Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones (Germantown, Tenn.) was one of 10 NCAA® Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes selected as finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 3. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
Jones, a native of Germantown, Tenn., is finishing his master’s degree in accounting this fall with a 4.0 GPA. He is a three-time Academic All-American in his fourth year as a starter after winning the 2011 Outland Trophy. Last year Jones also garnered the ASA Sportsmanship Award and the Wuerffel Trophy.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2012-13 bowl season.
For more information on the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Senior CLASS Finalists
Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State
Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Matt Barkley, USC
Duron Harmon, Rutgers
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Landry Jones, Oklahoma
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Sean Renfree, Duke
Adam Replogle, Indiana
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Courtesy UA Media Relations