Tyrod Taylor will go down as one of the greatest and most electrifying quarterbacks ever to step foot on Virginia Tech’s campus.
Even from his debut against Louisiana State University in 2007, football fans knew he would be special. He scored the Hokies’ lone touchdown, while showing flashes of brilliance. However, nobody could have predicted just how extraordinary he would turn out to be.
Over the course of his illustrious career at Tech, he set school records for career total offense (9,213 yards), career passing yards (7,017 yards), career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,196), career wins by a starting quarterback (34), career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (23), and touchdown passes in a season (24).
The Hampton product has certainly left his mark in the record books, but his statistics don’t paint the whole picture.
Taylor is a winner.
Since July 2007, he has won three ACC Championships, an Orange Bowl, a Chick-fil-A Bowl, an ACC Championship MVP Award, first-team All-ACC honors, an ACC Player of the Year Award and a Dudley Award, which is given to the best football player in Virginia.
Taylor’s accomplishments can be relived all day long, but what distinguishes him from other quarterbacks that have come through Blacksburg?
The guy is a born leader.