Junior College Highlights: Was a first-team all-region and all-conference honoree at Ellsworth Junior College under Coach Chad Haynes ? Named the conference?s defensive MVP ? Second-team All-American.
High School Highlights Earned letters in track and football at Edwardsville High School under Coach Tim Dougherty ? Named second-team all-state and first team all-conference ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch all-area team ? Garnered defensive Most Valuable Player honors in all-star game after recording 11 tackles and two sacks.
Personal: Full name is Mario Antoinne Ivy ? Born on June 19, 1980 in East St. Louis, Ill. ? The son of Willie and Annie Jones ? Cousin, LaPhonso Ellis, plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves ? Another cousin is Ed ?Too Tall? Jones ? Favorite athlete is Dick Butkus because he was feared by everyone ? Hobby is playing the drums and plans on majoring in music.