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Acadia football player selected fourth overall in CFL draft by Argos

Acadia's Brian Jones was chosen fourth overall in the CFL draft May 10 by the Toronto Argos.
Acadia's Brian Jones was chosen fourth overall in the CFL draft May 10 by the Toronto Argos.

WOLFVILLE - Acadia football coach Jeff Cummins didn’t have any doubt that Brian Jones would be in high demand at the CFL draft– and he was right.

Jones, a six-foot-four, 230-pound receiver from Enfield, was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Argos May 10 after making a name for himself at Acadia for the past four years.

“I’m very proud to be an Argo,” Jones tweeted shortly after the draft.

Read more about Brian Jones here.

Jones was the only Atlantic University Sport (AUS) athlete chosen in this year’s draft.

“We believed Brian would go in the first round after talking with different general managers in the CFL,” Cummins said.

“I’m proud and happy for Brian. He has worked very hard and wants to be great. He deserves everything he gets and the Axemen family is very happy to see our brother fulfill his dream.”

While at Acadia, Jones finished the 2015 season first in receiving for AUS with 45 catches, good for 630 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the 2014 most valuable football player in the AUS and, in the last two seasons, he was a Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian.

According to the CFL’s last prospects list for the 2016 draft, Jones was ranked 10th after starting in the 18th position. A strong performance at the CFL Combine in March – where he was one of the biggest receivers - wowed many of the CFL scouts after registering impressive results in most of the testing and one-on-one drills.

Cummins says Jones’ strong showing in the draft is a boon to Acadia’s football recruitment process, but more than that, he believes Jones will showcase some of the skills he learned in Wolfville on the national stage.

“Brian will take with him a sense of confidence and attitude that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to,” Cummins said. “He has grown up a lot over the last two to three years and has developed a work ethic that will prove to be invaluable.”

 

 

Did you know?

Brian Jones was selected third highest among Acadia Axemen drafted into the CFL since 1953. Legendary CFL and Acadia receiver Al Charuk was also chosen by the Argos in 1975 as the second overall pick. In 1991, defensive back/safety Dan Murphy was the Edmonton Eskimos' first round pick – third overall.

Source: Acadia Athletics

Jones, a six-foot-four, 230-pound receiver from Enfield, was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Argos May 10 after making a name for himself at Acadia for the past four years.

“I’m very proud to be an Argo,” Jones tweeted shortly after the draft.

Read more about Brian Jones here.

Jones was the only Atlantic University Sport (AUS) athlete chosen in this year’s draft.

“We believed Brian would go in the first round after talking with different general managers in the CFL,” Cummins said.

“I’m proud and happy for Brian. He has worked very hard and wants to be great. He deserves everything he gets and the Axemen family is very happy to see our brother fulfill his dream.”

While at Acadia, Jones finished the 2015 season first in receiving for AUS with 45 catches, good for 630 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the 2014 most valuable football player in the AUS and, in the last two seasons, he was a Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian.

According to the CFL’s last prospects list for the 2016 draft, Jones was ranked 10th after starting in the 18th position. A strong performance at the CFL Combine in March – where he was one of the biggest receivers - wowed many of the CFL scouts after registering impressive results in most of the testing and one-on-one drills.

Cummins says Jones’ strong showing in the draft is a boon to Acadia’s football recruitment process, but more than that, he believes Jones will showcase some of the skills he learned in Wolfville on the national stage.

“Brian will take with him a sense of confidence and attitude that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to,” Cummins said. “He has grown up a lot over the last two to three years and has developed a work ethic that will prove to be invaluable.”

 

 

Did you know?

Brian Jones was selected third highest among Acadia Axemen drafted into the CFL since 1953. Legendary CFL and Acadia receiver Al Charuk was also chosen by the Argos in 1975 as the second overall pick. In 1991, defensive back/safety Dan Murphy was the Edmonton Eskimos' first round pick – third overall.

Source: Acadia Athletics

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