December 2, 2015
Maddy accepts invite to 2016 East-West Shrine Game
With it, he continues a string of four straight years with a Hokie representative

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Virginia Tech redshirt-senior Luther Maddy has accepted his invitation to participate in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game as announced by the organization this morning.

Maddy will represent the Hokies, who have now sent at least one player to the event for four straight seasons. Last year, Detrick Bonner was named a captain for the game, while Derrick Hopkins played in the 2014 game and Marcus Davis and Corey Fuller were in the 2013 contest.

The Delray Beach, Florida, product started all 12 games for Tech this season and was named a first team All-ACC defensive tackle by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association on Monday. Maddy returned to the Hokies in 2015 after an injury last year and has now played in 55 career games at Tech, tying the school record.

He ended the regular season with 54 tackles (16 solo), including 6.5 for loss and two sacks. Maddy added three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery to his totals. His career numbers include 172 total tackles (73 solo), 29.0 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, 45 quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries.

The 91st East-West Shrine Game will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4 p.m. EST at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be televised on the NFL Network. CLICK HERE for more information on the event.

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