Edmunds named Dudley Award finalist, Phillips, Stroman honored by TD Club of Richmond

BLACKSBURG – Junior LB Tremaine Edmunds was named a finalist for the Dudley Award, presented annually to the best college football player in the state of Virginia, while senior WR Cam Phillips was named Offensive End of the Year and senior PR Greg Stroman was named Specialist of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond, the organization announced Tuesday.

Edmunds, a Butkus Award finalist, turned in his second straight 100-tackle season for the Hokies and currently ranks sixth in the conference with 102 total tackles. His 14 tackles for loss rank third among ACC linebackers and eighth overall in the ACC. Edmunds, who leads the Hokies in tackles, TFL, sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (3), helps anchor a Virginia Tech defense that paces the FBS with 16 Red Zone scores allowed and three shutouts. He earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors following a 10-0 win at Virginia (11/24).

Phillips, a first-team All-ACC selection, ranks fourth in the ACC in both receptions (71) and receiving yards (964). Tech’s all-time leader in receptions (236) and receiving yards (3,027), Phillips is tied for second in the ACC with seven touchdown catches and ranks third with five 100-yard receiving games. His 189 receiving yards at East Carolina (9/16) are the most of any ACC player this season.

An ACC honorable mention pick as a punt returner and a first-team All-ACC selection at cornerback, Stroman’s 384 punt return yards ranks second in the FBS, and he’s returned two punts for touchdowns, tied for the most in the ACC. The senior’s 91-yard punt return for a touchdown vs. North Carolina (10/21) is the longest for an ACC returner in 2017 and was the second-longest in Lane Stadium history.

The players will be honored at the Dudley/Lanier Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m., in Richmond.


The Associated Press tabbed six Hokies to their All-ACC teams on Tuesday with senior G Wyatt Teller, senior WR Cam Phillips, senior Cb Greg Stroman and junior LB Tremaine Edmunds all earning first-team honors.

Those four Hokies were also named to the conference's offical All-ACC first-team. Sophomore DT Tim Settle and junior S Terrell Edmunds earned second-team All-ACC honors by the news organization.

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