BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech junior cornerback Jayron Hosley has been named to the 2011 Playboy Preseason All-America Team, as released Thursday by the magazine. Hosely, from Delray Beach, Fla., led the nation in interceptions last season in earning first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and second-team honors from The Associated Press.
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.
Hosley follows former Hokies such as Frank Loria, Bruce Smith, Michael Vick, Coach Frank Beamer, Jimmy Williams, Lee Suggs, Kevin Jones and Nic Schmitt to be named to the team.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Spurrier - South Carolina
QUARTERBACK: Andrew Luck - Stanford
RUNNING BACKS: LaMichael James - Oregon and Trent Richardson - Alabama
WIDE RECEIVERS: Ryan Broyles - Oklahoma, Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma State and Alshon Jeffery - South Carolina
CENTER: Mike Brewster - Ohio State
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Seantreal Henderson - Miami, Riley Reiff - Iowa, Matt Kalil - USC and Jonathan Martin - Stanford
KICK RETURNER: James Rogers - Oregon State
PLACE KICKER: David Rufner - Notre Dame
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Quinton Coples - North Carolina, Jared Crick - Nebraska, Brandon Jenkins - Florida State and Jerel Worthy - Michigan State
LINEBACKERS: Tank Carder - TCU, Vontaze Burfict - Arizona State and Luke Kuechly - Boston College
DEFENSIVE BACKS: Jayron Hosley - Virginia Tech, Chase Minnifield - Virginia, Stephon Gilmore - South Carolina and Mark Barron - Alabama
PUNTER: Brew Butler - Georgia
ALL PURPOSE PLAYER: Cliff Harris - Oregon
ANSON MOUNT SCHOLAR/ATHLETE: Kellen Moore - Boise State
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