Player Profile: Elijah Jones
#17 Elijah Jones
Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
High School: North Fort Myers (Iowa Western JC)
2019 (RJr.): Indiana State: Saw playing time against the Sycamores … Recorded two tackles … West Virginia: Made his second appearance of the season for the Jayhawks, but did not record any stats … at TCU: Registered a new KU-career high in tackles against the Horned Frogs with three total (two solo, one assisted) … Kansas State: Returned to the field for the Jayhawks after missing three-consecutive games … at Oklahoma State: Made his fifth appearance of the season donning the Crimson and Blue in Stillwater … Did not record any statistics on the afternoon … at Iowa State: Saw playing time against the Cyclones in Ames without recording any stats … Baylor: Recorded a new season and career high in tackles with four total, all of the solo variety … Also made his first tackle-for-loss as a Jayhawk against the nationally ranked Bears.
2016-17 (Fr.-So. at Ellsworth CC): Rated a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... Collected 19 tackles and four interceptions during his sophomore season at Ellsworth CC ... Named Iowa Community College Athletic Association (ICCAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week on Sept. 13, 2017 after helping lead the Panthers to a 35-28 win over Iowa Central ... Recorded the game-saving interception and had two interceptions, two pass breakups and two tackles in the win ... Credited with 11 tackles and three interceptions as a freshman in 2016 ... Played for head coach Jesse Montalto at ECC.
High School: Recorded 18 total tackles, including 14 solo hits, as a senior at North Fort Myers HS ... Posted one interception, which he returned 60 yards ... Also credited with a fumble recovery ... Coached by Earnest Graham at NFMHS.
Personal: Son of Collin and Monica Jones ... Has two sisters, Cynthia and Samaria ... Plans to major in business.