22 - Stephan Virgil Position: Cornerback
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 187 lbs.
High School: Rocky Mount
Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.
photo Was a pleasant surprise during spring practice ... Developed into a solid third cornerback for the Hokies ... Holds down the No. 2 spot at the boundary corner heading into the preseason ... Entered school in January 2006 and saw action on special teams in 11 games as a freshman ... Picked up some valuable experience ... Started on the punt team as one of the gunners ... Has good ball skills and athleticism ... Is still learning, but figures to see his share of action in the fall.

2006: Played 17 defensive snaps against Northeastern ... Had four tackles ... Was slowed by an ankle injury and picked up just one special teams play against North Carolina ... Worked five plays on special teams in the Duke game and four plays against Cincinnati ... Played in a jayvee game against Fork Union to pick up some extra reps ... Scored touchdowns in the game on a 46-yard interception return and a 22-yard fumble return ... Also saw special teams duties against BC, Southern Miss and Clemson ... Did not play at Miami, but returned to special teams duty against Kent State ... Had seven special teams plays at Wake Forest ... Downed two punts inside the 20 against Virginia ... His 470-pound back squat was the second-best among the defensive backs during spring max testing ... Also had the second-fastest time in the 40 at 4.39 ... Had three tackles, two behind the line in the first scrimmage of the spring.

2005: Entered school for the second semester and went through the off-season program ... Worked at the field corner position during spring practice ... Contributed a tackle in the Hokies' first spring scrimmage ... Posted three tackles in the Maroon-White game, including one for a 2-yard loss.

High School: Played in a school-record 47 games during his career and was the only freshman to start for Rocky Mount ... Helped Coach B.W. Holt's team to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the 4A state semifinals in 2004 ... Played on offense, defense and special teams ... Posted 31 career touchdowns - 14 rushing, 10 receiving, three on kickoff returns, two on interception returns and two on punt returns ... Had 13 career interceptions and 363 tackles ... Contributed 98 tackles with two sacks and four interceptions and also had 293 yards receiving, his senior season ... Tallied 900 yards (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Earned first-team all-state defensive honors after totaling 81 tackles, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... Ranked the No. 25 player in the state of North Carolina by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 30 high school player in the state of North Carolina by rivals100.com ... Ranked the No. 45 safety in the nation and the No. 29 player in the state of North Carolina by scout.com.

Personal: Stephan Denard Virgil ... Born 4/3/87 in Rocky Mount, NC ... Son of Richard and Sandra Virgil ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 11 3 1 4 0-0 0-0
2007 14 7 11 18 1-6 1-6
2008 10 21 15 36 6-18 1-11
Career 35 31 27 58 7-24 2-17

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 10 1 6 6.0 0 6

Punt Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 1 18 18.0 0 0