The Virginia Tech athletics department held its first ever Gobblers, an ESPY-style awards show that replaced the usual All-Sports Banquet. The inaugural event, welcomed by student-athletes and coaches alike, recognized individual and team accomplishments during the 2014-15 athletics calendar.
The football team's 35-21 win over Ohio State on Sep. 6 was named "Best Game," according to Virginia Tech's official athletics page. The Hokies were the only team to beat the Buckeyes, who won the 2014-15 College Football Playoff.
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Wide receiver Isaiah Ford won "Male Rookie of the Year," and linebacker Ronnie Vandyke was one of six Hokies honored with service awards. Cornerback Kendall Fuller was a nominee for "Best Male Athlete," but wrestler Devon Carter claimed that recognition.
Offensive lineman Wyatt Teller was one of several Hokies recognized for excellence in strength and conditioning, while wide receiver Willie Byrn was named team MVP.