Jake Grove is the Hokies’ 2014 ACC Legend


Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) takes the snap in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies have had plenty of great players and over the last nine seasons, the Hokies have had nine of their former players honored by the ACC even if that player didn’t play in the ACC. Of course, that hasn’t mattered to the ACC as it is more about honoring each of the individual football programs at the ACC Championship in Charlotte.

Today, the ACC announced the latest group of ACC legends including the tenth Hokie to be honored.

Once again, the Hokie that is honored by the ACC is someone that did not play a single down with the Hokies in the ACC as Jake Grove played for the Hokies from 2000 to 2003.

Grove’s big season came in 2003 when Grove was an All-Big East member before being named an All-American unanimously. Grove also won the Rimington Trophy in what was truely a great season for Grove.

After that phenominal season, Grove was selected 45th overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2004 NFL Draft and would play for the Raiders till 2008 before playing for the Miami Dolphins for a year. Grove’s #64 jersey was retired in 2006 and he is one of the greatest if not the greatest offensive lineman in Virginia Tech history.

Congrats to Jake Grove on being honored by the ACC as the Hokies’ ACC legend for 2014.