Will compete for the No. 2 center spot when practice opens ... Has only seen limited playing time in the past, but showed a solid grasp of the Tech offense during 2002 spring workouts ... Could also play guard if needed ... Possesses good size but needs to dedicate himself in the weight room and in the area of conditioning to reach his potential ... Has a chance to earn some playing time with a good showing in preseason ... 2001: Saw action on 86 plays as a backup center ... Played in eight of the Hokies' 11 regular-season games ... Got his first career action in the opener against Connecticut, playing 27 snaps ... Saw action on 15 offensive snaps versus Western Michigan, grading 86 percent and posting a knockdown block ... Graded out at 81 percent and had another knockdown at Rutgers ... Graded 88 percent in brief action against UCF ... Posted two knockdowns at West Virginia ... Saw action on a pair of offensive snaps in the win over Boston College and at Pittsburgh ... Was in for six plays on offense against Temple ... Posted personal bests in the back squat (575) and push jerk (305) during spring athletic performance tests ... Continued to work at center during spring practice ... 2000: Worked at left guard while being redshirted in the fall ... Showed progress in the winter strength and conditioning program ... Got reps at center and guard in the spring ... High School: Played practically every offensive line position during his varsity career at Montour ... Earned all-conference honors at guard his senior year ... Also saw action at tackle and had a brief stint at the center position ... Played both the left and right guard and tackle positions at one time or another for Coach Don Morgan, while earning three letters ... Saw limited action on defense, posting 69 tackles during his senior season ... Named the team's MVP as a junior after winning all-conference recognition on offense and defense ... Ranked the No. 25 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep ... Selected the No. 73 player in the East Region in Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named to the Pittsburgh Press 'Fabulous 22' team ... Listed as an All-East Region offensive lineman by PrepStar ... Personal: Robert Richard Ramsey III ... Born 4/13/82 in Pittsburgh, PA ... Son of Bob and Ruth Ramsey ... Enrolled in history.