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Updated: January 10, 2014
2013: A second-team freshman All-American by College Football News … Started all 13 games … Was in on 896 plays, 852 on offense and 44 on special teams … Had 39 knockdown blocks … Became the first true freshman to start the season opener at left tackle under Frank Beamer and was in on 60 offensive snaps against Alabama … Logged 58 offensive snaps and the start at left tackle against Western Carolina … Was in on all 77 snaps at East Carolina … Didn’t miss an offensive snap, logging 89 at left tackle against Marshall … Didn’t miss a snap, in on all 55 plays at left tackle at Georgia Tech … Was in on 64 plays between offense and special teams in the win over North Carolina … Didn’t miss a snap at left tackle, while also contributing on special teams against Pittsburgh … Made the start and was in on 87 offensive snaps against Duke … Was in on 72 snaps at left tackle at Boston College … Logged 79 snaps on offense while also contributing on special teams in the win at Miami … Didn’t miss a snap on offense, in on all 70 plays against Maryland … Was in on 75 snaps at left tackle at Virginia …Played all 77 offensive snaps in the Sun Bowl.
2012: Enrolled at Virginia Tech in January, 2013 after spending a semester at Fork Union Military … Went through off-season workouts with the team … Worked at the left tackle position during spring drills … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the top offensive newcomer of spring practice.
Prep School: Spent one semester playing for Coach John Shuman at Fork Union Military … Rated as the No. 14 prep player in the country by Rivals … Ranked the No. 27 prep player in the country, the No. 3 prep offensive tackle and the No. 19 prep player in Virginia by 247Sports.
High School: A Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas selection his senior year of high school … Was listed as the No. 19 player in South Carolina by Rivals … Was rated the No. 69 offensive tackle in the country by Scout … Was ranked as the No. 96 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 24 player in his state by 247Sports … Was rated as the No. 92 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 372 player in his region and the No. 28 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Jonathan Lamont McLaughlin, Jr. … Born 10/27/93 in Greensboro, NC … Son of Jonathan, Sr., and Connie McLaughlin … Has a younger brother and an older sister … Cousin of former Hokie players Orion and Cam Martin … Had perfect attendance for all 12 years of school … Enrolled in university studies.