Thursday   10/29/2009 04:35:53
Georgia's Ben Jones Named SEC Offensive Lineman Of The Week
by UGA Sports Communications
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ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia freshman center Ben Jones has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.
 
Jones, a 6-3, 304-pound native of Centreville, Ala., anchored the offensive line during the Bulldogs’ 42-38 road win over Kentucky.  Georgia piled up 520 yards of total offense as tailback Knowshon Moreno was able to register his sixth 100-yard game of the season.

Jones has started at center the last seven games and helped give quarterback Matthew Stafford time to tally a career-high 376 yards passing and three touchdowns versus the Wildcats.  The Bulldog offensive line allowed only a pair of sacks against Kentucky and is tied for fourth in the league after surrendering only 13 sacks this year.
 
The Bulldogs lead the league in both total offense (436.8 yards/game) and passing offense (273.8 yards/game).  Through 10 games, Georgia has been forced to start four different combinations on the line, including a lineup against the Wildcats featuring two true freshmen, a redshirt freshman, a sophomore and a redshirt sophomore.

The No. 13 Bulldogs travel to face Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15.  Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT on Raycom.  All Georgia games are broadcast live on the Bulldog Radio Network on AM 750 WSB in Atlanta and on both 106.1 FM and 960 The Ref in Athens.  The radio audio also can be heard worldwide on both georgiadogs.com, the official website of UGA Athletics, on XM satellite radio and on ESPN U College Football on ESPN Radio.

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