75 - Kory Robertson Position: Defensive Tackle
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 342 lbs.
High School: Magna Vista
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo A gifted athlete in a big body ... Played well last fall as a top backup ... Missed practice time during the spring due to class conflicts, but has the skills to challenge for a starting spot in the fall ... Possesses explosiveness, footwork, quickness and power, which make him hard to handle when he puts his mind to it ... Needs to hold his weight down ... A great summer preparation and a show of consistency in the preseason could help him reach his full potential in 2007.

2006: Blocked a field goal to preserve Tech's shutout on the final play against Northeastern ... Added three tackles, including one for loss in that game ... Played 32 snaps at North Carolina ... Had a tackle and a hurry during 30 plays against Duke ... Had a QB hurry and a tackle versus UC ... Was in on a pair of tackles at BC ... Registered two hurries and two tackles against Southern Miss ... Added a tackle in the Clemson game ... Saw action on 17 defensive plays at Miami with a tackle ... Had two tackles in the Kent State game ... Posted a sack at Wake Forest ... Had 16 tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and six QB hurries ... Set a position record during spring max testing with a 405-pound power clean ... Earned Iron Hokie honors ... Saw limited practice time in the spring due to classes.

2005: Played in 11 games ... Was in on a tackle behind the line in the opening game at NCSU ... Made two solo tackles in the Georgia Tech game ... Had quarterback hurries against NC State and Ohio ... Was in for 20 plays against Marshall ... Had a tackle and a QB hurry ... Saw limited action against Maryland and Boston College ... Turned in a quarterback hurry at Virginia ... Played briefly against UNC ... Finished the season with five tackles and four quarterback hurries ... Also shared a sack ... Set a Tech record in the power clean with a lift of 400-pounds during spring testing ... Also bench pressed 370 pounds on the way to Iron Hokie honors ... Was in on a pair of tackles during the spring Maroon-White game, including one behind the line ... Won the Richard Bullock Award as the most improved defensive player during spring workouts.

2004: Played in five games, recording four tackles ... Played two snaps in the opener against USC, recording an assisted tackle ... Played 32 snaps on defense against FAMU, picking up a solo tackle ... Posted a 350-pound bench, a 625-pound back squat, a 326-pound power clean and a 351-pound push jerk in spring testing.

2003: Spent a redshirt year at defensive tackle ... Was slowed much of the fall by a shoulder injury ... Had a 500-pound back squat during spring max testing ... Was in on two tackles during the 2004 Maroon-White game, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

High School: A first-team selection to the Group AA Coaches all-state team at the defensive tackle position and a second-team selection as an offensive lineman ... Was also a 2002 AA first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press as a defensive lineman ... Named a 2002 honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar as a defensive lineman ... Recorded 75 tackles, 11 sacks and two fumble recoveries during his senior season for Coach Joe Beckelheimer at Magna Vista ... Played several positions along both the offensive and defensive lines during his career ... Named first-team all-district on both offense and defense as a senior ... Won the 2002 Lee Cook Lineman of the Year Award ... Registered 62 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... Had four tackles behind the line in an upset win over Martinsville in the 2001 Region IV semifinals ... Ranked the No. 16 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Ranked the No. 11 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... No. 50 on Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic team ... Also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal: Kory Waurez Robertson ... Born 12/12/84 in Atlanta, GA ... Son of John Robertson and Sharon Pittman ... Has lived with his grandparents, John and Mary Robertson, since the age of 5 ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 5 1 3 4 0-0 0-0
2005 11 2 3 5 0.5-1 0-0
2006 13 9 7 16 2-13 1-10
2007 14 3 6 9 0-0 0-0
Career 43 15 19 34 2.5-14 1-10