70 - Sergio Render Position: Offensive Guard
Class: Freshman
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 320 lbs.
High School: Newnan
Hometown: Newnan, Ga.
photo A gifted freshman who could make a significant impact along the offensive line this fall ... Joined the team in January and was named the Hokies' top offensive newcomer following spring practice ... Suffered through some growing pains, but finished the spring on top of the depth chart at right guard ... Will have to battle to retain that spot when practice resumes ... Possesses a good combination of size and strength ... Plays physical and has good feet ... Was picked the preseason ACC Offensive Newcomer of the Year by The Sporting News ... Has a chance to be a special player.

2005: Entered school for the second semester ... Went through off-season program ... Turned in a 430-pound bench press, third best on the entire squad ... Added a 550-pound back squat and 334-pound push jerk on the way to Iron Hokie honors ... Worked at right guard during spring practice and earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the top offensive newcomer during the spring.

High School: A two-way lineman for Coach Robert Herring at Newnan High ... Graded out at 85 percent in his blocking assignments and recorded over 100 pancake blocks the past two seasons ... A two-time all-area honoree ... Helped his team to a 12-2 record and place in the state playoffs his junior year ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Rated as the No. 7 center in the nation and the No. 27 player in Georgia by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 67 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state of Georgia by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 91 player in the Southeast Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Southeast Region team ... Competed as a heavyweight on the school's weight lifting team ... Helped the school to a state title ... Was also a weight man on the track team.

Personal: Sergio Orlando Render ... Born 9/13/86 in LaGrange, GA ... Lives with his aunt and uncle, Kerri and Eric Geter ... Enrolled in university studies.