Monday, December 12, 2011

Four Dawgs Make Yahoo AA Team


Four members of the University of Georgia football team were named to the Yahoo Sports All-America Team, it was announced Monday. Senior center Ben Jones and junior defensive back Bacarri Rambo were named to the first team, while sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones earned second team honors and tailback Isaiah Crowell was named to the freshman team.

Ben Jones, a 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Alabama, developed into one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and graded out at 82 percent average through the regular season with an average of five intimidator blocks a game. He was named to UGA's Victor's Club 10 times during the 2011 season for his outstanding play on the offensive line and of Georgia's 29 sacks allowed, Jones did not give up any.

A 6-0, 218-pound native of Donalsonville, Rambo is third in the nation with seven interceptions this season and has 52 tackles. He is the team’s active leader with 12 picks over the last three seasons, which is tied for fourth among active players in the NCAA. Rambo is also No. 2 on the NCAA’s list for active player interception return yardage with 241 yards, which ranks third in school history.

A 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Jarvis Jones is the Dawgs’ leading tackler this season with 69 stops, including an SEC-leading 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. He moved to No. 2 on the school’s all-time single season sack list behind David Pollack, who had 14 in 2002. Jones is currently third on the national sack list and has forced two fumbles.

Crowell (5-11, 215) ranks fifth in the SEC with 77.0 yards rushing per game after tallying a team-high 847 yards and five touchdowns on 182 carries in 11 games played. The Columbus, native has four 100-yard games this season and was named the SEC Freshman of the Week four different times.

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