Is competing for a spot on the depth chart at split end ... A walk-on who has solid skills and is working to improve at running his routes ... Missed some valuable time during the spring with a sprained ankle ... Could be a candidate for some special teams duty.
2005: Worked on the scout and jayvee teams ... Caught two passes for 36 yards in the JV win over Hargrave ... Scored two touchdowns in a win against Fork Union, recovering a fumbled snap in the end zone for one score and hauling in a 17-yard pass for the other ... Turned in a personal-best 33-inch vertical jump during off-season tests.
2004: Joined the team for spring practice ... Had a 22-yard grab in the Maroon-White game ... Recorded a 290-pound bench, a 430-pound back squat, a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.46 40-yard dash in spring testing.
High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Tom Verbanic at Westfield ... Was a teammate of current Hokies Eddie Royal, Brent Bowden and Sean Glennon ... Named all-district and all-region at wide receiver as a junior ... Won the Class AAA, Group 6 Virginia state championship with 14-0 record his final year ... As a senior, totaled 570 yards receiving on 38 catches and 11 touchdowns ... For his career, totaled 83 receptions for 970 yards.
Personal: Justin Thomas Born ... Born 2/10/86 in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO ... Son of Richard Born and Cathrine Rowe ... Enrolled in university studies.