A veteran player who figures to be a key figure in Tech's 2008 season ... Has led the Hokies in batting during each of his three seasons and will be looked to for continued offensive production this spring ... Possesses the leadership ability to make a big impact on Tech's young team ... Played well in the fall ... Brings a great work ethic to the field every day ... Has a good command of the hitting zone ... Most of his starts have come at first base, but he has also picked up playing time in the outfield ... Tech's top hitter last season with a .327 average ... Led the 2006 team in batting at .317 and drove in 40 runs ... Missed the 2005 season due to a shoulder injury ... Enjoyed an outstanding freshman season in 2004 when he drove in 45 runs and set a Tech modern-day record for a freshman with a .372 batting average ... Led the team in a number of categories that year, earning first-team All-BIG EAST honors and a spot on the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team selected by Collegiate Baseball ... Was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 45th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
2006-07: One of only three players to start every game ... Started 49 games at first base, four at DH and one in left field ... Led the team with a .327 batting average ... Also contributed a team-leading 20 doubles and 31 walks ... Second on the team in runs scored (44) and hits (68) ... Drove in 31 runs ... Went 3-for-3 against ODU with two doubles, two walks, two runs batted in and two runs scored ... Had a hit and scored a run against Pitt ... Contributed a key three-run double in the Albany game ... Doubled and tripled in the win over The Citadel ... Also picked up a pair of hits and an RBI versus UNCA ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks in game two with A&T ... Tripled in a run at VCU ... Started in left field against Richmond ... Was 4-for-4 in a game three win at Georgia Tech ... Was 4-for-6 with three doubles in game one at NC State ... Picked up three walks against Longwood ... Had a hit, an RBI, two walks and two runs scored in the win over UNC ... Doubled at JMU ... Went 3-for-4 in game one against UVa ... Had three hits and three RBIs in the first VMI game ... Was 5-for-11 (.455) with two runs scored and two batted in during the Clemson series ... Picked up two hits and an RBI in game one with FSU ... Had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in game three with Miami ... Drew three walks against Radford ... Scored three runs at VMI ... Drove in four runs with three doubles during a win at Duke ... Collected three doubles and a home run during the team's last two games with Wake Forest ... Batted .350 in ACC games.
2005-06: Started 52 games at first base and one as the DH ... Batted .317 with 40 runs batted in ... Walked 41 times and scored 35 runs ... Went 3-for-5 at the plate at Campbell in his first game back ... Drove in a run with a double ... Had two hits in win at East Carolina ... Drove in four runs on three hits in first Towson game ... Picked up his first home run of the season in that game ... Had two hits in game two of the series and three in game three ... Picked up two hits and two walks in first Miami game ... Drove in two runs during loss at JMU and had a homer and five RBIs in loss to Dukes in Blacksburg ... Drove in two runs during a win at VCU ... Picked up a triple in game two against Boston College ... Posted another triple during a three-hit outing at Radford ... Hit a walk-off solo homer with two outs in bottom of the ninth for a win over Appalachian ...Went 5-for-9 in UNC series with four walks and two RBIs ... Walked three times against Marshall ... Drove in four runs and scored four during Duke series ... Batted .417 (5-12) in those three games ... Drove in two runs in game one at Clemson ... Drove in two runs and scored two in home win against VCU ... Collected three hits against Liberty in Blacksburg ... Hit a walk-off homer on a 3-2 count with two outs in the bottom of ninth to give Tech a 7-6 win over NC State ... Collected four hits in the Virginia series, driving in two runs and scoring three.
2004-05: Missed the entire season after undergoing shoulder surgery in March.
2003-04: Played in 50 games, starting 48 ... Picked up 20 starts in right field, 27 at first base and one as the designated hitter ... Got off to a slow start before hitting a stretch where he hit safely in 16 of 18 games ... Drove in three runs and hit his first collegiate homer at UNC Wilmington ... Also homered and drove in three runs against Towson ... Went 4-for-5 with two homers, three RBIs and four runs scored in a win at Richmond ... Knocked in six runs with four hits during a loss at Virginia ... Went 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs against UConn ... Led the team in multiple-RBI games with 13 and was second in multiple-hit games with 19 ... Also topped the Hokies in RBIs (45), home runs (6) and on-base percentage (.471) and was second in walks with 31 ... Struck out just 16 times in 172 at bats.
High School: Earned four letters as a first baseman/outfielder at Greeley High where he played for coaches Jim Bellantoni and Walter Allen ... Won the Section 1 triple crown his senior year ... Batted .554 with 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in ... Carried a 1.257 slugging average and struck out just four times ... Named all-league and all-section ... Team MVP ... Hit .412 as a junior with four homers and 23 RBIs ... Carried a .441 batting average his sophomore year ... Was team MVP that season after adding eight home runs and 32 runs batted in ... Named all-league both seasons ... Batted .449 for his career with 28 home runs and 118 runs batted in ... Started four years in basketball, scoring over 1,000 points during his career.
Personal: Sean Patrick O'Brien ... Born 12/31/84 in Mt. Kisco, NY ... Son of John and Joan O'Brien ... Enrolled in health and physical education.