Thursday, April 19, 2007
NASHVILLE--- Tennessee State University senior football player Carlos C. Jones received a full scholarship to attend Emory Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia next fall. Jones, a 5-11 senior from Houston, Texas came to Tennessee State in 2003 and competed on the football team for four years. He played strong safety and was a team captain as a senior. Jones also served as the president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his senior year. A psychology major, Jones will graduate from Tennessee State with honors holding a 3.3 grade point average. Jones initially planned on attending North Texas to pursue an advanced degree in psychology but that changed one day while sitting in his Intro to Religious Studies class. "Michael Brown, a professor at Emory, came and talked to our class and I knew that's what I wanted to do," commented Jones, "I signed up that same day." Three weeks later Jones received his acceptance letter and a scholarship offer followed about a month and a half later. Jones plans to pursue a doctorate in theology and begins the five year program on September 7, 2007.