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Rashaun Jones

position

Defensive Back

Height

6-1

Weight

196 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Lake City, Fla.

High School

Columbia High School- South

CAREER: Tall and athletic reserve defensive back who has proven to be a superior special teams player…Can also return punts…Will compete for more playing time as a junior in 2006…Has seen action in 12 games over two seasons…Has proven to be a big-play contributor on special teams, with two recoveries on blocked punts (one for a touchdown)…Has the size to be a fine cornerback, along with good hands and speed…Liberal arts major.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Special teams player who saw limited reserve duty on defense…Also returned two punts…Played in eight games, making one tackle on defense and returning two punts for minus-two yards…Did not play in the first four games, then saw action in all of the final eight games, mostly on special teams…Played defensive back in four games (Duke, Temple, North Carolina, Wake Forest)…Returned one punt for 11 yards vs. Duke and then lost 13 yards on a punt return at Wake Forest.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Was expected to redshirt until he was needed on special teams for the final four games of the regular season…Tallied one tackle in four games, playing on the kickoff and punt coverage units…Scored a touchdown against Wake Forest, recovering Sinorice Moss’ blocked punt in the end zone…Against Virginia Tech, recovered an Anthony Reddick blocked punt that led to a touchdown…Did not play in the Peach Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL: Columbia…Considered one of the top cornerback recruits in the nation…Rated the No. 46 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep…Rated the nation’s No. 30 cornerback by Rivals.com…Member of the Florida Times-Union Super 24…As a senior in 2003, had 60 tackles and a school-record eight interceptions, with 19 passes broken up…Also had three blocked punts, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…As a receiver on offense, also made 21 catches for 390 yards…As a junior in 2002, made 96 tackles and six interceptions, and caught 12 passes for 346 yards (28.8 avg.) and four touchdowns…As a sophomore, intercepted three passes in his first season on the varsity team…Chose Miami over North Carolina State, Clemson, South Florida, North Carolina, Florida, Syracuse and Tennessee…Coached by Danny Green.

RASHAUN JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS

    TACKLES FUMBLES
Year GP/GS TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2004 4/0 1 0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2005 8/0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals 12/0 2 1 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

Additional statistics: 2 punt returns for minus-2 yards (11 long) in 2005>