Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Played in all 12 games … Logged 16 defensive snaps and 105 special teams plays, making one tackle … Was in on 13 special teams plays in the season opener against Alabama … Saw action on defense and on special teams against Western Carolina … Was in on special teams at East Carolina … Made a tackle while in on 12 special teams plays against Marshall, and eight at Georgia Tech … Saw action on special teams in the win over North Carolina … Was in on 20 special teams plays against Pittsburgh … Saw action on special teams against Duke, at Boston College and at Miami … Was in on special teams against Maryland and at Virginia.
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.