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Football: Tony Jones discusses music, study habits

Tony Jones catches a pass for a touchdown against Penn State. Jones will anchor a deep corps of receivers for Northwestern in 2013.

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Tony Jones catches a pass for a touchdown against Penn State. Jones will anchor a deep corps of receivers for Northwestern in 2013.

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

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Northwestern’s passing game had an off year in 2012, but the Wildcats still return a lot of talented receivers for the 2013 season. Junior Tony Jones will be one of the main vertical threats for the quarterback duo of senior Kain Colter and junior Trevor Siemian. Last year, Jones made 29 catches for 335 yards and a team-leading 4 touchdowns. The Flint, Mich., native spoke with The Daily during spring practice and discussed where he likes to study and his off-field hobby.

The Daily Northwestern: What’s your favorite class that you’ve taken at NU?

Tony Jones: School and Society, it’s a sociology class. I enjoy learning about how the school you attend is dependent on your socioeconomic status. I enjoy sociology class because it’s always stuff that applies to your daily life and what’s going on around you.

The Daily: Where’s your favorite place to study on campus?

Jones: I like very quiet places. I can’t study at home with Kain and (junior receiver Kyle Prater) there. I’m definitely going to have to say the library. I need it quiet like no distractions, no music playing, I’m one of those type of guys. I’m always in Core in one of the little quiet classrooms, somewhere I can just isolate myself from everyone else and focus on what I need to get done.

The Daily: What’s your favorite moment at NU so far, either on or off the field?

Jones: Winning the bowl game. That’s easy.

The Daily: Why did you come to NU?

Jones: I felt like coming to Northwestern put me in a position to succeed on the field and off the field. I felt like there was no better place for me as far as being surrounded with great people such as the coaches and the players. I just knew I was coming into a place where I would be destined for greatness.

The Daily: Name one surprising fact about you that most people don’t know.

Jones: I like to sing. Anytime we’re in the locker room and we’re in the shower, I’m singing. I’m not saying I’m the best singer, I’m not saying I’m a great singer, but I enjoy singing. I like to tell myself I can sing at least.

The Daily: Do you have a favorite artist?

Jones: Usher. I like to think I’m Usher.