- Tight End
- 6' 3
- 283 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Oscar Smith
- Chesapeake, Va.
The Hokies will continue to ask and expect more from this talented senior … Returns as the starting tight end but has lined up at a number of different spots, including quarterback in Tech’s “Wild Turkey” formation … A big target who is hard to bring down … Does good things with the ball in his hands … Will be looked to as more of a leader this year … Came to Tech as a quarterback and spent some time working with the quarterbacks during spring practice.
2008: Started every game but one … Third on the team in receptions and yardage with 22 catches for 278 yards … Ran the football 21 times for 76 yards and one TD … Played 42 offensive snaps and eight special team plays in the opener with East Carolina … Rushed three times for 4 yards and had one catch for 9 yards … Had a 5-yard reception against Furman … Caught two passes for 13 yards in the Georgia Tech game … Turned in a 5-yard catch and a pair of knockdown blocks at UNC … Played 59 snaps at Nebraska, catching two passes for 33 yards … Hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass against WKU … Was on the receiving end of two passes for 24 yards at FSU … Got some practice time at quarterback the week after Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon suffered ankle injuries against the Seminoles … Saw some action at QB against Maryland, as well as starting at tight end and playing briefly as a running back … Caught a 5-yard TD pass from Sean Glennon and had two catches for 31 yards … Also ran the football six times for 22 yards … Picked up two catches for 25 yards at Miami … Ran five times for 25 yards against Duke from Tech’s “Wild Turkey” shotgun formation … Also had two catches for 33 yards … Rushed three times as a quarterback against Virginia, scoring a TD on a 4-yard run … Added two receptions for 29 yards and had an incomplete pass … Played 57 snaps at tight end in the ACC title game against BC, catching one pass for 3 yards … Grabbed three passes for 41 yards and picked up 19 yards rushing on two carries against Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl … Set a tight end record for the back squat during the off-season at 620 pounds … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors … Caught three passes for 30 yards and a TD in one spring scrimmage and had three for 51 yards in another … Also spent some time with the quarterbacks.
2007: Had 11 catches for 167 yards for an average of 15.2 yards a grab, which was second best on the team … Started on the extra point and field goal teams, as well as the punting unit … Started in a two tight end set at LSU but saw action on just 10 plays … Made a nice diving catch for a 32-yard gain against Ohio … Had a 14-yard grab against W&M … Was in for 14 special team plays against UNC and made a tackle … Contributed a team-high 20 special team plays at Clemson and also saw action at tight end … Graded 90 percent on 22 plays at Duke … Had a career-best three catches in the BC game for 30 yards … Played 50 snaps and caught two passes for 14 yards against GT … Played 48 snaps and hauled in a 16-yard pass against Florida State … Had a tackle on punt coverage against Miami … Was in for a career-high 60 plays at Virginia … Caught a 17-yard pass during the ACC title game win over BC and chipped in a tackle on special teams, giving him four for the season … Grabbed two passes for 44 yards in the Orange Bowl … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts … Won the George Preas Award as the offensive MVP of spring practice.
2006: Accepted a move from quarterback to tight end during the preseason … Started and played 39 plays against Northeastern … Caught one pass for 5 yards … Started and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Ike Whitaker against North Carolina … Was in for 29 plays against Duke and had a knockdown block … Started and played 43 offensive snaps against Cincinnati … Had a reception for nine yards … Played 34 snaps at BC and 39 versus USM, but did not have a catch in either game … Picked up 23 snaps in both the Clemson and Miami games … Injured his ankle after 13 plays against Kent State … Missed the Wake Forest game … Had one play on special teams against Virginia … Caught five passes for 68 yards and one TD on the season … Caught a 10-yard pass in the bowl game against Georgia … Saw action on 288 plays at tight end and 72 on special teams in the regular season … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts and was named the most improved offensive player of the spring.
2005: Was redshirted … Worked at quarterback with the scout team … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the weight room during off-season workouts … Set a position record for the push jerk at 334 pounds … Bench pressed 355 pounds and had a back squat of 535 … Was 2-for-2 in the spring game for 13 yards … Scrambled for a 6-yard gain on one of his four carries.
High School: Named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep, which also rated him the No. 15 quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in the state of Virginia … Passed for 1,285 yards, rushed for 949 yards and accounted for 35 touchdowns his senior year for Coach Richard Morgan at Oscar Smith … Named first-team all-state by both The Associated Press and the VHSCA … Rated the No. 5 player in the state by The Roanoke Times … Was named the Southeastern District Offensive Player of the Year … Guided Oscar Smith to its first outright district title in 40 years and a 10-0 regular season … Accounted for 334 of the Tigers’ 335 yards in a 40-39 loss to Landstown in the Eastern Region Division 6 championship game … Rated the No. 36 athlete in the nation and the No. 12 player in the state by rivals.com … Rated the No. 36 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report … Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com … Ranked the No. 40 linebacker in the nation and the No. 8 player in the state by scout.com … Named to PrepStar’s postseason All-Atlantic Region team … Listed first-team All-Tidewater by The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot … Named first-team all-district at quarterback and second-team all-district at defensive back and punter as a senior … Named first-team all-region … Was first-team all-Tidewater at defensive back as a junior … Earned first-team all-district honors as a junior.
Personal: Greg Eugene Boone … Born 9/14/86 in Norfolk, VA … Son of Nora and Larry Evans … Enrolled in sociology.