Four Virginia Tech football players started Thursday's game against Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium with borrowed jerseys after the originals were mysteriously missing.
The jerseys of quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor (No. 5) and Sean Glennon (No. 7), rover Kam Chancellor (No. 17) and boundary corner Brandon Flowers (No. 18) were discovered missing from the Hokies locker room when the equipment managers got to the stadium Thursday morning.
|With his among the missing, Hokies quarterback Sean Glennon wore his doctored Georgia Tech jersey the entire game. |
There was no evidence of a break-in, according to a statement issued by Georgia Tech. Video surveillance tape also showed nothing suspicious.
As a result, the players wore old Georgia Tech road jerseys, on which their names were written on the back with a marker. The marker also was used to black-out "Georgia Tech" on the front of the jersey, and the Russell Athletic logo — Virginia Tech is a Nike school.
A Nike representative was at the game and gave the players orange Nike swoosh logos to stick on the jerseys.
According to a Virginia Tech spokesman, the jerseys were laid out in the visiting locker room Wednesday night by the equipment managers. After they discovered the jerseys were missing Thursday, they called back to Blacksburg, Va., to have a Virginia Tech representative fly to Atlanta with replacements.
That person got to the stadium just before game time but only had Nos. 5, 17 and 18. Chancellor and Flowers changed into their real jerseys during the first half. Taylor, for reasons unknown, decided not to change. Glennon had to go the distance with the Georgia Tech jersey.