Duke Football BIO
34 Jonathan Jones
CAREER: Lettered four (2011-12-13-14) seasons … played in 49 career games with seven starting assignments, including a personal-high five as a senior in 2014 … finished career with 70 tackles, 9.5 tackles for lost yardage (-41 yards) and 6.5 sacks (-37 yards) … credited with seven quarterback hurries, three fumble recoveries and one pass breakup … totaled 20 career games with two or more tackles, including a career-high five stops against Georgia Tech in 2012 ... booked a career-high 1.5 sacks against Memphis (2012) … transitioned from linebacker to the defensive front during spring drills in 2012 ... on the field for 1,161 career snaps.
2014: Played in all 13 games and started a career-high five contests, against Tulane, Miami, Georgia Tech, Virginia and Pittsburgh … recorded 21 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, a single-season high three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery ... of year’s 21 tackles, 18 came on rushing plays … turned in six games with two or more tackles with a year-best four stops in Duke’s 31-25 win at No. 22 Georgia Tech, helping Duke recorded a road win against a ranked opponent in consecutive years for the first time since 1970-71 … year’s lone tackle for lost yardage came on a seven-yard sack of Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart in the fourth quarter ... on the field for 444 snaps.
2012: Played in all 13 games with two starting assignments ... starts came against Florida State and Clemson ... totaled 29 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two QB pressures ... had a season-high five tackles at Georgia Tech ... posted two or more tackles in nine games ... sacks came versus Memphis (1.5) and Miami ... fumble recovery in the fourth quarter at Wake Forest led to Duke’s game-winning TD by Anthony Boone in the 34-27 triumph over the Demon Deacons ... other fumble recovery came against Clemson ... on the field for 327 total snaps.
2011: Played in 11 games, exclusively on special teams ... did not see action in the season-opener versus Richmond ... credited with three tackles ... on the field for 122 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Westlake under coach Dominic Zaccarelli ... helped Westlake to a three-year record of 28-9 with three state playoff appearances including the 2008 state championship (3A) ... as a senior, recorded 10 quarterback sacks en route to earning all-state accolades ... all-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep as a senior.PERSONAL: Changed last name from Woodruff to Jones in the spring of 2014 ... son of Sharlene Woodruff ... cousin, Donta Jones, lettered four seasons at Nebraska (1991-92-93-94), earned All-Big Eight honors as an outside linebacker (1994), was a starter on the Huskers’ 1994 national championship team, was a fourth round selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1995 NFL Draft and was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame (2007) ... born June 19, 1993 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in religion.