BELTON (November 14, 2013) Former University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Javicz Jones will get another shot at a professional career after signing a free agent deal with the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. Jones will report to the Allen-based team in February with the IFL season scheduled to run through June.
Jones had a rookie free-agent tryout with the Houston Texans shortly before NFL training camps opened earlier this year. He continued to work out and was weighing a couple of other offers before deciding to sign with the Revolution. The Revolution went 5-9 last season.
“It feels great to have this opportunity,” Jones said. “I want a chance to show what I can do at this level. I’m really excited and it’s hard to have to wait until February to go out and play.”
Jones was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Cru and capped his senior season by being named D3football.com National Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Jones was also an AFCA and D3football.com All-American and took D3football.com South Region Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior and a senior. The Katy Morton Ranch product led the Cru with 131 tackles and also set a school record with eight interceptions as a senior. He added 12.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, six pass break-ups and two blocked kicks while scoring four defensive touchdowns and a safety. Jones became the UMHB and American Southwest Conference record holder for career tackles in 2012 and finished his career as the leading active tackler in NCAA Division III. He was also a two-time ASC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time ASC All-Conference selection. He posted the three highest single-season tackle totals in Cru football history and also set a new ASC single-season tackle record during his career.
The Revolution will kick off the 2014 season on Saturday, February 15th, with a home game against the North Texas Crunch. There are 15 regular season games on the schedule and the team plays its home games in the Allen Event Center.