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Is that you, Tyrod?

I remember Cornell Brown from his playing days at Virginia Tech. I was a student when he was a player. Hard to believe the Hokies have recruits born in 1993, the year I started college. Ugh.

Cornell is now a linebackers coach at Virginia Tech, but won a Super Bowl as a player for the Baltimore Ravens back in 2000.

Though he didn’t play, Hokie Tyrod Taylor (2) is still a member of the 2013 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and will get a shiny ring. Here he is celebrating with teammates Arthur Jones (97), Dennis Pitta (88), and starting quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Photo: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis signed a portrait by a member of the church where the Lilliston family attends. The portrait features Joshua alongside Lewis and will be auctioned off with proceeds to benefit a local school.

It has been more than a year since Joshua Lilliston, a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, lost his battle with a rare form of eye cancer. To honor their fallen classmate, the cadets donated the proceeds from their annual Shadow Day fundraiser to the the newly created Joshua Lilliston ‘14 Memorial Scholarship fund.

The recipient of this scholarship is an upperclassman in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets with a medical condition preventing the student from entering the military.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to this fund, you can donate online, or send a check to the Virginia Tech Foundation with “Lilliston Scholarship” on the memo line. The address is Virginia Tech, University Development 0336, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Attention VTCC.

About Shadow Day

Each year, the Corps of Cadets has a Shadow Day in which freshmen cadets bid for a chance to shadow high-ranking upperclassmen in leadership positions. TheĀ event takes place over two days. The top bidders shadow their upperclassman on the first day to learn about the leadership position they hold. On the second day, the freshmen take over the upperclassmen positions and rank and lead the regiment for the day.

With regards to Virginia Tech football, we’re thankful for Tyrod Taylor.

Tyrod Taylor’s 9-yard touchdown pass with :22 seconds left in the game gave the Baltimore Ravens a 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins. Taylor finished 11/18 for 125 yards, 1 TD and no INTs.

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Former Hokies Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Williams made their NFL debuts last night. Taylor looked impressive, despite two interceptions, leading the Ravens in rushing, while Williams had a quiet debut with just four carries for 21 yards. Click on the photo above to read the full article.