Monday, November 7, 2011

Jones & Boykin Honored


Georgia senior center Ben Jones has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week following his performance versus New Mexico State, according to a league announcement on Monday.

Also of note, senior cornerback Brandon Boykin was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the sixth time in nine game weeks.

A 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Alabama, Jones graded out at a team-best 85 percent with five intimidation blocks during just two quarters of play against the Aggies. Starting the 44th game of his career, Jones was a part of an offense that racked up 63 points and 637 total yards, which are both team highs since Mark Richt became head coach in 2001.

A captain for the sixth time in 2011, Jones anchored an offensive line that did not allow any sacks of quarterback Aaron Murray as Murray was able to complete 18 of 23 passes for 238 yards in two quarters and a career-high five touchdown passes, which tied a school record. The Dawgs had four tailbacks out and still racked up 258 rushing yards while also having their fourth 100-yard receiver of the season.

Fellow senior Cordy Glenn was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Dawgs’ victory over the Gators on October 29th. Jones’ award marks the ninth SEC weekly honor that Georgia has received this year.

Boykin, a 5-10, 183-pound native of Fayetteville, was second on the team with six tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble against New Mexico State. On offense, Boykin caught one pass and turned it into a 42-yard touchdown.

Boykin also got 11 snaps on special teams. He finished with one kick return for 33 yards and two punt returns for 19 yards. Boykin is No. 2 on the active SEC career list in the kickoff return yardage category (2,426) and fifth all-time with the best average return (24.5).

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