Tyler Jones
Tyler Jones

Emory, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200



Sophomore (2008): Played in all 12 games with six starts at safety... Had 38 stops on the year... Had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the season opener at Rice... Picked off a pass and tallied five tackles in the Texas State win... Notched eight more tackles versus TCU... Had 33 of his 38 season tackles in the first five games; Freshman (2007): Burst onto the scene after SMU suffered several injuries in the secondary... Played in all 12 games and started four of the last five contests... Had a great streak of double-digit tackle games - Tulsa (15), Houston (15) and Rice (10)... Had two pass breakups on the year... Recovered a fumble and had two tackles-for-loss at Houston; 2006: Sat out the season as a redshirt; Prep: Unanimous pick as District Most Valuable Player... Racked up huge numbers on both sides of the ball... Had over 130 tackles and notched three interceptions in 2005... Had 319 tackles, 11 interceptions, five sacks, six fumble recoveries, 11 forced fumbles, 26 tackles for loss and four blocked kicks over his career... On offense, was 42-for-99 with 739 passing yards and six TD passes as a quarterback... Also recorded 189 carries, 1,112 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns... Notched 32 career rushing touchdowns and 2,524 rushing yards... A third-team All-State choice by the Texas Sportswriters Association and honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press... The "Dream Team" Most Valuable Player according to the Greenville Herald Banner... A three-time All-District player and a two-year, two-way starter for coach Ken Little at Rains... Earned Academic All-State accolades... Chose SMU over Baylor... Also lettered in baseball and track; Personal: A business pre-major... Plays the guitar.

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