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Jarvis Jones named AFCA All-American

Georgia's star linebacker Jarvis Jones was named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has had a marvelous season, and the Bulldogs' star is now starting to see some accolades for his performance. On Wednesday, Jones was named an American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American for the second straight season.

Jones has racked up 71 tackles on the year for Georgia, including 19.5 tackles for loss. He also has 10.5 sacks, one interception, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in only 10 games. The linebacker missed two games this season due to injuries.

Jones has been named National Defensive Player of the Week twice by the Lott IMPACT, Nagurski and Walter Camp 2012 awards. He has also been named SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice.

Jones is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as well as the Rotary Lombardi, Bednarik and Butkus awards. He is a semi-finalist for the Lott IMPACT Award.

The star linebacker is the current active NCAA leader in sacks per game and tied for the lead in tackles for loss. Last season, Jones led the SEC in sacks and was tied nationally with 13.5.

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