The lone senior among Tech's defensive linemen ... Has 20 career starts under his belt and the ability to play either end position ... Spent most of his time at the stud end position before switching during the spring ... Pursues the ball and makes plays ... Will play an important role in the Hokies' defensive end rotation again this fall ... A very active defender who has become more physical at the point of attack ... Will be looked to for senior leadership ... Started eight games at stud end in 2001 and averaged 33.3 defensive plays per game ... Averaged 41 defensive plays in 2000 when he started every game ... Should see plenty of action again this season ... 2001: Started eight of the Hokies' 11 regular-season games at stud end ... Also started on the extra point and field goal block team ... Met all six of his strength and conditioning goals during preseason testing, earning Super Iron Hokie honors ... Went on to post 46 total tackles for the season, including 21 solo stops ... Also contributed 11 QB hurries, five tackles for loss and two sacks ... Recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and blocked a kick ... Finished with one tackle and one hurry in the opener against Connecticut ... Had two solo stops, including one for a loss, one QB hurry, three assists and a PBU against Western Michigan ... Finished with two solo stops, a tackle for loss and four assists against UCF ... Had three total tackles, a sack and four quarterback hurries at West Virginia ... Was in on six tackles and had two hurries against Boston College ... Recorded five solo stops, along with three assists, a tackle for loss and a QB hurry against Syracuse ... Was also in on eight tackles, along with a sack, at Pittsburgh ... Was in on a season-high 47 plays against the Panthers and blocked a field goal in that game ... Contributed three tackles at Virginia ... Registered a solo tackle and four assists against No. 1 Miami ... Posted a personal-best 35-inch vertical jump during spring testing ... Moved to the end position for spring practice ... Turned in seven tackles, including two sacks, in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Picked off a pass during the Maroon-White spring game ... 2000: Was in on six tackles in the season opener against Akron ... Turned in two tackles behind the line, including a sack, against East Carolina ... Also had three quarterback hurries in that game ... Had a tackle for loss and two hurries against Boston College ... Posted six tackles, a tackle for loss and two hurries at Syracuse ... Added six more tackles in the Pittsburgh game ... Blocked an extra point against West Virginia ... Returned a fumble for a 20-yard gain at UCF ... Finished the regular season with 47 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries, five tackles for loss and two passes broken up ... Contributed four tackles, including a sack, during Tech's Gator Bowl win over Clemson ... Was in on five tackles, two behind the line, in the team's second spring scrimmage ... Had a tackle for loss among his three total tackles in the Maroon-White spring game ... Won the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top defensive hustler ... 1999: Played six snaps on defense and six on special teams during the opener with James Madison ... Had 12 plays on defense at Rutgers and contributed three tackles ... Also was in on a tackle in the Syracuse game ... Played in a total of five games ... Got some extra work with the jayvee team ... Contributed 14 total tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery in a jayvee win against Fork Union ... Worked hard in the weight room during the winter program ... Turned in a 570-pound back squat during spring testing - tops among the defensive ends ... Contributed three sacks during spring scrimmages ... Was in on one tackle in the Maroon-White game ... 1998: Practiced at the whip linebacker position during the fall while redshirting ... Showed improvement in the strength and conditioning program ... Moved to defensive end for spring practice ... Contributed a tackle in the annual spring game ... High School: Played a number of positions for Coach Robert Pruntey at Gretna High, including defensive back, receiver and running back ... Selected a postseason All-American by both SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Rated the No. 5 skilled athlete in the nation by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 8 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and No. 23 by The Roanoke Times ... Named The Lynchburg News & Advance Defensive Player of the Year ... Picked first-team Group AA all-state by The Associated Press ... Also a first-team all-district and all-region pick ... Posted 105 tackles as a senior, along with six interceptions, six fumble recoveries, two sacks and two blocked punts ... Rushed for 675 yards and six touchdowns ... Caught 48 passes for nearly 800 yards and four TDs ... Contributed over 200 yards on punt returns and more than 350 yards on kickoff returns ... Had 15 solo tackles and 23 total tackles in one outing ... Registered three tackles on a goal-line stand in another game ... Received all-district recognition at three positions his junior year - defensive back, wide receiver and return specialist ... Was honorable mention all-state as a defensive back ... Collected 97 tackles and five interceptions that season and scored two touchdowns on kick returns ... Also excelled in basketball and baseball and holds the school record in the 60-meter dash ... Personal: Lamar Isaac Cobb ... Born 1/11/80 in Boone, NC ... Son of Raymond and Rhonda Cobb ... Studying management.
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