- 2011 PRESEASON ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): Safety Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech (17), Senior, has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-ACC Football team in voting conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff. - ACC football
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The returning starter at free safety ... Is coming off a solid season in which he recorded 80 tackles, six pass breakups, two interceptions and two forced fumbles ... Came up with a game-changing interception at UNC ... Can play free safety, rover, either cornerback spot or in the nickel package if needed ... A smart, talented player who the coaches would like to see make more plays ... Will be one of the Hokies' leaders in 2011.