| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:26 PM
Even as Virginia Tech's players patted each other on the back after Saturday's 44-7 win against Duke, the last in a three-game sequence of overmatched opponents, it didn't take long for conversation to switch to the pressing matter of the all-important...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 5:30 PM
BLACKSBURG – Though Virginia Tech got exactly what it needed Thursday night with a 28-21 win against Georgia Tech, the Hokies will have to finish their push to lock up the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division without the services of...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 2:56 PM
Just as Virginia Tech wide receiver Danny Coale was about to walk out of teammate Dyrell Roberts' room at Montgomery General Hospital in Blacksburg, Coale pulled Roberts' mother to the side to express his concern.
Roberts, a receiver/kick returner who...
| Nov 13, 2010
| 6:58 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – After seeing his defense give up early scores Saturday and get behind in the first quarter for the sixth time this season, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster's mind started churning, searching for the adjustments that...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 11:42 AM
Now, we'll get a pretty good idea of exactly what Ryan Williams can offer No. 16 Tech's offense and special teams this season. His role just got a whole lot bigger.
Running back/kick returner David Wilson will miss Saturday's game at North Carolina due...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Other than a sunburned nose and bald spot – my dear, sweet, late mother always lectured me about sunscreen and a hat – I’m not sure how much I gained from Virginia Tech’s second open scrimmage of the spring practice season...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:47 PM
The loss of four senior starters makes rebuilding the offensive line Virginia Tech's top spring priority, coach Frank Beamer said Monday.
The Hokies open spring practice Wednesday, less than three months after a disheartening Sugar Bowl defeat to...
| 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....