Ward would become the first Super 11 alumnus to win the Heisman Trophy, winning the award and a national championship at Florida State in 1993. Jones (1987), from Thomasville High, won 29 games as a starter in high school and was a four-year starter at Georgia Tech. Jones had 2,285 yards rushing and passing during the Jackets’ 1990 national championship season.
Ken Swilling (1987) was Jones’ teammate on Tech’s championship squad, a consensus All-American pick as the junior leader of the defensive backfield. Swilling also was a Parade All-American as a senior at Stephens County High School.