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Posted at 2:03 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Hosley, Taylor and Hazley honored as all-Americans

By Mark Giannotto

The postseason accolades continued for the Virginia Tech football team Tuesday, as multiple Hokies were honored with the release of the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated all-American teams.

After being named a first-team all-American by the Walter Camp Foundation last week, sophomore cornerback Jayron Hosley picked up second-team honors from both the AP and Sports Illustrated. To be a consensus all-American, Hosley would need to be a first-team selection for the Sporting News' all-American team, which has yet to be announced.

Hosley currently leads the nation in interceptions per game and is tied for the national lead with eight total interceptions this season.

It's important to note that Sports Illustrated's all-America team is not a nationally recognized list when determining unanimous and consensus all-Americans. The five recognized teams are selected by the American Football Coaches Association (AWCA), the Walter Camp Foundation, the Football Writers' Association of America (FWAA), the Associated Press and the Sporting News. Hosley was not included on the AWCA or FWAA teams that were previously released.

Also honored by Sports Illustrated were senior place kicker Chris Hazley and senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Taylor was recognized as an honorable mention by the magazine after being named ACC player of the year earlier this month. He holds just about every Virginia Tech record for quarterbacks and had the finest season of his four-year career in Blacksburg, breaking the school's single-season record for touchdown passes. Taylor also led the ACC in passing efficiency and was the Hokies second-leading rusher this year.

Hazley, meanwhile, was also an honorable mention after hitting 20-straight field goals to end the year. His only missed field goal of the season came on the first kick of his collegiate career against Boise State. Hazley was an impressive 7 of 7 on field goals from longer than 40 yards.

For the full AP all-American team, click here. For the full Sports Illustrated team, click here.

By Mark Giannotto  | December 14, 2010; 2:03 PM ET
 
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