• position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 233
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Previous School Ole Miss
  • High school Hillcrest

2021 – Senior

  • Transferred to Kentucky after playing in 33 career games with 19 starts at Ole Miss
  • Totaled 182 tackles in three seasons with the Rebels
  • Now has 45 career games played with 31 starting assignments and a total of 268 career tackles and 16.0 tackles for loss
  • Started in all 12 games played at Kentucky … Missed the bowl game vs. Iowa with injury
  • Led the team in tackles with 86 … Also had four pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery
  • Ranked 15th in the SEC in total tackles per game (7.17)
  • Had a career-high 18 tackles at Mississippi State
  • Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week with his defensive efforts in the win over Florida … Had a season-high tying nine tackles, including one for loss, a quarterback hurry and a game-saving pass breakup … His fourth-down pass breakup in the end zone with 18 seconds left preserved the victory … Had two shared tackles for loss, one on a three-yard loss that helped force a punt and also on a one-yard loss leading up to UK’s decisive game-changing blocked punt
  • Had nine tackles against UTC and also broke up a pass that saved a likely Mocs TD
  • Got his first collegiate INT – and UK’s first takeaway of the year – vs. Missouri with an acrobatic leaping grab on the first possession of the third quarter, setting up a UK touchdown … He added seven tackles and a career-high two pass breakups

2020 – Junior (Ole Miss)

  • Started in nine of the Rebels’ 10 games, leading the team with 75 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries
  • Recorded a career-high 13 tackles in the win over Indiana in the Outback Bowl

2019 – Sophomore (Ole Miss)

  • Saw action in all 12 games with nine starts at inside linebacker, finishing second on the team with 71 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles

2018 – Freshman (Ole Miss)

  • Appeared in every game as a true freshman
  • Earned one starting spot vs. Southern Illinois
  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after charting 36 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss in his debut season
  • Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the fall of 2018 for his work in the classroom

High School

  • Four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Ranked the No. 15 player in the state of Alabama by ESPN and No. 22 by Rivals
  • Rated as the No. 10 inside linebacker nationally according to ESPN.


  • Born in Decatur, Alabama
  • Son of Kendrick and Lakeshia Jones
  • Siblings are Chris and Shea
  • Majoring in sociology with a minor in criminology

Jacquez Says

  • Nickname is “Quez”
  • He chose Kentucky so he could take his game to the next level
  • One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s terrified of snakes
  • After football he would like to own a training facility
  • One word to describe him on the field is “hunter”
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