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    Joseph Jones
    Joseph Jones

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Plano, Ill.

    High School:
    Plano

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 210

    Position:
    LB



    01/30/2013

    NU Announces Hilton Garden Inn Athletes of the Week

    Kate Turvy (women's tennis) and Jared Swopshire (men's basketball) earn honors

    2013:Played in five games and recorded one special teams tackle.

    2012:Redshirted his true freshman season ... Named the Special Teams Practice Player of the Week following Nebraska game.

    High School:Ranked the 26th overall prospect in Illinois by 247Sports ... All-conference running back for Plano, rushing for 710 yards and eight touchdowns and hauling in 11 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns in eight games ... Showed versatility and speed by completing a 38-yard pass and returning four punts for 71 yards and a score ... Three-star player, ranked No. 116 nationally at the safety position by Scout.com ... Ranked 41st overall player in Illinois by ESPN.com ... Four-year letterman in football and track, a three-year letterman in basketball ... State champion in 110 meter hurdles and sixth-place finisher in the 100 meter dash ... Earned academic all-conference honors for both football and track ... Team MVP for both football and track ... Coached by Jim Green.

    Personal: Born Joseph Edwin Jones ... Son of Joseph Jones and Shawn-Daria and Daniel Dowd ... Father Joseph was a hurdler at Purdue ... Majoring in communication studies.