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#25 Andre Jones
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
High School: Choctawhatchee
Other College: Fresno City (Calif.) CC
Club: Kentucky
Experience: Transfer

2007 (Senior)
Andre Jones played a key role in the Nebraska secondary in 2006 and 2007, playing in 25 games while earning 13 starts at cornerback. Jones was a regular starter in 2006, then was part of the regular rotation in a deeper Husker cornerback group in 2007.

In two seasons, Jones totaled 88 tackles, including 60 solo stops. He added three tackles for loss, including a sack, while notching nine pass breakups and an interception.

Jones played in 11 of 12 games in 2007, and finished the season with 14 tackles, including eight solo stops and six assists. He made a season-high four tackles at Missouri, and added three unassisted stops at Kansas, including a tackle for loss. Jones also had a pair of pass breakups, one each against Nevada and Ball State. Jones made an impact in the return game as a senior, returning 17 kickoffs for 373 yards, and six punts for 83 yards, including a season-long 43-yarder against Nevada.

2006 (Junior)
Jones took over as the Huskers’ starting strong cornerback after the injury to Bowman, and was in the starting lineup in every game except the Oklahoma contest when NU opened in a goal-line defense. Jones made 74 tackles, second only to linebacker Stewart Bradley, and led all Blackshirt defenders with 52 solo stops. His seven pass breakups were second on the team, trailing only Grixby’s 11.

Jones had a career-high nine tackles against Colorado and recorded seven tackles in six other games. Jones had one tackle each in the first two games, then made seven stops and added a breakup at No. 4 USC. He began a stretch of four straight games with seven tackles in an outstanding effort against Kansas. Jones ended a second-quarter Kansas scoring threat with an interception in the end zone, and added two breakups in the 39-32 overtime win.

His seven-tackle effort against fifth-ranked Texas included a tackle for loss, while tying his career-best with two breakups. Jones, who had at least four tackles in every Big 12 game, recorded a career-best nine tackles in Nebraska’s 37-14 win over Colorado in which the Huskers allowed CU to complete just 11-of-23 passes. He closed the year with seven tackles against Oklahoma, then added five tackles and a 12-yard sack against Auburn in the Cotton Bowl.

Before Nebraska (Fresno City CC/Choctawatchee HS)
Jones earned a five-star rating from Rivals.com and was ranked the fourth-best junior college prospect in the country, regardless of position. As a freshman for Coach Tony Caviglia at Fresno City, Jones recorded 50 tackles and five interceptions.

As a sophomore, he totaled 54 tackles and two interceptions, along with 13 pass breakups. Jones also added 15 kickoff returns for 392 yards, earning California Community College Football Coaches Association first-team All-America honors and Region II first-team All-California honors at defensive back, along with Junior College Wire first-team All-America honors. Jones selected Nebraska over USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Arkansas and Utah.

Jones originally attended the University of Kentucky out of high school and played three games for the Wildcats in 2003 before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Jones was awarded a medical redshirt for 2003, and subsequently transferred to Fresno City Community College.

Jones played his high school ball at Choctawatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He recorded 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior in high school, following up a junior campaign in which he tallied 44 tackles and four interceptions.

Personal
Andre is the son of Jerilin Jones and was born on Aug. 16,1983. Jones is majoring in sociology. He has been a volunteer as part of Nebraska’s team hospital visits.

Jones' Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2006

14/13

52

22

74

2-13

1-12

0-0

0

7

1

0

2007

11/0

8

6

14

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

2

0

0

Totals

25/13

60

28

88

3-14

1-12

0-0

0

9

1

0

Punt Returns: 6-83-0, long-43 in 2007
Kickoff Returns: 17-373-0, long-31 in 2007

Jones' Single-Game Highs
Tackles–9 vs. Colorado, 2006
Solo Tackles–7 at Iowa State, 2006
Interceptions - 1 vs. Kansas, 2006
Pass Breakups–2 vs. Kansas, Texas, 2006

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