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Virginia Tech football: Devon Hunter is back

Hunter was suspended in September.

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Devon Hunter
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have reinstated safety Devon Hunter, per a statement by head coach Justin Fuente on the VT football Twitter account.

“In accordance with Virginia Tech student-conduct protocols and in conjunction with Virginia Tech Athletics administration, Devon Hunter has been cleared to return to the Virginia Tech football program effective immediately,” the statement read.

“Devon has demonstrated remorse for his actions and understands the expectations for him going forward. He recognizes and appreciates the opportunity to return to the program.”

Hunter, who was suspended indefinitely last fall just before the Hokies began the 2020 season and charged with one felony and one misdemeanor related to a domestic issue, reached a plea agreement last month, where he expressed remorse for his actions.

Hunter reacted to the news via Twitter today.

Hunter has played in 27 games for Virginia Tech, making two starts. He was expected to start for the Hokies in 2020. Now, Hunter can come back to Virginia Tech and compete for a spot in 2021.

This is good news for Hunter and it’s nice to see him take responsibility for his actions and get the chance to come back and finish his career on a positive note.