Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 5-10 / 185
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Armwood HS
Major: Sport Management
At Delaware: One of the team’s most exciting players and a big-play threat in his third season at Delaware…two-year letterwinner who returns as an integral part of the Blue Hen receiving corps and as the team’s top punt returner…triple threat who is dangerous every time he touches the ball, whether after a catch, on a reverse, or on a punt return…has appeared in 23 career games with 10 starts…has caught 48 career passes for 608 yards (12.7 avg.) and four touchdowns while returning 24 punts for an average of 5.5 yards per return…owns two 100-yard receiving efforts in his career…looks to make transition from young player to a leader as a junior this fall...dynamic player who has a great ability to make defenders miss and finds ways to get open…shifty runner with great hands…will also continue to contribute as team’s No. 1 threat in punt returns…had two catches for 13 yards in 2011 spring game.
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 head coach K.C. 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... sport management 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 Offensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 49 yards vs. Maine, 2009