COLLEGE: Named third-team All-ACC by ACSMA in 2015 and 2016. Started 22 of 35 career games played. Totaled 83 tackles (44 solo), 13.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, 10 PBUs, three forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
RS Junior: Started all 12 games played in 2016. Finished the year fourth on the team with 70 tack-les, a team-high 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups. Named the Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman Trophy after recording eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in the Sun Bowl vs. Stanford. Made a career-high eight tackles and a tackle for loss in a 48-20 win over Georgia Tech. Missed the JMU game with an injury. Had seven tackles and two tackles for loss in the win at Illinois. Made seven tackles and assisted on a sack in the season opener vs. No. 18 Georgia.
RS Sophomore: Named to the All-ACC third team by ACSMA. Started 10 games and finished with 40 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, three quarter-back hurries, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one intercep-tion. Missed the bowl game vs. Baylor with an injury. Matched a season high with six tackles in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson, also made an incredible interception, batting the ball at the line and then diving to make the catch. Played one of the best games of his career in the win at Virginia Tech, finishing with six tackles, a tackle for loss and strip to force a fumble, which he then recovered. Had five solo stops, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recov-ery in the win over Miami. Returned from missing a month due to injury with three tackles, one TFL and two quarterback hurries in the win over Duke.
RS Freshman: Finished the season with 35 tack-les, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups and an inter-ception. Also finished with a team-best 7.5 tack-les for loss. Made two tackles in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers. Matched a season high with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, a shared sack and a forced fumble in the win at Duke.
Freshman: Redshirted his freshman season (2013).
Personal: Played H.S. football at Roanoke Rapids High School. Prepstar All-Atlantic Region. Competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston. Considered the No. 10 player in North Carolina and the nation’s No. 26 strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com. Also played at defensive tackle and on the offensive line. at While at UNC, started his own foundation called MADE Men Mentoring, an non-profit that aims to provide a support system for underprivileged young men in North Carolina by pairing them with college stu-dent-athletes who will mentor and support them in the areas of academics, competi-tive athletics, and manhood. Nickname is “Naz.” Birthday is Dec. 13. Son of Tammy Jones. Communication studies major.