2009 Scouting Report: Will provide depth and competition at center...has also worked at offensive guard during his young career.
2008: Did not play in any games.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team) as a defensive lineman at Bishop McCort...was the Johnstown area's fourth-leading tackler with 86 stops, including 68 solo from his nose tackle position...also had two sacks...as an offensive lineman, helped the Crushers rush for 2,691 yards and pass for 1,630...The Tribune-Democrat All-Area Team (first team)...helped Bishop McCort to an 11-2 mark and the District 5-6 AA championship... played under Coach Ken Salem...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a basketball letterman.
Personal: Wayne Whitney Jones, born 9/18/88, is the son of Wilbur and Aletha Jones...has four brothers and two sisters...has strong football family ties...stepbrother Artrell Hawkins Jr. spent a decade in the NFL as a defensive back with Cincinnati (1998-2003), Carolina (2004) and New England (2005-06)...another stepbrother, Andrew Hawkins, was a receiver with the University of Toledo... cousin Carlton Haselrig played guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1990-93) and New York Jets (1995)... administration of justice major.
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