- Offensive Tackle
- 6' 5
- 309 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Stone Bridge
- Ashburn, Va.
Anchors the offensive line from his left tackle position … Finished the 2008 season strong with impressive performances in the ACC Championship game and the Orange Bowl … Carried that over to both the off-season program and spring workouts … Played faster and was more physical … Continues to benefit from his athleticism … Has started 21 consecutive games dating back to the 2007 season … Saw action on more plays last season than any other member of the Tech team … Moved from right tackle to left tackle for the 2008 season … Began his Tech career as a tight end … A key player for the Hokies in 2009.
2008: Started every game, seeing action on over 960 snaps … Played every offensive snap in the opener against ECU … Also went the distance in the Georgia Tech and UNC games … Played all 70 offensive snaps at Nebraska and graded 83 percent … Added 70 more snaps in the WKU game … Was in for all 69 offensive snaps at Boston College … Played all 60 downs against FSU … Picked up four knockdown blocks in the Maryland game … Played all 70 offensive snaps against Duke … Graded 88 percent with three knockdowns in the Virginia game … Added four knockdowns during the Hokies’ ACC Championship game win over BC … His 341-pound clean was second-best among the offensive linemen during off-season testing … Earned the Team United Award as the offensive player who put the team first during spring practice.
2007: Suffered a broken fibula during the preseason and underwent surgery … Returned to practice in late September … Dressed for the Clemson game but did not play … Started at right tackle against Duke and played every offensive snap with two knockdown blocks … Also went the distance on offense against BC with a pair of knockdowns … Played all 79 offensive downs at Georgia Tech … Had six knockdown blocks while playing all 78 snaps against FSU … Added 66 more plays in the Miami game … Sprained an ankle at Virginia, but still played 73 snaps … Came back to play all 71 snaps against BC in the ACC title game … Also went the distance during the Orange Bowl game … Turned in personal-bests in three of the four major lifts during off-season strength and conditioning workouts … Moved to left tackle for spring practice.
2006: Played 10 plays at tight end during the season opener with Northeastern … Started in a two-tight end set at UNC … Had a knockdown block in the Duke game … Saw action on 28 offensive snaps and five special team plays against Georgia Tech … Was in for three plays against USM and seven versus Clemson … Got six snaps at Miami … Practiced at tackle following an injury to Brandon Frye … Played nine snaps at tight end against Kent State … Was in for 30 plays in the Wake Forest game and contributed a pair of knockdown blocks … Saw action on 27 plays in the Virginia game … Began taking some snaps at tackle during practice late in the season … Added weight during the off-season … Turned in a 341-pound push jerk … Began practicing solely at tackle when spring practice opened.
2005: Worked at tight end during a redshirt year his first season … Turned in a 400-pound back squat during scout team maxing in the fall … Posted a 314-pound push jerk during spring testing … Caught two passes for 28 yards in the Hokies’ first spring scrimmage.
High School: Selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year … A three-year starter for Coach Mickey Thompson at Stone Bridge … Grabbed 30 passes as a tight end his senior season, helping the team to an 11-1 record … Named to the Virginia All-Group AA second-team all-state team by The Associated Press as a tight end … Named to the Virginia All-Group AA first-team all-state team by the VHSCA as a tight end … Earned All-Dulles District honors as a tight end and a defensive end … Ranked the No. 7 player in the state by The Roanoke Times … Rated the No. 14 tight end in the nation and the No. 10 player in the state by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 18 player in the state by
scout.com … Rated the No. 26 tight end in the nation by collegefootballnews.com … Ranked the No. 65 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com … Rated the No. 100 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report as a defensive lineman … Named to PrepStar’s postseason All-Atlantic Region team.
Personal: Ed Wang … Born 3/12/87 in Fairfax, VA … Son of Robert and Nancy Wang … His parents were both members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970s … Has graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).