Blacksburg - Former Hokies football All-American Kevin Jones has been hired as Special Assistant to Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock.
The 2003 All-American's duties will include representing Tech at a variety of functions and serving as a mentor to Tech's current athletes in all sports.
“Kevin Jones, what a great football player and, even more, a great person,” Tech head football coach Frank Beamer said. “Having him connected with Virginia Tech is fantastic. Kevin has shown he knows the value of an education. I think our student-athletes in all sports will listen to his advice.”
In the spring of 2011, Jones showed his commitment to academics when he returned to Blacksburg to fulfill a promise he had made to himself to finish his college education. This past May, Jones received a BS in industrial design from the Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies, along with a minor in art history.