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Virginia Tech kicks PK Journell off team

November 13th, 2013 5:03 pm by Staff Report

Virginia Tech kicks PK Journell off team

Virginia Tech placekicker Cody Journell (89), with Trey Gresh holding, kicks a 56-yard field goal against Boston College on Nov. 2 at Alumni Stadium in Boston. (AP Photo)

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech senior placekicker Cody Journell has been dismissed from the Virginia Tech football team for a violation of team policies, coach Frank Beamer announced Wednesday in a release from the school.

Beamer said he would have no further comment on the situation.

Journell, out of Giles High School in Ripplemead, Va., hit 44 of 58 field goal attempts over his career, with a long of 56 yards. He went 101-for-106 on career PATs.

Journell’s replacement had not been determined as of Wednesday afternoon, the statement said.

The Hokies (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) play Maryland (5-4, 1-4) on Saturday at Lane Stadium.

Beamer also had suspended Journell for Virginia Tech's Sept. 21 game against Marshall for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Journell pleaded guilty in May 2012 to misdemeanor trespassing. He was suspended from the team for seven months and missed Virginia Tech's 2012 Sugar Bowl appearance.

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