Ole Miss junior defensive back Jaylon Jones has picked up where he left off a year after suffering a season-ending ACL injury.

Considered the Rebels’ top cornerback, the 5-foot-11-inch, 183-pound Jones resumed his role as a key defensive contributor, finishing the first four games of the 2019 campaign with total of nine tackles and three tackles for loss (TFL).

The season opener against Memphis, a 15-10 loss, was the best game to date of his third year in Oxford. By tallying a season-high four tackles to go with two TFL, Jones, an Allen High graduate, showed the Ole Miss faithful that his recovery was successful.

A general studies major with minors in recreation administration, education and legal studies, Jones has All-SEC and All-America honors to his name. He also landed on both the 2018 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and the fall 2018 Dean’s Honor Roll.

In high school, he helped Allen win two straight state titles and was rated one of the top cornerbacks in the nation.


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