15 - Roland Minor Position: Cornerback
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 203 lbs.
High School: H.D. Woodson
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
 
photo Started all but one game at the field corner spot last season, but finds himself trailing sophomore Victor Harris for the starting position heading into preseason practice ... Gained a lot of game experience in 2005 ... Possesses plenty of ability, just needs to stay focused ... Brings good size and skills to the position ... Plays aggressively and hits hard ... Returned an interception for a touchdown at Duke and earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors ... Needs to make a good summer preparation and be ready to compete for the top spot in the fall.

2005: Starter at field corner ... Had 33 total tackles, three passes broken up and three interceptions ... Was in on eight tackles during the opener at NCSU ... Picked off a pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown at Duke ... Was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance in that game ... Intercepted another pass in the Ohio game and returned it 14 yards ... Had two tackles against Georgia Tech ... Was in on three tackles in the victory over Marshall ... Was in on two tackles, including one behind the line, at Maryland ... Had four tackles against Miami ... Registered a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery at Virginia ... Picked up three tackles against UNC ... Had four tackles, a pass break up and an interception against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... Contributed a pair of tackles during the spring Maroon-White game.

2004: Played in all 13 games, recording 15 tackles, four pass break ups and two interceptions ... Made his first collegiate start against FAMU when the Hokies opened up in a nickel package ... Played 55 snaps on defense in that game, recording three tackles and three break ups ... Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for his play at Georgia Tech ... Had two key interceptions late in the game, returning the last one 64 yards for a touchdown ... Recorded four tackles in the Maroon-White game.

2003: Worked at the boundary corner while redshirting ... Showed improvement in each of the four major lifts during the off-season program ... Led all Tech players with 10 tackles during the 2004 Maroon-White game ... Two of his tackles were sacks for a combined loss of 13 yards.

High School: Earned first-team All-Metro honors from The Washington Post as a senior ... Was a wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner for Coach Greg Fuller at H.D. Woodson ... Registered 53 tackles and seven interceptions, including three for touchdowns, during his senior season ... Also caught 30 passes for 609 yards and eight touchdowns ... Blocked five punts, returning one for a score ... Had 158 yards and three TDs on punt returns and 253 yards and two TDs on kickoff returns ... Caught six passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns in one game during his senior season ... Also contributed an interception, 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in the same game ... Named to the Pigskin Club All-Metro team and was a member of the George Michael Golden 11 team ... Ranked the No. 13 player in the D.C. and Maryland area by SuperPrep ... Named a 2002 honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar as a defensive back ... Earned first-team All-Washington D.C. honors as a junior ... Finished his career with 13 interceptions and over 1,100 yards receiving ... Excelled as a sprinter in track ... Ran a 21.8 in the 200 meters.

Personal: Roland Lawrence Minor ... Born 8/1/84 in Washington, DC ... Son of Theresa Minor ... Majoring in apparel, housing and management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 13 7 8 15 0-0 0-0
2005 13 20 13 33 0.5-1 0-0
2006 8 5 1 6 0-0 0-0
Career 34 32 22 54 0.5-1 0-0

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 2 63 31.5 1 64
2005 13 3 62 20.7 1 25
Career 26 5 125 25.0 2 64