National awards starting to roll in (again) for Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones

Jarvis Jones (29) hasn't had a chance to showcase his pass-rushing skills lately as the Bulldogs faced run-oriented option teams the last couple of weeks. (AJC photo by Bob Andres)

Jarvis Jones (29) hasn't had a chance to showcase his pass-rushing skills lately as the Bulldogs faced run-oriented option teams the last couple of weeks. (AJC photo by Bob Andres)

ATHENS – The calendar is about to roll over to December. That means it’s time for national awards to start rolling in for Jarvis Jones.

The first of the year reached the Bulldogs’ junior outside linebacker on Wednesday. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) made Jones a first-team All-American for the second consecutive year. Jones was a consensus All-American this past season.

A 6-3, 241-pound outside linebacker from Columbus, Jones has accumulated 71 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss of 107 yards and 10.5 sacks, one interception, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in only 10 games this season. He is the current NCAA active leader in sacks per game (1.0) with 24 in two seasons and is tied for the lead in tackles for loss (1.6) with 39 through this season and last.

Last season Jone led the SEC and tying for fifth nationally with 13.5 sacks to go along with 70 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss.

He has twice been named the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Lott IMPACT, Nagurski and Walter Camp awards in 2012 and the SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season following his performances during wins at Missouri and versus #3 Florida.

Jones will likely receive more All-America mentions before the bowl game. He’s also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi, Bednarik and Butkus awards and a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Award.

The Bulldogs have been represented 35 times by 29 different players on the AFCA All-America Team. Tight end Orson Charles was selected along with Jones last season. Georgia’s Herschel Walker is the only three-time AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-American (1980-81-82) in the 68-year history of the team.

Eight of the 25 members of this year’s AFCA All-America team are from the SEC.

Jones has sparked a defense that has given up a combined 19 points (one touchdown, four field goals) during the team’s last three SEC victories. During that span, Jones has tallied 20 tackles, including five sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC) take on No. 2Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) in the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 4 p.m. (CBS) on Saturday. It will mark Georgia’s second straight trip to the SEC Championship.

“A great challenge, a great challenge,” Jones said on Monday. “A well-respected program all over the nation. They’re capable of doing a lot of things, running, passing the ball. They’ve got tremendous athletes that can take the ball to the house and make big plays when they need to. For us it’s about discipline, and understanding our game plan, and understanding what we’re doing and doing it our best. We’ve got to make plays and get off the field and give our offense a chance to score the ball.”

64 comments Add your comment

outkasted

November 28th, 2012
4:45 pm

less than 3 days !!!!

bham dawg

November 28th, 2012
4:54 pm

DeepDiver

November 28th, 2012
4:54 pm

Buckeye

November 28th, 2012
4:55 pm

Bama over dogs

Wolverines over dogs

Ohio State over dogs in AP

Sammy

November 28th, 2012
5:00 pm

Bama has no idea what they’re about to face in Jarvis Jones.

Jones wreaked havoc on Florida, Florida, a team that beat 4 top 15 ranked teams, Jones just DOMINATED and BROKE THEIR WILL.

Jones did it again early against Mizzou, when UGA was down so many starters due to suspensions.

He will make AJ VERY uncomfortable. He will force a turnover, he will get a sack or two against Bama. He will get some timely tackles for loss. He will make a play that will drop your jaw.

Jarvis Jones will be the No 1 pick in the NFL DRAFT, he’s a gamechanging nightmare who has a knack for making HUGE plays when his team needs him the most.

The strip Jarvis made at the end of the Florida game, with everything on the line, ended the game, Florida’s guys were literally in TEARS after that play. Jarvis brought them to their knees.

Bama has given up over 20 sacks without facing UGA, Florida or SC. Get ready for some more.

JFKDawg

November 28th, 2012
5:14 pm

Suckeye, you have done smoked yourself stupid.

Steve

November 28th, 2012
5:19 pm

Ignore “Buckeye” people. He has no life if you have not noticed. His goal in life is to come on UGA blogs and get everyone going. It’s not his fault he grew up without a father and has never had a girlfriend due to his looks.

RatDawg

November 28th, 2012
5:20 pm

Dawgs over Bama in a mild upset!
Bama wipes the field w/ Wolverines!
Buckeyes sit at Home!

Remarkable

November 28th, 2012
5:34 pm

Jarvis Jones (29) is the best player in college football. He is a game changer. I am looking forward to seeing how he plays against Alabama and then ND.

JJ...you're the man!

November 28th, 2012
5:53 pm

JJ…you’re the ultimate Dawg! I wish you and UGA the best of luck in the SEC championship game.

Our time. Our team. No regrets!

1eyedJack

November 28th, 2012
6:08 pm

I want to adopt Jarvis. ;)

Italian_29

November 28th, 2012
6:08 pm

Suckeye is really a disgruntled Tech Fan.

ugacolumbusgafan2012

November 28th, 2012
6:09 pm

WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU JARVIS , FROM COLUMBS GA FANS…. SMILE ALL THE WAY TO SEC GAME. BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM OF 2012 .

BILLY JACK

November 28th, 2012
6:16 pm

JARVIS IS THE BEST DEF PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY -WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU-WE WILL MISS YOU NEXT YEAR-LETS GO OUT WITH A BANG.

bamadawg

November 28th, 2012
6:35 pm

If Jones was at ND Manti would not be in the hunt for the heisman. Jarvis deserves the trophy,period!

Delbert D.

November 28th, 2012
6:36 pm

Jones is a helluva player.

BC

November 28th, 2012
6:43 pm

Thank God he is not the USC Defensive player of the year.

Dawg Talk

November 28th, 2012
6:44 pm

Awesome Football Player! Fun to watch as well.

Lakedawg

November 28th, 2012
6:47 pm

UGA 2012 MVP- the USC Medical Staff!

Music City Dawg

November 28th, 2012
6:48 pm

Jarvis Jones should be a Heisman Finalist !!! And Dawgs over the Tide.

Dawg Talk

November 28th, 2012
6:48 pm

Buckeye……….What’s Ohio State’s record against the SEC? 0 & forever I do believe, minus the Razorback illegal players game, the one where the Trophy was sent back & the CASH refunded! What a dumba**!!!!!

The Winner At All Costs

November 28th, 2012
6:57 pm

This just in to Channel 00 News: Auburn is reportedly considering…Bobby “The Conscience” Petrino for its vacant football coach position. Bobby “I’m a Man” Lowder of Lowdergate fame will be so proud Auburn finally got his man. Both “gentlemen” lower the bar for class further under the slime. New Auburn Creed being drafted. Phlegm at 11.

mike on lake hartwell

November 28th, 2012
7:05 pm

HEY SACMAN29……………

G A T F A !!!!!!!!!!

Ghost

November 28th, 2012
7:16 pm

Buckeye , Your probation riddled program is a joke. When was the last time Ohiio beat an SEC team without cheating?

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

November 28th, 2012
7:32 pm

@ Buckeye:(4:55 pm post)

Enjoy your “Pipe Dream”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have your tickets to a BOWL GAME or you gonna stay home and watch while schools who have a “CLEAN” program, run up and down the field enjoying a honest, clean, well earned bowl game while “We Be Tattoos U” stay home and watch a little NBA action???

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

November 28th, 2012
7:36 pm

@ Dawg Talk:

I believe you should apologize to “dumba$$es” everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!

How would you like it if somebody compared you to “Buckeye”?

Dawg Talk = DGD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

November 28th, 2012
7:40 pm

@ one eyed jack:

I want Jarvis to adopt me so I can help him keep an eye on the NFL MILLIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

November 28th, 2012
7:44 pm

Tech FansGRUNTLED???????????????????????

Is there any other type???????????????????????????

Dawg Talk

November 28th, 2012
8:08 pm

Brainiac…….That was a good one!

AltamahaDawg

November 28th, 2012
8:47 pm

He puts those trophies right beside his prized clump(s) of grass from the gator bowl.

kingdaddy

November 28th, 2012
8:55 pm

Jarvis
You sir, are a Dawg for the ages. Thanks for coming to Athens. You are a great role-model and we are fortunate to have had you wear the RED & BLACK…

cmac

November 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

The best LB (and possibly player) in college football. Unfortunately, espn, abc & nbc are head over heels in love with the LB from notre damn! Jarvis personnaly won two games for the Dawgs this year (Missouri & Florida).

SEC

November 28th, 2012
9:42 pm

Warmack is from Atlanta, Ga., and has developed into one of the nation’s top offensive linemen as a senior. He has started 38 games at the Capstone over the last three years. Warmack was a two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in 2012 and has missed only six assignments in 657 snaps (99.1 percent). He graded out at 90 percent or better in seven games and leads the team with 36 pancake blocks.

SEC

November 28th, 2012
9:44 pm

Alabama had three players selected to the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team on Tuesday it was announced by the America Football Coaches Association on Wednesay.

The AFCA recognized senior offensive guard Chance Warmack, junior cornerback Dee Milliner and junior linebacker C.J. Mosley as first-team All-Americans.

SEC

November 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

Alabama has had 19 players secure 21 first-team All-Americans over the past five years. It is the first All-America honor for each player and gives Alabama 107 first-team All-Americans in its history.

rhbDAWG1

November 28th, 2012
10:12 pm

SEC Get used to saying “Alabama has had”. I’ve got a feeling you’ll be using the past tense a lot in the future.

Coach Mike Price

November 28th, 2012
10:50 pm

roll turds!!!

Fair n Balanced

November 28th, 2012
10:51 pm

Great player. He will do well in NFL. I hope he has the game of his life Sat. We are gonna need it.

PIERCE COUNTY DAWG

November 28th, 2012
10:56 pm

The SEC EAST has risen again. Remember what i said. UGA,UFLA,USC. The west will be an after thought.

sack masters

November 28th, 2012
11:01 pm

GO JARVIS,JENKINS,WILLIAMS,RAMBO,GEATHERS,TREE,JENKINS AND COMPANY. We need the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP. We have your back. MURRAY,GURLEY,MARSHALL,MITCHELL, pile on the points.

Frankly

November 28th, 2012
11:01 pm

Buckeye

November 28th, 2012
4:55 pm

Bama over dogs

Wolverines over dogs

Ohio State over dogs in AP
—————————————–

Tosu is still looking for its first win over UGA so be quiet and mind your place.

Disgusted Dawg

November 28th, 2012
11:33 pm

Jarvis is a beast. He will make a huge impact in the NFL. Notre Dame’s Teowhatever won’t even end up playing on Sundays.

Sargent Carter

November 28th, 2012
11:48 pm

Just be the gosh almighty Jarvis Jones&&^^%$#$#@!!!

L.A. BULLDAWG

November 28th, 2012
11:57 pm

JARVIS JONES, IS FAR AND AWAW, THE BEST LB IN THE COUNTRY! A TRUE PLAYMAKER!! JONES WILL BE THE 1ST PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT! THE LEAGUE NEEDS ATHLETIC PASS RUSHERS, NOT BIG THUMPING LB’S, I.E., MANTI T’EO! WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO T’EO, THE S.E.C. IS MUCH TOUGHER THAN AN INDEPENDENT SCHEDULE!

just sayin

November 28th, 2012
11:59 pm

THe knot head from Notre Dame couldn’t stand in the same shadow of Jarvis Jones. Jones is proibably the finest defensive player in the country, along with Clowney from South Carolina. Who are the idiots touting this Notre Dame guy for the Heisman…unbeliveable.

Dawg G'Mom

November 29th, 2012
1:03 am

In case you don’t know, the AP is a poll that means absolutely nothing. The BCS rankings do not include that useless poll. You should know this since you are the all-knowing college football expert. I wonder if you ever went through the doors of any university. Actually, I doubt it.

Jomps

November 29th, 2012
3:37 am

@ buckeye…go home to Ohio…you can’t be legit if you are pulling for Michigan to win anything!

RedandBlackDAWG

November 29th, 2012
6:18 am

I am proud of this young man, and I am surely glad he has represented the UGA nation so well while on this team. I wish he had one more year to go, and I guess he could if he wanted to do it, but really, he has nothing left to prove at this level. He will have a good career at eh next level and be rewarded for his effort and skills, and I am fine with that.
I hope the accolades keep pouring in for this young man the rest of the year, as he surely deserves them. He has been the quiet leader of the defense all year long, and the kind of young man, you want playing for your university.

Old Dog Class of 80

November 29th, 2012
6:41 am

Here is what is interesting: Nick Saban is afraid of Jarvis Jones; he is not afraid of Mark Richt.

BAND WAGON BOBBY

November 29th, 2012
6:45 am

This guy is a BREAST!!! Not only in stature, but also in talent. Do I want to see him go…Hell No, But I am glad that he played for us here at UGA. Blessings to him and his family, BUT there is one little thing left for him to do and win a championship for UGA. It will be while before we have this may weapons and being this close. Pray for the team and theRE families and SCREAM LOUD ON SATURDAY…….GO DAWGS!!!