Vikings take Virginia Tech, Salem alum Bucky Hodges in NFL Draft

Virginia Tech's Bucky Hodges (7) before the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Virginia Tech won 35-24. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WAVY) – He had to wait a little longer than most initially projected, but Virginia Beach’s Bucky Hodges finally got the call on Saturday afternoon. The former Salem High School quarterback and later Virginia Tech tight end was selected to the Minnesota Vikings with the 201st overall pick in the 6th round.

Hodges finished his three-year career fifth on the all-time list for receiving yards in a career (1,747).