Has contributed to the Hokies' success as a special teams player the past two seasons ... Is expected to continue that role in 2002 ... Also provides backup at the mike linebacker position ... Has shown potential at linebacker but has yet to develop consistency ... Possesses excellent strength and speed ... A Super Iron Hokie in the athletic performance program ... His summer preparation and showing during the preseason will help determine his role at linebacker ...
2001: Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the preseason testing session ... Recorded a 400-pound bench press, 530-pound squat, 300-pound power clean and a 351-pound squat in preseason strength and conditioning testing ... Played in eight games on special teams, registering three total tackles ... Recorded an assisted tackle at Rutgers ... Had a solo tackle while playing a season-high nine plays against UCF ... Played six snaps on special teams at West Virginia and three against Syracuse ... Saw brief action on special teams at Pittsburgh, recording a solo tackle ... Worked at mike linebacker during the spring ...
2000: Played in nine games with all of his action coming on special teams ... Started on the kickoff and kickoff return units ... Was in on two tackles on kickoffs against East Carolina ... Also posted tackles against Akron, Rutgers, Temple and Pittsburgh ... Finished with a total of six tackles ... Turned in a 400-pound bench press and 550-pound back squat during preseason testing ... Set personal bests in the clean (304), the push jerk (356) and the 40 (4.54) on the way to Super Iron Hokie honors in spring testing ... Was in on four tackles and broke up a pass during the Hokies' second spring scrimmage ... Also contributed four tackles during the Maroon-White spring game ...
1999: His 370-pound bench press was second-best among the Hokies' new recruits when they reported in August ... Was redshirted while working at inside linebacker ... Spent the first month of the season working at the backer position ... Switched to the mike linebacker spot in October ... Had the second-highest bench press on the scout team in November at 400 pounds ... Turned in a 341-pound push jerk during spring testing on the way to Iron Hokie honors ... Also turned in a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Was in on six tackles, including one behind the line, in the Maroon-White spring game ...
High School: Posted 117 tackles, four fumble recoveries and three sacks to help his school to a 9-2 record in Class 5A in 1998 ... Played linebacker and some fullback for Coach Sean Callahan ... A two-time, first-team all-conference pick ... Also earned second-team all-state honors his final two seasons ... Picked the No. 27 senior prospect in Florida by The Tampa Tribune ... Rated the No. 84 player in the state by SuperPrep and the No. 89 player in the state by ACC Area Sports Journal ... Earned a spot on the PrepStar All-SEC Region team ... Won his high school team's body building contest ... Posted lifts of 350 pounds in the bench press and 525 in the squat ... Also competed on the track team ...
Personal: Jonathan Christopher Buie ... Born 11/16/79 in Tampa, FL ... Son of Johnny and Barbara Buie ... Enrolled in sociology.
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