Notes on Virginia Tech's depth chart ahead of Georgia Tech

A look at Virginia Tech’s depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Blacksburg:

OFFENSE

WR

Ford, 6-2, 195, Jr.

Bradshaw, 6-1, 202, R-So.

Ford has 50 receptions for 710 yards and six touchdowns this season. … is fourth in the ACC with 78.9 receiving yards per game. … 23 touchdowns are most among active ACC players. … Is third in school history in receiving yards (2,583) and second in receptions (181).

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LT

Nijman, 6-7, 300, So.

Smith, 6-3, 295, R-Fr.

Nijman has nine consecutive starts this season. … The Hokies are averaging 193.3 rushing yards per game this season.

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LG

Teller, 6-5, 308, R-Jr.

Pettit, 6-3, 298, R-So.

Teller has started seven of nine games this season.

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C

Gallo, 6-2, 295, Jr.

Chung, 6-3, 290, R-Jr.

Gallo has started seven games this season and 20 in his career. … The line has given up 17 sacks this season.

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RG

Conte, 6-6, 305, R-Sr.

Pfaff, 6-5, 293, R-So.

Conte has started nine games this season and 32 in his career. … The offensive line averages 291 pounds. Tech’s defensive line averages 265 pounds.

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RT

McLaughlin, 6-5, 294, Sr.

Osterloh, 6-8, 326, R-Jr.

McLaughlin has started nine games this season and 44 in his career. … The Hokies are averaging 251.8 passing yards per game this season.

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TE

Hodges, 6-7, 245, R-Jr.

Deablo, 6-3, 208, Fr.

Hodges has 33 receptions for 492 yards this season and 118 receptions for 1,548 yards in his career. … Has started 24 consecutive games.

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WR

Phillips, 6-0, 199, Jr.

Carroll, 5-8, 167, R-So.

Phillips has 36 receptions for 551 yards and two touchdowns this season. … Is fifth in school history with 125 receptions in his career.

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RB

Rogers, 5-11, 230, Sr.

McMillian, 6-0, 205, R-So.

Rogers has rushed 41 times for 131 yards with a long rush of nine yards. … Has nine receptions for 155 yards and three touchdowns.

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QB

Evans, 6-3, 238, Jr.

Motley, 6-4, 230, R-Sr.

Evans is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,203 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. Has rushed 114 times for a team-high 533 yards and four touchdowns. … Is second in the ACC with a passer rating of 160.6. … Is third in the ACC with 25 touchdowns.

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TE

Cunningham, 6-2, 236, R-Fr.

Burke, 6-3, 255, R-Fr.

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DEFENSE

RDE

Ekanem, 6-3, 260, R-Sr.

Hill, 6-3, 240, R-Fr.

Ekanem has eight starts this season and 34 in his career. … Has 21 tackles this season, including 5 ½ for loss and 4 ½ sacks. … Has 29 ½ tackles for loss and 18 ½ sacks in his career.

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NT

Baron, 6-2, 280, Sr.

Walker, 6-2, 282, R-So.

Baron has nine starts this season and 16 in his career. … Has 36 tackles with 13 for loss and 4 ½ sacks this season.

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DT

Williams, 6-2, 297, R-Sr.

Settle, 6-3, 328, R-Fr.

Williams has six starts this season and 16 in his career. … Has 10 tackles with two for loss this season.

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LDE

Mihota, 6-5, 264, R-So.

Dooley, 6-5, 252, R-Jr.

Mihota has nine starts this season and 10 in his career. … Has 29 tackles with seven for loss and two sacks this season.

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WLB

Reynolds, 6-0, 183, So.

Shegog, 6-2, 213, R-Jr.

Reynolds has nine starts this season and 11 in his career. … Has 40 tackles with 3 ½ for loss this season.

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MLB

Motuapuaka 6-0, 233, R-Jr.

Huelskamp, 6-1, 222, R-Jr.

Motuapuaka has nine starts this season and 24 in his career. … Has a team-leading 71 tackles with 4 for loss and a sack this season.

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LOLB

Tr. Edmunds, 6-5, 236, So.

Beckett, 5-10, 214, Fr.

Edmunds has nine starts this season and 11 in his career. … Has 67 tackles with 13 for loss and 4 ½ sacks this season.

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RCB

Stroman, 6-0, 180, Jr.

Alexander, 6-3, 193, So.

Stroman has three interceptions and eight passes broken up and 11 defensed this season.

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LCB

Facyson, 6-2, 197, R-Jr.

Alexander, 6-3, 193, So.

Facyson has nine starts this season and 31 in his career. … Hasn’t had an interception since five as a freshman. … Has eight passes broken up this season and 31 in his career.

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FS

Clark, 6-0, 205, Sr.

Greene, 5-10, 196, R-Sr.

Clark has nine starts this season and 35 in his career. … Has 36 unassisted tackles this season and 2 ½ for loss.

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Rover

Te. Edmunds, 6-2, 210, R-So.

Newsome, 5-11, 193, R-Jr.

Edmunds has nine starts this season and 17 in his career. … Has 61 tackles and three interceptions this season.

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SPECIALISTS

K

Slye, 5-11, 210, Jr.

Has hit 17-of-22 field goals this season. … Is fifth in school’s all-time scoring list (289 points)

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P

Ludwig, 5-11, 198, R-Jr.

Is averaging 39 yards per punt with a long of 61, two touchbacks and 21 fair catches.

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KR

Stroman, 6-0, 180, Jr.

He is the only FBS player with 350 kickoff return yards, 175 punt returns and more than one interception, according to Virginia Tech’s sports information department.

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PR

Stroman, 6-0, 180, Jr.

He is averaging 7.7 yards per return with one touchdown this season and two in his career.

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KO

Slye, 5-11, 210, Jr.

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