Hokies Hold First Football Scrimmage
Humes suffers leg injury
April 3, 2004

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech football team held its first full-contact scrimmage of the spring season Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. In a practice where both sides of the ball had highlights, the big news of the day was the injury to starting tailback Cedric Humes. Humes suffered a lower leg injury to his left leg and was taken off the field on a cart for X-rays. The extent of his injury will not be known until later, but it is expected the junior will miss the remainder of the spring.

Redshirt freshman Vince Hall had an impressive day for the Tech defense. The linebacker from Chesapeake, Va., had five tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, a pass broken up and a forced fumble. Fellow redshirt freshman linebacker Xavier Adibi had three tackles, including one for a loss. Noland Burchette had four total tackles, including a sack while James Anderson had five tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack.

Offensively, the three quarterbacks combined to go 7-for-16 for 100 yards. Marcus Vick led the way, going 2-for-5 for 39 yards. Bryan Randall went 2-for-7 for 33 yards while freshman Cory Holt was 3-for-4 for 28 yards. Seven different receivers caught a pass. Tight end Jared Mazzetta had a 22-yard catch while Josh Hyman had a 20-yard grab. Robert Parker (17 yards), John Kinzer (13 yards), Brenden Hill (12 yards), Justin Harper (10 yards) and John Thibodeau (6 yards) each had one reception.

Thomas McClelland led the rushing attack with nine carries for 33 yards. Justin Hamilton had six carries for 14 yards while Mike Imoh had two carries for two yards. Humes had two carries for 11 yards before the injury. Freshman fullback George Bell had a one-yard carry.

"I thought it was okay," said head coach Frank Beamer. "We were a little ragged, but I thought the effort was pretty good for the first time in pads. I would like to see us throw the ball a little better."

Tech will continue with its spring workouts on Monday. All practices are closed to the public. The spring game will be on Saturday, April 24.