Virginia Tech DE Hill dismissed from team

Virginia Tech Hokies defensive end Trevon Hill (94) yells to get the fans into the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half in the 2017 Camping World Bowl at Camping World Stadium on Dec. 28.Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

“After consultation with our coaching staff and administration at Virginia Tech, Trevon Hill has been dismissed from the football team effective immediately for not upholding the high standards that we have for our student-athletes at Virginia Tech,” head coach Justin Fuente said. “I will always put the interests of Virginia Tech and our team first no matter how difficult those decisions may be.”

It is not immediately known of the circumstances surrounding Hill’s dismissal, although The Athletic’s Andy Bitter noted that the junior’s social media posts after the loss to Old Dominion have been curious.

Hill posted a screenshot of a headline from the Virginian Pilot that pointed out the 632 yards of total offense by ODU was the most in Bud Foster’s career as defensive coordinator. Hill then hash-tagged “New Profile Pic” shortly after a tweet refusing to point blame in any direction for the loss.

Hill recorded 11 tackles to go along with team-leading totals in sacks (3 1/2) and tackles for loss (4 1/2) for the Hokies, who were upset by Old Dominion on Saturday.

Hill has collected 20 tackles for loss in his career.