Posted December 30, 2011 on AP on Fox
Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones is skipping his final season of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Jones, who made the announcement on Friday, was a 2011 All-Big East first-team selection. He finishes his career with 147 tackles, seventh among Orange down linemen. Jones made 38 tackles in seven games this season despite missing five games because of a lower body injury. He was the conference defensive player of the week after finishing with six solo tackles and two sacks in a 49-23 upset of West Virginia in October. Jones had 7.5 tackles for a loss in 2011. He is ninth on the Syracuse career list with 27 such tackles.
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