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33   Carlton Jones
Carlton Jones

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Tampa, FL

High School:
Middleton HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 203

Position:
RB

Experience:
HS


2009 Outlook: Showed his performance in the 2008 Champs Sports was no fluke with a spectacular spring...averaged over eight yards per carry in spring scrimmages with a couple touchdowns...broke off numerous long runs in practices all spring and will combine with fellow sophomore Jermaine Thomas to form one of the most exciting backfields in the ACC this season...the duo combined to average more than 10 yards a rush in spring scrimmages and they continually found seams and turned those small gaps into long runs...the pair will combine to replace Antone Smith who accounted for 55% of Florida State's non-QB rushes in 2008 and also 15 of the team's 27 rushing touchdowns...seen as more of a power back when compared to Thomas, Jones showed all spring that he is just as explosive as Thomas...struggled with his blocking assignments and will need to improve that part of his game to turn into the complete back he is more than capable of becoming...also needs to become more of a factor in the passing game as he is yet to catch the first pass of his career.

2008: True freshman running back showed flashes of brilliance throughout the 2008 season but was slowed by an ankle injury most of the year...had a breakout game in the Champs Sports Bowl when he carried four times for 55 yards and a touchdown...averaged almost 14 yards per carry versus the Badgers...final game of the 2008 season illustrated just how good he can be in a backfield with fellow freshman standout Jermaine Thomas...had a career high run of 30 yards in the first game of his collegiate career against Western Carolina.

High School: Received interest from Florida, Tennessee and Maryland...rushed for 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons...scored 16 touchdowns as a senior...started out his junior season playing quarterback before moving to running back half way through the year... an Old Spice Red Zone High School Football Player of the Year...all-county and all-state honorable mention as a senior...chose FSU over Toledo.

Career-Highs:
Carries 4, at Maryland and Wisconsin, 2008
Yards 55, Wisconsin, 2008
Longest Run 31, Wisconsin, 2008

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