12 - Jed English Height: 5-10
    Weight: 205
    Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
    Bat/Throw: R/R
    Position: Catcher photo         Selected as the All-BIG EAST catcher by the league coaches heading into the 2003 season ... Rated the catcher with the best arm in the BIG EAST by Baseball America ... Was also listed as the preseason BIG EAST designated hitter by that publication ... Has worked hard to improve his defensive abilities ... His experience behind the plate should help the Hokies' young pitchers ... Can help control the running game with his arm ... Is also expected to be a key player offensively ... Will be counted on to drive in runs ... Has exhibited an ability to hit in the clutch and use the entire field ... Will likely serve as the team's designated hitter when he is not behind the plate ... Became an everyday player in mid-March of his freshman season and went on to earn first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors ... Hit .368 that season and finished second on the team in RBIs with 45 ... Earned all-tournament honors at the A-10 Championship ... Has started a total of 94 games behind the plate ... Is at his best in league games ... Will play an important role in Tech's hopes for success in 2003 ...

    2001-02: Started 45 games behind the plate and six as the designated hitter ... Carried a .312 batting average for the season and a .345 mark for BIG EAST games ... Finished with 14 doubles, three home runs and 31 runs batted in ... Was hit by pitches eight times ... His 21 strikeouts were the second-lowest total among the Hokies' everyday players ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in a win over LeMoyne ... Was 4-for-5 with two runs batted in and two scored during a win at Villanova ... Homered and doubled in a win at Georgetown ... Knocked in five runs and scored four in that game ... Collected a pair of hits and scored three runs in a victory at Boston College ... Hit .331 over his last 40 games ...

    2000-01: Hit .281 over 49 games while splitting time as a catcher and designated hitter ... Started 48 games, including 26 behind the plate ... Carried a .338 batting average in BIG EAST games ... Finished fourth on the team in runs batted in with 32 ... Contributed nine doubles and four home runs, three of which came in conference games ... Was hit by pitches seven times, tying for the team lead ... Went 4-for-7 with three runs scored and two RBIs during a pair of games with Old Dominion ... Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored in a win over St. John's ... Drove in three runs during a 9-8 win over Notre Dame, including the game-winner with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning ... Went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, two doubles and a home run in a home win over Villanova ... Drew five walks during a double-header with Seton Hall ... Had six hits in 12 at bats during a three-game series at West Virginia ... Posted four RBIs during a double-header with Georgetown ... Batted .333 with runners in scoring position during the season ...

    1999-00: Played in 47 games, starting 23 behind the plate and 19 as the designated hitter ... Batted .403 in A-10 games with 24 RBIs in 19 games ... Batted .417 with runners on base and .390 with runners in scoring position ... Finished third on the team in multiple-hit games (16) and tied for second in multiple-RBI games (11) ... Hit two homers and drove in seven runs during Tech's three-game series at UMass ... Posted three hits, including a pair of doubles, in a win at Virginia ... Hit safely in 20 of 22 outings during the heart of the season ... Registered three hits and four RBIs in a loss at Liberty ... Knocked in eight runs with two doubles and a pair of home runs during a three-game sweep of La Salle ... Hit five home runs for the season and scored 30 runs ... Struck out only 12 times in 152 at bats ... Committed just two errors behind the plate ...

    High School: A four-year letterman as a catcher for Coach Mike Ginn at West Potomac High School ... Batted .460 as a senior on the way to all-district, all-region and second-team all-state honors ... Was named second team on The Washington Post All-Metro team ... Earned second-team all-district recognition after hitting .405 his junior season ... Was first-team all-district and second-team all-region as a sophomore ... Selected the team's MVP all three seasons ...

    Personal: John Edward English ... Born 1/26/81 in Louisville, KY ... Son of Pepper and John English ... Enrolled in family financial management.

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