November 16, 2008
Adibi shines in first NFL start
The Notebook
Former Hokie linebacker Xavier Adibi had an impressive debut in the Houston Texans' starting lineup Sunday, posting 14 tackles in a loss to the Colts. The Hampton native, who had played in just two games prior, posted 13 solo stops to lead the way. Another fellow Hokie and rookie, Eddie Royal, had another good day in the Broncos' win. He had four catches and also had a 58-yard kickoff return.

Former Tech players have accounted for four plays of 90 yards or more this season in the NFL. Royal has a 95-yard kickoff return and a 93-yard reception. Aaron Rouse has a 99-yard interception return and rookie Brandon Flowers has a 91-yard interception return. Royal leads all rookies in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

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