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Two Reserve Players Leave Virginia Tech Football Team

Reserve running back Jerome Wright and long-snapper Joe St. Germain both leave the Hokie program.

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Attrition is always a part of fall football camp and this season has been no different with a total of three players now leaving the Virginia Tech program voluntarily.


Wright, a 6'2", 225-pound sophomore played both fullback and tailback during his time at Tech. His only carries came last season in the Sun Bowl against UCLA when he had seven rushes for 27 yards. With Sam Rogers as the clear starter at fullback and a large group of talented tailbacks, playing time looked like it would be scarce for Wright.

St. Germain was the top long-snapper in 2012 snapping on over 130 kicks including punts, field goals and PATs. The fifth year senior suffered a foot injury last season and was passed on the depth chart by Eddie D'Antuono who is projected as the starter again this season. Redshirt freshman Colton Taylor from Salem, Va. is currently listed as the backup long-snapper.

This makes three players who have elected to leave the team this fall joining tailback Chris Mangus who recently announced he would transfer.

Versatile offensive lineman Brent Benedict was forced to end his football career before his senior season began due to a blood clot found in his leg last spring. He will remain on scholarship, however it won't count against Tech's scholarship limit for the 2014-15 season.