Pack Pride Profile: LB Ernest Jones

Pack Pride takes a look at reserve LB Ernest Jones.

Ernest Jones

Sophomore LB

No. 45

6-2, 220 pounds

Southern Vance High School, Henderson, NC

2004 stats

- Last season, Jones recorded four tackles.

- In 2004, Jones was in for 31 plays. He recorded a tackle on 13% of the plays (4).

Awards

- Most improved LB after 2004 spring drills

High School Accolades

- No. 9 player in NC by Scout.com

- three-star prospect and No. 28 LB in the nation

- Shrine Bowl selection

Recruited By

- former DL coach Joe Pate

2005 Outlook

- Jones' best days lie ahead as he was able to garner much needed experience in 2004 and is likely to do the same in 2005 as he'll be a potential backup to LB Stephen Tulloch. Jones has a great frame and speed and the potential to emerge as a solid player for the Pack although, admittedly, those contributions may be a year away. It is safe to say that Jones is likely to garner significantly more playing time than he did in 2004 and that experience could have him vying for a starter's spot in 2006.

Recognition Potential

- Right now, the main item on Jones' agenda is simply to get bigger, stronger, faster and more experienced. Any postseason accolades are realistically a year away at the very least although he'll likely have the chance to lay the foundation for future awards with his play this year.


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