A newcomer with big-time ability ... Turned a lot of heads last fall while redshirting at the tailback position ... Will move to fullback when preseason practice opens so his talents can be utilized more this season ... Will likely return to tailback in the future ... Got some brief work at the new position near the end of spring practice ... Should make an easy transition ... An outstanding runner with breakaway speed ... Is big and athletic ... Must continue to work on his blocking ... Should give the Hokies another threat in the backfield ... Has a chance to become a special player as he continues to develop his skills and work in the athletic performance program ... 2001: Was redshirted as a true freshman ... Worked at tailback during the fall ... Earned Iron Hokie status during the off-season ... Turned in a 320-pound bench press and 500-pound back squat ... Ran a 4.43 40 and posted a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Rushed for two touchdowns during one spring scrimmage on runs of 1 and 25 yards ... Gained 36 yards on nine carries ... Ran for 29 yards and one TD in another scrimmage ... Finished the Maroon-White game with 28 yards on five carries, an average of 5.6 yards a carry ... Won the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top offensive hustler of spring practice ... High School: Played running back and linebacker for Coach Jeff Ballance at Princess Anne ... Earned SuperPrep and PrepStar All-America honors after rushing for 1,640 yards and 22 TDs as a senior ... Rated the No. 28 running back in the nation and the No. 8 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Picked the No. 2 RB in the Atlantic Region and the No. 22 overall player in the region by PrepStar ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report named him the No. 25 player in the Mid-Atlantic area ... Ranked the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... The No. 76 running back in the nation according to Rivals ... Contributed 87 tackles on defense his senior year with two sacks and eight fumble recoveries ... Rushed for 197 yards on just nine carries in one contest during his senior season and had 200 yards on 18 attempts in another game ... Named to the All-Tidewater team and also earned all-district and all-region honors as a tailback ... Selected conference offensive player of the year ... Gained 1,300 yards and scored 18 TDs as a junior ... Contributed 80 tackles on defense and intercepted five passes, returning three for touchdowns ... His team posted a 19-5 record in his two years as a starter and made back-to-back appearances in the Group AAA playoffs ... Also contributed in basketball and track ... Personal: Cedric Akeem Humes ... Born 8/7/83 in Virginia Beach, VA ... Son of Alfred and Sheria Humes ... Enrolled in university studies.