John Stephen Jones sets passing record for state title game
The Jones family will have a third generation Arkansas Razorback in the fall.
“Thank you to my family for supporting me through this process,” Jones said in his tweet.
Jones wrapped up a successful high school career in December with the program’s second-straight UIL state football title, a 53-49 over Manvel at AT&T Stadium. He threw for a UIL title-game record 564 yards and four touchdowns.
Jones finished the season with 5,200 total yards and 71 touchdowns, and was voted District 15-5A MVP, all-state honorable mention and won the 2017 Landry Award.
The Scots beat Temple 16-7 in 2016 to win their first football title since 2005.
“Thanks to all the coaches who gave me an opportunity when a lot of people said I wasn’t capable of playing at the next level,” Jones said.
Jerry Jones was a member of the 1964 national champion team while Stephen played in the 1987 Orange Bowl.
Arkansas hired Chad Morris as its new head coach. Morris spent the previous three seasons at SMU.