Turned into a leader along the offensive line during spring practice ... Is entering his third season as a starter at right guard ... A member of freshman and sophomore All-America teams following his first two seasons ... Selected second-team All-ACC by Rivals ... Is big, strong, athletic and experienced ... Was very physical during the spring, especially in the running game ... Has topped the team in knockdown blocks each of his first two seasons and his 870-plus offensive plays were the most of any Tech player in 2007 ... Also starts on the extra point and field goal team ... Will play an extremely important role for the Hokies this fall as both a player and a leader. 2007: Started at right guard ... Posted nine knockdown blocks in the opening game against ECU ... Played 57 snaps at LSU ... Worked 72 offensive snaps against Ohio ... Had six knockdowns versus William & Mary ... Sat out the first quarter of the UNC game ... Ended up playing 39 snaps against the Tar Heels ... Was in for all 55 plays at Clemson ... Posted five knockdowns in the Duke game ... Picked up seven more knockdowns and graded 85 percent in the BC game ... Added six knockdowns at Georgia Tech and eight against Florida State ... Graded 90 percent with three knockdowns against Miami ... Picked up four more knockdowns in the win at Virginia ... Earned a grade of 87 percent and collected eight knockdowns in the win over BC in the ACC title game ... His 380-pound jerk during the off-season was the second-best on the team. 2006: Earned the starting right guard job during the preseason ... Graded 80 percent over 40 plays during the opener against Northeastern ... Had one knockdown block in that game ... Played 47 snaps in the UNC game, posting four knockdowns ... Had four more knockdowns against Duke ... Played all but one offensive down against Cincinnati ... Picked up three knockdowns in consecutive games against Georgia Tech, BC and Southern Miss ... Graded 82 percent in the Southern Miss game ... Had a season-best six knockdowns against No. 10 Clemson ... Play every offensive snap at Miami, grading 84 percent and posting three knockdown blocks ... Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at Wake Forest ... Posted six knockdowns and a season-high grade of 90 percent ... Ended the regular season with a pair of knockdowns against Virginia that pushed his total to a team-leading 37 ... Got the start in the bowl game against Georgia in his home state ... Played 663 plays on offense during the regular season ... Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the season ... Saw only limited work during off-season and spring workouts. High School: A two-way lineman for Coach Robert Herring at Newnan High ... Graded out at 85 percent in his blocking assignments and recorded over 100 pancake blocks his last two seasons ... A two-time all-area honoree ... Helped his team to a 12-2 record and place in the state playoffs his junior year ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Rated as the No. 7 center in the nation and the No. 27 player in Georgia by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 67 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state of Georgia by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 91 player in the Southeast Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Southeast Region team ... Competed as a heavyweight on the school's weight lifting team ... Helped the school to a state title ... Was also a weight man on the track team. Personal: Sergio Orlando Render ... Born 9/13/86 in LaGrange, GA ... Lives with his aunt and uncle, Kerri and Eric Geter ... Enrolled in human development.