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      Gerald Jones
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

High School:
Millwood

Weight:
190

Position:
WR

Career Statistics
RECEIVING
Yards / Yards / High
Season G Rec Yards Rec Game TD Long Yards
2010 10 55 596 10.8 59.6 4 37-UTM 89-UNC
2009 12 46 680 14.8 56.7 4 51-UGA 113-UK
2008 11 30 323 10.8 29.4 4 43-NIU 68-UGA
2007 9 11 111 10.1 12.3 1 20-SC 34-Wis
Totals 42 142 1,710 12.0 40.7 13 51-UGA 113-UK

RUSHING
Avg / Yards / High
Season G Att Yards Att Game TD Long Yards
2010 10 6 13 2.2 1.3 -- 12-Van 19-Van
2009 12 2 7 3.5 0.6 -- 8-Miss 8-Miss
2008 11 23 126 5.5 11.5 1 55-UK 67-UK
2007 9 8 58 7.2 6.4 2 20-LSU 39-LSU
Totals 42 39 204 5.2 4.9 3 55-UK 67-UK
PUNT RETURNS
Net Yards / Yards / High
Season G Ret Yards Ret Game TD Long Yards
2010 10 2 -8 -- -- -- -- --
2009 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 11 15 150 10.0 13.6 -- 40-Aub 68-Aub
2007 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 42 17 148 8.7 3.5 -- 40-Aub 68-Aub
KICKOFF RETURNS
Net Yards / Yards / High
Season G Ret Yards Ret Game TD Long Yards
2010 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 11 3 115 38.3 10.5 -- 43-UCLA 76-UCLA
2007 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 42 3 115 38.3 2.7 -- 43-UCLA 76-UCLA
Honors

  • 2008 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Dec. 1)

2010

Games/Starts: 10/10 • Career-high nine catches in Music City Bowl pushed personal-best season total to 55 despite missing three September games with hand injury • Led team in receptions and second with 596 receiving yards • Just fi fth UT receiver to lead Vols in receptions three consecutive seasons and fi rst since Joey Kent in 1994-96 • Finished fourth among SEC leaders with 5.5 catches per game and 10th in receiving yards per game (59.6) • Fifth on UT's career receptions list with 142 and 11th in receiving TDs with 13 • Compiled 1,710 career receiving yards and came within 37 yards of reaching top 10 in that category • Accounted for 21, exactly one-third, of UT's 63 third-down conversions in 10 games played • Led or tied for team lead in receptions seven times and tops in receiving yards fi ve times, including season high 89 in Music City Bowl • Finished second on team among active players with 25 career starts • Seven catches versus Alabama for 52 yards • Caught team-high six receptions for 86 yards in season opener versus UT Martin, including season-long grab for 37 yards • Helped UT tie South Carolina in fourth quarter with fi rst touchdown of season, 17-yarder • Totaled six catches for 49 yards at USC • Notched fi ve receptions for 66 yards at Memphis to move into UT's top 10 for career receptions, including Tyler Bray's record fi fth fi rst-half touchdown pass • Hauled in six catches for 77 yards and UT's fi rst TD versus Kentucky • Posted team highs of six receptions for 80 yards, while adding 19 rushing yards at Vanderbilt • Shared Tennessee's 2010 Big Lick Award presented to players who consistently perform with team's most physical toughness.

2009

  • Games/Starts: 12/8
  • Dynamic playmaker led Vols in both receptions (46) and receiving yards (680)
  • Overcame preseason injury that limited him to just three receptions during first four games
  • Then tallied seven catches for 75 yards against Auburn, followed by five-catch, 105-yard outing against Georgia
  • Scored two TDs against Bulldogs, including career long 51-yarder

  • Second 100-yard game came in regular season finale at Kentucky, a career high 113 yards on five catches
  • Key reception in overtime versus the Wildcats set up game-winning touchdown run by Montario Hardesty on next play
  • Ranked seventh among SEC receptions leaders (3.8 pg) and 10th in receiving yards per game (56.7)
  • Entered 2009 season with just 41 career catches

2008

  • Games/Starts: 11/7
  • Combined for 323 yards receiving, 150 via punt return, 126 rushing and 115 on kickoff returns
  • Led Vols with 30 catches and four receiving touchdowns
  • Added one rushing TD to finish just behind Montario Hardesty for combined team honors with five
  • Scored twice on just three catches against UAB
  • Career highs with five catches against both Florida and Wyoming
  • Other touchdowns came against Georgia, Wyoming and Kentucky
  • Best breakaway run was career long 55-yarder against Wildcats

  • That play led to collegiate best 67 rushing yards on just five attempts, which, in turn, helped him earn SEC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Rushed 23 times, almost exclusively from "G-Gun" quarterback position
  • Seventh among SEC punt return leaders with 10.0-yard average on 15 attempts
  • Added three kickoff returns for 38.3-yard average that led the team
  • Missed Alabama game because of injury
  • Longest receiving play of career was 43-yarder against Northern Illinois
  • Caught four passes for collegiate best 68 yards at Georgia

2007

  • Games/Starts: 9/0
  • Impacted final three games by displaying his versatility
  • Caught first TD pass in initial overtime of Kentucky game
  • Added key reception for first down in third overtime to set up another Vols score
  • In SEC Championship Game, rushed twice for 39 yards from quarterback position

  • In Outback Bowl, added second career rushing TD in Outback Bowl
  • Also had season-high 34 receiving yards vs. Wisconsin
  • Finished season with 58 rushing yards and two scores on eight attempts, along with 11 catches for 111 yards and score
  • Caught first career pass at Alabama as part of two-catch, 27-yard day
  • Rushed for 20 yards and touchdown in Louisiana-Lafayette game

High School

  • 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma
  • Ranked as nation's No. 22 overall player by Tom Lemming and No. 13 in Big 12 Region by G&W Recruiting Report
  • Rushed for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns while also completing 87-of-152 passes for 1,561 yards and 21 touchdowns as senior
  • Also recorded 39, two sacks and an interception in senior season
  • Rushed for more than 1,900 yards and 24 touchdowns and passed for more than 850 yards and 10 touchdowns as junior
  • Tallied four interceptions as junior on defense

  • Helped Millwood to 12-1 record in 2006
  • Member of Millwood High Concert Choir and his own church choir
  • Starter on Class 3A state basketball championship team as junior in 2005
  • Coach at Millwood High School - Keith Bell.
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