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 Darius Jones 7
Darius Jones
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marshall, Texas

High School:
Marshall HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
IR

Experience:
4L

03/15/2014

Football Announces Pro Timing Day Coverage

BaylorBears.com to provide live stream for Wednesday's event.

08/24/2013

Football 2013 Season Outlook

Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.

08/23/2013

Football Holds Final Scrimmage of #CampBU

Antwan Goodley posts team-high four catches for 75 yards.

08/10/2013

Football Completes Meet the Bears Scrimmage

The Bears went through a 45-minute scrimmage, prior to Meet the Bears event.

03/28/2013

Football Goes Through Third Spring Scrimmage

Bears wrap pre-Easter work with 95-play scrimmage.

08/31/2013

Baylor Football vs Wofford - 08/31/2013

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09/15/2012

Baylor Football vs. SHSU - 09/15/2012

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09/24/2011

Baylor Football vs. Rice - 09/24/2011

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Four-year letterman, versatile two-way player and special teams standout... Member of senior class that played in four straight bowl games for first time in school history and earned program's first Big 12 Championship and BCS Bowl berth in 2013... Played 48 career games, totaled 644 yards on 31 career kick returns (20.8 average), 20 tackles (13 solo) and one interception (73-yard TD) as defensive back and four receptions for 52 yards as receiver... Also returned one punt for -1 yard... Timed at 4.46 in 40-yard dash, broad jump measured at 10 feet, 7.5 inches... Earned undergraduate degree in general studies in December 2013.

2013 (Senior): Played all 13 games as reserve receiver and on special teams... Totaled four kick returns for 76 yards and one catch for five yards... Also had three tackles on special teams... Made five-yard reception and returned two kicks (including season-long 29-yarder) in season-opening win over Wofford... Returned two kicks for 30 total yards in win over Buffalo in second game... Had single tackles vs. West Virginia, at No. 11 Oklahoma State and at TCU... Played predominantly special teams over final six games (saw action from scrimmage in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF)... Had surgery for foot injury during spring 2013.

2012 (Junior): Played all 13 games on special teams and as backup defensive back as junior... Regular on kick returns, played from scrimmage in seven of 13 games to earn third letter... Totaled 15 tackles (nine solo) and one 73-yard interception for TD defensively on season, also returned 11 kicks (second-most on team) for 254 yards (23.1 average) and one punt (-1 yard)... Made debut on defense in season-opening win over SMU, had no stats... Made two tackles and returned career-first interception 73 yards for touchdown in fourth quarter in win over Sam Houston State in second game... Made season-high six tackles at Texas in sixth game... Totaled two tackles, one kick return (28 yards) and season's only punt return (-1 yard) at Iowa State in seventh game... Seven of 11 kick returns came over final four games (averaged 26.0 yards-per-return)... Made one tackle and returned two kicks for 24 yards in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Had one tackle and season-high three kick returns for 62 yards in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Made season-long kick return of 73 yards, one of two totaling season-high 96 yards, in win over No. 24 Oklahoma State in 12th game... Had two tackles in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA... Moved to cornerback from wide receiver during 2012 spring drills

2011 (Sophomore): Played in nine of 13 games as sophomore (missed final four games due to injury), seeing action at wide reciever and on special teams... Saw action at receiver in six of nine games played... Second on team with 12 kick returns and averaged 20.1 yards per return... Had team season-long 55-yard kickoff return in season-opening win over No. 14 TCU, one of five total returns in game that netted 122 yards... Also had two tackles (one solo) in win over TCU... Recorded one reception on season for 21 yards in win over Rice in third game.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games as redshirt freshman, on special teams and backup receiver to earn first collegiate letter... Saw action at receiver in 10 games, played only special teams in three... Made two catches on season totaling 26 yards, also had four kickoff returns for 73 yards (18.2 average)... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Sam Houston State, did not record stat... First career touch vs. Texas Tech in sixth game, returned kickoff 12 yards... Made first career catch (14 yards) in win at Colorado in seventh game... Had season-high three kick returns for 61 yards (long 22) vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State in 10th game... Had 12-yard reception vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game.

2009 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility.

High School: Top 100 national recruit starred at Marshall (Texas) High School... All-purpose player at MHS under head coach Thedrick Harris (played quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback as senior)... Rated No. 77 recruit nationally on ESPN 150 list by ESPN.com, fifth-ranked "athlete" nationally... National position ranking among "athletes": No. 5 by ESPN.com, No. 30 by Rivals.com and No. 30 by Scout.com... No. 62 recruit in Texas according to Superprep/Scout.com... Ranked No. 62 on Rivals.com's Texas 100, fourth-rated "athlete"... Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 recruit... Named to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal State Top 100 recruiting list... Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 selection... Earned 2008 first-team All-District 13-4A honors as kick returner and second-team honors as quarterback as senior... Named to Longview News-Journal All-East Texas first-team as utility player... Ran for 784 yards and seven touchdowns on 88 carries, threw for 354 yards and two TDs (27-58) and caught 11 passes for 100 yards as senior... Helped Marshall to 7-5 record and DII regional semifinals as junior in 2007... Named 2007 District 12-4A Offensive MVP... Rushed for 632 yards on 100 carries (6.3 average) and five touchdowns and threw for 633 yards and six touchdowns as junior... Earned 2006 second-team All-District 12-4A recognition as sophomore receiver... Ran for 452 yards and two TDs on 37 carries (12.2 average) and caught 19 passes for 437 yards and three touchdowns in 2006... 2009 Class 4A state champion in long jump (23-4 1/2)... Also finished fifth in state 100 meters (10.77).

Personal: Son of Doris Jones... Full name is Leondray Darius Jones... Born Oct. 22, 1990, in Marshall, Texas... Earned undergraduate degree in general studies in December 2013.

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