Barrett Jones to return for senior year with Tide - WSMV Channel 4

Barrett Jones to return for senior year with Tide

Posted: Updated:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Offensive lineman Barrett Jones has announced he will return to Alabama for his senior season.

Jones, who won the Outland Trophy this season as the nation's best interior lineman, started 10 games in 2011 at left tackle for the second-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1).

Jones revealed his decision after a practice session Friday, saying he "loves" being at Alabama and putting on the crimson jersey. He acknowledged that he does wish to play in the NFL but says, "I am not in any rush." Jones graduated with a 4.0 average and a degree in accounting and is enrolled in graduate school.

Alabama will face No. 1 LSU in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9 at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.