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Morgantown, West Virginia – Virginia Tech will be without its team captain and perhaps its best player this weekend when they come to Morgantown to play the West Virginia Mountaineers.

James Mitchell, a preseason All ACC Selection at tight end who had 52 receptions for 838 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Hokies last season, will have season-ending knee surgery and will be out for the remainder of the year.

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said the following about his team captain: “We are disappointed for him.  What a great leader and a great young man he is.  A team captain, a leadership council member.  We wish him a speedy recovery.”

 

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