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Shane Jones
Shane  Jones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Moeller

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 221

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

07/26/2016

Football Media Day: Dantonio Press Conference

Complete transcript from Dantonio's press conference on media day.

09/26/2015

Grinz on Green Blog: Spartan Defense Dominates Fourth Quarter

Michigan State shut out CMU in the fourth quarter, allowing just three first downs and 44 total yards and 1-of-4 third-down conversions.

09/25/2015

Grinz on Green Blog: Burbridge Emerges As Playmaker in Passing Game

Senior Aaron Burbridge leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (374) and touchdown receptions (4) while ranking second in catches (20).

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

09/26/2015

No. 2 Michigan 30, Central Michigan 10

Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Central Michigan.

Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015

CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player enters preseason practice listed as a back-up Mike linebacker on the depth chart . . . has 27 tackles in 21 career games.

2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Recorded 23 tackles, including 1.5 for losses, in 13 games of action . . . ranked second on the team with nine tackles on special teams (seven kickoff; two punt) . . . tied for team lead with two forced fumbles . . . tied his career high with five tackles vs. Indiana; also forced a fumble and registered a quarterback hurry against the Hoosiers in compiling eight production points . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . started at middle linebacker vs. Central Michigan in place of Riley Bullough, who had to sit out the first half due to targeting penalty; recorded a career-high five tackles, including a 1-yard loss, against the Chippewas . . . forced a fumble and had four stops against Air Force.

2014 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made eight appearances, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . tallied four tackles, including a season-best two against Eastern Michigan.

2013 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. South Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s Top 300 prospects by ESPN.com (No. 183) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 229) . . . rated among the country’s top linebackers by CFN (No. 29) . . . listed among the nation’s top inside linebackers by ESPN.com (No. 6), Rivals.com (No. 12) and 247Sports.com (No. 32) . . . ranked among the country’s top outside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 17) . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 23) . . . listed among Ohio’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 9), Rivals.com (No. 17) and 247Sports.com (No. 30) . . . recorded six tackles and a safety in the 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . helped the Crusaders to a combined record of 21-7 (.750), including the 2012 Division 1 state championship (12-3) . . . first-team All-Ohio selection by The Associated Press in 2012 . . . named AP Division I Defensive Player of the Year (shared honor with two others) as a senior . . . also selected Southwest Ohio District Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 . . . two-time All-Greater Catholic League South selection (2012: first team; 2011: second team) . . . recorded a career-best 130 tackles (51 solos, 79 assists) as a senior, with 13.5 resulting in losses (44 yards) including 2.5 sacks (15 yards) . . . also credited with four passes defended, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2012 . . . produced a team-high nine tackles, including two for losses (4 yards), vs. Toledo Whitmer in the Division I state championship game . . . reached double-figure tackles in five games as a senior: 12 stops vs. St. Edward, 11 at St. Xavier, 10 at Louisville St. Xavier, 13 at Detroit Catholic Central (sack and forced fumble) . . . tallied nine tackles and an interception vs. Grand Rapids Christian . . . registered 104 tackles (62 solos, 42 assists) as a junior, with 9.5 resulting in losses including two sacks . . . had a career-best two interceptions (56 yards) to go along with six pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in 2011 . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver Monty Madaris . . . son of Antonia Jones . . . born Oct. 18, 1994 . . . brother Eric Thatcher played safety at Pittsburgh (2005-08) . . . majoring in journalism.

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