Jones, a senior, is joined by South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o as finalists.
Jones is the fifth Crimson Tide player to be a finalist in the last five years, joining Andre Smith (2008), Terrence Cody (2009), Dont’a Hightower (2011) and Courtney Upshaw (2012). Former All-America linebacker Cornelius Bennett is the only Alabama player to win the Lombardi Award (1986).
Jones has graded out at an average of 89.7 percent in the Tide’s 11 games, including eight games of more than 90 percent. He has only six missed assignments on 606 plays this season.
The Rotary Lombardi Award will be presented Dec. 5.