Pasztor Named an All-American by the Associated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior offensive guard Austin Pasztor was named to the Associated Press’ All-America team on Wednesday. The worldwide news agency named the Langton, Ontario, native to its second team. The All-America nod is the first of the UVa starting left guard’s career.
Pasztor allowed zero sacks on the season and in 846 offensive plays yielded only two quarterback hurries. He posted an average grade of 92 percent and seven knockdown blocks per game. Pasztor was an All-ACC first-team honoree and was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Nov. 7 after grading out at 93 percent when UVa rolled up 527 yards of total offense at Maryland.
Pasztor teamed up with Oday Aboushi (LT), Anthony Mihota (C), Luke Bowanko (RG) and Morgan Moses (RT) to start all 12 regular-season games in 2011, becoming the first UVa offensive line unit to start an entire season together since 2004. The results have been evident as the rushing attack has flourished for 1,984 yards, the most coincidently by the UVa team since that same 2004 season.
Pasztor becomes the first UVa player to be named to the Associated Press‘ All-America team since Eugene Monroe was also a second-team honoree in 2008.