• position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 235
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Previous School Ole Miss
  • High school Hillcrest

• Finished his collegiate career playing in 52 career games played with 38 starting assignments
• Totaled 305 career tackles (182 at Ole Miss and 123 at UK) along with 17.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery
• Transferred to Kentucky after playing in 33 career games with 19 starts at Ole Miss
• Started in all 19 games played in his two seasons at Kentucky and earned two letters
• Elected one of seven team captains as a senior at UK
• Graduated in December of 2022 with a degree in sociology and a minor in criminology

2022 – %Super Senior (Team Captain)
• Elected one of seven team captains
• Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List
• Preseason Third-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
• Returned for a fifth year, taking advantage of the NCAA’s ruling to grant an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Totaled 37 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 PBU in seven games played
• Missed six games (South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Georgia) with a left foot injury
• Led all players with 12 tackles in the win over Northern Illinois, his second double-figure game as a Wildcat and fifth of his collegiate career
• Had five tackles and intercepted the second pass of his career in the second quarter at Ole Miss, before leaving the game with a hurt foot
• Returned against Louisville in the regular-season finale and totaled three tackles, including his 300th career tackle (including games at Ole Miss)

2021 – Senior
• Started in 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 eff orts 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.

Community Cats
• Served as a mentor to a 6-year-old boy named T.J. who he met through an organization called Amachi Lexington, which supports children affected by incarceration (2022)

• Born in Decatur, Alabama
• Son of Kendrick and Lakeshia Jones
• Siblings are Chris and Shea

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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