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Coale, Johnson hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

New York, NY (WWBT)- Two more players from the biggest football programs in the commonwealth heard their names called on Saturday in the NFL Draft.

Virginia Tech wide receiver Danny Coale was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round.  Coale led the Hokies in receptions and receiving yards in 2011 and departed the program second on the school's all-time list in those categories.

Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson had to wait awhile, but got the call from the San Francisco 49ers. Johnson played linebacker for the Wahoos until 2010 when he switched to defensive end when Mike London changed the defensive scheme to the 4-3.

Richmond players Aaron Corp and Tre Gray did not get drafted, but did sign on with clubs as undrafted rookie free agents, along with several other Wahoos and Hokies.  Corp inked a free agent deal with the Bills, while Gray will get his shot with the Cardinals.

Virginia Tech players that signed as undrafted free agents are James Gayle (Packers), Jarrett Boykin (Jaguars), Blake DeChristopher (Cardinals) and Eddie Whitley (Cowboys).  Virginia players that signed as undrafted free agents are Chase Minnifield (Redskins), Austin Pasztor (Vikings), Matt Conrath (Rams) and Rodney McLeod (Rams).

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