| Nate Jones
6-2 · 195
Texarkana, Texas (Texarkana)
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
A talented, sure-handed fourth-year receiver who played in 49 games, starting 18 ... made 99 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine TDs during his career ... started all 13 games in 2007 ... led the team with 70 receptions (T-No. 2 on UT's single-season list) and 795 yards and tied for the team lead with five TD receptions ... matched his career total of 29 catches entering 2007 just four games into his senior season ... posted 36 receptions of at least 10 yards and 12 catches of at least 20 yards ... played in all 13 games in 2006, making 13 receptions for 153 yards and three TDs ... saw action in 12 games at wide receiver in 2005 ... made nine receptions for 67 yards and a TD ... played in 11 games, starting five, as a true freshman in 2004 ... caught seven passes for 73 yards ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer and a three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... graduated in December 2007 (three-and-a-half years) with a degree in youth and community studies and a minor in business.
Started all 13 games ... named one of UT's Outstanding Wide Receivers ... led the team with 70 receptions (T-No. 2 on UT's single-season list) and 795 yards and tied for the team lead with five TD receptions ... averaged 11.4 yards per reception ... posted 36 receptions of at least 10 yards and 12 catches of at least 20 yards ... recorded at least three receptions in all 13 games ... posted at least four receptions in 11-of-13 games and at least six receptions in six-of-13 ... established a career high with nine catches for 72 yards in the season-opening victory against Arkansas State ... notched eight receptions for 91 yards and a 33-yard TD versus No. 19 TCU ... added seven catches for 59 yards and a TD at UCF ... caught five balls for 63 yards against Rice ... posted four receptions for 38 yards against Kansas State ... hauled in three passes for 32 yards against No. 10 Oklahoma ... recorded seven catches for a career-high 125 yards and a 20-yard TD at Iowa State ... pulled in six passes for 72 yards and a 23-yard TD at Baylor ... totaled 33 yards on four receptions against Nebraska ... posted four receptions for 43 yards at Oklahoma State ... hauled in four passes for 67 yards and a 34-yard TD versus Texas Tech ... added three receptions for 53 yards at Texas A&M ... posted six catches for 47 yards against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in 13 games, making 13 receptions for 153 yards and three TDs ... caught two passes for 20 yards in the season opener against North Texas ... caught one pass against Rice and Iowa State ... recorded three catches for 36 yards and a TD against Sam Houston State ... had two receptions for 25 yards versus Baylor ... recorded a 16-yard TD at Texas Tech ... made two receptions for 28 yards and a TD against Oklahoma State ... added a 10-yard reception against Iowa in the Alamo Bowl.
Played in 12 games at wide receiver in 2005 ... made nine receptions for 67 yards and a TD ... opened the season with two catches for 16 yards and a TD versus La.-Lafayette ... added two more receptions for 17 yards against Rice ... made one reception for seven yards versus Colorado ... caught two passes for 15 yards at Baylor ... made two catches for 12 yards against Kansas.
Played in 11 games at wide receiver ... started three games following an injury to Brian Carter and another two in a three-wide receiver set ... totaled seven catches for 73 yards ... made his first career start and reception against Rice for three yards ... hauled in a season-long 31-yard catch versus Baylor ... had a 10-yard reception against No. 2 Oklahoma ... caught two passes for 16 yards at Kansas ... recorded an eight-yard reception against No. 22 Texas A&M ... started and had one reception for five yards versus No. 13 Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
Coached by Barry Norton at Texas H.S. ... a two-way all-state performer and three-year starter at wide receiver ... also played cornerback, free safety and some quarterback ... helped his squad post a 35-5 record in his three seasons, including a state title as a junior ... made 41 receptions for 700 yards and eight TDs, while also rushing for two TDs and grabbing two interceptions his senior season ... led Texas High to a 13-1 record and a spot in the state semifinals that year ... made 59 catches for 979 yards and eight TDs with two rushing TDs and four interceptions as a junior ... led his team to a 14-1 record and the 4A Div. I State Championship that year ... posted 10 catches for 179 yards and threw a 50-yard TD in the state championship game in 2002 ... recorded 51 receptions for 759 yards and five TDs to go with seven interceptions as a sophomore ... helped Texas High to an 8-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs that year ... also a three-year letterman in basketball and a two-year letterman in track & field.
Born 12/30/85 in Texarkana, Texas ... full name is Nathan DeWayne Jones ... graduated in December 2007 (three-and-a-half years) with a degree in youth and community studies and a minor in business ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer and a three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... a prep honor student who maintained better than a 3.0 GPA ... was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students in 2003 ... was on the National Honor Roll from 2001-03 ... earned the National Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in 2002 and the President's Education Award in 2000 ... named to the National Society of High School Scholars in 2003 and the Outstanding Young Men of Texarkana ... active in UT's community service program ... participated in Leadership of Texarkana Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders as a prepster ... also volunteered time with Race for the Cure (cancer fundraising), Bring Hope Home (elderly) and the United Way Telethon ... served as a mentor for elementary school students ... father, Nathan, played linebacker and defensive back at Arkansas (1981-84) ... enjoys sports, working out and traveling.
Year G/GS Rec-Yds YPC TD Long Rush-Yds YPC TD Long
2007 13/13 70-795 11.4 5 34/TT 1-[-3] -3.0 0 -
2006 13/0 13-153 11.8 3 25/SHS 0-0 0.0 0 -
2005 12/0 9-67 7.4 1 13/2x 0-0 0.0 0 -
2004 11/5 7-73 10.4 0 31/BU 0-0 0.0 0 -
Career 49/18 99-1,088 11.0 9 34/TT 1-[-3] -3.0 0 -
Receptions: 9 vs. Arkansas State (Sr.)
Receiving yards: 125 at Iowa State (Sr.)
Long Reception: 34 vs. Texas Tech (Sr.)