Former Defensive Lineman James Lockhart to Receive Bobby Jones Memorial Award

The Baylor “B” Association is proud to recognize the recipient of the 2020 Bobby Jones Memorial Award presented annually to an outstanding senior player for Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Team Play during practice for and performance in the Bears’ Homecoming football game. This award was established to honor the memory of the late former Baylor quarterback, Bobby Jones, who led the No. 11th-ranked Bears to a 9-2 season record and a 13-7 victory over No. 2-ranked Tennessee in the 1957 Sugar Bowl.

At the Baylor vs BYU Homecoming game this Saturday, October 16, we will salute former All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention) Defensive Lineman James Lockhart for his performance and leadership in the Bears’ 17-14 win over West Virginia, in 2019.

In that game, Lockhart led the Baylor defense to a brilliant fourth quarter stand that resulted in a blocked field goal and no points scored for the Mountaineers.  With that victory, the Bears kept their undefeated streak alive and ultimately earned an invitation to the Big 12 Conference championship game and the 2020 Sugar Bowl.

Lockhart earned his bachelor’s degree in May 2019, and he is currently serving as a graduate assistant coach with Baylor Football.  His leadership and commitment to excellence on and off the field have inspired his coaches, teammates, and all who know him.

The Bobby Jones Memorial Award will be presented by the son and great-grandson of the late Bobby Jones, Mark Jones and Jonathan (Jay) Samuel Perlman, lll. Please join us this Saturday in congratulating the 2020 Bobby Jones Memorial Award recipient, James Lockhart!




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