NFL Hokies Weigh In On TragedyBy Neal Turnage
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.