Jaylin Lane among the highest-graded returning ACC wide receivers by Pro Football Focus

Lane ranks sixth alongside fellow ACC contenders

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BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech football's Jaylin Lane has recently earned recognition, securing the sixth spot among the top ten highest-graded returning wide receivers in the ACC according to Pro Football Focus (PFF). 

Lane is coming off a strong senior year, having caught 41 passes for 538 yards and ranking ninth in the ACC with six touchdowns. In addition, he has proven to be a versatile player, totaling 14 carries for 51 rushing yards, with his longest carry reaching 11 yards. The current fifth-year finished the season leading the team in receptions and ranking second in receiving yards.

In his first game as a Hokie, the Middle Tennessee State transfer showcased his talent with a breakout performance, tallying four receptions for 69 yards and a score in the victory over Old Dominion. He further cemented his impact against Wake Forest, recording three receptions totaling 102 yards. Lane's average of 34 receiving yards resulted in two touchdowns, highlighted by an impressive 75-yard reception. Throughout the season, the dynamic wide receiver maintained his momentum, particularly excelling against Pitt. Against the Panthers, he secured two catches for 64 yards, including his longest reception of 53 yards, along with a touchdown.  

Lane's consistent performance has made him a key player for Virginia Tech, and his ability to make big plays in crucial moments has solidified his reputation as one of the top receivers in the ACC. As the Hokies gear up for the upcoming season, the Clover, South Carolina native is anticipated to make a significant impact under the guidance of wide receivers coach Fontel Mines. Pairing up with fellow receivers Ali Jennings, Da'Quan Felton and Stephen Gosnell, he aims to enhance Tech's receiving unit and lead the team to even greater success. 

Catch Lane in action this fall by securing your tickets to the home opener. Experience the electrifying atmosphere in Lane stadium as the Hokies face off against the Thundering Herd on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET.