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Jarvis Jones Earns Defensive Player Of The Week Honor

It didn't take long for Jarvis Jones to properly welcome Missouri to the SEC. The linebacker had one of the strongest performances of his career in the 41-20 win for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Jones finished with eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception on Saturday. On Sunday, he was named the nation's defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The performance earned rave reviews from his defensive coordinator.

"I think it was a special game," Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said Sunday of Jones’ performance. "… He is a special guy that works extremely hard in his preparation. He’s really instinctive. He does a lot of things for us."

The next test for Jones and Georgia will be their game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

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