UGA linebacker Jarvis Jones named first-team AP All-American

Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named a first-team Associated Press All-American for the second consecutive season.

Jones has already been named a Walter Camp, an AFCA and a Sporting News All-American this season.

A 6-foot-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, 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. He leads the NCAA in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss.

Jones was named the Associated Press Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year last week and was a unanimous selection to the All-SEC first team. In addition, Jones was named to the All-SEC Coaches first team.

The honor marks the second consecutive year Jones has been named to the AP All-America First Team. Jones is the fourth Georgia player to garner this honor at least twice in his career. There have been eight first-team selections for Georgia under Mark Richt and 30 for Georgia since 1927.

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 at Missouri and against Florida.

Georgia will face Nebraska at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M.

Running backs — Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin; Ka’Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona.

Tackles — Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M; Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan.

Guards — Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama; Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina.

Center — Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama.

Tight end — Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford.

Receivers — Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California; Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor.

All-purpose player — Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia.

Kicker — Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane.

Defense

Ends — Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina; Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State.

Tackles — Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah; Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State.

Linebackers — Manti Te’o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame; Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama.

Cornerbacks — Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama; Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State.

Safeties — Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida.

Punter — Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State.

Running backs — Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA.

Tackles — D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama; David Yankey, junior, Stanford.

Guards — Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor.

Center — Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson.

Tight end — Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame.

Receivers — Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech.

All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois.

Kicker — Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State.

DEFENSE

Ends — Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Tackles — Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue.

Linebackers — Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State.

Cornerbacks — Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State.

Safeties — Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma.

Punter — Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU.

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama.

Running backs — Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina.

Tackles — Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan.

Guards — Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su’a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA.

Center — Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington.

Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas.

All-purpose player — Dri Archer, junior, Kent State.

Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida.

Ends — John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU.

Tackles — Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green.

Linebackers — Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU.

Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU.

Safeties — Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State.

Punter — Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida.

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