A key figure for the Hokies in 2002 ... Could be thrust into the starting quarterback job if starter Grant Noel is unable to play on his injured knee ... Served as the No. 2 quarterback last season as a true freshman ... Experienced his share of ups and downs, but gained some much-needed experience ... Excelled during off-season athletic performance testing ... Made significant progress during spring practice and was named one of the Hokies' most improved players ... Threw the ball well and exhibited better arm strength ... Played with poise and confidence ... Showed improved technique ... An intelligent player who works hard ... A mobile, athletic signal-caller who can make plays when things break down ... Handled all the quarterbacking duties for both teams during Tech's Maroon-White spring game ... Needs to build on his spring success and carry it over to the summer and preseason ... Appears to be ready to handle the challenge ... 2001: One of four true freshmen to see action ... Won the No. 2 quarterback job during the preseason ... Saw action in all but three games ... Completed 12 passes on 34 attempts with no touchdowns and an interception on the year ... Also rushed 20 times for 104 yards in eight games ... Was 5-for-10 passing in his first career action against Connecticut ... Threw for 56 yards and had 30 yards rushing against the Huskies ... Completed a 12-yard pass in his only attempt against Western Michigan ... Was 2-for-5 against Rutgers for 11 yards ... Also ran for 39 yards in that contest ... Ran for 24 yards against UCF ... Was 2-for-4 at West Virginia for 17 yards ... Threw his first career interception in the Boston College game ... Was 2-for-7 at Pittsburgh for 18 yards ... Directed three drives at the end of the Temple game ... Was intercepted in his only passing attempt in the Gator Bowl ... Won Super Iron Hokie honors during spring testing ... Led the quarterbacks with a 320-pound bench press and 570-pound back squat ... Turned in a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.54 clocking in the 40 ... Completed 3 of 8 passes for 23 yards in Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Completed six passes in 11 attempts for 47 yards and a touchdown during the second scrimmage and added a touchdown run in the third ... Passed for 103 yards and a TD in the final scrimmage ... Played every offensive snap for both teams in the spring game and finished with a combined total of 211 yards passing ... Completed 21 of 38 passes with one interception ... Scored the only touchdown of the game on an 8-yard run ... Shared the Dr. Richard Bullock Award for the most improved offensive player with guard James Miller ... High School: Rated the top player in Virginia for the 2000 season ... Finished his senior season rated the No. 2 athlete in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 4 quarterback in the country by PrepStar ... As a junior, he became the first player in Virginia high school football history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season ... As a senior, he became the first state player to duplicate the feat in back-to-back seasons ... A prep All-America pick by Parade, SuperPrep, PrepStar, Blue Chip Recruiting, G&W Recruiting and Student Sports ... Rated the No. 15 player in the nation, the Mid-Atlantic Offensive Player of the Year and the No. 1 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Was a Dream Team pick by PrepStar, which listed him as the No. 1 player in the Atlantic Region ... Ranked as the No. 41 player in the nation by Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting ... G&W Recruiting's No. 46 offensive player in nation ... Picked the No. 20 QB in the nation by Student Sports ... Named the No. 1 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report No. 21 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region ... Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Virginia ... An All-Southern pick by Orlando Sentinel ... Selected the state Group AA Player of Year by The Associated Press and the AA Offensive Player of the Year by the state coaches ... First-team Group AA all-state as a QB and DB by coaches ... First-team Group AA as DB, second-team as QB by AP ... Accounted for 58 TDs, 2,826 yards passing and 2,169 yards rushing during his final two years ... Passed for 1,301 yards and 14 TDs as a senior ... Completed 94 of 171 passes ... Added 1,012 yards rushing with 16 TDs ... Ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 184 yards and two TDs in a win over Tabb ... Posted over 150 tackles and intercepted eight passes on defense as a senior ... Contributed 22 tackles, 134 yards and three touchdowns rushing and a pair of passing touchdowns during a win over Poquoson his junior year ... Rushed for 1,157 yards and passed for 1,525 as a junior ... Played quarterback, receiver, safety and returned kicks during his four-year career for Coach Kyle Neve ...Named the district and region offense and defensive player of the year as a senior ... Compiled a district record 7,481 all-purpose yards during his career ... A four-year letterman as a guard on the basketball team ... Was named the state Group AA Basketball Player of the Year as a junior after leading his team to a state championship ... Played on an AAU national championship basketball team ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Personal: Bryan Jemar Randall ... Born 8/16/83 in Charleston, WV ... Son of Edgar and Belinda Randall ... His father played basketball at West Virginia State ... Enrolled in university studies.