Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award Nominee -- Greg Jones, Michigan State

Greg Jones is Michigan State's Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award Nominee.

June 14, 2011

Through Friday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 22 student-athletes nominated for the conference’s Jesse Owens Male and Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced live on the Big Ten Network’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Jones was one of just 10 players in the nation to earn unanimous first-team All-America selection and was the only repeat selection from 2009 to the 2010 AFCA and AP All-America teams. Jones was named to the All-Big Ten first team for the third consecutive year and earned the Governor’s Award as his team’s MVP. He was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik, Butkus and Lombardi awards and was a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy. Click HERE for more information on Greg.


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