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#3 Chad Jones
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Southern Lab HS
Born: 10/05/1988
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Chad Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/09/2010

2009 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2009 Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 27, 2009
SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Miss. State - Sept. 28, 2009
 
CAREER

Played in 40 games, starting 19 times, including all 13 games in 2009 ... Opted to forgo his senior season at LSU to enter the NFL Draft ... Standout in both football and baseball at LSU, winning national titles in both sports (2007 in football, 2009 in baseball) ... A former 13th-round draft pick by the Houston Astros in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft ... Also selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft seven weeks after being taken in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New York Giants ... Emerged as a key relief pitcher for the baseball team while also seeing time in the outfield ... Joined Jared Mitchell as the only two players in college history to claim a BCS national title and a baseball national title ... The two also became the second and third athletes in school history to win a national title in multiple sports, joining Bennie Brazell, who won team titles in football and track and field during his career with the Tigers ... Brother Rahim Alem was also a member of the LSU football team and the two played together for the Tigers for three years.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
LSU's starter at free safety in all 13 games in 2009 ... Served as LSU's punt returner when backed up against its own endzone ... Fifth on team in tackles with 74 ... Led team with three interceptions, including two against Louisiana-Lafayette in Week 3 ... Other interception came against Arkansas that halted a first quarter drive deep in LSU territory ... Broke up a total of six passes ... Had eight tackles, one forced fumble, one PBU, a blocked kick and a tackle for a 3-yard loss in what was his final game in an LSU uniform against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl .. Had season-best 12 tackles against Florida ... Was named National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his outstanding performance at Mississippi State ... Recorded eight tackles against Mississippi State and batted down a pass in the endzone to help preserve LSU's victory with just over one minute left in the game ... Returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown against Mississippi State to give LSU the go-ahead points - the second-longest punt return in LSU history ... Tallied two interceptions, four tackles and one pass breakup against Louisiana-Lafayette, marking the first time a Tiger had a multiple-interception game since Chris Hawkins had two interceptions at Auburn in 2008.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in all 13 games, starting six times, including bowl win over Georgia Tech ... Other starts came against Appalachian State, North Texas, Florida, Troy and Arkansas ... Saw majority of his action as a nickel back in LSU's sub-packages ... Finished with 50 total tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception ... Had six pass breakups and five quarterback hurries ... Forced a pair of fumbles ... Returned a total of eight punts for 95 yards, including a long of 24 yards against Mississippi State ... Had a 19-yard punt return vs. Alabama ... Had arguably best all-around game of his career vs. Troy with nine tackles, two quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and an interception in comeback win over the Trojans ... Capped season with strong performance vs. Georgia Tech, recording four tackles and one pass breakup as Tiger defense shutdown the Yellow Jackets triple-option attack ... Had seven tackles in win over North Texas ... Added six stops, including 1.5 tackles for losses, vs. Ole Miss ... Forced fumbles came vs. Alabama and Ole Miss.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
A true freshman who made his presence felt in all 14 of the Tigers' games ... Finished with 34 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, a pick, a forced fumble and three pass breakups ... Registered a season-high six tackles, including one for a loss of seven yards, versus Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game ... Was impressive in the win over Alabama, recording four tackles, a pair of sacks and a forced fumble ... His second sack against the Tide resulted in the fumble that set up the game-winning score with just over a minute left in the contest ... Against Florida, knocked down the game-saving pass in the end zone as time expired ... Recorded five tackles versus Arkansas ... Grabbed his first career interception against Kentucky with an incredible leaping play ... Also made his mark on LSU's special teams units where he made a team-leading 23 tackles in that capacity ... Displayed his versatility as a punt returner and kick returner ... Averaged 6.6 yards on 17 returns on punts and averaged 22.5 yards on four returns on kickoffs.

LSU BASEBALL TEAM (2009)
Standout left-handed relief pitcher and part time outfielder who was a vital part of the Tigers' 2009 national championship ... Maintained a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings pitched while walking three and striking out seven ... Played in 27 games with eight starts in the outfield ... Did not see action on the mound until late in the season following spring football practice ... Tossed three innings and did not allow a run or a hit in three appearances at the College World Series ... Came on in relief of starter Anthony Ranaudo in the deciding Game 3 of the CWS Championship Series against Texas and was brilliant ... Did not allow a run in 1.2 innings of work while walking none and striking out two ... Was the first out of the pen in Game 1 of the CWS Championship Series and worked a perfect frame ... Made his CWS debut in the opening game against Virginia, retiring one batter and walking another ... Made his collegiate debut on the mound on April 26 versus Auburn, just three days after throwing his first bullpen session since high school ... Recorded two strikeouts with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to help LSU post a 7-6 win over the Plainsmen ... Fired a scoreless seventh inning at Arkansas on May 3 to preserve a one-run lead and an eventual 4-3 LSU win ... Prior to spring football practice, played in the outfield and batted .343 (12-for-35) with a homer, six RBI and eight runs scored ... Displayed his power in batting practice at the CWS as he launched a homer over 450 feet completely out of the stadium to right centerfield.

HIGH SCHOOL
Highly-touted, two-sport athlete who was considered the top safety prospect in America ... Ranked the No. 1 safety in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com and rated the 18th and 11th overall prospects in the nation by the recruiting services, respectively ... A consensus, five-star All-American by every recruiting publication ... One of four defensive backs in the country to be named to the prestigious Parade All-America Team ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Began his career at St. Augustine in New Orleans before evacuating to Southern Lab in Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina ... Led the Kittens to a state semifinal berth as a senior ... Tallied 138 tackles and 12 interceptions while rushing for 464 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Returned six of his 12 picks for scores ... Played in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Had 81 tackles, 11 pass breakups and four interceptions as a junior ... Considered one of the elite baseball prospects in the state as a left-handed pitcher or outfielder ... Coached by Michael Roach.

PERSONAL
Full name is Chad D'Orsey Jones ... Born Oct. 5, 1988, in New Orleans ... Parents are Al and Patti Jones ... His dad played football for Tulane, serving as a team captain for the Green Wave in 1978 ... Undecided on a major.

Jones' Career Highs
Total tackles: 12 vs. Florida, 2009
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Alabama, 2007
Sacks: 2 vs. Alabama, 2007
Interceptions: 2 vs. UL-Lafayette, 2009

JONES’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

 

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

INT

PBU

QBH

FF

FR
2007
14-0
26
8
34
3.0-32
2.0-25
1-0
4
1
1
0
2008

13-6

22

28

50

2.0-3

0-0

1-10

6

5

2

0

2009

13-13

37

37

74

2.5-10

0-0

3-71

6

0

1

0

Totals

40-19
85
73
158
7.5-45
2.0-25
5-81
16
6
4
0

JONES' CAREER KICKOFF RETURN AND PUNT RETURN STATS

 

 

 
KICKOFF RETURNS
PUNT RETURNS
Year
No.
Yds.
Avg.
TD
LG
No.
Yds.
Avg.
TD
LG
2007
4
90
22.5
0
33
17
112
6.6
0
16
2008

2

25

12.5

0

17

8

95

11.9

0

24

2009

1

5

5.0

0

5

6

129

21.5

1

93

TOTALS
7
120
17.1
0
33
31
336
10.8
1
93

 

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