Justice Wins Jacobs Blocking Trophy

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest senior center Steve Justice has been named the 2007 recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. The award is given annually to the Atlantic Coast Conference's top blocker and determined by the league's head coaches.

Justice is a 6-4, 284-pound senior from Port Orange, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach). A three-year starter, he has graded out at better than 92 percent on the season and is the team leader in knockdown blocks. Justice has started 37 consecutive games at center for the Demon Deacons and helped Wake Forest to a record of 23-14 during his starts.

"Steve is as good an offensive lineman as we have ever had," said Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe. "He has exceptional skills, is a team leader and an outstanding young man. He has a bright future in football and he is one player that we will truly miss next year."

Justice is the first Deac to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy since Ben Coleman in 1992. Other Wake Forest recipients of the prestigious award include Paul Kiser (1986), Nick Ognovich (1945, 1946, 1947), Elmer Barbour (1943) and James Ringgold (1939).

Justice will be honored at the ACC Coaches and Awards Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla. and also at the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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