A player with the potential to contribute at tackle if he can stay focused … Plays in flashes … Showed signs near the end of fall practice that he was starting to cut it loose a bit and not playing tentative … Made some plays in the spring game, but was intermittent in his effort during practices … Must continue working to get bigger, stronger and more physical … Is athletic and talented enough to play … Needs a big summer to get ready for preseason practice.
2009: Started working at defensive tackle … Ran a 4.76 forty during off-season testing … Had three tackles, including a sack, in the team’s fourth spring scrimmage … Posted five tackles and two tackles for loss during the Maroon-White game.
2008: Was redshirted during the fall … Practiced at defensive end briefly but missed a lot of time due to injury … Underwent surgery to his right shoulder … Participated in the off-season program … Registered two tackles during one spring scrimmage and broke up a pass in another … Posted a sack for a 10-yard loss in the Maroon-White game.
High School: Ranked the No. 27 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times for Coach Shawn Wilson … Rated the No. 58 defensive end in the country and the No. 38 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Named second-team Group AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by The Associated Press his senior year … Earned first-team All-Tidewater and first-team All-Beach District honors on the defensive line as a senior … Led his team to a 10-2 record his senior year, recording 96 tackles, including 28 for loss and 17 sacks … Also had an interception, three blocked kicks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries …Threw the discus and played basketball.
Personal: Joseph DeMarcus Jones … Born 2/7/90 in Brunswick, GA … Son of Terence and Amanda Ford … Enrolled in human development.