Christion Jones National Honoree
The prestigious Walter Camp Football Foundation, which operates out of New Haven, Conn., selected Alabama wide receiver and kick return specialist Christion Jones as its first 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week for games through Saturday. (Outstanding performances during games played on Sunday or Monday will be considered for next week's award.)
Jones, a junior from Minor High School in Adamsville, a suburb of Birmingham, accounted for 256 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Crimson Tide defeated Virginia Tech, 35-10, Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Jones scored on a 72-yard punt return and added a 94-yard kickoff return for a score – becoming the first Alabama player (since at least 1944) to score twice on returns. He also added a 38-yard touchdown reception from A.J. McCarron.
The foundation's defensive award went to junior strong safety Anthony Harris of Virginia.
Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the foundation.
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