No. 1 Jarvis Jones


Published: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.

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

No. 1 JARVIS JONES

Georgia junior linebacker

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 241 pounds

Why he's No.1: Impact pass rusher from the outside linebacker spot. Should continue to thrive getting to the quarterback in Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme.

College career: After transferring from USC, Jones had a breakout sophomore season for Georgia in 2011. He finished the season with a Southeastern Conference-high 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Jones saved his best game of last season against rival Florida, finishing with four sacks and one forced fumble.

Fun fact: Jones also was a standout basketball player at Carver High in Columbus, Ga., earning 2008 All-State honors. Was a point guard on his seventh-grade basketball team.

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