VT's Sean Savoy mourns loss of older brother after career-best performance
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET/Hokie Sports) - Monday was a bittersweet day for Virginia Tech freshman Sean Savoy.
Hours after wrapping up a career-best performance in the Hokies 23-10 win over Boston College, Savoy announced his older brother, Omar Earl Rodgers, was shot and killed outside of a bar in SE Washington.
The tragic news came hours after Savoy caught nine passes for 139 yards and posted a 53-yard touchdown reception in the 23-10 victory over the Eagles. Those figures represented career highs in receptions and receiving yards as he registered the first 100-yard receiving performance of his young career.
The Washington, D.C., native’s receiving yardage total was most in a game for a Tech true freshman since at least 1987, surpassing the most recent Tech true freshman single-game high of 126 receiving yards by WR Josh Morgan vs. Auburn (1/3/05).
Savoy was also named the Virginia Tech Athlete of the Week for his performance against Boston College.