Honors & Awards
Jones spent four seasons with the Steelers, before joining the Carolina Panthers in 1999. He was also a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2000. Jones continued his professional career as recently as 2006, but was not active on an NFL roster. He was chosen for induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Jones closed his NU career by appearing in 39 games and recording 106 tackles, including 38 solo stops. He posted 16 tackles for loss (110 yards), including nine sacks for 84 yards lost. He also caused and recovered three fumbles, broke up three passes and posted an impressive 38 quarterback hurries in his career.
During his run to first-team All-Big Eight honors as a senior, Jones appeared in 12 games and posted a career-high 52 tackles from his outside linebacker spot. He notched 23 solo stops, including 10 tackles for loss (52 yards) and five sacks for 31 yards lost. He caused a fumble, broke up two passes and amassed 22 quarterback hurries as a senior.
In Nebraska's 24-17 Orange Bowl victory over Miami for the national championship, Jones recorded five total tackles, including two solos. He also had three quarterback hurries as the Blackshirts applied suffocating pressure on Hurricane quarterback Frank Costa throughout the night.
The 6-2, 220-pounder finished his junior season with 25 tackles in 10 games, including one sack for 12 yards lost against Colorado. He caused a fumble and recovered two more, while also notching a pass breakup and 10 quarterback hurries. He had a season-high five tackles against Oklahoma, when he also recovered a fumble and returned it seven yards. In the 1994 Orange Bowl national championship game against Florida State, Jones started and had one assisted tackle.
Against Oklahoma, Jones posted three tackles including a 25-yard sack when he caused and recovered a fumble on OU's last offensive play of the game. He added a sack in a win over Middle Tennessee State.
In the 1993 Orange Bowl, Jones established a career-high with five tackles, including two solo stops with one coming on a 14-yard sack of FSU quarterback Charlie Ward.
Before Nebraska (Pomfret McDonough High School)
An excellent all-around athlete, Jones was also the starting center for the McDonough basketball team, averaging 10 points per game. He also had personal bests of 1:58 in the 800-meter run and 49 seconds in the 400-meter dash on the track.
Jones' Career Statistics
1992 Orange Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, 2 UT, 0 AT, 2 TT, Sack 1-1