The Most Athletic Players: Offense

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Virginia Tech is one of the nation’s most athletic teams. It seems that
every season Frank Beamer or one of the other Tech coaches is describing the
team as “the fastest we’ve ever had.” The Hokies are loaded with athletes
at all positions, some more than others. So who is the most athletic player at
each position? Some of the answers may surprise you, especially at the
quarterback position.

To determine Tech’s most athletic players, we used the testing numbers
provided by from March, 2006. Each player was ranked based on how
he performed against other players playing the same position. If a player had
the best bench press, he was given a one. If he had the fourth best 40 time, he
was given a four, etc.

If two players tied, they were given the same number. For example, if two
players tied for first in the vertical jump, they would both get a one. Then the
next player would get a three.

Only players that were tested in every single strength and conditioning
category were included in the scoring. We then compiled the results, and the
player with the lowest score at each position was dubbed “most
athletic” at that position. It’s not the most scientific of systems, and it
excludes an unfortunate number of players, but it
makes for interesting reading.

Offensive Line

Offensive linemen aren’t thought of as being big time athletes, but many of
them are. The 2006 Virginia Tech offensive line will be one of the most athletic
in school history, especially offensive tackles Brandon Frye and Duane Brown.
Brown is a former tight end who moved to tackle last year but kept his speed and
quickness. Frye is just a physical freak. Here are the top three athletes on the
offensive line.

Three Offensive Line Athletes