Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 Sportsman of the Year: Barrett Jones


When someone comes along as genuine as Alabama offensive tackle Barrett Jones, you want to cling to every one of his feel-good attributes.

So many bad things have happened in college football in the past year -- scandals at Penn State, Ohio State and Miami -- that anything positive is increasingly met with skepticism.

It's why when someone comes along as genuine and humble as Alabama offensive tackle Barrett Jones, you want to cling to every one of his feel-good attributes.

Is there actually an athlete, like this winner of the 2011 Outland Trophy as college football's best interior lineman, whose community service comes from his heart, not from a court order?
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