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Rob Jones
Player Profile:
Rob Jones 1684037
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Armwood
Major: Health Sciences
Experience: 4 Letters

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and a four-year letterwinner • returns to the lineup after missing all but two games due to an injury in 2012 • always capable of making the big play as a receiver, punt returner, or on a reverse •  dynamic player who has a great ability to make defenders miss and finds ways to get open • shifty runner with great hands • one of team's most experienced players with 36 career games played and 12 starts • has caught 82 career passes for 1,079 yards (13.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns • has returned 43 career punts for 301 yards (7.0 avg.) • needs 18 catches to become only the 15th player in UD history to reach the 100-reception mark and his 1,079 receiving yards ranks No. 23 • ranks No. 10 all-time at Delaware for career punt returns (43) and punt return yardage (301) • his 43 career punt returns ranks No. 5 among active NCAA FCS players • ranks No. 2 among active UD players with 1,419 all-purpose yards • had a big Blue-White spring game as he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Sasek and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Mike Milburn.

2012 Season: Had an outstanding start to the season but had the year cut short due to an injury in the second game of the campaign vs. Delaware State and missed the rest of the year • retained senior eligibility • got off to a sizzling start when he caught six passes for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening win over West Chester and added two catches for 32 yards vs. Delaware State • also returned two punts for five yards • caught game-high five passes for 48 yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Put in another solid season for the Blue Hens as a reliable wideout and punt return specialist • played in all 11 games and earned only start of the season vs. Massachusetts • ranked third on the squad in receiving with 26 receptions for 338 yards (13.0 avg.) and two touchdowns • had a career-long 36-yard catch vs. Rhode Island, scoring a touchdown on the final play of the game in a UD setback • returned 17 punts for 164 yards (9.4 avg.) with a long return of 31 yards vs. Old Dominion • 9.4 average was the 10th best single season mark in UD history • ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association and No. 20 in the NCAA with a 9.6 punt return average • caught passes in 8 of 11 games with a career-high five receptions each vs. Navy and Rhode Island • caught five passes for 73 yards in season-opener vs. Navy and five for 73 yards vs. Rhode Island, including the 36-yard touchdown reception • also had three catches each vs. West Chester, Old Dominion, William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Villanova • also caught a touchdown pass with a 32-yard reception from Tim Donnelly • returned season-high four punt returns for 69 yards vs. ODU and three for 27 yards against Villanova • also rushed four times for 25 yards • had two catches for 13 yards in 2011 spring game • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

2010 Season: Earned second letter, appearing in all 15 games with six starting assignments • ranked No. 6 on the team in receiving, catching 29 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns • had a season- high 105 yards on six catches vs. Maine • won Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Game honors for his performance • had four catches for 48 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester • recorded first touchdown of the year vs. Massachusetts • also had two catches for 19 yards • had four rushes for 17 yards on the season, including a nine-yard run vs. Duquesne • team’s full-time punt returner who averaged 6.4 yards on 17 returns • returned three punts for 42 yards, including a career-long 21-yarder, vs. West Chester • had two returns for 16 yards against Maine • brought a punt back 10 yards vs. New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinal victory • No. 4 on the team with 525 all-purpose yards • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler.

2009 Season: One of only three true freshman to see action during season • had great fall practices and entered season opener vs. West Chester as a starter at the wide receiver position • played in eight games as a freshman, including starts in each of the first four games • missed three games with injury (UMass, Towson, James Madison) • finished as Delaware’s sixth leading receivers with 19 receptions for 208 yards (10.9 avg.) and two touchdowns • also returned seven punts for 24 yards (3.4 avg.) • first career reception went for six yards vs. West Chester • first career touchdown pass came on the other end of a Devlin pass against Delaware State • enjoyed his biggest day vs. William & Mary when he set a UD single game freshman record with 10 receptions while gaining 113 yards and scoring on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts • caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown vs. Delaware State and three passes for 28 yards against eventual national champion Villanova • team went 6-5 for Keeler.

High School: Played wide receiver, quarterback, and also returned kicks and punts at Armwood High School for head coach Sean Callahan • played for a team that had several NCAA Division I FBS signings and was ranked among the nation’s top teams during the season • team went 12-1 and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in 2008 • led team in receiving as both a junior and senior • earned first team All-Western Conference honors as a senior as both a receiver and kick returner • team went 51-4 during his four seasons, was state runner-up in 2005, and captured three district and two regional titles • also competed four seasons in track and field as a hurdler and sprinter • advanced to the state regionals in track this past spring.

Personal: Robert "Rob" Jones • born May 28, 1991 •  mother is in the U.S. Army • one of four children • health sciences major at Delaware • enjoys electronics, cars, and playing video games in his spare time • cousin of former Major League baseball standout pitcher Dwight Gooden • cousin, Ronnie McCullough, played football at South Florida and cousin, Marquise McCullough, played basketball at St. Leo's.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Receptions Yards Avg. TD Long
2012 2/1 8 133 16.6 2 63
2011 11/1 26 338 13.0 2 36
2010 15/6 29 400 13.8 2 32
2009 8/4 19 208 10.9 2 28
Totals 36/12 82 1,079 13.1 8 63

Career-High Receiving Yards: 101 vs. West Chester, 2012

Year GP/GS Punt Returns Yards Avg. TD Long
2012 2/1 2 5 2.5 0 4
2011 11/1 17 164 9.4 0 31
2010 15/6 17 108 6.4 0 21
2009 8/4 7 24 3.4 0 9
Totals 36/12 43 301 7.0 0 31

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