Grove, Jones Named All-Americans by AFCA
Both players have now made two A-A first teams
December 4, 2003

BLACKSBURG - Jake Grove and Kevin Jones of Virginia Tech have both been named first-team All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association, as announced Thursday morning. It marks the second first-team squad both have been named to as they were honored by the Football Writers Association of America last week.

Grove, a finalist for the Rimington Award, has graded out at 91.8 percent for the season on over 700 offensive plays and leads the offensive line in knockdowns with 48. The senior from Forest, Va., who made the team as a center, is a two-time All-American as he made The Sporting News' fourth-team last year.

Jones, a junior running back from Chester, Pa., has broken three school records this year with one game remaining. He rushed for 241 yards at Pittsburgh and has rushed for 1,494 yards this season. He also has eight 100-yard games this year. All three are new school marks. Jones, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, announced this week that the Insight Bowl against Cal will be his final game as he will enter the NFL Draft.

Offense
Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolHometown
WRLarry Fitzgerald6-3225So.PittsburghMinneapolis, Minn.
WRRashaun Woods6-2195Sr.Oklahoma St.Oklahoma City, Okla.
TEKellen Winslow6-5250Jr.Miami (Fla.)San Diego, Calif.
OLJacob Rogers6-6305Sr.USCOxnard, Calif.
OLShawn Andrews *6-6353Jr.ArkansasCamden, Ark.
CJake Grove6-3300Sr.Virginia TechForest, Va.
OLJammal Brown6-6313Jr.OklahomaLawton, Okla.
OLRobert Gallery6-7321Sr.IowaMasonville, Iowa
QBJason White6-3221Sr.OklahomaTuttle, Okla.
RBKevin Jones6-0221Jr.Virginia TechChester, Pa.
RBChris Perry6-1218Sr.MichiganAdvance, N.C.
 
Defense
Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolHometown
DLTommie Harris *6-3289Jr.OklahomaKilleen, Texas
DLDavid Pollack6-3278Jr.GeorgiaSnellville, Ga.
DLWill Smith6-4265Sr.Ohio St.Utica, N.Y.
DLDave Ball6-6269Sr.UCLADixon, Calif.
LBTeddy Lehman6-2243Sr.OklahomaFort Gibson, Okla.
LBJonathan Vilma6-2223Sr.Miami (Fla.)Coral Gables, Fla.
LBKarlos Dansby6-5234Sr.AuburnBirmingham, Ala.
DBSean Taylor6-3230Jr.Miami (Fla.)Miami, Fla.
DBDerrick Strait5-11195Sr.OklahomaAustin, Texas
DBCorey Webster6-0201Jr.LSUVacherie, La.
DBSean Jones6-2209Jr.GeorgiaAtlanta, Ga.
 
Specialists
Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.SchoolHometown
PKyle Larson6-0205Sr.NebraskaFunk, Neb.
PKNate Kaeding6-0180Sr.IowaCoralville, Iowa
RSAntonio Perkins6-0188Jr.OklahomaLawton, Okla.
* - 2002 AFCA All-American