Jan. 19, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama junior offensive lineman Barrett Jones will be presented the Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award (ARA) during halftime of Thursday's Crimson Tide basketball game against Vanderbilt at Coleman Coliseum, which begins at 6 p.m.
Jones, a native of Germantown, Tenn., was a unanimous All-America selection in 2011, helping Alabama capture the school's 14th National Championship with a 21-0 win over LSU in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 9. He also won the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman.
Jones will be presented the ARA Sportsmanship Award by ARA selection committee member and former Crimson Tide coach Gene Stallings.
LaVell Edwards, the selection committee chair and former BYU head football coach said, "Barrett jumped out at us as one of the greats on and off the field. This kid is one for the books with his outstanding track record, desire to win, and willingness to give back and help those in need."
The ARA Sportsmanship Award is given to one outstanding NCAA Division I football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.
For more information about the award, selection committee and previous winners, go to www.arasportsmanshipaward.com.