Transfer Portal: Ex-Tulane RB Amare Jones to Georgia Southern, John Stephens Jr. to ULL from TCU

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Duece Watts, Amare Jones
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Former Tulane running back Amare Jones has found a new college football home.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound all-purpose playmaker has transferred to Georgia Southern.

During three seasons with the Green Wave, the Frisco, Texas native totaled over 3,500 all purpose yards. He set an all time school mark in 2018 averaging 27.9 yards per kick return as part of his 69 career returns for 1,729 yards averaging 25.1 yards per attempt.

Jones, who possesses excellent speed, had 976 rushing yards on 5.6 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns at Tulanr. He added 54 catches for 536 yards and two scores.

Former Logansport High standout John Stephens, Jr. also is changing addresses but coming back to Louisiana rather than leaving it. The big wide receiver has already enrolled at ULL after spending the previous two seasons at TCU.

A three-star signee with the Horned Frogs in 2018, he was the 19th ranked player in Louisiana in the ’18 class. Stephens made 14 grabs for 214 yards during his time with the Horned Frogs.

A very physical blocker, Stephens presents a tough matchup problem due to his size at 6-foot-5 and strength. The 226 pounder may move to tight end.

His dad, John Stephens, set the all-time rushing record while at Northwestern State from 1984 to 1987 with 3,057 yards. He broke Joe Delaney’s mark by 10 yards. Stephens went on to earn NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1988 after rushing for 1,168 yards with the Patriots. His seven-year NFL career produced tallied 3,440 yards and 18 touchdowns. John, Sr. was killed in a one-vehicle accident in 2009.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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