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77 - Ed Wang Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 312 lbs.
High School: Stone Bridge
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
 
photo Currently penciled in as a starter ... Could play a big role in solidifying the offensive line after moving from tight end to right tackle during the spring ... Embraced the move with hard work and a willingness to learn ... Did a good job in the off-season strength and conditioning program, getting bigger and stronger ... Has a lot of athletic ability ... Was one of three freshmen who shared duties at tight end during the season ... Saw action in 10 games, picking up two starts when the Hokies opened in two tight end sets ... Also started on special teams ... Must continue to get better and play a little faster, but appears to have a bright future at the position.

2006: Played 10 plays at tight end during the season opener with Northeastern ... Started in a two tight end set at UNC ... Had a knockdown block in the Duke game ... Saw action on 28 offensive snaps and five special team plays against Georgia Tech ... Was in for three plays against USM and seven versus Clemson ... Got six snaps at Miami ... Practiced at tackle following an injury to Brandon Frye ... Played nine snaps at tight end against Kent State ... Was in for 30 plays in the Wake Forest game and contributed a pair of knockdown blocks ... Saw action on 27 plays in the Virginia game ... Began taking some snaps at tackle during practice late in the season ... Added weight during the off-season ... Turned in a 341-pound push jerk ... Began practicing solely at tackle when spring practice opened.

2005: Worked at tight end during a redshirt year his first season ... Turned in a 400-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall ... Posted a 314-pound push jerk during spring testing ... Caught two passes for 28 yards in the Hokies' first spring scrimmage.

High School: Selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year ... A three-year starter for Coach Mickey Thompson at Stone Bridge ... Grabbed 30 passes as a tight end his senior season, helping the team to an 11-1 record ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA second-team all-state team by The Associated Press as a tight end ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA first-team all-state team by the VHSCA as a tight end ... Earned All-Dulles District honors as a tight end and a defensive end ... Ranked the No. 7 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 14 tight end in the nation and the No. 10 player in the state by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 18 player in the state by scout.com ... Rated the No. 26 tight end in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Rated the No. 100 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report as a defensive lineman ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team.

Personal: Ed Wang ... Born 3/12/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Robert and Nancy Wang ... His parents were both members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970s ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

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