Thursday, August 25, 2011
Top 25 player countdown: No. 3
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
No. 3. Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley led the nation in interceptions.
2010 stats: He started 13 games and finished with 39 tackles, nine interceptions, and eight passes broken up. He also had 19 punt returns for 239 yards and a touchdown, and nine kick returns for 190 yards. He racked up 110 yards on interception returns.
Making the case for Hosley: His numbers make a pretty good case themselves, but here goes: After leading the nation in interceptions last year, Hosley maintained a strong work ethic this offseason and took on a leadership role. He’s a good tackler who is a great ball handler and has great instincts, and he tied a school season record for interceptions that was set in 1967. He’s versatile enough to help the team as a punt returner, and as a DB he takes advantage of almost every opportunity that comes his way.