Oct 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Chad Voytik (16) rushes the ball against Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Not too long ago, the ACC media released their All-ACC teams with Kendall Fuller being the lone representative for the Hokies on their All-ACC First Team. Today, most of the focus of Hokie Nation was on Josh Sweat and his decision to commit to Florida State over Virginia Tech.
However, the ACC also released the Coaches’ All-ACC teams which had some interesting decisions on it, but only one Hokie on the All-ACC First Team. That player was Kendall Fuller.
Fuller had an excellent sophomore season and is clearly the best cornerback in the ACC and one of the top four cornerbacks in all of college football. Fuller was one of the few defensive backs that teams tried to avoid which prevented Fuller from having more interceptions. However, Fuller was mostly dominant whenever the ball was thrown in the direction of the receiver he was covering.
On the 2014 season, Fuller has had 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 14 pass breakups, and 1 fumble recovery. Fuller found ways to make plays even when teams were trying to avoid him and the 14 pass breakups is quite impressive especially with how teams tried to avoid him in many games.
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Now, Fuller will be looking to be an All-American for the 2014 season with most All-American teams likely to be released out in the next few weeks. Fuller might not have the impressive stat line but he been one of the best cornerbacks in all of college football this season.
Ole Miss’s Senquez Golson, Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Michigan State’s Trae Waynes, and Fuller have been college football’s four best cornerbacks this season and will be battling for the All-American spots at cornerback.
Kendall Fuller is one of the best cornerbacks in all of college football and the exciting thing is that he will be back in Blacksburg next season. Next season seems likely to be Fuller’s final season in Blacksburg as he will be one of the top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft but Fuller is going to end up being one of the top 2 or 3 cornerbacks in Virginia Tech history.