Jarvis Jones named SEC’s defensive player of year; Todd Gurley 1st-team All-SEC

Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is consoled after the Bulldogs' 32-28 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Jones was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by The AP on Monday. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is consoled by football program coordinator Bryant Gantt after the Bulldogs' 32-28 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Jones was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by The AP on Monday. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

ATHENS – Jarvis Jones was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press and he and freshman Todd Gurley were the only Bulldogs named first-team All-SEC as the news organization’s annual all-conference team was released on Monday.

Six Bulldogs in all were represented in the All-SEC voting by a panel of sportswriters.

Jones has accumulated 77 tackles, including 22.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, one interception, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 11 games this season. Jones sat out two games with injuries. He enters the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl as the NCAA active leader in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss per game. Jones’ 22.5 tackles for loss this season ranks second in school history behind David Pollack’s 23.5 in 2002. Pollack’s single-season sack record is 14.

Gurley became the first UGA true freshman to be named first-team, All-SEC since A.J. Green in 2008. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound native of Tarboro, N.C., 1,260 yards rushing and scored 17 touchdowns this season. He led all SEC running backs with 96.9  rushing yards per game and is just the second true freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards.

Senior nose guard John Jenkins, junior linebacker Alec Ogletree and senior safety Bacarri Rambo were voted to the second team, while junior quarterback Aaron Murray was named honorable mention All-SEC.

  • Jenkins has tallied 50 tackles this season, including 17 in the last two games against Georgia Tech and Alabama. He has registered two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in addition to 15 quarterback pressures.
  • Ogletree leads the team with 98 tackles in just nine games. He has been the team’s leading tackler in the last five games, including a career-high 15 stops against Georgia Tech. Ogletree has 8.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery.
  • Rambo has recorded three interceptions in nine games this season and 16 for his career, which is tied for the most in UGA history. He is second on the team with three forced fumbles to go along with 67 tackles.
  • Murray has passed for 3,466 yards and 31 touchdowns this season, becoming the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in three straight seasons. He ranks first all-time in school history with 91 career touchdown passes, and has thrown for 1,302 yards with 15 touchdowns and just one interception in the last five games. Murray is second in the NCAA in passing efficiency.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — *Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas, 6-3, 209, Sr.
WR — Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Jr.
L — Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
L — Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
L — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr.
L — Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 320, Jr.
C — *Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
TE — Jordan Reed, Florida, 6-3, 243, Jr.
QB — *Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB — Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 218, Fr.
RB — Mike Gillislee, Florida, 5-11, 209, Sr.
K — Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 184, Sr.

All-Purpose — Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, 6-3, 205, Jr.

Defense

T — Sharrif Floyd, Florida,6-3, 303, Jr.
T — Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, 6-4, 295, Jr.
E — *Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
E — Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
LB — *Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB — C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
LB — Kevin Minter, LSU, 6-2, 245, Jr.
CB — *Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr.
CB — *Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
S — Matt Elam, Florida, 5-10, 202, Jr.
S — Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P — Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-2, 199, So.

* — Signifies unanimous

SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Justin Hunter, Tennessee, 6-4, 200, Jr.
WR — Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State, 5-11, 200, Sr.
L — D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr.
L — Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 343, Sr.
L — Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 332, So.
L — Dallas Thomas, Tennessee, 6-5, 310, Sr.
C — Travis Swanson, Arkansas 6-5, 305, Jr.
TE — Mychal Rivera, Tennessee, 6-3, 244, Sr.
QB — A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 6-4, 210, Jr.
RB — Eddie Lacy, Alabama, 6-0, 220, Jr.
RB — Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 210, Sr.
K — Carey Spear, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 190, Jr.

All-Purpose — LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, 5-10, 190, Jr.
All-Purpose — Ace Sanders, South Carolina, 5-8, 175, Jr.

Defense

T — Jesse Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 320, Sr.
T — John Jenkins, Georgia, 6-3, 358, Sr.
T — Bennie Logan, LSU, 6-3, 295, Jr.
E — Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-5, 260, Jr.
LB — Alec Ogletree, Georgia, 6-3, 232, Jr.
LB — Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State, 6-3, 230, Sr.
LB — Barkevious Mingo, LSU, 6-5, 240, Jr.
LB — Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 203, Fr.
CB — Andrew Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 184, Jr.
CB — Marcus Robertson, Florida, 6-0, 178, So.
S — D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr.
S — Craig Loston, LSU, 6-2, 205, Jr.
S — Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 210, Sr.
P — Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, 6-1, 211, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

La’el Collins, L, LSU, 6-5, 321, So.; Josh Dworaczyk, L, LSU, 6-6, 300, Sr.; Wesley Johnson, L, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 285, Jr.; Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Jr.; Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, 6-1, 210, Jr.

Defense

Robert Lester, S, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Chris Smith, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 251, Jr.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jarvis Jones, Georgia

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Sumlim, Texas A&M

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

145 comments Add your comment

danny

December 3rd, 2012
9:04 pm

OkieDawg

December 3rd, 2012
9:13 pm

I wish we had recruited Denzel Nkemdiche…2nd team All SEC LB (Fr.) and he has a brother who wants to play with him next year. I think his brother is named Robert and is pretty good, I think.

Huge miss!!!

Game Changer

December 3rd, 2012
9:23 pm

A Ogletree is the top defensive strong safety in America heading into nfl draft.

The bogus stats by Murray earned no credibility . I sure hope Murray leaves this year, for what I dont know, just leave giving our team hope for 2013.

Dawg 13

December 3rd, 2012
9:28 pm

What an honorable young man and a DGD. Thanks Lane Kiffin . I know your dad wishes he had JJ

Jerry

December 3rd, 2012
9:30 pm

Somewhat surprised that Aaron Murray, the quarterback with the highest efficiency rating in the entire college football world, only rates honorable mention among SEC quarterbacks. Granted, Manziel had a spectacular year, but Tony Dungy commented on recent NFL show that Aaron Murray would be his pick among current college quarterbacks if he was still in the NFL.

RJ

December 3rd, 2012
9:31 pm

He plays in the SEC and was the first player ever to have 3 straight years with over 3000 yards passing and led the entire nation in passing efficiency this year. Yea he is a real bust.

wileydog

December 3rd, 2012
9:33 pm

gamechanger your an idiot, ogletree is probably the most gifted defensize player in the sec but he also missed 4 games for stupidity and thats why him and rambo are 2nd team all sec. if murray leaves for the draft you will miss him next year, mason is not an sec startin quarterback and we have no one ready to just step in

Dr. Phil

December 3rd, 2012
9:34 pm

Jones is a great story. I hope he does well in the NFL. I don’t think that there is any QB on the team who would have done as well as Murray. The kid took a beating all year, including that last punch from the Bama player. Richt lost the Bama game with his poor game management, not Murray, and Richt should have been man enough to admit it. .

warlaw

December 3rd, 2012
9:36 pm

Game Changer: Murray leave? Are you kidding me? We should pray he stays. While the reports on Hutson Mason are good, Murry is tested and he is a winner. It’s really a terrible record these past two years huh…21-5? This kid is the prime reason Ga was even in the SECC game. If the last pass were not tipped by AL All American CJ Mosley in a great individual effort, GA wins and then what would you be saying, eh? Get a life and stop being so negative about young men who pay their tails off for our school every week during the fall.

sogadog

December 3rd, 2012
9:38 pm

Murray is a first teamer in my book. Murray as an honorable mention is bull$#!^.

Jerry

December 3rd, 2012
9:38 pm

And best I remember, Dungy has seen his share of pretty good quarterbacks.

Brewmaster

December 3rd, 2012
9:39 pm

Game Changer, do some research before making moronic posts. SI rates Murray as the 6th best qb in the upcoming draft if he leaves early, and a potential 1st rounder if he stays. But you are in good company amongst the other Murray bashers on here who know nothing about talent. Murray outplayed AJ McCarron and drove the team 85 yards on the last drive that just fell short.

Jeff

December 3rd, 2012
9:39 pm

So Arron Murray accomplishes all this (below) and is only Honorable Mention? Johnny has one great college football season and finishes #1? Did not see Johnny in the Title Game driving his team downfield with 68 seconds. Murray and the Dawgs got the shaft here friends.

Murray has passed for 3,466 yards and 31 touchdowns this season, becoming the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in three straight seasons. He ranks first all-time in school history with 91 career touchdown passes, and has thrown for 1,302 yards with 15 touchdowns and just one interception in the last five games. Murray is second in the NCAA in passing efficiency.

sogadog

December 3rd, 2012
9:41 pm

Bama had the better O line but the Dawgs had the best quarterback without a doubt. All McCarron did was hand the ball off.

oakwood dawg

December 3rd, 2012
9:41 pm

Hard for me to understand. We are the 2nd best team in the SEC (by 4 points) and only have 2 players on !st team all SEC. For Jenkins, Rambo and Ogletree to be 2nd team is unbelievable .

Game Changer

December 3rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Switch Qb’s with Alabama and UGA would be headed to Miami. I want ever miss a QB that is 5′11″ and we should never recruit a QB that is less than 6′ 3″ again. Please leave Murray.

Dr. Phil – I agree 100%, Murray played the best he is capable of which is average at best 53% completions, terrible pass just before half. He should thank T King for several great catches during the night.

Brewmaster

December 3rd, 2012
9:43 pm

Good point, Jerry. But I’m sure Diaper Changer knows more about talent than Tony Dungy.

reasonable dawg

December 3rd, 2012
9:44 pm

Murray is a DGD, and one of the things I admire most about him is his toughness. He has had a below average line in front of him most of the time and he has taken some shots that would have put most qb’s out of the game! He gets up and carries on. Congrats to JJ!! He certainly deserves it!

wrightsville dawg

December 3rd, 2012
9:46 pm

shawn williams gets screwed…. not even honorable mention

RJ

December 3rd, 2012
9:50 pm

Game Changer is your other handle GTbob. You know nothing about football or high level competition if you did you wouldn’t make these moronic comments.

Tru Dawg

December 3rd, 2012
9:51 pm

Murray got the shaft by being named honorable mentioned. Ogletree is a stud at the LB position. I am so proud Jarvis Jones was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Even Saban said that Jones was the best defensive player in the SEC this year. Way to go Dawgs!!! Best of luck to Ogletree and Jones at the next level.

Jlp39

December 3rd, 2012
9:55 pm

Aj ain’t close to Aaron. We were begging aj to throw it Saturday.

SE GA Fan

December 3rd, 2012
9:55 pm

UGA got screwed in this balloting! SEC East winner, and this is all they get? Obviously, no one looked at the stats. Murray is the best QB statistically!

Put in Timeout by Ken Sugiura,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 3rd, 2012
10:01 pm

How old is Jarvis Jones?
A 2 year NFL player playing in college he should be GREAT. Dude is 23 years old and still a JR.
He is Good but he has to go to the NFL now for sure. He is burning his NFL Money Making Years in College.

Tndawgsfan

December 3rd, 2012
10:02 pm

Where the title of the article is dealing with honors for players, why can’t some of you idiots go find another place to trash the coach or other players. Players read these things as well as coaches and if you can’t say anything good about them in articles like this, just say nothing at all. They deserve better.

hit a single

December 3rd, 2012
10:04 pm

Our achilles heel showed in the game Saturday. Our inability to take runnners head on showed. We are great at running people down. But sometimes you have to put your facemask on the numbers and we didn’t do that. Not fauling effort, it was great but we did not get off blocks or fill holes. You can’t turn from blockers and we did. Look at the tape. That is why we struggled with teams that went right at us.

jcrazy

December 3rd, 2012
10:05 pm

murray a GREAT QB.

Put in Timeout by Ken Sugiura,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 3rd, 2012
10:07 pm

Sorry don’t think Murray is still that great.
A Lot of inflated stats against BAD teams.
He should go to the NFL. He could end up being next years Matt Barkley. Murray’s NFL stock can get no higher and the risk to injury grows.

Vampire Bill

December 3rd, 2012
10:11 pm

Hopefully Aaron will be motivated to come back and lead the dawgs once again?

Left Coast Dawg

December 3rd, 2012
10:15 pm

Honestly, who cares! Nobody will really remember in another year or two anyway.

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:15 pm

SE GA Fan….

Mansiel had more total offense yardage this year than Newton had in his Heisman year. How then are Murray’s stats better? But Murray should have been second team over the Bama QB for sure.

Also…..6 Gators on the first team. Not bad.

A-Ville Ranger

December 3rd, 2012
10:18 pm

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A-Ville Ranger

December 3rd, 2012
10:19 pm

Game changer is a DA among DAs. Anybody who thinks UGA would be better without Murray next season should never have another opinion about anything.

Douglas

December 3rd, 2012
10:21 pm

The Tree is Second Team? yeah, and he will be laughing at you idiots that voted all the way to the bank. Tree will be a first round draft pick.

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:25 pm

Still angry about the BCS deal. Northern Illinois, Louisville, and Wisconsin playing in BCS bowls……and LSU, Georgia, and South Carolina are not. Just stupid. Would have loved to have seen a Florida and Georgia rematch in the Sugar, LSU and Oregon in the Rose, and South Carolina vs. Kansas State in the Fiesta. But those games would have been fun to watch….and the BCS just can’t have that happen.

m

December 3rd, 2012
10:26 pm

FYI although I am a big Murray and Tony Dungy fan, they are familly friends from Plant High School days so I wouldn’t take his word so strongly.

Put in Timeout by Ken Sugiura,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 3rd, 2012
10:26 pm

I really don’t know what to think Murray will do in the NFL, but I do think if he wants NFL money this is his best shot at getting the most he can.

GaterHater

December 3rd, 2012
10:28 pm

Really, nobody cares how many gaters are on the first team

@video game changer. you’ll be grounded if your mom finds out your sitll awake playing on your computer….

I hope Murray returns. We need him to return. The QBs in wating are not up to snuff.

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:28 pm

Douglas…..

Ogeltree missed four games for a drug suspension. No way the writers make him a first team selection this year. Also….I think he does not play every down…takes too many plays off. He looks great on the plays he does not take off. If Ogeltree played the game like Matt Elam…..he woulld not only be first team SEC….he would be first team All American.

The REAL Phil

December 3rd, 2012
10:29 pm

Okie Dawg………didnt recruit him due to academic issues. Ole Miss can get away with that, we can’t. By the time he became eligible, he was mad at everyone else because no one but Ole Miss and Miss St had offered him prior to that. Nothing UGA could have done to get him.

m

December 3rd, 2012
10:30 pm

Did anyone else hear about Jarvis having the flu on Saturday? By the way, Tony Dungy’s son and Murray are team mates from Plant High School, so don’t take his opinion too strongly about Murray entering the draft.

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:31 pm

I care. And no matter what you hate or think…..I am somebody. AGAIN>>>>>THAT IS 6 GATORS ON THE ALL SEC FIRST TEAM……SIX….SIX….SIX.

Stop drinking the kool-aid

December 3rd, 2012
10:31 pm

Murray cant win games that matter in college, you really expect him to win in the NFL? hilarious… one of the most overrated players the SEC has ever seen.

BobDawg

December 3rd, 2012
10:34 pm

Tampa, I agree about your post 10:25…. How many of your 1st team all SEC are going Pro???

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:35 pm

…..and Gator Hater……# 3 in the BCS….even when Georgia beats Florida. That must make you hate the Gators even more….you win and you lose….you must just HATE that.

Tampa Gator

December 3rd, 2012
10:38 pm

Bob Dawg…..

Sharief Floyd is gone for sure.
Matt Elam if they tell him he goes in the first round…..but I think he comes back.
Jordan Reed needs to come back and work on his inline blocking skills in order to improve his draft stock.

BobDawg

December 3rd, 2012
10:39 pm

STOP…. Actually Murray had the right call at the end of the SEC game and the coaches called a play which ended up backfiring… He was a good soldier till the end and played a whale of a game knocked halfway into tomorrow…. The kid is one tough Hombre and we love ‘em…

GaterHater

December 3rd, 2012
10:41 pm

Yep. I do, the BCS is idiotic and it seems that you are v sensitive. HaHa. Get off the DAWG’S blog.

BobDawg

December 3rd, 2012
10:42 pm

.. Murray wanted to spike the ball and I bet we get at least 2 good plays off, maybe 3….

BobDawg

December 3rd, 2012
10:44 pm

TAMPA, you are a good one and consistent blogger… Plus, you aren’t as cocky now since we have uh kinda won the last 2 years… In fact all the Gators around North Ga have kinda been low key the last few years which is nice.