Virginia Tech Updated Player Weights

Wilfried Pene
Virginia Tech defensive tackle Wilfried Pene, pictured here in the Spring Game, is now up to the required weight. (Jon Fleming)

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.