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Now that he's playing again, he hopes not to need video games to show his worth.
"I'm trying to get my name back out there and show everybody that what happened in 2007 and missing a season and a half, I have overcame that and I'm better than I was," he said.
Better, and bringing a valued senior perspective to the young Hokies.
Coming off the dominating performance against Marshall, but also with a less-than sterling effort against No. 4 Alabama before that, he agrees that the visit from the upstart Cornhuskers will offer a benchmark of sorts for a team with national title aspirations.
"We're playing a team that's just as good as our first game," he said.
"We feel that if we come out these next two weeks and prove ourselves and we play to our ability and the best game that we can play, that shows something about this team ... that we can bounce back and we're willing to fight for it the rest of the season," he said.
The Hokies, it seems, could do worse than following Wheeler's lead.
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