Updated: January 28, 2015
2014-15: Played in 12 games, making two starts … Was in on 181 plays at tackle and six specials teams plays … Had seven tackles, including half a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … Recorded two quarterback hurries … Was in on 15 defensive plays, while also seeing action on special teams against William & Mary … Had one hurry while in at tackle at Ohio State … Saw action on defense against East Carolina … Made a tackle his first career start against Georgia Tech … Was in on a sack against Western Michigan … Did not travel for the North Carolina game after re-aggravating a sprained ankle, suffered in practice … Saw limited action at tackle at Pitt … Was in at tackle against Miami and Boston College … Had a tackle while in on defense at Duke … Was in on seven defensive plays at Wake Forest … Saw action on 16 plays on defense against Virginia … Was in for nine snaps on defense against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Was in on 129 plays at defensive tackle, adding 70 special teams plays … Had eight tackles and added four hurries in his debut season … Assisted on a tackle while in on 18 defensive snaps in collegiate debut against Alabama … Was in on defense against Western Carolina … Made a tackle while in at tackle at East Carolina … Had one tackle while in on defense against Marshall … Was in at tackle at Georgia Tech … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams against North Carolina … Made a tackle while in on defense and special teams against Pittsburgh … Was in on defense and special teams against Duke and at Boston College … Had a hurry in the win at Miami … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams against Maryland … Saw action on defense and special teams at Virginia … Had a quarterback hurry in the Sun Bowl … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing … Missed the spring after undergoing right ankle surgery after the bowl game.
2012-13: Signed with Tech in 2012, but deferred his enrollment until January of 2013 … Joined the team in January and went through spring workouts … Worked at tackle during spring practices … Contributed three tackles in the spring game.
High School: A two-time first-team all-state selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for Coach Ralph Potter … A finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football as a senior after recording 40 tackles, including 15 for a loss, and eight sacks despite being slowed with a knee injury … Named to the All-Midstate first team by The Tennessean following his senior season … A Division II-AA Mr. Football Lineman finalist following both his junior and senior seasons … Tallied 50 tackles, including 31 for loss and 17 sacks as a junior … Ranked as the No. 40 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 19 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 player in the state in Tennessee by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 55 defensive end in the country, the No. 226 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Listed as the No. 91 defensive end in the country by Scout.
Personal: William Dennis Baron … Born 8/8/93 in Chicago … Son of William Laboy and Jessica Baron … Has an older brother and a younger brother … The nephew of former Tech defensive tackle Jim Baron … Enrolled in university studies.