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Jarvis Jones named Walter Camp All-American

The junior linebacker receives some richly-deserved plaudits for his work on the Dawgs' defense, and it's the second year in a row he's made the first team.

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With a terrific 2012 season, Georgia Bulldogs junior linebacker Jarvis Jones earned a spot on the 2012 Walter Camp All-America first team.

Chris White of the Athens Banner-Herald writes that this marks Jones's second consecutive selection to the Camp first team, adding to the haul of acclaim the linebacker has already won himself. Jones won the AP's SEC Player of the Year award earlier in the week. The linebacker from Columbus, GA, grabbed a spot on the All-SEC first team for both the AP and the SEC coaches.

White notes that Jones rolled up some major stats this season, with 77 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks and a whopping seven forced fumbles. The linebacker is no stranger to major awards lists. He's a finalist for the Bednarik, Butkus, Lombardi, Lott and Nagurski awards this season, and earned himself two Camp National Player of the Week awards for the work he did against the Missouri Tigers and Florida Gators.


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