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Peek, Jones Named Academic All-American



Nov. 24, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama tight end Colin Peek and right guard Barrett Jones were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Team, as selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon.

A first-team Academic All-American, Peek sports a 3.79 grade point average in finance and is expected to graduate this December.  He has played in 11 games and has recorded 20 catches for 221 yards (11.1 per catch) and one touchdown.  He is also an outstanding blocker and has helped paved the way for Mark Ingram’s SEC-leading 127.2 rushing yards per game this season.

He was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2006, 2007 and 2008 at Georgia Tech. Once Peek transferred to Alabama, he was honored on Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2009. He was named to the ACC’s All-Academic Football team at tight end in 2008 and is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda and Golden Key. Peek was also honored with the Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Finance and named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Tech (2006, 2007, and 2008) and Alabama (2009).   He is expected to graduate from the University of Alabama in December.

Jones is a second-team Academic All-American after compiling a 4.0 grade point average in management for the Tide.  He has started all 11 games for the Crimson Tide this season at right guard.  He is one of three first-year starters on the offensive line.  He has been an integral part of the Tide’s rushing success this season with the Crimson Tide averaging 225.6 rushing yards per game to rank second in the SEC and 10th nationally this season.  The Tide’s offensive line leads the SEC and ranks 11th nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.0) per game.

He was a member of the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and has been selected to the President’s List in 2008 and 2009 with a 4.0 GPA.  Jones is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key Sigma Alpha Lambda and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.