Redshirt senior ... Former walk-on who worked his way up the depth chart and served as a short-yardage and blocking specialist in the backfield ... Recipient of NU's Rashidi Wheeler Award ... One carry for four yards at Syracuse and one for three yards vs. Vanderbilt ... Rushed three times for 10 yards against Boston College ... Earned significant work vs. South Dakota, rushing eight times for 42 yards with a 5-yard TD run, the second score of his career ... Against Iowa, recorded NU's first blocked punt in two years to set up the 'Cats' third touchdown of the day ... Earned NU's Special Teams Player of the Week honor for his efforts ... Two carries for two yards at Michigan ... Gained 10 yards on four carries at Michigan State ... On Senior Day vs. Illinois, set career highs with 13 carries for 45 yards and adding a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ... Scored for the second straight game when he notched a 3-yard touchdown run in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl victory vs. Mississippi State, finishing with six rushes for 14 yards in the game.
2011: Backup running back used primarily in short-yardage situations ... Scored first collegiate touchdown against Eastern Illinois--caught a 1-yard pass from redshirt freshman Trevor Siemian, who was making his first collegiate appearance ... Also rushed for 21 yards (3.0 ypc) against EIU ... Ran for a career-best 28 yards (seven carries) at Indiana ... Added 16 yards (on four carries) vs. Rice ... Had one 4-yard carry vs. Minnesota.
2010: Did not see action ... Tabbed team's offensive practice player of the week a team-high three times: vs. Illinois State, Minnesota and Michigan State.
2009: Played in three games (Towson, Michigan State and Indiana) on special teams ... During bowl practice, was moved from linebacker to running back ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Illinois.
2008: Did not see action ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week vs. Minnesota.
High School: Three-time all-Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) selection for the Cadets ... All-area honoree in 2007 ... Team's leading tackler in 2006 (77 tackles) and 2007 (82 tackles) ... Also notched 13 TFL's (70 yards), 5.5 sacks (29 yards), 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 blocked punts as a senior ... Three-year letterwinner and 2007 team captain ... Academic all-state honoree ... Gamenight Fantastic 50 and preseason Top-33 selection ... Team's Most Valuable Linebacker ... Racked up 16 tackles, including two TFL's and a sack, in a semi-state game vs. South Bend St. Joseph ... Credited with 14 tackles, including three TFL's, a sack and two forced fumbles vs. Harding ... Helped lead the Cadets to a 9-5 record, along with sectional and regional championships, his senior season ... Team finished as the semi-state runners-up in 2007 ... Four years on school's honor roll ... Honors diploma and class representative ... Also participated in basketball and lettered in track ... Coached by Dean Doeffler.
Personal: Born Tyris Remond Jones ... Son of Edward and Regenia Jones ... Social policy major.