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Old Dominion lands a second transfer from Virginia Tech

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It’s déjà vu all over again when it comes to a Conference USA school adding a transfer from the same ACC program.

Earlier this week, wide receiver Eric Kumah, who in January announced his decision to transfer from Virginia Tech, tweeted that he would continue his collegiate playing career at Old Dominion.  On Twitter Wednesday night, Chris Cunningham (pictured, center), a teammate of Kumah at Tech, announced that he has decided to transfer to, you guessed it, Old Dominion.

As a graduate transfer, Cunningham will be eligible to play immediately at ODU in 2019.

Primarily a blocking tight end, Cunningham started a pair of games in 2018 for the Hokies and finished the season with 74 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches.  He leaves Blacksburg with 22 receptions for 297 yards and seven touchdowns in his career — including one (pictured, center) against his new school.

A subplot in these twin roster developments?  Old Dominion beat then-No. 13 Virginia Tech last season to earn that football program’s first-ever win over a Power Five school.  An even better subplot? ODU will face Tech in Week 2 of the 2019 season — and Cunningham and Kumah will be eligible to play against their former team in Blacksburg.