Picked up some invaluable experience last season when he was forced to step into a starting role ... Had seen brief action early in the season before starter Ryan Shuman was injured against Boston College ... Ended up starting games against Georgia Tech and Florida State and playing every offensive down ... Battled to the final whistle in both games, helping the team pick up two wins ... Carried that experience over to the practice field during spring practice ... Has really matured ... Moves well and has gotten much better with the calls ... Still needs to work on his shotgun snaps ... Gives the Hokies quality depth at center. 2007: Made the dress squad as the No. 2 center ... Saw action on six snaps against Ohio ... Got 31 snaps during the William & Mary game ... Ended up playing 37 plays at center against BC after starter Ryan Shuman was injured ... Made his first start at Georgia Tech and played every offensive snap ... Started and played all 78 snaps against Florida State ... Saw brief action in the Miami game ... Picked up a lot of reps at center during the spring. 2006: Practiced at tight end while redshirting during the fall ... Turned in the third-best NFL Shuttle run time among the offensive linemen at 4.37 seconds ... Made the move to center when spring practice opened. High School: A three-year letterman as an offensive tackle for Coach Mike Skinner at Centreville ... Named first-team AAA all-state by both The Associated Press and the Virginia High School Coaches Association as an offensive tackle ... Rated the No. 55 offensive guard in the country by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 73 offensive lineman in the country by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 23 player in the state by The Roanoke Times in its postseason list ... Rated the No. 20 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 23 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Was a two-time all-district and all-region selection ... Named the team's most outstanding offensive lineman as a senior ... An honorable mention all-Metro pick by The Washington Post ... Lettered two years in lacrosse. Personal: Beau Louis Warren ... Born 12/31/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Don and Irene Warren ... Brother of current Hokie Brett Warren and former Tech linebacker Blake Warren ... Dad played 14 years in the NFL for the Washington Redskins ... A psychology major.