Brock Hoffman was supposed to make an impact on Virginia Tech’s offensive line in 2019. Thanks to the NCAA, Hoffman had to wait a year after transferring over from Coastal Carolina, but was allowed to practice with the team last season.
In Saturday’s season-opening win over NC State, Hoffman started at center in his first game with the Hokies.
And his debut did not disappoint.
The 6-foot-3, 317-pound junior from Statesville, N.C. made an impact on Virginia Tech’s opening drive, opening holes for running back Khalil Herbert and the Hokies jumped out to a big lead.
Hoffman and his mates along the offensive were a dominant bunch. For his part, Hoffman was named the ACC’s offensive lineman of the week on Monday.
Tech rushed for over 300 yards in the win over the Wolfpack.
Hoffman wasn’t the only Virginia Tech offensive lineman gaining national attention as right tackle Luke Tenuta was Pro Football Focus’ highest-graded right tackle last week.
We aren’t finished.
Junior tight end James Mitchell, who caught three passes for 68 yards and a touchdown, was the second highest-graded tight end in college football last week.
Highest-graded TEs from College Football Wk 4:— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 27, 2020
1. Kyle Pitts, Florida - 95.7
2. James Mitchell, VA Tech - 93.1
3. Kylen Granson, SMU - 86.7
4. Austin Stogner, Oklahoma - 84.5 pic.twitter.com/DnqokPgGnW
Mitchell could have had an even bigger night, but the Hokies simply did not need to pass the football.
The Hokies travel south to Durham to face Duke on Saturday with revenge on their minds.