Byron Jones selected No. 27 by Dallas Cowboys in 2015 NFL Draft

By Elan-Paolo DeCarlo and Dan Madigan, Staff Writers

Former UConn cornerback Byron Jones was selected with the No. 27 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

A redshirt senior from New Britain, Connecticut, Jones made 37 starts in 43 career games as a Husky, finishing his career with eight interceptions and 18 passes defended.

Jones’ senior season was marred by injury. He started the first seven games at cornerback left the game against East Carolina on Oct. 23 with a shoulder, causing him to miss the remainder of the season.

Jones shot up draft boards after his performance at the NFL Combine, where he broke the broad jump world record with a 12 foot, 3 inch lead.

Jones joins Donald Brown (2009) as the only UConn player to be taken in the first round. Both were selected with the 27th pick in their respective draft.

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