Christion Jones named National and SEC Player of Week

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Christion Jones accounted for 18 of Alabama's points in the season opener.
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Christion Jones accounted for 18 of Alabama's points in the season opener.
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Sep 2, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama junior wide receiver and return specialist Christion Jones was selected as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week as well as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance against Virginia Tech this past weekend.

Jones, from Adamsville, Ala., became the first Alabama player to score two special teams touchdowns in one game. He returned a punt 72 yards for the Crimson Tide's first score of the season and then spun out of a tackle and went 94 yards for a kickoff return touchdown in the second quarter. Jones added a 38-yard touchdown catch in the second half.

Jones became the first major college football player to score on a punt return, kickoff return and pass reception in the same game since Kentucky's Derek Abney in 2002.

Jones totaled a career- and game-high 256 all-purpose yards with 47 yards on two receptions, 100 yards on four punt returns and 109 yards on two kickoff returns.

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