ATHENS - Jarvis Jones' dominant performance at Missouri is being duly recognized.
The outside linebacker from Columbus Carver High School has been named the SEC defensive player of the week. He was also named the Walter Camp national player of the week.
Jones had two sacks, two forced fumble, an interception, nine tackles and five pressures in Georgia's 41-20 win.
Originally the stat sheet credited Jones with just one sack and one forced fumble. But on review, a play ruled intentional grounding on Missouri was also credited as a sack to Jones. He also was awarded a forced fumble for another play.
But the stats almost underplay Jones' play in that game: He was a constant presence in Missouri's backfield, disrupting the Tigers' spread offense and a big reason its quarterback James Franklin wasn't able to use his speed as an advantage.
"He is a great player," Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel said. "Going in, you try to contain the guy but he was all over the field and he is just a great player. ... We saw him like that against everybody (on tape). You try to adjust calls you make, you try to get yourself into a position to get rid of the football or run the football or do different things. But give him credit. He is a great football player."
This is the second time Jones has received the Walter camp and SEC defensive player of the week honors. He received both honors after last year's win against Florida, when he had four sacks and forced a fumble.
Jones was a consensus All-American last year, and a finalist for the Butkus Award.