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FREDRICK JONES

Player profile

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

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Third-year member of the track & field program when he is not contributing from his defensive tackle position with the FSU football team…has competed solely in the discus over his two seasons…reached the ACC Championship finals for the first time last year, placing eighth.

 

2017:

Outdoor – Competed in six events and had top-10 finishes in each of the events including the ACC Championships…registered his collegiate-best discus throw (51.04m/167-5) at the Stanford Cardinal Classic, where he finished sixth…followed up with a solid 50.68m (166-3) mark at the Penn Relays…was runner-up at the Seminole Twilight…advanced to the ACC Championship finals for the first time where his throw of 49.38m (162-0) was good for eighth place.

 

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.