SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) There doesn't seem to be a load that Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. cannot handle.
The junior shed more than 10 pounds from his 5-foot-11 frame over the summer after playing at 230 pounds during an injury-plagued 2017 season. He eliminated some snacks and unhealthy foods, took up yoga and dropped a second of his 40-yard dash time so he could share rushing duties with sophomore Jafar Armstrong and others during the preseason.
Last Saturday, Jones made his first career start and carried 17 times for a career-high 118 yards - his first collegiate effort over 100 yards - and led the eight-ranked Fighting Irish (3-0) with 56 more yards on two receptions in a 22-17 victory over Vanderbilt.