April 22, 2009
Clayton throws two TDs in final scrimmage
Hokies conclude spring practice on Saturday

BLACKSBURG – Recently named second-team quarterback, Ju-Ju Clayton continued his strong spring, throwing two touchdown passes during the situational portion of Virginia Tech’s 40-play mini scrimmage at Lane Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Clayton, a redshirt freshman from Richmond, completed all three of his pass attempts for 70 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Dyrell Roberts and 32 yards to Marcus Davis – whom Clayton edged for the No. 2 job at quarterback behind incumbent Tyrod Taylor.

In the actual scrimmage portion, Taylor completed 6-of-9 for 82 yards and two touchdowns. He fired a 14-yard touchdown pass to Roberts, which marked Roberts’ second touchdown reception of the day.

Greg Boone paced the way in receiving with three catches for 51 yards, while Chris Drager caught two passes for 25 yards.

On defense, Alonzo Tweedy had 4.5 tackles and a sack and Matt Reidy had two tackles and two interceptions. Jake Johnson had 3.5 tackles and a hurry.

On the injury front, Darren Evans suffered a groin strain, but will participate in full on Saturday. Josh Oglesby suffered an ankle sprain. X-rays were negative, but he is out for Saturday.

Courtney Prince suffered torn ACL in his right knee during the scrimmage this past Saturday. He will likely undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The spring game will be held this Saturday at Lane Stadium. Kick off is slated for 2 p.m.


Juju Clayton - 3-3, 70 yards 2 TDs

Tyrod Taylor - 4 rushes for 19 yards, long of 27

Darren Evans - 1 catch for 11 yards
Dyrell Roberts - 1 catch for 20 yards, TD
Marcus Davis - 1 catch for 32 yards


Tyrod Taylor - 6-9, 82 yards, 2 TD

T. Gregory - 4 rushes for 9 yards
Zac Evans - 2 rushes for 5 yards

Greg Boone - 3 catches for 51 yards
Chris Drager - 2 catches for 25 yards
Dyrell Roberts - 1 catch for 14 yards, TD

Matt Reidy - 2 tackles, 2 interceptions for 10 yards
Alonzo Tweedy - 4.5 tackles, 1 sack for minus-6 yards
Jake Johnson - 3.5 tackles, 1 QB hurry
Eddie Whitley - 2 tackles, 1 sack for minus-9 yards

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