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1 DAY TO 2016 KICKOFF: Matt Jones

In which BracketCat counts down the last day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of tight end Matt Jones.

No, not that Matt Jones...
No, not that Matt Jones...
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#84 Matt Jones
True Junior
6-6 | 255
Melvern, Kan.


Position: Tight End

Previous Colleges: Butler Community College; Pittsburg State University

Projection: Redshirt

Status: Walk-On

Matt Brett Jones (b. April 19, 1996) is a walk-on JUCO tight end who went through 2016 spring practices at Pittsburg State, but decided during the summer to transfer. Watch Jones' junior college football highlights here.

Jones played under his head coach and father, Butch Jones, at Marais des Cygnes Valley High School. He earned all-state honors as both a junior and senior from The Wichita Eagle and The Topeka Capital-Journal; was selected to play in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl, in addition to the Kansas 8-Man All-Star Game; and lettered in basketball.

He then played two seasons at Butler Community College under head coaches Troy Morrell and Tim Schaffner.

Jones earned first-team NJCAA All-Region VI and all-conference honors in 2015 after hauling in four catches for 45 yards in seven games. He helped the Grizzlies to earn a two-year combined record of 17-5.