Zaire Jones 6
Zaire  Jones
RS Sophomore

Meridian, Miss.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200





VUFB partnering with Medals of Honor

Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers


Dores fall 34-27 at Carolina

Late rally comes up just short against Gamecocks


Postgame Notes – South Carolina

South Carolina 34, Vanderbilt 27


Dores bring energy for Tuesday practice

Dore Jam Saturday 4-6 p.m. inside Multipurpose Facility


Previewing the secondary

Five starters, nine letterwinners back in veteran-laden unit


Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky (USATSI)

The Commodores play host to the Hilltoppers in non-conference action


Football at South Carolina | Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)

Vanderbilt football on the road at South Carolina. Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)


Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M (09/09/17)

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 9, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell and John Russell


Russell's Photos

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina

Jones earned valuable playing time in the Vanderbilt secondary as a redshirt freshman... Saw action in 11 of 12 games, earning first career start as strong safety at South Carolina... Concluded the year with 11 total tackles, six solo stops, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble... Played well against nationally ranked Georgia, contributing career high five tackles and a forced fumble... Also registered multiple stops against Alabama A&M and Alabama.

Jones did not play as a true freshman... Impressed during fall practices as a defensive scout safety... Participated in spring drills after enrolling in January 2016.

High School
Senior captain... Three-year starting defensive back for Mississippi power... As senior, helped Meridian to 8-6 record and Class 6A state semifinals by contributing 92 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery... Earned 6A First Team All-State as a senior, and played in postseason Alabama-Mississippi Prep All-Star Classic... Registered 63 stops and an interception as junior for 7-5 Meridian squad as junior... Two-time All-Region pick... Posted three interceptions and 49 tackles as sophomore... Earned letters in basketball, track and bowling... High academic achiever.

Entered Vanderbilt classes in January 2016... Majoring in medicine, health & society... Zaire Jones... Born Nov. 6, 1997... Son of Timothy Jones and Tabbotha Adams... Has an older brother, Tori, and a twin sister, Zaria... Dad is postmaster; mom works in cosmetology.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 5, vs. Georgia, 10/7/2017
Solo Tackles: 2, vs. Georgia, 10/7/2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Alabama A&M, 9/9/2017
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Georgia, 10/7/2017

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