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15 Days to FCS Kickoff

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Today we'll highlight a quarterback

#15 Will Jones

Class: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Page HS
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 220
Position: Quarterback

2018 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight of the team’s games on the year, seeing his most extensive action at Samford (Oct. 6) … Finished the season with 403 passing yards on 33-of-59 passing with two interceptions and four touchdowns … Rushed 25 times for a combined 109 yards and one score … Completed at least two passes in five of his eight appearances … Recorded his first official carries in his collegiate debut at home against Newberry (Sept. 1) … Led his first collegiate scoring drive at Gardner-Webb (Sept. 14), tossing his first touchdown pass on a 15-yard strike to TE Owen Cosenke early in the second quarter … Scored his first career rushing TD on a 26-yard romp at Samford (Oct. 6) … Named to the 2018 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. … Named the 2019 A-CAT-EMY Award Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Saw extensive action with the first team during WCU’s annual Spring Drills to continue to gain experience.

2017 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Rushed for two touchdowns while tossing a third to pace the Catamount offense in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Tallied scoring rushes of 24 and two yards.

Prior to Western Carolina
: Was a three-year starter at quarterback at Page HS, taking over as a sophomore after an injury to the season starter ... As a senior was named the Guilford County Football All-Stars co-Offensive Player of the Year ... Was also selected HSXtra All-Area first-team ... Guided Page HS to the North Carolina 4-A state championship game in back-to-back seasons as both a junior and senior ... In his final season as a prep, completed 206-of-368 (56%) for 3,109 yards and 38 touchdowns, adding 599 yards on the ground on 97 carries and 11 TDs ... Selected to play in the 80th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... For his career, amassed 6,603 yards on 439-of-772 passing for 72 touchdowns while also rushing for 854 yards on 195 and 22 TDs ... Was listed as a two-star athlete by both 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... High school head coach was Kevin Gillespie ... Also played basketball as a prep, helping the Pirates to the NCHSAA Class 4-A regional semifinals.

Personal: Full name is Will Carlyle Jones ... Is the son of Bill and Kari Jones.

Career Highs:
Rushes: 8, at Samford (10/6/18)
Rushing Yards: 46, at Samford (10/6/18)
Rushing TDs: 1, at Samford (10/6/18)
Long Rush: 26 yards, at Samford (10/6/18)
Pass Completions: 22, at Samford (10/6/18)
Pass Attempts: 41, at Samford (10/6/18)
Passing Yards: 235, at Samford (10/6/18)
Passing TDs: 2, at Samford (10/6/18)
Longest Completion: 29 yards, CHATTANOOGA (Oct. 13)


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Re: 15 Days to FCS Kickoff

Post by Mvemjsunpx »

Montana #15:


Retired in honor of…

Dave Dickenson - QB
5'11", 190 lbs.
Great Falls, MT

1995 Walter Payton Award Recipient

Career Stats @ Montana (regular season):

813/1208 Comp/Att (67.3%)
11,080 Passing Yds. (25th. all-time)*
316.6 YPG (8th. all-time)*
9.2 Yds/Att (FCS Record w/ ≥1000 att.)*
96 TD Passes (17th. all-time)*
26 INTs
166.3 Efficiency Rating (4th. all-time)*

443 Rushing Yds.

11,523 yds. of Total Offense (25th. all-time)*
329.2 Total Offense ypg (9th. all-time)*

* - Stats are prior to 2018; the 2019 FCS record book hasn't been released yet

Career Stats @ Montana (playoffs):

202/269 Comp/Att (75.1%)
2406 Passing Yds.
8.9 Yds/Att
20 TD Passes
2 INTs
173.3 Efficiency Rating

Career CFL Stats (1997-'00, 2003-'08):

1635/2421 Comp/Att (67.53%) (2nd. all-time)*
22,913 Passing Yds. (23rd. all-time)*
9.5 Yds/Att
154 TD Passes
50 INTs
110.4 QB Rating (CFL Record)*

253 Carries
1560 Rushing Yds.
6.2 YPC
14 Rushing TDs
26 Fumbles

* - Through the 2016 season

CFL Hall of Fame Inductee - 2016

Dickenson is now the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders
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