Monday, December 12, 2011

Jarvis Jones Named FWAA All-American


University of Georgia sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named to the 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team, according to an announcement by the FWAA.

Jones is the third Dawg in as many years to be named to the team after punter Drew Butler and linebacker Justin Houston received the honor in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The Southeastern Conference has 10 players on this year’s team, including the only three sophomores in Jones and LSU’s Sam Montgomery and Tyrann Mathieu.

A Butkus Award finalist, Jones forced two fumbles for one of the top defensive units in the country. The Dawgs are among the national leaders in scoring defense (19.6 ppg.) and rushing defense (103.4 ypg.).

Jones was also named a Walter Camp Football Foundation First Team All-American.

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