If you watched any of this past Saturday’s Alabama-Virginia Tech football game you might have been wondering why you did not see #88 in a Hokies uniform. 

Ryan Malleck runs the ball for Virginia Tech (HokieSports.com)

That number belongs to junior tight end Ryan Malleck, a 2011 graduate of Point Pleasant Borough High School who was expected to be a major contributor at Va Tech this fall.

Unfortunately Malleck suffered a labral tear in his left shoulder in practice during late August and will miss the entire season.  He will use this year as a redshirt season and will still have two more seasons to play for the Hokies.

The 6’4, 245 pound Malleck played in all 13 games last season, starting 7 and caught 17 passes for 174 yards.  While at Point Boro the Management major was also a standout basketball player for the Panthers.