Former Noxubee Tiger Named to 2013 Jerry Rice Award Watch List

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) — One former area high school football player has already made a name for himself at the next level.

(JSU Athletics) Former Noxubee Tiger now JSU Tiger Javancy Jones.

(JSU Athletics)
Former Noxubee Tiger now JSU Tiger Javancy Jones.

Former Noxubee County Tiger Javancy Jones, who is now with the Jackson State Tigers, was named to the 2013 Jerry Rice Award watch list on Wednesday. The award is given to the top freshman, either true or redshirt, in the Football Championship Subdivision.

The 20-player watch list was announced Wednesday and includes top talent from some of the premier FCS programs including Sam Houston State, Appalachian State, Eastern Washington, and James Madison.

Jones has played in six games for the Tigers this season and has helped JSU to a 4-2 overall record and a perfect 4-0 mark in SWAC play.

His stat line after six games with JSU: 29 total tackles (14 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 1 quarterback hit, 1 forced fumble, and 1 touchdown.

Javancy and JSU will face off against in-state foe Mississippi Valley State this Saturday.

Robby Donoho

Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at

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  • krishner skinner

    He’s on his way!! I had the pleasure of having Javancy as a student in character camp while he was in junior high school and hos ambition was crystal clear then. Once he learned how to control his passion, he was unstoppable. But above all , Javancy believes in the Lord. Therefore, the battle is aready won. God’s speed!