Punter Jonathan Plisco Named Academic All-District
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 27, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion football's Jonathan Plisco (Newport News, Va.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Monarch punter now advances to the national Academic All-America ballot.
Plisco, who became Old Dominion's first ever football All-American when he led the nation in punting in 2009, boasts a 3.52 grade point average in accounting.
Prior to the current 2011 campaign, Plisco was named one of the Top FCS Special Teamers by The Sports Network for the second straight season and was a Lindy's Second-Team All-FCS Preseason Team member on defense.
The ODU punter was named First Team All-CAA as he led the CAA and continues to ranks second in the nation averaging 46.1 yards per punt. Of his 51 punts on the year, 20 have gone the distance of 50 yards or more and 12 have been placed inside the opponent 20. Plisco also ran a pair of fake punts that picked up two key first downs against Delaware and Villanova.
Plisco was one of five Colonial Athletic Association student-athletes to be honored with Academic All-District accolades.