Athens, GA - Georgia sophomore defensive end Abry Jones has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week, according to a league announcement on Monday.
Auburn junior Nick Fairley shared the award with Jones.
Jones, a 6-3, 297-pound native of Warner Robins, exploded for a career-high 16 tackles, including two tackles for loss, versus Georgia Tech. Jones was one of three Bulldogs who racked up 16 tackles after the Yellow Jackets ran 92 plays on offense.
Jones also forced a fumble that the Bulldogs recovered deep in Georgia territory with the score knotted at 21-all. Thanks in part of Jones’ presence, the Bulldogs have forced 24 turnovers and converted them into 101 points while Georgia has only had 14 miscues that have turned into 21 points. This turnover margin (+10) ranks second in the SEC and 18th in the nation.
Starting six games and playing in all 12 this year, Jones has recorded 32 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, this season.
This is Georgia’s fifth SEC weekly football award of the 2010 season.
The Bulldogs (6-6, 3-5 SEC) are currently waiting to see what bowl they will play in and who they will play against during the postseason.