Will be a key figure on the Hokies' offensive line this fall after moving inside to the left guard position ... Played an important utility role along the offensive line last season as the top backup at guard and tackle ... Started two games at left tackle when starter Brandon Frye was injured ... Coaches feel he is more suited for guard and were encouraged by his performance in the spring ... Showed he was physical enough for the position ... A Super Iron Hokie in the weight room ... Has good feet and moves well for his size, but must watch his weight ... Is being counted on to help solidify the offensive front. 2006: Saw action on 39 plays against Northeastern as the No. 2 left tackle ... Was pressed into a starting role at North Carolina due to an injury to Brandon Frye ... Played 47 downs in that game ... Started on the extra point and field goal team ... Saw limited offensive duty against Duke ... Was in for five plays on the field goal team against Georgia Tech ... Picked up a knockdown block while playing nine snaps against Southern Miss ... Was thrust into a starting role at tackle for the Kent State game ... Replaced Frye and played every down ... Contributed two knockdown blocks ... Played a series in the Wake Forest game ... Contributed a knockdown block on four plays against Virginia ... Saw extensive action in the bowl game against Georgia ... Ran a personal-best 5.09 in the 40 during spring testing ... Moved from tackle to guard for spring practice. 2005: Started on extra point and field goal teams ... Saw action in seven games at guard ... Got 11 snaps on offense at Duke and 13 against Ohio ... Worked at guard on 15 plays during the Georgia Tech win ... Saw brief duty against Marshall ... Picked up 10 offensive snaps at Virginia ... Also saw limited time on offense versus UNC ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during spring max testing ... Bench pressed 400 pounds and had a 665-pound back squat ... Second among the linemen with a 360-pound push jerk ... Moved from right guard to left guard during the spring. 2004: Redshirted while using the time to get bigger and stronger in the weight room ... Recorded a 690-pound back squat in the spring, the seventh-best mark in program history ... Also posted a 341-pound power clean, a 341-pound push jerk and a 29-inch vertical jump. 2003: Entered school in January ... Went through the winter off-season program ... Worked at offensive tackle during spring practice. High School: Named an all-region selection for the Atlantic region by PrepStar as an offensive lineman ... Was a 2002 AA first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press as a defensive lineman ... A second-team selection to the 2002 AA Coaches all-state team at the defensive tackle position ... Also played tight end and offensive tackle for Coach Joe Taylor at Turner Ashby ... Caught eight passes as a senior, including two for touchdowns ... Finished with 85 tackles on defense with 15 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, 6.5 sacks, five tipped passes and three fumbles caused ... Posted three sacks in a game against Potomac ... Rated the No. 23 tight end in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 23 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Ranked No. 33 on Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic team ... Picked as the No. 14 player in Virginia during the preseason by SuperPrep magazine ... Caught 10 passes his junior year and posted 94 tackles and five sacks ... Scored more than 1,000 career points as a center on the basketball team ... Owns the school career and single-game rebounding marks. Personal: Nicholas Chase Marshman ... Born 2/13/85 in Roanoke, VA ... Son of Frank and Janet Marshman ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.