92   Mario Jones
Mario Jones

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Hubbard

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 270

Position:
DT

Experience:
1L


10/07/2014

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Oct. 7 2014

Carey, M. Jones, L. Myers, M. Olootu, A. Turner

08/06/2014

Huskies Start Hitting in Practice No. 5

Players got their first taste of full contact this fall

04/09/2014

Rosters Set for 2014 Huskie Bowl

Game set for April 19 at 3 p.m.

03/17/2014

Huskies Open Spring Football Practice Tuesday

Individual development key to team growth

10/01/2013

NIU Opens MAC Play at Kent State

No. 23 Huskies Back on the Road for MAC Championship Rematch

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

2014
Recorded 15 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss as a part of the Huskies' defensive line rotation. Set a career-high with eight tackles at Ohio. Also notched an assisted tackle for loss against the Bobcats. Recorded his first TFL of the year against Kent State as part of a two-tackle performance against the Golden Flashes. Tallied two tackles against Western Michigan. Credited with one tackle each against Presbyterian, Arkansas and Central Michigan. Made his first career start against the Blue Hose.

2013

• Appeared in 13 games and started one as a redshirt freshman.
• Totaled 13 tackles, seven solo stops.
• Started his first career game at Iowa (8-31) and made his first two career tackles.
• Recorded three tackles and accounted for one-and-a-half sacks at Idaho (9-14).

2012
• Redshirted.
• Earned Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors against UT Martin (9-8).

High School
• Garnered honorable mention all-state honors following his senior season.
• Posted 55 tackles and four sacks in 2011 to earn all-conference, all-city and special mention all-area honors.
• Ranked No. 28 in the Rivals.com Illinois Postseason Top 30.
• Named to the all-conference and all-city teams after registering 40 tackles as a junior.
• Invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Combine in San Antonio, Texas in 2010.
• Named to the ESPNChicago.com Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist before his senior year.
• Ranked as the 40th-best prospect in Illinois by ESPN.

Personal
• Born June 26, 1993, in Chicago, Ill.
• Son of Sheila Jones.
• Plans to major in psychology.

JONES' CAREER GAME HIGHS

Tackles: 3, at Idaho, 9-14-13
Sacks: 1.5, at Idaho, 9-14-13
TFL: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14

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