McCadam out 2-3 weeks
August 16, 2000

By Jimmy Robertson

The Virginia Tech Hokies suffered their second serious injury of the spring when they learned that safety Kevin McCadam will be out 2-3 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Thus, McCadam will miss the season opener when the Hokies take on Georgia Tech on Aug. 27 in the Black Coaches Association Bowl.

McCadam suffered the injury during Tech's full-contact scrimmage on Tuesday night. He went to make a tackle and a throng of people fell on top of his left ankle. On Wednesday, he was fitted with an air cast.

McCadam, the 6-foot-1, 208-pound junior-college transfer from Grossmont [Calif.] Community College, was backing up redshirt sophomore Willie Pile at the safety spot. He impressed Tech coaches on testing day by running a 4.43 and setting the free safety record with a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump. He also set the free safety record in the power clean (294) and push jerk (316).

Tech's other major injury came last week when receiver Shawn Witten broke his hand while trying to catch a pass from Michael Vick. Witten will be out three weeks. Hopefully, both McCadam and Witten will be back for Tech's game with Akron on Sept. 2.