Virginia Tech football: 10 Hokies who defined Bud Foster’s Lunch Pail players

The lunch pail represents the blue-collar mentality that Bud Foster instilled in the Hokies' defense from 1995-2015. These players defined that mentality and excelled in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech Hokies defensive end Ken Ekanem (4) carries the lunch pail
Virginia Tech Hokies defensive end Ken Ekanem (4) carries the lunch pail / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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S. Kam Chancellor. 2006-09. Lunch pail. . 8. player. 447. . Kam Chancellor

Everyone knows Kam Chancellor for his ferocious hits as a member of the Legion of Boom on the Seattle Seahawks. He was the hardest-hitting safety in the NFL for years, but at Virginia Tech he didn't always play safety.

Chancellor came to Blacksburg as a quarterback, but transitioned to defense for playing time, first at cornerback, then at rover, and finally at free safety. He played three different positions in his first three years and did anything to get on the field.

Chancellor brought Foster's philosophy of physicality and toughness to the NFL and became a superstar safety as a fifth-round pick.