King Nominated for Game Changing Performance
Fans can vote on espn.com to help earn money for Tech
September 25, 2005

Senior Jeff King has been nominated by ESPN for a Pontiac Game Changing Performance for his blocked field goal in Virginia Tech's 51-7 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech Saturday. As GT kicker Travis Bell attempted a field goal, King knifed through the line to block the kick and D.J. Parker picked the ball up, returning it 78 yards for a touchdown.

Fans have the chance to vote on the weekly winner at http://espn.com/pontiac. The winning plays' school will earn $5,000 to the general scholarship fund from Pontiac.

Voting is now open and concludes Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced Thursday night at halftime of ESPN's football broadcast.

King's play is up against three others.

"I think that's what changed this game around," head coach Frank Beamer said. "Instead of it being 7-3 it's 14-0. It's momentum, it's points, it's everything."

The winner of each week is moved on to the year-end nominations, with a chance to win the $100,000 "performance of the Year" scholarship for the school.