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Virginia Tech football: 78 days til kickoff as we profile the great Bruce Smith

Today is June 14, 2019, which means we are officially 78 days away from the Virginia Tech Hokies opening the college football season at Boston College. Yesterday, we profiled an offensive lineman from the World War II era in Roger McClure. Today, we profile the greatest player in school history: Number 78, Bruce Smith.

When we discuss the greatest Hokie, the names of Carroll Dale, Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Bruce Smith are the names most frequently discussed. And Beamer’s status was not because of his playing career, but his legendary status as head coach. As a player, no one was better than Smith.