Virginia Tech Spring Football Primer: The Defense

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With Virginia Tech spring practice beginning at 8am on Wednesday, we’ll finish up our spring primer with a look at the defensive side of the ball. By my count, there are 36 scholarship players on defense on the spring roster, and we’ll break them down by position.

Note that heights and weights have not been updated as of yet, and we aren’t sure if they will be updated before August. We’re going to list each player in order of seniority, so just because a player is listed first at a particular position doesn’t mean he’s going to be the starter, or that we are projecting him to be the starter.

Zion DeBose Virginia Tech
It will be a big spring for Zion DeBose (35) and the other young defensive ends. (Photo by Jon Fleming)

Defensive End (7)

Houshun Gaines (6-3, 235, r-Sr.)*
Emmanuel Belmar (6-2, 250, r-Jr.)
TyJuan Garbutt (6-1, 245, r-So.)
Zion DeBose (6-1, 250, r-So.)
Nathan Proctor (6-2, 240, r-So.)
Eli Adams (5-11, 240, r-Fr.)
Jaevon Becton (6-4,

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