From nowhere to emerging star

Originally Published: October 24, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com

There are any number of talented freshmen in college football, but there is only one Chris Jones and his path to prominence has been a little different from the rest. His skills are a little less refined, his manner a little more unorthodox. He's the rare blue-chip prospect who earned his stars late in the game, a naive country boy from a small corner of an already small state.

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