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Football Alumni

Willie Drew 
Willie started playing Pop Warner at age 5 and continued until he was 13 years old, playing running back, quarterback, middle linebacker, and safety.  He joined the Smithfield Junior Varsity team for a year, and was pulled up to play Varsity as a freshman in high school.  Willie will graduate in 2018 and will be playing football at James Madison University.  He has great memories of playing Smithfield Pop Warner and thanks everyone for their support.

Preston Jeffery (2005-2014)

Preston began his football career in a Pop Warner program in Alaska at age 6 before moving to Virginia.  From age 11 to 14 he played free safety and corner in Smithfield Pop Warner under Coach Willie, going to the regional championship every year (in addition to reaching the last stage of Academic All American status for Pop Warner).  He remembers learning leadership, teamwork, and trust under Coach Willie.  Preston ultimately left Pop Warner to play Smithfield High School Junior Varsity, where he began his wide receiver career under Coach Chavis.  A collarbone injury sidelined him for a time, but a lot of hard work brought him back, and he started as a Varsity receiver his senior year of high school.  In January 2018, Preston went on three college visits and was offered three scholarships to play at the collegiate level; on February 7, 2018 he signed his letter of commitment to play wide receiver at the Catholic University of America.  Preston says he’s been truly blessed to be a Packer, thanks his family, friends, and community, and will be a Packer for life!

Dyrell Roberts
Roberts spent five years as a member of the Hokies’ football program under legendary head coach Frank Beamer. As a Hokie, Roberts was a member of three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship teams (2008, ’10, ’11). The Hokies went to bowls all five of Roberts’ years in Blacksburg, winning the 2008 Orange Bowl, 2009 Chick-fil-A Bowl and 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl.  In 2010, Roberts ranked fourth nationally in kick return average at 31.9 yards per return. That included a 98-yard touchdown return against Alabama. He graduated as Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in both career kick return yardage (1,577) and kick return average (25.9). Roberts also caught 96 passes for 1,363 yards and six touchdowns as a Hokie.