#11 Ridge Jones
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 166
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Statistics Career Statistics
New Mexico: Returning wide receiver who is the fastest player on the team ... an All-Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Selection in the 60-meter dash in 2014 and 2015, finishing second at the conference indoor championships with a time of 6.87 seconds in 2014, and winning the title in 2015 with a Mountain West record time of 6.60, the 12th-fastest time in the nation ... qualified for the NCAA Indoor championships ... has a personal best time of 6.60 seconds in the 60 ... also has personal bests in the 100 meters with a time of 10.76 seconds and in the 200 meters at 22.19 ... named a 2015 preseason second team all-conference selection by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports.
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Played in 11 games, starting one ... led the Mountain West in kickoff return average with a 25.9 yard average with a touchdown ... rushed three times for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 10 yards ... made his biggest impact in a nationally televised game against Boise State, returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, tying a Lobo and Mountain West record, and then taking a pitch 75 yards for a touchdown ... those were two of three 75-yard scores for UNM in that game ... also had one rush for 21 yards and a Arizona State and a rush for eight yards against Air Force ... had a catch for 10 yards against Utah State ... totalled 476 all-purpose yards for the season.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Played in all 12 games, participating primarily on special teams but also contributing on offense ... recorded three receptions for 23 yards on the season. Also had two carriers for 10 yards.
2012 (Freshman Season): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of several Division I prospects from DeSoto High School ... was an 11-5A first-team All-District performer ... had 23 receptions for 397 yards and four TDs in 2011 ... assistant coach Todd Peterman said DeSoto spread the ball to several different WRs last season ... DeSoto went 10-2 and reached the second round of the 5A state playoffs in '11 ... also ran track and broke the Lancaster, Texas, city record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.42 seconds.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ridge Jones ... born March 25, 1994 in Dallas ... majoring in liberal arts ... full name is Ridge Wayne Jones ... parents are Simone and Roderick Jones ... has one brother, Rod, an one sister, Cynthia ... dad played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.