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*2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Candidate
*2010-11 Student-Athlete Advisory Board President
*2010 ACC All-Academic Team
*2010 Peach of an Athlete Award
*2009 ACC All-Academic Team
*2008 ACC All-Academic Team
*2008 AT&T All-America National Player of the Week (Dec. 4)
*2008 ACC Offensive Back of the Week (Dec. 1)
*2008 ESPN Helmet Sticker (Nov. 29)
In The Tech Record Books
1st - career games started (52)
3rd -- career games played (52)
13th -- career rushing yards (1,846)
15th - career touchdowns (19)
Started all 13 games... rushed for 458 yards on 57 carries (8.0 yards per attempt).... rushed for three touchdowns and caught three TD passes... ranked fourth on the team in receptions with eight for 139 yards... averaged 17.4 yards per reception... had five rushing attempts and two receptions longer than 20 yards... had a 26-yard touchdown reception in the season opener vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1)... carried six times for 63 yards at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10)... rushed four times for 72 yards and a touchdown, and had a 52-yard TD reception vs. Kansas (Sept. 17)... carried seven times for 59 yards and a touchdown in the win over North Carolina (Sept. 24)... had four rushing attempts for 26 yards and caught a 38-yard TD pass at NC State (Oct. 1)... rushed four times for 37 yards and a touchdown at Duke (Nov. 19)... carried 11 times for 72 yards and caught a six-yard pass vs. Georgia (Nov. 26)... rushed for 20 yards and had three receptions in the Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Utah (Dec. 31).
2010 (Junior): Started all 13 games... rushed 52 times for 353 yards (6.8 yards per carry)... rushed for four touchdowns... caught seven passes for 119 yards (17.0 yards per reception) and one touchdown... rushed four times for 45 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... caught two passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, and rushed seven times for 38 yards in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... rushed for a touchdown and caught one pass for 18 yards vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... carried eight times for 67 yards vs. Virginia (Oct. 9)... rushed nine times for 63 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 22 yards at Georgia (Nov. 27)... named to the ACC All-Academic team for the third straight year.
An Academic All-ACC selection... started the final 13 games of the season... missed the season opener to recover from a dislocated wrist injury suffered over the summer... averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had three rushing touchdowns... had 53 carries for 345 yards... rushed four times for 67 yards against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 5)... rushed eight times for 58 yards vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... had his most extensive action of the season at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31) with nine carries for 80 Yards and one touchdown... ran for his second touchdown of the season at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... sat out the season opener against Jacksonville State as a precaution... did not endure any contact in preseason practice until late August.
A redshirt freshman starter at A-back who enjoyed great success down the stretch... Tech's most productive A-back... Tech's second-leading rusher with 690 yards on just 81 carries... his rushing average (8.5 yards per attempt) was one of the highest among all FBS players... rushed for four touchdowns and had five total touchdowns... Tech's third-leading receiver with 155 yards on eight receptions (19.4 yards per reception)... served as Tech's primary kick returner... averaged 23.6 yards on 15 kick returns... averaged 8.8 yards on six punt returns... averaged 96.3 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked 10th in the ACC... had 311 rushing yards over the last two games of the regular season... was named the AT&T All-America National Player of the Week for his unforgettable performance in the regular season finale at rival Georgia (Nov. 29)... rushed for a career-high 214 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries against the Bulldogs... his 54-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, when he tight-roped down the `Dawg sideline, gave Tech a 10-point lead... had a ridiculous 312 all-purpose yards on the day... rushed for a then-career-best 97 yards on seven carries (13.9 yards per attempt) and had three kick returns for 51 yards in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... recorded six carries for 56 yards and two receptions for 20 yards at North Carolina (Nov. 1)... had kickoff returns of 46 and 29 yards and rushed four times for 39 yards in the win over Florida State (Nov. 1)... rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries, a 29-yard punt return, a 24-yard kickoff return and 162 all-purpose yards vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... had a 35-yard pass reception from Josh Nesbitt at Clemson (Oct. 18)... rushed for a touchdown in the win over Duke (Oct. 4)... caught a 41-yard touchdown pass -- his first career TD reception -- from Josh Nesbitt and ran four times for 28 yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... had 111 all-purpose yards in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... had 61 yards rushing and one touchdown on just three carries... was Tech's leading receiver with two catches for 50 yards against the Gamecocks...an extremely quick and shifty running back who redshirted as a true freshman in 2007... his speed fits nicely in Tech's offense.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
First-team all-state pick in Class AAA as a senior after earning honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore and junior in Class AAAA... MVP of the Georgia North-South All-Star game... the all-time leading rusher in DeKalb County with 5,055 yards and 76 touchdowns... led the county as a senior with 1,776 yards rushing (177.6 per game) and 33 touchdowns; his total second in Metro Atlanta only to fellow Tech signee Jonathan Dwyer... added 1,654 yards (150.4 pg) and 24 touchdowns as a junior, 1,369 yards with 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, and 256 yards and three scores as a freshman... three-time, first-team all-DeKalb County... coached by Brent Miller at Chamblee High... also a four-year letterwinner as a centerfielder in baseball, earning all-county honors as a senior.
Full name is Roderick Rinaldo Jones, II... parents are Rod and Angel Jones... drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox... born June 13, 1989.
Rushing Attempts: 13 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008
Rushing Yards: 214 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008, 2 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010
Receptions: 3 vs. Utah, Dec. 31, 2011
Receiving Yards: 64 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, five times
Longest Rush: 61 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008
Longest Reception: 52 vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011
Kick Returns: 4 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008
Kick Return Yards: 98 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008
Long Kick Return: 46 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008
Punt Returns: 4 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008
Punt Return Yards: 29 vs. Virginia, Oct. 25, 2008
Long Punt Return: 29 vs. Virginia, Oct. 25, 2008
All-Purpose Yards: 312 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008