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.