34  Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
South Dade HS

Last College:
Univ. of Miami

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 219

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
TR


Career Summary: Came to Memphis after playing three seasons at Miami...Earned his bachelor's degree from Miami in May `08, which allowed him to transfer without sitting out...Was working on his master's degree in physical education during `08 season...In his three years at Miami, totaled 713 yds and 10 TDs on 190 carries.

2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games...Did not play against UAB, Louisville and ECU because of an ankle injury...Ranked 3rd on team in rush attempts (53) and 3rd in rushing yds (255)...Second on team with six rushing TDs and was tied for 3rd in points (36)...Had three multi-TD games in `08...Against Rice, rushed for two TDs on seven carries for 22 yds...Became first Memphis player to rush for two TDs in a game since `06...Had a 15-yd TD run in 3rd quarter, and also scored on 1-yd rush in the 4th... Had two TDs in Nicholls St. game, with the first one being an 11-yd run in 2nd quarter...Second score was a 2-yd scamper in the 4th...Had 11 total carries for 57 yds...Against ASU, rushed for two TDs for the 3rd time in 4 games...Had eight rushes for 43 yds...Scored on 3- and 7-yd runs in Tigers' opening two drives...Suffered a severe ankle injury in the game...Missed the next three games and was limited in the following two meetings...Totaled 51 yds on 12 carries in final three games of season.

University of Miami: Started seven of 28 games played over three seasons for the Hurricanes...Had career totals of 713 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 190 carries...Also recorded 15 receptions for 64 yards...Played in 11 games as a junior, totaling 206 yards and four TDs on 61 carries...Ranked second on the team in 2005 with 123 carries for 507 yards, scoring five TDs...Had two games with two touchdowns, and scored in three of the five games in which he was the main ballcarrier...Saw limited action as a true freshman in 2004.

Prep: Played for coach Don Drinkhahn at South Dade High...Regarded as one of the finest players to come from South Dade in the last 30 years...As a senior in 2003, rushed for 748 yards and six touchdowns despite missing three games with an injury...Rushed for 348 yards in a single game as a junior (a Dade County record)...Rated the No. 7 prospect on the Orlando Sentinel's Florida Top 100 list...Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100...Rated the nation's No. 5 running back prospect by Rivals.com...Tabbed the No. 6 prospect in Florida on Rivals.com's Top 50 In Florida list...As a junior in 2002, named first-team All-Dade County and second-team all-state when he rushed 202 times for 1,570 yards and 19 TDs.

Personal: Charlie Jones is the son of Charlie and Julia Jones...Born January 7, 1986, in Miami, Fla.

Jones' Career Rushing Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2004* 5/0 6 25 4.1 1 9
2005* 12/4 123 507 4.1 5 42
2006* 11/3 61 206 3.4 4 16
2008 10/0 53 255 4.8 6 17
Total 38/7 243 993 4.1 16 42
*-At Miami

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