The ACC Network has added another name to its on-air talent roster.
Former Georgia Tech running back and team captain Roddy Jones was announced this week as the newest member of the network’s talent roster. Jones currently works as a sideline analyst for ESPN during college football season. According to information provided by ESPN, which owns and operates the ACC Network, Jones’ first day on the job at the ACC Network is Aug. 22, the day the ACC Network officially launches.
Jones was upbeat as he recently talked about moving to the ACC Network.
“To be associated with a conference that is so rich in tradition, history and success, and to work alongside some of the best broadcast and production teams in the nation is truly an honor,” Jones said. “The ACC has been a huge part of my life. I grew up in the footprint, played in the conference and now cover it as a broadcaster. I know firsthand how special it is, and how beneficial ACCN will be to the league.”
Jones was a four-year starter at Georgia Tech from 2008-11. He was the team’s captain in his senior year at the university. he broke many school records on the way to defeating Clemson in 2009 in the ACC Championship Game. Among the team records that he broke were those for career starts (52), yards-per-carry (7.6) and rushing yards (212) in 2008 against Georgia.
Off the field, Jones was a three-time All-ACC Academic Football Team honoree. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2010 and earned his MBA in 2013. This fall marks Jones’ third season with ESPN and its networks.
More information on the ACC Network is available online now at http://www.getaccn.com.
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