Virginia Tech has had a history of bringing in offensive stars. Players like Michael Vick, Tyrod Taylor, Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones have made their way through Blacksburg.
Despite the marquee names, the fans know that the Hokies are a defensive team.
Virginia Tech’s success of the past two decades stems from defense, and there have been a lot of stars who have played on that side of the ball. It seems that you can’t throw a stone at a Hokie defensive unit without hitting an All-American.
The following is a list of the 20 greatest defensive players in Virginia Tech history. Some may surprise you or bring up a name that you have forgotten about, but every name on this list has made the Virginia Tech football program what it is today.