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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2005-08. Macho Harris. 5. Macho Harris. Lunch Pail. . CB. . player. 447

When Macho Harris was in Blacksburg, Bud Foster's defenses were at their best and that's likely not a coincidence. Harris was a dynamic cornerback who played on back-to-back defenses that ranked No. 1 in the country in 2005 and 2006, and back-to-back ACC Champions in 2007 and 2008.

Harris wasn't just a great defender, he was excellent with the ball in his hands. He recorded 15 career interceptions and returned four of them for touchdowns. He was also an electric kick and punt returner.