Alabama looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday
2011 (SENIOR): Phelon Jones gives the Tide great depth in the defensive backfield ... has played in nine games ... has four tackles and one interception. Kent State: Registered his first career interception in the Tide's 48-7 win ... also logged three tackles and helped limit KSU to 98-yards passing. Mississippi: Recorded one solo tackle on the road against the Rebels.
2010 (JUNIOR): Jones played in 10 games in the Crimson Tide secondary and earned two starts ... recorded 17 tackles, including 11 solo stops and broke up one pass attempt. San Jose State: Came off the bench but did not register a tackle. Penn State: Tallied two solo tackles against the No. 18 Nittany Lions. Duke: Recorded five tackles, including three solo stops and broke up one pass ... helped hold the Blue Devils to just 156 yards passing. Tennessee: Tallied four tackles, including three solo stops ... recorded a tackle for a loss of four yards. LSU: Registered four tackles, including two solo stops against his former team. Mississippi State: Earned the start against the Bulldogs and registered one solo tackle. Michigan State: Made one assisted tackle against the Spartans in a 49-7 Crimson Tide victory.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Jones sat out the 2009 season after transferring from LSU during the summer.
2008 (FRESHMAN): He played in nine of 12 games and started at dime back against North Texas and Troy ... best games came in starts as he recorded six tackles against both North Texas and Troy ... added a quarterback hurry against North Texas ... had one pass breakup against Mississippi ... had two tackles in season-opening win over Appalachian State and one against Auburn.
2007 (REDSHIRT): Jones redshirted as a true freshman in 2007 at LSU.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: He was one of the elite all-around athletes in the Southeast and considered one of the top-five recruits in the state of Alabama for 2007 ... rated the No. 13 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com and the 51st prospect overall by ESPN.com ... named the 2006 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year after a stellar senior year at wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner ... finished with 96 tackles and two interceptions and tallied 1,085 all-purpose yards in 2006 ... received Class 6A first-team all-state honors ... an outstanding track athlete as a triple jumper and long jumper ... coached by Steve Savarese ... comes from an athletic family ... parents are Anthony and Nadine Jones ... father is the defensive backs coach at McGill-Toolen ... has two brothers, Tiger and Carvel ... Tiger plays wide receiver for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League, while Carvel played linebacker at Troy ... cousin is Robert McCune, a former Louisville standout and Miami Dolphins linebacker ... majoring in kinesiology.