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C.J. Jones
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C.J. Jones

Hometown:
Boynton Beach, FL

High School:
Garden City CC, KS

Weight:
195

Position:
Wide Receiver

2003 NFL Draft - - Signed as a free agent with Cleveland Browns.

Hawk-Items - - Ranked second on team with nine scoring receptions . . . ranked third on the team in receiving with 38 receptions for 468 yards . . . ranked 12th in the nation in kickoff return average (26.6 yards) as Iowa led the nation as a team in KO returns (25.1) . . . set Orange Bowl record with 100-yard kickoff return on opening play of the game and set Orange Bowl record with 169 yards on kickoff returns (four returns) . . . 100-yard KO return in Orange Bowl ties Iowa record as longest KO return ever . . . in two seasons gained 1,835 all-purpose yards, with 10 TD receptions, one KO return touchdown and one punt return touchdown.

2002 Honors - - Honorable Mention all-Big Ten . . . co-Most Valuable Player, offense . . . selected to play in Rotary Gridiron Classic.

2002 - - First career start came in opening game of the season vs. Akron and he started 12 of 13 games overall . . . one catch for 20 yards vs. Akron, along with a 19-yard KO return and three punt returns for 26 yards . . . three receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown in win at Miami, with the 48-yard scoring reception giving Iowa a 29-17 advantage . . . also had 73 yards on three KO returns, with a best of 28 yards . . . three receptions for 30 yards vs. Iowa State, plus one kickoff return for 45 yards, a career best . . . one reception for 12 yards and a touchdown and one kickoff return for 10 yards in win over Utah State . . . seven receptions for 464 yards and two touchdowns in overtime win at Penn State . . . scoring receptions covered four and six yards, with the second TD reception providing the winning margin in overtime . . . 27 yards on three receptions and one kickoff return for 16 yards in win over Purdue . . . two receptions for 87 yards and two scores in win over Michigan State . . . 62-yard scoring reception in first half and 25-yard scoring reception in second half for his second game this season with two scores . . . two KO returns for 79 yards, including a season-best of 50 yards, two receptions for 14 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards in win at Indiana . . . career-high eight receptions in win at Michigan, which covered 81 yards and included touchdown receptions of 39 and three yards, respectively . . . 39-yard TD reception came on first drive of the game and three-yard score gave Iowa a 17-9 advantage in the third quarter . . . also had two kickoff returns for 43 yards . . . two receptions for 37 yards in win over Wisconsin . . . three receptions for 37 yards in win over Northwestern, including a 22-yard scoring reception . . . also had one KO return for 11 yards . . . one reception for no yards in win at Minnesota, along with 41 yards on three kickoff returns . . . opened the Orange Bowl vs. Southern Cal with 100-yard kickoff return for a score . . . established Orange Bowl records for longest KO return and total yards on kickoff returns with 169 yards on four returns . . . 100-yard KO return is longest by an Iowa player in a bowl game and the 169 yards is most by a Hawkeye player in a bowl game . . . also had two pass receptions for 13 yards in Orange Bowl.

2001 - - saw action in 11 regular season games but did not play in Alamo Bowl . . . season totals include 34 catches for 434 yards and one touchdown . . . also averaged 19.8 yards on 12 KO returns and 27.3 yards on six punt returns and rushed three times for 16 yards . . . two catches for 14 yards and a 51-yard punt return vs. Kent State in first game at Iowa . . . one reception for nine yards and a 31-yard punt return vs. Miami . . . one reception for 12 yards vs. Penn State . . . six catches for 77 yards, 17 yards on two punt returns and a 19-yard kickoff return at Purdue . . . five catches for 39 yards at Michigan State, along with 60 yards on four kickoff returns . . . two catches for 63 yards vs. Indiana, including a 59-yard scoring reception . . . also had an 18-yard KO return vs. the Hoosiers . . . five catches for 53 yards vs. Michigan, along with a 23-yard KO return and a 65-yard punt return for a score . . . 58 yards on four receptions at Wisconsin and 78 yards on four KO returns . . . four catches for 77 yards at Northwestern . . . two catches for 20 yards, one rush for seven yards and a 39-yard KO return vs. Minnesota . . . two catches for 12 yards at Iowa State.

Junior College - - Named to the Elite 16 Junior College all-America squad as a sophomore . . . named first-team all-American as a return specialist during his freshman year . . . named honorable mention all-America as a wide receiver that freshman year . . . credited with 42 receptions for 927 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . scored twice more as a punt returner . . . career junior college stats show him with 74 catches for 1,463 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns . . . eight punt return touchdowns . . . won conference title with four-overtime thriller against Butler CC . . . junior college coach was Bob Larson.

High school honors - - Named to the top 50 players in the state of Florida his junior and senior seasons . . . first team all-state and all-conference as a senior and second team all-state as a junior . . . football MVP his junior and senior years . . . Career - - played defensive back and wide receiver . . . team football captain his senior campaign . . . lettered four times in football and track . . . track MVP four straight years as a prep . . . competed in the 100, 200, 400, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay and triple jump events in track . . . holds the school record in the 400 with a time of 47.1 seconds.

Personal - - Born 9/20/80 . . . first name is Clinton . . . mother is Anita Banks . . . health and sport studies major . . . high school coach was Ray Berger.

Jones' Receiving Stats

No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng.
Junior 34 434 12.8 1 59
Senior 38 468 12.6 9 62
Career 72 902 12.5 10 62

KO Returns

No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng.
Junior 12 237 19.8 0 39
Senior 19 506 26.6 1 100
Career 31 743 24.0 1 100

Punt Returns

No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng.
Junior 6 164 27.3 1 65
Senior 3 26 8.7 0 18
Career 9 190 21.1 1 65

All-Purpose

No. Yds. Avg. TD
Totals 112 1,835 16.4 12
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