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Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones is among those NFL players who want the league and the union to finally agree on a way to do blood testing for human growth hormone.
Everyone knows the starters, of course, Baltimore's Joe Flacco and San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick. They even know about Alex Smith, who started for the 49ers until he was sidelined with a concussion in November and Kaepernick stepped in. But what about the former Virginia Tech standout?
Tyrod Taylor is the forgotten quarterback at the Super Bowl.
He says the NFL remains his goal "while college is only a five-year experience that you can't get back."
Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut Friday as teams whittled their rosters to the 53-man maximum.
Virginia Tech running back David Wilson set out to do big things this season. So far, so good.
Maybe it was because he didn't look or sound like a first-year starting quarterback. He towers over almost everybody he meets, his 6-foot-6, 254-pound body quickly giving away that he is not a typical 20-year-old. He has a deep voice and speaks with mature sureness, in thoughtful, complete sentences.
Jarrett Boykin's name doesn't float to the top of many discussions about the nation's top wideouts.
Jim Harbaugh is sure Stanford fans will show up for the Orange Bowl.
The Orange Bowl will be a matchup of turnaround teams _ Stanford vs. Virginia Tech.
Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdown passes and scrambled for another and surging Virginia Tech captured its third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years with a 44-33 victory over Florida State on Saturday night.
Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor is the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year for 2010.
Ryan Williams is the touchdown maker, as likely to run away from a defender as run over him. Darren Evans runs over tacklers and while David Wilson runs around them.
Virginia Tech has been the ACC's dominant team since joining the league in 2004, winning three championships and favored to capture a fourth.
"There are so many situations throughout the league where the next guy is called in, so you can't look at how many straight games Joe has played without being injured," Taylor said. "You never know what can happen at any second of the game. I have to be ready to take over if that happens."
"It definitely adds a little extra to the game," he said. "For them to be prepared shows me it's definitely something they have in the back of their minds. I played against [San Francisco] coach [Jim] Harbaugh my last game at Virginia Tech, so he knows what I'm capable of doing. My job this week is to prepare the defense and also to prepare myself so if I have to go into the game, I'm ready."