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.
Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, Texas A&M
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
Safeties — Phillip Thomas, senior, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, Florida
Punter — Ryan Allen, senior, Louisiana Tech
Quarterback — Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State
Center — Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson
Tight end — Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame
All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois
Kicker — Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State
Ends — Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame
Punter — Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU
Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama
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
All-purpose player — Dri Archer, junior, Kent State
Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida
Tackles — Sharrif Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green
Punter — Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida