Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller has played his last game for Virginia Tech as he announced Tuesday that he is declaring for the NFL draft.
Fuller missed nine games this season as he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during camp. He tried to play through the injury and actually appeared in the team's first three games before he elected to undergo surgery.
According to Neil Stratton, Fuller has signed with an agent and is rehabbing his knee in Florida.
Fuller is the fourth of four brothers to play at Virginia Tech as his brothers Vincent, Corey and Kyle all played for head coach Frank Beamer as well. Now he will be following them again into the NFL.
"Virginia Tech is better because the Fuller brothers were Hokies," Beamer said in a statement. "Vinny, Corey, Kyle and Kendall were all different, but they were all the same in that they were smart, competitive, very athletic and great teammates, who possessed great character. Those qualities are all a tribute to their parents."
Fuller was a junior, but likely could have earned a medical hardship waiver granting him an extra year of eligibility. That was rendered moot by Tuesday's decision. He will now end his collegiate career with 119 tackles and 8 interceptions. He was considered a first-round draft pick heading into this season as one of the nation's top cornerbacks, but the injury may now drop his draft stock.
"The Fullers are what college football players should be," Beamer said. "It is an honor for me that each of them followed their brother to Virginia Tech. It was my privilege to coach all four of them."
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