- Defensive End
- 6' 5
- 264 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Fredericksburg, Va.
Updated: April 11, 2017
2016-17: Played in 13 games, making 13 starts ... Recorded 43 tackles including 7.0 for loss and 2.0 sacks ... Defended three passes, had three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick ... Recorded four tackles against Liberty ... Made one stop against Tennessee ... Had two tackles against Boston College ... Made a stop against ECU ... Recorded five tackles against North Carolina ... Tallied six tackles and blocked a kick against Syracuse ... Had two sacks and five tackles against Miami ... Had four tackles against Pittsburgh ... Made one tackle against Duke ... Recorded 10 tackles against Georgia Tech ... Made two stops versus Notre Dame ... Recorded two tackles against Clemson in the ACC Championship game.
2015-16: Played in 12 games, making one start … Logged 193 plays, including 138 as defensive tackle and 55 on special teams during the regular season … Registered 12 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble … Made two tackles versus Ohio State and Furman … Appeared in the games at Purdue and East Carolina … Blocked a kick versus Pittsburgh … Took the field against NC State … Had two tackles with 0.5f tackles for loss at Miami … Tallied one tackle against Duke … Appeared in the game at Georgia Tech … Collected two tackles with 1.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble against North Carolina … Had first collegiate start at Virginia ... Made three tackles with a sack and 1.0 tackles for loss in the Independence Bowl against Tulsa.
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.