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2015 NFL DRAFT

Ben Jones, C

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Centreville, AL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11223-4
Career Notes
Named to UGA's Team of the Decade...Ranks third all-time at UGA in career starts by an offensive lineman with 49.
2011 Season
Selected to play in the Senior Bowl...Rimington Trophy Finalist...ESPN.com, Yahoo Sports and Rivals.com First Team All-American and Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American...Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press, Phil Steele and SEC Coaches...Named the team's overall captain...Recipient of the team's Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year Award, one of two players to receive the Leon Farmer Award for dedication to strength & conditioning and one of three offensive players to be named a Coaches Leadership Award winner...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester...Started all 14 games...SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following 45-7 victory over No. 24 Auburn where the Bulldogs had 528 total yards including 304 rushing with two tailbacks going over 100 yards. SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following win over New Mexico St. where the Bulldogs accumulated 627 yards and 63 points...Named to Phil Steele's mid-season All-SEC Second Team...Named to watch lists for the Outland Trophy, Rimington Trophy and Lombardi Trophy...Named to inaugural Pony Express Award watch list as a tandem with teammate Cordy Glenn...Named the nation's seventh-best center in preseason by Lindy's and tabbed Birmingham News' "next" most underrated player in the SEC...Named preseason All-SEC Second Team by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, SEC Coaches and SEC Media...Earned team's True Grit Award for offense at end of spring practice...Recipient of the Richard Young Football Scholarship.
2010 Season
Suspended for first half of Colorado contest for a late clipping penalty against Mississippi State. Named All-SEC Fourth Team by Phil Steele. Earned team's Coaches Leadership Award for offense. Appeared in 13 games making 12 starts. Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following Vanderbilt game in which Georgia tallied 547 total yards of offense. Named to preseason watch list for Outland Trophy. Named preseason All-SEC first team by Lindy's and second team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
2009 Season
Named All-SEC Second Team by SEC Coaches...Started all 13 games...Named to Lindy's 2009 SEC Preseason All-Conference Second Team...Selected to Phil Steele's Preseason All-SEC Third Team...Earned True Grit award at conclusion of spring drills...Recipient of Heyward Allen Football Scholarship.
2008 Season
Named to CollegeFootballNews.com's All-Freshman First Team...Selected to Sporting News' and Phil Steele's All-Freshman Second Team...Named Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches...Appeared in 13 games making 10 starts at center...Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (11/10) following game vs. Kentucky, where the UGA offense tallied 520 yards on 57 plays (9.1 yards per play)...First-career start came at center at No. 24 Arizona State...Made Bulldog debut vs. Georgia Southern...Named Most Improved Offensive Lineman at end of spring practice...Graduated early and enrolled at Georgia in January.
High School
Bibb County High School, coached by Darryl Burns...SuperPrep All-Dixie Team....PrepStar All-Southeast Region...2007 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A First Team All-State...ESPN Top 150 (139)...2008 Rivals.com offensive centers (7), Alabama Top 35 (23)...Scout.com three-star prospect, #5 center in the nation, #115 player in the South, #16 player in Alabama... invited to play in the 2007 Under Armour All-Star Bowl in Orlando where he was elected captain of the Red team...2007 Mobile Press Register Elite 18...2007 Bibb County team captain...also played defensive tackle, registering 55 tackles, three sacks, six tackles for loss and a fumble recovery...first baseman and pitcher on Bibb County's baseball team...2007 Tuscaloosa News West Alabama Baseball All-Star...2007 Mobile Press Register Baseball Elite 18...345 career batting average...school record 48 RBI in 2007...bench max 370 pounds...squat max 500 pounds.
Personal
Born: July 2, 1989; Major: Education.
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 4/99 - Ben Jones, C/G, 6-3, 304, Georgia...The second-ranked center in the draft cn also play guard, according to Texans coaches. He's a younger version of Pro Bowl center Chris Myers. - The Sports Xchange

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