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Mike Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago Ridge, IL

High School:
Richards HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 302

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
06/25/1985

Hawk-Item - - One-of-seven true freshmen to see action in 2003.

2006 Honors - - Named first team all-America by scout.com . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second team all-Big Ten by media.

2006 Pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season all-America by Sports Illustrated . . . named pre-season first team all-Big Ten by Lindy's and The Sporting News . . . pre-season all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Yearbook . . . pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . named fifth best offensive guard in the nation by The Sporting News . . . 2006 - - listed as first team left guard following spring practice . . . started at left guard in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win over Iowa State as offensive gained 410 yards total offense . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at left guard in win over Purdue as offense posted team high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down as offense gained 467 yards total offense in loss at Indiana . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in loss at Michigan . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in loss to Northwestern . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in loss to Wisconsin . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down as offense gained 546 yards total offense in loss at Minnesota . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down as offense gained 363 yards total offense vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Listed as first team right tackle following spring practice . . . started at left tackle in opening win over Ball State as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle at Iowa State as offense gained 173 yards rushing . . . started at right tackle in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 496 total yards . . . started at right tackle at Ohio State . . . started at left guard in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . started at left guard in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . started at left guard vs. Michigan as offense gained 427 yards total offense . . . started at left guard at Northwestern at offense gained 492 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win at Wisconsin at offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in Outback Bowl vs. Florida as offense gained 410 yards total offense.

2004 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . 2004 - - started first two games at right tackle and final 10 games at left guard . . . started at right tackle in opening win over Kent State as offense rushed for 214 yards and gained 437 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in win over Iowa State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down at Arizona State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down at Michigan . . . started at left guard in win over Michigan State as offense gained season-best 464 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win over Ohio State as offense gained 448 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win at Penn State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win at Illinois . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win over Purdue . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in win at Minnesota . . . started at left guard in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . started at left guard in Capital One Bowl win over LSU as Iowa scored 30 points against one of top defensive teams in the nation.

2003 Honors - - Named to Freshman all-America team by Rivals.com . . . third team Freshman all-America by The Sporting News . . . freshman all-Big Ten by The Sporting News . . . 2003 - - Did not see action in first six games of the season . . . saw fist college action at Ohio State, starting at left guard and playing every offensive down . . . started at left guard in win over Penn State . . . played majority of game as Iowa offense rushed for 212 yards and gained 386 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in win over Illinois . . . played majority of game as offense gained season-best 505 yards, including 244 rushing yards and 261 passing yards . . . started at left guard at Purdue . . . started at left guard in win over Minnesota as offense gained 344 yards in helping Iowa earn third win over the season over a ranked opponent . . . started at left guard in win at Wisconsin as offense rushed for over 200 yards . . . started at left guard in Outback Bowl win over Florida as Iowa offense rushed for 238 yards and gained 408 yards total offense.

High school honors - - Named first team all-American by USA Today, Parade Magazine and CNN-SI as a senior... SuperPrep Top-25... 2002 Tom Lemming Prep Football All-American... named by recruiting services as one of the top five prep offensive linemen in the country . . . rated 47th best player in the nation by Tom Lemming... started in the USA all-American Bowl... first team all-conference and Sun Times All-Area as a junior and senior... second team all-state as a junior... unanimous first team all-state selection by IHSA, News Gazette, Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune as a senior . . . Career - - graded out at 91-percent as a senior... led his Richards high school team to a runner-up finish in the Illinois state championships as a junior.

Personal - - Born 6/25/85 . . . education major . . . parents are Elizabeth Paplauskas and James Jones. . . high school coach was Gary Korhonen.

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