Hokies QB Succeeds Without The Spotlight

By John "Appy" Appicello - Sports Director

Orlando (WSLS-10 SPORTS) - The player getting the most attention in this game is obviously Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson who is again in the mix for Heisman hopefuls. But flying under the radar is Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans. a junior college transfer who so far has lived up to his expectations.

In his first season at Virginia Tech, Evans has thrown for 3 thousand 39 yards and 26 touchdowns. He's set single season records for most passing touchdowns and total offense. And considering the company he's in at that position, with Tyrod Taylor and Michael Vick--that's no easy feat. And playing in the ACC title game will be the biggest stage yet.

"I had high expectations for this team. Coming in like you said looking at the talent getting recruited, I knew we had a great defense and knew we had weapons on offense. And that was the goal, to do what we just did, " says Evans.

" When he got here, we had high expectations for him, and he had high expectations for himself. So we knew coming in that he would be a special talent," says Hokies receiver Isaiah Ford.

"Offensively , it all goes through #4 their quarterback, and he is a very good football player. Big, big strong, physical guy, they're a spread power team with great tempo, " says Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney.

Evans told his team when he first got to Blacksburg that if he did get the starting job he would dedicate this season to the seniors.. and helping get those seniors to the championship for the first time. He obviously is a man of his word.

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