Brandon Dillard Position: Flanker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
High School: Bassett
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo A walk-on who moved to the top of the Hokies' young receiving corps at flanker during spring practice ... Ranks as the fastest player on the team after clocking a 4.28 40 time during off-season testing ... Made some big plays in the spring game, but must continue working to develop consistency ... Has improved his ball skills considerably and continues to hone them ... Will continue to be a valuable contributor on special teams ... Has the potential to be a valuable asset for the Hokies this fall.

2007: Played in 13 games, working with four different special team units ... Also provided depth at flanker ... Was in for three offensive plays in the opening game and for 12 at LSU ... Also saw special team duty in both games, returning a kickoff 23 yards against the Tigers ... Was in for seven plays on offense and four on special teams against Ohio ... Had 24 plays at receiver and 13 more on special teams against W&M ... Had a tackle on special teams at Clemson ... Worked four plays at receiver and 10 on special teams against Duke ... Contributed a tackle during 12 special team plays against Boston College ... Played four snaps at receiver and seven on special teams at GT ... Was in on 13 special team plays, grading 100 percent on one unit ... Worked at receiver for three plays against Miami ... Was in on a special team tackle at Virginia ... Turned in the fastest 40 time on the team with a 4.28 clocking during the off-season workouts ... Hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass during the Maroon-White game ... Also set up a field goal with a 49-yard run on a reverse.

2006: Dressed for several games, but did not see any action with the varsity squad ... Hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass in a jayvee win over Fork Union ... Posted a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.37 clocking in the 40 ... Caught five passes for 71 yards during the first spring scrimmage ... Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the best offensive newcomer of the spring.

2005: Got a look at both wide receiver spots while redshirting ... Registered a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during spring max testing ... Spent time at the flanker position during spring practice.

High School: Lettered four times in football at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver for Coach James Gilbert ... Named region and district player of the year as a senior ... Also named all-state, all-region and all-district in his career ... Rushed for 650 yards and passed for 380 yards during his senior season ... Had 16 all-purpose touchdowns ... Recorded 35 tackles and six interceptions ... Named team captain as a junior and a senior ... Also lettered four times in basketball and track and field ... Won 2005 state championship in the 100 and 200 meters ... Also named state Runner of the Year ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Brandon Antonio Dillard ... Born 2/3/87 in Martinsville, VA ... Son of Anthony and Linda Dillard ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 13 2 1 3 0-0 0-0

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 13 1 23 23.0 0 23