Mac Jones, born Michael McCorkle Jones, is a talented athlete with a dynamic personality and a 4.0 GPA. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mac Jones’ love of football began to take hold at the young age of five. Since then, he has shown exemplary dedication to the sport while maintaining an impressive commitment to academics while being highly involved in his local community. His love for sports is certainly hereditary, with his father and two siblings being extremely involved in college sports. His father, Gordon Jones, played tennis at Florida State University, and then professionally both nationally and internationally. His brother excels at soccer and his sister also played tennis in college. It is easy to see that Mac Jones’ love of sports began early on and was cultivated throughout his lifetime, paving the way for his outstanding athletic abilities today.
While his first love is football, Mac understands the importance of education. An adept and dedicated student, Mac Jones maintained a position on the President’s List and the Dean’s List in 2017 and 2018. He was also named SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll for football and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The Golden Key International Donor Society and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Mentored by longtime NFL coach Joe Dickinson, Jones played his high school ball for the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he spent 13 years and led the Bulldogs to a 12-1 record in 2016.
Mac Jones received scholarship offers from 22 colleges across the country, including Alabama, Arizona State, California, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Texas A&M, Washington State, Pittsburg, Rutgers and more, before choosing the Crimson Tide and calling Tuscaloosa home. He was a highly touted recruit, and considered a top-ten pocket passing quarterback in the nation according to ESPN, 247Sports and rivals.com. Mac was also selected to represent the USA with the Under-19 National Team against Canada, and stood out at both the Rivals Elite Quarterback Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Nike Opening Regionals in Orlando, Florida, where he was considered one of the top passers in both camps. He was also selected to compete in the Elite 11, the premier quarterback competition as one of the top high school seniors in the nation.
Mac Jones is also actively involved in university life in a variety of roles, including as a member of the national championship winning University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team, as well as coaching a sorority flag football team in his free time. He also sits on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of the University of Alabama Football Academic Committee.
Above all else, Mac Jones is determined to give back to the community. He has acted in various volunteer roles, including with the West Alabama Food Bank and the West Alabama Walk to End Alzheimers. He has shared his expertise with other aspiring athletes as a speaker for Pop Warner youth football teams and the DeBartolo Football Youth Spring Camp. He has also assisted the University of Alabama football team with its summer camp program.
Mac signing autographs for young Crimson Tide fans following the team’s 2018 CFB National Championship win
Touchdown Alabama Magazine covers Mac’s Spring Break plans. Head coach, Nick Saban, discusses more opportunities available for Mac in the fall.
Nick Saban discusses Mac’s position as backup to QB Tua Tagovailoa, the starter who is back for 2019.
Nick Saban and head Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa discuss Mac’s recent growth and progress. As is, Mac will continue as backup QB.