24 - Dorian Porch Position: Rover
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 204 lbs.
High School: Gordon Central
Hometown: Calhoun, Ga.
photo A close second in the battle for the starting rover job heading into the preseason ... Has an edge in experience after providing backup at the position last fall, but most of that experience came in practice ... Possesses the physical skills needed for the position, including speed, strength and athleticism ... Is also a valuable player on special teams ... Produced the best vertical jump on the team for the second-straight year with a leap of 40 1/2 inches during spring tests ... Also had the best back squat among the defensive backs (505) ... Coaches are hoping to see him play with more confidence and abandon when he resumes the battle in August.

2006: Saw action at rover and on special teams in the opening game against Northeastern ... Contributed five tackles ... Played special teams only at UNC and had a tackle ... Got 16 snaps at rover in the Duke game and was in on a tackle ... Was in on 11 special teams plays against both UC and Georgia Tech ... Saw brief duty at rover against USM ... Played four special teams plays at Miami ... Worked 11 plays on special teams and saw limited action at rover against Kent State ... Was on the field for 12 special team plays in the win over Wake Forest ... Played on the punt return team against Virginia ... Had two tackles on special teams in the bowl game against Georgia ... Had a season total of nine tackles, six on defense ... An Iron Hokie in off-season testing ... Led the way with six tackles in Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Picked off a pass during the second scrimmage.

2005: Practiced at the rover position while redshirting ... Had a 480-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall ... Was in on a tackle in the Maroon-White game.

High School: Totaled 48 tackles and six interceptions his senior year for Coach Bill Long at Gordon Central ... Also rushed for 825 yards and 10 touchdowns and threw for 930 yards and nine TDs ... Started three years in the secondary and two years at quarterback ... Helped team to an 8-2 record and a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 1993 ... Rallied his team from a 24-0 halftime deficit to a 34-24 win during the season ... Named a first-team all-state AAAA performer by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Was a two-time all-area honoree at defensive back ... Excelled in football, basketball and baseball ... Ranked the No. 46 cornerback in the nation and the No. 36 player in Georgia by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 50 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 57 player in the state of Georgia by scout.com ... Rated the No. 81 player in the Southeast Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Southeast Region team ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team as a defensive back.

Personal: Dorian Jeremiah Porch ... Born 3/16/87 in Calhoun, GA ... Son of Lynette Porch and Michael Gregory ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 4 5 9 0-0 0-0
2007 14 8 9 17 0.5-1 0-0
2008 12 13 27 40 1.5-19 1-16
Career 39 25 41 66 2-20 1-16

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 1 0 0.0 0 0