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Chris Jones
Chris  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coatesville, Pa.

High School:
Coatesville HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
WR


09/02/2017

Coastal Carolina Football vs. U Mass

Coastal Carolina Football vs. U Mass

11/26/2016

Coastal Carolina vs Hampton University

Coastal Carolina vs Hampton University

11/05/2016

Coastal Carolina vs Monmouth

Coastal Carolina vs Monmouth

10/22/2016

Coastal Carolina vs Central Connecticut State

Coastal Carolina vs Central Connecticut State

10/01/2016

Coastal Carolina vs Charleston Southern

Coastal Carolina vs Charleston Southern

Graduated from Coastal Carolina in December 2016 with a degree in communication and he is pursuing a second degree in psychology … A two-year member of the football program’s Team Leadership Council (2016, 2017).

Enters 2017 11th among active NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) players with a career punt return average of 11.9 … Ranks second on the CCU all-time list for punt return yards (498) and punt returns (42) …. Is just the ninth Chanticleer to reach 1,000 career receiving yards (1,024) … Also on the CCU all-time lists, ranks third in yards per reception (16.52), 10th in TD receptions (6), 15th in receptions (62) … In addition to his six career TD receptions, Jones has one 2-point reception, is 3-for-3 passing on 2-point plays, has a rushing TD and has also thrown a touchdown pass.

2016 (Jr.): One of five Chants, and the only junior, to start all 12 games on offense … Named to the CCU Football Transition Committee all-conference team as a punt returner … Was a game captain for the Bryant contest … Although CCU was not eligible for NCAA FCS stats, his 12.8 yards per punt return would have ranked fifth nationally … His average was “true” average as the longest of his 19 returns was just 31 yards … Was second on the team in both receptions (22) and receiving yards (323) … Named the team’s Special Teams MVP for the Lamar and Gardner-Webb games … At Lamar, had three punt returns for 60 yards, including his 31-yard return, and completed a 2-point conversion to A.J. Sattinger … Had five punt returns for 66 yards, including a long of 18 yards, at Gardner-Webb … Added punt returns of 20 yards and 25 yards versus Florida A&M and Hampton, respectively … Only caught one pass versus Charleston Southern (4 yards), but he completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Gary Bradshaw and completed a 2-point conversion to Malcolm Williams … Coastal only had seven completions in the Liberty win, Jones accounted for four as he had three receptions and completed an 11-yard pass … With his 37 yards versus Liberty, Jones eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier to become the ninth Chant to reach the milestone … Caught a season-high four passes for a season-high 88 yards and a score versus Furman … Also scored versus Central Connecticut State, hauling in a 28-yard TD and finishing with three catches for 72 yards.

2015 (So.): Named second team All-Big South as both a wide receiver and punt returner ... Was named a team MVP four times -- twice on offense (Bryant and Liberty) and twice on special teams (South Carolina State and Western Illinois) ... Set a CCU single-season record with his 254 punt return yards ... Ranked 14th in the NCAA FCS and led the Big South with his average of 11.5 yards per punt return ... Ranked 18th in the NCAA FCS, third in the Big South and led the team with an average of 18.3 yards per reception ... Had an 81-yard reception at Liberty, the second-longest reception in school history and the second-longest, non-scoring play in school history ... Ranked second in the team with 604 receiving yards and fourth on the squad with 33 receptions ... Returned three punts for 69 yards at South Carolina State and, the following week versus Western Illinois, had four returns for 88 yards, including a 64-yard return ... Had a breakout game by catching six passes for 96 yards in the Bryant win ... Ended the regular season by getting six receptions versus Kennesaw State and Liberty, while eclipsing the 100-yard barrier both times ... Had 131 yards with two scores versus the Owls and 168 with a 24-yard TD versus the Flames.

2014 (RFr.): Played in 11 games, missing three of CCU’s first five contests ... Caught seven passes for 97 yards and had one rush — a two yard touchdown ... Also, made six tackles on kick coverage, including three in the FCS quarterfinal game at North Dakota State ... His rushing TD came early in the fourth quarter on an end-around and proved to be the game winner ... In the playoff win versus Richmond, also involved on an end-around, but this time completed a pass to Alex Ross for a two-point conversion ... Caught two passes for 30 yards versus Monmouth and had a season-long, 25-yard reception at Charlotte.

2013 (Fr.): Redshirted but made the travel squad for all regular season games.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: First team Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAA All-State ... A Philadelphia Inquirer first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection ... Caught 71 catches for an area-best 1,490 yards and 24 TDs as a senior ... Brought back two punts, covering 58 and 54 yards, for scores ... Hauled in six receptions for 92 yards and two scores in a win over La Salle, 42-35, in the state semifinal.


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