I wrote a story for today’s paper about Kyle and Kendall Fuller, who have started every game this year for the Hokies at cornerback. They’re just the latest members from the Fuller family to suit up for Virginia Tech, and they’re thriving.
Here’s how it starts:
BLACKSBURG — Until this year, Virginia Tech cornerbacks Kyle and Kendall Fuller had never played on the same team, despite growing up only a few years apart in the same household in Baltimore. But they did play against each other once.
Kyle, a senior at Mount St. Joseph, took on Kendall, a freshman at Our Lady of Good Council, in an early season 2009 game. The two squared off against each other for one play, with Kyle at corner and Kendall at receiver.
Near the end of it — pushing the limits of drawing a flag — Kyle threw Kendall down to the ground and gave him a friendly, “What’s up?”
“Kyle showed him who the big brother was,” their father, Vincent Sr., said.
Fast forward four years and the dynamic is much different, with both brothers manning the Hokies’ starting cornerback spots.