Finished the spring as the leading candidate to handle the Hokies' long snapping duties ... Does a good job of snapping the ball and quickly stepping into protection ... Joined the team as a walk-on ... Traveled the last half of the 2007 season as the backup long snapper ... Came out on top of the long snapping competition during spring practice ... Will have some competition again when practice resumes in August. 2007: Worked as a long snapper ... Dressed for the last nine games of the season, but didn't see action ... Improved in three of the four major lifts during off-season strength and conditioning drills ... Battled for long snapping duties during spring drills. 2006: Practiced with the team in the spring. High School: A four-sport athlete at Nansemond Suffolk Academy ... Played for Coach Terry Crigger ... Was a first team all-state offensive lineman and punter in 2004 ... Also earned first-team VISFA all-state honors as a lineman in 2003 ... Named a TCIS first-team center in 2003 and 2004 ... Earned first-team All-TCIS honors as a punter in 2003 and was named to the second team in 2004 ... Named a first-team center in 2003 and 2004 by ODAC, as well as a first-team punter in 2003 and to the second team in 2004 ... Also played baseball and basketball along with throwing the shot put and discus. Personal: William Matthew Tuttle ... Born 3/20/86 in Norfolk, VA ... Son of John and Cindy Tuttle ... Majoring in marketing.