Georgia Bulldogs: Jarvis Jones Named Collegiate Player of the Year

According to a press release by the Georgia Sports Communications office, University of Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was honored at the Atlanta Sports Awards—sponsored yearly by the Atlanta Sports Council—as its Collegiate Player of the Year on Monday night at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.

…One of nine awards given away to athletes, coaches and sports alumni, the honor comes to Jones after being named a Butkus Award finalist, winner of the CFPA Elite Linebacker Trophy and an All-American for his efforts in the 2012 season.


Named First Team All-SEC and a defensive captain, Jones recorded 70 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks, to go along with two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and 49 quarterback pressures. The redshirt sophomore ranked first in the SEC and tied fifth in the NCAA in sacks (0.96 per game) and first in the SEC and tied 16th in the NCAA in tackles for loss (1.39 per game).

The Atlanta Sports Award ceremony has been put on since 2006 and honors those athletes, coaches, and others involved in the sports community who reside or play in the Atlanta area.

Congrats to Jarvis on another excellent achievement!

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