UGA All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones announced in a statement yesterday.
In two seasons at Georgia, Jones (6-3, 241) played in 26 games and started each one. He finished his collegiate career with 28 sacks, 155 total tackles, 44 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles, and one interception.
“This has been a difficult decision, and one that I have talked over with my family and coaches,” said Jones. “I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches and support staff and the Bulldog Nation for everything over the last three years. I will always appreciate the chance Georgia gave me after my injury at Southern Cal. There is nothing like the Bulldog fans and I will forever be proud to wear the ‘G’. I think this decision comes at the right time for me and my family and I look forward to seeing what the next level holds for me. Go Dogs!”
In the 2013 Capital One Bowl against Nebraska, Jones’ final game as a Bulldog, he set the single season record for sacks with 14.5. He also set the UGA record for tackles for loss with 24.5.
Last month, Jones was named a 2012 Consensus All-American. He was also a finalist for the 2013 Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski, Butkus, and Lott awards.