Defense Intercepts Three Passes, and Returns Two for Touchdowns
Offense Enjoys Big Day, Winning 73 to 23, Sophomore Punter Tim Gleeson Leaves Team
Cowboys Practice Outside in War Memorial Stadium for the First Time This Spring
Practices Will be in the Mornings and Open to the Public and Media, Spring Game Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Freshman Running Back Shaun Wick Notches Three Touchdowns
UW This Season: DeAndre Jones will begin the fall as the primary backup to Blair Burns at the cornerback position, but his special teams prowess will lead to more playing time throughout the season.
2011: One of the most valuable special teamers at UW, Jones was lauded by the Wyoming coaching staff as a consistent player all season, and versus UNLV, he came up big. Jones' huge block on a punt return sprung teammate Chris McNeill to a 76-yard TD versus the Rebels. McNeill later won the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week. Jones has also played on the defensive side of the ball, seeing time at corner in several games. Jones played in all 13 games as a freshman and had 11 tackles. He was a letterwinner for the Pokes.
High School: Jones was a running back and defensive back at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas. His senior season, he rushed for 389 yards on 95 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns. He ranked No. 15 in rushing yards in District 12-5A for the 2010 season. Jones returned 10 kickoffs for 310 yards and one touchdown to rank No. 4 in kickoff returns in District 12-5A. His longest run from scrimmage was 59 yards, and his long kickoff return of the year went for 88 yards. He also added four receptions for 31 yards. His best individual rushing game of his senior season came against A&M Consolidated as he carried the ball 21 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. In the season finale against Georgetown High, Jones also scored three touchdowns rushing as he accounted for 77 yards rushing on 26 carries. A multi-sport athlete at Harker Heights High, he lettered in football three years, lacrosse one year and track and field one. He played for head football coach Mike Mullins.
Personal: Born March 9, 1993, he is the son of Sonji Jones, and has one older sibling, Diarrio, and one younger, Isaiah. Jones was also recruited by Baylor, Colorado and UTEP. He has not decided on a major at UW.