Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hokie Hosley Earns Two National Awards

Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley was named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week.

Hosley had three interceptions, six tackles and four pass deflections in Virginia Tech's 41-30 victory over North Carolina State.

His first interception came in the second quarter and stopped an N.C. State drive at the Virginia Tech 17-yard line. His second interception occurred in the Virginia Tech end zone near the end of the first half. His final interception came with 1:19 left in game and was returned 42 yards to set up Virginia Tech's final touchdown.

Hosley will be added to the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 6 by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy will be announced on Nov. 18.

Hosley has now defended nine passes this season, and leads the nation with 2.25 per game.

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