Former Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley will be joining David Wilson in New York, as the Giants selected Hosley in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 94th overall pick.
Hosley, a native of Delray Beach, Fla., who decided to forgo his final collegiate season and make himself available for the NFL Draft, continued the Tech trend of defensive backs being drafted. Hosley's drafting marks the 14th straight season dating back to 1999 that Tech has had a defensive back drafted.
Hosley, who earned second-team All-ACC honors as a defensive back this past season, started 13 games for the Hokies, missing a game with a hamstring injury. He ranked fifth on the team with 59 tackles, and he led the team with three interceptions. His 12 pass break-ups and his 15 passes defensed led the team.
Hosley also returned punts for Tech, bringing back 18 of those this past season for an average of 12.7 yards per return.
As a sophomore, Hosley earned first-team All-America honors by Walter Camp and was a first-team All-ACC selection. He led the nation with nine interceptions as a sophomore, including three in the Hokies’ win at N.C. State. He tied the Tech single-season record, one also held by former defensive back Ron Davidson.
Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft are Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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