BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama senior cornerback Cyrus Jones was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance against Charleston Southern, the league office announced on Monday.
Playing his final game inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, Jones put on a historic display by returning two punts for touchdowns from 43 yards and a career-high 72 yards out. He is the first player in school history to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game, as well as having punt returns for scores in back-to-back games. His average of 57.5 yards per return is the highest ever single-game mark by an Alabama player, while his 115 total return yards ranks as the fifth-most all-time. Jones now leads the nation with three punt returns for touchdowns and ranks second overall in total return yards with 403.
Alabama will travel to Auburn this weekend for the annual Iron Bowl matchup with the Tigers. The two teams are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.