No. 5 Barrett Jones


Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones. (The Associated Press)

Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 6:33 p.m.

Gatorsports.com counts down the Top 25 players in the Southeastern Conference.

NO. 5 BARRETT JONES

Alabama senior center

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 305 lbs

Why he's No. 5: What Jones lacks in raw athletic ability he makes up for with smarts. Jones can play just about anywhere on the offensive line and has. This year he makes the move from left tackle to center where he will anchor a line that will be counted on to produce a powerful running game.

College career: Jones was redshirted his first year, then spent the next two years starting 25 games at right guard. Last year, he was moved to left tackle and was named the Outland Trophy winner and a unanimous All-American.

Fun fact: Jones' dad Rex played basketball at Alabama from 1982-84.

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