Former Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis didn’t get an opportunity in the NFL after his college career ended in 2019. Not only was Willis not drafted in 2020, but he also didn’t latch on with anyone as an undrafted free agent, either.
Fortunately for Willis, he found another opportunity this spring, as he was a part of The Spring League, a developmental league in its sixth season of existence.
Willis took advantage of his opportunity playing for the Linemen and led his team to the TSL championship on Saturday. Not only did Willis and his squad win The Mega Bowl, but he was also named MVP.
This is a pretty cool accomplishment for the former Hokie, who had his share of ups and downs in his two-year tenure in Blacksburg. In 2018, Willis would take over as the starting quarterback and led the Hokies to a couple of impressive wins with late-game heroics.
His biggest moment was his role in the win over Virginia to keep the Commonwealth Cup in Blacksburg in 2018.
Unfortunately, Willis struggled in 2019, which paved the way for Hendon Hooker to take over at quarterback.
Since leaving Blacksburg, Willis has spent time in Phoenix training for an opportunity in the NFL and throwing to some of the top NFL wide receivers at the EXOS facility, as he told Andy Bitter in an interview with The Athletic last week.
After his work this spring here’s hoping Willis gets an opportunity somewhere in the NFL.