35 - Dustin Pickle Position: Tailback
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 194 lbs.
High School: Salem
Hometown: Salem, Va.
photo A versatile walk-on who worked on both sides of the ball last year ... Practiced as a linebacker during fall, while seeing some duty at tailback for the jayvee team ... Was moved to tailback during spring practice after injuries depleted the position ... A hard worker who puts the team first ... Could be a candidate for special teams this season.

2005: Worked at whip linebacker on the scout team during the fall ... Played tailback in jayvee wins against Fork Union and Hargrave ... Ran for 61 yards on 10 carries versus FUMA ... Scored on a 14-yard run ... Rushed four times for 14 yards against Hargrave ... Moved from linebacker to tailback during spring ... Carried eight times for 23 yards in second spring scrimmage and caught a 10-yard pass ... Won the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top offensive hustler during the spring.

High School: Lettered four years in football at running back/linebacker for Coach Stephen Magenbauer ... Named all-district and all-region in his career ... Led team to a 2A state championship as a senior ... Rushed for 350 yards and caught 30 passes for 400 yards as a senior ... Also had 145 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks and seven fumble recoveries as a senior ... Also lettered three years in baseball and one in track and field ... Named all-state, all-region and all-district in baseball ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Dustin Michael Pickle ... Born 7/16/86 in Salem, VA ... Son of Mike and Sandra Pickle ... Majoring in building construction.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 13 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
2007 14 11 47 4.3 0 28
Career 27 12 44 3.7 0 28

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 2 6 8 0-0 0-0