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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012 Coaches All-ACC Honorable Mention
2012: An honorable mention Coaches All-ACC selection ... Started all 13 games ... Played 925 plays, including 867 offensive snaps and 58 special teams plays ... In on all 72 offensive snaps in first career start, grading out at 84-percent in the opener against Georgia Tech ... Played 55 snaps against Austin Peay, grading out at 81 percent ... Played all 57 offensive snaps while also appearing on special teams at Pittsburgh ... Graded out at 85 percent, playing 67 snaps against Bowling Green ... Graded out at 89 percent while in on 65 offensive plays as well as special teams ... Was in on all 80 offensive plays, also contributing on special teams at North Carolina ... Had four knockdowns against Duke ... Was in on all 79 snaps at Clemson ... Graded out at 83 percent, playing 55 snaps at Miami ... In on 72 plays, graded out at 88 percent against Florida State ... Played 83 offensive snaps, and tallied three knockdowns at Boston College ... Was in on 95 offensive plays, grading out at 85 percent, while also contributing on special teams against Virginia ... Made the start against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011: Played in 12 games ... Played 49 snaps on offense and 67 on special teams ... Graded out at 86 percent on 30 snaps against Appalachian State ... Played eight special teams snaps at ECU ... Worked five special teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Saw action on six special teams plays and three offensive snaps at Marshall ... Saw brief time on special teams against Clemson ... Worked six plays on special teams in the wins over Miami and Wake Forest ... Played five snaps on offense against BC ... Saw action for three plays on special teams at Duke and five more at Georgia Tech ... Worked six snaps on special teams against UNC ... Tallied 11 plays on offense at Virginia and had a knockdown block.
2010: Played in four games … Worked as a backup at right guard but did not see his first game action until the Central Michigan game … Posted two knockdowns in his three snaps against Central Michigan … Got a season-high 19 snaps against Wake Forest … Played nine downs against Duke … Was in for three snaps in the Virginia game … Excelled in the off-season program with a 465-pound bench press and 485-pound front squat … Also registered the best time in the 40 among the offensive linemen at 4.74 seconds … Moved outside to tackle for spring practice.
2009: Saw his first action of the season in the Maryland game … Picked up four snaps at guard … Had two plays on offense during the NC State game … Got three snaps in the win at Virginia … Posted the top bench press (445), second-best push jerk (361) and third-best back squat (535) on the team on the way to Iron Hokie honors during the off-season program … Was injured during the team’s first major spring scrimmage and was forced to sit out the final eight practices.
2008: Worked at defensive tackle while redshirting in the fall … Turned in the second-best bench press on the team during off-season testing with a lift of 415 pounds … Moved to offense for spring practice … Practiced at right guard.
High School: A SuperPrep All-American for Coach Dealton Cotton at Maury High … Ranked the No. 4 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 80 player on the Scout Top 100 … Rated the No. 81 overall prospect in the country by CSTV.com’s Tom Lemming … Ranked the No. 4 offensive guard in the country by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 14 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 5 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Rated the No. 23 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 3 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com …Rated the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Named first-team Group AAA all-state as an offensive tackle by The Associated Press his senior year … Earned first-team All-Tidewater and first-team All-Eastern District honors on the offensive line as both a junior and senior … Also was second-team all-district as a defensive tackle … Named to the G&W Recruiting Report Preseason ACC Area Offensive Team … Earned AP Group AAA first-team all-state honors his junior season.
Personal: Vinston Eric Painter … Born 10/11/89 in Norfolk, VA … Son of Inez Painter … Cousin is Tech receiver Randall Dunn … Graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).