Sport Virginia Tech football: Preseason honors continue to come in for Brock Hoffman
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There is no debate about who Notre Dame's best player is, and in his final season with the Irish, junior safety Kyle Hamilton should prove that every week.Despite that late recruiting rise, the Irish pursued Hamilton relatively early in the cycle, before that ratings bump, thanks to a tip from a friend of former safeties coach Terry Joseph when he was still coaching at North Carolina, closer to Hamilton’s home of Atlanta. Joseph arrived at Notre Dame in the winter of 2017 and began his pursuit of Hamilton in earnest halfway through Hamilton’s junior year. He had shined on the field, but that camp boost had not yet occurred.
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Brock Hoffman hopes to follow in the footsteps of Christian Darrisaw and land in the NFL draft in 2022.
The 6-foot-3, 317-pound senior from Statesville, North Carolina, is the leader of the “Vice Squad.” That is the nickname of Virginia Tech’s offensive line, coached by Vance Vice.
Hoffman started every game for the Hokies last fall after being forced to sit out in 2019 due to the NCAA’s selective transfer rules. He helped lead the Hokies to their best rushing season of the Justin Fuente-era, as Tech averaged over 240 yards rushing per game. He was twice selected as the ACC’s offensive lineman of the week.
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Max Allegri doesn’t have anything close to a full squad available, but his new Juventus is about to (unofficially) debut Saturday.At this point on the calendar last year, Maurizio Sarri was still Juventus’ manager. And not only that, but Juve were still playing games, with a ninth consecutive Scudetto nearly secured and a Champions League showdown with Lyon still to be played in a couple of weeks. (Let’s not talk about that last part.
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Earlier this week, Hoffman was named to the watch list for the prestigious Outland Trophy — given annually to college football’s top interior lineman.
On Thursday, Hoffman was named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to a student-athlete for his service to the community.
During his time with the Hokies, Hoffman has mentored students at Prices Fork Elementary School in Blacksburg, as well as in his hometown in North Carolina. Hoffman has also worked with the Special Olympics and helped organize a book drive and cacrd-writing campaign to Richfield Senior Living in Salem, Virginia.
Last week, Hoffman was nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which is considered one of the more prestigious community service awards for student-athletes.
Debates on vaccine, mask mandates permeate Virginia governor's race .
The nationwide debate over vaccine and mask mandates is infiltrating the upcoming statewide elections in Virginia as coronavirus cases in the commonwealth tick upward. Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin hit Democratic nominee and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's (D) newly announced mask mandate on Thursday, saying the mandate is "the first step towards returning to a full shutdown of our economy.