An unselfish player whose importance to the team is not always reflected on the field ... Quarterbacked on the scout and jayvee teams last year, and also saw brief action in a varsity game ... Serves as a backup holder ... A potential candidate for personal protector on the punt team ... Helps signal in plays from the sidelines ... A former Tech baseball player who joined the football squad as a walk-on ... Came from a high school program that didn't throw the ball a lot, yet he has solid passing ability ... A team-first player with leadership skills ... Will fill a variety of roles again this fall. 2005: Saw action in one game, coming on the road against Duke ... Went in for the final drive at quarterback ... Was 2-for-5 passing for 14 yards in first spring scrimmage. 2004: Joined the team, but didn't dress or play in any varsity games ... Recorded a 350-pound back squat in spring max testing. 2003: Made the Tech baseball team as a walk-on pitcher and was redshirted. High School: Played quarterback, defensive end, punter and kicker for Coach Donnie Pruitt at George Wythe ... Was a first team all-state punter and first team all-district kicker as a senior ... Named second team all-district quarterback ... Led team to Class A state championships in 2002 and a 13-1 record ... Also helped basketball team to a final four appearance in 2003 under Coach Al Copenhaver ... For his career, totaled 2,672 yards passing and 40 touchdowns ... Finished 60-for-65 on extra points, 8-of-12 field goals, with a longest of 47 yards his senior season ... Holds his high school single-season records for most touchdowns (19), passing yards (1,222), pass attempts (168) and longest TD pass (79 yards) ... Played shortstop, pitcher and catcher for his high school baseball team. Personal: Grant Campbell Throckmorton ... Born 10/27/84 in Roanoke, VA ... Son of Dennis and Missy Throckmorton ... Both his father, Dennis, and brother, Cole, graduated from Virginia Tech ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.