Jarvis Jones named first-team Walter Camp All-American

Georgia junior linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named to the Walter Camp All-America first team, it was announced on Thursday.

A 6-foot-3, 241-pound Columbus native, Jones has 77 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 11 games this season. Jones also leads the NCAA in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss per game on the season. He was named the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Monday and was a unanimous selection to the All-SEC first team. On Tuesday, he was named to the All-SEC Coaches’ first team.

This marks the second straight year Jones has been named to the Walter Camp All-America first team. There have been nine first-team selections for Georgia under coach Mark Richt.

Jones was also selected as a finalist for the Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus and Lombardi Awards along with the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week twice this season after his performances against Missouri and Florida.

Murray, Frix Named Academic All-America

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and senior snapper Ty Frix have been named to the 2012 Academic All-America Division I football team, it was announced Thursday.

Murray and Frix are among 24 players selected to the second team.

The Capital One Academic All-America program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. This marks the fifth time two Bulldogs have earned the honor in the same year and the first time since Matt Stinchcomb and Kirby Smart in 1998.

Murray and Frix garnered Academic All-District honors for the second consecutive year.

Murray, a Tampa, Fla., native, graduated in May with a GPA of 3.30 in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology. He is the SEC’s leading active player in total offensive yards (9,871), completions (678), TD responsibility (100, which is tied for fifth SEC history), TD passes (a school record 90, which is second in SEC history) and passing yards (9,664).

Frix, a Calhoun native, graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biological Engineering in May and is now pursuing his MBA. He has been accepted for medical school for Fall 2013. A four-year starter at snapper, Frix won a Peach of an Athlete Award for the state of Georgia, honoring those who excel in academics, athletics and community service. He also earned football’s overall Scholar-Athlete Award and won the 2012 Dick Copas Leadership Award.

Murray and Frix have been instrumental in Georgia’s 11-2 season in 2012. The Bulldogs will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.

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@ScottyRay79 Thanks. Should be plenty of chances for him Saturday.

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