|55 Robert Jones|
Twenty Players Recognized After ECU Earns Bowl Bid, Posts Second-Highest Win Total Since 1992
Kickoff Set for 2:00 p.m. Against Marshall At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Kickoff Set For 3:30 p.m. (EST) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Kickoff Set For Noon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Pirates take on Navy at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27
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
2010: Returned from right knee injury and started five games while appearing in all 13 ... Earned the starting nod versus Tulsa, Memphis, Navy, UAB and Rice ... Totaled a career-high 28 tackles with nine solo stops and 19 assists ... Credited with a personal-best two quarterback hurries to go along with 1.5 tackles for lost yardage and one fumble recovery ... Tallied 26 of season's 28 stops on rushing plays ... In season opener against Tulsa, booked career-high six tackles (two solo) ... Recorded four hits in games against UCF and Navy and three stops versus Southern Miss, N.C. State and Rice ... Both tackles against SMU came on consecutive running plays in the second quarter ... Registered first solo TFL of the season at Rice, tossing Kevin Pool for a five-yard loss in the fourth quarter ... Combined with Lee Pegues for a half TFL, throwing Navy's Vince Murray for a four-yard loss in the final frame ... Recovered first career fumble during an opening-quarter kickoff return by Navy's Marcus Thomas ... Recorded career-high three solo tackles at UCF ... Credited with both quarterback hurries in consecutive home contests against N.C. State and Marshall.
2009: Redshirted due to a knee injury suffered during spring drills.
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
2008: Tallied a total of four tackles, half of those solo, during initial season in the East Carolina program as a true freshman ... Experienced action in nine-straight games as a reserve defensive tackle after decision to remove redshirt (Sept. 29, start of open week after loss to Houston) ... Made official collegiate debut at Virginia Oct. 11 after playing against Hargrave Military Academy in junior varsity tilt Oct. 2 ... Booked two tackles against Southern Miss ... Had single-stop outings vs. UCF and UTEP ... Also credited with 2.0 tackles for lost yardage (1.5 vs. Southern Miss, 0.5 vs. UTEP) ... Logged half a sack against Miners, combining with Linval Joseph on an eight-yard drop of quarterback Trevor Vittatoe ... Additionally, picked up a quarterback hurry against Marshall in Homecoming clash ... Enjoyed exceptional fall camp that resulted in initial two-deep designation on line behind Khalif Mitchell.
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.