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Colas, Wilds Selected For All-Star Game
Seniors named to roster of Las Vegas All-American Classic

An experienced defensive end with all-star potential ... His ability to put pressure on the quarterback and to make big plays will be important elements in Tech's defense this fall ... Possesses a combination of speed and power that makes him hard to handle on the corner ... Should be ready to go after undergoing surgery during the spring to repair a patella tendon ... Did not participate in contact work during the spring ... Has played in 36 games, including 13 as a starter ... Led the team in quarterback hurries and tackles for loss in 2002 ... Shared the team lead in sacks with nine ... A Super Iron Hokie in the weight room who bench presses 410 pounds and runs a sub-4.5 forty ... Has shown steady improvement during his time at Tech ... Mixes a good attitude with aggressiveness and great athletic ability ... Spent a good portion of his high school career as a running back ... Will be looked to for leadership and a big senior season ...

2003: Has 29 solo stops and five assists ... Included in those 34 stops are 5.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss ... Also has 14 quarterback hurries and four forced fumbles ... Had one tackle, which was a sack, against UCF ... Also had a quarterback hurry, a forced fumble and a pass broken up ... Had four solo tackles and an assist against JMU ... Included in those five tackles were a tackles for loss and a sack ... Had two solo stops and an assist against Texas A&M ... Had three QB hurries ... Registered two solo stops and a quarterback hurry in the win over UConn ... Was suspended for the Rutgers game ... Did not start against Syracuse, but recorded three solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry ... Recorded two solo tackles, both of which were for a loss, two assisted stops and a quarterback hurry at West Virginia ... Had a solo tackle, four quarterback hurries and a forced fumble against No. 2 Miami ... Registered six solo tackles, 1.5 sacks, a quarterback hurry and forced a fumble at Pittsburgh ... Tallied six solo tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, as well an assist and two quarterback hurries at Temple ... Had two solo tackles, one which was for a loss, and a quarterback hurry against Boston College ...

2002: Led the defensive ends in the bench press (410), back squat (600) and the push jerk (370) during preseason testing ... Started in nine games ... Led the team with 24 quarterback hurries ... Tied for the team lead with nine sacks ... Had 34 solo tackles and 17 assists ... Included in those 51 tackles were a team-high 19 tackles for loss ... Also had a pass broken up ... Played just 10 snaps against Arkansas State ... Had a solo tackle, which was for a loss, and a quarterback hurry ... Had four quarterback hurries against LSU ... Also had a solo stop and a sack against the Tigers ... Recorded two solo tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win over Marshall ... Earned the start at Texas A&M ... Recorded three solo stops, a sack and two quarterback hurries ... Registered four solo stops, an assist, two tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and four quarterback hurries at Western Michigan ... Had two tackles, including one for a loss, caused a fumble and recorded half a sack in the win at Boston College ... Had two stops on defense, along with a sack and three quarterback hurries against Rutgers ... Also had an assisted stop on special teams ... Recorded two solo stops, an assist, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries against Temple ... Had a solo tackle and three assists against Pittsburgh ... Also had a tackle for loss, two quarterback hurries and caused an interception ... Got the start at Syracuse, recording five solo tackles, six assists and a quarterback hurry ... Included in that total were a tackle for loss and half a sack ... Tallied three solo tackles and three assists, including a tackle for loss, against West Virginia ... Recorded six solo tackles in the win over Virginia ... Included in that total were a tackle for loss and three sacks ... Also had two quarterback hurries, a pass broken up and a forced fumble ... Had two solo tackles, one of which was for a loss, in Tech's bowl win over Air Force ... Underwent surgery to alleviate some tendonitis in his knee before spring practice began ... Was held out of contact work ...

2001: Saw action in every game ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the preseason testing session ... Finished the season with 22 solo stops and 15 assists ... Posted 10 tackles for loss, including 3.5 sacks ... Registered a team-high 17 QB hurries, along with a pass broken up and a forced fumble ... Recorded three tackles, two assists and a hurry in the opener against UConn ... Saw action on 20 defensive plays, recording a tackle, against Western Michigan ... Finished with two tackles, an assist, a forced fumble and a sack at Rutgers ... Had two solo stops, two assists and two hurries against UCF ... Had two assists and a hurry against Boston College ... Was in on five tackles against Syracuse ... Played a great game at Pittsburgh, recording six solo stops, three tackles for loss, two QB hurries and a sack ... Got his first career start at Temple and played a season-high 37 defensive snaps ... Compiled three tackles and three QB hurries in that game ... Recorded four solo stops, three TFL, two QB hurries and 1.5 sacks at Virginia ... Had two solo stops, an assist, a tackle behind the line and three QB hurries against No. 1 Miami ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors again during spring testing ... Set personal bests with a 600-pound back squat and a 360-pound push jerk ... Posted three sacks in one spring scrimmage and two in another ... Added a sack and three tackles in the annual Maroon-White game ...

2000: Saw playing time in 10 of the Hokies' 11 regular-season games ... Was in on two tackles against Akron in his first collegiate game ... Contributed three tackles and a quarterback hurry against East Carolina ... Turned in a personal-best four tackles in the Rutgers game ... Posted three-tackle outings against both Pittsburgh and UCF ... Added QB hurries at Miami and Central Florida ... Played a season-high 30 defensive plays against Rutgers and 27 versus UCF ... Finished the season with 20 tackles and four hurries ... Saw playing time against Clemson in the Gator Bowl ... Gained Super Iron Hokie honors during off-season strength and conditioning work ... Posted career-bests in six categories during spring testing, including a 550-pound back squat, a 341-pound push jerk and a 4.41 time in the 40 ... He led the defensive ends with a 34-inch vertical jump ... Posted three tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Collected two tackles in the Maroon-White game ... Underwent hernia surgery in May ...

1999: A redshirt who spent the fall working at outside linebacker ... Earned Iron Hokie honors during scout team testing in November ... Improved his bench press from 300 pounds to 380 pounds by the time spring testing ended ... Also added more than 20 pounds ... Moved to defensive end when spring practice opened ... Contributed a sack in the Hokies' opening scrimmage ... Also posted a sack in the Maroon-White spring game ...

High School: Played several different positions for Coach Dan Margurit at South Plantation, including fullback and defensive end ... Rushed for 1,064 yards and 11 TDs as a senior ... Had 197 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a game during his senior season ... Also saw action on defense, contributing 20 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries ... Helped team to a 9-3 record and the second round of the Class 5A playoffs ... A postseason All-America pick by PrepStar, which named him the No. 15 running back in the SEC Region ... Rated the No. 14 prospect in Broward County by The Miami Herald ... Was in on 50 tackles, including four sacks, his junior year ... Registered career totals of 1,268 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground ... Starred as a sprinter in track ... Finished third in the state in both the 100 and 200-meters his junior year ... Turned in a best time of 10.49 in the 100-meters, 21.3 in the 200-meters and 41.2 in the 400-meters ... Won the state 100-meter outdoor title as a senior ...

Personal: Cols Colas, Jr. ... Born 5/16/80 in Miami, FL ... Son of Evelyne Colas ... Enrolled in residential property management.

TacklesGUTATTot.LossSacks
200010614200-00-0
20011122153710-583.5-42
20021434175119-749-48
2003 11 30 5 35 13-52 6.5-37
Career 46 92 51 143 42-184 19-127
2003 Tackles Game-by-Game
UCF   1 0 1 1-6 1.0-6
James Madison   4 1 5 2-7 1.0-6
Texas A&M   2 1 3 0-0 0.0-0
Connecticut   2 0 2 1-1 0.0-0
Rutgers Did Not Play
Syracuse   3 0 3 1-4 1.0-4
West Virginia   2 2 4 2-9 0.0-0
Miami   1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0
Pittsburgh   6 0 6 2-7 1.5-7
Temple   6 1 7 2-12 1.0-9
Boston College   2 0 2 1-1 0.0-0
Virginia   1 0 1 1-5 1.0-5


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