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Report: Academic matter resolved, Josh Jackson still on Virginia Tech’s roster

According to a report from Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times, the controversy surrounding Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson has been resolved. Jackson was suspended indefinitely from the team during the first week of June for an academic issue; however, that’s been resolved, according to Bitter’s reporting.

The redshirt sophomore quarterback remains a full member of the Hokies football program.

As a freshman, Josh Jackson stepped up to fill the void at quarterback left by the sudden departure of Jerod Evans to the NFL Draft. After a hot start to the season, Jackson cooled off against tougher competition. He was still pretty darn good, though: 2,991 yards through the air, 20 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.

Jackson averaged 230 passing yards per game, and finished fourth in the ACC in QB rating. In terms of ESPN’s Total QB Rating, Jackson ranked 57th in the nation.

According to Football Study Hall, with Jackson at the helm, Virginia Tech ranked 38th in the FBS in Isolated Points per Pass Play. Jackson also ran for 324 yards — 466 yards once lost yardage from sacks is added back in — and six touchdowns.

 

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