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#28 Austin Jones
Position: I Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Smoky Hill
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Honors and Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2010)

Career
Austin Jones provided depth at I-back throughout his Nebraska career, including his senior season when he helped provide leadership to three true freshmen at the position. Jones appeared in six games in 2011, seeing reserve duty at running back, while also assisting on special teams. Jones earned his degree in communication studies in December of 2011.

2011 (Senior)
Jones ran five times for 38 yards on the season, highlighted by four carries for 38 yards at Wyoming. He had a career-long 22-yard rush against the Cowboys.

2010 (Junior)
Jones played in five games and finished with 14 carries for 58 yards. He had a five-yard touchdown run against Western Kentucky in the opener. Jones recorded a season-high 18 yards against Idaho and had a season-best four carries against Colorado.

2009 (Sophomore)
Jones played in five games as a reserve I-back and finished with seven carries for 18 yards. He had two carries for nine yards against Louisiana-Lafayette, and two rushes for four yards at Baylor. He had a two-yard reception against Texas Tech.  

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Jones was a reserve I-back, but did not see game action.

2007 (Redshirt)
Jones joined NU during the season and sat out as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Smoky Hill HS)
Jones was a standout performer for Coach John Thompson at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo. Jones averaged 5.9 yards per carry as a senior and was named his team's MVP, while also earning honorable-mention all-state honors. Jones also lettered twice in wrestling and once in track and was presented with a Citizenship Award at Smoky Hill.

Personal
Austin is the son of Alfred and Rita Jones and was born on Aug. 18, 1989. He is the half-brother of former Husker receiver Menelik Holt. Jones majored in communication studies at Nebraska and earned his bachelor's degree in December of 2011. He was also named to the 2010 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, the Madonna Wheelchair Football Workshop and numerous school visits.

Jones' Career Statistics
» Games Played-
16 (5 in 2009, 5 in 2010; 6 in 2011)
» Rushing- 26-114-1 TD (7-18-0 in 2009; 14-58-1 in 2010; 5-38-9 in 2011)
» Receiving- 1-2 vs. Texas Tech, 2009
» Long Run - 22 at Wyoming, 2011