7 - Kevin Jones Position: Tailback
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6-0
Weight: 211
High School: Cardinal O'Hara H.S.
Hometown: Chester, Pa.
photo         Came to Tech as the nation's top recruit and didn't disappoint ... Played in every game ... Worked his way up to the No. 2 tailback spot by the second game and was starting by the ninth game ... Led the Hokies in rushing with 957 yards ... His rushing total set a Tech freshman record ... Finished the season fifth in the BIG EAST in rushing, tops among freshmen ... Was fifth among all Division I-A freshmen in rushing for the season and third among true freshmen ... Voted the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and was a second-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... Named to the 2001 Virginia Division I All-State team by the state sports information directors ... A tough, physical runner who is hard to bring down ... Has blazing speed and is good in the open field ... Is an Iron Hokie in the weight room ... Continues to work on all phases of his game ... Showed improvement as a blocker and pass receiver during the spring ... Is rated the No. 18 running back in the nation by The Sporting News heading into the 2002 season ... Ranked the nation's No. 12 running back by Lindy's ... A third-team preseason All-America pick by collegefootballnews.com ... Selected as a second-team All-BIG EAST pick by TSN ... Joins with senior Lee Suggs to form perhaps the best one-two tailback combination in the college ranks ... The sky is the limit if he continues to work hard ...

2001: Played in every game as a true freshman, starting the last three regular-season games and the Gator Bowl ... Finished with 957 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 175 carries ... His rushing total set a new Tech record for freshmen ... Averaged 5.5 yards per rush ... Caught six passes for 47 yards ... Rushed 11 times for 63 yards in the first action of his career against UConn ... Ran for 75 yards on 10 carries against Western Michigan ... Recorded 76 yards on 18 rushes at Rutgers ... Scored his first career touchdown against UCF, a 7-yard run ... Finished with 90 yards on 11 carries in that game ... Also had a 21-yard reception ... Put up 67 yards and a score on 16 carries at West Virginia ... His touchdown against WVU came on a 44-yard burst ... Ran for 60 yards on 17 carries in the win over Boston College ... Put on a show at Temple in his first career start ... Rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in that game ... Had an 87-yard scoring run, the fourth-longest on record at Tech since 1950 and the longest on record by a freshman ... Was the workhorse in Tech's win at Virginia ... Carried the ball 37 times for 181 yards and a touchdown ... The 37 carries were the most ever for a Tech freshman and the 181 yards were the second-most for a Hokie under Coach Frank Beamer ... Ran for 160 yards on 24 carries against top-ranked Miami ...Got 23 carries against FSU in the Gator Bowl, gaining 55 yards and scoring on a 5-yard run ... Ran a 4.38 40 during spring testing and posted a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Bench pressed 340 pounds and added a 505-pound back squat ... Contributed a 69-yard touchdown run in Tech's first scrimmage of the spring ... Finished that scrimmage with 94 yards on five carries ... Had two 4-yard TD runs and 44 total yards rushing in another scrimmage ... Rushed eight times for 35 yards and caught a 3-yard pass during the annual Maroon-White game ...

High School: The most highly-rated recruit in Virginia Tech history ... Ranked the nation's top high school player in 2000 by SuperPrep, Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting, Rivals and Student Sports ... Named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 2 running back in the nation, the No. 1 RB in the East Region and the No. 1 overall player in the East ... Rated the No. 3 player in the nation by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named the nation's No. 1 offensive player by G&W Recruiting ... A member of the USA Today All-USA first team ... A Parade All-American and a Reebok ESPN first-team All-American ... Named the player of the year in Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Listed as the top player in the state by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ... A four-time all-county pick and a four-time All-Catholic League selection ... His 5,878 career rushing yards rank second all-time in Philadelphia history and first in Catholic League history ... Scored 84 career touchdowns and stands as the leading scorer in Delaware County history ... Rushed for 1,268 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, despite missing two games with an ankle injury ... Helped lead Coach George Stratts' team to the Catholic League championship, scoring four touchdowns in the title game - two on runs, one on a kickoff return and another on a pass reception ... Played in the National High School All-Star game ... Won the first-ever High School Heisman award for the Northeast region ... Ran for 1,896 yards and 26 touchdowns his junior year ... Added 2,082 yards rushing and 26 TDs as a sophomore ... Gained over 600 yards on the ground as a freshman ... Holds the school record for longest run from scrimmage (96 yards) and set a single-game mark for rushing yards with 305 on just 15 carries ... Ranks as a national-caliber sprinter in track with times of 10.2 in the 100-meters, 21.2 in the 200-meters and 6.7 in the 60 ... Was clocked at 4.26 in the 40 at FSU's summer camp ...

Personal: Kevin S. Jones ... Born 8/21/82 in Chester, PA ... Son of Thomas and Tracey Jones ... His father was a high school All-America basketball player ... Is studying business.

2001 Rushing Game-by-Game
at Rutgers118764.2018
at WVU116674.2144
at Pittsburgh1410.302
at Temple1211557.4287
at Virginia1371814.9 118