Maddy to take a medical hardship

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Virginia Tech senior defensive tackle Luther Maddy will miss the remainder of the 2014 season because he needs another knee surgery.  On the bright side, Maddy says he will get a medical hardship waiver this year and be eligible to play as a r-senior in 2015.

Through his first three seasons, Maddy has 22 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks, and he was expected to be the bell-cow for the Tech defense this season.  However, tendonitis in the preseason limited his performance, and then he suffered a torn meniscus against ECU.  He has not played since the Georgia Tech game, and he has just 0.5 TFL and no sacks on the season.

Maddy has a potential NFL future, but an injury-plagued senior season with unimpressive stats would have seriously hurt his draft stock.  Instead, he plans to take a medical hardship and get ready for the 2015 season, which hopefully will go better for him.

With Maddy’s return, Virginia Tech will bring back every single defensive lineman on their current roster in 2015.

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  1. “With Maddy’s return, Virginia Tech will bring back every single defensive lineman on their current roster in 2015″… and some highly regarded new additions as well… we hope 😉

  2. Sorry to lose the big guy for this year but looking forward to seeing him come back next year. Has the medical hardship waiver been granted? Or do we have to wait for approval from the NCAA, ACC, or some other entity?

    1. Good question, and I don’t know the answer for sure. I think it’s a process that takes time (they’re probably not ruled upon till after season’s end), but Luther has probably been counseled that it’ll work out.

  3. I for one and happy he’s deciding to redshirt get healthy and come back and show how good you are! Hope healing goes well! Can’t wait to see you play again!!

    1. As long as he doesn’t get screwed by NCAA on the “medical hardship”. We don’t have a very gracious history of those things working out iirc…Maybe I’m just being negative because , ONCE AGAIN, a 2-4 week injury has turned into a season ender for another one of our guys!

  4. Go get 100% Luther, your health is important bud. Come back strong next season and be the leader we know. Good luck!!

  5. Luther, just get healthy and looking forward to seeing you rip tOSU (and others) apart next year.

    Man, I don’t know when I have seen so many people go down in one season; Shai, Luther, Trey, Chase?, Brandon. I just hope everyone just gets healthy. I know ther are still five games to go, but I am looking a bit towards next year with everyone healthy AND staying healthy.

    GO HOKIES BEAT da U!!!!

  6. “With Maddy’s return, Virginia Tech will bring back every single defensive lineman on their current roster in 2015″…we hope.

  7. Lack of depth really hurts. Most legit Power 5 teams don’t fold like a cheap tent when people are out injured.

    1. We’re 4-3 and gave up 14 pts (O gave them 7)
      Only teams like Bama, Ole Miss, Mich St are holding teams under 20.

      Without Maddy, we held UNC to 10. (+ another 7 by O) then UNC scores 43 & 48 the next two weeks including 43 vs a top 10 team

      We’re not “folding”.
      WTH is wrong with u people!?!

      1. Our D isn’t the problem. Hasn’t been for years unless they get tired bc our inept O can’t stay on the field longer than 3 downs.

        1. amen VPI07ME. Our D has been the backbone of the program for decades.

          Sorry to lose Maddy – I love that guy! Happy to hear he will be back.

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