Posted: 2:08 pm Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Former Atlantic standout Jayron Hosley flying high for Virginia Tech 

By Matt Porter

Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley has been named the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 2.

Jayron Hosley, shown intercepting a pass against Boston College on Sept. 25. (AP)

Jayron Hosley, shown intercepting a pass against Boston College on Sept. 25. (AP)

Hosley, a 5-11, 170-pound sophomore and Atlantic High product, put up three interceptions, six tackles and four pass deflections in Virginia Tech’s 41-30 victory over North Carolina State.

His first interception came in the second quarter and stopped an N.C. State drive at the Virginia Tech 17-yard line. His second interception occurred in the Virginia Tech end zone near the end of the first half. His final interception came with 1:19 left in game and was returned 42 yards to set up Virginia Tech’s final touchdown.

He played all 82 defensive snaps in the game. He was also named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Back of the Week.

Hoseley, a standout on both sides of the ball at Atlantic, was a first-team Palm Beach Post All-Area selection in 2008.

Hosley will be added to the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 6. Nebraska tackle Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 pick in last year’s NFL Draft, was last year’s winner.