22  Torez Jones
Torez Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilson, N.C.

High School:
James Hunt HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
DB


2010 (Junior): Started all 10 of the games in which he saw action, missing the home game against Georgia Southern ... Finished the season with a career-best 62 tackles including 41 solo stops ... Finished with a team-high seven interceptions and five pass break-ups ... Named first team All-Southern Conference by the voting members of the SoCon Sports Media Association ... Picked up his first career sack, dropping Gardner-Webb quarterback John Rock for a 10-yard loss in the road win over the Runnin' Bulldogs ... Recorded a WCU school single-game record - and SoCon-record tying - four interceptions, adding a career-best 12 solo tackles in the road win over Gardner-Webb ... For his efforts at GWU, earned SoCon Defensive Player of the Week accolades and was additionally named SoCon Player of the Week by SouthernPigskin.com and College Football Performance Award's (CFPA) National Defensive Performer of the Week, as well as being named a College Sporting News All-Star and the FCS co-Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network ... Was tabbed the SoCon Defensive Player of the Month in September becoming the first WCU football player to earn monthly honors from the SoCon since November of 2008 ... Tallied 10 tackles including four solo stops against Samford.

2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in eight games, all as a substation in the defensive secondary ... Finished with four tackles on the season including three solo stops ... Recorded his first collegiate tackle - a solo hit - in the season-opener at Vanderbilt ... In WCU's annual Spring Game, recorded an interception to score points for the defensive unit.

2008 (Freshman): Appeared in four games as a true freshman mostly on special teams ... Saw his first collegiate action at Wofford.

Prior to Western: A versatile athlete that was used as a wide receiver, defensive back and on kick returns during his prep career ... Was named the Eastern Carolina Conference co-Player of the Year, All-State and Ironman of the Year as a senior ... Hauled in 49 passes for 953 yards and 14 TDs at receiver as a part of amassing 1,578 all-purpose yards and a school single-season record 18 touchdowns ... Concluded his high school career with 85 total tackles and 11 interceptions defensively and 965 yards in returns ... Also is a four-year letter winner in boy's basketball as a prep.

Personal: Is the son of Curtis and Keyoka Barnes.

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