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Naquan Jones
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Naquan  Jones

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Evanston, Ill.

High School:
Evanston Township

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 342

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
02/05/1998

Experience:
1L

Game-by-Game Statistics: 2017

Third-year player will see regular playing time along the interior of the defensive line.

2017 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games, including making Spartan debut against Bowling Green, to earn his first letter . . . played nearly 250 snaps (247) in his first season . . . recorded 13 tackles, with 2.0 tackles for loss and one pass break-up . . . recorded one solo stop against No. 18 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl . . . logged one tackle with 0.5 tackle for loss at Rutgers . . . posted one pass break-up against Maryland . . . tallied two tackles at No. 11 Ohio State . . . posted season-high three stops including 0.5 tackle for loss, while adding two pass break-ups against No. 7 Penn State . . . tallied one stop in both Indiana and Minnesota games . . . logged one tackle for loss in Iowa game . . . posted two tackles against Western Michigan . . . registered 12 production points, leading the defensive line, after posting one tackle and one QB hurry . . . collected team "Burst of the Week" and "Defensive Attack Force Player of the Week" awards.

2016 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among nation's top prospects by Scout.com (No. 180) and 247Sports.com (No. 214) . . . ranked among the country's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 22), 247Sports.com (No. 23), Rivals.com (No. 24) and ESPN.com (No. 31) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 31) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 2), ESPN.com (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . two-year starter for Coach Mike Burzawa at Evanston (Illinois) Township High School . . . two-way starter in 17 of his last 19 games (defensive tackle along with either right or left tackle) . . . named to USA TODAY's ALL-USA Illinois First Team . . . selected to the Pioneer Press All-Area second team in 2015 . . . earned first-team All-Central Suburban League South honors as a senior . . . recorded 44 tackles in 2015 . . . tallied 39 stops as a junior . . . produced 13 career tackles for loss, including six sacks . . . also lettered in basketball for the Wildkits . . . son of Emil Jones and Germaine Thomas . . . born Feb. 5, 1998 . . . no-preference major.

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