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#45 Deion Jones
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Jesuit HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 11/04/1994
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Deion Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/30/2016

2016 NFL Draft: 2nd Round (52nd overall) by Atlanta Falcons
2015 Permanent LSU Team Captain 
2015 Butkus Award Finalist

CAREER
Made the most of his one year as a starter for the Tigers in 2015, leading LSU in tackles with 100 … Thrived on special teams for first three years at LSU before flourishing as a senior at outside linebacker … Capped career with 165 tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss, and 5.0 sacks … Played in 51 games with 12 starts, 11 of which came during his senior season … Earned recognition as a permanent team captain (1 of 4) for the 2015 season in a post-season vote by the team … Also named LSU’s defensive MVP for 2015, along with defensive back Jamal Adams … Hard-hitting linebacker with tremendous speed.

SENIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games with 11 starts … Named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which is given annually to the top linebacker in college football … Missed only start of season against Syracuse as he had to serve a half-game suspension due to being flagged for targeting a week earlier vs. Auburn … Led Tigers with 100 tackles and first on team with 13.5 tackles for loss …Added 5.0 sacks, six QB hurries and a pair of interceptions … Returned an interception 26 yards for a down in win over Eastern Michigan … Had double-figure tackles in six of LSU’s 12 games, including career-best 14 against Ole Miss … Opened season with 12 tackles in road win over Mississippi State .. Had 10 tackles in win over Florida followed by nine against Alabama … Closed regular season with double-digit tackles against Ole Miss (14) and Texas A&M (11) … Had eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack in Texas Bowl win over Texas Tech … Sacks came against Florida, Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas Tech and had half-sacks against Auburn and Texas A&M.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Took snaps in all 13 games and started 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 at Florida … 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 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 and 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 … Added two tackles and recovered fumble on punt coverage against Ole Miss which resulted in field goal … 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.

JONES’ CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 14 at Ole Miss, 2015
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Florida, 2015
Sacks: 1.0 four times (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Florida, 2015)

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 12-11
57
43 100
13.5-56
5.0-37
3 6 2-26 1
0-0
Totals
51-12
80
85
165
21.0-81
5.0-37
4
11
2-26
1
2-0