University of Georgia sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named to the 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.
A 6-foot-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Jones is the Bulldogs’ leading tackler this season with 69 stops, including an SEC-leading 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. He stands in second place on the school’s all-time single season sack list behind David Pollack, who recorded 14 sacks in 2002.
A Butkus Award finalist, Jones led the Bulldogs, who are among the national leaders in scoring defense (19.6 ppg.) and rushing defense (103.4 ypg.).
The Southeastern Conference has 10 players on this year’s team, including the only three sophomores in Jones and LSU’s Sam Montgomery and Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu.