2015 JUNIOR SEASON: A second-team All-America selection by Pro Football Focus … Started all 13 games at defensive tackle … Accumulated 44 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks to go along with four pass breakups … Recorded a career-high eight tackles versus No. 14 LSU in week two (9/12) … Tallied five tackles and one tackle for loss at No. 14 Texas A&M (10/3) … Notched four tackles and a sack in the Louisiana Tech home win … Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after tying a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss in the victory at Missouri, including a sack for six yards ... Finished the win at Arkansas with three tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hurry and a pass breakup (11/21) ... Made five stops in the final game of his career at the Belk Bowl (12/30).
2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games with zero starts … Made 26 tackles, including 3.5 for loss … Sacked the quarterback three times for a loss of 12 yards … Tallied three tackles and a sack in the season opener versus Southern Miss (9/6) … Notched his second sack at South Alabama (9/13) … Collected four tackles against No. 6 Texas A&M (10/4), including 0.5 for loss … Registered three stops against No. 2 Auburn (10/11) … Recorded four tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries versus Arkansas (11/1) … Totaled three stops versus UT Martin (11/8).
2013 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: One of the nation’s top freshman defensive lineman … Played in all 13 games with three starts … Starts came against Alcorn State, Troy and Bowling Green … Named a freshman All-American by Bleacher Report, Athlon Sports and 247Sports … An Associated Press All- SEC Honorable Mention selection … Posted a team-best 10 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead in tackles for loss with seven for a loss of 28 yards … Ranked second on the squad in sacks with three for 26 yards … Booked a personal-best 2.0 tackles for lost yardage against Ole Miss (11/28) and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors … Tallied second career sack against Alabama (11/16), dragging down AJ McCarron for a seven-yard loss in the opening quarter … Registered three tackles at Texas A&M (11/9), making two in the opening quarter on consecutive rushes … During the first half at South Carolina (11/2), credited with two QBH and first career pass breakup, knocking aside a second-quarter Connor Shaw pass … Broke out with career-best game against LSU (10/5), recording a personal-best four tackles, including two TFL … Made first career start against Alcorn State (9/7) and tallied a pair of stops.
HIGH SCHOOL: Considered the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect in the country by 247Sports, while earning the distinction of being the top-rated player in the state of Mississippi by nearly every publication… No. 1 on the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger’s Top- 10 Most Wanted list … Rated the No. 2 defensive end in the country by 247Sports and Scout.com … Named to the ESPN.com top-150 recruits coming in at No. 46 … ESPN.com rated him the No. 6 defensive end in the country, the No. 25 best player in the southeast and the No. 2 ranked player in the state … Helped lead Head Coach William Cook and the Houston Hilltoppers to their first-ever playoff win and a 11-3 record in 2012 … Led the team in tackles as a defensive end with 160 … Also recorded 14.0 sacks, 10 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown … Recorded 75 tackles and 5.0 sacks during his junior season as a first-year football player at Houston … Selected to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic to start at defensive end … Recorded eight tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss in the game earning Mississippi’s MVP honors … Also selected to the Under Armor All-American game … Scout.com named him top-performer in the first day of practices leading up to the game … Also was invited to but did not participate in the Semper Fidelis All-American game … As a junior, he recorded 75 total tackles with 32 solos, five quarterback sacks … Played just four games as a sophomore, when he had 25 tackles as a backup, 16 of them solo stops … Also worked as an offensive lineman in 2010 … Five-year letterman for the Houston basketball varsity, and averaged 14.8 points as a junior … Named to the Mississippi North/South All-Star Basketball Game for 2011.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christopher Deshun Jones … Born July 3, 1994, in Houston, Miss. … Son of Chris Jones Sr. and Mary Woodhouse … Has two sisters, Camry and Candace … Majoring in communication.
JONES’ CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8, vs. LSU (9-12-15)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0, (three times) last at Missouri (11-5-15) Sacks: 1.0, (eight times) last vs. Arkansas (11-1-14)
Pass Breakup: 2, vs. Ole Miss (11-28-15)