30 - Brian Saunders Position:
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 206 lbs.
High School: Nelson County
Hometown: Roseland, Va.
photo Plays several important roles for the Hokies ... Came out of spring practice as the No. 2 punter, a role he also handled last season ... Is also expected to back up Brent Bowden as the holder for field goals and extra points ... Has been used as a quarterback on the scout team, and could return to that role if needed ... A team-first guy who can always be counted on for top effort.

2007: Dressed and traveled as the backup punter ... Did not see action ... Also practiced at quarterback ... Competed for the punting duties during spring practice ... Punted three times for a 35-yard average during the Maroon-White game ... Had another attempt blocked ... His longest punt in the game was 44 yards.

2006: Worked at quarterback while redshirting in the fall ... Put extra emphasis on punting during spring practice.

High School: Named first-team all-district, all-region and all-state in football for Coach Tim Crawford ... Was first-team all-district and second-team all-state in baseball.

Personal: Brian Carroll Saunders ... Born 2/23/88 ... Son of Joyce and Massie Saunders ... Majoring in horticulture.