Wide Receiver Added to Salina Liberty Roster
Anthony Jones Jr., who played in a pair of NAIA national championship games as a wide receiver at Marian University, has signed with the Liberty.
Jones (6-0, 185) is a native of Perth Amboy, N.J., and played at Marian University from 2012-15. He finished his career with 145 catches for 1,910 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Jones was a member of the 2012 national title team as a freshman, catching 42 passes for 579 yards and four scores. As a junior in 2014, Jones played on the national runner-up team, catching 58 passes for 785 yards and eight touchdowns.
In the 2014 title game against Southern Oregon, Jones had 17 receptions for 234 yards and three scores.
Jones and his Liberty teammates will report to Salina on March 1, with the first practice on March 5. Salina opens its fourth season on March 16 with a preseason game against KC Marshals at Tony's Pizza Event Center, followed by a regular season road game at Amarillo on March 23.
Salina will be part of the CIF's Northern Conference with the Wichita Force, Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. The Southern Conference features the Amarillo Venom, Oklahoma Flying Aces, Duke City Gladiators and Texas Revolution. The Liberty will play a 12-game regular season schedule in 2019.