Deshon Foxx becomes fifth Husky senior to have professional opportunity.
Jones has travelled to Chicago and Dallas area as he was a first round NFL Draft pick.
Husky wide recevier will join Husky veteran Will Beatty with the New York Giants.
Connecticut native will continue his football career with the Cowboys.
NFL Draft will start on April 30 in Chicago.
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37 career starts in 43 career games.
2014: Started the first seven games of the season at cornerback before a season-ending injury...finished with 24 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups...returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown at USF (Sept. 19)...notched his second pick of the season at No. 18 East Carolina (Oct. 23)...opened the season with back-to-back five-tackle games vs. BYU (Aug. 29) and Stony Brook (Sept. 6)...notched a season-high seven tackles at Tulane (Oct. 11).
2013: Played and started in all 12 games at cornerback after converting from safety...finished fourth on the squad with 60 tackles along with a team-high three interceptions...had seven tackles vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...picked up five tackles and an interception vs. No. 14 Michigan (Sept. 21)...recorded three tackles and a pick vs. USF (Oct. 12)...notched five tackles and an interception at No. 21 UCF (Oct. 26)...had 11 tackles at SMU (Nov. 16)...posted eight tackles and one for loss at Temple (Nov. 23)...named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
2012: Started all 12 games at safety and started eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 for 20 career starts...Was the third-leading tackler on the 2012 team with 88 stops and also had 1.5 tackles for a loss...Had one interception...Made a career-high 13 tackles vs. Temple (Oct. 13) and also had ten tackles vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 22)...Had nine tackles in two different games.
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 Sept. 26, 1992 ... An economics major.
Most Tackles, Game: 13, vs. Temple, 10/13/12
Most PBU, Game: 4, at West Virginia, 10/8/11
Longest Fumble Return: 10, vs. USF, 10/15/11