Virginia senior captain Perry Jones is included on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for 2012. The award honors the most versatile player in major college football; it is presented by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
Other ACC players on the list include Wake Forest’s Michael Campanaro, Georgia Tech’s Orwin Smith, and Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. UVa faces Wake (Oct. 20) and GT (Sept 15.) this season, meaning Jones will play head-to-head with Campanaro and Smith.
Jones piled up nearly 1,500 yards on offense last season with 915 rushing yards and 506 receiving yards. He scored 8 TDs (5 rushing, 3 receiving) and threw a touchdown pass on the halfback option at Miami as well. He earned All-ACC honorable mention honors.
Read the official UVa news release here.
Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
The Afternoon Break includes a daily video. Here’s an interview with Perry Jones at the recent ACC Football Kickoff event.
- On the EDGE board, this thread is about potential basketball transfer Jake O’Brien. He visited UVa on Wednesday.
- On the football board, there are threads on QB Phillip Sims, a former Hokie as a grad assistant, and predicting the team’s most improved players.
- The basketball board is talking about Jeff White’s article with Dick Bennett here. There are also threads on Roger Mason Jr. signing with New Orleans and Akil Mitchell’s potential for a big year.
- The Corner variety pack: a Richmond girl’s heroics, UVa golfer Ben Kohles, upcoming concerts in Charlottesville, famous musicians who died in plane crashes, and buying a mattress in Charlottesville.
This portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet is from UVa women’s basketball player Lexie Gerson (follow @Ballinjew14). Gerson knows a little something about defense – she made the ACC’s All-Defensive Team last season!