Duke Football BIO
6 Marcus Jones
Career: Received a degree in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke in May, 2009 ... four-year letterwinner ... started at quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker during his four seasons ... ended his career on the defensive side of the ball, recording 79 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception in two seasons as a starting linebacker ... as a quarterback he completed 10-of-21 passes for 88 yards ... he also caught 21 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown as a wide receiver ... Jones also lettered as a member of the 2009 Duke baseball team, playing in 17 games with six starts, batting .269 (7-of-26) with one double, one triple, three runs scored and three RBI.
2008: Scheduled to start at strongside linebacker ... enters his second season as a linebacker ... excellent athlete ... named the Most Improved Special Teams Player following spring practice.
2007: Played in all 12 games with five starts at the strongside linebacker position ... ranked 12th on the team with 32 tackles on the season with 2.5 tackles for loss ... recorded first career interception at Navy to go along with four tackles ... recovered a fumble at Virginia ... posted five solo tackles with one tackle for loss at Florida State ... also had five stops against Virginia Tech ... tallied three or more tackles in seven contests ... on the field for a total of 469 snaps, including 337 on defense and 132 on special teams ... registered five games with over 50 plays ... had a season-high 66 snaps at Florida State.
2006: Played in 11 games, missing only the Wake Forest contest ... started the season-opener at quarterback, and later started the Virginia and Boston College games at wide receiver ... hit on eight-of-14 passing attempts for 82 yards ... registered 10 pass receptions for 84 yards.
2005: Played in all 11 games, with four starts at wide receiver ... starting assignments came versus East Carolina, Virginia Tech, Miami and Clemson ... finished tied for fourth on the team in receiving with 11 catches for 90 yards and one touchdown ... was two-of-seven throwing the football for six yards with one interception while picking up 11 rushing yards on nine attempts ... set season-bests of three receptions and 29 yards against Florida State with a long catch of 17 yards ... logged two-catch efforts versus both VMI and Georgia Tech ... lone touchdown grab of the season covered six yards and came against VMI.
Prior to Duke: Lettered his senior season at Southeast Whitfield under Chip Kell ... lettered two seasons at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., for David Bibee ... rated as the 19th-best dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the 28th-top overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... recipient of the 2005 Male Athlete of the Year Award presented by the Chattanooga Times Free Press ... as a senior, played quarterback, wide receiver, safety, linebacker and punter ... threw for over 1,000 yards while rushing for an additional 500 yards while serving as a team captain ... also caught 40 passes for 550 yards and punted for a 40-yard average ... named to the All-North Georgia Team ... also played baseball and basketball.
Personal: Son of Kathy and Mark Jones ... father played football at Mars Hill College from 1978-81 ... born November 24, 1986.