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Chris Jones, DT

School: Bowling Green  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Brownsburg, IN
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 302 lbs.
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Career Notes
Has played in 50 straight games, making 44 consecutive starts ... is a three-time All-MAC performer ... has 157 career tackles, 28.0 sacks, 46.0 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
2012 Season
MAC Defensive Player of the Year ... First-Team All-MAC ... team captian ... played in and started all 13 games ... recorded 42 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 19.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... finished third in the country in sacks and tied for seventh in tackles for loss ... was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week three times ... had five tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss versus Idaho ... added four tackles, 2.0 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss at Toledo ... recorded five tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in a win over Eastern Michigan ... had three tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a 23-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in a win versus Miami ... had a sack in eight straight games, including six straight ... recorded a tackle for loss in 10 of 12 games.
2011 Season
Earned First-Team All-MAC honors ... served as the team's co-captain ... was twice named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week after recording two sacks, a forced fumble and a safety in the win at Idaho and six tackles and three sacks in a win versus Temple ... played in and started all 12 games ...finished the year with 47 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles ... was tied for the MAC lead in sacks ... his 8.5 sacks were fifth-most in BGSU history ... his 14 tackles for loss were tied for fourth in the conference ... had a tackle for loss in 10 of 12 games.
2010 Season
Played in and started all 12 games ... Third-Team All-MAC ... earned National Defensive Lineman of the Week after recording 3.5 sacks, 5.0 tackles for loss, six tackles and a fumble recovery in a win at Central Michigan ... that same week he was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week and Rivals.com's MAC Player of the Week ... finished the year with 39 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks ... also forced a fumble and had two fumble recoveries ... had six tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss at Toledo ... had five tackles and two sacks versus Troy.
2009 Season
Played in all 13 games, making six starts ... finished the year with 29 total tackles ... recorded five total tackles against Ohio and had five stops versus Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl ... recorded a sack at Marshall ... also recovered a fumble in a win at Miami.
High School
A 2009 graduate of Brownsburg High School ... coached by Brett Comer ... earned all-state honors as a senior, recording seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss ... was a member of the Metro Super Team ... team captain ... also lettered in track, where he made state in the shot put.
Christopher Dwightstone Jones ... born July 12, 1990 ... son of Beth and Jeff Jones ... has one brother and one sister ... majoring in exercise science.
Latest News
03/05/2013 - Chris Jones spent time at the NFL combine, and all he got was a lousy t-shirt. Well, that's not entirely true: Jones actually received three t-shirts. One had, "Most Important Job Interview" written on the front, while a second said, "Now or Never," and the third had, "NFL Scouting Combine." But Jones, a senior defensive tackle on the Bowling Green State University football team, said going to the combine was about more than collecting clothes. "It was the most interesting event in my life," he said. "To be blessed enough to be invited and participate in it was awesome. "Even though it was stressful, I would definitely do it again. I was glad I was able to come from Bowling Green and put our name out there. ... I tried to represent myself and Bowling Green at the highest standard so that guys in the future have a chance [to participate]."

Last season, Jones ranked among the top defensive tackles in Division I football, earning All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America. Jones was the Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year this past season after posting 42 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, to lead the Falcons to an 8-5 record, a 6-2 MAC mark and a berth in the Military Bowl.

Jones was training at school in preparation for the NFL draft when he received the invitation to participate in the combine in late January. The 6-2, 302-pound native of Brownsburg, Ind., went to the IMG Academy in Brandenton, Fla., for three weeks to prepare for the combine. - John Wagner, The Toledo Blade

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