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Is listed as the No. 10 inside linebacker in the nation by The Sporting News heading into the 2003 season ... Should be full strength after undergoing ankle surgery during the spring ... Proved to be an integral part of Tech's defense last year in his first season as a starter ... Left a big void when he missed games against Temple, Pittsburgh and Syracuse with a sprained ankle ... A physical player with outstanding strength and speed ... Knows the Tech system ... Is productive against both the run and the pass ... Finished fourth on the team in tackles in 2002 despite missing the three games ... Also contributed three pass interceptions ... Has worked hard to improve his game ... Attained Elite Athlete status in the spring of 2002 ... Set a Tech position record for inside linebackers with a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump during the fall ... Tech's coaches have high expectations for him this fall as both a playmaker and a leader ...

2003: Has registered 49 solo stops and 38 assists ... Included in those 87 tackles are eight tackles for loss and a sack ... Also has 11 quarterback hurries, an interception, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles ... Recorded six total tackles in the opener against UCF ... Had four solo stops and a sack ... Also had two quarterback hurries, caused an interception and forced a fumble ... Had an assisted stop, a quarterback hurry and a "big hit" against JMU ... Had six solo stops and two assists against Texas A&M ... Had two tackles for loss and two QB hurries ... Registered three solo tackle and three assists, including two tackles for loss, and a QB hurry in the win over UConn ... Recorded five solo tackles and five assists at Rutgers ... Also had a quarterback and his first interception of the year, a one-handed grab ... Registered four solo tackles, including one for loss, and two assists against Syracuse ... Had five solo tackles and seven assists at West Virginia ... Also recovered a fumble and returned it 18 yards, where he lateralled it to Vincent Fuller, who took it 50 yards for a touchdown ... Had six solo tackles and seven assists against No. 2 Miami ... Registered five solo tackles, two assists, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble at Pittsburgh ... Tallied four solo tackle, two assists and two quarterback hurries at Temple ... Played 74 snaps against Boston College, recording seven solo tackles, five assists and a forced interception ...

2002: Played in 11 games, starting all of them ... Recorded 54 solo stops and 17 assisted tackles on the season ... Included in those 71 stops were three tackles for loss ... Also had three interceptions, three QB hurries, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... Made his first career start in the opener against Arkansas State ... Had two assists in that game ... Recorded five solo stops, four assists and two quarterback hurries against LSU ... Also had an interception in that game ... Had five solo tackles and two assists in the win over Marshall ... Also had a tackle for loss and recovered a fumble while recording a solo stop on special teams ... Registered five solo stops, including one for a loss, and an assist in the win at Texas A&M ... Recorded seven solo tackles and recovered a fumble at Western Michigan ... Registered seven solo tackles in the win at Boston College ... Had three solo tackles before leaving the Rutgers game early with a sprained ankle and shin contusions ... Missed the next three games with the injury ... Returned for the West Virginia game and didn't miss a beat ... Tallied nine solo tackles and three assists, including a solo stop, as well as a forced fumble ... Recorded four solo tackles and two assists in the win over Virginia ... Had a solo tackle on special teams at Miami ... Registered 10 total tackles, including seven solo, in Tech's bowl win ... Also recorded an interception ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in both the fall and spring testing periods ... Underwent ankle surgery prior to spring practice and did not participate in any drills ...

2001: Played in all 11 regular-season games, recording 14 tackles ... Had three solo stops and 11 assists ... Saw action on 78 defensive plays and 44 special teams plays ... Finished with a tackle and three assists in the opener against UConn ... Saw action on seven defensive plays versus Western Michigan, recording a solo tackle and an assist ... Had two assists on 19 defensive plays at Rutgers ... Played eight total plays against UCF, recording an assist and 14 total plays at West Virginia, with one assist ... Saw limited work on special teams against Syracuse, Virginia and Miami ... Had a solo stop and two assists on 14 plays against Temple ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during both preseason and spring testing ... Registered six tackles, including two behind the line, during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... Had three tackles in another scrimmage ... Was in on a tackle during the Maroon-White game ...

2000: Turned in personal bests in all four major lifts during preseason strength and conditioning tests ... Saw his only action at linebacker during the season opener with Akron ... Contributed two tackles in that game ... Appeared in five other games, all on special teams ... Worked with the kickoff and kickoff return teams ... Played a season-best eight plays in the Boston College and Pittsburgh games ... Was in on two tackles at BC ... Finished with four total tackles ... Saw action in the Gator Bowl ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during spring testing ... Led the inside linebackers with a 570-pound back squat and a 38-inch vertical jump ... Set a new position record with a 4.46 40-yard dash ... Posted five tackles, including two behind the line, during the annual Maroon-White game ...

1999: Got a brief look at outside linebacker before moving inside to the backer position ... Turned in the best time among the incoming freshmen in the 20-yard shuttle run (4.13 seconds) ... Posted three tackles in one spring scrimmage ... Contributed a sack in another spring outing ...

High School: Played tailback and linebacker and handled the punting duties for Coach David Cox at Deep Creek ... Named the No. 12 defensive back in the ACC Area by PrepStar ... Listed as the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Picked the No. 16 prospect in the state by SuperPrep ... Played briefly as an offensive guard during his junior year ... Carried 82 times for 564 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Rushed for 108 yards and three TDs during a game against Group AAA champion Hampton ... Helped team to a 27-7 mark during his varsity career ... Excelled on the track team ... Has run a 10.9 in the 100-meters ...

Personal: Vegas Ferragamo Robinson ... Born 5/19/81 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Sandra Robinson ... Studying residential property management.

TacklesGUTATTot.LossSacks
200062240-00-0
200111311140-00-0
2002115417710-00-0
2003 12 50 43 93 8-27 1-8
Career 40 109 73 182 8-27 1-8
2003 Tackles Game-by-Game
UCF   4 2 6 1-8 1.0-8
James Madison   0 1 1 0-0 0.0-0
Texas A&M   6 2 8 2-4 0.0-0
Connecticut   3 3 6 2-7 0.0-0
Rutgers   5 5 10 0-0 0.0-0
Syracuse   4 2 6 1-4 0.0-0
West Virginia   5 7 12 1-1 0.0-0
Miami   6 7 13 1-3 0.0-0
Pittsburgh   5 2 7 0-0 0.0-0
Temple   4 2 6 0-0 0.0-0
Boston College   7 5 12 0-0 0.0-0
Virginia   1 5 6 0-0 0.0-0


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