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With 38 days left until Virginia Tech battles Georgia Tech, we turn our attention to one of the numberless Hokies on roster Mr. Greg Gaddell. Gaddell moved to fullback in the spring of 2011 to help provide some depth there but as of this past spring, he’s back at tailback. He’ll enter this fall battling with Daniel Dyer, who we discussed yesterday, for perhaps the 4th spot on the running back depth chart. Whoever wins that battle will likely dress and travel with the team this fall.
Weight: 199 lbs
Position: Running Back
High School: Bishop O’Connell High School
How Did He Get Here?
Gaddell went the academic route in his road to Virginia Tech. With no interest after his senior season, Gaddell was accepted into Virginia Tech’s school of engineering and decided to walk-on to the team in the spring semester.
2011 Season Rewind
The Virginia native spent most of the 2011 working on the scout team at running back.
The Hokies have always produced good running backs and even if you’re not a scholarship player, you’ll exit Virginia Tech with a lot of great stories to tell your children and grandchildren one day. Not many people can say they’ve played with David Wilson and Ryan Williams. Gaddell is a hardworking player who will struggle to find playing time outside of some work on special teams. He’s just another walk-on fighting the good fight.
But, if he can beat out Dyer for that 4th spot on the depth chart there’s always the chance he could get some carries against Austin Peay and in any other blowouts the Hokies have this season. That alone would be a sweet victory for somebody who has worked hard over the past few years to try and find a spot on the depth chart.
Completely Made Up Fact
Gaddell is the 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Cow Tipping Champion.
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