Jones learns about mental side of game

Under Amour All-American LB stays focused despite team's struggles

Updated: May 22, 2009, 12:22 PM ET
By JC Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

By leaning on his football family, Under Armour All-American linebacker Christian Jones was able to battle through a tough 2008 season.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder, who is the son of former Florida State and Oakland Raiders Willie Jones, Sr., and the younger brother of the former Seminoles defensive end Willie Jones, Jr., did not experience winning during his junior year at Lake Howell High in Winter Park, Fla. His team went 0-10 and was outscored 346-53 for the season.

"It was tough," ...

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