12:07 AM EST, January 5, 2013
The guy with the prosthetic leg will play for the Virginia Cavaliers.
Jacob Rainey, a Woodberry Forest quarterback who received national attention after having his right leg amputated in September 2011, agreed to accept a preferred walk-on spot on Virginia’s football team, the Charlottesville Daily Progress reported.
Rainey, a 6-foot-3, 213-pounder who grew up in Charlottesville, lost his leg soon after being tackled in gruesome fashion and believed he'd never play football again. But with the help of a flexible prosthetic, he came back to play for Woodberry Forest in 2012. He completed 7 of 9 passes for 75 yards with a pair of touchdowns. ...
In other U.Va. news, standout offensive tackle Morgan Moses said he will remain with the Cavaliers rather than declaring for the NFL draft.
ODU's Plisco honored for academics
Old Dominion senior Jonathan Plisco was one of 54 players named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
Plisco, a left-footed Woodside High graduate and two-time All-CAA first-team selection, set the FCS all-time record for punting average at 45.1. He was fifth nationally this season at 45.0, earning first-team Phil Steele All-America honors.
Plisco majors in accounting and finance and holds a 3.71 grade-point average.
Camry Green had 15 rebounds and 10 points as Christopher Newport (10-0, 3-0 USA South), ranked 25th nationally by d3hoops.com, won 62-50 at Greensboro (6-3, 2-1).
Tia Perry had 13 points and freshman Jordan Miller 10 for the Captains, who went on a 17-4 run for a 19-11 lead and never trailed again.
Bianca Richburg had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Pride. ...
Becca Wann had 17 points, six rebounds and a career-high six steals as Richmond overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat Navy 65-59 at Robins Center.
The Spiders trailed 20-2 before getting in gear. ...
Youngstown State (10-3) beat VCU 58-45 at Siegel Center despite Robyn Parks' 15 points and seven rebounds for the Rams (7-8).
The Penguins went ahead 13-0, but the Rams passed them late in the first half of their final non-Atlantic 10 game. Youngstown State took control with a 14-2 run for a 50-35 edge.