Hopes to realize a much-desired return to action after overcoming two injuries and adjusting to a move to the offensive side of the ball ... Completed acclimation period with a strong spring that was rewarded with depth chart inclusion as a possible starter at the right tackle slot (along with Grant Harner) ... Earned first varsity letter on the defensive line as a true freshman before suffering a right knee injury in the spring of 2009 ... Bounced back as a part-time starter in 2010, but was forced to the sidelines because of a right shoulder injury during the spring of 2011 which preceded a position change to the offensive line before fall camp last season ... Offers plenty of physical skills, strength, mature approach and mental preparation ... Reached "elite" status during ECU's strength and conditioning testing period ... In addition to a 340-pound power clean, turned in jumps of 29' (vertical) and 8'8.7 (broad), and possesses one of the better unit 40 times with a clip of 5.03.
2011: Did not experience any game action ... Switched from the defensive line to the offensive line during fall camp and served as a member of the scout team during the season.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009: Redshirted due to a knee injury suffered during spring drills.
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
High School: Enjoyed stellar prep career, contributing to a Tucker High School program that rolled to a combined four-year record of 42-6 and picked up three region titles ... Franklin Stephens' squad was chosen as the DeKalb County 2007 Team-of-the-Year ... Earned three football letters ... Played key role during the Tigers' 13-1 mark as a senior team captain, picking up all-county honors ... Selected to play on the DeKalb County All-Star Team.
Personal: Full name is Robert Roosevelt Jones ... Born April 19, 1990 at Lafayette, Ind. ... Son of Robert and Jana Jones ... Has an interest in computer science but has not officially declared major ... Active in scouting for the past nine years, earning a rank of Life (after meeting requirements for an Arrow of Light Badge at 15) ... Father was a defensive end at Purdue during the Boilermakers' Peach Bowl (1978) and Bluebonnet Bowl wins (1979) ... Hobbies include chess and video games.