Former Virginia Tech center Jim Pyne and former Virginia quarterback Bob Davis are among this year’s annual ACC football “legends” class.
One person from each current ACC school was selected for the class, which will be honored at next month’s ACC title game.
In 1993, Pyne became the first unanimous All-American in the Tech program’s history. He won the Dudley Award as the state player of the year. Pyne, who allowed just one sack in his Tech career, played in the NFL for nine seasons.
Davis threw for 3,095 yards and ran for 930 yards in his UVa career. He broke nine ACC records. In 1966, he became the first Cavalier to be named ACC player of the year. He was drafted in the second round by the Houston Oilers in 1967.
Other former standouts of note in this year’s class include ex-Boston College quarterback Matt Hasselbeck; former Syracuse halfback and ex-NFL coach Tom Coughlin; former Miami safety Bennie Blades; and former Louisville offensive tackle and ex-Washington Redskins great Joe Jacoby.
Auburn’s Pettway out with fractured scapula
AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn tailback Kamryn Pettway is out for an extended period with a fractured shoulder bone.
Coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that Pettway was diagnosed last Friday during the open week with a fractured scapula. He was hurt late in the game against Arkansas. The 16th-ranked Tigers visit Texas A&M Saturday.
Malzahn says the injury isn’t expected to require surgery. He didn’t give an expected time frame for Pettway’s return.
Pettway led the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game last season. He has missed three games this season and been limited in others with plantar fasciitis.
Pettway has run for 305 yards and six touchdowns.
Allegations against USD players detailed
Two University of South Dakota football players accused in a sexual assault burst into a bedroom where another teammate was having consensual sex with a woman and attacked her, court documents allege.
The Oct. 22 attack happened at an off-campus residence that suspects Danny Rambo, 20, and Dale Williamson, 21, share with teammate Adam Harris, Vermillion Police Lt. Crystal Brady said in an affidavit.
The woman had been at the residence with two female friends watching a movie with the players. The friends eventually left. While the woman and Harris were having consensual sex, “Danny and Dale entered the bedroom without the victim’s knowledge,” and proceeded to assault her, Brady said. The woman told Brady no one had been drinking alcohol.
The university suspended all three players for last Saturday’s game against Southern Illinois for unspecified violations of team rules. Rambo was charged criminally Monday with felony second-degree rape, which carries a maximum punishment of 50 years in prison. Williamson was charged with felony second-degree attempted rape, which has a maximum punishment of 25 years behind bars.