Green Wave look to close out home portion of 2012 schedule on a high note Saturday vs East Carolina
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has played in 30 games with 23 starts for his career...helped Tulane running backs surpass the 100-yard plateau a combined five times...listed atop the depth chart at right tackle for the second straight year entering preseason practice.
2011: Started all 13 games as a junior...helped the offense average 126.3 rushing and 214.0 passing yards per game...instrumental in the team rolling up a season-best 540 yards of total offense, including a season-high 262 on the ground, at UAB (9/17)...blocked for a pair of 300-yard passing efforts, including a season-best 377 at Memphis (10/22)...paved the way for a pair of 100-yard rushing efforts by teammate Orleans Darkwa...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Saw action in 11 games with 10 starts at right tackle as a redshirt-sophomore...helped the offense average 127.5 rushing and 245.8 passing yards per game...helped pave the way for a pair of 200-yard team rushing performances, including a season-best 270-yard effort vs SMU (10/30)...pass blocking helped the Wave throw for 300-plus yards three times, including a 446-yard performance at Tulsa (10/16) - the fourth-most yards through the air in team history...was instrumental in assisting teammate Orleans Darkwa set a Tulane freshman record with 925 rushing yards and surpass the 100-yard mark five times...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2009: Did not play as a sophomore...received a redshirt for the season...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2008: Played in six games as a true freshman, seeing action against Alabama (9/6), Army (10/4), Rice (10/25), Houston (11/8), Tulsa (11/22) and Memphis (11/29)...in games he played in, helped the team average 75.8 rushing yards and 240.8 passing yards per game.
High School: Four-year letterman at Spain Park High for coach John Grass...rated No. 91 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com and No. 106 by Scout.com...as a senior, earned honorable-mention all-state honors and claimed first-team All-Shelby County recognition...helped pave the way for an offense that helped the Jaguars to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the 6A state championship game...also earned varsity letters in wrestling where he finished sixth in the state in 2007...off the field, is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Photography Club...four-time all-academic team member and member of the A-B Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Eric Thomas Jones on Oct. 5, 1989, in Cincinnati, Ohio...son of Frank and Jackie Jones...has one brother, Alex, who played collegiate baseball at Jacksonville State...majoring in finance.