86 Dre’Mont Jones

Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
DT, DE
Height
6'3"
Weight
286
Hometown
Cleveland, OH
High School
St. Ignatius
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Post-OSU Update: Dre’Mont Jones was selected with the 71st overall pick (3rd round) of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played his first four seasons with Denver, playing 56 games (29 starts). In 2023, he signed with Seattle and started 16 games. His career totals at the end of 2023 are 182 tackles and 26.5 sacks. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Pronunciation: DRAY-mont

Weight: 286 (2018), 285 (2017), 280 (2015-16)

2018 Media Guide: Back-to-back terrific seasons has positioned fourth-year junior defensive tackle Dre’mont Jones as one of the top defenders on the Ohio State defense for the 2018 season … the veteran of 25 games and 23 starts has 72 career tackles and nine tackles-for-loss, for losses totaling 26 yards … Jones earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors in 2017 … he was named a game “champion” by OSU coaches seven times last season and was player of the game vs. UNLV … he is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sociology … spent a week this past summer in Manchester, N.H., interning with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

2017 Media Guide: Dre’mont Jones is coming off a breakthrough season in 2016 when he moved into a starting defensive tackle position as a red-shirt freshman after an injury to Tracy Sprinkle and was a 12-
game starter by season’s end … earned his first varsity letter … Jones finished as the team’s leading tackler among defensive line players with 52 total tackles … Jones joins a couple of Ohio State greats along the defensive line – Dan Wilkinson (10 starts in 1992) and Luke Fickell (12 starts in 1993) – with double digit starts along the line as a freshman.

2016 Media Guide: Dre’Mont Jones red-shirted the 2015 season as a true freshman while he continued to recover and rehabilitate from a high school injury.

High School: Dre’Mont Jones has just two seasons of high school football behind him but he has learned the game quickly: he was named first-team Division I Associated Press all-state as a senior for coach Chuck Kyle’s 6-4 team that advanced to the Ohio state playoffs … he also picked up all-Northeast Lakes District honors as a senior after recording 47 tackles, 21 tackles-for-losses and four sacks with four forced fumbles … Jones, who also played basketball at St. Ignatius, is considered a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports and he has overall rankings of No. 161 on the ESPN 300 and No. 169 by 247Sports … considered the No. 1 defensive line prospect in Ohio by Scout, Jones also had high positional rankings of No. 11 at strong side defensive end by 247Sports and Top 25 end status by both Scout and Rivals … a U.S. Army All-American … all-Midwest by PrepStar … from same school as current Buckeye Kyle Berger.

Personal: Parents are Schontina Jones and Sanderline Williams.

 

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2016Ohio State13125222304.013000000000
2017Ohio State12112010105.0131.040000210
2018Ohio State141443261713.0698.56113128202
Total-3937115585722959.56513128412