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Dec. 7, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second straight year, senior Elton Brown (Hampton, Va.) has been awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced on Tuesday.

The Jacobs Blocking Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to the player voted the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of the league’s defensive coordinators. The trophy is given in memory of William P. Jacobs, who served as president of Presbyterian College from 1935 to 1945.

Brown, who has started in each of his four seasons in Charlottesville, becomes the 10th player in ACC history to win the award twice. Named first-team All-ACC this season, following a second-team berth a year ago, Brown keys a balanced Cavalier attack that leads the ACC and ranks 12th nationally in rushing offense, averaging 241.3 yards per game. In addition, Virginia leads the ACC and ranks 25th nationally in total offense, averaging 423.6 yards per contest.

The 6-6, 338-pound Hampton, Va., native was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice this season and has helped the Cavaliers lead the ACC in fewest sacks allowed (15) this season as well as ranking third in scoring offense (29.9).

Brown is one of seven different Virginia players to win the award.

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