Wildcats conclude spring ball with hard-hitting practice at Lakeside Field
Malin Jones was granted his release from Northwestern in June, 2014.
2013:Played in eight games, both at running back and as a backup to Dan Vitale at superback ... Caught one pass for six yards vs. Syracuse and recorded three rushing attempts on the year.
2012:Redshirted his true freshman season ... Named the Offensive Practice Player of the Week following the Boston College game and earned the honor on special teams following Michigan game.
High School:Rivals.com three-star running back ... Ranked 10th overall player in Illinois and 26th nationally among running backs by Rivals.com ... Regarded as the 23rd best running back in the nation and 11th best prospect in Illinois by 247Sports ... Ranked 42nd running back nationally by Scout.com ... Ranked 42nd best player in the Midwest by SuperPrep, earning All-Midwest honors ... No. 33 player in the state and No. 87 running back in the nation, according to ESPN.com ... Herald-News All-Area selection ... Chicago TribuneAll-State selection ... Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selection ... MaxPreps All-American selection, including No. 5 in Tom Lemming's Top-25 Big Backs ... Outstanding career at Joliet Catholic, rushing for 4,087 yards on 458 carries (9.0 yards per carry) and 57 touchdowns ... Rushed 195 times for 1,681 yards and 25 touchdowns and caught eight passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns in 2011 ... Also played safety and linebacker during senior year, totaling 35 tackles (23s/12a), an interception and a fumble recovery ... Broke the school's record for receiving yards in a game with 220 against Marist in regular season finale ... Ranks third all-time in Joliet Catholic history for rushing yards and sits in front of former NFL player Mike Alstott (3,893) ... Second place all-time in school history for touchdowns (65) and rushing touchdowns (57) ... First player to rush for over 1,000 yards in three different seasons Joliet Catholic history ... Led Hilltoppers to 2011 state final and helped set the state championship marks for most team rushing yards in a state final ... Lettered one year in track and played center for one year for the Hilltoppers basketball team ... Coached by Dan Sharp.
Personal: Born Malin Asher Jones ... Son of Dolores and Earl Jones ... Father played nine seasons in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons ... Major is undeclared.