Duke Football BIO
49 Kevin Jones
2009: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 12 games with 11 starting assignments ... punted 54 times for 2,120 yards and ranked ninth in the ACC in average at 39.26 yards per kick ... had 14 kicks downed inside the opponents’ 20 yardline against five touchbacks ... top day was a three-punt, 145-yard (48.3) outing against N.C. Central ... also handled the holding chores on Duke’s placement kicks.
2008: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 12 games ... ranked second in the ACC and 47th nationally with a 40.83 yards per punt average ... finished the year with 71 punts for 2,899 yards, including 27 punts downed inside the 20-yard line against just six touchbacks ... averaged over 40 yards per punt in six of the 12 games ... key to Duke’s victory at Vanderbilt with six of seven punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including all three fourth quarter punts inside the 15-yard line ... averaged 53.5 yards per punt with a season-long boot of 68 yards against James Madison ... the 2,899 punting yards rank as the seventh-highest single-season total in Duke history.
2007: Honorable Mention Freshman All-America choice by Sporting News ... started all 12 games ... averaged 38.28 yards per punt with 75 boots for 2,871 yards on the year ... placed 15 kicks inside the 20-yard line with just two touchbacks ... top game came at Northwestern with a 45.5 average on four punts including two downed inside the 20-yard line and a season-long kick of 64 yards ... the 2,871 punting yards rank as the eighth-highest single-season total in Duke history ... completed a 15-yard pass at Florida State to convert a fourth down.
2006: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at James Bowie High School under coach Jeff Ables ... listed as the fourth-top punter in the nation by Scout.com ... named first team all-district in 2005 after averaging 39.1 yards per punt with 11 kicks downed inside the opponents’ 20 yard line ... as a junior, booted nine-of-11 field goals and averaged 39.3 yards per punt to receive first team all-district honors ... helped squad to state playoff appearance during junior season ... three-time academic all-district selection.
Personal: Son of Jerry and Julie Jones ... born September 7, 1987 ... during Spring Break in 2008, traveled to New Orleans on a trip sponsored by the Duke Community Service Center, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina ... graduated from Duke in 2010 after double-majoring in Sociology and Psychology ... enrolled in Duke graduate school for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.