Made a return to the field during spring 2008 practice sessions after sitting out the 2007 season to regain strength and stamina following a battle with cancer...Was a candidate for the Football Writers Associate of America Courage Award in 2007...Received the diagnosis of a cancerous tumor in his neck in February `07 and began treatment that forced him to miss spring workouts...In May `07 had surgery to remove the remainder of the tumor...Received notification from medical personnel that he was cancer free in August...Began working out in the weightroom following the news and reached his personal goal of returning to the field in pads this spring.
2006:Played in 10 of 12 games during the 2006 season...Started against Marshall when the Tigers lined up with two tight ends on the opening series...Also a key member of the Tiger special teams unit...Did not participate in spring workouts and will miss the 2007 season for medical reasons.
2005: Worked at both tight end and fullback in the fall of 2005 while being redshirted.
Academic Highlights: Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2005 semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2005-06.
Prep: Lettered at Columbus High under coach Roy McCrory...An all-around athlete who has played tight end, fullback, offensive guard, noseguard and linebacker...Listed as a member of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 Prospects...Totaled 150 tackles, including 12 sacks, in 2004...Also forced six fumbles...Picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown as a senior...Played in the All-American Bowl Classic in Shreveport, La., as a linebacker and totaled five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble...Listed as one of the top players in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine...Finished his high school career with 190 tackles, 40 tackles for loss and 30 sacks...His father, Bernard, is the defensive coordinator at CHS.
Personal: Stacy Nicholas Jones is the son of Bernard and Pamela Jones...Born September 30, 1986, in Shreveport, La.