Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Christion Jones (22) makes a catch for a touchdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the third quarter of the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Receiver Christion Jones on Cover of Sports Illustrated

alabama-si-coverAlabama wide receiver Christion Jones will grace the cover of the regional cover of the September 9 issue of Sports Illustrated.

The junior wide receiver from Adamsville made a splash last weekend in the Crimson Tide’s 35-10 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Jones had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown and followed that with a 94-yard kickoff return for a score. He later added a 38-yard touchdown catch from Tide quarterback AJ McCarron.

In all, Jones accounted for 256 all-purpose yards. He was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.

He was also recognized by the Alabama coaching staff as a player of the week on both offense and special teams.

The issue features a story by Lars Anderson on how to beat the Tide. Alabama fans were in a frenzy on Twitter earlier this week when a series of cryptic tweets by Anderson led some to believe a bombshell story detrimental to the Tide was forthcoming.

Instead, the article features anonymous former Alabama players and coaches giving their thoughts on how to beat the Crimson Tide.

But just like climbing Everest, it’s easier said than done.

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