Player News

Date:

Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Josh Jackson completed 14-of-21 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown along with an interception in a 10-0 blanking of Virginia on Friday.

Jackson added 37 yards on nine carries. This was an atrocious offensive game, although you do have to give at least a little bit of credit to both defenses. The only touchdown in the game came on an eight-yard throw from the freshman quarterback to Chris Cunningham on a run-pass option. It was a solid -- if flawed -- first full season for Jackson, and he'll get a chance to finish the season on a strong note in Virginia Tech's bowl game.
Nov 24 - 11:05 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB Steven Peoples (foot) is probable for Friday's game against Virginia.

Peoples went through a long stretch where has missed three straight games and six of seven due to a foot injury. The 5-foot-9, 218-pounder has rushed for 140 yards (3.7 YPC) and three touchdowns this season. He'll serve as a depth option for the Hokies if he does manage to suit up on Black Friday.
Nov 22 - 9:18 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) is probable for Friday's game against Virginia.

Should Carroll suit up and play on Friday, it would mark the first time he has seen the field since the end of September. A nagging, slow-to-heal foot injury has kept him out of action in the interim. Prior to going down injured, the redshirt junior had caught 10 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Nov 22 - 8:53 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-14 win over Pitt.

With the Hokies trailing 14-13 midway through the fourth quarter, Phillips came through with a huge 23-yard touchdown grab to help deliver his crew to victory. This was his fifth game of the year with at least 100 yards receiving. On the whole, the 6-foot, 199-pounder is working to a 68-918-1 receiving line. He'll look to surpass 1,000 yards for the season against Virginia on Black Friday.
Nov 18 - 4:53 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB Steven Peoples (foot) is questionable for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

Peoples (5'9/218) has missed five of the last six games for the Hokies, and had just two carries in his last game. If Peoples can stay healthy in 2018 he could be in for an expanded role as he's shown the ability to make defenders miss in his limited time, but he'll need to be fully healthy in order to do so.
Nov 16 - 8:47 PM

Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente indicated that a big reason why freshman WR Kalil Pimpleton is transferring is because he's looking for more playing time.

The 5-foot-8, 170-pounder native of Muskegon, Mich. appeared in only four games this season before leaving the team. Pimpleton will begin to vet transfer opportunities after the semester. A prep quarterback, Pimpleton was an athlete who was recruited as a receiver, defensive back and return specialist. Virginia Tech used him as a receiver.
Nov 13 - 5:59 PM

Virginia Tech freshman WR Kalil Pimpleton plans to transfer.

Pimpleton is already sitting out of team activities. The short receiver drew comparisons to Jakeem Grant in terms of his build and explosion, but he did not find an offensive role in year one.
Nov 13 - 10:35 AM

Virginia Tech sophomore WR Eric Kumah had a career-high six catches for 82 yards in Saturday's 28-22 loss to Georgia Tech.

The Hokies had a mere 105 rushing yards in this one, and the passing game was unable to pick up the slack. Josh Jackson threw for 153 yards, more than half of them going to Kumah. The 7-3 Hokies are on a two-game losing streak but should get back on track against Pitt next week.
Nov 11 - 4:15 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

Carroll has been sidelined for the past four games by the foot injury. While Hokies HC Justin Fuente deemed him "day-to-day" at the beginning of the practice week, he's still experience discomfort in his hoof. All signs now point to team resting him up this weekend barring a late setback. There is no concrete timetable for his return to action as the season begins to draw toward its conclusion.
Nov 9 - 7:12 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB Steven Peoples (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

Peoples (5'9/218) was fighting through an ankle injury near the end of October and continues to work his way through that issue. He did not play in Saturday's loss to Miami. The junior has largely been a minimal offensive factor this season and is averaging just 3.7 YPC on his 38 totes of the rock.
Nov 9 - 6:41 PM

Virginia Tech junior CB Adonis Alexander (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

Alexander (6'3/193) pulled his hamstring in last Saturday's loss to Miami. He's posted 22 tackles and an interception over the course of six games played this season. A two-game suspension cost him a chunk of September action, but Alexander has been in good standing with the team after spending his time in Justin Fuente's doghouse.
Nov 9 - 6:14 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) continues to deal with lingering pain.

Hokies HC Justin Fuente said that when Carroll practices, the injury concern has a tendency to come back on him. The 5-foot-8, 167-pounder has missed the last four games due to the foot issue. Fuente labeled him "day-to-day" as Virginia Tech begins the practice week leading up to this coming Saturday's showdown with Georgia Tech.
Nov 6 - 8:49 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips caught seven passes for 101 yards in a 28-10 loss to Miami (FL) on Saturday.

Without Phillips, this would have been a shellacking. Even though he didn't score, he was the only player on the Virginia Tech offense who was a semblance of a playmaker for the Hokies. His biggest play was an impressive 32-yarder where he mistimed his jump and still was able to come down with the ball over a defender. Phillips and the Hokies will try and rebound next week against Georgia Tech.
Nov 4 - 11:35 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) is questionable for Saturday's game against Miami.

Carroll (5'8/167) is working on a 10-124-1 receiving line on the year, but missed the entire month of October due to the foot injury. Should he be forced to sit out his fourth consecutive game, it would serve as a depth blow for the Hokies. There is no current timetable for his return to action.
Nov 2 - 6:38 PM

Virginia Tech junior T Yosuah Nijman is "day-to-day" in advance of this weekend's game against Miami.

Nijman left Saturday's game against Duke in the second quarter with an apparent lower-body injury. His injury isn't season-ending, but HC Justin Fuente declined to offer more specifics than that. "He’ll probably work out some and rest some and work out some and rest some and see how it goes," Fuente said. Nijman has started every game at left tackle over the past two years. Nijman (6'7/320) ran a 4.88 40-yard dash at the Nike Combine in high school.
Oct 31 - 5:02 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Waivers: Perine a must-add

    Waivers: Perine a must-add
  •  
    Dose: Wilson breaks loose

    Dose: Wilson breaks loose
  •  
    Dose: Allen explodes vs. Bills

    Dose: Allen explodes vs. Bills
  •  
    Dose: Brown lights up Titans

    Dose: Brown lights up Titans
  •  
    Silva: Week 11 Matchups

    Silva: Week 11 Matchups
  •  
    Dose: Bills to Start Peterman

    Dose: Bills to Start Peterman
  •  
    Matchups: Burkhead vs. Raiders

    Matchups: Burkhead vs. Raiders
  •  
    Waivers: Davis

    Waivers: Davis' Time to Shine