• John Macon Gillespie

Tim Jones Can Do It All

Tim Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the state this year and has the stats to prove it. In his high school career, Tim has tallied 2,780 yards receiving and 28 receiving touchdowns. At 6’1 ½ 204 pounds, he is too big to tackle and too athletic to cover. A perfect example of this is that when he was a sophomore, he tallied 18 catches for 301 yards and 4 touchdowns against Fort Walton Beach.

Biloxi hasn’t typically been a powerhouse in Mississippi, but Tim, along with well-known coach, Bobby Hall, look to change that this fall. Tim, 6’5 basketball forward-turned wide receiver Fred Ramsey-Thompson, and Shea Patterson’s little brother Nick Patterson, look to make a potent passing attack for the Indians. Tim compares himself to former Alabama star, Amari Cooper because they are “similar in posture”.

Off the field, Tim considers himself country.

“When I’m not playing football, I love to go fishing, hang out with friends, and chill. Most of the time, you will catch me fishing every chance I get.” In fact that is what he loves most about the city he lives in. “The thing I enjoy most about Biloxi is that it’s on the water and I need water to go fishing.”

Spoken like a true Mississippian. Tim also claims to have caught a 40-inch Redfish and 50-pound Black Drum, which if you know anything about fishing, is massive.

In addition to dominating on the football field, Tim plays baseball and track for Biloxi, but football is where his heart is.

“What pushed me as a matter of fact was my dad. When I was in fourth grade, I played my first snap of football. When I got hit, I started crying and said I didn’t want to play anymore, but my dad made me get back out there and play.”

Ever since then, Tim has excelled in the sport and looks to star at the next level as well. He holds offers from multiple division one schools and is looking to add more with a big season this fall. I fully expect Tim to have a monster year and be close to 4,000 receiving yards by the time he graduates. He has put the work in during the offseason and is primed for a big fall.

“In the offseason and summer, I improved on little things like body position, footwork, concentration, and things like that.” He’s also looking on changing the culture of a typically average, 6a team. “This season, I would like to achieve winning. In the past couple of years, Biloxi has had a bad history of losing, so my number one goal this season is to win.”

With Tim Jones at wide receiver, I fully expect Biloxi to be a much improved team this year.

**Photos courtesy of the Biloxi Booster Club.

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