Jarvis Jones has made every All-American team under the sun and made the rounds on the awards circuit last week.
But even the star Georgia linebacker, who finished 10th in the Heisman Trophy voting, can be mistaken for just another guy named Jones.
That would be former Oklahoma offensive lineman Jarvis Jones.
During the Rotary Lombardi Award show in Houston last week on the CBS Sports Network, a photo of Oklahoma’s Jones was shown a couple of times mistakenly instead of Georgia’s Jones.
“It kind of freaked me out when I saw it,” Jones said. “(South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon) Clowney rubbed it in all week.”
Jones, a redshirt junior from Columbus, is expected to enter the NFL draft, but said his decision hasn’t been made.
“Hopefully soon,” he said about when he would make up his mind. “If not this weekend, some time next week or maybe after the bowl game.”
Jones said he hasn’t talked yet to defensive coordinator Todd Grantham or those close to him about his decision.
Jones, named Friday to the Football Writers Association of America All-American team, was a finalist for five national awards that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won.
“Manti’s the man,” Jones said. “We were along for the ride.”
Jones said he enjoyed spending time with Te’o and Clowney.
“It was fun getting to know those guys,” Jones said. “You see them on TV. It’s fun. Me and Clowney talked football. Really we were just hanging out, having fun, being big kids.”
The awards circuit also took him to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy banquet in Charlotte, N.C., and the college football awards near Orlando. He skipped the Lott Trophy banquet in California.
“I was tired, man,” Jones said. “(Te’o) won that award, too. I just wanted to be here. I had been going a week and I was behind on a lot of my work.”