Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tiger in the spotlight

LSU football and baseball standout Chad Jones will be featured this morning on ESPN gameday! Check it out this morning. Here is the story from

LSU junior safety Chad Jones will be featured on ESPN College GameDay on Saturday as the network visited with the two-sport standout earlier this week at Alex Box Stadium. The show airs from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. CT on ESPN.

ESPN’s Rob Stone interviewed Jones in front of the pitcher’s mound at Alex Box Stadium and the two discussed his 93-yard punt return against Mississippi State, the Tigers’ remarkable goalline stand against the Bulldogs and his success on both the football field and baseball diamond.

Stone also spoke to head coaches Les Miles and Paul Mainieri, cornerback Patrick Peterson, former infielder Buzzy Haydel and starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo.

Jones, the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, tallied seven tackles last weekend against Mississippi State. He was a crucial part of the Tigers’ goalline stop with a broken-up pass on third down and then a tackle on quarterback Tyson Lee on fourth down to preserve the victory.

Earlier in the game, Jones’ 93-yard punt return ranked as the second-longest in school history and the longest since Eddie Kennison’s school-record 100-yard return against Mississippi State in 1994.

In three seasons at LSU, Jones has logged 104 tackles and four interceptions. On the baseball field, Jones was a vital part of the Tigers’ 2009 national championship as a relief pitcher. He maintained a 2.70 ERA and tossed three hitless innings of relief in three appearances at the College World Series.

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