Tech To Hold Maroon-White Football Game On Saturday
Hokies conclude spring practice with 2 p.m. game at Lane Stadium
April 19, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Bryan Randall will quarterback both teams when Virginia Tech stages its annual Maroon-White spring football game Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. There will be no admission charge for the game, which is scheduled to kick off at 2.

Randall, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va., will quarterback two evenly-divided teams and will be given two minutes between each change of possession to switch jerseys. He is scheduled to be the only quarterback to see action following injuries to returning starter Grant Noel (knee) and redshirt freshman Will Hunt (shoulder). The defense will be allowed to tackle Randall, but will be restricted to rushing just five players on passing situations.

All-America tailback Lee Suggs, who missed the last 11 games of the 2001 season with a knee injury, will play for the Maroon team. Among the players joining Suggs on the Maroon squad will be receivers Shawn Witten and Richard Johnson, center Jake Grove, defensive linemen Nathaniel Adibi, Lamar Cobb and Kevin Lewis and cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Eric Green.

BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year, Kevin Jones, will line up at tailback for the White team. Some of the players joining Jones on offense will be fullback Doug Easlick, tackle Anthony Davis, guard James Miller, tight end Keith Willis and receivers Ernest Wilford and Keith Burnell. The White defense will feature ends Jim Davis and Cols Colas, linebackers Vegas Robinson and Mike Daniels, cornerback Ronyell Whitaker and rover Billy Hardee.

The game, which will consist of two seven-minutes quarters, followed by two six-minute quarters, marks the end of spring practice for Tech. The halftime ceremonies will feature the presentation of the Hokies' spring football awards. Tech is scheduled to open its 2002 football season against Arkansas State in the Hispanic College Fund Football Classic on Aug. 25 in Blacksburg.