Monday, September 10, 2012

Jones Named Player Of The Week


Jarvis JonesUniversity of Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week for the second time in his career and has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week following his performance at Missouri, according to an announcement on Monday.

The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will donate $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Georgia to honor Jones’ performance.

The league also announced that Jones was honored as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week after his outing against the Tigers.

Jones, a 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, exploded for nine tackles, including two sacks/tackles for loss, his first career interception, two forced fumbles and five quarterback pressures to pace the Dawg defense during Georgia’s 41-20 rout at Missouri.

The 2011 All-American returned his pick 21 yards to the Tiger 1-yard line to set up one of the Dawgs’ fourth quarter touchdowns. On the next series, Jones sacked Missouri quarterback James Franklin and forced a fumble that led to Georgia’s fifth and final touchdown.

Helping give Georgia its 12th regular season win in a row, Jones has 16.5 sacks over his last 16 games and is leading the Dawgs with 17 tackles this season. For his effort versus the Tigers, Jones also received a helmet sticker from the ESPN College Football Live crew.

Jones was also named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week and the SEC Defensive Player of the Week following his four-sack performance during the win over Florida last year.

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