39  Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Gantt, AL

High School:
Straughn HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
01/20/1988

Experience:
3L


Career & 2010 Highlights:


Lettered from 2007-10 for the Tigers, logging action in the secondary and as a member of the special teams unit...Played in 48 games during his career...Had a season-high 14 tackles as a redshirt-freshman in 2007...Ended his career with 27 tackles and two forced fumbles...Posted his first career forced fumble as a freshman in 2007 against UCF...Logged his second forced fumble in 2008 against Nicholls State on a kickoff return...The ball was recovered by Memphis and the Tigers scored a touchodown on the next series.

2009:


Played in 11 of 12 games on special teams and with the secondary...Totaled three tackles with one TFL for a loss of four yards and two solo tackles...Did not play against UTEP...Credited with a career-high three tackles against Houston with one going for a loss of four yards.

2008:


Played in all 13 games, with increased responsibility on special teams...Participated on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made one solo stop against Rice on an Owl kickoff return...Matched his career high with two tackles versus Marshall...Both stops were on kickoff returns by the Herd...Forced a fumble on a Nicholls State kickoff return, which was recovered by Jeremy Rockette... The Tigers ended up scoring a touchdown following the fumble recovery...Assisted on a tackle against Southern Miss...Credited with two solo tackles on kickoff coverage versus Tulane...Saw action on kick cover teams in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

2007:


Played in all 13 games, logging time as a member of the special teams unit and in the defensive secondary...Registered his first tackle of the season against Jacksonville State on a Tiger kickoff...Tallied one tackle and forced a fumble versus UCF...Caused UCF's Joe Burnett to cough up the ball on a punt return in the third quarter...The ball was recovered by Quinton McCrary...Logged two tackles against Marshall, MTSU, Rice and East Carolina, all of which were on either Memphis kickoffs or punts...Also credited with special teams stops against Southern Miss, UAB and SMU...Ended the season with 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo stops.

2006:


Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

Prep:


Played for Coach Trent Taylor at Straughn HS...Started four years as a receiver and three as a linebacker and safety...Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver his senior year...As a senior on defense, recorded 68 tackles with 10 for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries...Returned a fumble for a TD and scored a second as a receiver in a game against WS Neal HS in 2005...An honorable mention All-State Birmingham News selection as a senior and named all-county as a junior...Helped SHS finish 6-4 in 2005...Also lettered three years in basketball.

Personal:


Malcolm Tyrone Jones is the son of Felix and Mary Jones...Born January 20, 1988, in Andalusia, Ala.

Jones' Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2007 13/0 11 3 14 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 13/0 5 2 7 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 11/0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1-4 0-0 0-0
2010 11/0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 48/0 21 6 27 0 0 2 1-4 0-0 0-0

Jones' Career Highs
Tackles 3 (at Houston, 2009)
Solo Tackles 2 (5x; last at Louisville, 2010)
Assisted Tackles 1 (6x; last at Houston, 2009)
Forced Fumbles 1 (2x, last vs. Nicholls St., 2008)
Tackles For Loss 1 (at Houston, 2009)
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