Thursday, October 1, 2009


Matt Reidy was a running back at Damascus High School in Maryland. Good, but not good enough to merit a scholarship at a powerhouse like Virginia Tech, Reidy walked on and made the team.

Now he’s a special teams tiger on a squad that prizes good special teams play. Reidy, a fifth-year senior linebacker-rover earned a scholarship last year, primarily for his yeoman's duty on "teams."

He was a regular participant on four kicking-team units last season, and his 217 plays on special teams ranked second on the squad.

After scoring a touchdown on a blocked punt in the Hokies win over Miami, Mr. Reidy is something of a celeb in Blacksburg.

To read the story from the Roanoke Times, click here.

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