Updated: June 11, 2013
2012: Worked at defensive end while redshirting … Posted a 360-pound bench press, a 365-pound front squat and a 290-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing … Recorded a 34.5-inch vertical jump.
2011: Enrolled in January after signing with the Hokies in 2011 and deferring his enrollment … Went through winter workouts … Posted a 340-pound bench press … Contributed a sack in one of the spring scrimmages.
High School: A selection to the inaugural National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic … A second-team All-Tidewater selection at Nansemond River High for Coach Tracey Parker as a senior after posting 90 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and five sacks … An honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar … Had more than 25 sacks his final three seasons … Played running back his sophomore year at Portsmouth Christian, then transferred to Nansemond River High … Had 61 tackles and six sacks as a junior … Listed as the No. 30 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 32 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 38 player in the state on the Virginia 43 by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 123 defensive end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 192 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc.
Personal: Dewayne Alford, Jr. … Born 1/12/93 in Savannah, GA … Son of Dewayne and Linda Alford … Majoring in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism.