Virginia Tech Football: Zack Luckett Returns to the Hokies

Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2009

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - OCTOBER 18:  Coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts against the Boston College Eagles on October 18, 2008 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Zack Luckett was once a promising athlete on the Virginia Tech football team.  After a series of off-the-field problems and a season--long suspension, those days have returned.

Luckett arrived at Virginia Tech in 2006 and redshirted in his first season.  In 2007, Luckett led the team in special teams tackles and caught two passes as a wide receiver. 

Last year, Luckett was expected to compete for a starting job at wide out before he was suspended indefinitely for his second DUI while under scholarship.

Now, after a year off from football, Luckett is back.  However, he will be playing on the defensive side of the ball.  Luckett played linebacker in high school, and will now do so for the Hokies.  Whip linebacker to be exact, which is the same position Cody Grimm and Cam Martin play.

Luckett gives the Hokies added depth on defense, and is a great special teams player.  He probably won't get a lot of snaps on defense this season, but is sure to make some noise on kick-off and punt coverage.

Virginia Tech should be competing for a national title all season long, so depth will be key to their success.  Luckett is a tremendous athlete and will be a huge boost to an already stout Virginia Tech special teams.