An experienced defender with plenty of ability ... Has started 21 games at defensive end over the past two seasons, including two bowl games ... Moved to the stud end position during the spring ... Won the President's Award for outstanding leadership at the conclusion of spring practice ... Has gotten bigger, stronger and more physical during his time at Tech ... Continues to maintain good speed to go with his size ... Is expected to see a lot of playing time again this fall ... Possesses an excellent work ethic ... Is intelligent and focused on being successful both on and off the field ... Was a first-team Freshman All-America pick by The Sporting News following the 2000 season ... Tied for the team lead in sacks with five that season ... Needs to take a leadership role on this year's defense ... 2001: Recorded 18 solo stops, 23 assists, two tackles for loss and a sack in 11 games ... Also had 15 quarterback hurries and broke up two passes ... Started eight games during the regular season, plus the Gator Bowl ... Registered one assist and a hurry in the opener against Connecticut ... Had three total tackles and a hurry versus Western Michigan ... Recorded four solo stops, including one behind the line, broke up a pass and caused an interception at Rutgers ... Had two solo tackles, two assists and three hurries against UCF ... Registered a solo stop and three assists at West Virginia ... Recorded three assists and four quarterback hurries against Boston College ... Was in on six tackles during the Syracuse game and four at Pittsburgh ... Was credited with two solo stops, an assist and his first sack of the season against Temple ... Had three assists at Virginia ... Contributed six tackles and three QB hurries against No. 1 Miami ... Earned Iron Hokie honors during both preseason testing session and during 2002 spring max testing ... Bench pressed 410 pounds and squatted 560 pounds during the fall ... Turned in a personal-best 321-pound clean during the off-season ... His 4.28 time in the NFL shuttle run ranked second-best among the defensive ends ... Posted three tackles in the Maroon-White game, including two behind the line ... Also blocked a field goal during that game ... 2000: Earned Iron Hokie honors in preseason athletic performance tests ... Got his first collegiate start against Akron and contributed five tackles, including a sack and another tackle for loss ... Went on to start every game and averaged over 40 defensive plays a game ... Contributed two quarterback hurries against East Carolina and forced an interception ... Was in on five tackles at Boston College and added another hurry ... Had two tackles behind the line, including a sack, during a five-tackle outing versus West Virginia ... Collected another sack and a season-high six tackles in the Pittsburgh game ... Posted two sacks and returned a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown in Tech's win at UCF ... Was in on five tackles in wins against Syracuse and Virginia ... Played a season-high 52 defensive snaps against the Orangemen ... Saw action on over 75 plays as a starter on the punt and punt return teams ... Finished the season with 45 total tackles ... Had eight tackles for loss, including five sacks for minus 33 yards ... Hurried the passer five times and knocked down a pass ... Registered three tackles in Tech's Toyota Gator Bowl win against Clemson ... Won Iron Hokie honors again during winter workouts ... Turned in career bests with a 400-pound bench press and 550-pound squat during spring testing ... Averaged 4.55 seconds in the 40 during Tech's pro timing day ... Had four sacks during the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Also blocked a field goal ... 1999: Was redshirted while working at defensive end ... Added 16 pounds through his work in the strength and conditioning program ... Earned Iron Hokie honors during spring testing ... Bench pressed 380 pounds ... Posted a 530-pound back squat and a 304-pound power clean ... Returned a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Fractured a bone in his right wrist during one of the scrimmages but returned to action ... Contributed four tackles and forced a fumble in the annual spring game ... Won the Paul Torgersen Award as the team's top defensive newcomer ... High School: Played running back and defensive end for Coach Bill Dee at Phoebus High ... Listed as the No. 10 defensive lineman in the country by PrepStar and picked to its Dream Team ... Listed as the No. 4 jumbo athlete in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 8 athlete by The National Recruiting Advisor prior to his senior season ... A first-team Group AAA all-state pick as a defensive lineman ... Named the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Named district offensive and defensive player of the year as a senior ... Posted 101 tackles in 1998, including a school single-season record 16 sacks ... Finished with 35 career sacks ... Led the district in rushing ... Closed out his senior season with 855 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing ... Had 207 yards rushing in a game against Henrico ... Turned in 11 sacks as a junior ... Holds the school record with a 300-pound power clean ... Won the state Group AAA outdoor shot put championship as a junior and was second as a senior ... Personal: Nathaniel Barnell Adibi ... Born 1/25/81 in Mississippi ... Son of Abiodun and Leanne Adibi ... Majoring in residential property management.
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