Jim Druckenmiller Profile
Current home: Cordova, Tenn.
Current job: Druckenmiller is a regional sales manager for Lexis-Nexis.
He works for the company’s non-profit arm, selling products that, among other
things, provide information for youth groups looking for background information
to help with pre-hire and volunteer screening.
At Virginia Tech: 1992-96 seasons. Druckenmiller was a two-year starter
and the All-Big East quarterback as a senior when he threw for 2,071 yards and
17 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He had 4,323 career passing yards
and 34 TD passes.
Nicknames: Druck. “That was pretty much it,” he said.
Best Virginia Tech moment: “Probably the most interesting was my
senior year when we played Rutgers. Rickey Bustle was the coordinator at the
time. Before the game, he was taken to the hospital with kidney stones. Coach
(Billy) Hite sort of looked at me and said, ‘Druck, you have the plays.’ We
went out there in the first half, it was pouring, a monsoon, like something out
of a movie. We were just winging the ball around anyway.” Bustle was able
to join the team for the second half and Tech won 30-14 at Lane Stadium.
Least favorite Virginia Tech moment: “Cincinnati. The second start
of my junior year. We lost to them pretty badly (16-0) to fall to 0-2. Starting
out 0-2 in your first year starting puts you in a depressed mode. But we did OK
from there. It was the start of something special. We just didn’t know it at the
time.” Tech didn’t lose again that season and ended up beating Texas in the
Favorite Blacksburg restaurant/hangout: “PK’s. I became friends with
(owners) Pete and Linda Keciorous, I’m still friends with them. To this day,
when I go back I stay with them.”
Last time back on campus: “I don’t even know if I went last year, to
be honest. Good question! I try to make it for one game every year. Last year
might have been the first time I didn’t make it.”
Teammates you stay in touch with most: “George Del Ricco. We’ve
stayed in touch quite a bit. I saw Torrian (Gray)
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