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Tide’s Jones, UVa’s Harris named Walter Camp POTW

Despite the fact that there are still a handful of games left to be played, one major award has gotten the jump on naming its honorees.

Sunday morning, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced that Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones and Virginia strong safety Anthony Harris have been named its FBS National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Jones was honored for his performance in the Tide’s win over Virginia Tech, while Harris was feted for his play in the victory over BYU.

Below is the Camp folk’s description of why the two players were so honored:

Junior, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, Adamsville, AL/Minor
Christion Jones accounted for 256 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Crimson Tide defeated Virginia Tech, 35-10. Jones scored on a 72-yard punt return and added a 94-yard kickoff return for a score – becoming the first Alabama player (since at least 1944) to score twice on returns. He also added a 38-yard touchdown reception.

Junior, Strong Safety, Chesterfield, VA/Lloyd C. Bird
Anthony Harris posted 11 tackles (3 solo) and recorded one quarterback sack, one interception, and broke up one pass while also blocking a punt to lead the Cavaliers to a season-opening 19-16 victory over BYU. Harris’ blocked punt and interception set up two UVA scores.

(Photo credit: Alabama athletics)