Video: Roddy Jones Breaks Record

Video:  Roddy Jones Breaks Record

Chamblee (Ga) - Roddy Jones broke the Dekalb County all-time rushing record (5,055) on Saturday. Chamblee High Head Coach Brent Miller talked to GAVSV.com about his four-star running back prospect. Check out this exclusive video of Roddy Jones in his record-setting game against North Atlanta.

After a tremendous (8-2,5-2) season, the Chamblee Bulldogs will not make the playoffs in 2006. The Bulldogs' only defeats were to Region 5B-AAA opponents Dunwoody (5-2) and Grady (6-2) by a combined four points.

Only the top-two teams from the 5-AAA sub-regions make the playoffs. That means Chamblee loses a head-to-head matchup since they lost to Dunwoody (16-13) earlier this season.

It may have been a disappointing finish to the season for the Bulldogs, but it was a very memorable one for Chamblee running back Roddy Jones.

He needed a daunting 316 yards rushing in the Bulldogs' final game against North Atlanta to break the Dekalb County all-time rushing record (5,046) set previously by Patrick Pass (Tucker High).

Jones, a Georgia Tech commit, rushed for 324 yards and a new Dekalb County rushing record.

"He's a straight-A student and he's a great kid," said Chamblee Head Coach Brent Miller. "He's a great kid on and off the field. He's very coachable. He does anything you ask him to do on the field. I think he's going to have a great career at Georgia Tech. He's the kinda kid you wanna coach."

"In our offense he carries the load. We're an 'I' backfield and he gets a lot of carries. On Saturday night, we weren't even thinking about the record until he was within about twenty-five yards from breaking it. Then at that point and time, I said I'm going to do what ever it takes to see that he gets those twenty-five yards."

Roddy Jones ran for 5,055 career yards on 808 carries. He also holds the Dekalb County career touchdown record with seventy-six.

Check out this exclusive video of Roddy Jones in his record-setting game against North Atlanta.



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