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Hokies' Fuente dismisses DE Hill from team

Associated Press • Sep 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech dismissed defensive end Trevon Hill from the football team, coach Justin Fuente announced Sunday.

“After consultation with our coaching staff and administration at Virginia Tech, Trevon Hill has been dismissed from the football team, effective immediately, for not upholding the high standards that we have for our student-athletes at Virginia Tech,” Fuente said in his statement. “I will always put the interests of Virginia Tech and our team first, no matter how difficult those decisions may be.”

Hill, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound redshirt sophomore out of Virginia Beach, had 11 tackles in three games for the Hokies, including six tackles and 1½ sacks in Saturday night’s 49-35 loss at Old Dominion.

Hill is the third defensive stalwart dismissed from the program since last season, joining defensive backs Adonis Alexander (academics) and Mook Reynolds (team rules violation).

Virginia Tech (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) plays at Duke (4-0, 0-0) on Saturday.

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