LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI senior defensive lineman Charlie Jones (Hampton, Va./Phoebus) and redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Ty Garvin (Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South) have been named to Big South postseason football squads. Jones was named first team All-Big South Conference on the defensive line, and Garvin earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team. The conference office announced the awards Tuesday afternoon.
Jones ranked second in the Big South in tackles for loss with11 for 36 yards on the year and ranked third among Big South defensive linemen with 50 tackles. He finished the year averaging 6.5 tackles per game and totaled 6.5 tackles for loss over his last four games. Jones posted a career-high nine tackles against The Citadel with two tackles for loss for 9 yards and had six tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss against Gardner-Webb including a sack for -3 yards. The Economics and Business major also posted six tackles against Liberty with a sack, pass break-up, and blocked an extra point. Jones also had five tackles against Navy with a tackle for loss and forced a fumble. He finished career with 124 tackles and 22 tackles for loss for 73 yards over his junior and senior years.
Garvin is a Civil Engineering major and made 11 starts at inside linebacker in his first year as a starter after playing as a reserve last year. He had 66 total tackles with 22 solos and 2.5 tackles for loss including a sack and posted a career-high 12 tackles against Richmond and also racked up 11 tackles against The Citadel. Overall, Garvin finished fifth on the team in tackles.