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Steven Jones Jr.
Steven Jones Jr., ended last season as a Walter Camp Second Team All-American and makes the preseason list for the 2022 fall season.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Football’s Jones Jr. Named to Walter Camp Preseason All-American

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has included App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. on its 2022 Preseason All-America teams.

A second-team preseason All-American after making the Walter Camp second team to conclude the 2021 season, Jones is one of 10 preseason honorees who is returning in 2022 after being named an All-American in 2021 or 2020.

Last season, Jones tied for second place nationally and for first in the Sun Belt with five interceptions. He led the country with three pick-six interception returns for touchdowns, ranked in the top 20 nationally with 13 passes defended (counting eight breakups) and finished the season with 51 tackles.

Heading into the 2022 season, Jones has seven career interceptions, four interception returns for touchdowns and five total touchdowns.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation is the caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-America team, which is presented by 777 Partners.

First-Team Preseason Offense
WR: Jordan Addison (USC)*, Jaxson Smith-Njigba (Ohio State)
TE: Brock Bowers (Georgia)
OL: Peter Skoronski (Northwestern), Andrew Vorhees (USC), O’Cyrus
Torrence (Florida), Caleb Chandler (Louisville)
C: Jarrett Patterson (Notre Dame)
QB: Bryce Young (Alabama)#
RB: Bijan Robinson (Texas), TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio State)
PK: Jake Moody (Michigan)*

First-Team Preseason Defense
DL: Bryan Bresee (Clemson), Jalen Carter (Georgia), Zion Tupuola-Fetui
(Washington), Andre Carter II (Army West Point)
LB: Will Anderson (Alabama), Trenton Simpson (Clemson), Noah Sewell
(Oregon)
DB: Cam Smith (South Carolina), Eli Ricks (Alabama), Kelee Ringo
(Georgia), Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M)
P: Adam Korsak (Rutgers)#
KR: Brian Battie (South Florida)*

Second-Team Preseason Offense
WR: Xavier Worthy (Texas), Kayshon Boutte (LSU)
TE: Michael Mayer (Notre Dame)
OL: John Michael Schmitz (Minnesota), Dawand Jones (Ohio State), Jordan
McFadden (Clemson), Zach Frazier (West Virginia)#
C: Olusegun Oluwatimi (Michigan)
QB: Caleb Williams (USC)
RB: Sean Tucker (Syracuse)#, Blake Corum (Michigan)
PK: Noah Ruggles (Ohio State)#

Second-Team Preseason Defense
DL: Calijah Kancey (Pittsburgh), Gervon Dexter (Florida), Jaxon Player
(Baylor), Jacob Slade (Michigan State)
LB: Edefuan Ulofoshio (Washington), Ivan Pace, Jr. (Cincinnati), Carlton
Martial (Troy)
DB: Steven Jones Jr. (App State)#, Riley Moss (Iowa), Clark
Phillips III (Utah), Brandon Joseph (Notre Dame)%
P: Kule Ostendorp (Arizona)
KR: Charlie Jones (Purdue)

* – 2021 Walter Camp First-Team All-America selection
# – 2021 Walter Camp Second-Team All-America selection
% – 2020 Walter Camp First-Team All-America selection