Job Overview: Offensive Line – Virginia Tech Athletics


The group of veterans up front should be key

23/08/2022 17:30:00

NOIRSBOURG – With the season almost upon us for Virginia Tech football, let’s take a look at the offensive line under the leadership of the offensive line coach Joe Rudolph.

Although the Hokies have lost a ton of talent with three NFL starts in Luke Tenuta (Buffalo Bills) Lecite Smith (Arizona Cardinals) and Brock Hoffman (Cleveland Browns), there are plenty of talented pieces left for Rudolph. Two veterans – seniors in red shirts Silas Dzansi and Johnny Jordan – will set the tone for a unit that also returns in the second year Kaden Moore.

Dzansi, an ACC kickoff tech rep, started at right tackle, left guard and left tackle in 2021. The 6-foot-5, 335-pound lineman has plenty of experience, playing in 38 games for the Hokies. Jordan was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, presented annually to the nation’s top center, and made three starts in that role in 2021. honorable All-Big Ten. Moore, who started all 13 games as a rookie last season, was named a Freshman All-American by The Athletic for his work.

In addition to bringing back Dzansi, Jordan and Moore, Tech also welcomes the return of the second Parker Clementswho has seen action in 11 games while making seven starts at right tackle in 2021. The South Carolina native was considered a Third Team All-ACC member by Pro Football Focus, quietly entering the scene after not haven’t seen the field in 2020. Tech’s offensive line also features the likes of former High School Lord Botetourt Jesse Hanson. The 6-foot-5, 307-pounder appeared in 12 games a year ago and should be a nice piece to have in Rudolph’s squad.


– Moore is the only returning offensive line member to start in all 13 games in 2021.
– Dzansi started 23 games during his time at Virginia Tech.

Round out Rudolph’s stellar record with the return of Dzansi, Jordan, Moore, Clements and Hanson, and the Hokies line looks to be in great shape. While there are big shoes to fill with big departures, Tech has a slew of capable successors ready to fill those roles.


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