95 - Cordarrow Thompson Position: Defensive Tackle
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 338 lbs.
High School: North Stafford
Hometown: Stafford, Va.
photo Is competing for playing time at defensive tackle ... Made progress last season and was one of the Hokies' best linemen at the point of attack during the spring ... Still needs work on his technique and ability to play in space ... Has a chance to make an impact if he continues to work hard and keeps his weight down ... Saw action on nearly 200 defensive plays as the backup for starter Barry Booker last fall ... Possesses some quickness and play-making ability ... Will be watched closely when practice resumes.

2006: Earned a backup role at tackle ... Played 30 plays against Northeastern, posting a sack for a 6-yard loss ... Added another sack at UNC ... Collected a tackle for loss and three total hits versus Duke ... Had a quarterback hurry during nine plays against UC ... Played six defensive plays at BC with three tackles and 18 plays against Southern Miss with two more ... Got 12 plays against No. 10 Clemson and 11 at Miami ... Contributed three tackles during 16 plays at tackle ... Played 12 snaps at Wake Forest and seven against Virginia ... Finished the season with 14 tackles ... Had three tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks ... Also had three QB hurries ... Had personal bests in three of the four major lifts during off-season strength and conditioning tests, including a 550-pound back squat ... Had a sack and a quarterback hurry in the first spring scrimmage.

2005: Worked at the tackle position while redshirting ... Had a 351-pound power clean during scout team max in the fall ... Registered three tackles and a pair of sacks during the Hokies' first scrimmage of the spring.

High School: Had over 100 tackles, including 43 for loss and nine sacks during his final season for Coach Eric Cooke at North Stafford ... Helped team to the Virginia AAA Group 5 title game ... Also had a strong junior year from his nose guard position, finishing with 64 tackles, including 16 for loss and five sacks, and two blocked field goals ... Scored two touchdowns as a fullback in goal-line situations ... Named the Defensive Player of the Year by The Washington Post, as well as first-team All-Met ... Named first-team all-state by both the Associated Press and the VHSCA ... Named the Defensive Player of the Year in both the Commonwealth District and the Northwestern Region Led his team to the Virginia AAA Group 5 championship game ... Ranked the No. 18 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team.

Personal: Cordarrow Eugene Thompson ... Born 10/2/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Eugene and Wanda Thompson ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 7 7 14 3-9 2-8
2007 9 1 3 4 1.5-10 1-9
2008 12 6 18 24 1.5-5 0.5-4
Career 34 14 28 42 6-24 3.5-21