Virginia Tech OT Kyle Chung to Seek Sixth Year of Eligibility

By: Matthew Atkins | @mattkins21 | Nov 17, 2017
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Kyle Chung will pursue a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA according to Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Kyle Chung is a redshirt senior from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He has gradually increased his role with the Hokies each year he has been at VT on his way to becoming VT's starting right tackle this season. Chung redshirted his first year at VT before having surgery to repair a torn left labrum and missing most of spring practice. Chung missed the first four games of his redshirt freshman season after having preseason shoulder surgery. He also missed the Military Bowl due to another shoulder injury. Chung had a second surgery that January before spring practice. He played one snap against Ohio State in 2015 and made his first career start against NC State that season. During his redshirt junior season Chung played in six games, and made two starts against Tennessee and Boston College. He has started in all 10 games for the Hokies this season. Chung’s father, Eugene Chung, was an All-American offensive lineman for the Hokies before playing in the NFL for five seasons. He is currently the tight ends and assistant OL coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Having Kyle Chung return for the 2018 season would be a big help for the Hokies. Virginia Tech will be losing starters Wyatt Teller and Eric Gallo after this season while there is a chance Yosuah Nijman could leave early for the NFL Draft.

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