Virginia Tech tight end and former quarterback Connor Blumrick issued an apology after he hit a fan following the team’s upset loss to Old Dominion University.
Following the 20-17 loss, Old Dominion University fans rushed the field. One of the first students to get onto the field was met by Blumrick who lowered his right shoulder and checked the fan in his chest. The impact knocked the fan’s glasses and hat off of his head. It also sent him tumbling down onto the ground.
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Blumrick issued an apology for his actions on Twitter writing, “I would like to sincerely apologize to ODU and Hokie Nation for my actions after last night’s game.”
He continued, “Following an emotional loss, in trying to get to the locker safely, there was an incident including contact between myself and a fan, that I regret. This is not an accurate reflection of my character and I am truly sorry to those I have let down including my coaches, teammates and fans.”
Virginia Tech’s head coach Brent Pry addressed Blumrick’s actions and apology in a press conference saying, “I know he felt terrible immediately following the game. When I first approached him he was already regretful. Connor is a really good young man and that’s not who he is. It didn’t sit well with him. It didn’t sit well with me.”
“He felt like he wanted to come out publicly and do something,” Pry concluded. “And I advised him to wait ’til the morning.”
Blumrick transferred to Virginia Tech from Texas A&M for the 2021 season as a junior. He was originally a quarterback, but has since transitioned to a tight end under Coach Pry’s first season as the head coach of Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech plays their first in-conference game this upcoming weekend against Boston College in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite getting upset by Old Dominion, Virginia Tech is favored to win the matchup in Lane Stadium by the oddsmakers with a 3 point spread. Boston College lost their first match at home to Rutgers 22-21.
The game begins at 8 PM ET and will be broadcast on the ACC Network via ESPN with radio coverage on the Virginia Tech Sports Network.
What do you make of Blumrick’s apology and Pry’s comments to the media regarding his apology?