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NFL Hokies Weigh In On Tragedy

By Neal Turnage
Sports Editor
April 17, 2007

Former Hokies Michael Vick and DeAngelo Hall of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons released statements concerning the events that took place on Virginia Tech’s campus yesterday.

“First and foremost, I am shocked and deeply saddened about the tragic loss of life that took place early Monday on the Virginia Tech campus. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones involved in this terrible tragedy. It is my hope that the university community can pull together to help the students cope with this senseless and unfortunate ordeal,” said Vick.

“Words can&quo;t describe how sad I am right now. Everyone who knows me understands the affinity I have for Virginia Tech. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the loved ones and family members involved in this horrible tragedy,” said Hall.

Vick, a native of Newport News, Va., played on the Virginia Tech football team from 1999 to 2001. Hall, of Chesapeake, Va., also played for the Hokies from 2001 to 2004. Both were drafted in the first round of their respective drafts.

Comments (3)

im so soory for everithing that happened on monday april 16, 2007 at virgina Tech.I would feel so bad if i would lose someone important in my life my greatest simpaty

tere acosta | April 17, 2007 11:31 PM

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events of Monday morning. Way too many lifes were cut short. My heart goes out to all the families of the victoms. May your loved ones rest in peace with the angels in heaven. I myself have a five month old baby and I pray that when he grows up I don't have to go through this. With time I hope you begin to heal. God Bless Virginia Tech and God Bless America. I pray that this never happens again.

Posted by a new mom | April 18, 2007 11:59 AM

Nothing good comes out of these kind of tragedies ,but all@Va-tech hokies will bounce back godspeed!

D.R. | April 20, 2007 4:05 PM