Helps provide extra depth at the tight end position … Also works with a number of special team units … Played in eight games, registering a tackle on special teams.
2010: Saw brief special team action against Boise State, ECU and BC … Picked up a tackle while working seven special team plays against Central Michigan … Played four snaps at tight end against Wake Forest … Got five plays on special teams at UNC … Worked two snaps at tight end against Virginia … Got in briefly in the ACC Championship Game against FSU.
2009: Saw action on special teams with four plays against Alabama … Was in on a tackle against Marshall while playing on the punt team … Picked up another special team tackle in the Nebraska game … Picked up two snaps at tight end in the Boston College game … Played briefly at tight end during the NC State game … Also got three plays on offense at Virginia … Saw brief special team action against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Had personal bests in three of the four major lifts during off-season testing.
2008: Spent time working with the punt, kickoff return and extra point and field goal units … Also practiced with the tight ends … Caught a 6-yard pass in the Hokies’ first scrimmage of the spring.
2007: Enrolled at Tech after spending a year at the University of Richmond … Joined the team when classes started … Worked at tight end while sitting out the season … Caught a 10-yard pass during one of the Hokies’ spring scrimmages.
High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Greg Mance at Richlands … Set school records for catches and receiving yards in a season when he hauled in 40 passes for 737 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … Earned all-district and all-region honors … Helped his team to a pair of region championships … Also played basketball and baseball.
Personal: David Robert Stanton … Born 12/29/87 in Richlands, VA … Son of David and Valerie Stanton … Majoring in history.