Virginia Tech is Getting Thin at Running Back

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Trey Edmunds
This play in 2013 changed the direction of Trey Edmunds’ career.

When I made this post yesterday afternoon about Trey Edmunds leaving the program, I didn’t think it would pick up steam as quickly as it did. I guess I should have known better. The press jumped all over it and got confirmation last night, so now we all know for sure that Edmunds won’t be playing for the Hokies anymore.

Edmunds had a good freshman season when he ran for 675 yards and 10 touchdowns. He started the year off strong, then played hurt for a few games and struggled. After he got healthy again, he closed the season strong before breaking his leg against UVA. He put up good numbers in the two parts of the season in which he was healthy…

  • First four games: 78 carries, 358 yards, 4.51 ypc, 3 TDs
  • Last three games: 41 carries, 228 yards, 5.56 ypc, 5 TDs, 5 catches, 63 yards, 1 TD

Trey’s game was based on speed and explosion, and when he snapped his leg against UVA in late November, it was the beginning of the end. He never recovered the speed and explosion that he needed to be successful, and then the rest of his game began to regress. His herky-jerky running style was more pronounced in 2015 than ever before, and he looked more tentative.

In the end, Edmunds decided it was in his best interest