Former LSU punter writes book

Updated: July 23, 2004, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former LSU punter Donnie Jones has decided he had a storybook career with the Tigers.

Jones has written a book recounting his time with the team titled "Nine Seconds To A Championship."

Jones, a Baton Rouge native, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks after capping his LSU career in January.

Jones will long be remembered for delivering the punt that ended LSU's 21-14 win over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, a victory gave the Tigers the Bowl Championship Series title, the school's first national football title in 45 years.

"Nine Seconds To A Championship" recaps Jones' five years with the Tigers, a span that saw him play for coaches Gerry DiNardo and Nick Saban, while also being a part of four bowl teams, two SEC Championship squads as well as the 2003 BCS title.

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