49 - Jake Pelton
Jake Pelton
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: Monticello
Position: DB

2011: Two-year letterwinner ... one of the top defensive players in the ODAC ... received Preseason All-America honors as a defensive back by the Sporting News ... expected to start in the defensive backfield again this fall.

2010: Started all 11 games at strong safety ... received First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State and Second Team All-South Region honors ... finished second on the team and sixth in the ODAC with 82 total tackles, including a team-best 57 solo stops ... led the ODAC with six interceptions ... also had five pass breakups, one fumble recovery and a half sack ... earned the ODAC Defensive Player of the Week Award three times ... his first honor occurred following a 55-29 win over Guilford (10/2) when he notched eight tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery ... also named Defensive POW after totaling 11 tackles and one interception in a 42-28 win over Randolph-Macon (10/16) ... collected his final weekly honor after recording 11 tackles and a pair of interceptions in a 49-14 win over Catholic (10/29) ... notched a career-best 12 tackles (9 solo) in a 42-14 loss to Thomas More in the NCAA Tournament (11/20).

2009: Received playing time in all 10 games during his rookie season as a defensive back and special teams player ... finished with 22 tackles, including 16 solo stops ... also had 3.0 tackles for a loss (-13), 1.5 sacks (-12) and one pass breakup ... logged four tackles in a 38-31 loss to Hampden-Sydney (10/17) and in a 28-21 win over Guilford (10/24) ... posted a solo sack in a 21-13 loss at Randolph-Macon (10/13).

High School: Lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Monticello High School … was a team captain for all three sports … helped lead the football team to a pair of district titles, two region crowns and the 2007 state championship … earned first team all-district and all-state honors as a wide receiver during his senior season … also garnered first team all-district and second team all-region honors as a defensive back … member of the Virginia All-Star team … named MVP of the baseball team.

Personal: Also a member of the W&L baseball team ... went 1-0 in five appearances on the mound last spring ... business administration major.