Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
Chris Jones was one of five true freshmen to see action for the Huskrs in 2014, with the Florida product providing depth at cornerback. The 6-0, 180-pound Jones has added more than 10 pounds of muscle since his arrival in Lincoln and is now poised to contend for significant playing time at cornerback in 2015.
Jones was also one of Nebraska’s top special teams performers last fall, helping Nebraska’s punt and kickoff coverage units rank among the Big Ten’s best.
Jones played in 12 games, primarily working on special teams. Jones had seven total tackles, including five solo stops and had a fumble recovery on punt coverage against Iowa. Five of Jones’ seven tackles were on special teams, including two at Northwestern. He had two solo tackles on defense at Fresno State.
Before Nebraska (Sandalwood HS)
Defensive back Chris Jones joined the Huskers' recruiting class in mid-January and was one of five players in the class expected to begin their career in the secondary. The 6-0, 175-pound Jones was one of three Florida players in the class, marking the second straight year NU has signed at least three players from the state. Jones' play as a senior helped Coach Adam Geis' Sandalwood High School team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 8A state playoffs. Jones keyed the Sandalwood defense, making 32 tackles, while intercepting four passes, including one that he returned for a touchdown. Jones was named to the All-First Coast team by the Florida Times-Union. Jones' play as a junior helped Sandalwood to a 7-3 record, and the school narrowly missed the Class 8A playoffs. Jones chose Nebraska after also visiting Purdue. He also had offers from South Florida, Western Kentucky, Florida International and Western Michigan. Jones is regarded as one of the top 60 athlete prospects in the country by 247 Sports, which also listed him among the top 110 players in Florida. Jones was born on Aug. 13, 1995, and Lucille Payton is his legal guardian.
Jones' Career Stats
» Games Played – 12 (all in 2014)
» Tackles – 5 UT, 2 AT, 7 TT (all in 2014)