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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 12/10/2010

CB Jayron Hosley named a Walter Camp all-American

By Mark Giannotto

Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Jayron Hosley's breakout season got some national recognition Thursday night when the Delray Beach, Fla., native was named a first-team Walter Camp all-American. Hosley becomes the 20th Virginia Tech player to ever be named first-team all-American.

If Hosley is also named to one of the other three all-American teams that have yet to be announced -- the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America or Sporting News -- Hosley would become the Hokies' fifth-ever consensus all-American. The American Football Coaches Association all-American team was already announced and Hosley was not included.

Hosley, a first-team all-ACC selection last week, is currently tied for first in the country with eight interceptions, and also has 37 tackles and 15 passes defended this season. He's one interception shy of tying the program record of nine set in 1967. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster has now had a player achieve all-American status of some kind during all 16 seasons he's led the Virginia Tech defense.

Hosley is the 10th Virginia Tech defensive back to attain all-American status, and just the seventh cornerback. Current Washington Redskin Macho Harris was the last Hokies cornerback to be named an All-American in 2008. Since 1997, Virginia Tech has had 10 defensive backs earn all-American status of some kind -- Brandon Flowers was a third-team Sporting News selection in 2006 and a first-team pick in 2007.

There have only been four Hokies ever named unanimous all-American selections -- a distinction Hosley can't achieve because he wasn't named to the AFCA list. They are center Jim Pyne (1993), defensive end Corey Moore (1999), center Jake Grove (2003) and cornerback Jimmy Williams (2005. The only consensus All-Americans in school history are safety Frank Loria (1967), defensive lineman Bruce Smith (1984), defensive end Cornell Brown (1995) and running back Kevin Jones (2003).

The full Walter Camp All America team is available after the jump.

121st Walter Camp All-America Team

QB Cam Newton, Auburn, Jr.
RB LaMichael James, Oregon, Soph.
RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State, Sr.
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, Soph.
WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, Jr.
TE Michael Egnew, Missouri, Jr.
OL Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin, Sr.
OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State, Sr.
OL Lee Ziemba, Auburn, Sr.
OL Nate Solder, Colorado, Sr.
C Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU, Sr.
PK Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss, Jr.

DL Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson, Jr.
DL Nick Fairley, Auburn, Jr.
DL Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue, Sr.
DL Adrian Clayborn, Iowa, Sr.
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College, Soph.
LB Greg Jones, Michigan State, Sr.
LB Von Miller, Texas A&M, Sr.
DB Patrick Peterson, LSU, Jr.
DB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska, Sr.
DB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, Soph.
DB Tejay Johnson, TCU, Sr.
P Chas Henry, Florida, Sr.
KR Eric Page, Toledo, Soph.
KR Shaky Smithson, Utah, Sr.

QB Andrew Luck, Stanford, Jr.
RB Jordan Todman, UCONN, Jr.
RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, Fr.
WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, Soph.
WR A. J. Green, Georgia, Jr.
TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin, Sr.
OL Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State, Sr.
OL Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State, Sr.
OL Anthony Castonzo, Boston College, Sr.
OL Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah, Jr.
C Chase Beeler, Stanford, Sr.
PK Will Snyderwine, Duke, Jr.

DL Sam Acho, Texas, Sr.
DL J.J. Watt, Wisconsin, Jr.
DL Drake Nevis, LSU, Sr.
DL Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma, Sr.
LB Justin Houston, Georgia, Jr.
LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA, Jr.
LB Nate Irving, NC State, Sr.
DB Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State, Sr.
DB Cliff Harris, Oregon, Soph.
DB Quinton Carter, Oklahoma, Sr.
DB Robert Lester, Alabama, Soph.
P Kyle Martens, Rice, Jr.
KR Cliff Harris, Oregon, Soph.

By Mark Giannotto  | December 10, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
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The 1967 Va. Tech All-American was Frank Loria, a defensive back who, after graduation, was a coach at Marshall University and perished in the famous airplane disaster featured in the movie "We Are Marshall".

Posted by: galwilager4 | December 10, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

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