Mike Jones Jr.
|Ht./Wt.:||6-0, 220 lbs|
|High School:||IMG (Fla.) Academy|
|Years:||2018 - 2020|
Entered 2020 credited with 22 career tackles (4.0 for loss), a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 196 snaps over 18 career games.
2020: Made first career start at Wake Forest, recording six tackles … started home opener vs. The Citadel … collected three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Virginia … registered one tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … contributed four tackles (2.0 for loss) and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … against Syracuse, recorded three tackles, a half-sack and his first career interception, which he returned 40 yards to the three-yard line to set up a Clemson touchdown, helping him share team defensive player of the game honors … missed two games but returned to action with a two-tackle performance vs. Pitt.
2019: Credited with 19 tackles (4.0 for loss) a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 181 snaps over 15 games … contributed to wins against Georgia Tech and No. 12 Texas A&M … added four tackles (one for loss) at Syracuse … made three tackles vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … recorded two tackles, both for loss, vs. Boston College … contributed two tackles (one for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … posted two tackles vs. Wake Forest … broke up a pass on a fourth-down stop at South Carolina … added one tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … played on special teams vs. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 LSU.
2018: Credited with three tackles in 15 snaps in three games while redshirting … posted three tackles in 13 snaps in his collegiate debut vs. NC State … also saw action vs. Louisville and Duke.
Before Clemson: No. 208 player in the nation by ESPN and No. 210 player by 247Sports … No. 10 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 15 outside linebacker by 247Sports … played in Under Armour All-American Game … played two years at IMG (Fla.) Academy, helping it to a No. 2 final national ranking and 9-0 record as a senior, and a No. 4 national ranking and an 11-0 record as a junior … had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a junior … had 11 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a freshman … teammate of fellow Tiger signee Xavier Thomas … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy … recruited by Tony Elliott and Brent Venables … enrolled at Clemson in January 2018.
Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1998 … majoring in communication … completed a microinternship with Synnex in 2019 … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2018-19).