Former Cal wide receiver to participate in January 28 event that showcases college football's top seniors.
Bears set to make third Holiday Bowl appearance
Jeff Tedford spoke with the media on Tuesday
AFTER CAL: Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (No. 166 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft ... on being selected in the NFL Draft - "The Bengals are obviously a great team and a team on the rise with all the great guys they have - the young talent like Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, and their coaching staff with Marvin Lewis. It is also a similar system to what I come from at Cal. They run a West Coast offense, they go deep a lot. It's just a great situation that I'm going into." ... had a strong 2012 NFL Combine, including 22 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press to rank tied for first among all receivers ... also ran a 4.46 40-yard dash that was 12th among receivers, while he ranking among the top receivers in the 3 cone drill (4th, 6.81), 20-yard shuttle (6th, 4.11), 60-yard shuttle (T10th, 11.47), and participating in the vertical jump (33.0) and broad jump (9' 4") ... caught an eight-yard touchdown pass to help the North to a 23-13 victory over the South in the 2012 Senior Bowl ... had strong workouts in practices leading up to the Senior Bowl after receiving a late invitation and was identified by many as one of the top receivers at the event ... on the 2012 Senior Bowl - "I answered a lot of questions that people had about me. I opened up a lot of eyes. That Senior Bowl was critical for me." ... present at Cal's 2012 Pro Day but did not participate.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 43 games during his four seasons at Cal from 2008-11, making 38 starts including all of the team's games over his final three campaigns ... finished his career among Cal's all-time leaders in receiving yards (2,260, 6th), 100-yard receiving games (6, T6th), receptions (156, T7th) and receiving touchdowns (13, T8th) ... tied for seventh on Cal's single-game receptions list with the 12 he recorded as a junior at Nevada ... set career highs for both receptions (62) and receiving yards (846) as a senior in 2011, both second on the club, after leading Cal in both receptions and receiving yards in 2009 and '10, as well as in touchdown receptions as a 2009 sophomore ... made at least one reception in each of his last 38 career games over his final three seasons (2009-11) ... posted career averages of 14.6 yards per catch and 52.8 receiving yards per game, as well as a long reception of 62 against Colorado in his junior season ... snared 33 catches of 20 or more yards in his career, as well as five grabs of 50 or more ... led or co-led all Cal receivers in receptions in 16 games and in receiving yards on 13 occasions ... added 11 rushes for 116 yards (10.5 ypr) and a career long of 48 for a touchdown in the 2010 season opener against UC Davis ... also had 14 punt returns for 102 yards, all as a senior, and a long of 37 against USC ... scored 86 career points, adding a two-point conversion to his 14 total touchdowns ... finished with 2,488 all-purpose yards (116 rush, 2,270 receiving, 102 punt return) ... had four career tackles.
2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-12 choice of the league's coaches and a member of the ESPN.com Pac-12 Blog's all-underrated team ... added a pair of team honors, picking up a Cort Majors Captain Award on offense as he was one of the team's four captains for the season, as well as the Ken Harvey Award for the Player Showing Special Academic Commitment and Improvement ... established career highs in both receptions (62) and receiving yards (846) while starting and making at least one catch in all 13 games (all starts) ... added three touchdown catches to rank tied for second on the team, an average of 13.6 yards per catch that was the second-highest among the team's regular receivers and 866 all-purpose yards (22 rush, 758 receiving, 86 punt return) to rank third on the club ... his final per-game averages registered ninth in the Pac-12 in receiving yards (65.08, 73rd NCAA) and 13th in receptions (4.77, T80th NCAA) ... registered a season-high eight catches for 88 yards in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas ... caught seven passes for a season-high 123 yards and a touchdown against Presbyterian, including a season-long catch of 51 yards ... had the first of his two 100-yard receiving games in the season opener vs. Fresno State, making five receptions for 118 yards and a career-high-tying two touchdowns while earning honorable mention Wide Receiver Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards ... recorded at least five catches and 55 yards in each of his first seven games - vs. Fresno State (5-118-2TD), Colorado (5-55), Presbyterian (7-123-TD), Washington (6-79), Oregon (6-66), USC (6-89) and Utah (5-69) ... posted five catches for 54 yards in the regular-season finale at Arizona State when he also rushed twice in a game for the first time in his career for nine yards ... kept his catch streak alive in the previous four games against UCLA (1-11), Washington State (2-19), Oregon State (3-23) and Stanford (3-52) when he was also on the receiving end of a two-point conversion from Zach Maynard that cut the Cardinal lead to 31-28 late in the contest ... added five rushes for 22 yards and had his longest rush of the season with a 23-yarder vs. Washington State ... returned punts for the first time in his career, bringing back 14 for 102 yards, including a season-long 37 yarder vs. USC that was also the longest by a Cal player in 2011 ... had 12 explosive plays of 20 or more yards from the line of scrimmage (11 receptions, one rush) ... chipped in with three tackles, picking up single tackles against Fresno State, USC and Washington State ... earned midseason All-American honorable mention and second-team All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele ... listed as the nation's No. 39 draft-eligible wide receiver by Steele prior to the season ... on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award for the second consecutive season and also a candidate for the Paul Warfield Award ... a second-team preseason All-Pac-12 choice of Lindy's and a third-team selection of Steele ... among Cal's "Players to Watch" according to Lindy's ... listed as a "Top Target" on a Fantasy Flash sidebar in Cal's team section of Athlon's season preview magazine.
2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection after leading Cal for the second consecutive season in both receptions (50) and receiving yards (765) ... also paced the club with a career-high 15.3 yards per catch average and ranked second to Keenan Allen with four touchdown catches ... started all 12 games and led the team in receiving yards on six occasions and receptions five times, while making at least one catch in every contest for the second straight year ... his 50 catches and 765 receiving yards were both the highest single-season totals by a Cal player since Lavelle Hawkins recorded 72 catches and 872 receiving yards in 2007 ... ranked among Pac-10 and NCAA leaders in per-game numbers for both receiving yards (63.75, 6th Pac-10, 67th NCAA) and receptions (4.17, 11th Pac-10, T92nd NCAA) ... had the biggest statistical game of his career at Nevada when he recorded career highs of 12 catches and 161 yards receiving to earn honorable mention Wide Receiver Performer of the Week recognition from the College Football Performance Awards ... his 12 catches at Nevada tied for the seventh-highest total ever in a single game at Cal, were the most by a Golden Bear player since Geoff MacArthur hauled in a school-record 16 passes at Stanford in 2003, and tied for the most by a Pac-10 player in 2010 ... the 161 receiving yards were the most by a Cal player since Hawkins had 192 vs. Oregon State in 2007 and the eighth-most by a Pac-10 player in a 2010 contest ... had a total of three 100-yard receiving games ... also went over the 100-yard receiving mark vs. Arizona State when he had four catches for 110 yards and the longest touchdown catch of his career on the receiving end of Kevin Riley's 52-yard scoring strike, as well as at Washington State when his four-catch, 101-yard receiving day included a 50-yard reception from Brock Mansion ... had one touchdown catch in each of the season's first two games, hauling in five passes for 81 yards in the season opener against UC Davis and four for 86 yards the following game vs. Colorado, including a career-long 62-yard reception, when he also gained 23 yards on the first rush of his career ... had five catches for 66 yards at Oregon State, including a 32-yarder from Riley on a play in which the senior quarterback was injured and ended up being the final play of his collegiate career ... had four catches for 41 yards at Arizona and went over the career 1,000-yard receiving mark in the contest ... came up with his other receiving touchdown in the Big Game against Stanford when he caught three balls for 49 yards ... scored the lone rushing touchdown of his career on a career-long 48-yard run on a reverse against UCLA ... third-team midseason All-Pac-10 selection by Phil Steele ... on the Biletnikoff Award watch list for the honor given annually to the nation's top receiver ... named by Athlon and Steele as a third-team preseason All-Pac-10 choice, while being selected as the No. 64 draft-eligible wide receiver by the latter ... also chosen as a "Sleeper to Watch for College Fantasy Football" by Athlon and one of Cal's "Players to Watch" according to Lindy's.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games and finished with totals of 43 catches, 651 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions, all leading the team and ranking among the Pac-10 leaders in both receiving yards per game (50.08, 12th) and receptions per game (3.31, T14th) ... led the team in receptions eight times and in receiving yards on four occasions ... had at least one reception in all 13 contests and finished the season with four consecutive games of at least four receptions, totaling 20 catches and 261 receiving yards during the stretch ... recorded the first two-touchdown reception game of his career at UCLA, including a 43-yarder that was his longest catch of the season, among his four receptions for 89 yards to help Cal pick up its first win in Los Angeles under head coach Jeff Tedford ... made his first collegiate TD catch in the season opener vs. Maryland, while also adding single scoring grabs vs. Washington State, at Arizona State and at Stanford ... posted season highs of six receptions and 107 receiving yards at Washington to end the regular season ... had five receptions for 65 yards vs. Arizona and five catches for 44 yards in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah ... registered four catches for 58 yards at Arizona and four for 45 yards at Stanford ... his four three-catch games all came at home vs. Maryland (3-74), USC (3-53), Washington State (3-48) and Eastern Washington (3-29) ... picked up an unassisted tackle vs. Oregon State.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Appeared in five games off the bench and had one catch for eight yards in the third game of the season at Maryland ... suffered a knee injury in practice during Cal's first bye week between the third and fourth games of the year and did not play again until Dec. 6 vs. Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL: An All-American and All-Far West choice of SuperPrep ... ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 23 wide receiver prospect in the country according to Scout ... listed as the No. 23 wide receiver nationally and the No. 22 overall prospect in California by Rivals ... Cal-Hi Sports second-team All-State selection ... produced a solid senior season, leading his team to a share of the Baseline League regular-season championship by hauling in 81 receptions for a league-high 1,040 yards and 10 touchdowns ... added 71 tackles with four interceptions as a defensive back ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... caught 63 passes for 1,309 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior campaign, earning first-team All-State honors ... also had 62 tackles and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Marvin Lewis Jones, Jr. ... born March 12, 1990 ... parents are Marvin Jones Sr. and Pamela Harper ... has two sons, Marv III and Mareon, with girlfriend Jazmyn Mathis ... father wrestled at Cal State Bakersfield ... graduated from Cal in December of 2011 in only three and a half years of college with a bachelor's degree in African American Studies.
JONES' CAREER GAME HIGHS
LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012