Former Elon linebacker Joshua Jones to sign contract with NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars

Former Elon linebacker Joshua Jones (50) was signed to a professional contract by the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a tweet from The Blue Crew. Photo courtesy of Elon Athletics.

According to The Blue Crew, Wharton High School’s (in Wharton, Fl.) athletics website, former Elon University linebacker Joshua Jones has signed a free-agent contract with the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

A post on The Blue Crew’s website read as follows:

Former Wharton Wildcats middle line backer and team captain Joshua Jones will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones confirmed the news through a phone call.

Jones led the 2007 Wildcats in tackles and Wharton held opponents to a state best 6 points per game average, including five shutouts.

During his 5-year career at Elon University, Jones and the Phoenix become one of the Southern Conference’s elite programs. His sophomore campaign was the most memorable when he and Elon made the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history.

The Blue Crew was the first outlet to report Jones’ tryout April 28.

Jones was named first-team all-Southern Conference by the media and second-team all-SoCon by the coaches following his senior season in 2011, in which he racked up a team-leading 112 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss and four sacks. He finished his career with Elon as the program’s fifth-leading tackler all-time with 343 tackles.

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