Senior cornerback CJ Jones fought through a major injury to come back and have a productive Boston College career.
Before that career began, Jones was both a defensive back and a quarterback for Alexis I. DuPont High School in his native Wilmington, Delaware. So noteworthy was his high school career that Jones was named Delaware Football Player of the Year for the 2009 season. His new teammate, Darius Wade, also won the award in 2013. That oft-neglected Delaware pipeline is paying out.
Anyway, CJ Jones arrived at Boston College in time for the 2010 football season, appearing in all 12 games as a true freshman at cornerback. His playing time was limited but slated to increase during his sophomore season, but fate dealt a cruel hand against him. Jones memorably injured his knee at kickoff of the Central Florida game on September 10, 2011, missing the rest of the year and getting a medical redshirt.
Jones’s second attempt at a sophomore year came in 2012, but he made it into just seven games — even with that, he saw 342 snaps. CJ Jones would go on to play in all but one of the Eagles’ 13 games in 2013, but by then found himself as a backup.
CJ Jones #6: Fast Facts
- Position: Cornerback
- Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
- High School: Alexis I. DuPont High School, Wilmington, DE
- Measurements: 5-foot-11, 183 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Senior, 22
- BC games played: 26
CJ Jones #6: 2013 Season
- Backup right corner behind Bryce Jones
- Games played: 12; no starts
- Cumulative statistics: 18 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1.5 TFL
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
It is not likely that Jones will be crowded out of the two-deep by some of the newcomers, especially given that there is nobody on the depth chart behind Manny Asprilla from last season, but the other Jones, Bryce, looks like the starter here going forward. Expect this Jones to appear in every game in 2014, but probably only starting in the event of injury or an unforeseen position change.
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