Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Both Utah and USC are coming off bye weeks.
USC comes to town on Thursday, Oct. 4
UTAH: Named honorable mention All-Pac-12 as a senior in his only season starting at center ... played guard his first three seasons ... played in 32 games in his career with 20 starts.
2013-Honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... played and started at center in 12 games ... snapped for 857 total plays ... 18 knockdowns ranked second on the team and eight pancake blocks tied for second ... allowed just one sack all season ... eight knockdowns vs. BYU was the best single-game total by a Ute in 2013 ... three pancake blocks and three knockdowns in win over No. 5 Stanford.
2012-Played in 10 games, making eight starts (six at left guard and two at right guard) ... missed two games with an injury (USC and UCLA) and most of another (ASU) ... led Utah in pancake blocks (12) and cuts (9) ... tied for second on the team in knockdowns (18) ... participated in 442 plays in the nine games that were graded (season finale against Colorado was not graded) ... seven pancakes against Arizona were the most by a Ute in a game ... four knockdowns against Arizona and Washington State ... five cuts and two pancakes vs. Utah State.
2011-Played in six games, including the Sun Bowl ... started at left guard in the season-opener against Montana State ... won 64 of his 87 regular-season plays for a 74% grade (no bowl stats were kept) ... 80% grade in 10 plays against Arizona ... lettered.
2010-Played in four games ... won 58 of his 66 plays for an 88% grade ... three cuts and two pancake blocks ... highest grade was 94% (15-of-16) against New Mexico ... two cuts and a pancake block against San Jose State ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state in 2006 and 2007 ... honorable mention all-state in 2005 ... first-team all-region three years ... voted by his Jordan High (Utah) teammates as the Gold Dot Man of the Year ... team captain ... academic all-region ... Honor Society member had a 3.95 GPA.
PERSONAL: Son of Wayne and Jodell Jones ... father played for Utah from 1978-81 and for the Minnesota Vikings in 1987 (he also played for the L.A. Express of the USFL)... mother is a pipefitter/plumber ... enjoys guitar (acoustic, bass and electric) ... graduated in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in economics ... full name is Vyncent Wayne Jones ... born Sept. 18, 1990.