Veteran fifth-year senior lineman provided depth to offensive line... Five career starts... Graduated from Baylor in August 2011 with degree in sociology.
2011 (Senior): Played in all 13 games as reserve offensive lineman and on special teams...Saw action from scrimmage in five games (Rice, Iowa State, No. 5 Oklahoma, vs. Texas Tech, Texas).
2010 (Junior): Played in seven of 13 games as reserve on offensive line... Saw action from scrimmage in season's first five games (SHSU, Buffalo, at No. 4 TCU, at Rice, Kansas) and ninth and 10th games (at Texas, at No. 19 OSU).
2009 (Sophomore): Played in seven games and made four starts at offensive guard as sophomore in 2009 to earn second letter... Battled injuries (missed three games due to injuries)... Starter at guard in four of season's first five games... Earned season grade of 78 percent from offensive line coaches... Totaled 26 knockdowns in seven games... Saw action from scrimmage in only one of final seven games, missed two due to injuries, two due to coach's decision and played only special teams in two... Starter in season's first two games (at Wake Forest, vs. UConn) and fourth and fifth games (vs. Kent State and at No. 19 Oklahoma)... Missed third game vs. Northwestern State due to foot strain... Missed sixth and seventh games at Iowa State and vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State due to broken hand... Played snaps on line vs. Nebraska in eighth game.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games, earned one start, as redshirt freshman offensive guard in 2008... Earned first letter...Selected to the spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made first collegiate appearance in second game vs. Northwestern State as reserve guard... Saw duty as backup in win over Washington State in third game... Made first career start in fourth game at UConn... Played only special teams in fifth and seventh games vs. No. 1 Oklahoma and at No. 8 Oklahoma State... Did not play at Nebraska... Saw action as reserve lineman in each of season's final four games.
2007 (True Freshman): Elected to take redshirt year as true freshman offensive lineman.
High School: Cedar Hill High School, Cedar Hill, Texas... Ranked 32nd on Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 list, No. 74 on Lone Star Recruiting Texas Top 100, No. 82 on San Antonio Express-News Texas Top 100 and No. 89 on Morning News State 100 produced by Rivals.com ... 2007 Oil Bowl participant... One of three starters from Cedar Hill's 2006 Class 5A Division II state championship team to sign with Baylor... Rated nation's 56th-best offensive guard prospect by Rivals.com, Lone Star Recruiting rated him as state's seventh-best offensive guard/center... 3-star rank from Rivals.com... Houston Chronicle and Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 selection... 2006 Texas Football Texas Top 300 pick also selected one of state's top 25 offensive linemen by publication... Earned second-team 2006 Class 5A All-State honors from Texas Sports Writers Association and first-team Dallas Morning News all-area honoree... PrepStar All-Region team member... Recorded 40 pancake blocks and allowed just one sack in Longhorns' 16-0 2006 campaign... Had 15 scholarship offers from which to choose from, but cast lot with Baylor prior to senior season... Two-year starter along o-line... Helped pave way for Cedar Hill to lead 5A Metroplex schools in rushing and produce 5A rushing leader in quarterback William Cole... Did not play football at youth or middle school level, instead focused on basketball... As freshman last string on B team to start year, but by season's fourth game promoted to A team and following year made junior varsity squad... As junior totaled 60 pancake blocks and yielded one sack as starter for District 8-5A champions... Coached by Joey McGuire at District 8-5A school.
Personal: Son of John and Octavia Jones, John DeMarcus Jones was born on Jan. 17, 1988, in Dallas, Texas... Wants to be head coach after college... Enjoys watching TV, playing video games and surfing Internet... Graduated from Baylor in August 2011 with degree in sociology.