Running back Malcolm Jones: ‘It is frustrating that it’s my last year’

Despite carrying the ball just three times last year, running back Malcolm Jones lost his NCAA appeal to waive 2012 as a redshirt season.

Feeling misused at UCLA, Jones had decided to transfer to San Diego State before changing his mind. He argued to the NCAA that he hadn’t been enrolled for the full season and didn’t practice with the team.

“They said they see cases like that all the time,” Jones said. “They just have to draw the line at some point. … It is frustrating that it’s my last year and I can’t make up for last year.

“I really take that, put it on the field and try to release that anger.”