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#45 Deion Jones
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 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: 08/03/2014

Hard-hitting linebacker who will challenge for a starting role in 2014 ... Has made a name for himself in his first two seasons with devastating tackles on kickoff coverage ... Earned the Toby Caston Performance Award for his hard work during spring drills in 2014 ... Has the perfect body-type for a linebacker in the Chavis defense –tall and rangy with toughness and good speed ... Played in 26 games with no starts and accumulated 38 tackles in his career.

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: 3, five times (Last: vs. Iowa, 2013; First: at Texas A&M, 2012)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, four times (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2013; 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

Totals

26-0
14
24
38
4.0-18
0-0

0

4

0-0

0

1-0
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