That big weekend Jarron Jones had? It was noticed. Because after racking up six tackles-for-loss among his seven solo stops, Jones was named the Football Writers Association of American’s Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week.
Here’s the wording from the official release:
Jones, a 6-5½, 315-pound senior from Rochester, N.Y., had six tackles for 24 yards in losses against Miami, one of which was a sack. The six tackles are the most tackles for loss by any player in the FBS this season. Jones is only the 23rd FBS player since 2000 to have at least six tackles for a loss in a game. Notre Dame held Miami to 18 yards rushing.
Jones, a graduate student, will be added to the Bronko Nagurski Watch List. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thurs., Nov. 17.. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thurs., Nov. 17. The winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2016 FWAA All-America Team.
Jones’ six TFLs are the most from any college player in a single game this season.