Georgia's Jarvis Jones Named An AP All-American
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Dec. 11, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named to the Associated Press All-America First Team for the second consecutive season, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Jones has already been named a Walter Camp, an AFCA and a Sporting News All-American this season.

A 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Ga., Jones has 77 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 11 games this season.  Currently, Jones leads the NCAA in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss per game.  He was named the AP Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year last week and was a unanimous selection to the All-SEC first team.  In addition, Jones was named to the All-SEC Coaches first team.

This marks the second straight year Jones has been named to the AP All-America First Team.  Jones is only the fourth Georgia player to garner this honor at least twice in his career.  There have been eight first team selections for UGA since Mark Richt was named head coach in 2001 and 30 since the Bulldogs’ first in 1927. 

Jones was also selected as a finalist for the Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus and Lombardi awards along with the Lott IMPACT Trophy.  He was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week twice this season after his performances at Missouri and against #3 Florida.

Fifth-ranked Georgia will face No. 23 Nebraska in the 2013 Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, Texas A&M

Running backs — Montee Ball, senior, Wisconsin; Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, Arizona

Tackles — Luke Joeckel, junior, Texas A&M; Taylor Lewan, junior, Michigan

Guards — Chance Warmack, senior, Alabama; Jonathan Cooper, senior, North Carolina

Center — Barrett Jones, senior, Alabama

Tight end — Zach Ertz, senior, Stanford

Receivers — Marqise Lee, sophomore, Southern California; Terrance Williams, senior, Baylor

All-purpose player — Tavon Austin, senior, West Virginia

Kicker — Cairo Santos, junior, Tulane

 

DEFENSE

Ends — Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, South Carolina; Bjoern Werner, junior, Florida State

Tackles — Star Lotulelei, senior, Utah; Will Sutton, junior, Arizona State

Linebackers — Manti Te'o, senior, Notre Dame; Jarvis Jones, junior, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, junior, Alabama

Cornerbacks — Dee Milliner, junior, Alabama; Jordan Poyer, sophomore, Oregon State

Safeties — Phillip Thomas, senior, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, Florida

Punter — Ryan Allen, senior, Louisiana Tech

 

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State

Running backs — Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA

Tackles — D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama; David Yankey, junior, Stanford

Guards — Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor

Center — Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson

Tight end — Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame

Receivers — Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech

All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois

Kicker — Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State

 

DEFENSE

Ends — Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame

Tackles — Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue

Linebackers — Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State

Cornerbacks — Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State

Safeties — Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma

Punter — Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU

 

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama

Running backs — Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina

Tackles — Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan

Guards — Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA

Center — Braxton Cave, senior, Notre Dame

Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington

Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas

All-purpose player — Dri Archer, junior, Kent State

Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida

 

DEFENSE

Ends — John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU

Tackles — Sharrif Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green

Linebackers — Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU

Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU

Safeties — Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State

Punter — Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida

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