24 - Dorian Porch Position: Rover
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 210 lbs.
High School: Gordon Central
Hometown: Calhoun, Ga.
photo Is focused on making an impact at the rover position after being a backup at the position the past two seasons ... Moved into the No. 1 spot on the depth chart with an outstanding spring ... Will have to defend his job when practice resumes again in August ... Showed improvement in all phases, including his concentration and consistency ... Has experience to go with the mental and physical skills needed ... An improved open field tackler with good range ... Made good decisions during the spring ... Also contributes on special teams, where he has started on the kickoff team and has seen action on the punt block/return unit ... Recovered two fumbles on kickoffs during the Duke game last season ... A Super Iron Hokie who has had the best vertical jump on the team the past three years, including a 41-inch jump last spring ... Will be an important player for the Hokies this fall.

2007: Was in for 19 plays at rover against East Carolina, contributing a tackle ... Only saw brief action at LSU ... Played six defensive downs against Ohio ... Worked 50 plays at rover against William & Mary, posting eight tackles ... Only saw special team action versus UNC and Clemson ... Recovered two fumbles on kickoff coverage at Duke ... Also played 12 defensive downs at rover and had two tackles ... Was in on a special team tackle against BC ... Saw brief action at rover against Georgia Tech ... Picked up a tackle on special teams against Florida State ... Picked up one tackle at rover and three on special teams against Miami ... Finished the season with 17 tackles and two fumble recoveries ... Tied for the best front squat among the defensive backs during off-season workouts with a squat of 450 pounds ... Picked up Super Iron Hokie honors ... Contributed for tackles in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Also posted four tackles in the Maroon-White game.

2006: Saw action at rover and on special teams in the opening game against Northeastern ... Contributed five tackles ... Played special teams only at UNC and had a tackle ... Got 16 snaps at rover in the Duke game and was in on a tackle ... Was in on 11 special team plays against both Cincinnati and Georgia Tech ... Saw brief duty at rover against USM ... Played four special team plays at Miami ... Worked 11 plays on special teams and saw limited action at rover against Kent State ... Was on the field for 12 special team plays in the win over Wake Forest ... Played on the punt return team against Virginia ... Had two tackles on special teams in the bowl game against Georgia ... Had a season total of nine tackles, six on defense ... An Iron Hokie in off-season testing ... Led the way with six tackles in Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Picked off a pass during the second scrimmage.

2005: Practiced at the rover position while redshirting ... Had a 480-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall ... Was in on a tackle in the Maroon-White game.

High School: Totaled 48 tackles and six interceptions his senior year for Coach Bill Long at Gordon Central ... Also rushed for 825 yards and 10 touchdowns and threw for 930 yards and nine TDs ... Started three years in the secondary and two years at quarterback ... Helped his team to an 8-2 record and a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 1993 ... Rallied his team from a 24-0 halftime deficit to a 34-24 win during the season ... Named a first-team all-state AAAA performer by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Was a two-time all-area honoree at defensive back ... Excelled in football, basketball and baseball ... Ranked the No. 46 cornerback in the nation and the No. 36 player in Georgia by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 50 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 57 player in the state of Georgia by scout.com ... Rated the No. 81 player in the Southeast Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Southeast Region team ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team as a defensive back.

Personal: Dorian Jeremiah Porch ... Born 3/16/87 in Calhoun, GA ... Son of Lynette Porch and Michael Gregory ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 4 5 9 0-0 0-0
2007 14 8 9 17 0.5-1 0-0
2008 12 13 27 40 1.5-19 1-16
Career 39 25 41 66 2-20 1-16

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 1 0 0.0 0 0