Junior David Jones has returned to the cornerback position after a year at wide receiver, Coach Rich Brooks announced following Saturday afternoon’s practice at the Nutter Training Center.
“David has returned to cornerback, at his request, and practiced there today,” Brooks said. “He felt that he had a better chance of being a starter this year (at cornerback) and I concur. He’s ready to contribute. We don’t plan on playing him both ways, but it is something we could do if we had an emergency because of injuries.”
Jones was a reserve cornerback and played on special teams as a freshman in 2005. He made 20 tackles, had three pass breakups, and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league coaches. At his request, Jones moved to wide receiver for the 2006 season. He played in 12 games, starting twice. He caught seven passes for 101 yards and also made 12 tackles in kickoff and punt coverage.