15 - Roland Minor Position: Cornerback
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 203 lbs.
High School: H.D. Woodson
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
 
photo Practiced sparingly during the spring, while concentrating on academics ... His status may be uncertain, but his ability and experience are well known ... Can play either corner position ... Started all but one game at field corner in 2005 ... Got a late start on the 2006 season after sustaining injuries in a car wreck ... Eventually saw his first action in the Georgia Tech game ... Had to adjust to a new role, serving as the No. 2 man at field corner for the second half of the season ... Saw playing time in a total of eight games ... Plays aggressively and hits hard ... His playmaking ability could give the Hokies a boost.

2006: Injuries sustained in a late-summer car accident sidelined him for preseason practices and the first four games ... Returned to action for the Cincinnati game ... Was in on one defensive down and two special teams plays against Georgia Tech ... Played six defensive snaps at BC, contributing a tackle ... Recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in the Southern Miss game ... Played 13 snaps at corner and eight on special teams against Clemson ... Was in on eight plays at corner against Miami, registering a tackle ... Had a tackle during eight plays at corner during the Kent State game ... Got 29 plays at corner against Wake Forest, contributing three tackles ... Had a total of six tackles to go with a pass break up and a fumble recovery ... Most of his attention during the spring was on schoolwork, but he did contribute four tackles and two passes broken up in the team's first scrimmage.

2005: Starter at field corner ... Had 33 total tackles, three passes broken up and three interceptions ... Was in on eight tackles during the opener at NCSU ... Picked off a pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown at Duke ... Was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance in that game ... Intercepted another pass in the Ohio game and returned it 14 yards ... Had two tackles against Georgia Tech ... Was in on three tackles in the victory over Marshall ... Was in on two tackles, including one behind the line, at Maryland ... Had four tackles against Miami ... Registered a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery at Virginia ... Picked up three tackles against UNC ... Had four tackles, a pass break up and an interception against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... Contributed a pair of tackles during the spring Maroon-White game.

2004: Played in all 13 games, recording 15 tackles, four pass break ups and two interceptions ... Made his first collegiate start against FAMU when the Hokies opened up in a nickel package ... Played 55 snaps on defense in that game, recording three tackles and three break ups ... Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for his play at Georgia Tech ... Had two key interceptions late in the game, returning the last one 64 yards for a touchdown ... Recorded four tackles in the Maroon-White game.

2003: Worked at the boundary corner while redshirting ... Showed improvement in each of the four major lifts during the off-season program ... Led all Tech players with 10 tackles during the 2004 Maroon-White game ... Two of his tackles were sacks for a combined loss of 13 yards.

High School: Earned first-team All-Metro honors from The Washington Post as a senior ... Was a wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner for Coach Greg Fuller at H.D. Woodson ... Registered 53 tackles and seven interceptions, including three for touchdowns, during his senior season ... Also caught 30 passes for 609 yards and eight touchdowns ... Blocked five punts, returning one for a score ... Had 158 yards and three TDs on punt returns and 253 yards and two TDs on kickoff returns ... Caught six passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns in one game during his senior season ... Also contributed an interception, 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in the same game ... Named to the Pigskin Club All-Metro team and was a member of the George Michael Golden 11 team ... Ranked the No. 13 player in the D.C. and Maryland area by SuperPrep ... Named a 2002 honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar as a defensive back ... Earned first-team All-Washington D.C. honors as a junior ... Finished his career with 13 interceptions and over 1,100 yards receiving ... Excelled as a sprinter in track ... Ran a 21.8 in the 200 meters.

Personal: Roland Lawrence Minor ... Born 8/1/84 in Washington, DC ... Son of Theresa Minor ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 13 7 8 15 0-0 0-0
2005 13 20 13 33 0.5-1 0-0
2006 8 5 1 6 0-0 0-0
Career 34 32 22 54 0.5-1 0-0

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 2 63 31.5 1 64
2005 13 3 62 20.7 1 25
Career 26 5 125 25.0 2 64