Jones Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Jones Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

ATHENS - 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.

Ben Jones, a 6-3, 304-pound native of Centreville, Ala., anchored the offensive line during the Bulldogs¹ 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.

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