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Jones Named To 1999 Walter Camp Squad

Nov. 25, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia tailback Thomas Jones is joined by four players from Florida State and three from Penn State on the Walter Camp 1999 All-America team-the nation's oldest collegiate all-star squad that dates back to 1889.

The Camp selection is the third All-America squad Jones has been named to this week. He was named to the Football News and Football Writers Association of America teams earlier in the week. Jones becomes the first Cavalier named to the Camp team since guard Mark Dixon in 1993 and joins former North Carolina star Don McCauley as the only running backs in Atlantic Coast Conference history named to the team.

Jones, a senior from Big Stone Gap, Va., broke McCauley's ACC single-season records for most yards rushing (1,798) and all-purpose yards (2,054) this fall, finishing third in the nation in rushing and second in all-purpose yards.

This marks the second year in a row Jones has led the ACC in rushing, becoming the first player since Ethan Horton of North Carolina (1983-84) to lead the conference in back-to-back seasons.

Jones also led the ACC in rushing touchdowns (16), total touchdowns (17) and receptions by a running back (22) this season. His four 200-yard games in '99 tied for the national lead and is the most ever in a season by an ACC player. Prior to this season, the ACC record for career 200-yard games was three-Jones finishes his career with six. Jones owns at least seven ACC and 14 school records.


 

 

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