Known as "The Sack Man" of Virginia Tech Football, Bruce Smith finished his college career in 1984 as the most honored player in Hokie history at the time (until Corey Moore).
Anticipating his future success in pursuing quarterbacks in the NFL, he had a career total of 71 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, for losses totaling 504 yards.
Smith had 46 career sacks, including 22 during a junior season in 1983 that saw him named First-team All-America by the AFCA (Coaches) and Newspaper Enterprise Association.
In 1984, Smith topped off his time in Blacksburg with the Outland Trophy (given to the nation's top lineman) and a consensus place on the All-American team.
This is all without pointing out that he was the only other #1 overall pick to the NFL in school history (other than Vick), became a first ballot hall-of-famer, and holds the NFL's career sack record.
No Hokie has accomplished more than Bruce Smith, and it is unlikely that any ever will be able to live up.
He has brought too much recognition to the program to not be at the top of this list.