Alabama Football: Barrett Jones Garners Outland Trophy

Outland Trophy (courtesy of UA Media Relations)

Alabama junior offensive tackle Barrett Jones became the third Crimson Tide player in school history to hoist the Outland Trophy. Jones earned the honor at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, held at the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Disney’s Boardwalk.

The Germantown, Tenn., anchors the Alabama offensive line from his left tackle position. He has started 35 career games, including 10 at left tackle in 2011. He has also helped the Tide rank 15th nationally and first in the SEC in rushing (219.83), while blocking for the league’s No. 2 scoring offense at 36.0 points per game.

Jones becomes the second winner of a national award on the night as Trent Richardson was named the Doak Walker Award winner. Jones has already been named a Walter Camp and AFCA All-American on top of earning All-SEC first team accolades. Off the field, Jones has been recognized as the Wuerfell Trophy winner along with the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Jones joins former Crimson Tide offensive linemen and National Football League first round picks Chris Samuels (1999) and Andre Smith (2008) as Outland Trophy winners.

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