September 9, 2014
Kyshoen Jarrett named Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Award caps off big week of honors for Hokies
DALLAS (FWAA) – Virginia Tech rover back Kyshoen Jarrett has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the week of Sept. 6.

Jarrett, a 5-11, 191-pound senior from Tannersville, Pennsylvania, made two second-half interceptions to help lead the unranked Hokies to a 35-21 upset of then eighth-ranked Ohio State in Columbus. Jarrett's five tackles and one pass breakup helped the Hokies hold Ohio State to under 400 yards of offense for just the second time in the last 15 games.

Each Tuesday during the 2014 season the Football Writers Association of America All-America Committee will select a National Defensive Player of the Week from nominations made by the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, major independents, and National Players of the Week from the FCS.

Five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced by the FWAA on Nov. 20. The winner of the FWAA's National Defensive Player of the Year Award will be revealed on Dec. 8 during a banquet hosted by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and sponsored by ACN at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is slated as the keynote speaker.

The award is the latest in a string of honors for Tech defenders this week following the big win at Ohio State. Junior defensive end Dadi Nicolas was named the 247Sports National Defensive Player of the Week and the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Junior linebacker Deon Clarke was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and the ACC Linebacker of the Week and Jarrett was was also named the ACC's Co-Defensive Back of the Week.

The Hokies, now ranked 17th in the country, will host East Carolina on Saturday at noon. Tickets are still available trhough hokietickets.com.

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