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#16 Charlie Jones

Height 6-0
Weight 187 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Deerfield, Illinois
High School Deerfield
Previous School Buffalo
Instagram @Chjones17
Charlie  Jones - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Gained scholarship in December, 2020 after joining the program as a walk-on . . . led the Big Ten and ranked 11th nationally with 10.5 average on punt returns . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fourth nationally with one punt return touchdown . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in total punt return yards (221) . . . joined program as a walk-on in 2019 after attending University of Buffalo and sat out 2019 season as a transfer.

2020 Honors – – Honorable mention All-America return specialist by Phil Steele . . . first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league coaches . . . third-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league media . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in 49-7 win over Michigan State . . . 2020 – – Saw first action of career in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . handled all punt returns at Purdue, with three returns for 37 yards, and a long of 25 yards that led to Iowa’s first touchdown . . . handled all punt returns in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, totaling two returns for eight yards . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 405 yards total offense . . . led special teams with five punt returns for 105 yards vs. MSU, including 54-yard touchdown return . . . also had two rushing attempts for 38 yards . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 235 yards . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as offense gained 175 net rushing yards . . . three punt returns for five yards at PSU, with two returns negated by penalty . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . two punt returns for 39 yards against Nebraska, with a long of 31 yards . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois at offense gained 424 yards total offense . . . three punt returns for 27 yards at Illinois, with a long of 18 yards . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . three punt returns for zero yards vs. the Badgers, due to penalty yards on returns.

2019 – – Sat out entire season as a transfer.

2018 – – Saw action as wide receiver and return specialist at Buffalo, helping team post 10-4 record while advancing to MAC championship game and Dollar General Bowl . . . recorded 18 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns, with a long of 53 yards . . . 15 kickoff returns for 289 yards, with a long of 43 yards.

2017 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . named all-area team as kick return specialist . . . Career – – Earned team MVP honors as a senior . . . three-year starter . . . averaged 18.2 yards per pass reception and 6.2 yards per rushing attempt . . . averaged 25.3 yards on kick returns . . . scored 14 career touchdowns as a prep.