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#3 Cranston Jones
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 167
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: West Mesquite HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics
New Mexico: An athletic cornerback who was a part of Coach Davie's first recruiting class at UNM ... played for part of the 2014 season with his arm heavily bandaged due to injury ... has been extremely reliable for the Lobos, playing in 36 of 37 games over his career with 24 starts ... a 2013 Academic All-Mountain West selection ... a 2015 Spring Camp Hard Hat winner ... named a preseason honorable mention defensive back in 2015 by colelgefootballpreseason.com
2014 (Junior Season): Played in 11 games on the season, starting the final eight at cornerback ... his only missed game was against Arizona State after hurting his elbow against UTEP, an injury he was play through the entire season ... recorded 27 tackles, 1.5 TFLs (4 yards) ... had a team leading three interceptions, and his four passes broken up were tied for second on the team ... also had a quarterback hurry ... biggest contribution on the scoreboard was against Wyoming, where his 19-yard interception return for a touchdown was UNM's opening points of the game, tying that contest at 7-7, a game UNM would win 36-30 ... picked off passes against Fresno State and San Diego State as well ... had a season-high five tackles in a game three times, against UTSA, Boise State and Colorado State ... had 1.5 TFLs against Utah State.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Started all 12 games, 11 at cornerback and one at nickel ... tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 45 ... his five pass breakups led the Lobos ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery on special teams ... had four games with at least five tackles and had a career-high five unassistated tackles against New Mexico State.  

2012 (Freshman Season): Played in all 13 games with four starts, including the last three games of the season ... finished the season with 10 tackles with two pass breakups and one interception ... had a season-high four tackles in the season finale against Colorado State ... had a breakout debut, scoring on a 39-yard interception return in the season opener against Southern.

High School: A first-team Class 4A All-State performer in 2011 for coach Mike Overton...had 34 tackles, an impressive 16 pass breakups with two tackles for loss and two interceptions last season...West Mesquite advanced to the third round of the Texas 4A state playoffs last season and has won three consecutive district titles..."He is a fantastic kid and a great student," Overton said about Jones. "Great instincts on the field and a true competitor."...ESPN ranks Jones the No. 32 cornerback in the country, and he is ranked among the top 100 players in Texas...a three-star recruit as rated by Rivals.com.

Personal:  Full name is Cranston Dejuan Jones ... is majoring in liberal arts.

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