Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 5-10 / 175
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Armwood HS
Major: Sport Management
At Delaware: Fourth-year player who is a triple threat • always capable of making the big play as a receiver, punt returner, or on a reverse • three-year letterwinner who is among the team's most exciting players • dynamic player who has a great ability to make defenders miss and finds ways to get open • shifty runner with great hands • named to College Football Performance Awards pre-season All-American team as a punt returner • ranked as the No. 19 punt returner in the nation by College Sporting News • CSN pre-season second team All-CAA selection as a punt returner • among team's active leaders with 1,281 career all-purpose yards • has played in 34 career games with 11 starts • has caught 74 passes for 946 yards (12.8) and six touchdowns and returned 41 punts for 296 yards (7.4 avg.) • needs 26 receptions to become the 15th player in UD history to reach 100 receptions for his career • needs 54 yards to become the 27th player at Delaware to reach the 1,000-yard plateau • ranks No. 11 in the NCAA among active returning players for career punt return avg. (7.2) • 41 career punt returns ranks No. 11 all-time at Delaware while 296 yards rank No. 10 • caught game-high five passes for 48 yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game.
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.
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 • 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 Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 73 yards vs. Navy, Rhode Island, 2011