Football Writers Association of America Nov. 1, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
972-713-6198
Sophomore linebacker leads Dawgs to 6th straight win
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GEORGIA'S JONES IS NAGURSKI
NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA)   Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 29.

Jones

Jones, a 6-3, 241-pound sophomore from Columbus, Ga., registered four sacks for 27 yards in losses and forced a fumble in the Bulldogs' 24-20 victory over Florida in Jacksonville. The four sacks tie for the second most in a game in Georgia history and are the most by a Georgia player since 2001. Florida was held to minus-19 yards rushing and a single touchdown by the Georgia defense as the Bulldogs won their sixth straight game.

Jones is only the fifth player in school history to record at least four sacks in a game and he now leads the Southeastern Conference and is fifth nationally with eight sacks on the season.

Jones will be added to the 2011 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 12 by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. The keynote address will be given by Georgia head coach Mark Richt and Florida's Jack Youngblood from the Class of 1970 will receive this year's Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. Five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy will be announced on Nov. 17.

Each week during the 2011 season the FWAA All-America Committee has selected a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences and major independents.

Last season, Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers won the coveted Bronko Nagurski Trophy during the 16th season the FWAA named a national defensive player of the year.

The Bronko Nagurski TrophyThe Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club's activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or jrocco@touchdownclub.com). The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is www.touchdownclub.com.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com or 972-713-6198.

2011 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 3: Nordly Capi, Colorado State
Sept. 10: Ja'Gared Davis, SMU
Sept. 17: Javon Harris, Oklahoma
Sept. 24: Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
Oct. 1: Brady Amack, Air Force
Oct. 8: Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma
Oct. 15: Vinny Curry, Marshall
Oct. 22: Kourtnei Brown, Clemson
Oct. 29: Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Nov. 5: Eric Reid, LSU