L.J. Jones
L.J.  Jones

Los Angeles, Calif.

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Bulldogs Collect More Midseason Honors

Safety Derron Smith named midseason All-American by CBSSports.com


No. 25/23 Fresno State Holds Off Hawai'i

'Dogs survive four second-half turnovers to defeat Hawai'i 42-37


Carr Fuels Bulldogs In Comeback Win vs. Broncos

No. 25 Fresno State improves to 3-0, coming back from six-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 41-40


Jones, Smith Earn Spot on Jim Thorpe Watch List

Fresno State is one of eight teams in the country with multiple players on the preseason watch list


Bulldogs Clean Up on Mountain West Awards

Fresno State becomes the first Mountain West team to have the Freshman of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honored in the same season


Fresno State vs. Air Force - AP Photos

Fresno State vs. Air Force - AP Photos


Fresno State 10, No. 24 Boise State 20 - AP Photos

Derek Carr was 29 of 43 passing for 266 yards.


Fresno State vs. Boise State

Fresno State vs. Boise State


Fresno State vs. Idaho

Fresno State vs. Idaho - AP Photo Gallery


Dogs Battle Cal at the Stick

FB vs Cal

lj_jones_bioLast updated on July 25, 2013

2013 (Senior): 2013 (Senior): The Jim Thorpe Award Watch List selection started the first seven games at cornerback to give him 35 career starts, but missed the last six of the campaign due to a knee injury ... Only Bulldog with a sack, fumble recovery and interception this season ... Notched a team season-high two interceptions vs. Hawai'i, including a 56-yard return for a touchdown in the third quarter (the team's only pick six) ... Added another pick on the Rainbow Warrior's final drive to help preserve the five-point win ... Registered a season-high 11 tackles (including 10 unassisted) vs. Boise State - second-highest on the team that game - and a season-high four pass break-ups ... Also had a tackle for loss and fumble recovery vs. the Broncos to halt a late third-quarter drive on the Bulldog 15-yard line ... Added five tackles vs. UNLV, including a tackle for loss and break-up on back-to-back plays ... In overtime win against Rutgers, registered his lone QB hurry and a fourth-quarter two-yard tackle for loss among his six tackles ... Among his six contests with +4 tackles, others came vs. Cal Poly (5) and Idaho (4).

2012 (Junior): Selected to the All-Mountain West honorable mention team ... started all 13 games, giving him 28 consecutive starts ... was fourth in the Mountain West with 14 passes defended, as he had a team-high 13 pass breakups with one interception ... had 44 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a half sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry ... part of secondary that ranked second nationally in pass defense, giving up only 167.15 yards per game through the air, and ranked fourth in the FBS in pass efficiency defense at 100.75 ... helped the Bulldog defense rank fifth nationally with opponent completion percentage of just .514 ... helped lead the Fresno State defense that ranked third nationally in interceptions (22), fifth in turnovers gained (35), 22nd in total defense (338.8) and 23rd nationally in third-down conversion defense (.340) ... had two pass breakups in four different games ... posted a season-high six tackles at No. 22 Boise State and vs. SMU in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl ... had three tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass breakup at New Mexico, Oct. 27.

2011 (Sophomore): Third-team All-WAC selection by Phil Steele ... started all 13 games at cornerback ... was fourth on the team in tackles with 56 ... recorded 44 solo tackles ... recorded three interceptions, which tied for the most by a Bulldog in the last eight years ... had back-to-back games with an interception to start the year, the first time that happened since 2004 when James Saunders did so ... recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards ... second in the WAC in passes defended with 13 on the year , which ranked 18th nationally ... had four games with two or more pass breakups, including a career-high three passes broken up at Hawai'i, Nov. 19.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games, starting the Illinois game in place of injured Desia Dunn for his first career start ... made 11 solo tackles in his last two games combined with a season-high of six vs. Idaho ... had 17 tackles in the season, one for a loss ... had a solid season and saw considerable action on defense and special teams.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Lettered in football ... as a senior recorded 65 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception return for a touchdown ... had seven kickoff returns for 386 yards and two touchdowns ... ran track and competed in the 100m with a time of 10.71 seconds and in the 200m with a time of 22.1 seconds ... had a jump of 21.4 in the long jump and a time of 41.60 in the 4 x 100 relay ... earned first-team Pac 5 ... first-team All-Serra League, first-team all-state and was the Defensive MVP of the league ... named the Daily News all-star.

Personal: Born July 29, 1990 ... parents are Lonnel Jones and Dianne Hathcock ... has two brothers, Anthony and Michael ... enjoys playing video games and playing chess ... participated in mentoring kids with the nonprofit organization, Car Pe Diem ... admires his parents and grandmother ... biggest athletic thrill was making it to the Pac 5 championship. ... was recruited by Nevada and San Diego State ... majoring in recreation administration, community recreation and youth services.

L.J. Jones' Career Stats


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