Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) and linebacker Deon Clarke (40) and defensive end Dadi Nicolas (90) react in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Kendall Fuller has already proven to be one of the best cornerbacks in Virginia Tech football history in only two seasons with his 2014 performance being the latest example. Fuller was easily the best cornerback in the ACC which led him to being honored as the top cornerback on both the media’s and coaches’ All-ACC First Teams.
The major publications are also starting to release their All-American teams and after being snubbed by CBS Sports, USA Today named Fuller to their All-American Second Team. Fuller was definitely one of the top four cornerbacks in the country, and USA Today is no longer the only one to deservingly include Fuller in one of their two All-American teams.
The Walter Camp Foundation released their All-American teams for the 2014 season and Fuller was one of the four defensive backs on the Walter Camp All-American Second. This is the latest tremendous honor for Fuller who is receiving the credit he deserves after having a tremendous season.
Fuller was one of the top cornerbacks in college football this season and he is well-known by analysts. Just about every Virginia Tech opponent seemed to try to avoid throwing the football in the direction of the receiver covered by Fuller. Outside of Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd, Fuller shut down every opposing wide receiver he was up against.
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Fuller might have only had 1 interception, but Fuller was dominant with 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 14 pass breakups. Fuller’s stats back up the fact that the sophomore cornerback was clearly one of the best at his position this season.
Entering next season, Fuller will likely be seen as the best cornerback in the country with the only players that can challenge for that being Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves and Michigan State’s Trae Waynes who might leave for the NFL after this season.
Kendall Fuller was absolutely dominant this past season, and he is making a push to go down as the best cornerback to ever play for the Hokies. Fuller will most likely be headed to the NFL after next season due to his likely top half of the first round draft stock, but Fuller has had a tremendous two seasons and fans should be excited to have him back in Blacksburg next season.