Updated: September 9, 2015
2014-15: Was redshirted … Posted a 355-pound bench press and a 400-pound squat in spring max testing … Earned the Dr. Richard Bullock Award for the most improvement in spring practice.
2013-14: Enrolled in January, 2014 after graduating from high school early … Went through spring practice with the Hokies … Started at defensive end, but was moved inside to tackle early on.
High School: Lettered four times at Massaponax High for Coach Eric Ludden … Missed most of his senior season with a broken foot … Was invited to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, but couldn’t play due to injury … Was ranked as the No. 29 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 27 strongside defensive end in the nation and the No. 19 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 14 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 10 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 86 defensive end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 33 defensive end in the country, the No. 44 player in his region and the No. 13 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … The district’s defensive player of the year as a junior … Named first-team all-area by The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star and first-team all-state …Threw the shot put and discus on the track team, advancing to regionals both years … Played two years of ultimate frisbee as a forward, helping the team win the district title his sophomore year.
Personal: Vincent Jules Mihota … Born July 18, 1996 in Carmichaels, Pa. … Son of John and Valerie Mihota … His older brother, Anthony, was a starting center for Virginia’s football team … Has a younger brother, Louis … Father was a Division III All-American at IUP and brother was an All-ACC selection … Majoring in electrical engineering.