| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Dyrell Roberts, who ran for 2,236 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior at Smithfield High, is back with the Packers after five years at Virginia Tech, where he is the all-time leader in kickoff return yards. Roberts is an assistant coach for the wide...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SMITHFIELD – There was a time, particularly back in 2009 – the season he returned a kickoff 98 yards for a Virginia Tech touchdown against Alabama – when Dyrell Roberts thought plenty about the NFL. That was before two injuries sidelined...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Vinston Painter hopes NFL teams share his father's opinion when it comes to Painter's possible longevity in a football uniform.
After starting just one season at right tackle for Virginia Tech, Painter believes he has more football left in his...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:10 AM
An adjustment to my statistics from Poquoson High's 49-27 football win on Thursday over Warhill shows that Warhill's Devonte Dedmon ran for 339 yards, just 30 yards short of the Bay Rivers District rushing record set in 2007 by Dyrell Roberts of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Considering one Bay Rivers District back ran for more than 300 and another for more than 200, the balance provided in Week #5 by several strong defense outings and some big special teams plays will probably get lost in the shuffle.
Then again, that&...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:25 AM
JAMES CITY — It could've been a football season of what-ifs for Warhill High junior Devonte Dedmon. There were 13 quarters, the equivalent of more than three games, when Dedmon was either sidelined or severely slowed by ankle and rib injuries or the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and his staff will get to see several players working out at new positions when spring practice opens Wednesday, but a few other familiar faces won't be present due to decisions to transfer and injuries.
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Even when his left thigh throbbed and generally made his life miserable during the winter, never did Dyrell Roberts fear not being able to suit up again for Virginia Tech's football team.
He always knew he'd have a chance to catch some more passes as...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Sitting on his couch at home over the holidays, Virginia Tech's Dyrell Roberts was relegated to a football role he hoped he'd never have to play — armchair quarterback.
He had no choice.
Every time he stood up, he couldn't support himself...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Getting kids to sign a letter of intent to join your college football program takes more than just a slick haircut, a firm handshake and a smile. Nailing down recruits requires other qualities these days.
Successful college recruiters will have...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 3:12 PM
BLACKSBURG – His first appearance as a college punt returner was nothing short of forgettable, but Virginia Tech's Dyrell Roberts isn't one to dwell on such details, especially when the initial experience might as well have been a lifetime ago....