Third-year squad member who has battled through injuries at Missouri State and looks to contribute depth to one of the league's top linebacker units.
2009: Did not see playing time during the 2009 season.
2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State.
High School: Four-year starter and two-time letterman at linebacker and defensive end for coach David Hodges at Forest High in Ocala, Fla. ... The Wildcats were 4-6 his senior season ... He also earned three letters in wrestling, track and weight lifting ... Was a versatile track athlete with top performances in the shot put and discus, hurdles and sprints.
Personal: Chad Jones was born 12/31/89 in Gainesville, Fla. ... Son of Sherwayne Forde and Kenya Jones of Ocala, Fla. ... Majoring in Agricultural Business ... Has a brother, Sherwayne, and two sisters, Aja and Sierra.