"I challenge myself every week to be the best player on the field. That's my mindset going into the week and when I step onto the field, I want to let it be known that I was the best player on the field in that game."
Tyrod Taylor was selected as the 180th pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. His 4.51-second official 40-yard dash time was best among quarterbacks, as well as his vertical jump, broad jump, and shuttle.
In a total of 50 games at Tech, Taylor completed 57.2% of his throws for 7,017 yards and 44 touchdowns. He ran for 2,196 yards and 23 touchdowns. And he averaged 184.3 yards a game in total offense.
He was named the 2010 ACC Player of the Year, as well as the Offensive Player of the Year and the league's first-team All-ACC quarterback. He is the first Hokies player to win the ACC Player of the Year honor since Bryan Randall in 2004. He won the Dudley Award, given to the state's top Division I football player. He was named the 2010 ACC Championship MVP against Florida State, as well as the 2008 ACC Championship MVP against Boston College.
In addition to setting a school record for total offense, Taylor also set Virginia Tech records in:
- Career Wins by QB (34)
- Career Passing Yards (7,017)
- Career Rushing Yards by QB (2,196)
- Career Rushing TDs by QB (23)