Graduated with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice in May 2011.
2011 (Senior): Played in eight games with five starts ... posted 40 tackles, 24 solo, with one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... closed out career with eight tackles against Purdue ... made seven stops, six solo, against Penn State and six tackles at North Texas ... collected five stops with first career forced fumble and one pass breakup in win over South Carolina State ... added five tackles apiece vs. Ball State (one TFL) and at No. 12 Michigan State.
2010 (Junior): Moved from cornerback to safety during spring practice ... started 10 of the 11 games in which he appeared ... made 47 tackles, 33 solo, with one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, five pass breakups and one quarterback hurry ... posted seven stops apiece in win over Akron (one TFL) and against Iowa (two PBUs) ... added six tackles, five solo, with one pass breakup in Old Oaken Bucket victory at Purdue ... recovered a fumble at Illinois ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Towson game.
2009 (Sophomore): Started six games and played in nine overall ... recorded 30 tackles, 25 solo, with one interception (22 yards) and three pass breakups ... made six solo stops and broke up two passes vs. No. 24 Wisconsin ... posted five tackles at No. 19 Penn State and four stops apiece at No. 23 Michigan and at Virginia ... carded an interception and a pair of tackles at No. 7 Iowa.
2008 (Freshman): Started the final two games of the year at No. 7 Penn State and at Purdue and appeared in 11 games ... made 20 tackles, 18 solo, with one interception, three pass breakups and one tackle for loss ... recorded career highs with 10 tackles and nine solo stops to go along with one PBU at Purdue ... picked off first career pass vs. Wisconsin ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Western Kentucky game.
2007: Redshirted the 2007 season ... named co-defensive scout team player of the year ... three-time scout team player of the week (Western Michigan, Iowa and Ball State) ... joined the Hoosiers in June 2007.
Prep/Personal: Cornerback and running back for head coach Otis Dixon at Lakewood High School ... tallied 54 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... also rushed for 800 yards and seven touchdowns en route to all-county honors and honorable mention all-state accolades ... sprinter on track and field team ... mother is Jonnie Jones ... Donnell Plase Jones was born on Oct. 15, 1988.