December 15, 2009
    Harper makes NFL debut
    The Notebook
       Former Tech receiver Justin Harper made his NFL debut when he played in the Baltimore Ravens’ easy victory over Detroit on Sunday. Harper, who did not catch any passes in the game, spent all last season on the practice squad and spent the better part of this season on the practice squad before being activated for Sunday’s game.

    Harper became the 24th former Tech player to play in a game this season. Eighteen of those 24 have started at least one game.

    Only two other former Hokies on NFL rosters have not played this season – Kevin Jones, with the Chicago Bears, has missed the entire season with torn ligaments in his ankle, while Carlton Powell has bounced between the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.

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