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Jones Sets NFL Combine Record In Broad Jump

Byron Jones talks to the media at the NFL Combine.
Feb. 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS - Former University of Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) had quite a day for himself at the NFL Combine on Monday. Jones set an NFL Combine record in the broad jump with a long leap of 12 feet, three inches.

Not only is that a combine record, it also tops the official world record in that track event. The world record is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag, who jumped 3.71 meters (12 feet, two inches) on November 11, 1968.

Jones also impressed the NFL personnel at the Combine with a vertical jump of 44.5 inches.

UConn's other representative at the Combine was wide receiver Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.), who was second among wide receivers in the bench press with 225 pounds at 23 repetitions.

Jones made 37 starts in 43 career games at UConn and started the first seven games of his senior season before having season-ending surgery. He had 223 career tackles with eight career interceptions.

Davis ended his career as the most prolific receiver in UConn's FBS era and among the top-six in program history in receptions and receiving yards He caught a pass in every game he played, finishing his career with a reception in 36-straight contests dating back to 2011.