2011 Honorable Mention All-American by SI.com
2011 ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy Recipient
2011 First-Team All-ACC
2011: A first-team All-ACC selection at offensive tackle ... Earned the ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, becoming the first Hokie to win the honor ... The veteran of the O-line … Finsihed his career with 51 career starts under his belt ... Started all 14 games in 2011 at right tackle ... Played over 900 snaps on offense and 10 on special teams ... Had a knockdown and graded 91 percent on 45 snaps against Appalchian State ... Graded 91 percent with five knockdowns at ECU ... Worked every snap and had four knockdowns while grading out at 88 percent in the win over Arkansas State ... Played all 72 snaps and graded 90 percent with a team-high eight knockdown blocks at Marshall ... Worked 70 offensive snaps and posted seven knockdowns with a 91 percent grade against Clemson ... Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after playing all 66 snaps and grading out at 93 percent with a team-high eight knockdown blocks in the win over Miami ... Graded out at 91 percent with five knockdowns while playing every offensive snap at Wake Forest ... Tied for the team-high with eight knockdowns and had a 90 percent grade against BC ... Went the distance against Duke and had a team-high nine knockdowns while posting a 91 percent grade ... Had a team-high of 11 knockdown and a 94 percent grade at Georgia Tech ... Notched a team-high seven knockdowns against UNC and recorded an 86 percent grade, earning ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second time on the season ... Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second straight week after a dominating performance at Virginia with team-highs of 15 knockdowns and a 90 percent grade ... Led the line with eight knockdowns and a 92 percent grade while going the distance against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game … Finished his career with a start in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Started every game … A second-team All-ACC selection at tackle … Went the distance at right tackle in the opener with Boise State … Also played every offensive snap against JMU … Posted 10 knockdowns in the ECU game … Played every snap at BC with four knockdowns … Led the team with eight knockdowns against NC State … Had six more against Central Michigan … Worked 70 plays against Wake Forest … Played all the offensive snaps against Georgia Tech with five knockdowns … Graded out at 88 percent against UNC with three knockdowns … Also graded 88 percent at Miami with six knockdown blocks … Picked up four knockdowns against Virginia … Collected seven knockdown blocks in the ACC title game against FSU and graded out at 87 percent … Dropped a little weight during the off-season program … Won the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award during the spring for the offensive player who put the team first.
2009: Started every game but one … Played all 51 offensive snaps against Alabama … Made the Winners’ Circle for his play in the Marshall game … Went the distance on offense against Nebraska, making the Winners’ Circle for the second-straight game … Picked up five knockdown blocks against Miami … Sat out the Duke game with an ankle injury … Bounced back with a career-high eight knockdown blocks in the Boston College game … Played every snap at Georgia Tech … Also went the distance against UNC … Had seven knockdowns at East Carolina … Played 66 plays with six knockdown blocks against Maryland … Registered eight knockdowns on 63 snaps against NC State … Was in for 60 plays at Virginia … Started in the Chick-fil-A game … Turned in the fourth-best bench press on the team with a lift of 420 pounds during off-season testing … Shared the Coaches Award for the offensive player who had an exceptional spring with tight end Andre Smith.
2008: Started the first game at right tackle … Played just four plays before suffering a thigh bruise and a bruised kidney … Was forced to sit out two games … Returned to action for 48 snaps against North Carolina … Played every offensive snap at Nebraska, with four knockdown blocks … Went the distance on offense again in the WKU game with three knockdowns over 70 plays … Played every snap with three knockdowns at BC … Posted six knockdowns against FSU … Led the team with seven knockdowns in the Maryland game and followed that with five at Miami … Played every offensive snap against Duke … Had two knockdown blocks against Virginia and added two more in the ACC title game against BC … Earned Iron Hokie honors over the off-season … His 351-pound jerk tied for second-best among the offensive linemen.
2007: Bench pressed 410 pounds during freshman testing … Dressed for several of the Hokies’ early games as a backup at right tackle … Was held out of action and redshirted … Turned in the top front squat among the offensive linemen during the winter at 480 pounds … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors … Won the Paul Torgersen Award as the top offensive newcomer during spring practice.
High School: Ranked the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Lettered three seasons as an offensive and defensive tackle for Coach Sean O’Hare … Named a second-team All-Metro offensive tackle by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Was first-team All-Dominion District at offensive tackle and second team at defensive tackle his final year … An all-academic performer in the Dominion District his junior season … A member of the Rivals250 Team … Listed as the No. 21 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 42 offensive tackle in the country by Scout … Listed as the No. 10 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar … Was the Dominion District and Central Region champion in the shot put his junior year, finishing third overall in the state.
Personal: Blake Edward DeChristopher … Born 9/8/88 at Dover AFB, DE … Son of Robert and Reneé DeChristopher … Graduated with a degree in sociology during the spring and is currently working on a second undergraduate degree in psychology.