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Demetrius Jones
Demetrius Jones

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park

Last College:
Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 214

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
01/03/1980

Experience:
1 sq.


2008: Saw action in four games after working back into game shape following off-season shoulder injury ... lined up at quarterback - the fifth signal caller to take a snap for the Bearcats in 2008 - at Louisville for one play, carrying for five yards ... saw time on special teams, making two tackles on kick coverage units.

2007: Started season-opener for Notre Dame against Georgia Tech ... transferred to Cincinnati before start of fall 2007 quarter ... participated in spring drills.

2006 (Notre Dame): Did not see any playing time as a freshman.

Morgan Park High School: 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 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 2005 by Champaign News-Gazette ... threw for 2,000 yards and 25 TDs as senior ... listed 99th on 2005 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 2005 preseason prep All-America team by Street & Smith's ... one of 10 quarterbacks on 2005 preseason top 100 list by Lindy's ... one of nine quarterbacks on 2005 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 for head coach Lexie Spurlock.

Demetrius A. Jones: Born Jan. 3, 1988 ... son of Harry Jones and La'Shaun Dumas.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice.