Former Youngstown State University Penguin Donald Jones is making a good impression at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jones went South to condition for the combine appearances, and thus far, all of the hard work seems to be paying off. Under the watchful eye of trainer Mike Gough at the Athletic Edge Sports Facility in Bradenton, Florida, Jones has worked tirelessly to get bigger and faster.
Jones ran a 4.47 40-yard dash. More impressively, he was able to bench 225 pounds 20 times, tying him for first in that category with all other participants.
Jones was officially measured at 6′ and weighed in at 214 pounds.
Earlier this year, Jones participated in the Under Armour Senior Bowl. He was the first Youngstown State player selected to play in that game since Ron Jaworski was picked in 1972. Jones’ selection made him only the fifth FBS player named to participate.
In his Senior season, Jones set a record for catches in a season with 77. Against Missouri State and Southern Illinois, Jones twice tied the YSU all-time record with 11 catches in each game.
You can follow Jones on Twitter, his user name is @DaJones81.
Here is a link to the player profile I ran on Donald Jones during Youngstown State’s most recent football season.