Skip Myslenski talks to the freshman class of 2010 about their impact on the program
2013: Redshirt junior ... Ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 4.6 receptions per game -- grabbing a team-best 55 passes -- and ranked 12th in the conference with 52.5 receiving yards per game ... Caught at least one pass in 11 of 12 games ... Game-high seven catches for 59 yards against Michigan State ... Snatched a game-high eight passes, including a fourth-quarter touchdown of 10 yards against Minnesota ... Gained 11 rushing yards one carry in that game ... Caught three passes for 23 yards against Ohio State ... Hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass against Maine ... Had a career-best day in victory over Syracuse with nine catches for an NU-season high 185 yards and a 47-yard touchdown ... Touchdown catch marked a career-long effort ... Caught a 19-yard touchdown to give NU its first lead of the season against Cal ... Speedster set previous career highs in receptions, with five, and yards, with 70, against the Bears ... Midseason addition to watch list for Biletnikoff Award, presented to college football's outstanding receiver ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Redshirt sophomore ... Starting wideout with tremendous speed ... Team leader with four receiving TDs in 2012, finishing with 335 yards on 29 catches ... Caught three passes for 30 yards in season-opener at Syracuse ... Three catches vs. Vanderbilt ... Totaled 55 yards on two catches against Boston College, hauling in a 41-yarder ... Topped that with a season-long 42-yard catch-and-run vs. South Dakota, finishing with 63 yards on four receptions ... Two catches for 42 yards, including a 36-yarder ... At Penn State, hauled in his first touchdown grab since his collegiate debut at Minnesota in 2010, a stellar 11-yard catch under pressure ... Finished with four grabs for 27 yards against the Nittany Lions en route to team's offensive big playmaker award ... Scored his second TD of the year on a 26-yard catch against Nebraska and finished with 36 yards on three receptions ... Caught two passes at Michigan, including a 15-yard, go-ahead TD reception with 3:59 left in the fourth quarter ... Three receptions for 29 yards in win at Michigan State ... Caught a team-best three passes vs. Illinois, including a 9-yard touchdown grab ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Used his redshirt season after suffering a knee injury in the week leading up to the season-opener at Boston College ... Began practicing again late in the year, including bowl practices.
2010: One of five true freshmen who played, earning action in eight games ... 11 catches for 157 yards ... Against Illinois, recorded two catches for 51 yards and was named NU's Offensive Big Playmaker ... Two catches for 16 yards against Iowa ... Caught one pass for 14 yards at Penn State ... At Indiana, caught one pass for seven yards ... One reception for one yard vs. Michigan State ... Scored a touchdown on his first collegiate play, a 45-yard reception in the first quarter at Minnesota ... Finished with four catches for 68 yards in his debut vs. the Gophers ... Missed the first four games while recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in preseason camp.
High School:SuperPrep All-Midwest Region, PrepStar All-Midwest Region and Rivals.com All-Region wide receiver ... Ranked 21st among all players in Michigan by Rivals.com and 18th among all players in the state by SuperPrep ... Ranks 102nd regionally (six states) among all players by SuperPrep ... Ranked 85th nationally among all receivers by SuperPrep ... Deemed the second-best receiver in Michigan by Rivals.com ... Tabbed a Detroit News "Top 15" Blue Chip recruit ... AP Division I first-team selection ... Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team ... Flint Journal All-Area selection ... First-team all-conference ... Kiwanis Athlete of the Month ... As a junior, an AP Division 1-2 special mention all-stater and Flint Journal Athlete of the Week ... Named a first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore, the first sophomore to be honored as such in their league ... In three seasons, caught 167 passes for 2,333 yards and 24 TD's ... Set single-season bests for receptions (69) and yards (1,065) as a junior, and TD's (11) as a senior ... Totaled a career-best 16 receptions for 276 yards and two TD's his junior year against Flushing ... Helped the Bobcats to a 9-0 regular season, which included a conference and division title, in 2009 ... Selected to compete in Michigan's 2010 East-West All-Star game ... Team captain ... Also lettered in basketball (point guard) three years and track (sprints) four years ... Two-time team captain (2009 and 2010) of track squad ... Ran a school-record 100-meter dash (10.51) in the 2010 Regional finals ... Named all-state in the 100-meter dash (2010), 400-meter relay (2010) and the 60-meter dash (2009) ... Earned regional championships in the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay in 2010 ... Ran a school-record 42.4 seconds in the 400-meter relay (previous record-holder was Alabama's Mark Ingram) ... Was the Bobcats' basketball team MVP and a two-time all-conference selection ... National Honor Society and Honor Roll ... Coached by Joe Delaney.
Personal: Born Tony M. Jones ... Nickname is TJ ... Son of Abdul and Matika Fisher, and Tony Jones Sr. ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.