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Perris Jones

179 lbs.
Alexandria, Va.
High School
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2022 – Recipient of UVA’s  Strength and Condition Dedication Award for work ethic and leadership in strength training and conditioning at the program’s annual awards banquet.

2023 –
Served as game captain vs. Tennessee…Scored UVA’s first touchdown of the season against Tennessee.2022– One of five team captains voted on by the players at the end of the season … starting tailback for the first eight games before missing the last two games of the season due to injury … UVA’s second-leading rusher (365 yards) behind quarterback Brennan Armstrong … his 4.51 yards per carry average was the eighth-highest in the ACC … against Richmond, his first collegiate start, ran for 104 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions and a receiving TD … combined with Armstrong (105) yards to become the 2nd Cavalier duo ever to each rush for 100 yards in the first game of the season … since 1986 became only the fifth Cavalier to rush for 100 yards in their first career start … the 104 yards against Richmond were the most by a UVA running back since Jordan Ellis in the 2018 Belk Bowl … ran for 87 yards on 13 carries and scored his second rushing touchdown of the season on Sept. 23 at Syracuse … his second touchdown reception of the year , an 11-yard catch and run, against Duke on Oct. 1 helped Armstrong tie UVA career passing touchdown record at UVA … named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll. 2021 – Appeared in 10 of UVA’s games… returned a kick for eight yards against Louisville. 2020 – Appeared in all 10 of UVA’s games … rushed two times for 11 yards against Duke … named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2019 – Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 14 games … missed the Louisville, UNC and Georgia Tech games with an injury … in the season opener at Pitt he was one of the kick returners … made one special teams tackle on a kickoff in the win over Old Dominion. 2018– Appeared in four of UVA’s 13 games … made collegiate debut against North Carolina as one of UVA’s kick returners … one of 13 UVA true freshmen to see action in 2018 … retained redshirt under new NCAA rules.

Played running back at Episcopal for head coach Panos Voulgaris … first-team all-state running back three years in a row … first-team All-IAC two years in a row … IAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 … spent first two years of high school at Bishop Ireton where he the school single-season all-purpose yards record with over 2,500 yards … All-Metro honorable mention three years in a row … DC Touchdown Club Player of the Week once … finished high school with over 5,000 career rushing yards … also participated in wrestling and track in high school … first-team All-IAC in the 4×100 in track … state champion and conference champion in the 4×100 … son of Joanna and Stevie Jones, Jr. … has four younger sisters, Kendra, Psalmn, Reign and Clancey … has one younger brother, Stevie … family tradition every Christmas morning is whole family serves food to the homeless … volunteers with Royal Athletes where he mentors kids … loves playing the guitar and writing poems … received bachelors’ degrees in both African-American studies and English in 2022…pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.