Solid all-around back, with the ability to run with power and speed, catch passes and block ... Lost approximately 10 pounds in the offseason, giving him an extra step of quickness ... Playing time has increased over the last three seasons, a trend he is working to continue ... Also contributes on special teams ... Has played in 34 games, starting seven ... Had an interesting off-season experience as he took part in an educational/service project to Ethiopia in May.
2012 (Junior): Played in 12 games, starting seven in a row ... Rushed 108 times for 504 yards, a 4.7 average, and four touchdowns ... Caught 21 passes for 223 yards and a TD ... Ran for a career-high 87 yards on only 12 carries against Georgia ... Best overall game came against WKU when he ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns while catching six passes for 54 yards and a score ... Career long run came on a 45-yard scoring dash at Tennessee.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games ... Rushed 51 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns ... Ran 10 times for 66 yards and his first collegiate touchdown in the win over Jacksonville State ... Rushed 15 times for 41 yards and a TD vs. Mississippi State ... Led team at Vanderbilt with six rushes for 46 yards.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Rushed the ball nine times for 25 yards, including a season-long nine-yard run ... Played mostly on special teams during the season, gathering playing time in 11 games.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season.
High School: Running back with a unique combination of athletic accomplishments ... Had approximately 3,300 all-purpose yards and 26 total touchdowns as a senior at Lincoln (Ala.) High School ... Including in the TD total were five kickoff returns for touchdowns and four punt returns for scores ... Honorable-mention all-state in football by the Alabama Sportswriters Association ... All-county ... Named to the Anniston Star "Dandy Dozen," covering the Northeast Alabama area ... Began playing with the varsity high school team while he was in eighth grade ... Missed most of his junior year because of injury ... In addition to his exploits at running back, also played wide receiver, safety and defensive end during his career ... Coached by Keith Howard ... "Jonathan was just a `manimal' for us," Howard said. "He's a great football player and a great athlete but an even better person. He's an outstanding young man." ... A state-champion performer in both track and wrestling ... State track champ in three events - the 200-meter dash (senior year), 400-meter run (junior year) and also a member of the 4x400-meter relay unit that won the state title (junior year) ... His team won the state championship as a junior ... Also state champion in his weight class in wrestling as a junior and senior ... Won a second state championship as a senior with a dramatic finish; down 7-2 with a minute and a half to go, he rallied to within 7-6, then scored a takedown in the final three seconds to win the championship as time expired ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Anniston, Ala. ... Son of Kenneth and Janice George ... Major is community and leadership development.
Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-in (2011, `12) ... Participated in a service/educational trip to Ethiopia (2013).