Finally, it’s time for my yearly article on the updated weights for the Virginia Tech football team. It’s one of my favorite articles to write each year, and though it is a little bit late because the Hokies didn’t do the update until later than normal, it’s time to dive in.
This article won’t focus on every single player. It will discuss a few specific players, as well as some noticeable trends, perhaps at certain positions. As usual, I want to throw in several caveats before starting this article on the updated player weights for Virginia Tech football.
First, weight can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. For example, Malachi Thomas weighed in at 198 on the official weigh-in day, but he told the media on Friday that he was at 203. It can depend on what time of the day you weigh-in, your meals, etc. I always weigh more in the afternoon because I’ve had a couple of meals by that point.
Second, it’s hard to say whether some of last year’s weights were accurate. Wilfried Pene was listed at 253 last season, but he looked a bit bigger than that to me. Tre Turner was listed at 190, but he weighed in at under 180 in the spring when working out for NFL teams, so I have a hard time believing he was actually 190 when he played for the Hokies last fall....
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