Updated: October 7, 2014
2014-15: Saw action on defense and special teams in the opener against William & Mary … Made a tackle while in on special teams at Ohio State … Tore the meniscus in his left knee prior to the Georgia Tech game … Had surgery on Sept. 23 … Missed the Western Michigan and North Carolina games.
2013-14: Played in 12 games … Was in on 83 special teams plays, making 11 tackles … Made three tackles on special teams against Western Carolina … Added a tackle while in on special teams at East Carolina … Made two tackles on special teams against Marshall … Saw action on special teams at Georgia Tech and against North Carolina … Played on special teams in the win over Pittsburgh … Made a tackle while in on 12 special teams plays at Boston College … Saw action on 11 special teams plays at Miami … Made a tackle while in on special teams against Maryland … Had two tackles while in on 12 special teams plays at Virginia … Set a new program record for inside linebackers with a 4.40 40-yard dash in spring testing.
2012-13: Worked at whip linebacker while taking a redshirt year … Recorded a 385-pound bench press, a 390-pound front squat and a 310-pound push jerk to earn Super Iron Hokie honors in fall scout team testing … Switched to the backer position for spring practice … Was in on five tackles, including two for losses, during the final spring scrimmage … Also in on two tackles behind the line in the spring game.
High School: A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad for Coach Robert Ledford at South View High … Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Named the All-Mid-South 4-A Conference defensive player of the year as a senior … Recorded 155 tackles his senior season … Tallied 144 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a junior … Earned All-Mid-South 4-A Conference honors as a defensive back his junior year … Registered 88 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore … Left high school holding the school record for career tackles with 389 … Listed as the No. 38 safety in the country by Scout … Listed as the No. 57 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 24 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 59 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 23 player in his state by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 36 player in the state of North Carolina by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 67 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 284 player in his region and the No. 23 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Rated the No. 23 player in the state of North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer following his senior season.
Personal: Dahman Jae McKinnon … Born 10/20/93 in Fort Knox, KY … Son of Rahman and Anna McKinnon … Has a younger brother and a younger sister … Majoring in human development.