22 - Lee Suggs Position: Tailback
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6-0
Weight: 201
High School: William Fleming H.S.
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
photo         Is set to return to action after missing all but one game of the 2001 season with a torn ACL ... Will try to recapture the form that earned him All-America honors in 2000 when he led Division I-A in scoring ... Appears up to the task ... Worked extremely hard during his rehab from the injury ... Returned for the off-season program and earned Super Iron Hokie honors ... Ran hard all spring, participating in all the drills and non-contact workouts ... Played five snaps in the first full spring scrimmage to give him a feel for contact, but did not see action in any other contact work ... Was named to the Playboy All-America team over the summer and has been listed as the No. 5 running back in the nation for the upcoming season by The Sporting News ... Picked preseason All-BIG EAST by TSN and Athlon ... Suffered the injury to his left knee during the third quarter of Tech's season opener against UConn ... Had rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns up to that point, making him Tech's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (31) and total touchdowns (32) ... Underwent reconstructive surgery in September ... Had rapidly established himself as one of the top running backs in the nation prior to the 2001 season ... Made a real impact during 2000 in his first season as a starter ... Led the Division I-A ranks in scoring and touchdowns with an average of 15.27 points per game and 28 TDs ... Was named the co-BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous pick for first-team All-BIG EAST ... Also a third-team All-America pick by The Associated Press and Football News ... Received all 15 first-place votes in winning the Dudley Award as Virginia's best college football player ... Shattered Tech's single-season records for rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and scoring ... Set six BIG EAST Conference records, including single-season records for rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and points ... Set BIG EAST single-game marks for rushing touchdowns (5), total touchdowns (5) and points (30) against UCF ... Scored at least one touchdown in every regular-season game that season ... Added three more TDs that don't count on his total during a Gator Bowl win over Clemson ... His six 100-yard games in 2000 tied a Tech single-season record ... Led the BIG EAST in rushing at 109.7 yards per game ... Turned in the best single-season rushing mark under Coach Frank Beamer and the third-best in school history with 1,207 yards ... Carried the football 222 times without a fumble ... Saw some action on special teams and blocked a punt against West Virginia ... Hits the field ready to work hard and compete ... Has power to go with his outstanding speed ... Breaks tackles ... Can catch the ball out of the backfield ... Has become a solid blocker ... Will help give the Hokies one of the most potent rushing attacks in the nation if he returns to form ...

2001: Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in preseason testing session ... Saw his lone action of the year against Connecticut ... Tore his ACL and medial meniscus in the third quarter ... Left the game with 99 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 carries ... Set the school record for career touchdowns (32) and career rushing touchdowns (31) before suffering the injury ... Underwent reconstructive surgery and missed the remainder of the season ... Returned for spring athletic performance testing and earned Super Iron Hokie honors once again ... Participated in spring practice ... Went through all the drills, but made just one brief appearance in a contact scrimmage ...

2000: One of four players to make all six of his goals during preseason strength and conditioning tests ... Made his first start against Akron and rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns ... Posted his longest run of the season on a 56-yard touchdown scamper at East Carolina ... Finished that game with 122 yards rushing ... Set up Tech's first score at ECU when he tackled the Pirates' punter for a 6-yard loss after a bobbled snap ... Rushed for four TDs in the Rutgers game ... Gained 145 yards and scored twice at Boston College ... Posted a career-high 164 yards rushing against Pittsburgh and scored three TDs ... Also caught two passes for 21 yards against the Panthers ... Posted the most rushing yards by an individual against Miami all season with 121 yards ... Ran for 143 yards and five touchdowns at UCF ... Turned in his fourth-straight 100-yard game with 116 versus Virginia ... Ran for three TDs and caught a 23-yard TD pass during that win ... Compiled a total of 1,207 yards on 222 carries, an average of 5.4 yards a carry ... Lost a total of just 17 yards rushing during the course of the season ... Picked up 73 yards on the ground in the Gator Bowl against Clemson and scored three touchdowns ... Improved in all four major lifts during spring testing and won Super Iron Hokie honors ... Posted a 350-pound bench press, 550-pound back squat and 300-pound power clean ... Tied for the top 40 in the spring at 4.28 seconds ... Scored twice on goal-line situations during one spring scrimmage and registered a 39-yard run in another ... Only carried the football twice for 11 yards in the Maroon-White game ... Added two pass receptions for 5 yards ...

1999: Got his first taste of action against James Madison and contributed 22 yards rushing on eight carries ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 1-yard run against UAB ... Missed games against Pittsburgh and West Virginia after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery ... Returned against Miami and carried eight times for 30 yards ... Played a season-high 12 offensive downs at Temple and rushed for 34 yards on nine carries, including a 2-yard TD run ... Had a total of 44 carries on the season for 136 yards and two touchdowns ... Gained Iron Hokie status in the weight room during spring testing ... Rushed for 69 yards on six carries in one spring scrimmage, turning in a 39-yard TD run ... Added touchdown runs of 5 and 8 yards in another scrimmage ... Led all rushers in the spring game with 72 yards on 12 carries ...

1998: Redshirted while practicing at tailback ... Improved in all four major lifts in the strength and condition winter program ... Turned in the second-best 40 time on the team during spring testing with a clocking of 4.32 seconds ... Missed the majority of spring practice after breaking his hand ...

High School: Rushed for 2,918 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior for Coach George Miller at William Fleming High ... Earned postseason All-America honors from both SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 4 player in the state and the No. 19 running back in the nation by SuperPrep ... An honorable mention choice on the USA Today All-USA team ... A first-team Group AAA all-state pick by both the coaches and AP ... Stood fourth on the all-time list of single-season rushers in the state when he graduated ... The Northwest Region Player of the Year and the Timesland Offensive Player of the Year ... Helped team to the state championship game as a senior ... Rushed for 350 yards and three touchdowns in a game against Cave Spring his senior year ... Scored five TDs in a win over G.W. of Danville ... Finished his career with 5,056 yards rushing on 646 carries ... Scored 50 career touchdowns ... Also excelled in track as a sprinter and jumper ... Ran the anchor leg on Fleming's state championship 4x100 relay team ... Helped that relay team to a fifth-place finish at the National Scholastic Outdoor Track Championships in Raleigh, NC ... Was clocked a 10.4 in the 100-meters and a 6.2 in the 55-meter dash ...

Personal: Lee Ernest Suggs, Jr. ... Born 8/11/80 in Roanoke, VA ... Son of Lee, Sr., and Juanita Suggs ... Majoring in residential property management..