Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dawgs Trio Named AP All-Americans


Georgia sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones and junior safety Bacarri Rambo have been named to the Associated Press All-America first team, while senior tackle Cordy Glenn was named to the third team, it was announced Wednesday.

Jones and Rambo are the first UGA defensive teammates to earn AP All-America honors since Jake Scott and Bill Stanfill in 1968.

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

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.

Glenn, a 6-5, 348-pound native of Riverdale, leads the Dawgs with 49 career starts including the last 46 contests. He was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Dawgs’ 24-20 win over Florida and has helped sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray stand at the No. 2 spot in the conference in both total offense (229.6 ypg.) and passing yards per game (220.1) this season.

The SEC was also represented by eight other players on the first team including Alabama tailback Trent Richardson, Alabama tackle Barrett Jones, South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram, Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower, LSU cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu, Alabama safety Mark Barron and LSU punter Brad Wing.

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