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Willie Jones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Carol City

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 248

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
12/17/1982


Junior Year (2005): Miami native who returned home for his final collegiate game as FSU took on Penn State in the Orange Bowl...battled a nagging hip injury all season and still managed to play in 11 games, starting one...had two hurries in the season opener against Miami...recorded his fourth career sack against The Citadel...started against NC State...was awarded the Matt Schmauch Academic Achievement Award in the Spring.

Sophomore Year (2004): missed five games due to injury...finished the year with a six total tackles...recorded career-high three tackles in a win against UAB...had a career high two sacks for a total of minus 11 yards against UAB...added two quarterback hurries.

2003: Missed the season with an injured Achilles'.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in seven games as a redshirt freshman, backing up Kevin Emanuel and Eric Moore...recorded his first career sack against Duke...had two tackles against the Blue Devils ...finished the year with four tackles including two for loss.

2001: Sat out the season as a redshirt after injuring his knee in a post-season high school game.

High School: Graduated in 2001 from Carol City High School in Miami, FL...rated as one of the top prospects in the country...set a state record with 32 quarterback sacks in 2000...credited with 168 tackles and eight fumble recoveries from his outside linebacker spot...bench pressed over 335 pounds...Max Emfinger listed him among his Nifty 150 as one of the top players in the country...SuperPrep placed him among the Top 15 overall prospects in the country...also made Emfinger's Top 25 prospects list...made Rivals' list of Top 100 players ...BorderWars.com listed him among Top 100...Florida Times Union placed him on their Super 75...Atlanta Constitution listed him on Southern Super 100...Tom Lemming of Prep Football Report listed Jones as one of the top recruits to come to Florida State...listed as No. 10 in the Top-25 linebackers list by Lemming.

Personal: Majoring in education...born December 17, 1982...son of former FSU and Oakland Raiders defensive end Willie Jones, Sr.

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