Jones sets ULV season records for rushing, TDs

by Rosie Sinapi
Sports Writer

After sitting out the Occidental game, senior running back Anthony Jones came back strong at last Saturday’s Homecoming game against Claremont-Mudd, breaking two La Verne records.

On an 18-yard run, Jones broke Darren MacLellan’s 1994 record of 16 touchdowns for a season. He went on to score one more, to bring the record to 18 touchdowns for the season. On his last carry of the game, Jones broke MacLellan’s other 1994 record of most yards per game by three, with 298. Coincidentally, MacLellan also broke the record against CMS.

“I’m not aware of anything that’s going on out there on the field, except the first down marker,” said the running back.

He adds that the offensive linemen are the real winners on the team.

“This is the best line in football, I owe them everything,” he said. “The records mean a lot. Now I know what it means to be in the record books. I’m immortalized.”

The game had a double meaning for him. Not only did he break two records, but he was reunited with Stag quarterback Jon Nielsen, who, like Jones, left the University of Redlands to play his senior year at another institution.

With a game still left, Jones will look to pad his records and possibly break another. He currently trails MacLellan’s 1994 single season rushing record of 1,379, with 1,268.

Jones currently is fifth in career touchdowns. Against CMS, he also tied for fifth place in most attempts in a game, with 30, and tied for third place for touchdowns per game, with three. He is seventh in career rushing.

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