In a major piece of news, Virginia Tech defensive end Trevon Hill has been dismissed from the football team. The move was announced early Sunday afternoon in a release by the football program.
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— Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) September 23, 2018
Hill, a redshirt junior, was Virginia Tech’s most experienced defensive end. He tallied two sacks in the season opener against Florida State, and 1.5 sacks in Saturday’s loss at Old Dominion. Through the first three games of the season, he has arguably been the Hokies’ best defensive player.
Sources tell TSL that the dismissal results from an incident in the Virginia Tech locker room following Saturday’s loss, among other things.
With Hill off the team, redshirt sophomore Emmanuel Belmar will likely take his place in the starting lineup.