A rugged walk-on performer who will provide key depth at running back and special teams this fall, Jones is back in the fold after collecting 12 carries in spring scrimmages ... Had 7 carries for 42 yards in first spring scrimmage (4/17/12).
2011: Was a key part of the MSU practice squad ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the Eastern Kentucky game (9/10/11).
High School: Was a two-year starter for coaches Ralando Merriweather (2010) and Brian Simmons (2009) at Cardinal Ritter High in St. Louis ... Was part of a 2008 Lions' squad that went undefeated through the regular season and finished second in the state.
Personal: Benny Jones III was born 7/27/93 in St. Louis ... Son of Benny Jones, Jr. and Cassandra Pinkston of St. Louis ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Wendell and a sister, Jessica ... Undecided on major.