The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at North Carolina (USATSI)
2016: Made a return to active duty after sitting out the prior season recovering from a knee injury…played in eight games at offensive tackle, starting one contest…starting assignment came in the Villanova opener when he lined up as a sixth offensive lineman.
2015: Did not play in any games after sustaining an offseason knee injury.
2014: Played in 13 games, starting three contests at left tackle in his first active season...starting assignments came against Virginia, Syracuse and Miami.
2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Philadelphia's West Catholic High School, where he was selected All-State Class AA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AA...All-Southeastern Pennsylvania...All-Catholic League...Philadelphia Daily News All-City...two-way lineman who led West Catholic to a 7-4 record, the Catholic League Class AA championship and the PIAA playoffs as a senior...played under Coach Brian Fluck...rated the No. 27 prospect in Pennsylvania by Scout...selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, a senior all-star game featuring players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia...also selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania vs. Maryland)...in addition to football, lettered in basketball and track and field at West Catholic.
PERSONAL: Jaryd Emanuel Jones-Smith, born 9/3/95, is the son of Shirley Ann Smith and the late James Edward Jones...has one brother and one sister...communication major…has served as an intern in Pitt’s athletic media relations office.
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