Suffered a torn Achilles tendon last summer after enjoying an outstanding 2008 spring practice … Returned to the field this past spring and began working his way into form … Needs to continue that work over the summer … Has the desire and work ethic to be successful … Joined the team as a walk-on and earned a scholarship … Coaches still feel he can be an asset for the Hokies this fall.
2008: Suffered a torn Achilles tendon … Missed the entire season … Worked his way back for spring practice … Caught a 4-yard pass during the first full spring scrimmage.
2007: Played in 13 games, working with four different special team units … Also provided depth at flanker … Was in for three offensive plays in the opening game and for 12 at LSU … Also saw special team duty in both games, returning a kickoff 23 yards against the Tigers … Was in for seven plays on offense and four on special teams against Ohio … Had 24 plays at receiver and 13 more on special teams against W&M … Had a tackle on special teams at Clemson … Worked four plays at receiver and 10 on special teams against Duke … Contributed a tackle during 12 special team plays against Boston College … Played four snaps at receiver and seven on special teams at GT … Was in on 13 special team plays, grading 100 percent on one unit … Worked at receiver for three plays against Miami … Was in on a special team tackle at Virginia … Turned in the fastest 40 time on the team with a 4.28 clocking during the off-season workouts … Hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass during the Maroon-White game … Also set up a field goal with a 49-yard run on a reverse.
2006: Dressed for several games, but did not see any action with the varsity squad … Hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass in a jayvee win over Fork Union … Posted a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.37 clocking in the 40 … Caught five passes for 71 yards during the first spring scrimmage … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the best offensive newcomer of the spring.
2005: Got a look at both wide receiver spots while redshirting … Registered a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during spring max testing … Spent time at the flanker position during spring practice.
High School: Lettered four times in football at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver for Coach James Gilbert … Named region and district player of the year as a senior … Also named all-state, all-region and all-district in his career … Rushed for 650 yards and passed for 380 yards during his senior season … Had 16 all-purpose touchdowns … Recorded 35 tackles and six interceptions … Named team captain as a junior and a senior … Also lettered four times in basketball and track and field … Won 2005 state championship in the 100 and 200 meters … Also named state Runner of the Year … A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Brandon Antonio Dillard … Born 2/3/87 in Martinsville, VA … Son of Anthony and Linda Dillard … Graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).
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