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Updated: June 4, 2014
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 6/12/93 in Richmond, VA … Son of Tony and Mary Alice Conte … Father played lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney … Grandfather attended Virginia Tech … Majoring in apparel, housing and resources management with a concentration in consumer studies.