The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Most Underrated Hokie Players of the Past 25 Years

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1) Your top five most underrated football players in the past 25 years…those that could have/should have been appreciated more at the time. I’ll help you start the list: Kam Chancellor. I’d throw Jason Worilds on there as well, as he was a phenomenal talent on relatively average defenses. – rjh4vt

Chris Coleman: I think your definition of underrated is a little bit different than mine. I thought both Chancellor and Worilds were very much appreciated by the Virginia Tech fanbase. But goodness, what a difficult question. There are a lot of candidates. In fact, there are so many that it’s very difficult to narrow it down to only five.

Nevertheless, here are my five, in no particular order…

Marcus Parker (1994-1997): Parker played both fullback and tailback at Virginia Tech, and went on to become a seventh round pick in the NFL Draft. He rushed for 1,184 yards and 13 touchdowns between 1994 and 1997. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry, and was a very good receiver out of the backfield. I always thought he would have been an excellent tailback for the Hokies had he stayed in that position over the course of his career.