The 2005 Scouting Report:
Provides NU with some quality depth at the wide receiver position ... Begins the year as a reserve at the "X" wideout spot ... A tough, talented receiver who continues to improve ... Coaching staff is excited about his future.
2004: Played in eight games, mostly on special teams ... Although he has yet to catch a pass, scored his first collegiate TD when he blocked a punt at Hawaii and returned it 18 yards for a score ... That play helped keep NU in the game and give it an opportunity to tie the contest.
2003: Did not see action ... Named team's Scout Player of the Week for the Illinois game.
High School: An all-state, all-region and all-conference receiver ... Team Co-MVP ... Honorable mention All-America ... Totaled 59 receptions (18.0 ypr) and 12 touchdowns in his final two seasons ... Led team in receptions the last two seasons ... Registered five interceptions, 14 pass breakups, 52 tackles, four forced fumbles and one sack on defense (defensive back) the past two years ... Scored three touchdowns, picked off three passes, totaled 10 tackles and forced a fumble versus Waterford ... Led team in scoring and yards per catch ... Also lettered two years in basketball and track ... Three-year class board officer ... Prep teammate of Fred McConnell, another 2003 NU signee ... Coached by Stephon Thompson.
Personal: Born Tonjua Ray Jones on 2/5/85 ... Son of DeEtrra and Kenzo Crockett ... Father played football at North Carolina State ... Sociology major and business institutions minor.
The Jones File
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Harriet Tubman
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: He Got Game
Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
A: The Life and Times of TJ
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: Hard work pays off
Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
A: The Wonder Years
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
A: I take good care of my hair
Q: My favorite pregame ritual...
A: Listening to music and jumping around with the guys
Q: The best book I have ever read is...
A: Sports Illustrated
Q: The person that inspires me the most is...
A: My mother
Q: My favorite food is...
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be...
A: Playing basketball somewhere
Q: In five words or less describe Coach Walker...
A: Attitude, investment and all in
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
A: Demetrius Eaton or Marquice Cole
Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
A: I would like to be an artist
Jones' Career Statistics
PUNT RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G
2004 8 1 18 1 18 18.0 2.2
TOTALS 8 1 18 1 18 18.0 2.2
SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G
2004 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.8
TOTALS 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.8