Schmitt Named to Playboy All-America Squad
Senior punter in Phoenix for photo shoot
May 13, 2006

BLACKSBURG - Senior punter Nic Schmitt of the Virginia Tech football team has been named to the 2006 Playboy All-America Football Team, and is in Phoenix this weekend taking part in the annual weekend photo shoot.

Playboy magazine has been selecting preseason All Americans in college football since 1957 and in college basketball since 1977. The always widely publicized designation tabs the young student-athlete as having the potential to be the best player at his position in the coming season. It is the 50th anniversary of that publication's All-America team.

Schmitt, from Salem, Va., follows former Hokies such as Frank Loria, Bruce Smith, Michael Vick, Coach Frank Beamer, Jimmy Williams, Lee Suggs, and Kevin Jones to be named to the team. Schmitt is currently enjoying the festivities at the Hilton Pointe Resort at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix.

Schmitt, who was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist a year ago, punted 52 times in 2005 for an average of 43.2 yards per punt. He had a long of 65 yards, 12 punts of 50 yards or more and 15 downed inside the 20-yard line.