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Former Carver Tiger named FWAA All-American

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named to the 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team, according to an announcement by the FWAA.

Jones is the third Bulldog in as many years to be named to the team after punter Drew Butler and linebacker Justin Houston received the honor in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The Southeastern Conference has 10 players on this year's team, including the only three sophomores in Jones and LSU's Sam Montgomery and Tyrann Mathieu.

A 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Ga., Jones is the Bulldogs' leading tackler this season with 69 stops, including an SEC-leading 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. He moved to No. 2 on the school's all-time single season sack list behind David Pollack, who had 14 in 2002. Jones is currently third on the national sack list.

A Butkus Award finalist, Jones also forced two fumbles for one of the top defensive units in the country. The Bulldogs are among the national leaders in scoring defense (19.6 ppg.) and rushing defense (103.4 ypg.).

Jones was also named a Walter Camp Football Foundation First Team All-American. 

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