RB Tony Jones leaving Notre Dame for the draft

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As expected, Tony Jones has decided to take his leave of Notre Dame early.

Earlier in the week, there were rumblings that Jones had all but made up his mind on his football future.  Tuesday, Jones confirmed that future will be at the next level as the running back will enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

“The last four years at Notre Dame have been greater than I ever imagined,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “This university has helped me grow as a player, but more importantly as a man.”

https://twitter.com/TonnJoness/status/1212118129683423234

Jones’ announcement came two days after quarterback Ian Book confirmed he would be back in 2020.

This past season as a redshirt junior, Jones led the Fighting Irish with 857 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns.  Included in that was a record 84-yard touchdown run in the Camping World Bowl win over Iowa State.

For his career, Jones has totaled 1,481 yards and 12 touchdowns on 271 carries.