Jarvis Jones named SEC Defensive Player of the Year

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 3, 2012 

The postseason accolades are starting to pour in again for Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, a former Carver High standout.

Jones was named as the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Jones edged out South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for the award.

Jones had six tackles, including two sacks and one tackle for loss, and forced a fumble in Saturday's SEC championship game, which the Dogs lost to Alabama.

Jones, who was named an All-American by one group last week, is a finalist for a number of awards this week, including the Lombardi, Bednarik and Lott.

The Bronko Nagurski and Butkus awards were given out Monday night to Notre Dame's Monti Te'o, who was one of three Heisman finalists that were announced Monday afternoon.

Georgia will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Jones, a junior, is eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.

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