All-BIG EAST First Team honors ... Started in seven games ... Against Wake Forest, made five tackles, including 0.5 sacks for a loss of three yards ... Against West Virginia, had six solo tackles and two sacks for a loss of 19 yards... Was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against West Virginia in his first game back from injury... Also broke up a pass... Played against Louisville and had four solo tackles as well as a pass break up ... had one sack for an opponent loss of six yards ... Against Connecticut, had five solo tackles and one assisted one ... made a sack with a UConn loss of six yards ... had two forced fumbles ... Against South Florida, recorded four total tackles, including three solo tackles, and two QB hits ... At Cincinnati, had 7 solo hits and one assisted tackle ... Missed the Rhode Island, USC, Toledo, Rutgers and Tulane games due to a lower body injury... At Pittsburgh, had four solo tackles, including two tackles for a total loss of four yards, and one interception.
All-BIG EAST Second Team selection ... Phil Steele's All-BIG EAST Third Team selection ... Started all 13 games ... Tied for 32nd nationally and fourth in the BIG EAST with 0.25 forced fumbles per game ... Tied for 14th in the BIG EAST with 0.33 sacks per game ... At Akron, recorded a pair of total tackles and a pass breakup ... At Washington, had four total tackles and a pass breakup ... Against Maine, posted seven tackles, including a pair of sacks for a loss of 15 yards and forced two fumbles ... Against Colgate, he had seven total tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss ... At South Florida, tallied five total tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against Pittsburgh, had four tackles and a quarterback hurry ... At West Virginia, had eight tackles, including six solo stops and pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup ... At Cincinnati, had two tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Against Louisville, made three tackles, including six solo stops and a pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup ... At Rutgers, had six tackles, including two for a loss of yards ... Against Connecticut, had four tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble ... Against Boston College, recorded an assisted tackle and a quarterback hurry ... Against Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, recorded four tackles including three solo stops and one tackle for a loss of yards.
Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team and National All-Freshman Second Team selection ... Played in all 12 games, including eight starts ... Against Minnesota, recorded four tackles, including one tackle for a loss of yards, and a quarterback hurry ... At Penn State, recorded an assisted tackle ... Against Northwestern, posted two tackles, including first career sack ... Against Maine, had three solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against South Florida, posted three tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against West Virginia, had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards... Against Akron, tallied five tackles, including one for a loss ... Against Cincinnati, had four tackles ... At Pittsburgh, had eight tackles ... At Louisville, posted a career-best 10 tackles, including seven solo ... Against Rutgers, had four solo tackles.
Did not play in any games.
2007 SuperPrep All-Northeast selection ... Rated the 12th-best prospect in New York by SuperPrep ... 2007 PrepStar All-East Region selection ... Listed as the eighth-best prospect in New York by Scout.com ... Played for New York in the 2008 NIKE NY-NJ All Star Classic ... 2007 Football NYSSWA All-State Class AA First Team Defense and first-team All-Metro honoree after recording 75 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... Also helped lead a defense that limited opponents to 14.4 points per game and held four foes to seven or fewer points in 2007 ... Competed in three consecutive Section 4 Championship ... Averaged a team-best 17.4 yards per reception as a tight end ... High School Coach: Shane Hurd.
Chandler James Jones ... Born in February 1990 in Rochester, N.Y. ... Son of Camille and Arthur Jones ... Two brothers, including Arthur, a fifth-round NFL Draft selection by the Baltimore Ravens who was a Syracuse defensive tackle, and Jon, a UFC fighter ... Majoring in child and family studies in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.