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Updated: September 9, 2015
2014-15: Started the first nine games of the year before suffering a season-ending injury … Was in on 603 offensive snaps and 40 special teams plays … Made the start at right tackle and tallied seven knockdowns in the opener against William & Mary … Had five knockdowns and was in on every offensive snap at Ohio State … Was in on 89 offensive plays against East Carolina … Didn’t miss a snap and had eight knockdowns against Georgia Tech … Was in on 75 plays while also contributing on special teams against Western Carolina … Had six knockdowns while in on 74 plays on offense at North Carolina … Was in on all 72 offensive snaps at Pitt, finishing with three knockdowns … Was in on all 63 plays on offense against Miami … Saw action on 17 plays against Boston College before suffering a left ankle injury … Posted a 400-pound squat in spring max testing … Earned the President’s Award for most outstanding leadership in spring practice.
2013-14: 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.
2012-13: 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 Oct. 27, 1993 in Greensboro, N.C. … 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 … Majoring in property management.