Former Georgia Football star Jarvis Jones was announced as one of the honorees in the UGA Circle of Honor. Jack Bauerle and Courtney Kupets Carter are the others receiving the highest honor one can get from the university.
Jones who played for the Dawgs from 2010-2012. In his two seasons on the field, he had 13.5 sacks in 2011 and 14.5 sacks in 2012. Also was a two-time consensus All-American.
Jones was one of the more impactful players ever at Georgia. At the time there wasn’t a player more dominant than Jones on the field. Jones was one of those players who could just take over a game.
The cocktail party in 2012 is one of those examples. He single-handedly took charge of that game in the 4th quarter. Everyone remembers Malcolm Mitchell’s TD run. But after that, Georgia fans were treated to Jarvis Jones wreaking havoc on the Gator’s offense.
Personally, I will always remember the 2012 Missouri game. Old Man football. That night Jones had one of the more dominating performances I’ve ever seen from a college football player. Won the game for Georgia.
At the time I believed we were all seeing Lawrence Taylor type. He might have been that type of player at the college level. However, injuries plagued his NFL career. It did not pan out the way many thought it could have for Jones in the NFL.
Jones was recently on staff as a student assistant coach for Georgia. He was there these past two seasons when they won back-to-back titles.
Jarvis Jones will always go down as a DGD and leaves a legacy very few will ever accomplish.