Junior DB Jones is ready to step into a leadership position
A look ahead, featuring each Boston College opponent in 2014
Senior running back a first-team choice on five official All-America teams; Freese earns FWAA All-America second-team recognition
Senior running back also collects distinction from SI.com and CBS Sports.com
Senior RB rushed for 263 yards to become the 16th player in NCAA history to top 2,000 in a single season
USATSI gallery - 9/5/14
Andre Williams runs for 149 yards and Chase Rettig throws four touchdown passes in 48-34 loss.
The Eagles earned an ACC victory with a 24-10 home win over the Demon Deacons.
JONES'S CAREER HIGHS
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games at corner back; also saw action as a return specialist ... tallied 62 total tackles, including 44 solo stops, 4.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... returned two punts for one yard and one kickoff for 20 yards ... earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honor after a stellar effort in the team's 24-10 home win over Wake Forest (Sept. 6); recovered a quarterback fumble on the Demon Deacons 22-yardline that set up a Chase Rettig-to-Spiffy Evans touchdown pass on the ensuing play that lifted the Eagles to a 17-7 lead in the second quarter, then recorded his second interception in as many games late in the second quarter ... recorded a career-high seven tackles against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... totaled four tackles against Army (Oct. 5) ... charted five tackles and recovered a fumble at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... tallied six tackles in each of the team's last two regular season games at Maryland (Nov. 23) and Syracuse (Nov. 30) ... recorded his first career interception in the team's season-opening win over the Wildcats (Aug. 31).
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games ... contested 278 plays on the season between defense and special teams ... recorded 15 tackles, 10 solo, on the year ... returned four kickoffs for 96 yards (24.0-yard average) ... made four solo tackles at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... tallied three solo stops against Maine (Sept. 8) ... registered a season-long 45-yard kick return at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... posted two tackles and brought back two kicks for 32 yards at NC State (Nov. 24).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Lake Erie League and team Most Valuable Player honors as a senior defensive back and quarterback in 2011 ... recorded 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air and registered 350 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground during his senior season; tallied 27 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions on defense ... also served as the team's punter ... helped lead the Tigers to a 9-1 season in 2011 with an undefeated 9-0 regular season, winning the Lake Erie League title and the first playoff appearance in the school's history ... tallied 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air, registered 300 yards rushing and tallied five receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns as a junior quarterback and wide receiver in 2010 ... played for head coach Jeff Rotsky ... also an accomplished track and field performer for the Tigers ... 2012 State Indoor Champion in the long jump ... was the 2012 Lake Erie League Champion in the 110 and 300 hurdles, and the long jump earning All-League Honors and league MVP...was also All-Ohio in the 110 hurdles and the long jump...Team MVP and set the school record in the 110 hurdles and long jump.
PERSONAL: Bryce D'Lanie Jones ... enrolled as a marketing major in the Carroll School of Management ... is the recipient of The Margaret Hanrahan Ambrose Scholarship Fund ... Bryce, his two older brothers, Chaz and Aric, and younger sister, Dia, are the children of Karen and Albert Jones; Chaz played running back at Virginia Military Institute.