E.J. Jones
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E.J. Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville

Last College:
Minnesota

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
CB

Experience:
3L

11/05/2013

Redbirds Hit The Road to Face FCS Defending Champs and No. 1 Ranked Bison

Illinois State will look to extend its winning streak to four in a row, after three straight wins at home.

E.J. Jones

Career Statistics
Year
G-GS
UT
AT
Total
TFL
Sacks
INT
FF
FR
PD
2008
10-0
9
9
18
0-0
0-0
0
1
0
3
2009
10-7
26
10
36
3.5-13
0-0
6
0
0
9
2010
11-10
23
11
34
0.0-0
0-0
7
1
0
9
Total
31-17
58
30
88
3.5-13
0-0
13
2
0
21

Career Single Game Highs
Tackles: 9 vs. Central Missouri, 9-2-10
Solo Tackles: 7, twice
Tackles-for-Loss: 2.0 at Southern Illinois, 10-10-09
Interceptions: 2, three times

Biography and Career Highlights

Notable: Finished career with 13 interceptions, which is tied for third on the ISU all-time list with Doug Simper.

2010: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team selection ... played in all 11 games, with 10 starts at cornerback ... led the team and the MVFC with seven interceptions, which tied for fourth in the country ... those 7 INTs tie for fourth in the ISU single-season record book ... recorded 34 tackles, including 23 solo stops, and was credited with two pass breakups ... also forced a fumble ... recorded a season-high nine tackles against Central Missouri ... recorded an interception in three-straight games against South Dakota State, Missouri State and Southern Illinois ... picked off a pair of passes in a victory over No. 14 North Dakota State.

2009: Played in 10 games, with seven starting assignments ... tied for the Missouri Valley Football Conference lead with six interceptions during the regular season ... ranked sixth on the team with 36 tackles on the season, including 26 solo stops ... also added 3.5 tackles-for-loss and three pass breakups ... recorded seven tackles (six solo) at Illinois ... picked off two passes against Austin Peay ... recorded a career-high two TFLs at Southern Illinois ... tallied a career-high eight tackles and two interceptions in an upset win over No. 9 Northern Iowa ... earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for that performance against the Panthers ... also served as the team's primary punt returner and returned 12 punts for 107 yards ... was second on the team in kick return average at 24.6 yards per return in five tries.

2008: Played in 10 games as a reserve ... recorded a career-high three tackles in four games ... forced a fumble against Eastern Illinois.

At Minnesota: Redshirted in 2007... coached by Tim Brewster ... was only player for Minnesota to start a game as a true freshman in 2006 ... played in five games with 14 carries for 30 yards ... coached by Glenn Mason.

Grandview Heights HS: Selected as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2005 Greater Metro Player of the Year ... named the Belleville News-Democrat 2005 Player of the Year and the Alton Telegraph 2005 Player of the Year ... also an all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and Illinois High School Football Coaches Association ... first-team all-metro selection and first-team All-Southwestern Conference choice his senior season ... his 249 rushing attempts for 2,066 yards his senior season were both school records ... also scored 23 rushing touchdowns and had 31 receptions for 477 yards ... selected to the 2005 Illinois All-Star Game ... coached by Tim Dougherty ... also a four-year letterwinner and all-conference selection in baseball and a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... named to "Who's Who Among America's Top High School Students" ... also selected to his school's Leadership Council ... named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spotlight Student of the Month.

Personal: Born November 13, 1987, in Springfield, Ohio ... son of Edmund Jones and Joy Harris ... his father, Edmund, was an assistant football coach at Indiana State ... youngest of four children ... major: kinesiology.

Honors and Awards
All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team selection (2010)





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13
Career Interceptions
(Tied for 3rd in ISU History)

3
Multiple Interception Games