Jones Named Honorary Captain for LSU Game
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –Versatile dual-threat quarterback Matt Jones will return to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to serve as the A Club honorary captain for the LSU game on Saturday, Nov.15.
A four-year letterwinner from 2001-04, Jones passed for 5,857 yards in his career, good for fourth-most in program history, while rushing for 2,535 yards to rank eighth all-time. He also threw for 53 touchdown passes, placing him third all-time in program history, while running for 24 touchdowns, which is eighth all-time. He was a 2004 All-SEC second-team selection by the coaches.
Jones led a memorable comeback against LSU in 2002. With the Razorbacks trailing by six and less than a minute to go, Jones led Arkansas on a 3-play, 81-yard drive capped by a 31-yard touchdown pass to WR DeCori Birmingham with nine seconds remaining. Arkansas took down the Tigers, 21-20.
The Fort Smith, Ark. native served as team captain in 2004 and during his four years helped the Razorbacks compile a team record of 30-20 (.600), while appearing in three bowl games.
Following his career at Arkansas, Jones was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a wide receiver. His statistics during his four-year NFL career include 2,153 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The A Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The Razorbacks will host the No. 20 LSU Tigers on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN2.
Tickets remain for Arkansas’ home game against LSU. Single-game tickets are available and can be purchased online at ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.com or by calling the Razorback Ticket Center at 1-800-982-HOGS.
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