MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Christion Jones' Alabama teammates weren't surprised by his huge performance in the opener.
Left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (kwan-JO) says teammates who see him daily in practice know how good Jones is because, he says, ``We're not blind.'' Kouandjio says it was Jones' hard work paying off.
Jones returned Virginia Tech's first punt 72 yards for a touchdown and added a 94-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. He also had a 38-yard TD catch.
He supplied a huge boost for the Crimson Tide with offensive stars AJ McCarron, T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper all largely contained.
Jones says special teams is ``very, very important'' to Alabama.
He's the only Tide player in records dating back to 1944 to have two returns for touchdowns in the same game.