University of Iowa Athletics
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#52 Amani Jones

Height 6-0
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Phillips

Hawk-Item – – One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016 . . . one of four sophomores named to 2017 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2018 Leadership Group . . . member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 honors – – Team Hustle Award, special teams . . . 2019 – – Saw action in 12 games, missing Holiday Bowl win due to injury . . . recorded five solo tackles and three assists, with one sack . . . at defensive end in 38-14 win over Miami . . . recorded only sack of the game in the third quarter as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . suffered injury during bowl prep and did not see action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC.

2018 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2018 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording 22 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack . . . started at middle linebacker in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best six tackles vs. NIU, including four solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action at middle linebacker in 48-31 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . career-best nine tackles at Minnesota, including two tackles for loss and first career sack . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and115 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, but had no statistics.

2017 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, defense . . . 2017 – – Saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . recorded one kickoff return at MSU for 15 yards . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, recording career-best two tackles, including one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half.

2016 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording one solo tackle while playing primarily on special teams . . . saw first action of career in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

High School honors — Earned all-state honors as a junior . . . named to Sun Times All-Public League football team as senior… Career — Member of the Class 4A state championship football team in 2015 — the first Chicago Public Schools team in history to win a state football title… missed part of senior season because of injury… led team to the 4A state title game as a junior, posting a game-best 14 tackles… team finished with a 12-2 record… team captain as a senior… also ran track (4×400, 4×200, 4×100, and open 400).

Personal — Born 7/22/98… criminal justice/sociology major… mother is Marie Parker… one of two players from Chicago on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Troy MacAllister.