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Saints Take Marcel Jones in the 7th Round of the NFL Draft

Jones was the 234th selection in the draft


HEIGHT: 6-7     WEIGHT: 320
COLLEGE: Nebraska
BORN: 9/4/88

COLLEGE CAREER –Jones spent five years with the Cornhuskers, handling starting right tackle duties for two seasons. Healthy, after fighting a back injury in 2010, he anchored the right side of Nebraska's offensive line in 2011 and provided important leadership up front. Jones' impressive stature and athletic ability make him a natural fit at the tackle position in the Nebraska offense. In addition to his on-field talents, Jones is a two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, and was a second-team academic All-District selection in 2009.

2011– Served as Nebraska's starting right tackle and received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition. 2010– Jones did not play in the season's first 10 games, but saw action in each of the final four games at right tackle. 2009– Jones started the first 11 games at right tackle, but suffered an ankle injury against Kansas State. The injury forced Jones to miss the Colorado, Texas and Arizona contests to end the season. Jones' play helped I-back Roy Helu Jr. post four 100-yard rushing days and put together a 1,000-yard rushing season. Jones also helped protect Nebraska quarterbacks, as the Huskers ranked among the top 40 nationally in sacks allowed. 2008– Jones emerged during spring practice and went on to play in all 13 games in 2008, including a start against Western Michigan. He helped Nebraska rank in the top 20 nationally in total and scoring offense. He also served on NU's PAT and field goal units. 2007– Jones sat out his first season as a redshirt and worked on the scout team, while adding muscle to his 6-7 frame.  

PERSONAL – Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management… Jones was part of an impressive group of prep standouts joining the NU program from the state of Arizona in 2007. Jones had an outstanding senior year on the offensive line for Coach Randy Ricedorff at Trevor Browne High School. Jones missed his junior year because of injury, but earned honorable-mention Arizona 5A all-state accolades as a senior. Jones was ranked among the top 15 prospects in Arizona by and Jones was also a standout on the basketball court for Trevor Browne High School. He was the starting center for Browne, which went 27-3 and earned a top-five ranking in Class 5A. Jones averaged 11.6 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior. As a junior, he earned all-region honors for his performance on the hardwood. Jones was also a star in the classroom, ranking in the top 20 of his senior class of more than 500 students. Jones chose Nebraska over Arizona State. Marcel is the son of Ulysses and Tracy Torry and was born on Sept. 4, 1988. He is a six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection. Jones has also been active in the community and has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team each of the past three years. Jones has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, F Street Recreation Center, the Legacy Retirement Center, the Madonna Wheelchair Football Workshop and numerous hospital and elementary school visits.

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