Chris Jones
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Chris Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV

High School:
Shadow Ridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

UNLV: Moved from safety to linebacker by new coaching staff during spring practice and is expected to battle for time at SLB as a junior this fall ... It is Jones' third position with the Rebels as the two-way prep star moved from quarterback to safety as a freshman and went on to start two games on defense ... Was not only a prized local player but also a Rebel football legacy and product of two former elite UNLV athletes.

2009: Played in all 12 games, including starting five at safety ... Finished with 32 total tackles, including 20 solo stops ... Forced a fumble and recovered another to go with a pair of pass breakups.

2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting two at safety vs. BYU and Wyoming ... Finished with 22 total tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Shadow Ridge HS ... A PrepStar West Coast All-Region honoree who lettered three years for coach Gabe Gledhill ... Played both ways for the Mustangs, lining up at QB and LB as a senior and WR and DB as a junior ... Threw for 1,111 yards with 15 TDs on offense and totaled 63 tackles and three sacks on defense in 2007 ... Ranked the No. 9 recruit in Nevada by Scout ... Was also a member of the SRHS bowling and track teams.

PERSONAL: Christopher Kirk Jones was born on April 24, 1990, in Las Vegas ... The son of Cheryl Jones and the late Kirk Jones ... His father was a star RB for the Randall Cunningham-led 1984 UNLV conference and bowl championship team ... Jones still ranks third in school history with 2,656 rushing yards from 1983-86 and went on to appear on three NFL rosters ... His mother, the former Cheryl Cheeks, ran track at UNLV and was a member of the three-time All-American 4x100 relay team from 1987-89 ... Majoring in graphic design.


JONES' DEFENSIVE STATS
YEAR	GP-GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	PBU	INT	FF	FR
2009	12-5	20	12	32	0.5-1	2	0	1	1-0
2008	11-2	12	10	22	0-0	0	0	0	0-0
TOTAL	23-7	32	22	54	0.5-1	2	0	1	1-0

 
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