2017 Virginia Tech Postseason Superlatives

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Today, I’m going to give my postseason awards for the 2017 season.  There is one game remaining against Oklahoma State, but results from one game wouldn’t influence the final decisions. 

DriveFor25_shield-320pxThere’s a top player listed for each position, with the exception of quarterback, because only one quarterback plays.  Other awards include assistant coach of the year, offensive and defensive players of the year, first-year starters of the year, and of course, my overall 2017 Player of the Year.

We’ll get it started with the positional awards.

Running Back of the Year: Deshawn McClease

McClease finished second on the team in overall rushing yards, and first in rushing yards per game.  The redshirt-sophomore got into a groove over the final two games of the season, finishing with 14 carries for 70 yards (5 yards per carry) against Pitt and 13 carries for 71 yards (5.5 ypc) against Virginia. 

McClease’s performances against Pitt and UVA mark the only time this year that a Tech