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#49 Melvin Jones
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Lake Charles, La.
High School: Washington-Marion HS
Born: 09/28/1994
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Melvin Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 03/17/2014

Gifted athlete who can play on either side of the football … Played quarterback and linebacker in high school … Goes into 2014 taking snaps at both fullback and tailback … Has rare combination of size and explosive speed … Likely LSU’s fullback of the future with his ability to deliver devastating blocks, while also give the Tigers a running and receiving threat at the position … Saw action in nine games as a true freshman … Dad played football at Texas A&M for two years before finishing career at McNeese State, where he set an NCAA FCS record for consecutive games with a punt return for a touchdown (3). 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in nine games with no starts as a true freshman in 2013 … Saw action as a backup fullback as well as special teams … Caught one pass for a 7-yard touchdown in win over Furman.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the 4A All-State Team as a junior and senior … Earned a four-star rating from 247sports.com and Scout.com … Earned a three-star rating from Rivals.com and ESPN.com … Listed as a Top 300 All-American and the No. 10 inside linebacker by PrepStar … 247sports ranked him as the No. 171 recruit in the nation … Rated No. 176 in the nation and the eighth-best linebacker prospect by Scout … Recorded 78 tackles and an interception as a junior and followed that with 125 tackles as a senior … Also played quarterback in high school … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by Freddie Harrison.

PERSONAL
Parents are Vicki and Troy Jones … Born Sept. 28, 1994 in Lake Charles … Dad signed as a running back with Texas A&M out of high school and spent two years with the Aggies before finishing his career at McNeese State where he led the Cowboys in punt return and kickoff returns in 1988 and 1989 … His dad returned three punts for touchdowns – all coming in consecutive games - for McNeese during the 1989 season … The three consecutive games with punt returns for a TD stands as a NCAA FCS Record.

JONES' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
Long
2013 9-0 0 0 0 -
2014          
Totals
9-0
0
0
0
-

 JONES' CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
Long
2013 9-0 1 7 1 7 (TD)
2014          
Totals
9-0
1
7
1
7 (TD)
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