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    Demetrius Jones

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, IL

    High School:
    Morgan Park

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 213

    Position:
    Quarterback

    Birthdate:
    01/03/1988


    CAREER: One of three quarterbacks competing for the starting job this fall ... according to Charlie Weis, "made the most plays" of the quarterbacks in the spring ... tremendously athletic and elusive as a runner but still boasts a strong throwing arm ... prep All-American is battling Jimmy Clausen and Evan Sharpley to replace Brady Quinn as Notre Dame's signalcaller.

    2006 (FRESHMAN): Mobile quarterback with a good arm did not see any playing time as a freshman but was tabbed "show team player of the week" on two occasions as he provided the starting defense with a great look playing the role of the opposing team's quarterback.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill. ... one of seven quarterbacks on Parade prep All-America team ... rated 33rd on list of top 100 prep players nationally by USA Today ... rated 39th on list of top 100 players nationally by Chicago Sun-Times ... rated third on list of top 20 players in Midwest on Detroit Free-Press Best in the Midwest team ... Gatorade Player of the Year for 2005 in Illinois ... rated 55th on list of top 100 players in the nation by Dallas Morning News ... rated 105th on list of top 150 players nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com ... MVP of Chicago Prep Bowl after catching game-winning TD pass for Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill., in 14-13 overtime win over Brother Rice ... threw 23-yard TD pass on final play of game to beat Simeon 18-14 ... selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl prep all-star game ... only quarterback on 25-member 2005 Illinois large-school (5A, 6A, 7A, 8A) all-state team by Chicago Sun-Times ... rated top senior player in Illinois by Chicago Tribune ... second-team all-state quarterback by Chicago Tribune ... 12-2 season mark helped earn him mention on Illinois all-state team for `05 by Champaign News-Gazette... threw for 2,000 yards and 25 TDs as senior in '05 ... listed 99th on '05 preseason list of top players in the country (and 14th among quarterbacks) by The Sporting News ... one of 50 players overall and seven quarterbacks on '05 preseason prep All-America team by Street & Smith's ... one of 10 quarterbacks on '05 preseason top 100 list by Lindy's ... one of nine quarterbacks on '05 national preseason top 100 by CBS SportsLine.com ... Chicago Tribune honorable mention all-state selection as junior ... threw for 2,300 yards and 21 TDs with only three interceptions as junior in '04 when he helped Morgan Park to state playoff semifinal ... rushed for another 1,000 yards and 16 TDs on the ground ... from same high school as `05 senior Irish linebacker and current New England Patriot Corey Mays ... born Jan. 3, 1988 ... high school coach was Lexie Spurlock ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.

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