CAREER: He has 45 career tackles, including 2.5 for loss. He has 4 career starts.
2011: Jones will battle for key playing time at safety as a senior in 2011.
2010: Jones spent the first part of his 2010 junior season as a backup safety and also played on special team, but he then started the final 4 games (Arizona, Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA) at strong safety because of injuries. Overall in 2010 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 35 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, plus 3 deflections, a fumble recovery and an interception. He was moved back to safety, the postion he played during his first 2 years at USC, from cornerback prior to 2010 spring practice. He missed most of 2010 spring drills after re-injuring his neck.
He had a deflection at Hawaii, a tackle against Virginia and 2 tackles (1 for a loss) at Washington State. He then had 5 tackles off the bench against California, 4 stops and a forced fumble against Oregon and a tackle (0.5 for a loss) and 2 deflections against Arizona State. He had 3 tackles while starting at strong safety at Arizona, 5 tackles at Oregon State, 4 tackles with an interception (to set up a USC field goal) against Notre Dame and a team-best 10 tackles (1 for a loss) while starting against UCLA.
2009: Jones was moved from safety to cornerback in 2009 spring drills and served as a backup there, as well as a key special teamer, as a junior in 2009. But he sprained his neck in USC's fourth game (against Washington State) and was sidelined the last 9 games. Overall in 2009 while appearing in the first 4 games, he had 4 tackles. He had 3 stops against San Jose State and 1 at Ohio State. Because of the early-season injury, he was allowed to redshirt.
2008: Jones was a backup free safety and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in all 13 games, he made 6 tackles.
2007: Jones saw brief action in 4 games (Washington State, Washington, Notre Dame and Arizona State) as a backup safety as a first-year freshman in 2007. He had 1 deflection (against Washington State).
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as a senior defensive back and running back at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village (Calif.). He made 96 tackles, 2 sacks and 6 interceptions (returned 2 for TDs) on defense and had 696 yards on 87 carrries (8.0 avg.) with 10 TDs and caught 22 passes for 297 yards (13.5 avg.) with 4 TDs in 2006. Oaks Christian went 15-0 and won the 2006 CIF Northwest Division and California state Division III championships (winning 46 consecutive games). As a junior in 2005, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division XI Co-Defensive MVP and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team. He had 71 tackles, 5 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery, plus ran for 486 yards on 47 carries (10.3 avg.) with 10 TDs and had 23 receptions for 407 yards (17.7 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2005.
He was named to the All-CIF Division XI first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Small Schools first team as a 2004 sophomore. He had 40 tackles and 10 interceptions in his 2003 freshman and 2004 sophomore seasons.
He also sprinted for Oaks Christian's track team, with a best of 10.6 in the 100 meters and he placed fifth at the 2007 CIF Division IV meet in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.69. Current Trojan Marc Tyler also attended Oaks Christian.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. His brother, Malcolm, is a sophomore running back at UCLA.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH MARSHALL JONES