Kenston Grad Into Hall of Fame
Joe Valvoda (2000) played o-line for Edinboro University.
Joe Valvoda, a 2000 Kenston graduate, has been inducted into the Edinboro University Hall of Fame, class of 2005, reports his grandmother, Leona Francis.
Valvoda played offensive line for the Fighting Scots from 2000-03, playing in 44 games and starting the final 34 of his career.
He was named to Edinboro’s all-time team after helping pave the way for two 1,000-yard rushers, according to the university.
After beginning his career at tackle, Valvoda anchored the line as center his final three years, recording Div. II All-American honors his senior year.
The university wrote: “He was also an honorable mention D2Football.com All-American, a D2Football.com All-Northeast Region and Football Gazette Division II All-Northeast Region second team pick and earned a spot on the Daktronics All-Northeast Region second team in addition to earning second team All-PSAC West honors.
“He was selected to play in the 2004 Cactus Bowl, the Division II All-Star game. Edinboro would finish the 2003 campaign with a 9-3 record, winning the PSAC West title while tying the school record for wins in a season.
“The Fighting Scots qualified for the NCAA Playoffs for the first time since 1995. In all, he was a three-time All-PSAC West honoree, earning first team accolades in 2001 and again in 2002.
As a freshman in 2000 he started five games, three at center and two at right tackle.”
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