A physical player who has a chance to become a real playmaker for the Hokies ... Moved into the starting backer position during the spring and played outstanding football ... Kept his mental mistakes to a minimum ... Played faster as he became more confident ... Is steady against both the run and the pass ... Possesses all the physical tools, including outstanding strength and speed ... Attained Elite Athlete status in the spring when he posted a 370-pound bench press, a 600-pound back squat, a 321-pound clean, a 341-pound push jerk, a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.47 40 ... Needs experience and should get plenty this fall ... An important player in Tech's defensive plans for 2002 ... 2001: Played in all 11 games, recording 14 tackles ... Had three solo stops and 11 assists ... Saw action on 78 defensive plays and 44 special teams plays ... Finished with a tackle and three assists in the opener against UConn ... Saw action on seven defensive plays versus Western Michigan, recording a solo tackle and an assist ... Had two assists on 19 defensive plays at Rutgers ... Played eight total plays against UCF, recording an assist and 14 total plays at West Virginia, with one assist ... Saw limited work on special teams against Syracuse, Virginia and Miami ... Had a solo stop and two assists on 14 plays against Temple ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during both preseason and spring testing ... Registered six tackles, including two behind the line, during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Had three tackles in another scrimmage ... Was in on a tackle during the Maroon-White game ... 2000: Turned in personal bests in all four major lifts during preseason strength and conditioning tests ... Saw his only action at linebacker during the season opener with Akron ... Contributed two tackles in that game ... Appeared in five other games, all on special teams ... Worked with the kickoff and kickoff return teams ... Played a season-best eight plays in the Boston College and Pittsburgh games ... Was in on two tackles at BC ... Finished with four total tackles ... Saw action in the Gator Bowl ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during spring testing ... Led the inside linebackers with a 570-pound back squat and a 38-inch vertical jump ... Set a new position record with a 4.46 40-yard dash ... Posted five tackles, including two behind the line, during the annual Maroon-White game ... 1999: Got a brief look at outside linebacker before moving inside to the backer position ... Turned in the best time among the incoming freshmen in the 20-yard shuttle run (4.13 seconds) ... Posted three tackles in one spring scrimmage ... Contributed a sack in another spring outing ... High School: Played tailback and linebacker and handled the punting duties for Coach David Cox at Deep Creek ... Named the No. 12 defensive back in the ACC Area by PrepStar ... Listed as the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Picked the No. 16 prospect in the state by SuperPrep ... Played briefly as an offensive guard during his junior year ... Carried 82 times for 564 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Rushed for 108 yards and three TDs during a game against Group AAA champion Hampton ... Helped team to a 27-7 mark during his varsity career ... Excelled on the track team ... Has run a 10.9 in the 100-meters ... Personal: Vegas Ferragamo Robinson ... Born 5/19/81 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Sandra Robinson ... Studying residential property management.