"Little" Brother

By wbng sports

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:29 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

He is the little brother in chronology only.
Chandler Jones is 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds.
He is also the youngest of 3 brothers.
Oldest brother Art is gearing up for the Senior Bowl this week and the NFL next season.
Middle brother Jon is a title contender in the UFC.
And the little brother is set to make a name for himself this season.

Some players might have backed away from playing alongside their older brother in college, but that's exactly what Chandler Jones signed up to do.

And this past season he finally got that chance playing next to his all-Big East brother Art.

Chandler says, " It was a great experience, something that I'll never forget. Just looking down the line, you know, there will be plays when you need to be verbal, sometimes I would just give him a head nod and he'd know what I'm doing."

After a standout career an Union-Endicott as both a tight end and defensive star, Chandler's first season in Orange was a huge success.
Rivals-dot-com named him to the 2009 Freshman All-America team.
He started 8 games and was 5th on the team in tackles. He credits new head coach Doug Marrone.

" The discipline. I mean he just came in and put his foot down. We're more of a brotherhood now, not that we lacked it last year but we had more of it this year. I'm excited. He's just starting. Unfortunately we didn't have a good record this year but we won more games than last year."

This winter he got a chance to spend time with his family at home, and visit with plenty of friends around town. And they help provide the motivation for Chandler to get even better next season.

" A lot of people contact us through facebook, and send us messages saying, the whole Southern Tier is behind you. And we just thank God for the success and how blessed we are for the talent we have, each and everyone of us. But when they come up to and tell us about our success, and tell us to keep going, that makes us go even harder."

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