Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored
Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday
Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers
The Buckeyes host the Rebels for the first time in program history.
Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal
The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
Notable: Jones joins a couple of Ohio State greats along the defensive line - Dan Wilkinson (10 starts in 1992) and Luke Fickell (12 starts in 1993) - with double digit starts along the line as a freshman.
Honors & Awards
2016: Freshman All-American (Football Writers Association of America), OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016 Season (Freshman): Jones played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes and started the final 12 games of the season after an injury to Game 1 starter Tracy Sprinkle ... his 52 tackles included a personal best eight stops in the overtime win at Wisconsin and seven in the overtime win over Michigan ... earned his first Varsity O letter.
More on Dre'mont: Jones came to Ohio State after just two seasons of high school football behind him ... he was named Division I Associated Press all-state as a senior for coach Chuck Kyle's 6-4 team that advanced to the Ohio state playoffs ... he also picked up all-Northeast Lakes District honors as a senior after recording 47 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and four sacks with four forced fumbles ... Jones, who also played basketball at St. Ignatius, was considered a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports and he has overall rankings of No. 161 on the ESPN 3000 and No. 169 by 247Sports ... considered the No. 1 defensive line prospect in Ohio by Scout, Jones also had high positional rankings of No. 11 at strong side defensive end by 247Sports and Top 25 end status by both Scout and Rivals ... a U.S. Army All-American ... all-Midwest by PrepStar ... parents are Schontina Jones and Sanderline Williams.
JONES' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Draft Day: Denzel Ward