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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Played in six games before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery following the North Carolina game … Was in on 44 total plays, 21 coming at fullback and 23 on special teams … Saw action on special teams and one offensive play in the season-opener against Georgia Tech … Was in on five offensive snaps, while also seeing time on special teams against Austin Peay … Contributed on offense as well as special teams against Cincinnati … Was in on nine special teams plays, returning one kickoff for 12 yards at North Carolina … Had shoulder surgery the following week.
2011: Played in all 14 games, mostly on kickoff return ... Played five snaps on offense and 55 on special teams for a total of 60 ... Saw action on eight plays against Appalachian State, including three on special teams and five at fullback ... Was in on three special teams at ECU ... Worked three speical teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Played three snaps on special teams at Marshall and five against Clemson ... Saw action for six special teams plays in the win over Miami and four more against Wake Forest and BC ... Worked three plays on special teams at Duke ... Contributed for five plays on special teams at Georgia Tech and two more against UNC ... Contributed on a special teams play at Virginia and six more against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
2010: Joined the team as a walk-on … Spent a few practices at free safety before moving to tailback … Worked there while redshirting during the fall … Excelled in the weight room, earning Super Iron Hokie honors … Combined a 370-pound bench press with a 430-pound front squat … Was switched to fullback for spring practice … Caught a 2-yard pass in the first scrimmage work of the spring … Also caught a pass in the Maroon-White game.
High School: Lettered three seasons as a running back and free safety for Coach Jim Patrick at McLean High … Was first-team all-district and all-region as a senior when he rushed for over 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns … Ran for 287 yards and four TDs in an overtime win that season … Returned four kickoffs for touchdowns during his career and finished with over 2,500 yards rushing … Also excelled in baseball.
Personal: Joseph Riley Beiro … Born 4/30/92 in Alexandria, VA … Son of Greg Beiro and Kathylyn Barranco … Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).