Virginia Tech Fullback Production, Part 2: The ACC Era

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Earlier this week, we went over Virginia Tech’s fullback production from the Big East era (1993-03). Here’s the article if you want to refresh your memory. In short, Tech’s fullbacks were extremely productive in that era, especially guys like Marcus Parker and Brian Edmonds.

From 1993 through 2003, the fullbacks were responsible for nearly 11% of Virginia Tech’s total offensive yardage. Considering how the fullbacks have been used for most of the ACC era, that’s almost hard to believe.

Numbers for the ACC era aren’t nearly as interesting. Let’s look at the numbers for 2004 through 2012 (nine seasons):

2004: 12 touches, 54 yards, 3 TDs
2005: 3 touches, 15 yards, 1 TD
2006: 14 touches, 86 yards, 1 TD
2007: 14 touches, 33 yards, 1 TD
2008: 5 touches, 23 yards
2009: 1 touch, 7 yards
2010: 11 touches, 77 yards
2011: 4 touches, 4 yards
2012: 5 touches, 18 yards

That’s a complete turnaround from the Big East era. There are a couple of reasons for the downfall in production…

1: Ball carrying talent. Be honest…how many VT fullbacks from 2004-2012 can you actually name? You

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