UND Roster

2013-14 Football Roster

#7 TJ Jones

Wide Receiver

Height 5'11''
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Roswell, GA
High School Gainesville


• Biletnikoff Watch List (2013, 2012, 2011)

TJ Jones career highs

Points scored: 6, 10 times

Touchdowns: 1, 10 times

Rush attempts: 1, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Rush yards: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1 carry)

Long rush: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Receptions: 7, vs. Alabama, Jan. 7, 2012

Receiving yards: 97, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 (6 receptions)

Receiving TDs: 1, 10 times

Long reception: 53, Michigan, Sept. 11, 2010

Total offense attempts: 1, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1 rush, 0 pass)

Total offense yards: 8, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (8 rush, 0 pass)

All-purpose yards: 97, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012

Tackles: 1, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 (1-0)

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Ended his career as one of six wideouts in school history with at least 150 receptions, 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdown grabs … played in all 13 games with seven starts … led the Irish with 70 receptions, 1,108 receiving yards and nine touchdowns … became just the seventh different Irish receiver to break the 1,000-yard plateau for a single season … five 100-yard receiving games ties for fourth-best in a single season for the Irish … had a string of seven consecutive games with a touchdown catch during the season, one shy of the school record … led the team in receptions nine times … also had nine carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns in 2013 … returned 14 punts for 106 yards (7.6 average) … closed his career with five receptions for 66 yards and a nine-yard touchdown run in the victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl … invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game, but was unable to play due to an injury … crossed the 1,000 receiving yard threshold for the season at Stanford (Nov. 30) when he had six grabs for 56 yards and a touchdown … narrowly missed his sixth 100-yard receiving game when he had 95 against BYU (Nov. 23) on five catches … gained a season-high 149 receiving yards at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9), highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown catch-and-run … that score tied for the 11th longest pass play in Irish lore … also gained 41 yards on the ground against the Panthers, including a touchdown, for a 204 all-purpose yard game … needed just four catches to gain 111 yards against Navy (Nov. 9) with a score … had the first of three straight 100-yard receiving games at Air Force (Oct. 26) when he caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown … hauled in what held up as the winning touchdown against USC (Oct. 19) … had 162 all-purpose yards against Arizona State (Oct. 5) with 135 receiving and a season-long 27-yard punt return … scored the first touchdown for the Irish against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … began his seven-game touchdown catch streak just before halftime against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … scored his first touchdown of the season, while collecting a season-high nine catches, good for 94 yards, at Michigan (Sept. 7) … started the year off on the right foot with 138 receiving yards on six catches against Temple (Aug. 31).

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 … caught 50 passes for 649 yards, scoring four touchdowns … tied for team-high honors in receptions and receiving touchdowns (both with Tyler Eifert) and ranked second in receiving yards … had two receptions for 24 yards against Navy (Sept. 1) … grabbed three passes for 20 yards and one touchdown against Purdue (Sept. 8) … also made one rush during the game … made four catches to gain 59 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 15), … also had four receptions against Miami (Oct. 6) and Stanford (Oct. 13) for 45 yards and 52 yards respectively … scored a touchdown against Stanford … had five grabs for 55 yards at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … collected five receptions for 53 yards against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … was responsible for crucial touchdown to rally the team … had three receptions for 39 yards against Boston College (Nov. 10) … caught six passes for career-high 97 yards and scored a touchdown against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … recorded three receptions for 40 yards against USC (Nov. 24) … established career high with seven receptions for 90 yards vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in every game, starting 12 games (did not start vs. Air Force) … set personal season highs in receptions (38) and yards (366) … also caught three TD passes … caught a pass in every game and notched three or more catches in eight games … had season bests in catches (six) and yards (58) in season opener vs. South Florida … caught TD passes vs. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue … caught 15-yard TD pass at Michigan to give Irish 24-7 lead in third quarter … helped extend Notre Dame lead to 28-10 over Michigan State when he caught 26-yard pass from Tommy Rees in third quarter vs. Spartans … scored TD on 11-yard pass from Rees at Purdue in the third quarter, giving Notre Dame a 28-3 lead over Boilermakers.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in 12 games in 2010 (missed the Utah game with an injury) and started seven contests … made his Irish debut against Purdue … started against the Boilermakers, Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa and Miami (Fla.) … recorded 23 season receptions for 306 yards and three touchdowns … registered four catches of 20 yards or more … 14 of 23 receptions resulted in a TD or first down … three of six catches on third-down plays resulted in a TD or first down … first freshman wideout in school history to catch TD passes in each of his first two career games … became the second freshman wideout in Notre Dame history to register a touchdown in the Irish season opener … recorded a five-yard touchdown reception against Purdue … finished the game with the Boilermakers with three receptions for 41 yards … collected three passes for a season-best 73 against Michigan … hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist against the Wolverines … hooked up with Crist for 37 yards to help set up a Notre Dame field goal in the second quarter against Pittsburgh … the 37-yard grab was the second longest of Jones’ brief career … recorded one reception for 21 yards against Stanford … registered a 16-yard touchdown reception against Navy … added 53 yards receiving versus the Midshipmen … registered 31 yards on five receptions against Tulsa … collected a 19-yard catch in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) … totaled 531 snaps on offense, the second most of any Irish wide receiver.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected as SuperPrep All-American and 13th-best wide receiver nationally … named MaxPreps.com second-team All-American as senior in 2009 … finished with 76 receptions for 1,399 yards and 18 touchdowns as senior at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. … also scored TDs via rushing, passing and fumble return in 2009 … listed as 35th best player nationally on Sporting News Top 100 … ranked 40th-best player nationally by SI.com/TAKKLE … listed 68th-best player and 10th-best wide receiver in ESPNU 150 … ranked by Scout.com as 138th-best prospect in 2009 … Rivals.com ranked him 141st-best player in 2009 … rated on the Offense-Defense 250 list … member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 team … selected in 2009 preseason to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Super 11 squad … named first-team all-state by Georgia Sports Writers Association following 2009 senior season … rated 84th nationally on The Kickoff Top 120 … selected to play in Under Armour All- America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and caught three passes for 29 yards … helped Gainesville to Georgia state championship game in 2009 for first time since 1982 … rated sixth-best player in Georgia by SuperPrep … selected to Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 team … caught 81 passes for 979 yards as junior in 2008 … first-team all-state pick by Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association following junior campaign in 2008 … helped high school team advance to Georgia state quarterfinals in 2008 … averaged 19.6 yards on kickoff returns and 17.5 yards on punt returns as junior … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2010, … father, Andre Jones, (passed away in summer 2011) was defensive end at Notre Dame from 1987-91 and played on 1988 Notre Dame national championship team … uncle is Philip Daniels, former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins … godfather is former Notre Dame flanker Raghib “Rocket” Ismail … played for coach Bruce Miller at Gainesville … son of Michele … born in Winnipeg, Canada … graduated in December 2013 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.

Jones[apos] Career Statistics

Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2010 12-7 23 306 3 53 1.9 13.3 25.5
2011 13-12 38 366 3 26 2.9 9.6 28.2
2012 13-11 50 649 4 34 3.9 13.0 49.9
TOTAL 38-30 111 1321 10 53 2.9 11.9 34.8