27 - Jahre Cheeseman Position: Fullback
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 196 lbs.
High School: Eastern
Hometown: Voorhees, N.J.
photo Will be one of the leading candidates for the starting tailback duties if he can bounce back from a broken left fibula suffered during a spring scrimmage ... A tough, physical player who was really coming on when the injury occurred ... Played an important role on special teams last fall and helped supply depth at tailback ... Broke off a 70-yard run at Georgia Tech, the Hokies' longest rushing play of the 2007 season ... Is expected to be back to full speed by the middle of June ... Making a good summer preparation and keeping his weight down will be important ... Should be right back in the thick of things if he does that.

2007: The No. 3 tailback ... Posted the best bench press among the tailbacks (380) during the preseason ... Was in on one offensive play in the first game and played 13 snaps at LSU, including two on special teams ... Posted a tackle against the Tigers ... Carried the football twice against Ohio, gaining 17 yards ... Also had a tackle on special teams ... Rushed four times for six yards in a win over William & Mary ... Worked at tailback for three snaps at Duke, rushing for seven yards ... Rushed six times for 84 yards at Georgia Tech, including a career-best 70-yard run ... Also chipped in a pair of tackles on special teams ... Picked up three carries for 12 yards in the FSU game and was in on a special team tackle ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 2-yard run against Miami ... Had a tackle on special teams at Virginia ... Saw action on 11 special team plays versus BC in the ACC title game ... Finished the season with 133 yards rushing on 21 carries ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during the off-season program ... Rushed for 53 yards on six carries in an early spring scrimmage ... Suffered a broken left fibula during the last major scrimmage before the spring game and underwent surgery.

2006: Entered the season competing at the boundary corner position and playing on special teams ... Saw action in three varsity games early in the season, posting three tackles ... Injuries at tailback led to his move to offense ... Fell victim to an injury of his own while playing tailback and missed the rest of the season ... Bench pressed 350 pounds during spring max testing.

2005: Was redshirted while working at the boundary cornerback position ... Turned in the best bench press among the defensive backs during spring testing with a lift of 340 pounds ... Tied for the top back squat at 500 pounds ... Ran a 4.35 in the 40 ... Turned in four tackles, including one for a loss, in the first spring scrimmage ... Was in on four tackles and forced a fumble during the spring Maroon-White game.

High School: Was a running back and defensive back for Coach Dan Spittal at Eastern ... Also returned kicks ... Rushed for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns on 183 carries as a senior ... Averaged 6.4 yards per carry ... Added 1,444 yards and 18 TDs his junior year ... Was instrumental in his team's march to the New Jersey Group 4 title during his junior season ... Earned second-team all-state honors ... Rated as the No. 9 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 11 player in New Jersey by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 49 running back in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state of New Jersey by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 20 player in the state of New Jersey by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-East Region team.

Personal: Jahre T. Cheeseman ... Born 1/11/87 in Vallejo, CA ... Son of Acintia and Mario Robinson ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 21 133 6.3 1 70

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 3 3 0 3 0-0 0-0
2007 14 6 3 9 0-0 0-0
Career 17 9 3 12 0-0 0-0