NEW MEXICO:Four-year offensive letterman who was the Lobos' most improved wide receiver and enjoyed a career-year in his final season...was one of the strongest and most physically imposing wide receivers on the team, but also had good speed for his size...could go up and get the ball at its high point, leading all the receivers in 2009 with a 40.5-inch vertical...an outstanding blocker on the perimeter throughout his career, but really emerged as a consistent threat in the passing game in the new offense during a breakthrough final spring season...saw plenty of gameday action during his career (45 games, 15 starts) and developed into a real leader on offense...graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in University Studies.
2009 (SENIOR): Played the best football of his career in the second half of the season, finishing with career-highs of 35 catches for 369 yards (10.5 avg., 30.8/game) and his first 3 career TDs in 12 starts...career long 31-yard catch...drew 4 pass interference penalties, including 3 in the red zone...also had runs of 19 and 8 yards...20 grabs for 241 yards and all 3 TDs in the final 6 games...was one of the best receivers in the MWC in conference play with 25 catches for 289 yards (8 games)...team captain in week 2.
at San Diego State...Turned in the best game of his career with game-highs of 8 catches for 86 yards with a career long of 31 and a TD...converted 2 3rd-and-long plays and his TD catch on 3rd-and-goal was a fantastic fingertip grab as he slid out of bounds.
vs. UNLV...56 yards on 3 catches (no drops)...made a leaping 25-yard grab over a defender in the back corner of the end zone for his first career TD on the opening drive of the 2nd half...later absorbed a big hit on a 14-yard catch across the middle to convert a 3rd-and-6 play...UNM scored 4 plays later to make it a 7-point game early in the 4th.
at Texas Tech...4 receptions for 26 yards...drew another pass interference penalty in the end zone to set up the Lobos' first TD...fantastic effort on special teams in the 4th quarter, skying to get a hand an onside kick and gathering the ball before it rolled out of bounds.
at Texas A&M...Led the team with a career-high 5 catches for 53 yards (no drops)...sliding catch down the middle for a long gain of 19 that might have been a TD if the ball had been on target...4 receptions went for 1st downs, including a pair of 3rd down conversions...also drew a pass interference penalty in the red zone.
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 games with a pair of starts...pair of catches for 22 yards, which came in back-to-back games vs. Airzona (1-13) and Tulsa (1-9)...tremendous once again blocking on the perimeter and sprang several long runs.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games with a pair of spot starts when the Lobos' opened in multiple WR sets at San Diego State and TCU...3 catches for 25 yards and a long of 15, all coming in the week 4 game vs. Sacramento State...played through a turf toe injury in the season-opener at UTEP, but sat out in week 2 vs. New Mexico State.
(REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games, coming off the bench at wide receiver and seeing time on special teams...lone catch on the year was an acrobatic 25-yard grab over a defender in the opener vs. Portland State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Hillsborough High, the same school that produced Major League standouts Dwight Gooden and Gary Sheffield and NFL players J.R. Reed and Allen Rossum...31 catches for 611 yards and 6 TDs as a senior, leading the Terriers to an 11-1 record...second team all-conference and second team all-county in 2004 for head coach Earl Garcia.
PERSONAL: Born July 16, 1987, in Tampa, Fla...age is 22...full name is Daryl Reche (re-shay) Jones Jr...son of Daryl Jones...major is University Studies.