Taylor Named All-American
Linebacker makes Football News second team
November 21, 2001

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech senior linebacker Ben Taylor was honored Wednesday for his outstanding final season, being named a second-team All-American by Football News.

This marks the second consecutive year the Bellaire, Ohio, native has been named an All-American. He was named a third-team All-American by The Associated Press a year ago.

This season, he leads the team with 109 tackles heading into the Hokies' final game. He has 63 solo stops, 46 assisted tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 13 quarterback hurries, 4.5 sacks and an interception.

The Hokies have headed separate ways for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will reconvene Sunday in preparation for the game on Dec. 1 against No. 1 Miami.