Virginia Tech NFL prospect teams up with Ronald McDonald House to raise awareness
ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke charity is teaming up with a star athlete out of Virginia Tech to help families in need. Christian Darrisaw is now an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. “Going through my college career, I didn’t really have any huge off-the-field accomplishments and I just wanted to do something. It’s life-changing to little kids and other families and it’s really something I wanted to be a part of,” explained Darrisaw. As an ambassador, he will help raise awareness and money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Hokies end long stretch of games on the road at Pitt
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech is heading into their ninth straight game on Saturday, another challenge awaiting in Pennsylvania. “Going on the road to Pitt,” head coach Justin Fuente said. “ID whoever we’re going to and be ready to go.”“You have to change your measurement of a successful run when you play Pitt,” Fuente added. “They have playmakers, a lot of playmakers over there,” safety Devin Taylor said. All teams respect Khalil, he’s a great back.”One more push until a much needed bye week.
Hokies' rushing attack is ready for Duke’s defensive line
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Last year’s 45-10 loss against Duke at Lane Stadium was a turning point for Virginia Tech. But nearly one year later, that game is still on the Hokies' minds as prepare for the Blue Devils on Saturday. “We remember everything about that Duke game from last year,” said redshirt junior guard Lecitus Smith said. The ground attack tallied 314 yards, and according to Smith, it was also proof that the offensive line is coming together. More notably, their defensive line only allows opponents 3.72 yards per carry.