25 - Josh Oglesby Position: Tailback
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 211 lbs.
High School: Garner
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
photo Another promising young player who will be battling for time at tailback when practice resumes in August ... Picked up a lot of reps at the position during the spring, following injuries to Kenny Lewis, Jr., and Jahre Cheeseman ... Is a special player when he can turn himself loose ... Has the size, has the speed and has the shake and bake ... Needs to get better in his pass protection and in running his routes, but that should come with addtional reps ... Needs to have a good summer to be ready for preseason workouts ... Has an opportunity to contribute early in his Tech career.

2007: Redshirted during the fall ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts ... Turned in a 29-yard touchdown run during the team's first scrimmage of the spring ... Ran for 40 yards on seven carries during the Maroon-White game ... Also caught two passes for 5 yards.

2006: Joined the team in January ... Turned in a 355-pound bench press during spring max testing ... Did well in early spring practices before injuring an ankle.

High School: Was selected to the NC/SC Shrine Bowl his senior year after rushing for 1,004 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Added 230 yards receiving as well ... Recorded 45 tackles and three interceptions ... Listed as the No. 34 running back in the country and the No. 18 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals ... Listed as the No. 32 overall player on the North Carolina 35 by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 33 player in the state of North Carolina by Scout ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team.

Personal: Joshua Gray Oglesby ... Born 9/23/88 in Garner, NC ... Son of Ike and Monya Oglesby ... Father, Ike, is No. 13 on the North Carolina all-time rushing records with 1,773 yards in 1970-72 ... Enrolled in university studies.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 70 301 4.3 2 34

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 3 20 6.7 0 13