Updated: February 1, 2013
Pronounced A-cree (long a)
2012: Was having a good preseason camp until tearing the ACL in his left knee in a scrimmage … Had surgery shortly thereafter … Missed the entire season … Set a program record with a 505-pound bench press in fall scout team testing.
2011: Trimmed some weight during the off-season program to improve his mobility … Moved to offensive tackle in the preseason … Did not dress for any games … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the spring testing … Tied for the team best with a 440-pound bench press.
2010: Worked at defensive tackle while redshirting … Contributed on the scout team … His 450-pound bench press in the fall was tops among freshmen and tied for the best on the entire squad … Cut down on his weight during the off-season workouts … Had a tackle for loss in Tech’s first spring scrimmage work … Posted five tackles, including one behind the line, in the first full scrimmage of the spring … Was in on a sack and three tackles in the annual Maroon-White game.
High School: An All-American player by both SuperPrep and PrepStar for Coach Micky Sullivan at Fork Union … Listed as the No. 21 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 9 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 40 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 11 player in the state by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 86 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 10 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep … Played offensive and defensive tackle for King William High as a junior before transferring to Fork Union for his senior year … Suffered a torn ACL before his final year and missed the entire season.
Personal: Nicholas Harold Acree … Born 12/20/90 in Williamsburg, VA … Son of Van and Rochelle Acree … Is studying English.