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28 - Branden Ore Position: Tailback
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 202 lbs.
High School: Indian River
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
 
photo Can give Tech the total package at tailback if he returns to the team focused and healthy after sitting out the spring semester ... Combines great ability with outstanding speed, quickness, great vision and toughness ... A preseason second-team All-ACC pick by The Sporting News ... Underwent shoulder surgery following the 2005 season ... Went home during his rehab and did not take part in winter workouts or spring practice ... Returned to Blacksburg for the summer to begin preparing for the season ... Stepped up big when injuries slowed Mike Imoh and Cedric Humes in 2005 ... Rushed for 478 yards on 70 carries over the Hokies' last six regular-season games ... Posted three 100-yard rushing games during that stretch, including a 146-yard effort against Marshall ... Averaged 5.9 yards a carry for the season and finished second on the team in rushing (647) and tied for second in touchdowns (6) ... Does a good job catching the ball out of the backfield, but is still working on his blocking responsibilites.

2005: Finished second on the team in rushing with 647 yards on 109 carries for an average of 5.9 yards per carry ... Scored six touchdowns ... Caught five passes for 36 yards ... Ran for 51 yards on 10 carries at Duke ... Scored on a 4-yard touchdown run ... Carried six times for 34 yards against Ohio and picked up 11 yards on six tries in the Georgia Tech win ... Had a 10-yard run against West Virginia ... Took over when Cedric Humes was injured in the Marshall game and ran for 146 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries ... Had a career-best 45-yard run ... Also caught a pass for 13 yards ... Rushed for 48 yards and a TD on nine carries at Maryland ... Had six carries for 30 yards in the BC game and 35 yards on four carries against Miami ... Led the team in rushing with 115 yards on 15 carries at Virginia ... Scored two touchdowns in that game ... Gained 104 yards and scored a TD during win over North Carolina ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week after both games ... Had 11 carries for 56 yards against Louisville ... On 109 carries for the season, had just two rushes for negative yards, totaling two yards ... Underwent shoulder surgery following the season ... Went home to rehab the shoulder during the spring semester.

2004: Was redshirted ... Had five rushes for 14 yards and two catches for 4 yards in the Maroon-White game ... Recorded a 324-pound push jerk in spring testing.

High School: A prep All-American who rushed for 1,280 yards and 18 touchdowns for Coach Cadillac Harris as a senior ... Added 70 tackles and three interceptions as a safety on defense ... Returned one of those picks for a touchdown ... Led his team to the state AAA Group 5 state semifinals ... Rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns in a win over two-time defending state champion Phoebus ... Was a first-team all-state pick by The Associated Press ... Named second-team all-state by the coaches ... First-team all-district as a running back and second team as defensive back ... Picked first-team All-Tidewater at a defensive back by The Virginian-Pilot ... Ran for 963 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior season ... Also contributed 15 pass receptions for 282 yards ... Rated the No. 7 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Listed as the No. 26 running back in the nation by SuperPrep ... Earned All-America honors from both SuperPrep and PrepStar.

Personal: Branden Kary-Allen Ore ... Born 2/17/86 in Norfolk, VA ... Son of James and Karey Ore ... Majoring in management.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2005 12 109 647 5.9 6 45
2006 12 241 1137 4.7 16 70
2007 14 267 992 3.7 9 34
Career 38 617 2776 4.5 31 70

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2005 12 5 36 7.2 0 13
2006 12 18 214 11.9 1 55
2007 14 20 149 7.5 1 34
Career 38 43 399 9.3 2 55

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 12 3 0 3 0-0 0-0

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 1 8 8.0 0 8

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