Jonathan Plisco graduated ODU as the FCS leader in career punting average.
The NFL Draft starts April 25.
ODU began spring practice this morning, working out in helmets.
Eight former Monarchs will participate in front of NFL scouts.
Taylor Heinicke won the Walter Payton Award this year as the top player in the FCS.
First-Team All-CAA ... First-Team Phil Steele All-American ... Third-Team BSN All-American ... Graduates as the FCS career leader in punting average at 45.1 yards a boot ... Recorded five punts at Hampton for an average of 43.0 yards and downed two inside the 20 ... Had a season-long punt of 61 yards in the win over No. 18 New Hampshire ... Punt twice at Richmond and recorded boots of 56 and 48 yards with one inside the 20 ... Recorded two 50 plus yards punts at Georgia State with a long of 54 ... Recorded 60 yard punt in the win over William and Mary ... Earned CAA Academic All-Conference.
In all, the Monarch punter has earned 12 All-America honors in his three-year career with Old Dominion.
First Team All-American by Beyond College Sports Network...Earned Second Team All-America honors from College Sports Madness, The Sports Network the Associated Press, and Phil Steele...Also named an All-American by College Sports Journal...Named First Team All-State by The Roanoke Times...First Team All-CAA... Led the CAA and ranked second in the nation in punting averaging 46.2 yards per punt...Of his 51 punts on the year, 20 went the distance of 50 yards or more and 12 were placed inside the opponent 20....Named one of the Top FCS Special Teamers by The Sports Network heading into the season for the second straight season...Lindy's 2011 Defense Second-Team All-FCS Preseason Team.
Ranked second among FCS punters averaging 44.30 yards per punt...Missed being the top FCS punter for the second straight year by .05 yards coming in behind Idaho State's David Harrington...Made 43 punts to total 1905 yards...17 of his punts went a distance of 50-yards or more including a season-high 75 yards against #12/13 William & Mary...Averaged over 50-yards a punt in games with Campbell, #12/13 William & Mary, and #14/16 Cal Poly...13 punts were inside the opponent 20 and eight for a touchback...Named Top 10 FCS Specialists By The Sports Network...Preseason First Team All-American Defense by Consensus Draft Services...Preseason First Team All-American by Phil Steele...Preseason All-American by the Sports Network...Lindy's Preseason All-FCS Team, Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Team...College Sporting News Preseason FCS All-American...FCS College Football Performance Award Watch List.
Earned three All-America distinctions last fall...Named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, a Second Team All-American by The Sports Network, and earned Honorable Mention status by The College Sporting News...FCS LEADER IN PUNTING...Averaged 44.84 yards per punt...Consistently ranked among the top three nationally in the FCS during the 2009 season...Made 57 punts with 18 going 50 yards more, 26 inside the opponent 20, and seven for a touchback...Averaged over 50 yards per punt in games with Chowan and Savannah State...Posted a career-high 76 yard punt in victory over Campbell.
Lettered in both football and baseball at Woodside... Played punter, placekicker, tight end and linebacker... Second Team All-District as a punter during his final two seasons... Fifth overall at Kicking.com National Combine...Averaged 40 yards per punt as a senior...Coached by Danny Dodson.
Born December 15, 1989... Son of Charlie and Cindy Plisco and Pat and Jake Brodersen... Majoring in finance.