Two rising seniors for Virginia Tech’s football program announced their transfer via Twitter on Tuesday night. Wide receiver Eric Kumah and tight end Chris Cunningham will leave the program.
Thank You Hokie Nation
Respect My Decision
EK3 ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/ty07lrCXfi
— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 23, 2019
Kumah started all 12 games in which he played this past season, catching 42 passes for 559 yards and seven touchdowns. He became known for his ability to catch jump balls in tight coverage, as well as for his ability to block in the running game.
THANK YOU HOKIE NATION‼️ pic.twitter.com/tSgn8wRh0V
— Chris Cunningham (@IAM_CC2) January 23, 2019
Cunningham lost playing time to Dalton Keene this year, but was still a major contributor to the offense. He caught 22 career passes for 297 yards and seven touchdowns. He was regarded as Virginia Tech’s most consistent blocking tight end.
With the departures of Kumah and Cunningham, Virginia Tech is currently projected to have just six scholarship seniors on the roster for 2019 – quarterback Ryan Willis, defensive end Houshun Gaines, defensive tackle Xavier Burke, offensive lineman Tyrell Smith, rover Reggie Floyd and cornerback Jovonn Quillen. Gaines and Burke are coming off major injuries, while Smith and Quillen are projected to be backups.
Both players will be graduate transfers and will be eligible to play elsewhere immediately.
Also revealed in Kumah’s Tweet was information that wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins will be departing the program as well. Recent reports have linked Wiggins with the offensive coordinator job at Temple and the wide receivers coach position at Alabama. No formal announcement regarding Wiggins has been made by any of the schools in question.