Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Va Tech Hokies Stepping Up In the NFL

I couldn't help but notice all of the Virginia Tech defensive backs and others who were stepping up making big plays this NFL season.  Besides the miraculous performance by rookie Eddie Royal on opening day for the Denver Broncos, many other former Hokie names have been popping up in a positive way.  

It was just last week when former Hokie and current Packers CB Aaron Rouse picked off Peyton Manning and ran it back for a TD.  This past week, rookie, Brandon Flowers for Kansas City picked off two Brett Favre passes, running one back for a crucial Touchdown in KC's close loss to the Jets.  The Browns, Nick Sorenson the ex Hokie QB and eventual Safety made a HUGE play, stopping the Jag's Matt Jones from making the game winning TD very late in the game.  DeAngelo Hall (Oak) and Darryl Tapp (Seattle) are other notable Hokies who are still making impacts on their respective teams.  Xavier Adibi has made several appearences for the Houston Texas as well. Cincinnati's Pro Bowl kicker, and Pulaski County Va native, Shane Graham was back this past week for the winless Bengals, after suffering a groin injury on his first kick this season.  Go Hokies!!!

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