solo) ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Assisted on a tackle ... at #23 Florida (10/3/15): Made two tackles, both for loss, with his first sack and forced fumble as a Rebel ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Posted one tackle and a QB hurry ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Assisted on a tackle ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Posted five tackles (one solo) ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Made his first career start and posted five tackles (three solo), including a sack ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Tallied four tackles (three solo) and a QB hurry ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Recorded one tackle and a QB hurry in start ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Made five tackles (four solo) with a sack ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Collected five solo stops, including a sack, in start ... Named by NFL.com as the 14th-strongest player in college football ... Enrolled at Ole Miss in January 2015 and went through spring drills.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated a four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services ... Listed as the No. 3 junior college prospect by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com, No. 6 by Rivals.com and No. 12 by Scout.com ... Listed as the top junior college defensive tackle by all the major recruiting services ... As a two-year starting nose guard, helped East Mississippi to a combined 24-0 record and two NJCAA national championships ... As a sophomore, in 12 games, he totaled 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles ... As a sophomore, he earned MACJC All-Region and All-State honors ... As a freshman, in 12 games, he totaled 49 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and a forced fumble ... As a freshman, he earned MACJC All-State/North Division first team honors ... Coached in junior college by Buddy Stephens.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school football at Wren High in Piedmont, S.C. and was a Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas participant during his senior season ... Coached in high school by Jeff Tate ... Also played basketball and threw the shot put and discus on the track and field team.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Patricia Jones ... Full name is David Oliver Jones ... Born: Jan. 19, 1995 ... General studies major.

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