Saturday, October 6, 2012

Video: Virginia Tech player finds scissors on field during game

This is something you don't see everyday during a college football game. Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts spots a pair of heavy-duty scissors as his team was lining up for a play against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday.

The discovery opens the door to a plethora of questions such as, how did the pair of hand-operated choppers get there? Why were they there? And most importantly, why wasn't Roberts flagged for running with them with the blades standing straight up?

We may never know the answers to these questions, but we do know the end result of the pigskin affair. The host Tar Heels shredded the visiting Hokies by a score of 48-34, thus sending VT's record to 3-3 on the season.

Hats off to Frank Schwab of Dr. Saturday for the find.


  1. Kudos to the player for alerting the officials to something that could have resulted in an unsuspecting person getting hurt or worse.

  2. scarey to think how they could have gotten there

  3. NOt scarey at all; trainers or medical professionals often carry scissors to cut tape or shoelaces (trainers) or clothing (EMTs) if medically necessary; they could have fallen or been jostled out of someone's tool belt.

  4. those aren't the scissors typical medical professionals use to cut clothing, etc, (those are known as ortho shears) but it's a good thing it was found and taken off the field