Impressed the coaches with his solid fundamentals and football instincts while redshirting last fall ... Started off working at defensive end, but moved to nose tackle during the spring ... Showed good flexibility and natural leverage ... Has a good frame, but will need to add bulk and strength to succeed in the middle of the line ... Needs to make a good summer preparation ... Will get a shot at a spot on the depth chart when preseason practice opens ... 2001: Redshirted while working at end during the fall ... Moved to tackle during the spring ... Missed some time due to a sprained right ankle ... Returned to play in the annual Maroon-White game and contributed two tackles ... High School: Lettered a total of three seasons as a defensive lineman and tight end for Coach David Tibbs ... Following the 2000 season, he was named first-team Group AA all-state by The Associated Press and second-team by the state coaches ... Had 38 tackles, 14 assists, nine sacks, four passes broken up, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt as a senior ... Anchored a defensive unit that held foes to 282 total yards rushing and less than 100 total points for the season ... Helped the team to its first undefeated (10-0) regular season in 35 years ... Posted three sacks in a game against Rockbridge County ... Blocked a punt and deflected three passes against Waynesboro ... Contributed 54 tackles, 11 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception his junior year ... Won PrepStar All-America recognition ... Was ranked the No. 6 DL and the No. 30 overall prospect in the All-Atlantic Region by that publication ... An all-region pick by SuperPrep, which rated him the No. 17 player in Virginia ... Listed the No. 16 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Played three years of basketball ... Personal: Christopher William Pannell ... Born 12/27/82 in Jacksonville, FL ... Son of Sarah Crenshaw and Donnie Pannell ... Enrolled in accounting.