Caleb Farley

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley suffered an undisclosed injury in the second quarter against North Carolina and didn’t return to the game.

Farley left the field and was taken to the back by the training staff. He didn't come out to the field with his teammates for the start of the third quarter.

Tech coach Justin Fuente didn’t reveal the specific nature of Farley’s injury after the game.

“I’m not sure when it was, he’s fine,” Fuente said. “He was on the sidelines.”

The third-year sophomore had a career four pass breakups when he left the game with North Carolina putting plenty of pressure on Tech's secondary.

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell was 11 of 24 for 159 yards with two touchdowns in the first half. He hit Dazz Newsome for a 47-yard touchdown on the opening drive to put the Tar Heels up 7-0 less than a minute into the game.

Virginia Tech was also without veteran defensive back Jovonn Quillen on Saturday, but Armani Chatman stepped in for Farley and earned praise from Fuente, who said thought the redshirt freshman “played at a high level.”

Mike Niziolek is the Virginia Tech football beat writer for The Roanoke Times. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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