1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football
ConferenceIndependent
1984 record8–4
Head coachBill Dooley (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorPat Watson
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Boston College           10 2 0
#11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
#17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
#18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Bill Dooley, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4), and with a loss against Air Force in the Independence Bowl. Bruce Smith won the Outland Trophy and was the first pick overall in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResult
September 8at Wake ForestW 21–20
September 15West VirginiaL 7–14
September 22Richmond
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 21–13
September 29Virginia
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
L 23–26
October 61:30 p.m.vs. VMIW 54–7
October 13Duke
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 27–0
October 20William & Marydagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 38–15
October 276:00 p.m.at TempleW 9–7
November 3Tulane
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 13–6
November 10at ClemsonL 10–17
November 17at VanderbiltW 23–3
December 15vs. Air ForceL 7–23
  • daggerHomecoming

Roster[edit | edit source]

1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 78 Smith, BruceBruce Smith
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Team players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bruce Smith Defensive end 1 1 Buffalo Bills
Jesse Penn Linebacker 2 44 Dallas Cowboys
Ashley Lee Defensive back 8 201 Atlanta Falcons
Joe Jones Tight end 10 270 Dallas Cowboys
Al Young Defensive back 11 299 New York Giants

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1985/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: John Outland Trophy" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 22. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  3. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: All-America Selections" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 9. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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