85 - Ervin Garner Position: Flanker
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 162 lbs.
High School: Oakton
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
photo An athletic young player who has the ability to help the Hokies ... Worked at flanker last year and made some strides ... Is more likely to help the team as a return man first ... Mixes outstanding speed with a good work ethic ... Needs to attack the weight room ... The coaches will be keeping an eye on him when August rolls around.

2007: Practiced at the flanker position as a redshirt during the fall ... Ran a 4.38 40 during off-season testing ... Worked as a receiver and return man during spring practice ... Scored on an 8-yard reverse in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Returned three kickoffs for 68 yards during the Maroon-White game ... His longest return of the game was 39 yards.

High School: Totaled 35 receptions for 450 yards his senior year for Coach Joe Thompson at Oakton ... Caught four touchdown passes and rushed for another ... Also had four interceptions and two fumble recoveries his final year ... A dangerous return man who had 200 yards and three touchdowns on punt returns and 500 yards and four scores on kickoff returns his senior year ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a wide receiver and on special teams his senior year ... Also earned first-team all-district at wide receiver, cornerback and as a return man, first-team all-region at wide receiver and as a return man and second-team all-region at cornerback ... 2007 All-Gameday Player of the Year finalist ... Named his high school's male athlete of the year ... Team won a Virginia AAA Group 6 state title as a sophomore ... For his career, caught 65 passes for 850 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Also had nine touchdowns on returns ... Excelled in track as a sprint man ... Ran a 10.84 100-meter dash and a 22.4 200-meter dash in high school.

Personal: Ervin Darrell Garner ... Born 4/29/89 in Washington, DC ... Son of Andrea Garner ... Cousin Reggie Harrison won two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.