Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
South Carolina finishes season with an 11-2 record.
Kickoff at 1 p.m. on ESPN
Junior wide receiver who is penciled in as a starter entering the fall... has proven to be a reliable pass catcher during his Carolina career... has made five career starts with 24 career receptions for 340 yards.
2012: Sophomore wide receiver who saw his playing time increase as the season progressed... played in 12 games, earning three starts... caught a dozen passes for 197 yards... had a 36-yard reception against Missouri... starts came late in the season against Arkansas, Clemson and Michigan... set a season high with four receptions for 45 yards against in-state rival Clemson in the regular-season finale... caught three passes for a career-best 78 yards in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan, including a career-long 70-yard reception.
2011: Redshirt freshman wide receiver who worked his way into the rotation... caught a dozen passes for 143 yards and a touchdown... averaged 11.9 yards per catch... played in 10 of 13 games... made a pair of starts... recorded his first career catch in the season opener against East Carolina... connected on a key 34-yard completion, the longest of the season, in the win over Navy... grabbed his first career touchdown against Kentucky... logged a career high four catches in the win at Mississippi State... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Redshirted in his first season on the Carolina campus.
HIGH SCHOOL: Key player on the potent James Byrnes High School squad in Duncan, S.C., graduating in 2010... missed some time with a knee injury but still recorded 32 receptions for 347 yards and four TDs... helped the Rebels reach the AAAA Division I title game as a senior... coached by Chris Miller... Rebels won the state title in both 2007 and 2008... considered a three-star prospect and the state's 25th-best player by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 91st-best wide receiver by Scout.com... regarded as a three-star prospect and the 86th-best wide receiver by ESPN.com... also had offers from Auburn, Michigan and others.
PERSONAL: Nicholas Jones was born November 21, 1991... is interested in a degree in sociology... slated to graduate in December.