ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — When the Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Boston College Eagles this Saturday at 8pm at Lane Stadium…it will be a homecoming for one of the Eagles players. Former Radford Bobcats and now BC sophomore kicker Connor Lytton will return to the New River Valley on Saturday. It will be Lytton’s first opportunity to play college ball so close to home.
“It is pretty exciting. We have been playing the Hokies Fight song. It has been going on every day at practice so far so to get everything going. Just growing up around Blacksburg and going to all the football games when I was younger, I have gotten to see the atmosphere pretty well. So I am excited to play in the stadium,” said Lytton.
Last season, Lytton made a field goal and a pair of extra points in leading BC to a 17-3 win over his hometown Hokies. Lytton was a highly recruited kicker out of Radford High School choosing to go to Boston College. He is part of a long list of great placer kicker that called the New River Valley area home.
“I feel it is a lot of the coaches. They put a lot of emphasis on special teams around our area. Just being around a lot of decent coaches from the area. You can go around Dan Horner in North Carolina or a few other places. You go around the New River Valley it breeds great kickers in the area,” said Lytton.
Lytton says he had a lot of ticket request from family and friends…30 to be exact. He knows a lot of them will be cheering for the Hokies but they will also be rooting for their native son.
“A lot them are. They says they are going to cheer on through the 4th down when I am out there kicking and switch back right away…a little flipping and flopping,” said Lytton.
Lytton has thought about the opportunity to possibly kick the game winning field goal against the hometown Virginia Tech Hokies.
“A kick is a kick no matte what time of the game it happens. I just know I have to go out and put points on the board,” said Lytton.