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App’s Jones Jr. Named to Nagurski Trophy Watch List

App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. has been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy goes to the national defensive player of the year.

Jones adds the Nagurski Trophy Watch List to being a second-team preseason All-American from Walter Camp and making the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back).

Last season, Jones tied for second place nationally and first in the Sun Belt last season 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.