Is ready to take over the starting fullback duties after serving as the top backup last fall ... Enjoyed an outstanding spring ... Has experience and plays a physical brand of football ... Excels in the weight room and the classroom ... An outstanding blocker ... Really knows how to play with leverage and get underneath people ... Has improved at catching the football ... Will play an important role for the Hokies.
2007: Played in eight games ... No. 2 at fullback ... Saw action on one offensive play against ECU in the opening game ... Made his first collegiate pass reception with a 2-yard grab against Ohio ... Got five snaps at fullback against W&M and two at Duke ... Picked up a carry on seven offensive snaps at GT ... Played three downs at fullback against Miami ... Turned in a 35-inch vertical jump during off-season workouts ... Hauled in an 11-yard pass in one of the spring scrimmages ... Moved to the top of the depth chart.
2006: Picked up some limited snaps during early-season games against Northeastern, UNC and Duke ... Was in for four snaps in the Southern Miss game ... Got five snaps on short-yardage situations against Clemson ... Got his first collegiate carry against Virginia and picked up 3 yards ... Broke a tackle on that play ... Was an Iron Hokie during the off-season program ... Bench pressed 390 pounds and had a back squat of 535.
2005: Was redshirted while working as a fullback ... Turned in a 500-pound back squat during spring strength and conditioning testing ... Had one carry in the spring game for a loss of a yard.
High School: Averaged nearly 11 yards per carry as a fullback for Coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha ... Also excelled on defense, posting 111 tackles and nine sacks as a linebacker ... Won the Charles Mann Good Samaritan Defensive Player of the Year Award ... Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a linebacker ... Led team to a 10-1 record and a second straight WCAC title ... Team finished ranked among the top 25 in the nation by USA Today ... Rated the No. 9 fullback in the nation and the No. 12 player in Maryland by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 11 player in the state of Maryland by scout.com ... Rated the No. 6 fullback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 16 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 41 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Wrestled for three seasons.
Personal: Kenneth Neill Jefferson ... Born 7/9/87 in St. Petersburg, FL ... Son of Ken and Tania Jefferson ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.