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    39 - Carlton Weatherford Position: Fullback
    Class: r-Senior
    Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 230 lbs.
    High School: Tunstall
    Hometown: Danville, Va.
     
    photo Takes over the starting fullback duties after serving as the top backup at the position the past two seasons ... Gives the Hokies the perfect combination of strength and toughness ... Has gotten bigger, faster and stronger during his time at Tech ... An outstanding blocker who also knows how to run the football ... Benefits from his high school days as a tailback ... Has a real desire to succeed ... Joined the team as a walk-on and earned a scholarship with his hard work ... Saw action in every game last season, contributing a touchdown reception against Northeastern ... Was named Tech's top offensive team player during 2007 spring practice ... Is what coaches want a fullback to be.

    2006: A fullback and member of the kickoff return team ... Saw his first collegiate action in the opener ... Caught three passes for 19 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown catch ... Also ran once for a 2-yard gain ... Played three plays against UNC and 12 versus Duke ... Had an 8-yard run against the Blue Devils ... Played six offensive downs in the Georgia Tech game ... Got six snaps at BC and six more versus Southern Miss ... Had a carry for 1 yard in the USM game ... Played 15 snaps against No. 10 Clemson and 13 versus Kent State ... Caught a 6-yard pass at Wake Forest and also posted a 24-yard kickoff return ... Played a total of 25 offensive snaps ... Was in for 11 plays versus Virginia ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during both fall and spring testing ... Presented the Don Williams Team United Award as the offensive player who put the team first during spring drills.

    2005: Picked up 13 snaps at fullback at Duke ... Also saw limited action against Ohio and Marshall ... Had a season-best 16 snaps in the Georgia Tech game ... Played briefly against Maryland ... Was in for 11 plays at fullback during the win at Virginia ... Also saw brief action against UNC in the backfield ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during the off-season ... Turned in a personal-best 550-pound back squat and 33 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Rushed for a touchdown in Tech's second scrimmage of the spring ... Rushed two times for four yards in the spring Maroon-White game and caught a 10-yard pass.

    2004: Played in four games, earning 24 total snaps ... Played against Western Michigan, Duke, Florida A&M and Maryland ... Had a 4-yard catch out of the backfield in the Maroon-White game ... Recorded a 530-pound back squat and a 304-pound push jerk in spring testing.

    2003: Practiced with the scout team all season ... Was making solid strides in both the weight room and on the field before suffering a serious knee injury in bowl practice ... Underwent ACL surgery on his right knee in January.

    High School: Lettered four times for Coach Buddy Brown at Tunstall High School ... Helped lead his team to two Piedmont District titles ... Rushed for 1,250 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season ... Also had 141 tackles, five sacks and four fumble recoveries that year ... Was named a first-team all-state linebacker and was the defensive player of the year for Region IV, Division IV and the Piedmont District as a senior ... A two-time All-Region IV, Division IV first-team linebacker and second-team running back ... A three-time first-team All-Metro and two-time first-team All-Piedmont District running back ... Rushed for 2,790 career yards.

    Personal: Carlton Nunn Weatherford, Jr. ... Born 1/5/85 in Danville, VA ... Son of Carlton and Donna Weatherford ... Majoring in sociology.

    Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2006 13 3 11 3.7 0 8
    2007 14 5 4 .8 1 3
    Career 27 8 15 1.9 1 8

    Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2006 13 4 25 6.2 1 8
    2007 14 7 28 4.0 0 10
    Career 27 11 53 4.8 1 10

    K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2006 13 1 24 24.0 0 24

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