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#45 Deion Jones
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Jesuit HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 11/04/1994
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Deion Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/17/2015

Hard-hitting linebacker with tremendous speed ... Poised to step into the starting spot at Will linebacker … Has made a name for himself in his first three seasons with devastating tackles on kickoff coverage … Earned the Toby Caston Performance Award for the second straight year in spring drills … Played in 39 games with one start and accumulated 65 tackles in his career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Took snaps in all 13 games and earned the starting nod at Will linebacker in place of Kwon Alexander versus Louisiana-Monroe … Tallied 27 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for a loss ... Chipped in two tackles and a quarterback hurry versus No. 14 Wisconsin, and his QB hurry came on Wisconsin’s final offensive play on 3rd-and-12 which led to an incompletion late in fourth quarter ... Collected a career-high five tackles against Sam Houston State ... Registered his first full tackle for loss in win over Florida in Gainesville … Secured three tackles, a half-stop for loss and a pass breakup at Arkansas ... Also a valuable contributor on special teams coverage units where he has picked up eight of his 27 tackles ... His eight special teams tackles ranked third on the team.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts … Continued to make his mark as a hard-hitting player on kickoff coverage … Tallied 15 tackles … Recorded one tackle for a loss against Texas A&M … Tied his career high with three tackles against Kent State, Auburn and Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Had two tackles in wins over UAB and Furman.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Saw action in 13 games with no starts ... Made an impact on kickoff coverage with hard-hitting tackles and devastating hits … Finished year with 23 tackles, most of which came on special teams … Had 3.0 tackles for 12 yards in losses and recovered a fumble … Added three quarterback hurries … Recovered fumble on punt coverage against Ole Miss that gave LSU the ball at the Rebel 18-yard line (resulted in field goal) … Added a pair of tackles vs. the Rebels … Had three tackles in wins over Arkansas and Texas A&M … Added a tackle for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter vs. the Aggies … Had two tackles in eight games, including Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson … Opened LSU career with pair of tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss in win over North Texas in the season-opener … Had a tackle for a 1-yard loss in win over Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL
A top linebacker prospect from New Orleans … Displayed tremendous awareness and an ability to make tackles from sideline to sideline … Led Jesuit to one of the best seasons in school history as a senior, finishing 12-1 and reaching the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs … Named LSWA Class 5A Outstanding Defensive Player and first-team All-State in 2011 after posting 179 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries … A member of the ESPN All-Louisiana Football Team … Ranked No. 129 in the 2012 Final Southeast Top 150 … Named the New Orleans 5A Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2012 Blue Chip list … Listed on the 2011 Jackson Clarion Herald Elite Football Team … Earned the New Orleans Times-Picayune Metro Defensive Player of the Year award … Rated as Louisiana’s No. 4 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 8 by 247sports.com, and No. 14 in the state by Rivals.com … ESPN.com rates him as the nation’s No. 24 outside linebacker while Rivals.com rates him at No. 31 … Coached by Wayde Keiser.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 4, 1994 in New Orleans, La. … Parents are Cal and Tahonas Jones … Nicknamed “Debo” … Has a sister, Cassidy … Majoring in sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 5, Sam Houston State, 2014
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 6x (Last: vs. Notre Dame, 2014; First: vs. North Texas, 2012)

JONES' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2012
13-0
8
15
23
3.0-12
0-0
0
3
0-0
0
1-0
2013 13-0
6
9 15
1.0-6
0-0
0 1 0-0 0
0-0
2014 13-1
9
18 27
3.5-7
0-0
1 1 0-0 0
1-0
2015  
 
   
 
 
       
 
Totals
39-1
23
42
65
7.5-25
0-0
1
5
0-0
0
2-0
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