9 - Vince Hall Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 238 lbs.
High School: Western Branch
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
photo One of the nation's top linebackers ... A preseason second-team All-America pick by The Sporting News ... Selected the preseason Defensive Player of the Year in the ACC by Blue Ribbon Yearbook ... Led the Hokies and the ACC in tackles last season with 128 ... Also topped the team in tackles for loss with 10.5 ... A first-team All-ACC performer and winner of the 2006 Dudley Award, given to the state's top player ... Named the state's top linebacker/defensive back by the Richmond Touchdown Club ... A first-team All-America pick by collegefootballnews.com ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors from SI.com ... Has started 38 straight games ... His 702 plays were the most on the team for a defensive player ... Also started on the punt team and the extra point and field goal block units ... A veteran who runs well and hits hard ... Has a nose for the football ... Will be looked to for strong leadership this fall.

2006: Started the season with four tackles against Northeastern and six at North Carolina ... Had a tackle for loss and a pass break up against the Tar Heels ... Led the team with seven tackles against Duke ... Had a wisdom tooth pulled the following week, then returned to post 13 tackles and a QB hurry against Cincinnati ... Registered eight stops, including a sack and another tackle for loss against Georgia Tech ... Led the team with nine tackles at BC and 12 against Southern Miss ... Also had a sack and forced a fumble against USM ... Turned in another 12-tackle performance in the Clemson game and was in on two tackles behind the line and a hurry ... Had nine tackles, one behind the line, at Miami ... Led the team with a career-high 15 stops against Kent State ... Forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in that game ... Was in on eight tackles, two behind the line, at Wake Forest and added a quarterback hurry ... Posted 12 tackles, one for a loss, against Virginia ... Tallied 13 more tackles against Georgia in the bowl game ... Ended the season with 128 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries, two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass broken up ... Posted eight tackles and a sack in Tech's second scrimmage of the spring.

2005: Had 43 solo and 69 assisted tackles ... Included in those 112 stops were 8.5 TFL, three sacks, two interceptions, eight passes broken up and 15 QB hurries ... Opened the season with 10 tackles against NC State ... Played all 77 defensive plays in that game ... Contributed six tackles and two quarterback hurries at Duke ... Added eight tackles and another hurry versus Ohio ... Had a tackle for loss, a hurry, a pass breakup and four tackles in the Georgia Tech game ... Led the Hokies with 11 tackles at WVU ... Grabbed a fumble in mid-air and ran 15 yards for a touchdown against Marshall ... Also added 10 tackles and a QB hurry on the way to ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors ... Earned ACC honors again after registering a sack, a pass breakup and 14 tackles at Maryland ... Scored his second TD of the year when he picked off a BC pass and returned it 13 yards for a score ... Added seven tackles - one for loss - and two pass breakups ... Collected 10 tackles, a sack and an additional TFL at UVa ... Had 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, an interception, two passes broken up and a pair of QB hurries against UNC ... Contributed seven tackles and a pass breakup during the Florida State game ... Led the way with nine stops, including a sack, along with a pass break up and a QB hurry in the Gator Bowl win over Louisville ... Was one of the Frank O. Moseley Award winners for his hustle during off-season and spring workouts ... Picked off a pass and returned it 18 yards to set up a touchdown in the spring Maroon-White game.

2004: Played in all 13 games, starting the last 12 ... Recorded 21 solo stops and 43 assists ... Included in those 64 tackles were 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... Also had a forced fumble, three pass breakups and seven quarterback hurries ... Played 522 snaps on defense and 22 on special teams in the regular season ... Picked up five tackles in his collegiate debut, coming against USC ... Made his first collegiate start the next week against Western Michigan, leading the team with 10 tackles ... Led the way with eight tackles and a break-up against Duke ... Had four tackles, a forced fumble and his first collegiate sack in the win over No. 6 West Virginia ... Led the team with 10 tackles and had a quarterback hurry against Virginia ... Once again led the way with eight tackles at Miami, picking up a pass break up as well ... Earned Iron Hokie honors after posting a 340-pound bench press, a 530-pound back squat, a 326-pound power clean and a 321-pound push jerk ... Also recorded a 33-inch vertical jump.

2003: Practiced at the mike linebacker position while redshirting ... Turned in a 305-pound jerk and a 340-pound clean during spring max testing ... Posted five tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, a pass broken up and forced a fumble during the Hokies' first scrimmage of the spring ... Was also in on five tackles during the third scrimmage ... Had a tackle behind the line and broke up a pass during the annual Maroon-White game.

High School: The 2002 Gatorade State Football Player of the Year ... Lettered four seasons as a linebacker and tight end for Coach Lew Johnston at Western Branch ... Named an All-American by both SuperPrep and PrepStar as a linebacker following his senior season ... Recorded over 120 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 10 sacks his senior season ... Also had three interceptions ... Listed 63rd on SuperPrep's Elite 100 rankings of top prospects ... Was a 2002 AAA first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press as a linebacker ... A first-team selection to the 2002 AAA Coaches all-state team at the linebacker spot while earning second-team honors as a tight end ... Named to the VHSCA All-Eastern Region first team as both a linebacker and a tight end ... Named to the first-team All-Tidewater squad as a senior, earning the Abe Goldblatt Player of the Year Award ... Named the Eastern Region and Southeastern District Defensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior ... Earned first-team All-Southeastern District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... A first-team selection to the 2001 AAA Coaches and Associated Press all-state teams at the linebacker spot as a junior ... A first-team All-Tidewater selection as a junior and a second-team selection as a sophomore ... Rated the No. 133 prospect nationally and the No. 14 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 3 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 5 inside linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 5 linebacker in the country and the No. 2 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep magazine ... Named the Norfolk Sports Club Athlete of the Year ... Also selected the Ace Parker Sportsman of the Year.

Personal: Vincent Larry Hall ... Born 12/3/84 in Kingsville, TX ... Son of Wilbert and Cathy Hall ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 13 21 43 64 4.5-11 1-3
2005 13 43 69 112 8.5-25 3-16
2006 13 61 67 128 10.5-35 2-21
2007 10 37 63 100 6.5-28 3.5-23
Career 49 162 242 404 30-99 9.5-63

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2005 13 2 13 6.5 1 13
2007 10 1 6 6.0 0 6
Career 23 3 19 6.3 1 13