Jonathan

Giles

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Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Elkins HS
Other College: Texas Tech
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: Transfer

Bio

Joined the Tigers after two seasons at Texas Tech ... One of the top wide receivers in the nation ... Sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules ... Will practice with the team in 2017 and have two years of eligibility remaining.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016 at Texas Tech)
Transformed into not only Texas Tech's leading receiver as a sophomore but one of the best wide outs in the country ... Appeared in all 12 games, including seven starts ... Led the Red Raiders with 1,158 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on 69 catches ... Marked the most receiving yards by a Red Raider since Jace Amaro in 2013 ... His 13 touchdowns were the most by a Red Raider since Darrin Moore recorded the same total in 2012 ... Also led the team with 1,158 all-purpose yards ... Averaged 96.5 yards per game through the air ... Led the team with 14 or more plays that went over 25 yards ... Ranked among the top 50 players in five different statistical categories ... Was 14th nationally in receiving touchdowns, 18th in receiving yards per game, 24th in receiving yards and 37th in receptions per game (5.8) ... Ended the year 50th in yards per reception (16.8) and 57th for total touchdowns (13) ... Ranked ninth all-time for single-season receiving yards ... His 13 touchdowns, meanwhile, were tied for the fourth-most in program history ... Gave Red Raider fans a glimpse of what was to come with four receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in season opener against Stephen F. Austin ... Had a then career-high nine catches for 71 yards and a touchdown the following week at Arizona State ... Hauled in a career-high three touchdowns against Louisiana Tech as part of six catches for 186 yards, another career high ... Marked the first time a Red Raider had recorded three touchdown receptions since Bradley Marquez did so against No. 5 Baylor in 2014 ... Was the first Red Raider to post 150 receiving yards since Jakeem Grant had 178 yards versus No. 12 Oklahoma State in 2015 ... Big day against the Bulldogs included a 64-yard touchdown strike that was his longest of his career ... Had an even bigger performance in Big 12 opener against Kansas ... Recorded career highs with 12 catches for 219 yards against the Jayhawks ... Marked first time a Red Raider went for more than 200 receiving yards since Darrin Moore against Texas State in 2011 ... Was the first time a Red Raider posted 200 receiving yards in a Big 12 contests since Michael Crabtree and Danny Amendola both did so against Oklahoma State in 2007 ... His 12 catches against the Jayhawks was tied for the second-highest single game total in the Big 12 ... Performance was also one of four games with at least two touchdowns ... Totaled four receptions for 49 yards at Kansas State ... Put together another 100-yard outing against West Virginia with eight catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns ... Followed with 10 catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns the next week versus Oklahoma ... Played a significant part in a Red Raider offense that set a new school record with 854 yards of total offense ... Posted two catches for 10 yards at TCU before adding five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown against Texas ... Nearly eclipsed the 100-yard mark again at Oklahoma State after finishing with five receptions for 94 yards ... Ended the season with four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against Baylor ... Gave the Red Raiders a 41-14 lead in the second quarter off a 62-yard bomb ... Earned second team All-Big 12 honors by the conference coaches, ESPN and the Associated Press ... Was added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list midway through the season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015 at Texas Tech)
One of three Red Raider true freshmen receivers to see action during season ... Caught 15 passes for 143 yards (9.5 yards per catch) and three touchdowns on year ... Caught two passes for 12 yards in collegiate debut against Sam Houston State ... Set a season high with three receptions against TCU ... Totaled 12 yards on those three catches, matching his previous high from earlier in the year ... Posted three receptions for career-high 38 yards against Baylor ... Recorded first career touchdown reception off a 13-yard pass from Davis Webb in the fourth quarter ... Caught a pair of touchdown passes in victory over Iowa State ... Multi-touchdown performance was part of a five catch, 59 yard day ... Did not make his way into the receiving stats against Oklahoma State but did find the endzone on a crucial two-point conversion in the fourth quarter ... Snagged two passes for 22 yards in the win at Texas.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Fort Bend Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas ... Three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports ... Two-time District 23-5A MVP ... Finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year ... Academic All-American ... Threw for 2,196 yards (174-of-266) and 17 touchdowns as a quarterback in 2014 ... Rushed for 758 yards on 113 carries and scored 15 touchdowns that season as well.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 4, 1996 ... Majoring in sport administration.

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