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A tough, physical player with outstanding strength … The starter at fullback … Played in all 13 games, starting six … Hasn’t had a rush, but has caught four passes for 21 yards … Also plays on special teams.
2010: Played 16 snaps at fullback and 13 on special teams in the opener … Caught a two passes for 12 yards against JMU … Played 20 snaps against ECU and caught a pass for a 4-yard gain … Started at BC and played 23 snaps … Had 11 plays at fullback and eight on special teams at NC State … Had 27 total plays against Wake Forest, including 15 at fullback … Played 20 snaps at fullback in the GT game and 24 at UNC … Caught an important 5-yard pass for a first down on Tech’s final TD drive at Miami … Was in on 15 offensive snaps against Virginia.
2009: Backed up at fullback and started on the kickoff return and punt teams … Was in for 13 snaps at fullback against Alabama … Added 12 more plays on offense in the Marshall game … Also worked on three special team units, contributing 14 plays … Had five plays at fullback and 13 on special teams against Miami … Returned a kickoff for 13 yards at Duke … Picked up 11 snaps at fullback and 17 on special teams in the BC game … Was in on nine special team plays at Georgia Tech … Had three plays at fullback and eight on special teams against UNC … Contributed eight special team plays at East Carolina … Spent seven plays at fullback and seven on special teams against Maryland … Played 11 snaps at fullback and six on special teams in the NC State game … Saw action on nine plays at fullback and six on special teams during the Virginia game … Saw action in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Tennessee … A Super Iron Hokie during off-season workouts … Set a fullback position record with a 500-pound front squat that was tops on the team … Had a carry for 1 yard in the Maroon-White game.
2008: Played five plays at fullback and eight on special teams against East Carolina, posting a tackle … Was in on nine offensive snaps and eight special team plays during the Furman game … Tore his ACL the following week and was sidelined for the rest of the season … Returned for spring testing and earned Super Iron Hokie honors … Caught an 8-yard touchdown pass during one of the Hokies’ spring scrimmages.
2007: Won the Excalibur Award during the preseason … Started on the punt team and the kickoff return unit … Posted a tackle in the ECU game … Played four snaps at fullback, as well as nine special team downs … Got five snaps at fullback during the William & Mary game … Downed a punt inside the 10 … Saw action on 11 special team plays against UNC and 17 at Clemson … Moved to tight end after the Georgia Tech game … Worked 13 special team plays in the win over FSU … Graded 90 percent on two special team units during the Miami game … Was in on 12 special team plays during the ACC title game … Earned the Excalibur Award again during the off-season program when he had a 420-pound bench press and a 470-pound front squat … Scored on a 1-yard run during one of the team’s spring scrimmages … Picked up 4 yards on a carry in the Maroon-White game.
2006: Practiced at defensive end during the fall … Was in on a pair of tackles in the jayvee win over Hargrave … Bench pressed 400 pounds and had a 600-pound back squat during spring strength and conditioning testing … Worked at fullback during the spring.
High School: Earned all-district honors as a running back for Coach Will Kitchen … Rushed for 591 yards on 67 carries as a senior … Added 392 yards on 41 attempts his junior season … Helped the team to a district title in 2003 … Also competed in baseball, wrestling and track and field.
Personal: Kenny Wayne Younger … Born 5/11/88 in Richmond, VA … Son of Ken and Jamie Younger … Majoring in psychology.