92  Melvin Jones
Melvin  Jones

Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Bolton (Tenn.) HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 265




Departed Memphis Seniors Back on Campus for Pro Day

16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts


Tiger Football Gives Back to Memphis

Saturday's undertaking mark renewal of off-season community service efforts


Kickoff Time for Tigers' Game at UCLA Announced

Game set to be televised by Pac-12 Networks


Fifty-One Student-Athletes Graduating Saturday

Two commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday.


Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.

Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!


Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.

Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.


Memphis Football vs UConn

Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy


Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee

Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.


Memphis @ Louisville



Memphis vs. Houston



2012 Memphis Football Photo Shoot

Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.


Originally joined the Memphis program in 2010 and saw his first playing time in 2012 as a sophomore ... Saw playing time in 38 games during playing career including 37 straight contests ... As a three-year letter winner had 16 tackles and broke up a pass during playing career.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)

Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Fall 2013 semester.

2014 (Senior)

Saw action in all 13 games with action coming primarily on special teams as a member of the Tigers' kickoff return and punt units ... Recorded a fourth-quarter tackle in the Tigers' win over Connecticut as the team claimed an American Athletic Conference championship ... With the victory, Memphis claimed its first conference title since 1971 ... Member of Memphis team to win its final seven games including a season-ending, double-overtime victory against BYU in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl.

2013 (Junior)

Played in all 12 games as a junior in 2013 ... Playing time came primarily on special teams including kickoff return and place-kick protection.

2012 (Sophomore)

Played in all 12 games as a sophomore registering 15 total tackles ... In addition to playing time on defense, saw action on special teams where he registered six knockdowns ... Established a career high for tackles with five total stops in the opener against UT Martin ... Had three tackles including an assisted tackle for loss the following week at Arkansas State ... Registered two tackles including one for an assisted tackle for loss against East Carolina ... Had two tackles against UAB in the "Battle for the Bones" ... In addition to a tackle, had a third-down pass breakup in the first quarter of the Tigers' 42-24 win over Southern Mississippi.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)

Joined the Tigers after fall camp...Redshirted during the 2010 season.

Bolton High School:

Lettered as a sophomore at John W. North High in Riverside, Calif., before transferring to Bolton High (Memphis, Tenn.) for the remainder of his prep career ... As a senior at Bolton he recorded 54 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries ... Was voted a team captain in 2009 and awarded best team defensive lineman honors ... Competed in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game and the Tennessee East vs. West All-Star game ... Also spent time on the Wildcat track and field team, competing as a thrower.


Melvin Lamar Jones is the son of Melvin and Anita Jones ... Born May 12, 1992, in Long Beach, Calif. ... His uncle Millicent played basketball for Alabama State University ... Graduated in May, 2014 with a degree in Health & Sports Science … Returned for senior season of eligibility to pursue a master’s degree in Sport & Leisure Management.

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