Greg Jones Named Big Ten Defensive Co-Player of the Week
Sept. 27, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior All-America linebacker Greg Jones has been named the Big Ten Defensive Co-Player of the Week after recording the first two interceptions of his career, along with four tackles and a forced fumble, in the Spartans' 45-7 win over Northern Colorado last Saturday.
Both of Jones' picks led to touchdowns, as he returned his first interception 34 yards to set up MSU's first score. He picked off his second pass in the second quarter to set up another touchdown, giving the Spartans a 28-0 lead.
This marks the first Big Ten Player of the Week honor for Jones in his career. It's also the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for MSU since Jonal Saint-Dic won the honor on Sept. 17, 2007.
This season, Jones leads the team and ranks eighth in the Big Ten with 33 tackles (8.2 avg.). He also is tied for first in the league in forced fumbles (three) and tied for second in interceptions (two).
The Cincinnati, Ohio, native moved into fifth place all-time in the school record books last week with his 392 career tackles, which also ranks second among active players in the FBS. He also ranks among MSU's all-time leaders in tackles for loss (fourth with 38.5) and sacks (sixth with 16.5).
The No. 24/21 Spartans (4-0) will host No. 11/9 Wisconsin (4-0) Saturday, Oct. 2 in Spartan Stadium. The game, which starts at 3:30 p.m., will be televised on ABC
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