01/20/18 - (DT) - *Tim Settle, rSo, 6-2, 335 NFL Early Entries: College Winners and Losers: Loser -- VIRGINIA TECH: It wasn't a shock that fast-rising linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, a sure-fire first-rounder, left for the NFL, but so did his brother, safety Terrell Edmunds (whose stock is more of the day-two variety). Another big piece of coordinator Bud Foster's defense departed -- defensive tackle Tim Settle, who emerged as a force with 12.5 tackles for loss this season before forgoing his final two years of eligibility. - Anthony Gimino, The Sports Xchange
12/19/17 - (WR) - Cam Phillips, Sr, 6-0, 202 Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips underwent sports hernia surgery and will miss the Camping World Bowl against Oklahoma State, the school announced Tuesday. Phillips is the school's all-time leader in receptions (236) and receiving yards (3,027). The senior also had 17 touchdowns in his career for the Hokies (9-3), who will face the Cowboys (9-3) on Dec. 28. "While we're disappointed that Cam won't be able to compete in the bowl game, hopefully he enjoys a speedy recovery as he prepares for the next step of his football journey," Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. "We appreciate Cam's many contributions and accomplishments during his career at Virginia Tech and wish him the very best." Phillips led the team in catches (71), yards (964) and touchdowns (seven) this season for the Hokies, who could turn their attention to wideout Sean Savoy versus the Cowboys. The freshman was second on the team with 454 receiving yards. - The Sports Xchange
12/01/17 - (OLB) - *Tremaine Edmunds, Jr, 6-4, 250 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech, 135 Votes,...One of five finalists for the Butkus Award, Edmunds turned in his second straight 100-tackle season for the Hokies and currently ranks sixth in the conference with 102 total tackles. His 14 tackles for loss rank third among ACC linebackers and eighth overall in the ACC. Edmunds, who leads the Hokies in tackles, TFL, sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (3), helps anchor a Virginia Tech defense that paces the FBS with 16 Red Zone scores allowed and three shutouts. He earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors following a 10-0 win at Virginia (11/24). - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (OG) - Wyatt Teller, rSr, 6-4, 315 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): OG Wyatt Teller, Sr., Virginia Tech, 107 Votes,...A preseason All-ACC selection, Teller anchors a Virginia Tech offensive line that has only permitted 21.0 sacks this season. In 12 starts at left guard, Teller has been called for only two false starts and no holding penalties. His streak of 23 consecutive starts at left guard is the longest active streak on Tech's offense. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (WR) - Cam Phillips, Sr, 6-0, 202 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR Cam Phillips, Sr., Virginia Tech, 136 Votes,...The Hokies' top vote-getter in this year's All-ACC selection, Phillips ranks fourth in the ACC in both receptions (71) and receiving yards (964). Tech's all-time leader in receptions (236) and receiving yards (3,027), Phillips is tied for second in the ACC with seven touchdown catches and ranks third with five 100-yard receiving games. His 189 receiving yards at East Carolina (9/16) are the most of any ACC player this season. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (CB) - Greg Stroman, Sr, 5-11, 174 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): CB Greg Stroman, Sr., Virginia Tech, 89 Votes,...Stroman is tied for third in the ACC with four interceptions and 15 passes defended. The Bristow, Virginia native leads the Hokies in both categories as well. His 24-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Georgia Tech (11/11) put him in sole possession of second with six career returns for touchdowns at Virginia Tech. Stroman leads a Tech secondary that has allowed an FBS-low 46.9 completion percentage this season and is second in the nation on third down (25.1 pct.). - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (DT) - *Tim Settle, rSo, 6-2, 335 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DT Tim Settle, So., Virginia Tech, 83 Votes,...Settle leads all ACC defensive tackles with 12.5 tackles for loss. Ten of his tackles behind the line scrimmage came against ACC opponents, which is tied for seventh in the conference. The redshirt sophomore has started in all 12 games this season and he's registered four sacks, one pass breakup and a blocked kick at East Carolina (9/16), the second of his career. Settle is part of a defensive front that ranks 16th in the nation in rushing defense (119.2 ypg) and has allowed the fewest Red Zone scores in the country. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (SS) - *Terrell Edmunds, rJr, 6-2, 220 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): S Terrell Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech, 44 Votes,...Before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, Terrell Edmunds collected 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and six passes defended in 10 starts at free safety. Edmunds, who moved from rover to safety in the offseason, had 70 return yards on those two interceptions, the eighth most in the ACC. Edmunds and younger brother, Tremaine, joins Kyle (first-team) and Kendall (second-team) Fuller as the only brother tandems in Virginia Tech history to be named to All-ACC teams. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (ILB) - Andrew Motuapuaka, rSr, 5-11, 245 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Andrew Motuapuaka, Sr., Virginia Tech, 42 Votes,...Motuapuaka finished the regular season ranked second on Tech's defense and tied for 13th in the ACC with 85 total tackles. The Virginia Beach, Virginia native trails only CB Greg Stroman for the team lead in passes defended with seven and has racked up 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, an interception, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. Motuapuaka will leave Virginina Tech with his name in the top 10 in career tackles since 1987. This is his second consecutive season earning All-ACC honors. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (DT) - Ricky Walker, rJr, 6-2, 300 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): DT Ricky Walker, Jr., Virginia Tech, 47 Votes,...Walker has put together a career year as a redshirt junior, setting personal bests with 12 starts, 27 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Known as the "Bell Cow" of the Lunch Pail Defense, Walker had a 12-yard fumble return touchdown vs. North Carolina (10/21) and leads a defensive front that ranks 16th in the nation in rushing defense (119.2 ypg). - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (CB) - Greg Stroman, Sr, 5-11, 174 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): SP Greg Stroman, Sr., Virginia Tech, 31 Votes,...Stroman's defensive reputation as one of the top shutdown cornerbacks in the nation rivals what he does in the return game. His 384 punt return yards ranks second in the FBS, and he's returned two punts for touchdowns, tied for the most in the ACC. The senior's 91-yard punt return for a touchdown vs. North Carolina (10/21) is the longest for an ACC returner in 2017 and was the second-longest in Lane Stadium history. Last season, Stroman was the first Virginia Tech player to be awarded All-ACC honors at two different positions, and he's the first player in program history to do so in consecutive seasons. - Virginia Tech Football
12/01/17 - (C) - Eric Gallo, Sr, 6-2, 300 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): C Eric Gallo, Sr., Virginia Tech, 42 Votes,...Gallo, a redshirt senior from Richboro, Pennsylvania, earns his first All-ACC accolades in his final season at Virginia Tech. He's started in every game this season at center and has started in 22 consecutive games dating back to last season, the second-longest streak on the offense. A team captain, Gallo also gets it done in the classroom, where he boasts a 3.42 GPA as a finance major. He was recently named CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-District for his work in athletics and academics. - Virginia Tech Football
11/27/17 - (OLB) - *Tremaine Edmunds, Jr, 6-4, 250 Nov 27 Stock Report, Who helped themselves? Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech, JR. (6-4, 245, 4.82, #49)...Virginia's Micah Kiser is a smart, productive thumper who will play on Sundays, but with all due respect to him, the best NFL linebacker prospect in the Commonwealth Cup was Virginia Tech's Edmunds. He finished with nine tackles, including three for loss and a pair of sacks as the Hokies defense held the Cavaliers to under 200 total yards. Edmunds is a terrific athlete, especially for his size, but what truly stands out about his game is his ability to quickly diagnose the play. His reads consistently put him position to make plays, showing off the closing burst and finishing skills to disrupt the play design in its infancy. Edmunds needs to do a better job using his length and hands to work off blockers once he reaches the next level, but his athleticism, awareness and tackling ability are NFL starter worthy. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
11/27/17 - (OLB) - *Tremaine Edmunds, Jr, 6-4, 250 NOV 27 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, Jr., LB, 6-5, 249, Danville, Va.,...Edmunds had nine total tackles, including three tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks in Virginia Tech's 10-0 win over Virginia in the Commonwealth Clash. Edmunds helped the "Lunch Pail Defense" allow only five yards on the ground in its FBS-leading third shutout of the season. Edmunds now ranks sixth in the ACC with 102 tackles and eighth with 14.0 tackles for loss. - ACC Football
11/25/17 - (QB) - Josh Jackson, rFr, 6-1, 215 No. 25 Virginia Tech was hit hard by injuries to its defense in recent weeks, creating a little bit of anxiety for head coach Justin Fuente as he pondered his team's chances of extending its lengthy win streak against in-state rival Virginia. "I was a little worried about it this week, to be honest with you," Fuente said. He had no need for concern. His team prepared at a high level and played lights out in a 10-0 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night at Scott Stadium to extend the Hokies' win streak in the rivalry to an astounding 14 games. "I knew they were going to step up," Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster said. "They were ready."
Tech dispatched Virginia with a dominating defensive performance and a renewed commitment to running the ball. The Hokies churned out 202 hard-earned yards on the ground, led by Deshawn McClease (71 yards) and Steven Peoples (71), who returned after missing five of the last six games because of an assortment of injuries. Virginia Tech scored the game's only touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Josh Jackson to Chris Cunningham in the third quarter. It was Jackson's 19th touchdown pass of the season. The Hokies (9-3, 5-3 ACC) outgained the Cavaliers (6-6, 3-5) 345-191. Despite losing three straight and five of their last six, Virginia has qualified for a bowl game for the first time since 2011. - The Sports Xchange
11/18/17 - (WR) - Cam Phillips, Sr, 6-0, 202 Virginia Tech stopped Pittsburgh four times from the 1-yard line in the final minute to preserve a 20-14 victory Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. The Panthers reached the 1 on freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett's 74-yard pass to wide receiver Jester Weah on fourth-and-4 from the Panthers 25. Running back Darrin Hall was stopped on first down and after an incomplete pass, Hall was stuffed twice more on the final plays. The Hokies (8-3, 4-3 ACC) took a 20-14 lead when wide receiver Cam Phillips became the school's all-time receiving yards leader on a 23-yard touchdown catch from freshman quarterback Josh Jackson with 6:23 remaining. Phillips finished with 117 yards on eight catches. He has 2,981 career yards, passing Isaiah Ford (2,967 from 2014-16). Jackson was 17 of 37 for 218 yards and an interception.
Pickett, who replaced starter Ben Dinucci in the second quarter, was 15 of 23 for 242 yards and an interception. Weah caught four passes for 104 yards. Pitt (4-7, 2-5) resorted to trickery to take a 14-10 lead with 14:13 left. The Panthers lined up in a split formation on fourth-and-7 from the Virginia Tech 15. The ball was long-snapped to Hall, who pitched to Pickett after running several yards to his left. Pickett found senior tight end Nathan Bossory over the middle for the go-ahead score. It was Bossory's first career catch. The Hokies led 10-7 at halftime with freshman Brian Johnson's 30-yard field goal in the second quarter the difference. Jackson's 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was answered by Dinucci's 13-yard TD pass to junior wide receiver Rafael Araujo-Lopes 5:39 later. - The Sports Xchange
10/30/17 - (SS) - *Terrell Edmunds, rJr, 6-2, 220 OCT 30 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech, Jr., S, 6-2, 215, Danville, Va.,...Edmunds recorded eight tackles, a quarterback hurry and an interception in Virginia Tech's 24-3 win over Duke. Edmunds' eight tackles were the second-most on the team behind his brother, Tremaine (a starting linebacker). Following Virginia Tech's first scoring drive of the game, Edmunds intercepted a pass and returned it 15 yards on the first play of Duke's ensuing possession. Edmunds also contributed on special teams, downing a punt at the Blue Devils' 2-yard line. - ACC Football
10/28/17 - (QB) - Josh Jackson, rFr, 6-1, 215 No. 13 Virginia Tech defeated Duke 24-3 in the pouring rain on Saturday night at Lane Stadium. The Hokies (7-1, 3-1 ACC) dominated the box score but had trouble reaching the end zone. They survived thanks to a strong effort from their defense.Tech outgained Duke (4-5, 1-5) 387-183 and forced two turnovers to break a two-game home losing streak to the Blue Devils. Duke suffered its fifth straight loss, its longest losing streak since dropping five straight to end the 2012 season. The Blue Devils must win two of their final three games to become bowl eligible.
Hokies quarterback Josh Jackson passed for 200 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for Tech's only second-half score on a 6-yard run in the third quarter. Jackson led an offense that reached Duke territory on 11 of 13 possessions, but Tech turned that into only a modest scoring output. The Hokies took advantage of the wet conditions by rushing for 187 yards and two scores. Sophomore running back Deshawn McClease ran for a career-high 75 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. McClease was back after missing last week's game with an illness. He had a career-long 23-yard run in the second quarter. - The Sports Xchange
10/23/17 - (DT) - Ricky Walker, rJr, 6-2, 300 OCT 23 ACC DEFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK: Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech, Jr., DT, 6-2, 298, Hampton, Va.,...Walker had four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a fumble return for a touchdown in Virginia Tech's 59-7 win over North Carolina. With five minutes left in the first quarter and the game still scoreless, Walker recovered a fumble at the North Carolina 19-yard line and raced into the end zone to put Virginia Tech ahead. It was Walker's first career touchdown and the first of three non-offensive scores by the Hokies against the Tar Heels. Walker's 1.5 sacks set a new career high. His solo sack came on a second-and-24 from UNC's 16-yard line early in the first quarter, when he dropped the quarterback for a six-yard loss. - ACC Football
10/23/17 - (SS) - Reggie Floyd, So, 5-11, 218 OCT 23 ACC CO-DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Reggie Floyd, Virginia Tech, So., S, 6-0, 218, Manassas, Va. ,...Floyd had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown in Virginia Tech's 59-7 win over North Carolina. Floyd's 69-yard interception return is the second-longest in the ACC this season and the longest by a Virginia Tech player since at least 2010. Four of his seven tackles were solo stops. - ACC Football
10/23/17 - (CB) - Greg Stroman, Sr, 5-11, 174 OCT 23 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech, Sr., KR, 6-0, 174, Bristow, Va.,...Stroman racked up 116 yards on four punt returns and registered a 91-yard punt-return touchdown in Virginia Tech's 59-7 win over North Carolina. With the Hokies leading 7-0 in the first quarter, Stroman made it 14-0 on the 91-yard return, the third-longest return in program history and second longest in Lane Stadium history. Stroman leads the ACC with two punt return touchdowns this season and ranks second with 13.9 yards per return. He is now tied for second in Virginia Tech history with four punt return touchdowns and ranks second in both career punt return yards (1,017) and punt returns (114). - ACC Football
10/21/17 - (WR) - Cam Phillips, Sr, 6-0, 202 No. 14 Virginia Tech dominated in all phases in a resounding 59-7 victory over North Carolina at Lane Stadium on Saturday. The Hokies (6-1, 2-1) scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in setting school records for points and margin of victory in an ACC game. Tech became bowl eligible for the 25th straight year after dispatching the Tar Heels (1-7, 0-5) for the 11th time in 14 meetings as ACC opponents. The Hokies defense suffocated the overmatched Tar Heels, forcing three turnovers (two interceptions) and posting six sacks and 13 tackles for loss.
Tech quarterback Josh Jackson passed for 132 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than two quarters of work. Hokies wide receiver Cam Phillips had five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. His fourth reception broke the school's career receptions record held by Isaiah Ford (210). Phillips has 212 catches for his career. Running back Travon McMillian and wide receivers Eric Kumah and Samuel Denmark each had touchdown receptions as well. - The Sports Xchange
10/09/17 - (WR) - Sean Savoy, Fr, 5-09, 188 OCT 9 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Sean Savoy, Virginia Tech, WR, Fr., 5-9, 189, Washington, D.C.,...Savoy registered nine catches for 139 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception in Virginia Tech's 23-10 victory over Boston College. Savoy's receiving yard total was the most for a Hokie freshman since at least 1987. Savoy's nine catches for 139 yards were career highs, and his 53-yard catch also set a career long. Saturday marked Savoy's first career 100-yard receiving game. - ACC Football
10/07/17 - (QB) - Josh Jackson, rFr, 6-1, 215 Redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown, leading No. 16 Virginia Tech to a 23-10 victory over Boston College in an ACC game on Saturday night. Jackson was 22 of 33 in his second 300-yard passing game of his rookie season. He was intercepted once as Virginia Tech (5-1, 1-1 ACC) rebounded from last week's home loss to No. 2 Clemson with the easy road win. The Hokies built a 23-3 lead before the Eagles (2-4, 0-3) showed offensive spark late in the game. Virginia Tech won easily despite losing top receiver Cam Phillips to an apparent left ankle injury in the first half. He was hurt catching his 42nd pass of the season for a gain of 11 yards. Sean Savoy, who came in with 18 catches in five games, had nine receptions for 139 yards, including a 53-yard scoring strike that opened the scoring. Travon McMillian ran for 88 yards on 17 carries, including a 23-yard touchdown run. Joey Slye kicked three field goals and two extra points to pass Shayne Green and become Virginia Tech's all-time leading scorer. - The Sports Xchange
09/27/17 - (SS) - Divine Deablo, So, 6-2, 210 FS Divine Deablo will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot fracture Saturday against ODU. Deablo suffered the injury in the second quarter while intercepting a pass. He limped off the field and returned to the sideline on crutches and with a boot on his left foot. Redshirt freshman Khalil Ladler is expected to take Deablo's place as Terrell Edmunds' backup.