Nov. 24, 1999
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- University of Virginia center John St. Clair has been selected as the recipient of the 1999 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, announced today by Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford. The Jacobs Blocking Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to the player voted the outstanding blocker in the ACC in a poll of the league's defensive coordinators. It is awarded annually by William and Hugh Jacobs of Clinton, S.C., and is given in memory of William P. Jacobs, who served as president of Presbyterian College from 1935-45.
A two-year starter for the Cavaliers, St. Clair played a major role this fall as UVa tailback Thomas Jones set the ACC single-season rushing record with 1798 yards. The Roanoke, Va., native is a mainstay of an offensive line that keys one of the nation's most balanced offenses. Virginia averaged 191. 5 yards rushing and 211.0 yards passing this season en route to a 7-4 record. This marks the 13th consecutive season the Cavaliers have won seven or more games. They are joined in this exclusive club by Florida State, Michigan and Nebraska.
St. Clair is the fourth Cavalier to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy this decade and the seventh overall.
A list of previous Cavaliers to win the award includes: Greg Shelly (1968), Dan Ryczek (1970), Jim Dombrowski (1984-85), Ray Roberts (1990-91) and Mark Dixon (1993).
In addition, St. Clair was recently named a second-team All-American by
Football News. He is the first center in school history named an
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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