8 - Greg Boone Position: Tight End
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 280 lbs.
High School: Oscar Smith
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
photo Will be involved in a lot of different facets of the Tech offense this fall ... Ranked as the Hokies' most valuable offensive performer during spring practice ... Is more advanced in terms of blocking and route running ... Moved around during the spring, lining up on the line, in the slot and in the backfield ... Provides a big target and is hard to bring down after a catch ... A Super Iron Hokie in the strength and conditioning program ... Came to Tech as a quarterback ... Made the move to tight end prior to the 2006 season ... Took some time to adjust to the new position ... Picked up a lot of valuable experience at tight end in 2007 ... Played in every game and got seven starts ... Became the primary starter the final four games when Sam Wheeler was sidelined by an injury ... With his size, strength and athleticism, he has a chance to be a real force in 2008.

2007: Had 11 catches for 167 yards for an average of 15.2 yards a grab, which was second best on the team ... Started on the extra point team and field goal teams, as well as the punting unit ... Started in a two tight end set at LSU, but saw action on just 10 plays ... Made a nice diving catch for a 32-yard gain against Ohio ... Had a 14-yard grab against W&M ... Was in for 14 special team plays against UNC and made a tackle ... Contributed a team-high 20 special team plays at Clemson and also saw action at tight end ... Graded 90 percent on 22 plays at Duke ... Had a career-best three catches in the BC game for 30 yards ... Played 50 snaps and caught two passes for 14 yards against GT ... Played 48 snaps and hauled in a 16-yard pass against Florida State ... Had a tackle on punt coverage against Miami ... Was in for a career-high 60 plays at Virginia ... Caught a 17-yard pass during the ACC title game win over BC and chipped in a tackle on special teams, giving him four for the season ... Grabbed two passes for 44 yards in the Orange Bowl ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts ... Won the George Preas Award as the offensive MVP of spring practice.

2006: Accepted a move from quarterback to tight end during the preseason ... Started and played 39 plays against Northeastern ... Caught one pass for 5 yards ... Started and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Ike Whitaker against North Carolina ... Was in for 29 plays against Duke and had a knockdown block ... Started and played 43 offensive snaps against Cincinnati ... Had a reception for nine yards ... Played 34 snaps at BC and 39 versus USM, but did not have a catch in either game ... Picked up 23 snaps in both the Clemson and Miami games ... Injured his ankle after 13 plays against Kent State ... Missed the Wake Forest game ... Had one play on special teams against Virginia ... Caught five passes for 68 yards and one TD on the season ... Caught a 10-yard pass in the bowl game against Georgia ... Saw action on 288 plays at tight end and 72 on special teams in the regular season ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts and was named the most improved offensive player of the spring.

2005: Was redshirted ... Worked at quarterback with the scout team ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the weight room during off-season workouts ... Set a position record for the push jerk at 334 pounds ... Bench pressed 355 pounds and had a back squat of 535 ... Was 2-for-2 in the spring game for 13 yards ... Scrambled for a 6-yard gain on one of his four carries.

High School: Named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep, which also rated him the No. 15 quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in the state of Virginia ... Passed for 1,285 yards, rushed for 949 yards and accounted for 35 touchdowns his senior year for Coach Richard Morgan at Oscar Smith ... Named first-team all-state by both The Associated Press and the VHSCA ... Rated the No. 5 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Was named the Southeastern District Offensive Player of the Year ... Guided Oscar Smith to its first outright district title in 40 years and a 10-0 regular season ... Accounted for 334 of the Tigers' 335 yards in a 40-39 loss to Landstown in the Eastern Region Division 6 championship game ... Rated the No. 36 athlete in the nation and the No. 12 player in the state by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 36 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 40 linebacker in the nation and the No. 8 player in the state by scout.com ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team ... Listed first-team All-Tidewater by The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot ... Named first-team all-district at quarterback and second-team all-district at defensive back and punter as a senior ... Named first-team all-region ... Was first-team All-Tidewater at defensive back as a junior ... Earned first-team all-district honors as a junior.

Personal: Greg Eugene Boone ... Born 9/14/86 in Norfolk, VA ... Son of Nora and Larry Evans ... Enrolled in sociology.

Passing G Effic. Att-Comp Pct. Yds. TD INT
2008 11 0.00 1-0 .0 0 0 0

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 11 2 9 4.5 0 5

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 12 5 68 13.6 1 41
2007 14 11 167 15.2 0 37
2008 11 7 75 10.7 0 20
Career 37 23 310 13.5 1 41

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 2 2 4 0-0 0-0
2008 11 2 0 2 0-0 0-0
Career 25 4 2 6 0-0 0-0