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Updated: January 28, 2015
2014-15: Played in all 13 games … Logged 79 plays on defense and 64 plays on special teams … Had eight tackles on the season, including 1.5 for loss … Made two tackles while in on 16 defensive plays against William & Mary … Had one tackle in the win at Ohio State … Made two tackles and forced a fumble against East Carolina … Saw action on special teams against Georgia Tech … Was in for eight plays on defense, while also contributing on special teams against Western Michigan … Was in on a tackle while seeing action on defense and special teams at North Carolina … Was in on one tackle for loss while seeing action on defense as well as special teams at Pitt … Assisted on a tackle while contributing on defense and special teams against Miami … Saw brief action on defense and was in on 14 special teams plays against Boston College… Was in on defense and special teams at Duke … Saw action on one defensive play and one special teams play at Wake Forest … Was in on special teams in the win over Virginia … Saw brief action on defense and special teams in the bowl win over Cincinnati.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Logged eight offensive snaps, 19 defensive snaps and 119 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 offense and 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 …Was in briefly on defense and in for 14 snaps on special teams in the Sun Bowl … Posted a career-best 460-pound front squat and a 340-pound power clean in spring max testing.
2012-13: 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.
2011-12: 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: Played his final two seasons at Nansemond River under Coach Tracey Parker … 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. … Selected to the inaugural National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic … A second-team All-Tidewater selection by The Virginian Pilot 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 … Had 61 tackles and six sacks as a junior.
Personal: Dewayne Alford, Jr. … Born 1/12/93 … Son of Dewayne and Linda Alford … Majoring in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism.