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FREDRICK JONES

Player profile

position
Throws
year
Redshirt Sophomore
hometown
Miami, Fla.
high school
Central

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Second-year member of the track & field program where he will compete in the shot put and discus…saw his first action in the circle for the Noles last outdoor season, competing in three meets…a two-year contributor in the defensive tackle rotation for the FSU football team.

2017:

Outdoor – Competed in six events and had top-10 finishes in each of the events including the ACC Championships…Recorded a season high distance in Discus at Stanford Cardinal Classic converting 167′ 5”…Finished 2nd at Seminole Twilight with a mark of 49.28m…Placed 8th at the ACC Championships converting 162′ 0”.

2016

Outdoor: Made his FSU track & field debut at the Seminole Invitational, placing fourth in the discus (50.61m/166-0)…placed sixth at the Tom Jones Memorial with a SB mark of 51.77m (169-10.25)…was runner-up at the UNF Twilight in the discus…finished 12th at home in his first ACC Outdoor Championships.

Personal:

Had a decorated career on the gridiron and as a thrower, competing at first for Miami Pace before finishing his high school career at Miami Central…won three state shot put titles and one discus crown…ranked among the national leaders as a senior in both events…won 2014 Florida Relays shot put title with his PB (62-10.5)…high school discus PB was 189-6…member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)…studying economics at FSU…father Fred Jones was a standout linebacker for the Seminoles, while his uncle Marvin Jones is among FSU’s all-time greats at the position…was high school teammate of Dalvin Cook…born August 25, 1996.