Virginia Tech released their spring football roster for 2017, as well as a short release with notes about Virginia Tech football.
Here’s the five-page PDF with the roster and notes:
2017 Spring Football Roster and Notes
We’ll update our spring football roster soon to reflect the information in this release.
Here are some associated notes passed on by Virginia Tech:
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente released Tech’s spring rosters on Monday as the Hokies prepare to begin spring practice at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.
Fuente returns 37 letterwinners and 14 starters from last season’s squad that went 10-4, won the ACC Coastal Division crown and captured a third straight bowl victory. The Hokies will their conduct annual Maroon-Orange Spring Game at 2:30 p.m. on April 22.
WHAT TO WATCH IN 2017
- The 2017 season will mark the 125th anniversary of football at Virginia Tech (1st season – 1892).
- Tech opens the 2017 season vs. West Virginia (9/2) at FedEx Field. It will mark the first contest for The Black Diamond Trophy since VT registered a 34-17 win at WVU (10/1/05). VT is 7-3 vs. WVU in the last 10 meetings.
- The Hokies will play the defending national champion for the third time in the past five seasons – Clemson (2017), Ohio State (2015) and Alabama (2013).
- Head coach Justin Fuente needs six victories to bypass B.C. Cubbage (15 wins in 1921-22) for the best two-year win total to start a Virginia Tech career.
- K Joey Slye (63) needs six more made FGs to bypass Shayne Graham (68) for the highest total in VT history.
- Slye is third in VT history with 321 points. He needs 16 more to bypass RB Lee Suggs (336) for second and 51 more to overtake Graham (371) for the all-time lead.
- WR Cam Phillips (2,063) needs 905 receiving yards to overtake the Tech career record of Isaiah Ford (2,967).
- CB Greg Stroman (92) needs 20 more punt returns to move ahead of Eddie Royal (111) for second in Tech history.
Student Season Tickets On Sale
Virginia Tech students can purchase 2017 student season tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on March 20. Student tickets for the opening game of the 2017 season against West Virginia on Sept. 2 will also go on sale at that time. Check out all the details.
STUDENT SEASON TICKETS
Virginia Tech’s allotment of student tickets for the 2017 season opener on Sept. 2 against West Virginia at FedExField will also go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday. Those seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a single ticket available for $72 (fees included) or two tickets for $139 (fees included) with a limit of two tickets per student. Students must pick up these tickets at the Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office on August 29-31.
STUDENT TICKETS – West Virginia Game at FedExField