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TJ Jones, WR

School: Notre Dame  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Roswell, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 188 lbs.
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2013 Season
Played in all 12 games with six starts ... led the Irish with 65 receptions, 1,042 receiving yards and nine touchdowns ... became just the seventh different Irish receiver to break the 1,000-yard plateau for a single season ... five 100-yard receiving games ties for fourth-best in a single season for the Irish ... had a string of seven consecutive games with a touchdown catch during the season, one shy of the school record ... led the team in receptions nine times ... also had five carries for 51 yards and a score in 2013 ... returned 13 punts for 113 yards (8.7 average) ... crossed the 1,000 receiving yard threshold for the season at Stanford (Nov. 30) when he had six grabs for 56 yards and a touchdown ... narrowly missed his sixth 100-yard receiving game when he had 95 against BYU (Nov. 23) on five catches ... gained a season-high 149 receiving yards at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9), highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown catch-and-run ... that score tied for the 11th longest pass play in Irish lore ... also gained 41 yards on the ground against the Panthers, including a touchdown, for a 204 allpurpose yard game ... needed just four catches to gain 111 yards against Navy (Nov. 9) with a score.Had the first of three straight 100-yard receiving games at Air Force (Oct. 26) when he caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown ... hauled in what held up as the winning touchdown against USC (Oct. 19) ... had 162 all-purpose yards against Arizona State (Oct. 5) with 135 receiving and a season-long 27-yard punt return ... scored the first touchdown for the Irish against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... began his seven-game touchdown catch streak just before halftime against Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... scored his first touchdown of the season, while collecting a season-high nine catches, good for 94 yards, at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... started the year off on the right foot with 138 receiving yards on six catches against Temple (Aug. 31) ... invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
2012 Season
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 ... caught 50 passes for 649 yards, scoring four touchdowns ... tied for team-high honors in receptions and receiving touchdowns (both with Tyler Eifert) and ranked second in receiving yards ... had two receptions for 24 yards against Navy (Sept. 1) ... grabbed three passes for 20 yards and one touchdown against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... also made one rush during the game ... made four catches to gain 59 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 15), ... also had four receptions against Miami (Oct. 6) and Stanford (Oct. 13) for 45 yards and 52 yards respectively ... scored a touchdown against Stanford ... had five grabs for 55 yards at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... collected five receptions for 53 yards against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... was responsible for crucial touchdown to rally the team ... had three receptions for 39 yards against Boston College (Nov. 10) ... caught six passes for career-high 97 yards and scored a touchdown against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... recorded three receptions for 40 yards against USC (Nov. 24) ... established career high with seven receptions for 90 yards vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.
2011 Season
Played in every game, starting 12 games (did not start vs. Air Force) ... set season highs in receptions (38) and yards (366) ... also caught three TD passes ... caught a pass in every game and notched three or more catches in eight games ... had season bests in catches (six) and yards (58) in season opener vs. South Florida ... caught TD passes vs. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue ... caught 15-yard TD pass at Michigan to give Irish 24-7 lead in third quarter ... helped extend Notre Dame lead to 28-10 over Michigan State when he caught 26-yard pass from Tommy Rees in third quarter vs. Spartans ... scored TD on 11-yard pass from Rees at Purdue in the third quarter, giving Notre Dame a 28-3 lead over Boilermakers.
2010 Season
Saw action in 12 games in 2010 (missed the Utah game with an injury) and started seven contests ... made his Irish debut against Purdue ... started against the Boilermakers, Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa and Miami (Fla.) ... recorded 23 season receptions for 306 yards and three touchdowns ... registered four catches of 20 yards or more ... 14 of 23 receptions resulted in a TD or first down ... three of six catches on third-down plays resulted in a TD or first down ... first freshman wideout in school history to catch TD passes in each of his first two career games ... became the second freshman wideout in Notre Dame history to register a touchdown in the Irish season opener ... recorded a five-yard touchdown reception against Purdue ... finished the game with the Boilermakers with three receptions for 41 yards ... collected three passes for a career-best 73 against Michigan ... hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist against the Wolverines ... hooked up with Crist for 37 yards to help set up a Notre Dame field goal in the second quarter against Pittsburgh ... the 37-yard grab was the second longest of Jones' brief career ... recorded one reception for 21 yards against Stanford ... registered a 16-yard touchdown reception against Navy ... added 53 yards receiving versus the Midshipmen ... registered 31 yards on five receptions against Tulsa ... collected a 19-yard catch in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) ... totaled 531 snaps on offense, the second most of any Irish wide receiver.
High School
Selected as SuperPrep All-American and 13th-best wide receiver nationally ... named MaxPreps.com second-team All-American as senior in 2009 ... finished with 76 receptions for 1,399 yards and 18 touchdowns as senior at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. ... also scored TDs via rushing, passing and fumble return in 2009 ... listed as 35th best player nationally on Sporting News Top 100 ... ranked 40th-best player nationally by SI.com/TAKKLE ... listed 68th-best player and 10th-best wide receiver in ESPNU 150 ... ranked by Scout.com as 138th-best prospect in 2009 ... Rivals.com ranked him 141st-best player in 2009 ... rated on the Offense-Defense 250 list ... member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 team ... selected in 2009 preseason to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Super 11 squad ... named first-team all-state by Georgia Sports Writers Association following 2009 senior season ... rated 84th nationally on The Kickoff Top 120 ... selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and caught three passes for 29 yards.Helped Gainesville to Georgia state championship game in 2009 for first time since 1982 ... rated sixth-best player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... selected to Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 team ... caught 81 passes for 979 yards as junior in 2008 ... first-team all-state pick by Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association following junior campaign in 2008 ... helped high school team advance to Georgia state quarterfinals in 2008 ... averaged 19.6 yards on kickoff returns and 17.5 yards on punt returns as junior ... enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2010, ... father Andre Jones (passed away in summer 2011) was defensive end at Notre Dame from 1987-91 and played on 1988 Notre Dame national championship team ... uncle is Philip Daniels, former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins ... godfather is former Notre Dame flanker Raghib "Rocket" Ismail ... played for coach Bruce Miller at Gainesville.
Son of Michele ... born in Winnipeg, Canada ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letter, majoring in film, television and theatre.
Player News
05/12/2014 - Receiver TJ Jones from Notre Dame, sixth-round pick, said he decided to study television and theatre in college after working a summer job with Shamu, the whale, at SeaWorld. "It's a weird love I've had since I was a kid," he said with a chuckle. "My parents took us when I was in middle school, took us to SeaWorld. For the first time I saw the show I had a weird love for the ocean and aquatic animals. It's weird." - The Sports Xchange

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