85 - Ed Wang Position: Tight End
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 268 lbs.
High School: Stone Bridge
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
 
photo A young player who is in the mix for playing time at the tight end position ... Has good size and ability, but will have to get stronger ... Needs to buy into the Hokies' strength and conditioning program ... Also has to continue learning the system ... A good summer preparation will be crucial ... His performance during the preseason will determine his role.

2005: Worked at tight end during a redshirt year his final season ... Turned in a 400-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall ... Posted a 314-pound push jerk during spring testing ... Caught two passes for 28 yards in the Hokies' first spring scrimmage.

High School: Selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year ... A three-year starter for Coach Mickey Thompson at Stone Bridge ... Grabbed 30 passes as a tight end his senior season, helping the team to an 11-1 record ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA second-team all-state team by the Associated Press as a tight end ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA first-team all-state team by the VHSCA as a tight end ... Earned All-Dulles District honors as a tight end and a defensive end ... Ranked the No. 7 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 14 tight end in the nation and the No. 10 player in the state by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 18 player in the state by scout.com ... Rated the No. 26 tight end in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Rated the No. 100 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report as a defensive lineman ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team.

Personal: Ed Wang ... Born 3/12/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Robert and Nancy Wang ... His parents were both members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970s ... Majoring in communication.