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Taylor will miss spring practice

Bowl Championship Series

Updated: January 24, 2001, 10:00 AM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech linebacker Ben Taylor, a third-team All-American this season, will have surgery to repair a ligament in his right ankle Friday and his status for next season is uncertain, the school said.

Taylor started all 12 games this season, leading the Hokies in tackles with 103. The injury is an old problem that got reaggravated on Nov. 4 in Virginia Tech's 41-21 loss at Miami, team trainer Mike Goforth said in a news release.

Taylor will miss four to ...

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