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01/06/18 - 2017 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (Arkansas State, DL, RS-Sr.),...Rolland-Jones, a four-time all-conference selection, is both the Arkansas State and Sun Belt Conference all-time leader in career sacks with 43.5 to his credit, leaving him only one shy of breaking the NCAA FBS record (44.0) currently held by Terrell Suggs (Arizona State, 2000-02). This season alone, he is ranked second in the nation in sacks (1.18 per game) and seventh in tackles for loss (1.7 per game). - Arkansas State Football
12/06/17 - 2017 SUN BELT PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State,...Rolland-Jones led the Sun Belt in sacks with 13 and in tackles for loss with 18.5. He needs just 0.5 sacks to become the NCAA's all-time leader in career sacks with 44, breaking Terrell Suggs' record. He already owns Sun Belt and Arkansas State all-time sack records. His three forced fumbles are tied for the second most in the conference this year, while his 10 career forced fumbles are the third most in the nation among active players. Rolland-Jones is the third individual to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards – and the second A-State player to do so (Ryan Aplin - 2011 & 2012). - Sun Belt Football
10/23/17 - OCT 23 SUN BELT CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State (Sr. DL)...Senior defensive end Ja'Von Rolland-Jones recorded a season-high 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, five tackles and a forced fumble that was scooped up by teammate Caleb Caston and returned for a touchdown during Arkansas State's 47-3 victory over Louisiana. Rolland-Jones sacked Louisiana quarterback Andre Nunez on the game's third play and stripped the ball in the process, resulting in a 24-yard touchdown return that put the Red Wolves ahead 7-0 within less than a minute of the game's opening kickoff. His 2.5 sacks pushed his career total to 36, moving him into a tie for the fourth most in NCAA history. - Sun Belt Football
10/20/17 - Justice Hansen had 396 total yards and three touchdowns, Ja'Von Rolland-Jones added to his career Sun Belt record with 2 1/2 sacks, and Arkansas State beat Louisiana 47-3 on Thursday night. Rolland-Jones forced a fumble on Louisiana's third offensive play of the game and Caleb Caston returned it 24 yards for a 7-0 lead. Rolland-Jones, the NCAA's active FBS leader with 36 career sacks, needs eight more sacks to tie former Arizona State star Terrell Suggs' FBS record. Hansen passed for 275 yards and two TDS, rushed for a career-high 121 yards and a score, and caught a pass for 34 yards to lead Arkansas State (4-2, 3-0).
Back-to-back plays of 33-plus yards, including a double pass, on Arkansas State's first offensive possession led to Johnston White's 26th career rushing touchdown for a 14-0 lead. Justin McInnis caught a short pass and raced untouched for a 44-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 21-3. Hansen broke several tackles near the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown run to make it 27-3 and his fake spike in the final seconds before halftime set up McInnis' 6-yard TD grab for a 34-3 advantage. Louisiana (3-4, 2-2) got on the board with Stevie Artigue's 51-yard field goal in the first quarter. - AP College Football
07/10/17 - 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watchlist: DE Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State,...Rolland-Jones is the first A-State student-athlete in school history to be named to the watch list twice in a career. He also received recognition as a junior in 2016 and has been the only player from the Sun Belt named to the preseason watch list in each of the previous two seasons. The reigning SBC Player of the Year finished his junior season ranked fifth in the nation in sacks per game (1.04) and eighth in tackles for loss per game (1.7). During the course of the year, Rolland-Jones broke both the Sun Belt single-season and career records for sacks with 13.5 and 30.5, respectively and also set A-State career record for sacks as well. His sack total for the season was only a half-sack shy of tying the most in school history for a single-season and ended the season ranked third in the nation in career sacks among active players. - Arkansas State Football