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84 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Matt Jones

In which BracketCat counts down the 84th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of tight end Matt Jones.

#84 Hunter Henry
It was slim pickings for K-State players who have been photographed wearing No. 84. So instead we have a picture of a K-State opponent wearing No. 84, from one of our uglier bowl games. Yay us!
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

#84 Matt Jones

Redshirt Senior | 6-5 | 245 lbs. | Melvern, Kansas
Matt Jones
Matt Jones
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Tight End
  • Previous Colleges: Butler Community College, Pittsburg State University
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: Preferred 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 that summer to transfer to K-State.

Jones played under his head coach and father, Butch Jones (not that Butch Jones!), at Marais des Cygnes Valley High School.

Matt Jones 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 at Butler 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.

Jones played for the White team in the 2017 spring game and started for White in the 2018 spring game, but collected no statistics. He did, however, see his first career action against UCLA in the Cactus Bowl, when he was used as a blocker in short-yardage situations.