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99  Richard Jones
Richard Jones


LaMarque, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 281

Defensive Tackle



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Assisted on two tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the bowl win over Michigan State ... had five tackles and assisted on a sack in the win over Baylor ... solo tackle against Oklahoma ... two tackles and a sack at Oklahoma State ... had a fumble recovery in the win over Kansas ... recorded five solo tackles against Texas A&M... assisted on two tackles at Nebraska ... started at left end against Kansas State ... had a solo tackle in the win ... two solo tackles against New Mexico ... career-high 11 tackles at Houston ... also assisted on a tackle for loss and had a pass breakup ... made five tackles and one sack on a crucial third down in the first quarter of the Texas game... recorded three solo tackles against Rice ... had one tackle for loss against North Dakota.

Totaled 26 over 13 games including 20 solo stops ... one interception and one fumble recovery ... four tackles and a half sack against Baylor ... also had a quarterback hurry ... solo tackle against the Sooners ... recorded two solo tackles against Texas ... two tackles at Kansas ... three tackles at Texas A&M in second start of the season ... received first start of the season against Nebraska, filling in for an injured Ra'Jon Henley ... had four solo tackles ... recovered a K-State fumble at the TT3 to stop late K-State scoring chance ... posted two tackles against the Wildcats ... had three solo stops against UMass ... recorded a solo stop against SMU ... tallied the defensive line's second interception of the season ... with UNR at the Tech 14, Jones snagged UNR's pass at the line and came down at the 20 ... two solo tackles against Eastern Washington.

Played in all 13 games ... finished the season with 28 tackles ... backup at defensive and nose tackle ... opened the season with back-to-back four-tackle games at SMU and against UTEP ... season-high eight tackles at Rice ... had four stops against Northwestern State.

Appeared in 10 games a true freshman, providing relief to what was a group of three seniors ahead of him in the rotation ... totaled six tackles including one for loss and showed glimpses of his ability to stuff plays up front.

LaMarque High School in LaMarque, Texas ... Three-Star Recruit (; ... No. 47 defensive tackle nationally ( ... No. 70 overall prospect in Texas ( ... Class 4A All-State first team ... named the Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club ... finished senior season with 55 tackles, 13 quarterback pressures, eight tackles for loss and five sacks ... timed at 5.29 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... also offered by Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Missouri, New Mexico and Rice ... great strength and explosion ... solid work ethic ... benches 375 and squats 550 ... High School Coach: Brian Erwin.

Richard Jones ... born March 20, 1987 ... son of Miranda and Henry Batiste ... has two brothers, Henry III and Darian, and a sister, Henriona ... enjoys basketball and playing video games.

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