Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bruuuuuuuuuce: Hall of Fame Hokie

Former Hokie Bruce Smith was one of six elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. He will be inducted Aug. 9 in Canton, Ohio.

Smith will be the first Hokie player inducted into Canton, according to the Hall of Fame's Web site.

Smith terrorized college quarterbacks while with the Hokies, collecting 46 sacks and 71 tackles for loss. He was a two-time All-America selection and won the 1984 Outland Trophy for top college football lineman.

He was the first overall selection of the 1985 NFL Draft and played 19 seasons for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He owns the NFL's career sack record with 200.

Smith was already selected for the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Congratulations, Bruce!

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