Recap of Hokies football dunk contest
At halftime of Virginia Tech's meeting with North Carolina State, Hokies wide receivers Jarrett Boykin and Marcus Davis showed off in a much-discussed dunk contest. And even though each player only connected for one dunk apiece, their competition was much more exciting than the basketball game that point.
Davis won with a windmill that delighted the crowd at Cassell Coliseum, and the group of football players who came onto the court to support their teammates, which included quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor, running back Ryan Williams and Josh Oglesby and wide receiver Dyrell Roberts. The outcome in the dunk contest was judged on crowd applause.
Boykin was first to go. He missed his first two attempts in which he received passes from Taylor. He connected on his third attempt with an impressive 360 dunk. He missed his final two dunks in which he tried to strike a pose like an NBA player.
Davis was next. He missed his first dunk but drained the winning dunk on his next attempt. The effective winner was a thunderous windmill dunk. He missed his final two attempts, including one in which he removed his shirt before attempting to throw it down.
While the cadre of football players walked off the floor to applause, Taylor, in a black cap and white T-shirt, took the ball and put on an impromptu show of his own. He took off and executed a 360 dunk that was, frankly, as impressive as either made by the football players in the actual dunk contest. The crowd roared for Taylor, and the players walked off the floor.
Virginia Tech opens spring football practices on March 31. And everyone around Blacksburg will surely use Wednesday night's brief taste as to hold them over in the final few weeks before the No. 1 sport takes over this football-crazed college town.
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