Jones, a native of Brownsburg, Ind., had four tackles, including a pair of sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss, in the Falcons’ 27-15 loss at Toledo Saturday. He also added a forced fumble as the Falcons held Toledo to just 130 yards on the ground, 50 yards below their season average.
On the season Jones has 11 tackles in three games, including six tackles for loss resulting in 30 yards in losses. He also has 3.5 quarterback sacks that have accounted for 22 yards in losses.
Of the 11 tackles Jones has been involved with this season, eight have resulted in no gain or negative yardage -- and the total minus yardage on those plays is minus-35 yards. The three "positive" plays have gained just nine yards (five yards, three yards and one yard).
This marks the fifth time Jones has been named MAC East Division defensive player of the week in his career. In 2010 he earned that honor -- and National Defensive Lineman of the Week -- for recording six tackles, including five tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks along with a fumble recovery in a win at Central Michigan.
Last year he was honored twice, earning MAC East defensive POW for recording two sacks, a forced fumble and a safety in a win at Idaho and posting six tackles and three sacks in the victory over Temple.
Click here to read the column by The Blade's Dave Hackenberg about Jones entering this season.