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Charlie Jones

position

Running Back

Height

5-10

Weight

203 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Homestead, Fla.

High School

South Dade Senior HS

CAREER: Senior running back who was the starting tailback at the beginning of the 2006 season…Lost his starting job to Javarris James but still provides valuable contribution as a key reserve…Took over as the starter in 2005 when Tyrone Moss was injured in the eighth game…Cited by UM coaches as one of the hardest-working players on the team…Has started seven of 28 games played over three seasons…Has career totals of 713 yards rushing on 190 carries (3.7-yard average)…Has scored 10 rushing touchdowns…Also has 15 receptions for 64 yards (4.3 average)…Between-the-tackles runner was one of three freshman running back recruits in 2004…Can get the tough yards or break loose for a big play…Described by coaches as a “do it all” type of back who can run, block and catch equally well…Saw limited action as a true freshman in 2004…Sports administration major.

 

2006 (JUNIOR): Team’s starting running back for the season’s first three games…Lost his starting role to Javarris James but played as a reserve the remainder of the season…Also saw action on special teams…Finished third on the team in rushing with 206 yards on 61 carries (3.4-yard average)…Scored four rushing touchdowns to tie for the team lead, and his four total TDs was just one behind the team lead…Also caught 10 passes for 50 yards…Started against Florida State, Florida A&M and Louisville…Rushed 13 times for 27 yards and scored on a four-yard run against FSU, also catching three passes for 11 yards…Ran 11 times for 62 yards vs. FAMU, scoring on runs of one and five yards. Tied his career-high for TDs in a game, set twice previously (vs. both Wake Forest and Virginia in 2005)…Led the team with 35 yards rushing on eight carries, adding two receptions for eight yards at Louisville. Lost the ball on a key fumble on the eight-yard line in the first quarter…In his first game as the backup vs. Houston, rushed 14 times for 46 yards and led the team with four receptions for 27 yards…Had five carries for four yards (one touchdown) and one reception for four yards vs. North Carolina…Did not play against FIU and Duke…Played solely on special teams against Georgia Tech, Virginia and Boston College…Saw playing time as a reserve running back in games against Virginia Tech (four carries, five yards), Maryland (three rushes, 14 yards) and in the bowl game against Nevada (three rushes, 13 yards).

 

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Second-year back who assumed the starting role when Tyrone Moss was injured in the eighth game…Played in all 12 games and started the last four games…Ranked second on the team with 123 carries for 507 yards (4.1-yard average), scoring five touchdowns…Had two games with two touchdowns, and scored in three of the five games in which he was the main ballcarrier…Also caught five passes for 14 yards…Played as a reserve running back the first seven games, also seeing action on special teams…Rushed six times for 29 yards in Game 2 at Clemson…Carried seven times for 31 yards and caught one pass for minus-two yards vs. Colorado…Carried seven times for 36 yards vs. South Florida…Saw considerable action as the No. 2 running back at Temple, carrying 10 times for 27 yards…Rushed four times for nine yards vs. North Carolin…Took over as the primary running back in the second quarter at Virginia Tech when Moss was injured. Rushed 24 times for 97 yards, both career highs. Scored the team’s first touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead for the second score of his career…Made his first collegiate start one week later at Wake Forest and led the team with 90 yards on 17 carries, scoring two TDs. His 32-yard TD run was the longest of his career. Also had a two-yard reception…Started vs. Georgia Tech and led the team with 50 yards on 18 rushes. Also caught one pass for five yards…Started vs. Virginia and led the team for the fourth straight game with 88 yards on 22 carries. Scored two touchdowns for the second time in three games. Also caught two passes for nine yards…Started in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State and rushed eight times for 50 yards, including a career-long 42-yarder.

 

2004 (FRESHMAN): Played in five games…Saw special teams action against Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Clemson…Played running back in the fourth quarter vs. Wake Forest, carrying the ball five times for 16 yards…Also played as a reserve running back vs. Florida in the Peach Bowl, rushing one time for nine yards.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the nation’s most coveted running back prospects…Regarded as one of the finest players to come from South Dade in the last 30 years…As a senior in 2003, rushed for 748 yards and six touchdowns despite missing three games with an injury…Rushed for 348 yards in a single game as a junior (a Dade County record)…Rated the No. 35 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep…Rated the nation’s No. 17 tailback by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Rated the No. 7 prospect on the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 list…Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100…Rated the No. 57 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…Rated the nation’s No. 5 running back prospect by Rivals.com…Rated the No. 19 prospect on the Rivals.com Southeast Elite 88 list…The No. 6 prospect in Florida on Rivals.com’s Top 50 In Florida list…As a junior in 2002, named first-team All-Dade County and second-team All-State when he rushed 202 times for 1,570 yards (7.8 avg.) and 19 touchdowns…Chose Miami over Florida, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Tennessee…Coached by Don Drinkhahn.

 

CHARLIE JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS

 

RUSHING RECEIVING
Year GP/GS Att Yards Avg. TD LG No. Yards Avg. TD LG
2004 5/0 6 25 4.2 1 9 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 12/4 123 507 4.1 5 42 5 14 2.8 0 9
2006 11/3 61 206 3.4 4 16 10 50 5.0 0 13
Totals 28/7 190 713 3.7 10 42 15 64 4.3 0 13

CHARLIE JONES’ CAREER HIGHS
Rushing yards 97 (at Virginia Tech 2005)
Rushing attempts 24 (at Virginia Tech 2005)
Rushing touchdowns 2 (3 games; last vs. Florida A&M 2006)
Long run 42 (vs. Louisiana State 2005)

 

CHARLIE JONES’ 2005 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

RUSHING RECEIVING
Opponent No. Yards TD LG No. Yards TD LG
at Florida State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
at Clemson 6 29 0 13 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Florida 7 31 0 14 1 -2 0 -2
Duke 7 36 0 15 0 0 0 0
at Temple 10 27 0 11 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 4 9 0 6 0 0 0 0
at Virginia Tech 24 97 1 29 0 0 0 0
at Wake Forest 17 90 2 32 1 2 0 2
Georgia Tech 18 50 0 10 1 5 0 5
Virginia 22 88 2 22 2 9 0 9
Louisiana State (bowl) 8 50 0 42 0 0 0 0
Totals 123 507 5 42 5 14 0 9

 

 

CHARLIE JONES’ 2006 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

RUSHING RECEIVING
Opponent No. Yards Avg. TD LG No. Yards Avg. TD LG
Florida State 13 27 2.1 1 12 3 11 3.7 0 7
Florida A&M 11 62 5.6 2 13 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Louisville 8 35 4.4 0 16 2 8 4.0 0 7
Houston 14 46 3.3 0 9 4 27 6.8 0 13
North Carolina 5 4 0.8 1 3 1 4 4.0 0 4
FIU 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Duke 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Georgia Tech 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Virginia Tech 4 5 1.2 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Maryland 3 14 4.7 0 7 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Virginia 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Boston College 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Nevada (bowl game) 3 13 4.3 0 8 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 61 206 3.4 4 16 10 50 5.0 0 13