| Mike Jones
6-4 · 260
San Antonio, Texas (Marshall)
A tough, strong and competitive tight end who played in 38 career games, including two bowl games (2000 Cotton Bowl; 2001 Holiday Bowl) ... ranked ninth in receptions (35) and receiving yards (373) by a tight end on UT's career charts ... 2001 Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award winner ... two-time UT Outstanding Tight End (1999-2000).
Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve tight end and on special teams, including the Holiday Bowl against No. 21 Washington ... shared UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award ... recorded one catch for one yard (vs. No. 3 Oklahoma) ... added four tackles (three solo) on special teams.
Played in seven games, all starts, before sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee against Missouri ... the injury snapped his string of 21 consecutive starts ... named the team's Most Outstanding Tight End ... registered at least one catch in all seven games before the injury ... tied his career-high with 17 receptions for a career-best 199 yards ... had his best game as a Longhorn when he set career single-game highs for receptions (six) and receiving yards (102) at Colorado ... he became only the fourth TE in school history to surpass 100 receiving yards in a game and the first since Kerry Cash had 104 yards at Texas Tech in 1990 ... named UT's Offensive Player of the Week following his effort against the Buffs ... hauled in three passes for 36 yards at Stanford ... added three catches for 23 yards against No. 10 Oklahoma ... caught a pair of passes for 13 yards against Oklahoma State.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at tight end ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Tight End ... caught at least one pass in 11 of 14 games ... finished fifth on the team in receptions (17) ... recorded two touchdowns on the season, including the game-winner vs. No. 3 Nebraska ... broke three tackles on the 17-yard TD reception vs. the Huskers ... hauled in his first career TD on a career-long 28-yard catch at Rutgers ... posted a season-high three receptions (14 receiving yards) vs. North Carolina State ... matched that effort vs. No. 13 Kansas State (17 yards) ... posted a season-high 34 receiving yards (on two receptions) vs. Rice ... also had a 27-yard reception vs. Stanford ... caught two passes for 21 yards in the Cotton Bowl ... returned to TE in the spring after spending the second half of 1998 at defensive end.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1998)
Opened the season at tight end ... moved to defensive end midway through the season ... played in four games ... was limited by an ankle injury for part of the year ... missed the Iowa State game as a result of that injury ... played at tight end and on special teams vs. New Mexico State, at No. 5 Kansas State and at No. 6 UCLA ... saw action at defensive end against Oklahoma ... redshirted in 1997.
Coached by David Visentine at Marshall High ... a first-team all-district and all-city selection at tight end as a senior ... a three-year starter ... also was a basketball standout who earned first-team all-district honors in that sport as a junior and senior.
Born 4/13/78 in San Antonio ... full name is Michael Charles Jones ... majored in government ... earned a spot on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll and the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 1997.
Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg. TD Long
2001 12/0 1 1 1.0 0 1/OU
2000 7/7 17 199 11.7 0 25/Stan.
1999 13/13 17 173 10.2 2 28t/Rutg.
1998 4/0 Played Defensive End
Career 36/20 35 373 10.7 2 28t/Rutg.
Receptions: 6 (for 102 yards) at Colorado (Jr.)
Receiving Yards: 102 (on six receptions) at Colorado (Jr.)
100-Yard Games: 1 (6-102 at Colorado, Jr.)
TD Receptions: 1 vs. Nebraska (So.); at Rutgers (So.)