Barrett Jones Wins Wuerffel Award

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The University of Alabama announced that Tide offensive lineman Barrett Jones won the Wuerffel Award.

The award is named after former Heisman Trophy winner and Florida Gator quarterback, Danny Wuerffel. The award is presented annually to the Football Bowl Subdivision player that best combines exemplary community service with academic and athletic achievement.

Jones was presented with news of the award by Wuerffel himself Monday afternoon via conference call. “I’m very honored,” Jones said. “It means a lot. I’ve read a little bit about this award and I’m very blessed and honored to be selected.”

Nick Saban talked about Jones winning this award. “Barrett’s about as fine a young man as I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach,” he said, “so I’m excited about it and pleased and I know he will be too.”

Jones, who is a senior, graduated back in August with a 4.0 GPA in accounting. He has gone to the country of Haiti twice on mission trips and he helped with clean-up effort in Tuscaloosa after the April tornadoes.

“Personally, I think community service and things of that nature are things I put very high on that list,” said Jones. “I think that’s something my parents instilled in me.”

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