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Freshman receiver Sean Savoy’s older brother tragically shot and killed

We here at Gobbler Country extend our condolences to Sean Savoy and his family.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Boston College
Virginia Tech WR Sean Savoy
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Virginia Tech freshman wide receiver Sean Savoy had a career night on Saturday in the Hokies’ 23-10 win at Boston College. The absence of Cam Phillips created opportunities from the Washington, D.C. native and he took full advantage, catching nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. His performance earned him ACC rookie of the week honors.

Unfortunately, not long after the game, Savoy learned his older brother, Omar, had been shot and killed. Savoy took to Twitter to remember his older brother and the two young sons he left behind.

Head coach Justin Fuente offered his condolences on Monday, per hokiesports.com.

Our hearts go out to Sean and his family on the loss of Omar. Sean is a wonderful young man and I know his teammates and the rest of the Virginia Tech community will be there to support him. We ask that Hokies everywhere keep Sean’s family in their prayers during this difficult time as we all extend our deepest condolences to them.

The bye week arrives at the perfect time for Savoy so he can go home and spend some time with his family after such a tragic loss.

We here at Gobbler Country want to extend our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Savoy and his family.