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#31 Anthony Jones
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Picayune, Miss.
High School: Hamilton
Experience: 3 Letters


ASU: Highly recruited local product that provides great depth at linebacker...has potential to be a force on defense.

2012:Had a strong game in his second career start, taking a second-half interception against Oregon (10/18) back 36 yards to the house for his first career interception and touchdown...Made his first career start against Illinois (9/8)...Had two assisted tackles against NAU...Saw action in all 13 games in 2011, playing mostly on special teams...recorded six tackles on the season...sat out 2010 season...has started two games and appeared in 25..

2011: Saw action in every game this season...strong special teams contributor...finished season with six total tackles.

2010: Sat out season...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.

2009: Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz...the top linebacker in the state of Arizona and an aggressive, physical playmaker from sideline to sideline...an intense athlete and a hard hitter...A key component of Hamilton's 2008 5A-I state championship run...a product of one of Arizona's powerhouse prep football programs that has produced several excellent Sun Devils...one of nine Hamilton players to have signed with ASU since 2004...attended the same high school as current Sun Devils Colin Parker and Gerell Robinson as well as former ASU All-American and current NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Suggs...earned Second-Team All-5A honors in 2008 by the Arizona Republic...regarded as the No. 30 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...also considered the top linebacker and No. 8 overall recruit in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com...rated the No. 32 linebacker recruit in the country by Scout.com...listed by Scout.com in the 2008 preseason as the top linebacker in the state of Arizona...was named to the Friday Night Heroes list by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine...recorded 78 tackles (24 solo) three sacks and one interception as a senior...posted at least seven tackles in six games on the year...tallied a season-high 13 total stops (five solo), an interception returned 82 yards and a sack against rival Chandler High School on Nov. 7, 2008...collected 10 total tackles (six solo) against eventual 5A-II state champion Peoria Centennial High School on Sept. 12...as a junior in 2007, he led Hamilton with 94 total tackles (25 solo)...added six sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery...averaged 9.4 tackles-per-game...posted at least seven tackles in nine of 10 games on the year and surpassed 10 total stops in six games...set a career-high with 13 tackles (four solo) against Red Mountain on Sept. 20, 2007...tied that mark with 13 total stops (two solo) with one sack against Gilbert on Oct. 5, 2007...chose ASU over Arizona, Minnesota and Washington State...coached by Steve Belles at Hamilton High School.

PERSONAL: A BIS major focusing on Communication and Political Science.

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