Biloxi alum/Southern Miss football’s Tim Jones invited to NFL combine
On the gridiron, Southern Miss wide receiver Tim Jones invited to this year’s NFL Combine despite no in-person workouts due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The former Biloxi Indian declared for the draft back in January foregoing his final year of eligibility at USM, granted to fall athletes by the NCAA as a part of COVID-19 relief.
Jones is one of the most productive wideouts to ever put on a black and gold uniform with 150 career receptions for more than 2,000 yards and nine touchdowns.
Prior to a hamstring injury that plagued Jones for the rest of his senior season, he was clearly the best player on the Southern Miss offense with 15 catches for 299 yards and two scores.
Overall, seven players from the Magnolia State invited to the virtual combine. Three from Mississippi State: Running back and Senior Bowl participant Kylin Hill, defensive end Marquiss Spencer, and inside linebacker Erroll Thompson.
Three more from Ole Miss: wideout Elijah Moore, offensive tackle Royce Newman, tight end Kenny Yeboah, both of which also took part in the Senior Bowl.