The Top 3 Virginia Tech Hokies’ Players of the First Half of 2014

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Sep 13, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) celebrates with running back Travon McMillian (18) after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium. East Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Tied for 2nd. WR Isaiah Ford

Entering the season, no one probably would have expected to see Isaiah Ford’s name on a list like this but this is absolutely deserved with Ford looking like a potential Freshman All-American. Ford is already breaking some Virginia Tech records for true freshman and that seems likely to continue with more records in Ford’s sights.

Ford has had some big games but they have unfortunately came in the two losses for the Hokies this season. Ford put up 7 catches for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns against East Carolina in what was arguably his best game and included a signature moment with one incredible touchdown catch. Ford also came back out the next week and broke the 100 receiving yard mark with 8 catches for 114 yards.

The biggest thing with Ford is his consistency as he has caught at least two passes in every single game and has caught at least 4 passes in four of his six games which is quite good. Ford is averaging 4.66 catches per game which is quite impressive for a freshman while Ford also leads the Hokies in receiving yards with 366 yards to go with his 28 catches and 4 touchdown receptions.

The potential for Ford is big and one of the biggest indicators of that is the fact that he is averaging 13.1 yards per reception which is quite good for someone that is having the high volume of receptions Ford is having.

Isaiah Ford has the potential to be a Freshman All-American and also could end up being one of the greatest Virginia Tech wide receivers ever.