Former Hokies ink NFL deals as free agents
By Jimmy Robertson
April 23, 2001

Five Tech players off last season's squad inked NFL contracts as free agents within 24 hours after the conclusion of the NFL Draft this weekend. This list includes whip linebacker Nick Sorensen, quarterback Dave Meyer and offensive linemen Josh Redding, Dave Kadela and Anthony Lambo.

Sorensen inked a free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins, while Meyer signed a deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Meyer, currently playing semi-pro football with the Roanoke Steam, and Redding, an offensive guard, both signed deals with the Indianapolis Colts. They will join former Tech defensive lineman Waverly Jackson in Indianapolis. Jackson now serves as an offensive lineman for the Colts.

Meanwhile, Kadela joins quarterback Michael Vick in Atlanta. The offensive tackle signed a deal with the Falcons, who were looking for offensive linemen. Lambo, another tackle, inked a deal with the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Those five join Vick, rover Cory Bird and offensive lineman Matt Lehr as Hokies off last season's squad attempting to make it in the NFL. Vick was the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, while Bird was picked in the third round by Indianapolis and Lehr went in the fifth round to Dallas.