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With 49 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to one of the numberless Hokies on the roster, Mr. Jonathan Halfhide. Halfhide entered the spring receiving high praise from the coaching staff for being another hardworking walk-on who could potentially see the field some this fall. However, the Hokies are stacked at Backer right now so odds are, all of his snaps this season will come on special teams. Still, if Jonathan continues to work hard, the depth chart may open up a little in his upper classman years. For those of you looking for the next “Cody Grimm”, this kid is certainly one to keep an eye on.
Weight: 209 lbs
High School: Bayside High School
How Did He Get Here
Like all walk-ons, Halfhide was identified his senior year and wound up choosing the Hokies over a few other walk-on opportunities.
Entering spring practice, Coach Beamer mentioned Halfhide’s name a few times in his first spring press conference. Needless to say, most Tech fans have probably never heard of this kid before then. Halfhide is a hard working, talented linebacker who just happens to be undersized. He entered Virginia Tech in the 195 pound range and has since bulked up. But for him to see the field somewhere other than special teams, he’ll need to try to improve his bulk over the next year or two.
Halfhide isn’t Cody Grimm but he is a talented player who can help this team somewhere. He’ll likely receive some snaps on one of the pride and joy teams and could work his way into a backup job in a few years if he continues to improve in the weight room. But for now, look for the Bayside star to see most of his work on special teams.
Accepting a Virginia Tech walk-on offer with potential to be put on scholarship in a few years.
Having to likely wait his turn in order to see playing time.
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Completely made up fact
The strong, disapproving glare in his Hokiesports.com picture was caused by David Wilson stealing the last piece of chocolate cake in the background. Halfhide was not amused by that.
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