Official Site of the Boston College Eagles

Football


Q&A: Bryce Jones

Junior DB Bryce Jones

Junior DB Bryce Jones
Aug. 18, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - After starting all 13 games at corner back last season, junior Bryce Jones is looking to continue his success in the 2014 season. The 6 foot-178 pound University Heights, Ohio, native tallied 62 total tackles last season, including 44 solo stops. Jones nabbed two interceptions, and also saw action as a return specialist during the 2013 season. After the Eagles 24-10 win over Wake Forest on Sept. 6, Jones was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his efforts, which included an interception and fumble recovery. Against Florida State, who would go on to win the National Championship, Jones recorded a career-high seven tackles. After two seasons under his belt, No. 17 will step into an upperclassman leadership role which he is confident he will take in stride.

Q: What is working the best on the field right now?
A: I think we are playing together. We're more of a team, it's like a family atmosphere now. Everyone is really getting along and pushing each other to be the best we can be every day.

Q: What do you feel like the team needs to work on most right now?
A: Holding each other more accountable in terms of making plays, our assignments, making sure everyone is doing their job.

Q: What part of your game do you think has improved the most since last season?
A: I think my confidence has improved. I've gotten more confidence in our defense and in my role in it. Being a junior and in the second year of this defense, I think I've gained more confidence in my abilities.

Q: What opponent are you looking forward to facing the most?
A: I would have to say Florida State. Going to Tallahassee, hopefully the game is at night, and the atmosphere will be awesome.

Q: What's your favorite thing about being a defensive back?
A: Being on the island and just knowing that when you have a receiver out there with you, it's just you and that receiver. There's no better feeling.

Q: What does it mean to you to be an BC football player?
A: It means everything. When I was growing up a lot of people told me I wouldn't play Division I football. So just to be here and doing what I'm doing, and having the success that I've had. I really think it's due to working every day and not letting anybody tell you what you can't do. You're in charge of your own future.

Shop Now! at the Official Online Store