In-state product who was a starter at free safety last year and will look to keep that spot again in 2012.
2011: Saw his first collegiate action in 2011 and earned a varsity letter ... started eight games and six of the final seven...was sixth on the team in tackles with 51 ... had a career-high eight tackles in season-final vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 3) ... had a fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. USF (Oct. 15) and added six tackles and four pass breakups vs. the Bulls ... the 10-yard fumbled recovery for a TD in the third quarter proved to be the deciding score in a 16-10 Husky win...was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against USF ... had six tackles against both West Virginia (Oct. 8) and Rutgers (Nov. 26).
2010: Redshirted...Named the Special Teams Scout Player of the Week before the Syracuse game (Nov. 20).
High School: Named to the Class MM All-State team by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association...Named First Team All-Naugatuck Valley...Had three interceptions in 2009 and returned punts and kickoffs...Team advanced to first round of Class MM state playoffs...Had three catches for 63 yards in state playoff game...Also played basketball...Team captain...Attended same high school as former Husky Derek Chard.
Personal Profile: Byron Philip Jones...Born on August 26, 1992...A mechanical engineering major.
BYRON JONES' CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles, game: 8, at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 Most PBU, game: 4, at West Virginia, 10/8/11