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    TJ Jones

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Roswell, GA

    High School:
    Gainesville

    Height / Weight:
    5-11½ / 195

    Position:
    Wide Receiver


    11/30/2013

    No. 25 Irish Fall at No. 8 Stanford, 27-20

    Notre Dame rallies to within one score before committing turnovers on final two drives.

    11/21/2013

    A Prince for His Family

    Senior linebacker Prince Shembo has triumphed over family tragedy.

    11/21/2013

    A Prince for His Family

    Senior linebacker Prince Shembo has triumphed over family tragedy.

    11/19/2013

    Irish Welcome BYU for Season's Final Home Game

    Senior class - which has more wins (35) than any class since 1995 - will be honored.

    11/10/2013

    Pitt Outlasts No. 24 Irish, 28-21

    Notre Dame piles up 456 yards of offense, but cannot overcome -3 turnover margin in road defeat.

    06/27/2012

    FB: T.J. Jones Feature

    Irish wide receiver T.J. Jones is featured in a Fighting Irish Digital Media Student Production.

    04/11/2012

    FB: Practice Update April 11

    UND.com's practice report takes a close look at the outside wide receivers, coached by Mike Denbrock, in today's spring practice update.

    12/28/2011

    FB: Dec. 27 Champs Bowl Update

    A practice update from the Irish as the Champs Bowl with FSU nears on Dec. 29.

    12/12/2011

    FB: Award Show Highlight Video

    Watch the season highlight video shown at the 2011 Football Awards Show.

    11/20/2011

    FB: BC Highlights

    Watch highlights from the win over BC.

    11/30/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    10/05/2013

    Notre Dame vs. #22/24 Arizona State (USATSI)

    Three Rees TD passes, two late interceptions help Irish go to 5-0 in Shamrock Series.

    09/28/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

    George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.

    09/21/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

    The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.

    09/14/2013

    Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

    Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.

    TJ JONES' HONORS & AWARDS

    Biletnikoff Watch List (2013, 2012, 2011)

    TJ Jones career highs

    Points scored: 6, 10 times

    Touchdowns: 1, 10 times

    Rush attempts: 1, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

    Rush yards: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1 carry)

    Long rush: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

    Receptions: 7, vs. Alabama, Jan. 7, 2012

    Receiving yards: 97, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 (6 receptions)

    Receiving TDs: 1, 10 times

    Long reception: 53, Michigan, Sept. 11, 2010

    Total offense attempts: 1, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1 rush, 0 pass)

    Total offense yards: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (8 rush, 0 pass)

    All-purpose yards: 97, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012

    Tackles: 1, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 (1-0)

    JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 ... caught 50 passes for 649 yards, scoring four touchdowns ... tied for team-high honors in receptions and receiving touchdowns (both with Tyler Eifert) and ranked second in receiving yards ... had two receptions for 24 yards against Navy (Sept. 1) ... grabbed three passes for 20 yards and one touchdown against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... also made one rush during the game ... made four catches to gain 59 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 15), ... also had four receptions against Miami (Oct. 6) and Stanford (Oct. 13) for 45 yards and 52 yards respectively ... scored a touchdown against Stanford ... had five grabs for 55 yards at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... collected five receptions for 53 yards against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... was responsible for crucial touchdown to rally the team ... had three receptions for 39 yards against Boston College (Nov. 10) ... caught six passes for career-high 97 yards and scored a touchdown against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... recorded three receptions for 40 yards against USC (Nov. 24) ... established career high with seven receptions for 90 yards vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in every game, starting 12 games (did not start vs. Air Force) ... set personal season highs in receptions (38) and yards (366) ... also caught three TD passes ... caught a pass in every game and notched three or more catches in eight games ... had season bests in catches (six) and yards (58) in season opener vs. South Florida ... caught TD passes vs. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue ... caught 15-yard TD pass at Michigan to give Irish 24-7 lead in third quarter ... helped extend Notre Dame lead to 28-10 over Michigan State when he caught 26-yard pass from Tommy Rees in third quarter vs. Spartans ... scored TD on 11-yard pass from Rees at Purdue in the third quarter, giving Notre Dame a 28-3 lead over Boilermakers.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in 12 games in 2010 (missed the Utah game with an injury) and started seven contests ... made his Irish debut against Purdue ... started against the Boilermakers, Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa and Miami (Fla.) ... recorded 23 season receptions for 306 yards and three touchdowns ... registered four catches of 20 yards or more ... 14 of 23 receptions resulted in a TD or first down ... three of six catches on third-down plays resulted in a TD or first down ... first freshman wideout in school history to catch TD passes in each of his first two career games ... became the second freshman wideout in Notre Dame history to register a touchdown in the Irish season opener ... recorded a five-yard touchdown reception against Purdue ... finished the game with the Boilermakers with three receptions for 41 yards ... collected three passes for a season-best 73 against Michigan ... hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist against the Wolverines ... hooked up with Crist for 37 yards to help set up a Notre Dame field goal in the second quarter against Pittsburgh ... the 37-yard grab was the second longest of Jones' brief career ... recorded one reception for 21 yards against Stanford ... registered a 16-yard touchdown reception against Navy ... added 53 yards receiving versus the Midshipmen ... registered 31 yards on five receptions against Tulsa ... collected a 19-yard catch in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) ... totaled 531 snaps on offense, the second most of any Irish wide receiver.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected as SuperPrep All-American and 13th-best wide receiver nationally ... named MaxPreps.com second-team All-American as senior in 2009 ... finished with 76 receptions for 1,399 yards and 18 touchdowns as senior at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. ... also scored TDs via rushing, passing and fumble return in 2009 ... listed as 35th best player nationally on Sporting News Top 100 ... ranked 40th-best player nationally by SI.com/TAKKLE ... listed 68th-best player and 10th-best wide receiver in ESPNU 150 ... ranked by Scout.com as 138th-best prospect in 2009 ... Rivals.com ranked him 141st-best player in 2009 ... rated on the Offense-Defense 250 list ... member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 team ... selected in 2009 preseason to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Super 11 squad ... named first-team all-state by Georgia Sports Writers Association following 2009 senior season ... rated 84th nationally on The Kickoff Top 120 ... selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and caught three passes for 29 yards ... helped Gainesville to Georgia state championship game in 2009 for first time since 1982 ... rated sixth-best player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... selected to Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 team ... caught 81 passes for 979 yards as junior in 2008 ... first-team all-state pick by Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association following junior campaign in 2008 ... helped high school team advance to Georgia state quarterfinals in 2008 ... averaged 19.6 yards on kickoff returns and 17.5 yards on punt returns as junior ... enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2010, ... father, Andre Jones, (passed away in summer 2011) was defensive end at Notre Dame from 1987-91 and played on 1988 Notre Dame national championship team ... uncle is Philip Daniels, former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins ... godfather is former Notre Dame flanker Raghib "Rocket" Ismail ... played for coach Bruce Miller at Gainesville ... son of Michele ... born in Winnipeg, Canada ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letter, majoring in film, television and theatre.

    Jones' Career Statistics

    Receiving
    Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
    2010 12-7 23 306 3 53 1.9 13.3 25.5
    2011 13-12 38 366 3 26 2.9 9.6 28.2
    2012 13-11 50 649 4 34 3.9 13.0 49.9
    TOTAL 38-30 111 1321 10 53 2.9 11.9 34.8
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