29 - Dustin Keys Position: Place-kicker
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 212 lbs.
High School: Brooke Point
Hometown: Stafford, Va.
photo Came out of spring practice as the top candidate for the place-kicking duties ... Coaches feel he can be the same type of kicker as Jud Dunlevy was last season ... Gets into the ball quickly and gets good height ... Showed he has good distance by making a 53-yard field goal during one of the team's spring scrimmages ... Was consistent all spring long ... The main thing he lacks is experience, something he will get an opportunity to pick up this fall if he continues his current path in August.

2007: Compteted for the kicking duties during the fall ... Booted field goals from 53, 44 and 21 yards during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Kicked an 18-yard field goal and three PATs during the Maroon-White game.

2006: Redshirted during the fall ... Competed for the place-kicking duties during spring practice.

2005: Kicked during spring practice ... Made an extra point in the 2006 spring game ... Missed on a 46-yard field goal attempt.

High School: Was a punter and place-kicker for Coach Jeff Berry at Brooke Point ... Set multiple records during his career, including a single season mark for yards punting (1,988) ... Also had the longest punt in a game (51 yds.), longest field goal (42 yds.) and most field goals made in a season (6) ... Scored the most points his senior season with 32 points ... Lettered two years in soccer ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Dustin Duane Keys ... Born 2/6/86 in Woodbridge, VA ... Son of Jack and Brenda Keys ... Cousin Rod Emmons played baseball for Virginia Tech from 1986-1990 ... Earned a bachelor's degree in apparel, housing and resource management ... Is currently enrolled in graduate school.