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Four Former Virginia Tech Stars Reunite As Redskins

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Thousands of fans come out to Redskins Training camp everyday and many of them come to see four former Virginia Tech stars.

Skins wide receiver, Josh Morgan said, "You never forget that college experience and you never forget what it was like the two, three, four years you were in college trying to get where your at now."

Morgan, cornerback DeAngelo Hall, center Will Montgomery and outside linebacker Darryl Tapp used to wear Maroon and Orange but now they're all Washington Redskins.

Hall and Tapp played on the same Deep Creek high school team and their ties to Montgomery go way back.

"I got to play against those guys in the state championship in high school too and I got to beat those guys, so I get to rub it in with them a little bit," said Montgomery. Tapp added, "Oh gosh. We're not supposed to talk about that. People don't understand. Will Montgomery at Centreville high school beat Deep Creek, DeAngelo Hall and myself, in the state championship game on some fluke plays. That's was it, that's how I take it."

The four former Virginia Tech players on the roster are the most from one college - tied with Nebraska.

All agree that their connection on the field makes going to work that much easier.

"When I step on the field I know what those guys are capable of doing. I know their mindset and I don't have to worry about it. I know they're going to take care of their job," said Tapp.

Montgomery said, "you know it's great seeing a familiar face. There's a lot of turnover in this league obviously with the coaches and players so seeing a familiar face is always a good thing."

Before coming to the Skins, Tapp played for Seattle and the Eagles - but says Washington is the best program he's been a part of thus far. Tapp explained, "Honestly, I've been in so many situations over the last few years where the team chemistry hasn't been right and we've been in bad situations. Coming here to the Washington Redskins is an unbelievable feeling. Great mix of veteran, young players. The organizations on the right page and everyone's ascending so the sky's really the limit for us this year."

These four Hokies who went from Beamerball to the big leagues have their sights set high.

Montgomery said, "We wanna get into the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, that's our ultimate goal."

 

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