- Offensive Lineman
- 6' 6
- 305 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Blessed Sacrament Huguenot
- Richmond, Va.
Updated: August 24, 2016
2015-16: Started and played in all 13 games at right guard … Logged 910 plays with 842 coming on offense and 68 on special teams during the regular season ... Played 68 snaps vs. Ohio State ... Played 48 snaps vs. Furman ... Of the 842 offensive snaps, he played 75 snaps at Purdue ... Logged 83 snaps at East Carolina ... 55 snaps vs. Pittsburgh ... In on 68 snaps vs. N.C. State ... Played 63 snaps at Miami ... Played 106 snaps at Duke ... Played 67 snaps at Boston College ... In on 64 snaps at Georgia Tech ... Played 86 snaps vs. North Carolina ... Logged 59 snaps vs. Virginia.
2014-15: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 … Started nine games at right guard and one at right tackle … Was in on 817 plays, 755 on offense and 62 on special teams … Made the first start of his career at right guard against William & Mary and was in on all 69 offensive snaps … Had six knockdowns while in for every offensive play at Ohio State … Was in on 89 plays on offense and also contributed on special teams against East Carolina … Logged 70 plays at right guard while also contributing on special teams against Georgia Tech … Totaled seven knockdowns while in on 64 snaps against Western Michigan … Had five knockdowns while in on 72 snaps at North Carolina … Logged 66 plays on offense, while also contributing on special teams at Pitt … Was in on 38 plays against Miami … Had four knockdowns while logging 38 offensive snaps against Boston College … Saw limited action on offense, while also contributing on special teams at Duke … Had three knockdowns while in one 34 offensive snaps at Wake Forest … Was in on 46 plays on offense at both guard and tackle while also contributing on special teams against Virginia … Moved out to right tackle and made the start there in Tech’s Military Bowl win over Cincinnati, playing 61 snaps on offense at either tackle or guard … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in spring max testing … Benched 440 pounds to go along with a 575-pound squat, a 390-pound clean and a 405-pound push jerk.
2013-14: Played in five games … Logged 31 plays, 13 on offense and 18 on special teams … Was in on 13 offensive snaps against Western Carolina … Was in on six special teams plays in the win at Miami … Was in on special teams against Maryland, at Virginia and in the Sun Bowl … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing after posting personal bests in the bench press (430), front squat (435) and push jerk (380) … Recorded a team-best 380-pound push jerk in the spring, as well … Set a new Tech offensive tackle record with a 380-pound power clean en route to Super Iron Hokie honors … Earned the Dr. Richard Bullock Award (player who showed the most improvement during spring workouts) for the offense at the end of the spring session.
2012-13: Worked at offensive tackle while taking a redshirt year … Recorded a 370-pound bench press, a 395-pound front squat and a 340-pound jerk to earn Hokie level honors in fall scout team testing … Improved to the Super Iron Hokies level during off-season testing with a 410-pound bench, a 525-pound low box squat and a 370-pound jerk … Spent most of his time at right tackle during the spring.
High School: A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad for Coach Mike Henderson at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot High … A first-team Virginia Independent Schools Division IV all-state selection as an offensive lineman his junior and senior seasons … Also a first-team all-state selection as a defensive lineman as a senior … A first-team All-Met selection at offensive tackle by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior (honorable mention as a junior) … Cleared the way for the Knights’ run-first offense, which carried the ball for more than 2,300 yards his senior year … BSH running backs went to his side about 80 percent of the time … Had 49 tackles on defense … Listed as the No. 54 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 64 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 26 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated the No. 36 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 37 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 113 offensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 142 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 172 player in his region and the No. 37 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Joseph August Conte … Born June 12, 1993 in Richmond, Virginia … Son of Tony and Mary Alice Conte … Father played lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney … Grandfather attended Virginia Tech … Degree in consumer studies, currently attending Graduate School for Instructional Technology.