My blog has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 6 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jones Named SEC's Top Lineman

From UGA Athletics:

University of Georgia freshman center Ben Jones has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.

Jones, a 6-3, 304-pound native of Centreville, Ala., anchored the offensive line during the Bulldogs 42-38 road win over Kentucky. Georgia piled up 520 yards of total offense as tailback Knowshon Moreno was able to register his sixth 100-yard game of the season.

Jones has started at center the last seven games and helped give quarterback Matthew Stafford time to tally a career-high 376 yards passing and three touchdowns versus the Wildcats. The Bulldog offensive line allowed only a pair of sacks against Kentucky and is tied for fourth in the league after surrendering only 13 sacks this year.

The Bulldogs lead the league in both total offense (436.8 yards/game) and passing offense (273.8 yards/game). Through 10 games, Georgia has been forced to start four different combinations on the line, including a lineup against the Wildcats featuring two true freshmen, a redshirt freshman, a sophomore and a redshirt sophomore.


DawgCPA said...

I don't care what all the whiners, criers and self-proclaimed coaches say - THIS is Georgia football. Who would have imagined Ben Jones could have been at this point now? I know there was talk of him helping before the season began, but then it seemed likely he would not even be in the picture. However, several injuries later, he is the O-Lineman of the week! Georgia takes kids and molds them into men. Some happen to arrive sooner than others. The team is filled with young men like Mr. Jones, including on the defensive side. Given time, I believe CMR and CWM can do the same.

David Hale said...

Very well said. I think in all aspects of life, we have a tendency toward instant gratification. I look at this team, and it's easy to find fault, but when you look at how much they have accomplished with a so much youth and inexperience and how many injuries they have had, I think it's pretty impressive.