76 - Duane Brown Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 290 lbs.
High School: Hermitage
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
photo Is athletic as they come at the tackle position ... Played an important role in the Hokies' success last season, both at tackle and on special teams ... Agreed to move from tight end to right tackle just weeks before the season opener at NC State ... Got on-the-job training, while starting every game ... Was hurt by his inexperience at the position, but his size and athletic ability were a real plus ... Continues to learn more about the position every day ... Was named the offensive MVP during 2006 spring practice ... Will be the Hokies' most experienced lineman this fall and will be counted on to play a key leadership role.

2005: Started preseason as No. 2 tight end ... Was moved to offensive tackle two weeks before the opening game ... Ended up playing 673 offensive snaps during the regular season ... Started all 13 games ... Also had 148 plays on special teams where he started on three different units ... Started at right tackle against NC State and played every snap ... Posted two knockdown blocks and graded 80 percent at Duke ... Added three knockdowns against Ohio and two versus Georgia Tech ... Graded 81 percent with three knockdowns on 66 plays at WVU ... Played 54 snaps against Marshall, grading out at 87 percent with two knockdowns ... Worked 83 plays in the BC game with a pair of knockdowns ... Was in for every offensive down against Miami ... Picked up three knockdowns at Virginia ... Graded 88 percent on 67 plays against North Carolina ... Worked a season-high 90 snaps against FSU ... Was in for all 69 offensive snaps against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... His 346-pound push jerk was the third-best among the offensive linemen during spring testing ... Also turned in a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Won the George Preas Award as the most valuable offensive performer during spring practice.

2004: Played in all 13 games, catching three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown ... Played 157 snaps on offense and 150 on special teams in the regular season ... Caught his first collegiate pass against Western Michigan, a 33-yarder from Sean Glennon that went for a touchdown ... Had a 26-yard reception in the win over FAMU ... Recorded a 530-pound back squat, a 316-pound power clean and a 326-pound push jerk in spring testing.

2003: Took a redshirt year while working at tight end ... Caught a 10-yard pass during Tech's second spring scrimmage ... Hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass in the final scrimmage of the spring.

High School: A two-year letterman at tight end and defensive end for Coach Patrick Kane at Hermitage ... Played in the Panthers' first three games his senior year before suffering a broken leg ... Returned for the Central Region semifinal game ... Caught seven passes for just under 100 yards in his limited playing time ... Added 15 tackles on defense along with a pair of sacks ... Named second-team all-district on offense and defense ... Registered 10 catches for 115 yards and two scores, while contributing six sacks on defense as a junior ... Rated the No. 13 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times and SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 49 tight end in the nation by Rivals100.com ... No. 37 on Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic team ... Played basketball and averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds a game ... Finished 4th in the Group AAA outdoor shot put competition.

Personal: Duane Anthony Brown ... Born 8/30/85 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Dennis and Myra Brown ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 3 64 21.3 1 33

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 3 1 4 0-0 0-0
2007 14 1 1 2 0-0 0-0
Career 27 4 2 6 0-0 0-0