Jones Named Capital One Academic All-American Of The Year
Md. – All-American offensive lineman Barrett Jones of the University of
Alabama has been named as the 2013 Capital One Division I Academic
All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A graduate student who
completed his degree with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., Jones was a very
versatile offensive lineman who started for three national championship
teams at Alabama. In 2012, he was the center for a team that posted a
13-1 record and beat Notre Dame in the national championship game.
is the second consecutive Alabama student-athlete to be named as the
Capital One Division Academic All-America® if the Year. Last year,
three-time All-American golfer Brooke Pancake earned the award.
four-time selection as a member of the Capital One Academic
All-America® football team, he earned first team honors in 2010, 2011
and 2012. He was also a second team selection in 2009. A two-time
selection as first team All-American, he was also named first team
In his career, the 6-5,
302-pound Jones started 50 games on the offensive line. He made 25
starts at guard, 11 at tackle and 14 at center. In 2012, he was named
as the winner of the Rimington Trophy, presented to the top center in
the nation. In 2011, he was honored as the winner of the Outland Trophy
which is given to the top interior lineman in the nation.
addition, he was honored as the winner of the McWhorter Award which is
presented to the top Scholar-Athlete in the SEC. He also won the 2011
Wuerffel Trophy and the 2011 ASA Sportsmanship Award.
native of Germantown, Tenn., Jones earned his undergraduate degree in
accounting in only three years and graduated in 2011 with a perfect 4.0
G.P.A. He also earned his Master’s degree in accounting last year and
had a 4.00 graduate G.P.A.
During his career, he helped
Coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide post a phenomenal 49-5 record as
Alabama won all four bowl games, including three BCS national
He was a fourth round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft.