Ronnie Jones Jr.
Ronnie  Jones Jr.


Hempstead, Texas

High School:
Hempstead HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235



A 2014 second-team All-Southland selection according to College Sports Madness … Listed as the starter at middle linebacker coming out of the spring … Has played in 34 games during his career, earning 12 starts.

2014 (Junior): A 2014 second-team All-SLC pick according to College Sports Madness … Received honorable mention All-SLC honors by the league coaches … Played in and started all 12 games … Led the team and finished fifth in the southland with 99 tackles (8.3 tpg) … Opened the season with a career-high 12-tackle performance against Grambling State … Six of his stops against the Tigers were unassisted … Was also credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against GSU … Followed that up with a new career-high 13 tackles against Sam Houston State … Also broke up a pass against the Bearkats … Recorded 12 stops, including four solos, against Southeastern Louisiana … Notched 10 tackles, including five solos, and assisted on a sack at Central Arkansas … Had 12 tackles, including a career-high nine solo stops, and 3.5 tackles for losses against Incarnate Word … Was also credited with two sacks and a forced fumble against UIW … Had seven tackles, including three for losses, and two sacks in the win over Nicholls.

2013 (Sophomore): Ended the season with 29 tackles, including seven unassisted stops ... Also recorded 2.5 TFLs, one sack, blocked a kick and returned a kickoff on the season ... Had a season-high six tackles at Sam Houston State ... Posted a four-tackle effort at Louisiana Tech, which included one tackle for a loss ... Had five tackles and blocked a kick against Bacone College ... Had three tackles - 1.5 TFLs - and a sack in their season opener ... Recorded four stops, including two unassisted, and returned a kick 11 yards against Nicholls State.

2012: Played in all 12 games at backup linebacker as a true freshman ... Finished the year with 23 total tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack ... Best outing came at Stephen F. Austin (11/3) with six tackles and a 12-yard sack ... Posted five tackles, including three solo stops, in 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M ... Finished with four solo tackles in 52-21 win over McMurry (10/13).

High School: Helped Hempstead to the 2011 Class 2A state title game as Bobcats finished with a 14-1 record ... Named District 14-2A Defensive MVP as a junior and senior ... Hempsted won District 14-2A title with a 6-0 record in 2011 ... Posted 145 tackles, two blocked field goals, a blocked punt and an interception as a senior ... Finished his varsity career with 431 tackles, 12 sacks and five interceptions.

Personal: Ronnie Jones Jr. was born on Oct. 25, 1993 ... Son of Ronnie Jones and Tywanna Ragston ... Majoring in kinesiology.


Jones Named CSM Southland Player of the Week

Junior linebacker recognized for his efforts in Lamar victory


Lamar takes home opener 31-0 over Prairie View A&M

Cardinals finished with 432 yards of total offense in the win


Lamar Football Camp - Linebackers

Cardinals will have four linebackers on the field in 2012




The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.


Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.


Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.


The Wrap: FB

(BEAUMONT, TX) Head Coach Ray Woodard, Quarterback Caleb Berry, and Linebacker Ronnie Jones, Jr. discuss the 31-20 victory over Incarnate Word, Senior Night, and the Cardinals' first winning season since the return of football.

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