Best wishes, Jarvis.

If there’s anybody who has nothing left to prove by coming back for a final college year, it’s Jarvis Jones.

“This has been a difficult decision, and one that I have talked over with my family and coaches. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches and support staff and the Bulldog Nation for everything over the last three years. I will always appreciate the chance Georgia gave me after my injury at Southern Cal. There is nothing like the Bulldog fans and I will forever be proud to wear the ‘G’. I think this decision comes at the right time for me and my family and I look forward to seeing what the next level holds for me. Go Dogs!”

Tear ’em up at the next level, big guy.  I’ve no doubt you’ll come back to Athens now and then.


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70 responses to “Best wishes, Jarvis.

  1. Ugaking

    Simply the best in every way. What an exceptional young man. My prayers for Jarvis and his family for his continued success. Go Dawgs!

  2. Go Dawgs!

    Jarvis is the only case where I actually believe that it was a really tough decision. This young man loves Georgia. If circumstances were different in terms of needs, I really believe he would have come back. He loved being a Georgia Bulldog, and he always will be one. Godspeed, Jarvis, and thanks.

  3. I’ll re-post:

    “Hoped against hope Jarvis would come back. UGA will need him next year: Clemson, Cocks, LSU, FU. He brought equal amounts of balls and class to Athens.

    Imagine what he could have done staying healthy for 14 games in ’13!”

    What a man, what a mighty good man.

  4. TennesseeDawg

    DGD! Good luck to him. He’s beat a great leader on and off the field!

  5. Bob

    You guys have said it all. A DGD and a completely classy guy in every way. Best wishes and God Bless.

  6. Bulldawg165

    I think we all pretty much knew this was happening considering it felt like a huge favor when he elected to stay LAST year. You’re a DGD Jarvis and best of luck in the NFL! Make us proud!

  7. UGA76

    What a dumbass … just like Rennie Curran. And if he dont cut that nasty ass hair he’s got then he’s just pain stupid

    • IndyDawg

      You are the shining example of a bitter, sour, hate-filled, negative fan. I bet you’re a blast amongst family and co-workers, too. Please switch your “support” to another university TODAY!

    • IndyDawg

      And PLEASE contact your mental health counselor immediately. I don’t mean this comment as a counter to your trolling this web post. I’m sincere. I’m concerned you have other deeper issues beyond these wild rants.

  8. Dawg in Beaumont

    Everyone else has said it well already, but thanks so much for the memories Jarvis! Cant wait to watch him terrorize NFL QB’s on Sunday. Jarvis gave absolutely everything in all his games wearing the red and black, but I will no doubt remember the ’11 and ’12 Cocktail parties as well as the Missouri game in particular.

  9. UGA76

    “over the last three years” well that is not correct. It should be over the last two years

    • Dawg19

      He had to sit out a year. During that time, he played on the scout team. You’re not very good at this, are you?

  10. UGA76

    Best wishes hell for Jones he flopped in the SEC CG just like Murray did

  11. UGA76

    Yeah of course they will go to the NFL and get better coaching just like all our great players do. Yet CMR cant do shit

    • HVL Dawg

      UGA76- I’ll bet you are a pizza faced Nerd having fun in your Mom’s basement. Tell your Mom I’ll be coming over again later tonight.

      Please stay downstairs while your Mom and I have some grown up fun.

    • IndyDawg

      If he’s drafted in the 1st round, and dare I say in the top 5 of the 1st round: how much better coaching up do you expect!?! I get it. You’re a perfectionist who hates others and yourself for a lack of perfection.

  12. Good luck, Jarvis! Thanks for all you did and the class you exhibited.

    • UGA76

      He didn’t exhibited class he took southern cal over Georgia and he’s from Georgia what kinda of showing home town class was that

      • UGA76

        I guess the last AP poll I fjgure we’ll be in the top 5

      • Dawg in Beaumont

        UGA76(Obvious Georgia Tech troll),

        Sorry you didn’t get to sit at the cool table in high school. It wasn’t Jarvis’s fault.

      • IndyDawg

        Sooo I gues we should have said “no thanks” when he wanted to transfer to UGA. He sat out a year and played 2 All American years of football for the Red & Black. How many of the thousands of Dawg football players have that on their resume? YOU are an idiot or drunk or both.

      • Darrron Rovelll

        “He didn’t exhibited”? “What kinda of” ? If you are 1976 graduate of UGA, how did you get out of remedial English and earn a degree? I understand you may not appreciate Jarvis’s decision or appreciate the talent that is on the coaching staff. You can have those opinions, but please do not muck up our UGA football sounding board with your barely literate posts.

  13. collegeparkdawg

    Thank you so much Jarvis for everything! You have represented UGA so well both on and off the field. Godspeed.

    • UGA76

      While youre at it tell him to cut his nasty hair

      • WF dawg

        Bluto, will you nuke a guy for obvious trolling? Let him take a dump on someone else’s blog.

        • toggle

          Don’t let him (or her?) get to you … just ignore it.

          Funny … I just finished watching Return of the Jedi with my kids. Don’t give in to the hate!!! (Shit … now I’m the nerd!!!)

      • IndyDawg

        Post a pic of your self and your resume with referneces on this site 1st. After we critique YOU, we’ll think about it!

  14. Scott

    So much for a Heisman jinx. This may be Johnny’s best game of the season.

  15. toggle

    DGD, indeed. Woof!

    Hope he’ll be an inspiration for some more Stewart County kids. Lord knows they need something.

    And UGA76, what happened in 76 that makes it so special to you? It was special to me because we shut out the Bear’s Alabama 21-0 and won the SEC.

  16. Rebar

    Thank you Jarvis for your leadership and for leading by example. So many people forget how much work he did that first year on the scout team, and how they knew he would be a force to be reckoned with. Stayed when he could have left for lots of money and helped lead this team to 12-2. God Bless and thanks.

    • Otto

      Agreed, he stayed an extra year, and represented the University very well throughout his time in Athens. Jarvis played hard and deserves our thanks. For that matter we may gripe and disagree about decisions by Coaches, and ADs but all the kids deserve our thanks.

      I like his story of cleaning up his act and getting in school to even qualify for college. He has a chance for a big signing day and he knows better than most how quickly that could come to an end, which in my opinion makes it all the more amazing he came back for this year.

      I wish Jarvis a long, successful career on and off the field.

  17. dudetheplayer

    Jarvis is one of my favorite Bulldogs of all time, and I wish him the very best in the NFL. I will be rooting for your success until the very end, good man. You were the epitome of a DGD.

    And Uga76 is fake life.

  18. Jax

    It’s comical that some of you actually take time to respond to uga76 – how could you take his comments seriously? Good grief.

    Best to Jarvis Jones, one of the few bright spots to ever come from Carver in Columbus, he presented us well and practically beat Florida singlehandedly, twice.

    • Merk

      They cant help themselves. They still have not realized that all the guy wants is those comments. If you just ignore him, then it is worse than banning him because he wastes his time and gets nothing out of it.

    • Timphd

      Couldn’t agree more. The best response to a loser troll is to not respond at all. Treat them as you would a tantrumming 2 year old, ignore them. They get off on getting responses. Ignore, ignore, ignore.

  19. Chadwick

    Thanks for the memories, Jarvis. Good luck in the NFL. Our team was lucky to have you. GATA.

  20. Macallanlover

    I am usually against CFB players leaving early for thr NFL but this is a case where it definitely seems the right thing to do. Jarvis has already had a “near-miss” with a career ending injury so there is good reason to benefit from the courageous come back he has already enjoyed. The good work he has done in Athens will continue to bear fruit after he has gone with young players benefiting from his leadership in 2012. His work here is done; best of luck to you Big Dawg!

  21. Irishdawg

    It’s a real shame he will be long gone in the draft before the Falcons’ pick. I want to see him terrorize Cam Newton twice a year

  22. Jeff Sanchez

    JJ is in the UGA football pantheon. Rare air indeed.

  23. Sanford222view

    Thanks Jarvis. You represented UGA well on and off the field.

    My aunt visits MD Anderson in Texas regularly for cancer treatments and during her last visit shortly after the SECCG she happened to be walking between buildings when she noticed some very large humans getting out of limos. It was Manti Teo (sp?), Clowney, Barrett Jones, and Jarvis there to visit with patients during there. Thankfully they were wearing their jerseys because she would have had no clue who they were as she doesn’t really follow sports. She did recognize the red UGA jersey though and approached Jarvis to ask for a picture to send to my boys. She said he couldn’t have been nicer and kindly obliged.

    After she texted me the photo of the two of them I posted it on Twitter and thanked Jarvis for taking the time to meet with my aunt. Obviously Jarvis doesn’t follow me on Twitter but he replied back minutes after saying it was no problem and great meeting her adding what a nice lady she was. What a classy kid. Not only was he gracious when meeting her but most would not bother responding to a random Twitter mention. I have a lot of respect for him.

    I wish Jarvis the best and believe he will succeed at whatever he does in life as he has a good head on his shoulders and a kind heart.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Great story. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cojones

      “….he has a good head on his shoulders and a kind heart.” took care of my homage to the man here. Add Loyal Dawg to those accolades as well as two-year recipient of The Cojones Award.

      Now we have to gently nudge him back for degree completion and entry into the ranks of the UGA Alumni Association. With his personality and brains, he could be an icon in this state.

  24. 81Dog

    what a great kid JJ is! I hate it for us that he’s leaving, but I’m happy for him. He’s been a great player and a great leader for us, and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that fact and hopethat he has a long, healthy and successful NFL career shouldn’t call himself a Bulldog.

  25. Russ

    Congratulations to JJ29 for the great career, and best of luck for a long and safe pro career. Thanks for all the great memories!

  26. Nothing against D. Pollack, but Jarvis is my favorite defensive player in the Richt era. I loved the way he never brought attention to himself with anything other than his play. I was especially fond of how he would destroy a ball carrier/quarterback/would-be blocker, and then extend a hand to help the guy up. He embodied everything that is good about college athletics and those of us who know his story are obligated to imagine that his brother is looking down on him with a smile and filled with pride. DGD.

    Go get paid, sir.

    • Here Here! I echo these words and sentiments. Best of Luck Jarvis! I don’t have any stories of personal encounters with JJ but my best memories most certainly will be the way he destroyed the hated gators. This year was particularly sweet as I told all my disbelieving friends that we were gonna beat those a-holes if JJ was healthy and by the first or second series there I was giddy as a school girl telling everyone around, ” Jarvis is healthy. Jarvis Is HEALTHY!”