WASHINGTON - Just hours after playing the best game of his college career, a Virginia Tech football player suffered a huge loss after learning his 25-year-old brother was gunned down in Washington D.C. early Sunday morning.
D.C. police say Omar Earl Rodgers was found shot inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast D.C. at around 3:50 a.m. Sunday. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rodgers' younger brother, Sean Savoy, a freshman wide receiver at Virginia Tech, caught nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown during the Hokies 23-10 victory over Boston College Saturday night. Savoy's performance earned him ACC Rookie of the Week honors.
"Sean is a wonderful young man and I know his teammates and the rest of the Virginia Tech community will be there to support him," said Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente. "We ask that Hokies everywhere keep Sean's family in their prayers during this difficult time as we all extend our deepest condolences to them."
Savoy is a two-time All-Met selection during his high school career after graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in the District.