Is adjusting to the tight end position after transferring to Tech prior to the 2007 school year ... Had to sit out the season, but practiced with the team ... Must continue working in the strength and conditioning program to get bigger, faster and stronger ... Got some extra reps during the spring due to injuries at the position ... A hard worker who catches the ball well ... Should continue to make progress as he gains more exposure to the program. 2007: Enrolled at Tech after spending a year at the University of Richmond ... Joined the team when classes started ... Worked at tight end while sitting out the season ... Caught a 10-yard pass during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages. High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Greg Mance at Richlands ... Set school records for catches and receiveing yards in a season when he hauled in 40 passes for 737 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... Earned all-district and all-region honors ... Helped his team to a pair of region championships ... Also played basketball and baseball. Personal: David Robert Stanton ... Born 12/29/87 in Richlands, VA ... Son of David and Valerie Stanton ... Is studying history.