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Where Are They Now? Jonathan Plisco

August 05, 2016
By ODU Athletics

Where Are They Now?
Ever wonder what your favorite Monarchs are doing now that their career at Old Dominion is complete? ODUSports.com has talked to former Monarchs for an installment of “Where Are They Now”? We will catch up with former Monarchs to find out what they are doing and thoughts on their time at Old Dominion.

Today’s featured Monarch is Jonathan Plisco. A member of the first ODU team in 2009, Plisco was a three-time FCS All-American at punter, and still holds the FCS record for punting average at 45.10.

What are you doing these days?
JP: I work in Washington, D.C. for Fannie Mae, as a financial accountant.

In April of 2015, Plisco married former ODU women’s soccer player, Nikki Clarke. The couple has one dog, a German shepherd named Lincoln.

What is your degree in?
JP: I double majored in accounting and finance.

What do you remember most about your playing days?
JP: The fans. Being a part of that first game was a great experience. Experiencing the intensity and being a part of that, and going back now is a lot of fun.

What is it like to go back now as a fan?
JP: It is a surreal experience being on the other side. It is a cool experience to watch as a fan.

What are some of the things you miss the most?
JP: The build up to gameday.  You prepare six days to play one and I miss getting ready with the guys. 

Do you keep in contact with your teammates?
JP: Not as much as I like too. I talk with Jarod Brown a lot and exchange messages with Rick Lovato. I’m looking forward to the Alumni social on Sept. 23 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside.

Did you get any advice from Coach Wilder that stands out?
JP: His big saying was to be a great person, student and athlete. He wanted us to strive to be the best at everything we did.

What was the recruiting pitch to you on your visit?
JP: That we would be the start of something. I was local and that was a big thing for me. On my visit, the walls weren’t finished at the L.R. Hill Complex yet. It was something that we could start and build on.

You hold the FCS career record for punting average. How special is that to you?
JP: It’s an honor to be in that position. We had great long snappers, and I worked with some great guys. I received a plaque from when I led the nation in punting as a freshman. It was great to be able to be a part of it.


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