Ole Miss QB Matt Corral, DB Jaylon Jones to join Lane Kiffin at SEC Media Days
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral and defensive back Jaylon Jones will join head coach Lane Kiffin at the 2021 SEC Media Days next week in Hoover, Alabama.
The Rebels and their coach are set to appear on Tuesday, July 20, the second day of the media event that runs July 19-22. (See complete schedule below.)
Corral, a Ventura, California native who is a preseason All-America selection, threw for 3,337 yards and 29 touchdowns last season across ten games, completing 70 percent of his passes.
Corral became just the fourth SEC player ever to finish as NCAA leader in total offense per game (384.9) last season, joining Pat Sullivan (1970), Rex Grossman (2001) and Johnny Manziel (2012).
The junior signal-caller also finished No. 5 in passing yards per game (333.7), No. 7 in passing TDs (29), No. 9 in passing efficiency (177.6) and No. 11 in passing yards per completion (14.5). Corral is the returning SEC leader in eight separate categories. He also led the SEC with eight completions of 40 yards or more.
Jones, who has appeared in 39 career games in an Ole Miss uniform, has battled injuries over the last few seasons, but earned first team Freshman All-America honors in 2016. The Allen, Texas, native has tallied 127 total tackles and 15 pass breakups during his career.
Jones has also been a dangerous weapon on special teams, averaging over 26 yards per return on 34 attempts, including two touchdowns. Jones missed most of the 2018 season after suffering a season-ending ACL injury in the opener vs. Texas Tech.
Jones was named the winner of the 2020 Chucky Mullins Courage Award last fall. He competed in four games last season before sustaining an upper body in jury that caused him to miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign.
2021 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS
July 19 – Monday Afternoon
LSU: Ed Orgeron, Austin Deculus, Derek Stingley Jr.
South Carolina: Shane Beamer, Kingsley Enagbare, Nick Muse
July 20 – Tuesday Morning
Georgia: Kirby Smart, JT Daniels, Jordan Davis
Tennessee: Josh Heupel, Velus Jones Jr., Alontae Taylor
July 20 – Tuesday Afternoon
Kentucky: Mark Stoops, Darian Kinnard, Josh Paschal
Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin, Matt Corral, Jaylon Jones
July 21 – Wednesday Morning
Alabama: Nick Saban, Phidarian Mathis, John Metchie III
Vanderbilt: Clark Lea, Bradley Ashmore, Daevion Davis
July 21 – Wednesday Afternoon
Mississippi State: Mike Leach, Aaron Brule, Austin Williams
Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher, Kenyon Green, DeMarvin Leal
July 22 – Thursday Morning
Missouri: Eli Drinkwitz, Akial Byers, Case Cook
Arkansas: Sam Pittman, Myron Cunningham, Grant Morgan
Auburn: Bryan Harsin, Bo Nix, Owen Pappoe
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.