Spring football, Pro Day, ticket deadline looming, Beamer in 757
Lots of buzz surrounding Bucky Hodges after NFL Combine performance
March 10, 2017
BLACKSBURG – With spring break concluding this weekend, the Hokies will be back in town for a squad meeting on Sunday night before resuming offseason workouts Monday.
Make sure to follow @VT_Football on Wednesday, March 15 for Pro Day. We’ll bring you complete coverage starting around 8:30 a.m., as players weigh in. On-field drills are anticipated to begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. We’ll bring you complete coverage, with behind-the-scenes video from HokieVision, as well as exclusive interviews and a wrap-up on HokieSports.com, including the day’s top results.
Also, mark your calendars for our 2017 Spring Football Kickoff Event at 1:30 p.m. on March 20. We’ll hear from head coach Justin Fuente, as well as Bud Foster, Brad Cornelsen and returning members of the squad. As usual, we’ll provide live coverage on @VT_Football, as well as a live stream and recap on HokieSports.com. Make sure to download our spring preview package, along with updated rosters that will be posted that morning.
The Hokies will officially kick off their second spring under Fuente at 6 p.m. on March 21.
Lots of Combine buzz on Bucky
We’ve got complete recap of all the results by our Hokies at the NFL Combine here:
The individual who made the most noise in Indianapolis was tight end Bucky Hodges. The Virginia Beach, Virginia native record an 11-feet, 2-inch broad jump, while his 39-inch vertical jump was the best mark by any tight end invited to the event. His 4.57-second 40-yard dash also opened the eyes of many scouts, leading SB Nation to move him up to the No. 23 selection in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to the New York Giants.
Freeman mentors wideouts at Combine
Speaking of the NFL Combine, Hokies’ legend and Packers Hall of Famer Antonio Freeman was also in Indianapolis. For the past several years, Freeman has served as a mentor to the latest group of future NFL receivers, including the man who broke his career receiving record at Tech – Isaiah Ford.
Check out this cool interview with Freeman and former Packers center and current broadcaster Larry McCarren.
Season ticket renewal deadline – March 16
To ensure the best available seats for the 2017 season and beyond, fans need to renew their season tickets by March 16 AND make their annual gift to the Hokie Club prior to March 31 to qualify for priority seating based on your gift.
Tyrod will be back with the Bills
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the Buffalo Bills. According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network, Taylor’s new deal is essentially a two-year, $30.5 million pact that includes $15.5 million in guarantees.
Here’s a video from Thursday where the 757 native explains why he believes the Bills can be a winner with him at the helm.
Coach Beamer in Tidewater on Saturday
Bill Roth will emcee a special event in Tidewater on Saturday to honor former head coach Frank Beamer beginning at 4 p.m. at the The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach.
Timeline of Events:
4 p.m. – VIP reception
5 p.m. – Doors open/silent auction
6:30 p.m. – Program begins
New social follows
Make sure to check out these new accounts from Hokies’ alums:
- Twitter – @ShayneGraham17
- Instagram – @BruceArians
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