Notre Dame Football: Five Problematic Virginia Tech Players

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DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Damon Hazelton #14 of the Virginia Tech Hokies avoids Josh Blackwell #31 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Damon Hazelton, Wide Receiver 

Hazelton is a transfer from Ball State, where he caught 51 passes in the 2016 season. He has been the top target for Hokie quarterbacks, making 15 catches and accumulating 348 yards. He averages 23.2 yards per reception, making him the primary mid-to-deep pass threat for Virginia Tech. Willis spread the ball out to multiple of receivers against Duke, so Hazelton had a relatively modest day of four receptions for 65 yards as a result. However, Hazelton is one of the leading scorers on the team with four touchdowns. Look for Willis to involve Hazelton as frequently as possible on Saturday night.

Eric Kumah, Wide Receiver

Kumah has 12 receptions for 211 yards on the year and has scored one touchdown. Statistically, he is the second most prolific receiver Virginia Tech has, behind only Hazelton.

Kumah averages 17.6 yards per reception on the year. He had 3 receptions for 67 yards against Duke, giving him an average of 22.3 yards per reception in the game.  Like Hazelton, look for Kumah to be one of Virginia Tech’s best mid-range passing options.