Even though he missed the final four games of the season last year following a knee injury, Jones still led the Atlantic Coast Conference in per-game rushing average (104.2 yards) and finished with 938 yards and eight touchdowns.
While Jones continues his rehabilitation from surgery and is progressing nicely with the start of two-a-days just around the corner, he's also getting a taste of football off the field -- the view has been from the Seminoles' sports information office.
Jones helped FSU's sports info staff finish the team's media guide. Part of Jones' duties was to compile information on the Seminoles' opponents.
"It was my academic advisor's idea," Jones said. "He wanted me to see the sports information side of playing football. It gives you a different view of things."
Jones also has a different view of the Seminoles this season, saying the team is determined to put its past struggles behind it. There has been plenty of talk nationally about the Seminoles' decline.
"That's the whole motivation of the team this year," Jones said.
"Let's prove everybody wrong. Everybody's doubting us. We had these two down years and everybody says Florida State is not the same team it usually is. This summer, everybody's working out, just trying to put it all together."
The same could be said of Jones, on and off the field.