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Name: Marcus Jones (+) Coming off 2022 Shoulder INJs/Transfer from Troy
College: Houston     Number: 8
Height: 5-08   Weight: 177
Position: CB  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2022

40 Low: 4.30
   40 Time: 4.38
  40 High: 4.47

> Projected Round: 2-3  Stock:   Projected High: 2nd  Low: 4th-INJ

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5080
Weight: 177

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
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No 40s/No Full Workout-Shoulder INJs

Dates: 04/01/22
Hand: 08 7/8  Arm: 29
Wingspan: 69 3/4

Height: 5080
Weight: 177
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No Workout-Surgery on Both Shoulders
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2022: (+) Coming off 2022 Shoulder INJ...**2021: HornungWinner/STPOYC/1stC-KR/2ndC-CB/HornungFinalist...PThorpe/PBednarik...2020: 1stC-KR...Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules in '19. Transferred to Houston on April 3 '19. Announced transfer from Troy on M



 Marcus Jones, Houston, Player News

  12/29/22 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  2021 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): CB Marcus Jones, Houston, Sr.,...Jones boasts 48 tackles, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one tackle for a loss. He ranks second nationally in interceptions (5) and sixth in passes defended per game (1.4). - Houston Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  12/28/22 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  2021 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RS Marcus Jones, Houston, Sr.,...Jones is the only player in the country with multiple punt return touchdowns and multiple kick return touchdowns. He is fourth in the nation in average yards per punt return at 14.4 and averages a staggering 34 yards per kickoff return. - Houston Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  12/09/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  2021 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WINNER: University of Houston senior Marcus Jones, an All-American return specialist and lock down cornerback who also saw duty on offense, has been named winner of the 2021 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Jones, the 12th winner of the Paul Hornung Award and the first from a Group of Five conference (AAC), also is an accomplished musician.

The Enterprise, Ala., native wrote, sang and produced all tracks for his Complications album under the artist name Elliott J. However, his most well-known strains to-date have been in the college football arena, where he earned consensus All-American Punt Return Specialist in 2020 and AAC Specialist of the Year and second team defense in 2021. A phenomenal athlete with breakaway speed, Jones is known for his acrobatic plays on pass defense and outstanding open-field tackles. He finished the season with 48 tackles, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one tackle for a loss. He ranks second nationally in interceptions and sixth nationally in passes defended per game with 1.4. - Paul Hornung Award


(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  12/01/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  2021 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Marcus Jones, KR/PR, Houston,...Jones, who earned FWAA All-America honors last season, is the third Houston player to be named as The American's Special Teams Player of the Year, joining 2013 winner Demarcus Ayers and 2019 winner Dane Roy. Jones averaged 38.0 yards on 11 kickoff returns and 14.4 yards on 25 punt returns and leads all NCAA FBS players with four special teams touchdowns in 2021 (two kickoff returns, two punt returns). - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  11/02/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  NOV 1 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Jones, Sr., CB, Houston,...Jones picked up his fourth special teams touchdown of the season, and the ninth of his career, in Houston's 44-37 win against No. 19/16 SMU. Jones delivered the win with a 100-yard kickoff return with 17 seconds leftin regulation moments after SMU had hit the tying field goal. He finished the game with 145 yards on three kickoff returns and 32 yards on a pair of punt returns and had six tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception on defense. Jones is tied for the national lead in both kickoff return touchdowns (two) and punt return touchdowns (two) in 2021. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  10/31/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  Marcus Jones returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown with 17 seconds remaining to give Houston a 44-37 victory over No. 19 SMU on Saturday night, extending the Cougars' winning streak to seven games. After the Mustangs (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic) tied it at 37 on Blake Mazza's 45-yard field goal with 30 seconds left, Jones took the kickoff at the goal line and broke several tackles before breaking loose for the Cougars (7-1, 5-0). "I didn't think he was going to kick it to me at first," Jones said. "Whenever I saw him kick it, I was going to return it...I saw the seam and I was like, ‘I got to hit it.'" Jones, who also had an interception, has four special teams' touchdowns this season, which leads the nation. "I keep saying he's the best returner in the country, which he is," Houston coach Dana Holgorsen said. "I think he's getting to the point where I might say he's the best returner ever. … The things he does are unbelievable, and for him to do it in both punt and kick, it's unbelievable." SMU coach Sonny Dykes said the Mustangs' uncertainty on the preceding fourth-and-2 play from the Houston 28 before deciding to kick the field goal played a large role in the kickoff return because they called timeout earlier then they would have wanted. "Had I known we were going to kick the field goal, for sure, I would have let it run down, and we would have just squibbed it," Dykes said. - Houston/AP College Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  10/26/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  OCT 25 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Jones, Sr., CB, Houston,...Jones had 132 all-purpose yards as he finished with 121 yards on kickoff returns and 11 on punt returns in Houston's 31-24 overtime win against East Carolina. Jones scored his third special teams touchdown of the season on a 98-yard kickoff return in the first quarter that erased the Pirates' only lead of the game. Jones also finished with a career-high eight tackles as part of a Houston defense that forced three turnovers. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  10/05/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  OCT 4 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Jones, Sr., CB, Houston,...Jones had 75 yards on four punt returns, averaging 18.8 yards per return, to help Houston win the field position battle in the Cougars' 45-10 win at Tulsa. He had a long return of 47 yards and enters this week ranked third nationally in punt return average (17.7 ypr). - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  09/27/21 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  SEPT 27 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Jones, Sr., CB, Houston,...Jones had 152 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard punt return for a score, in Houston's 28-20 win against Navy. Jones, the only player in NCAA FBS with two punt return touchdowns this season, registered his second consecutive game with a special teams touchdown and became the first Houston player since 2011 to have punt return and receiving TDs in the same game. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  12/17/20 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RS Marcus Jones, Houston,...In 2020, Jones set the American Athletic Conference single-season punt return yards (317) and ranks second nationally in punt return average (21.1). The Enterprise, Ala., native is the only player in the FBS to record 100 punt return yards in at least two games this season. The junior's 317 punt return yards this season ranks fourth all-time in Houston single-season history. - Houston Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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  11/16/20 - CB Marcus JonesrSr/2022, Houston, 5-08, 177 (DS#9 CB) + More +

  NOV 16 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Jones, Houston, Jr., CB/PR, Enterprise, Ala.,...Jones had 145 yards on four punt returns, including a 72-yard return for a touchdown, in Houston's 56-21 win against USF. A transfer from Troy, where he was the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, Jones gave the Cougars a 35-0 lead early in the third quarter with his touchdown. His 145 yards ranks second on The American's single-game chart and moved Jones into fourth among NCAA FBS players with a 21.6-yard average on punt returns. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#9 CB) rSr/2022 CB Marcus JonesHouston
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