BY TYLER BYRUM
One year removed from the Frank Beamer era and Virginia Tech is looking as strong as ever. Junior, Jerod Evans has declared that he will forgo his final season with the Hokies and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
As a one-year starting quarterback under new head coach Justin Fuente, Evans threw for 3,552 yards on a 63.5 percent throwing percentage with 28 touchdowns and only eight interceptions.
In all major categories, Evans ranks in the top-25 on the NCAA leaderboads.
This decision is coming less than a week after his stunning performance in the program's historic Belk Bowl victory over Arkansas, the starting quarterback made his announcement on Twitter.
In the Belk Bowl he threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two. His combined yardage total was 330.
Earlier in the season he was named a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien award, recognizing the top quarterback in college football. Evans was one of 18 quarterbacks named. During the season he also received the Manning award when his team beat East Carolina 54-17. Through the air and on the ground, he combined to score four Virginia Tech touchdowns that week, set a then career-high 282 yards passing and current career-high of 97 rushing yards.
The running quarterback hopes to join Tyrod Taylor (Buffalo) and Logan Thomas (Arizona) as another Hokie QB in the league.
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