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Djay Jones
Djay Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Mary's, Ga.

High School:
Camden County

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 199

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
04/11/1986



AT TECH: A veteran in the Yellow Jacket secondary... a two-year starter at free safety... played extensively on special teams his first two years before moving into a starting role as a junior. . . scored two touchdowns in his career, one an interception return and one on a blocked punt... had four career interceptions... has 26 career starts to his credit including 17 consecutive... missed spring practice in 2007 to recover from off-season shoulder surgery... spearheaded a team effort to rally behind a classmate who earlier in the year was diagnosed with cancer.

2007: Started all 13 games at free safety... 37 of his 55 tackles were solo tackles... ... broke up two passes... had one fumble return for 16 yards in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... added two solo tackles against the Irish... recorded a season-high eight total tackles, including four unassisted, vs. Boston College (Sept. 15)... registered seven tackles in Tech's 13-3 win over Clemson (Sept. 29)... had three solo tackles in consecutive games against Army, Virginia Tech and Duke... added two pass break-ups in the road win vs. Duke (Nov. 10)... played very well against 6th-ranked Georgia (Nov. 24) with seven tackles -- all solo efforts... had five solo tackles and seven total tackles in the Humanitarian Bowl (Dec. 31).

2006: His first season as starting free safety . . . Led Tech with four interceptions . . . Returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown in Tech's win over Samford . . . Added another interception against Virginia . . . Career-high 11 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass breakup against Clemson . . . Also had an interception against Duke . . . Missed the Troy game due to injury.

2005: Made 11 tackles on the season . . . Season-high three tackles against Virginia . . . Added two tackles against NC State . . . Missed the first two games due to injury.

2004: True freshman who made an impact on special teams . . . Made two huge plays in Tech's win over Connecticut . . . In the second quarter, with Tech leading 10-3, he scooped up a blocked punt (by Ajenavi Eziemefe) at the five-yard line and took it in for the touchdown . . . In the third quarter, he blocked a punt of his own, putting Tech at the 22-yard line to set up a field goal . . . Also made three tackles on kick coverage on the season.Young defender who earned playing time on special teams as a true freshman . . . Made two huge plays in Tech's win over Connecticut . . . In the second quarter, with Tech leading 10-3, he scooped up a blocked punt (by Ajenavi Eziemefe) at the five-yard line and took it in for the touchdown . . . In the third quarter, he blocked a punt of his own, putting Tech at the 22-yard line to set up a field goal . . . Also made three tackles on kick coverage on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the Top 50 in Georgia according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Rated the No. 37 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep and the No. 60 prospect in the state by TheInsiders.com . . . Helped Camden County and coach Jeff Herron win the Class AAAAA state title in 2003 . . . Honorable mention all-state selection by the AJC . . . Collected 52 tackles, three interceptions, including one for a touchdown, plus five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick . . . Added 16 catches for 255 yards with three touchdowns . . .

PERSONAL: Full name is Lloyd Dwight Jones, Jr. . . . Parents are Dwight Jones and Andrea Jones . . . Born April 11, 1986 . . . Majoring in management.


GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2007	P-A-T	TFL	Sks	FC	FR	Int	PB
Notre Dame	2-2-4	0	0	0	1	0	0
Samford	0-0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Boston College	4-4-8	0	0	0	0	0	0
Virginia	1-0-1	0	0	0	0	0	0
Clemson	3-4-7	0	0	0	0	0	0
Maryland	0-2-2	0	0	0	0	0	0
Miami	2-0-2	0	0	0	0	0	0
Army	3-1-4	0	0	0	0	0	0
Virginia Tech	3-0-3	0	0	0	0	0	0
Duke	3-1-4	0	0	0	0	0	2
North Carolina	4-2-6	0	0	0	0	0	0
Georgia	7-0-7	0	0	0	0	0	0
Fresno State	5-2-7	0	0	0	0	0	0

2006 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB ND* 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 Samford* 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 (td)1-29 0 Troy DNP - INJURED Virginia* 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 Va Tech* 2-1-3 0.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland* 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson* 3-8-11 0 0 1 0 1-0 1 Miami* 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC* 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke* 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 Georgia* 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wake* 2-4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 West Va* 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0

2005 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Auburn DNP-INJURED UNC DNP-INJURED UConn 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va Tech 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wake 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Utah 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck FC FR Int PB BK 2004 12-0 2-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 *1 1 2005 10-0 8-3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2006 12-12 25-19 44 0.5-3 0 1 0 4-29 2 #1 0 2007 13-13 37-18 55 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 Total 48-26 74-41 115 0.5-3 0 1 1 4-29 2 2 1

* Recovered blocked punt and returned for TD vs. UConn # Returned interception for TD

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 vs. Clemson, 2006 FR: 1 at Notre Dame, 2007 Int: 1 vs. Samford, Virginia, Clemson, Duke, 2006

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