43 - Doug Easlick Position: Fullback
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5-11
Weight: 230
High School: Cherokee H.S.
Hometown: Marlton, N.J.
photo         Moved into the top spot at fullback during the spring ... Will be challenged for that spot by redshirt freshman Cedric Humes when practice begins in August ... A physical player who combines toughness with good athleticism ... Plays smart and knows the Tech system ... A former tailback who has a knack for picking up yardage ... Has developed as a blocker and can catch the football coming out of the backfield ... Understands leverage from his high school days as a championship wrestler ... Moved from tailback to fullback prior to the 2000 season ... Made the travel squad and saw limited action in six games ... Served most of the 2001 season as the No. 2 fullback behind Jarrett Ferguson ... Will get a chance to increase his playing time this fall ...

2001: Saw action in nine regular-season games ... Rushed four times for five yards and caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown ... Caught his first career touchdown pass when he took a shovel pass and went 22 yards for a score against Western Michigan ... Also rushed once for three yards versus WMU ... Had one carry for a yard against Rutgers ... Had a 17-yard reception in the UCF game ... Played a career-high 31 offensive plays and five special teams plays during a win over Boston College ... Carried the ball twice against Temple ... Caught two passes for 15 yards at Virginia ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the strength and conditioning program during the off-season ... Posted a personal-best 550-pound back squat ... Turned in a 20-yard run during one spring scrimmage and caught a pass for a 6-yard gain ... Hauled in three passes for 23 yards during the annual Maroon-White game ...

2000: Rushed three times for 19 yards against Akron ... Turned in a personal-best 18-yard run in that game ... Played 15 offensive snaps against Rutgers, carrying the football twice for 9 yards ... Rushed once for 3 yards against Temple and had a 2-yard carry in the West Virginia game ... Also saw action against East Carolina and Virginia ... Finished the season with eight carries for 32 yards ... Played for the Tech jayvee against Fork Union Military Academy and ran for three touchdowns ... Registered personal bests in seven of nine categories during off-season strength and conditioning tests ... Bench pressed 385 pounds and lowered his time in the 40 to 4.59 ... Worked at tailback as well as fullback during the spring ... Rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries in one spring scrimmage, scoring twice on short goal-line situations and catching a 9-yard pass ... Posted an 8-yard touchdown run in another scrimmage ... Led the White team in rushing during the spring game with 30 yards on four carries ...

1999: Was redshirted while working as a tailback ... Joined the wrestling team following the football season and compiled an 11-17 record as a heavyweight ... Won the heavyweight title at the Virginia State Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships ... Carried seven times for 32 yards in one of Tech's spring scrimmages ... Led the team with 36 yards on nine carries in another scrimmage and caught a pass for 12 yards ... Rushed five times for 16 yards in the spring game ...

High School: A star football player and wrestler at Cherokee High ... Lettered three seasons as a tailback and safety for Coach John Scott ... Rushed for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season ... Contributed 115 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... Scored four touchdowns and rushed for 245 yards on eight carries in a 1998 game against Cherry Hill East ... Ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns and registered 13 tackles against Willingboro that same season ... Won all-conference, all-South Jersey and all-state honors ... Was named an honorable mention All-American ... Gained 1,400 yards on the ground his junior year and finished his career with 3,600 yards rushing, 43 touchdowns, eight interceptions and 240 tackles ... Set school career and single-game records for rushing yards ... Posted a 122-8 career wrestling record ... Won the state championship his senior season and finished third at the high school nationals ... Was a four-time district and two-time regional champ ... Earned second-team All-America honors his senior year ...

Personal: Arthur Doug Easlick ... Born 12/4/80 in Mt. Holly, NJ ... Son of Jon and Connie Easlick ... Enrolled in residential property management.