32 - VanDyke Jones
VanDyke Jones
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
High School: Indian River
Position: RB

ON JONES: An experienced slot back who started last year and will be competing for that job again this season ... has played in 28 games with 14 starts in his career and has totals of 154 carries for 756 yards and five touchdowns along with 23 receptions for 231 yards and a receiving score.

JUNIOR (2011): Played in all 11 games and started the final seven ... carried 46 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns and had one reception for 21 yards vs. Jacksonville ... rushed for a season-high 58 yards and scored vs. Western Carolina and had 48 yards on the ground vs. Samford ... also had a rushing touchdown vs. Appalachian State ... his 50 knockdown blocks on the season paced all Bulldog slot backs, and he reached double figures in that category with 12 vs. Western Carolina and 11 vs. Appalachian State.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Started the first seven games of the season before missing the rest of the year with a knee injury ... carried 27 times for 125 yards and a touchdown and had two catches for 13 yards ... ran for 30 yards and a touchdown vs. Presbyterian and had 24 rushing yards and both of his receptions vs. Western Carolina.

FRESHMAN (2009): Played in 10 games in a reserve role and led the team with 420 rushing yards on 81 carries while scoring two touchdowns ... also ranked third on the team with 20 receptions and 197 receiving yards and had one score through the air ... named to the SoCon All-Freshman team ... rushed for 59 yards and scored in his college debut vs. Princeton ... gained a career-high 102 yards on only 11 carries vs. Furman and carried four times for 81 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown, vs. Appalachian State and was named SoCon Freshman of the Week after both games ... accounted for 93 yards vs. Samford with 40 on the ground and 53 through the air along with a receiving touchdown ... had a career-best four receptions  vs. Elon and Georgia Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Indian River High School ... lettered three times in football and once in basketball and track and field ... rushed for 870 yards and nine touchdowns, accounted for over 1,000 all-purpose yards and intercepted three passes his senior season ... named first team all-district and second team All-Tidewater at running back and second team all-district at defensive back ... member of 2008 team that advanced to the region championship game.

PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1991 in Norfolk, Va. ... son of VanDyke and Teresa Jones ... cousin, Cornell Lewis, played football at VMI in the late 1990s ... majoring in business administration.

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