80 - Brandon Dillard Position: Flanker
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 176 lbs.
High School: Bassett
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo Was named the top offensive newcomer during spring practice ... Has become more physical and learned the offense ... One of the team's fastest players, who is learning to make plays ... Concentration and consistency will be keys for him this season ... Doesn't have the experience of the players ahead of him, but has a chance to contribute ... Could also be looked at on special teams.

2006: Dressed for several games, but did not see any action with the varsity squad ... Hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass in a jayvee win over Fork Union ... Posted a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.37 clocking in the 40 ... Caught five passes for 71 yards during the first spring scrimmage ... Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the best offensive newcomer of the spring.

2005: Got a look at both wide receiver spots while redshirting ... Registered a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during spring max testing ... Spent time at the flanker position during spring practice.

High School: Lettered four times in football at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver for Coach James Gilbert ... Named region and district player of the year as a senior ... Also named all-state, all-region and all-district in his career ... Rushed for 650 yards and passed for 380 yards during his senior season ... Had 16 all-purpose touchdowns ... Recorded 35 tackles and six interceptions ... Named team captain as a junior and a senior ... Also lettered four times in basketball, and track and field ... Won 2005 state championship in the 100 and 200 meters ... Also named state Runner of the Year ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Brandon Antonio Dillard ... Born 2/3/87 in Martinsville, VA ... Son of Anthony and Linda Dillard ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 13 2 1 3 0-0 0-0

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 13 1 23 23.0 0 23