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    77 - Ed Wang Position: Offensive Tackle
    Class: r-Junior
    Height: 6' 5"
    Weight: 310 lbs.
    High School: Stone Bridge
    Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
     
    photo Is slated to take over the duties at left tackle, replacing first-round draft pick Duane Brown ... Like Brown, he is a converted tight end ... Went into 2007 preseason practice as the starter at right tackle, but didn't join the starting lineup until the Duke game ... Missed the first six games with a broken fibula suffered during August drills ... Played a big role in solidifying the offensive line once he returned ... Played on all but five offensive snaps after rejoining the team ... Made the move to left tackle during 2008 spring workouts without any problems ... His athleticism helps him in pass protection ... Coaches want him to be a little more physical in the running game ... A quick learner who has a chance to be a very good player.

    2007: Suffered a broken fibula during the preseason and underwent surgery ... Returned to practice in late September ... Dressed for the Clemson game but did not play ... Started at right tackle against Duke and played every offensive snap with two knockdown blocks ... Also went the distance on offense against BC with a pair of knockdowns ... Played all 79 offensive downs at Georgia Tech ... Had six knockdown blocks while playing all 78 snaps against FSU ... Added 66 more plays in the Miami game ... Sprained an ankle at Virginia, but still played 73 snaps ... Came back to play all 71 snaps against BC in the ACC title game ... Also went the distance during the Orange Bowl game ... Turned in personal-bests in three of the four major lifts during off-season strength and conditioning workouts ... Moved to left tackle for spring practice.

    2006: Played 10 plays at tight end during the season opener with Northeastern ... Started in a two-tight end set at UNC ... Had a knockdown block in the Duke game ... Saw action on 28 offensive snaps and five special team plays against Georgia Tech ... Was in for three plays against USM and seven versus Clemson ... Got six snaps at Miami ... Practiced at tackle following an injury to Brandon Frye ... Played nine snaps at tight end against Kent State ... Was in for 30 plays in the Wake Forest game and contributed a pair of knockdown blocks ... Saw action on 27 plays in the Virginia game ... Began taking some snaps at tackle during practice late in the season ... Added weight during the off-season ... Turned in a 341-pound push jerk ... Began practicing solely at tackle when spring practice opened.

    2005: Worked at tight end during a redshirt year his first season ... Turned in a 400-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall ... Posted a 314-pound push jerk during spring testing ... Caught two passes for 28 yards in the Hokies' first spring scrimmage.

    High School: Selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year ... A three-year starter for Coach Mickey Thompson at Stone Bridge ... Grabbed 30 passes as a tight end his senior season, helping the team to an 11-1 record ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA second-team all-state team by The Associated Press as a tight end ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AA first-team all-state team by the VHSCA as a tight end ... Earned All-Dulles District honors as a tight end and a defensive end ... Ranked the No. 7 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 14 tight end in the nation and the No. 10 player in the state by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 18 player in the state by scout.com ... Rated the No. 26 tight end in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Rated the No. 100 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report as a defensive lineman ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team.

    Personal: Ed Wang ... Born 3/12/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Robert and Nancy Wang ... His parents were both members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970s ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

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