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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2004-07. Brandon Flowers. 3. player. . DB. Lunch Pail. . Brandon Flowers. 447

With all respect to Macho Harris, Kam Chancellor, and D'Angelo Hall, Brandon Flowers might be the best defensive back in Virginia Tech history.

He was a lock-down cornerback with 10 career interceptions, but he also factored heavily into the defending the run game. Flowers finished his career at Tech with 157 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. He wasn't afraid to play physically, even as a superstar cornerback, and if that doesn't represent that lunch pail mentality, then I don't know what does.