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Richard Jones

| | College: Texas Tech
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2007 Season

Played in all 13 games … finished the season with 28 tackles … backup at defensive and nose tackle … opened the season with back-to-back four-tackle games at SMU and against UTEP … season-high eight tackles at Rice … had four stops against Northwestern State.

2006 Season

Appeared in 10 games a true freshman, providing relief to what was a group of three seniors ahead of him in the rotation … totaled six tackles including one for loss and showed glimpses of his ability to stuff plays up front.

High School

LaMarque High School in LaMarque, Texas … Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com) … No. 47 defensive tackle nationally (Rivals.com) … No. 70 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com) … Class 4A All-State first team … named the Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club … finished senior season with 55 tackles, 13 quarterback pressures, eight tackles for loss and five sacks … timed at 5.29 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp … also offered by Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Missouri, New Mexico and Rice … great strength and explosion … solid work ethic … benches 375 and squats 550 … High School Coach: Brian Erwin.


Richard Jones … born March 20, 1987 … son of Miranda and Henry Batiste … has two brothers, Henry III and Darian, and a sister, Henriona … enjoys basketball and playing video games.

Latest News
09/21/2009 - DT Richard Jones and LB Bront Bird were summoned to fill voids at defensive end vs. Texas. Only one scholarship player at that position was available to play at Texas. Bird recorded eight tackles, including three for loss.

05/27/2009 - SPRING MOVERS: DT Richard Jones started the last eight games of 2008 as a replacement for injured Ra'Jon Henley. Jones enjoyed a strong spring, assuming a leadership role along the interior after boosting his weight 15 pounds to 285.

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