99 - Carlton Powell Position: Defensive Tackle
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 294 lbs.
High School: Great Bridge
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
photo A mentally tough player who doesn't back down ... Has the most experience of the defensive tackle candidates ... Combines an outstanding work ethic with a strong desire to succeed ... Plays hard ... Has good strength and football instincts ... Was slowed by a sprained ankle early last season, but gave the Hokies steady play at tackle ... Started four games, including the opener at NC State ... Played nearly 300 snaps during the regular season ... Is being counted on to help anchor the line this season.

2005: Saw action in 12 games, five as a starter ... Started and played 36 snaps at NC State ... Suffered an ankle injury during that contest and missed the Duke game ... Returned for 20 plays against Ohio and 17 versus Georgia Tech ... Was in on two tackles, including one behind the line, against the Yellow Jackets ... Shared a sack in the Marshall game ... Returned to the starting lineup at Maryland ... Had two tackles and a QB hurry ... Also had two tackles against both BC and Miami ... Got 25 snaps at Virginia and 28 against UNC ... Was in on a tackle for loss against FSU ... Started against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... Had 13 total tackles for the season and three QB hurries ... During the spring turned in two tackles and a sack in the first scrimmage ... Was in on three tackles during the Maroon-White game, including a sack ... Was one of two defensive players to earn the Frank O. Moseley Award for his hustle during the off-season and spring practice.

2004: Saw action in all 13 games, recording seven solo stops and 10 assists ... Included in those 17 tackles were 6.0 tackles for loss ... Also had six quarterback hurries and a forced fumble ... Had two stops, including 1.5 for loss, against NC State ... Had three tackles, including 1.5 for loss, against WVU ... Earned his first collegiate start against Florida A&M ... Played just 14 snaps in the big win ... Had a tackle and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech ... Had three tackles, including two for loss, in the win over Maryland ... Had a sack in the Sugar Bowl ... Given the Frank O. Moseley Award, awarded to the top defensive hustler, following spring practice ... Posted a 410-pound bench, a 600-pound back squat and a 316-pound power clean in spring testing.

2003: His 390-pound bench press in August was the top among Tech's reporting freshmen ... Spent a redshirt year working at defensive tackle ... Upped his bench to 415 pounds during scout team maxing during the fall ... Had a 575-pound back squat in spring testing ... Picked up four tackles in the 2004 spring game ... Two of his tackles were behind the line, including a sack for a loss of four yards.

High School: Played inside linebacker for three years at Great Bridge before moving to defensive tackle as a senior ... Also played along the offensive line for Coach Noble Palmer ... Suffered through some nagging injuries his senior year, but still managed to post 60 tackles, five sacks and five fumble recoveries ... Blocked a punt ... Named an all-region selection for the Atlantic region by PrepStar as a defensive lineman ... Made the honorable mention All-Eastern Region football team as a lineman ... Rated the No. 24 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Picked as the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep ... No. 54 on Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic team ... Finished his junior year with over 80 tackles and 15 tackles for loss ... A weight man on the track team ... Finished seventh in the Group AAA outdoor shot put competition as a senior.

Personal: Carlton Eugene Powell, Jr. ... Born 8/14/85 in Norfolk, VA ... Son of Carlton and Jay Powell ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Passing G Effic. Att-Comp Pct. Yds. TD INT
2004 13 0.00 1-0 .0 0 0 0

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 13 -26 -2.0 0 0

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 13 7 10 17 6-16 0-0
2005 13 3 10 13 1.5-7 0.5-4
2006 13 16 22 38 6.5-25 2.5-19
2007 14 11 28 39 7-28 3.5-22
Career 53 37 70 107 21-76 6.5-45

Punt Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 1 10 10.0 0 10

Punting G No. Yds. Avg. LG I20
2004 13 2 0 .0 0 0