71 - Aaron Brown Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 320 lbs.
High School: Princeton
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
photo Has a chance to provide the Hokies with depth at the left tackle position if he contines to make progress ... Was redshirted last fall after graduating from high school early and enrolling at Tech in January 2006 ... Has needed to get bigger, faster and stronger, and is doing that ... Is making good progress as a run blocker, but needs continued work as a pass protector ... If he improves there, it will be a real boost for the Hokies ... Possesses plenty of potential and the coaches feel he is headed in the right direction.

2006: Was redshirted while adjusting to the college game ... Posted a 505-pound back squat during spring max testing.

2005: Graduated high school in December ... Entered Tech for second semester ... Participated in the winter off-season program ... Worked at left tackle during spring practice.

High School: Played his last two years of high school football at Princeton High ... Was a preseason and postseason SuperPrep All-American offensive lineman for Coach Brian Dodds ... Was used on defense in short-yardage and goal-line situations ... Also named to PrepStar's "Dream Team" ... Rated the No. 7 offensive tackle in the nation by rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 52 overall player in the country by USA Today ... Ranked the No. 120 player in the country and the No. 14 offensive lineman in the country by collegefootballnews.com ... Listed as the No. 17 offensive lineman in the country by PrepStar ... Listed as the No. 7 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... Rated the No. 24 player in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 25 postseason prospect on the scout.com Midwest Region Hot 100 ... A member of the Ohio News Network/Ohio High Magazine All-Ohio football team ... Was his team's MVP as a senior ... Also played basketball and ran track during his high school career.

Personal: Aaron Phillip Brown ... Born 3/16/88 in Cincinnati, OH ... Son of Donnieta Edwards and George Brown ... Enrolled in university studies.