32 - Cedric Humes Position: Tailback
    Class: r-Senior
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 233 lbs.
    High School: Princess Anne
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
     
    photo Enters the fall as the co-No. 1 at tailback with Mike Imoh ... A senior leader in the backfield ... Saw limited action in the spring to give the younger backs more reps ... A key guy in Tech's offense ... Takes a lot of pressure off of the quarterback ... Was slow to recover 100 percent from a broken leg suffered in the first scrimmage of the 2004 spring, but came on strong late in the season ... Started the first three games at tailback ... A big, powerful runner who is hard to bring down ... Mixes good athletic ability with outstanding speed ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the weight room this past spring ...

    A Talk With...
    What are your goals for your senior season?
    I want to come out and help this team as much as possible by being a leader and helping young guys and getting team unity and then going on the field and giving my all.

    What's been the most memorable game you've had at Virginia Tech?
    The Miami game last year. I went through a tough season, first of all, and I came back healthy and I had a good game. We ended up beating them and winning the ACC Championship.

    What motivates to perform at such a high level?
    My motivation comes from a passion for the game and this team. We all count on each other in the field and I've got a part to fill, and I just want to give my all on the field.

    What are you going to miss the most about this program when you graduate?
    The people. This is a group of guys that are all different, but we all come together and it's a good feeling. It's something I've never had before and something I might never have again. Even if I go on to the next level, there won't be anything like this.

    What's the best part about being a tailback?
    A good part is we get a lot of glory. Also, we work hard, but we don't work as hard as a lot of other people in practice, that's a good part.

    If you didn't play tailback, what would you play?
    I would like to play defense. I would be an outside linebacker. I used to love defense.

    How do you want to be remembered as you leave Virginia Tech?
    I want to be remembered for my hard work, for my ability to come back. I think the main thing is about the injury. I fought through it and some guys would never be the same after that injury, but I came back to my old self.

    What do you see as your role in the corps of running backs this season?
    I just want to be a leader. I want to teach the younger ones, by not making mistakes and showing them on the field by playing my hardest and letting them know that when they are out on the field that they need to play their hardest. And then to do whatever it takes to help this team out.
    2004: Started the first three games and played in all 13 ... Carried the ball 130 times for 605 yards and five touchdowns ... Also had eight catches for 46 yards ... Carried the ball nine times for 26 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in the opener against USC ... Had a 51-yard touchdown and caught two passes for 14 yards against WMU ... Carried the ball 17 times for 74 yards and a score against Duke ... Rushed for a career-high 120 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns against FAMU ... Rushed for 85 yards on 18 carries in the win over Maryland ... Provided a big spark off the bench against Virginia, carrying the ball 15 times for 95 yards ... Had a 37-yard touchdown run to seal the victory ... Was the workhorse at Miami, rushing a career-high 27 times for 110 yards ... Had a long of 29 yards ... Finished with a game-high 44 yards rushing on five carries in the Maroon-White game ... Recorded a 590-pound back squat and a 341-pound push jerk in spring testing ...

    2003: Played in all 13 games ... Finished the season with 65 carries for 380 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 5.8 yards per carry ... Had a long of 58 yards ... Returned 15 kickoffs for an average of 16.9 yards ... Had a long of 33 yards ... Filled in for an injured Kevin Jones against James Madison, carrying the ball 15 times for 74 yards and three touchdowns ... Carried the ball five times for 74 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run against UConn ... Ran six times for 43 yards at Rutgers, including a 35-yard touchdown run ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during spring max testing ... Had a 585-pound back squat ... Suffered a broken leg in Tech's first scrimmage of the spring ...

    2002: Was switched from tailback to fullback when practice opened ... Played in all 14 games, carrying the ball 16 times for 68 yards ... Also caught seven passes for 76 yards ... Caught a 15-yard pass against Pittsburgh ... Caught a 26-yard pass out of the backfield at Miami ... Improved his back squat to 560 pounds during spring testing ... Posted personal bests in all four major lifts ... Moved back to tailback for spring practice ... Ran for three touchdowns during red-zone work in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Added two more short TD runs in another scrimmage ... Led all rushers in the Maroon-White game with six carries for 57 yards ...

    2001: Was redshirted as a true freshman ... Worked at tailback during the fall ... Earned Iron Hokie status during the off-season ... Turned in a 320-pound bench press and 500-pound back squat ... Ran a 4.42 forty and posted a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Rushed for two touchdowns during one scrimmage on runs of 1 and 25 yards ... Gained 36 yards on nine carries ... Ran for 29 yards and one TD in another scrimmage ... Finished the Maroon-White game with 28 yards on five carries, an average of 5.6 yards a carry ... Won the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top offensive hustler of spring practice ...

    High School: Played running back and linebacker for Coach Jeff Ballance at Princess Anne ... Earned SuperPrep and PrepStar All-America honors after rushing for 1,640 yards and 22 TDs as a senior ... Rated the No. 28 running back in the nation and the No. 8 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Picked the No. 2 RB in the Atlantic Region and the No. 22 overall player in the region by PrepStar ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report named him the No. 25 player in the Mid-Atlantic area ... Ranked the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... The No. 76 running back in the nation according to Rivals ... Contributed 87 tackles on defense his senior year with two sacks and eight fumble recoveries ... Rushed for 197 yards on just nine carries in one contest during his senior season and had 200 yards on 18 attempts in another game ... Named to the All-Tidewater team and also earned all-district and all-region honors as a tailback ... Selected conference offensive player of the year ... Gained 1,300 yards and scored 18 TDs as a junior ... Contributed 80 tackles on defense and intercepted five passes, returning three for touchdowns ... His team posted a 19-5 record in his two years as a starter and made back-to-back appearances in the Group AAA playoffs ... Also contributed in basketball and track ...

    Personal: Cedric Akeem Humes ... Born 8/7/83 in Virginia Beach, VA ... Son of Alfred and Sheria Humes ... Majoring in apparel, housing, resource management.

    Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2002 14 18 68 3.8 0 9
    2003 13 65 380 5.8 5 58
    2004 13 130 605 4.7 5 37
    2005 12 162 752 4.6 11 41
    Career 52 375 1805 4.8 21 58

    Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2002 14 7 76 10.9 0 26
    2003 13 4 31 7.8 0 14
    2004 13 8 46 5.8 0 11
    2005 12 10 71 7.1 0 13
    Career 52 29 224 7.7 0 26

    Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
    2004 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0

    K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2003 13 16 268 16.8 0 33

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