BLACKSBURG - Vincent Fuller was the first brother to play football at Virginia Tech. Corey, Kyle, and Kendall have followed. Vincent had a long career in the NFL. Corey was selected by the Lions in this past April's draft. Kyle is one of the best defenders in the ACC and Kendall is in coach Frank Beamer's mind, the best of all of them.
Kyle and Kendall are three years apart so they've never played on the same team until this year.
"I actually don't think about it when we're out there playing but if I'm just sitting around I may think about it and think it's pretty cool. We're definitely having a lot of fun out there together," Kyle said.
Kendall said, "My father will always be excited about. I can probably picture my mom just crying during the game."
If they didn't have separate numbers Logan Thomas said you wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
"They're both very smart with how they play the game. They both understand, even as young as Kendall is, he knows how to play the game. He understands what offenses are going to try to do. He's not going to do anything but get better, especially being able to learn from his brother."
The Fullers are certainly not the only brotherly combination Tech has. In fact, more than 20 sets of brothers have played here like the Adibis, the Wangs, the Hopkins, the Van Dykes, the Grimms, and the Martins.
"In most cases the second one was more highly recruited than the first one. They could have gone to more places and I think it makes a great statement about our place here in that a brother is certainly going to tell a brother if things are not right," Beamer explained.
So far everything has gone right. Both have played big roles on defense and just like any sibling rivalry - there's at least a little bit of competition. "I'm pretty sure in the back of our minds, I probably want more interceptions than him. He probably wants more interceptions than me." Right now they're tied with two apiece.