Benny Jones
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Benny Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Cardinal Ritter High

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 171

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
1SQ

08/22/2012

Bears Final Fall Scrimmage Yields Positive Results

Fifty-Play Scrimmage Closes Out Wednesday Practice

08/18/2012

Football Bears Close Out Fall Camp With Action-Packed Scrimmage

Harris Throws for 261 yards; Cooper-Falls Scores 3 Touchdowns

08/11/2012

Big Plays Highlight Bears' First Fall Scrimmage

04/14/2012

Both Sides Show Balance in Second Spring Football Scrimmage

Offense and Defense Come Up With Big Plays Saturday at Plaster

03/31/2012

Football Bears Pick Up the Pace in First Spring Scrimmage

Offense Accounts for 484 Yards Saturday

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.

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