NFL update, Hokies in Rwanda, Miracle in Morgantown & More

BLACKSBURG – NFL rookie camps are in the books, with organized team activities (OTAs) and mandatory mini-camps still to come in May and June. As of May 16, 23 former Virginia Tech student-athletes are on NFL rosters, while three players are currently on squads in the Canadian Football League. Tailback Trey Edmunds became the latest member of that group when he signed as a free agent with New Orleans. Meanwhile, receiver Jarrett Boykin is a little more than a month away from beginning the 2017 CFL regular season when Calgary visits Ottawa on June 23. Here’s a look at a current list of Hokies in the professional ranks:

Player Pro Team Jersey No.
DT Woody Baron Dallas 68
WR Jarrett Boykin Calgary* 82
T Duane Brown Houston 76
DB Roc Carmichael Winnipeg* 47
S Kam Chancellor Seattle 31
S Chuck Clark Baltimore 36
RB Trey Edmunds New Orleans -
DE/LB Ken Ekanem Denver 66
S Antone Exum Jr. Minnesota 32
WR Isaiah Ford Miami 15
WR Corey Fuller New Orleans 11
CB Kendall Fuller Washington 29
CB Kyle Fuller Chicago 23
T Laurence Gibson Houston 64
S DeAngelo Hall Washington 23
TE Bucky Hodges Minnesota 84
P A.J. Hughes Pittsburgh 2
DT Luther Maddy B.C. Lions* 74
TE Ryan Malleck Pittsburgh 87
T Jonathan McLauglin Arizona 60
LB Dadi Nicolas Kansas City 52
RB Sam Rogers L.A. Rams 39
DE Darryl Tapp New Orleans 55
QB Tyrod Taylor Buffalo 5
TE Logan Thomas Buffalo 82
DT Nigel Williams Buffalo 93

*Canadian Football League

Miracle in Morgantown

On Monday, HokieVision released the long-awaited “Miracle in Morgantown” documentary that spotlights the football team’s 22-20 victory over West Virginia in 1999.

Ranked No. 3 in the nation entering the game, Tech trailed 20-19 with 1:15 remaining, but quarterback Michael Vick led Tech on a drive into West Virginia territory, and then Shayne Graham booted a 44-yard field goal as time expired to propel the Hokies to one of their most thrilling wins in school history. Make sure to check out all the interviews from Coach Beamer, Graham, Mike Burnop and others recalling their memories of that iconic game.

More NFL news from rookie camps

In case you missed it, Sam Rogers made a solid first impression at the Rams rookie camp this past weekend at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. Rogers will resume his work with the Rams on May 23 when the team begins OTAs. Here’s a look at Rogers addressing the California media:

Top 150 players in college football for 2017

Current cornerback Brandon Facyson (No. 87) and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (No. 127) were both ranked among the top 150 college football players for 2017, as compiled by Chad Reuter of The complete list was released on Monday. Here’s a look:

Nijman, Mihota studying abroad in Africa

Led by Danny White, associate AD of Student-Athlete Development, Yosuah Nijman and Vinny Mihota are among a dozen Virginia Tech students enrolled in UAP 3984: Sport, Policy and Society. The group departed Washington Dulles on Sunday and traveled to Brussels before eventually arriving at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. Fans can keep up with their travels, studies and adventures here:

The group is scheduled to return from Rwanda on May 25 and arrive back in the United States on May 26.

Hokies clip & quotes packets

There have been plenty of great stories and interesting quotes on the Hokies since the 2016 season concluded. We’ve compiled the best stories from writers who cover Tech football and also have included transcripts from head coach Justin Fuente and other Hokies for your perusal. Please click on any of the following links:

2017 clip packet

2017 coaching quotes packet

2017 student-athlete quotes packet

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