A Virginia Tech football player has issued an apology after he was caught hitting a fan who rushed the field after Friday night’s loss to Old Dominion.
Tight end Connor Blumrick was leaving the field with the rest of the team when a fan flowed into his path and the redshirt senior launched his arm in the fan’s direction.
Blumrick issued the following apology via Twitter on Saturday:
“I would like to sincerely apologize to ODU and Hokie Nation for my actions after last night’s game. Following an emotional loss, in trying to get to the locker room safely, there was an incident including contact between myself and a fan, that I regret. This is not an accurate reflection of my character and I am truly sorry to those I have let down including my coaches, teammates and fans.
Thank you and go Hokies, Connor Blumrick #4″
Blumrick did not record a stat during the game, which saw Virginia Tech outgain the Monarchs 340-245 but lose thanks to multiple turnovers and a botched field goal attempt returned for a touchdown and two straight interceptions to end the game.
Virginia Tech has so far not said if Blumrick will face discipline for the incident.