89 - Robert Peaslee Position: Punter
    Class: r-Junior
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 199
    High School: Pulaski County H.S.
    Hometown: Pulaski, Va.
    photo         Will challenge Vinnie Burns for the punting duties when practice opens in August ... Served as the Hokies' starting punter during the 2000 season ... Showed potential, but struggled at times with his consistency ... Finished behind Burns in competition for the starting job during spring practice ... Is expected to continue his job as the holder on Tech's field goal and extra point teams ... Will get another shot at the punting duties ... Did an outstanding job as the holder on all PATs and field goals ... Also served as the reserve punter ...

    2001: Saw action in all 11 regular-season games, holding for 65 kicking attempts ... Didn't have a miscue all season ... Turned in a personal-best 400-pound back squat during spring athletic performance tests ...

    2000: Saw action on over 100 special team plays ... Punted 44 times on the season for 1,555 yards, an average of 35.3 yards per punt ... Put at least one punt inside the opposing team's 20-yard line in 10 of Tech's 11 regular-season games ... Had a total of 14 punts downed inside the 20 ... Suffered one blocked kick at Syracuse ... Averaged 45.7 yards on three punts in the Rutgers game ... Carried a 42.8-yard average on four kicks in the Syracuse game ... Had season-best 51-yard punts against Syracuse and Virginia ... Punted five times for a 40-yard average versus UVa ... Had two punts for a 32-yard average in the Gator Bowl ... One of those punts was downed inside the Clemson 20 ... Posted a 400-pound back squat during the spring athletic performance testing ... Turned in a 51-yard punt during the Maroon-White game ... Finished the game with four punts for a 37-yard average ...

    1999: Was redshirted while working as a punter ... Posted a 375-pound back squat during spring testing ... Punted three times for a 38.7-yard average in one spring scrimmage ... Averaged 37.3 yards on four punts in another scrimmage ... Punted four times in the Maroon-White spring game for a 37.3-yard average ... Had a long punt of 49 yards in that game ...

    High School: Lettered three seasons as a punter for Coach Joel Hicks at Pulaski Country ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Averaged 42.8 yards per punt for the season ... Punted five times for a 46.3-yard average in one game ... Carried a 41.9-yard average his junior year ... Was named first-team all-district and all-region and second-team all-state ... Also lettered as a pitcher in baseball ...

    Personal: Robert Brandon Peaslee ... Born 6/28/81 in Beckley, WV ... Son of Bob and Melanie Peaslee ... Enrolled in physical education.

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