2011: Played in 13 games ... Played 69 snaps on defense and 66 on special teams for a total of 135 ... Assisted on three tackles, had half a tackle for loss and a QB hurry against Appalachian State ... Was in on four special teams plays at ECU ... Worked five plays on special teams in the win over Arkansas State ... Played six snaps on special teams in the win at Marshall ... Picked up five plays on the D-line against Clemson, while also working on special teams ... Worked 11 plays at defensive tackle in the win over Miami ... Credited with a hurry at Wake Forest ... Was in for seven plays at defensive tackle against BC and six more on special teams ... Worked seven plays at Duke, including four at tackle ... Tallied five snaps on special teams against UNC ... Had a tackle at Virginia on 10 total snaps ... Registered three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and his first career sack for six lost yards in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson.
2010: Worked at tackle but saw only brief duty … Was slowed by a high ankle sprain early … Saw his first action against Central Michigan with six plays … Picked up eight plays at tackle in the Duke game … Bench pressed 380 during off-season testing and had a 30-inch vertical jump … Posted three tackles during one spring scrimmage and two during another … Had a tackle behind the line in the Maroon-White game.
2009: Was in for three plays at end against Marshall … Played three defensive snaps and three special team plays in the Boston College game … Turned in a 430-pound back squat during off-season testing … Moved inside to tackle after six spring practices … Was in on four tackles and forced a fumble during the Hokies’ first major spring scrimmage … Contributed two tackles and recovered a fumble in the Maroon-White game.
2008: Worked at end while redshirting … Contributed five tackles during the team’s first full scrimmage in the spring … Added a sack and two stops in the final full scrimmage … Was in on two tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss, during the Maroon-White game.
High School: An all-state performer for Coach Jeff Berry … Ranked the No. 19 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 35 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 23 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Rated the No. 118 defensive end in the country and the No. 22 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Named second-team Group AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by The Associated Press his senior year … A first-team All-Northwest selection at defensive end his senior year … An honorable mention All-Met choice along the defensive line by The Washington Post … Recorded eight sacks in helping his team to a district championship … Had eight sacks as a junior … A three-sport athlete (football, basketball and discus/shot put).
Personal: Isaiah David Hamlette … Born 3/20/90 in Oklahoma … Son of John and Diane Hamlette … A psychology major.