The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2019 season.
#44 Jamir Jones, Defensive Line
Jones is a rising senior after playing in nearly every game the last three seasons. He had 11 tackles last season with one for a loss in the Syracuse game. He played in 12 games the previous season with only four tackles, however. Jones was a special teams standout in his freshman season with more kickoff-return tackles than anyone else on the team with eight.
Jamir is the younger brother of former Notre Dame standout Jarron Jones. He came to the Irish as a part of the 2016 recruiting class after an illustrious high school career at Aquinas Institute in Rochester, New York. He won a state championship in 2015. At some point in his high school career he played linebacker, tight end, quarterback and safety. He was also a standout in basketball and lacrosse. Talk about doing it all...
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Jones is an English Pointer because of his superb versatility.
The reality of Jones’ situation is that there are names like Julian Okwara, Khalid Kareem, and several others that will likely be above him on the initial depth chart at defensive end. Because of this, Jamir will be using a redshirt so he can play in 2020. Because of the new redshirt rule, we will still see quite a bit of Jones in 4 games this season. A possible scenario is against Michigan and Georgia for rotation depth, and then in two games such as Bowling Green and New Mexico St. for big breathers. We may not know until it happens.
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Jones was a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. Here are some clips of him playing in all three.