Virginia Tech 1997 Numerical Football Roster

At the time of its posting in early September, this roster included all the invited walk-ons, but not all of the players who may have joined the team since school started. Please note that the fact that a freshman is on this roster and in the program will not necessarily mean he is not going to be redshirted.

 The heights and weights on this roster were current as of August 29, 1997.They are more recent than the figures listed in Tech’s media guide and can thus be considered more accurate, but again, they are only correct as of late August.

 This roster will probably not be updated throughout the season, because I’ll be too busy. If I do update it, I’ll change the date at the top of the page. Please excuse any typos. Note: VL= varsity letters.

No. Name VL Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown High School
1 Keion Carpenter 2 FS 6-0 187 Jr. Baltimore, Md. Woodlawn
2 Tyron Edmond 2 LB 6-1 201 Jr. Courtland, Va. Sussex Central
3 Ike Charlton - CB 6-0 196 r-Fr. Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips
4 André Kendrick - TB 5-7 180 r-Fr. Lynchburg, Va. E.C. Glass
5 Al Clark 2 QB 6-1 199 r-Jr. Washington, D.C. Archbishop Carroll
6 Lorenzo Ferguson - FS 6-0 193 r-Fr. Chesapeake, Va. Western Branch
7 Lamont Pegues - TB 5-9 209 r-Jr. Thomasville, N.C. Thomasville
8 Phillip Summers - ROV 6-0 191 r-Fr. Clewiston, Fla. Clewiston
9 Anthony Midget 1 CB 5-11 181 So. Clewiston, Fla. Clewiston
11 Larry Green 3 CB 5-7 179 r-Sr. St.Port Lucie, Fla. St. Port Lucie
12 Loren Johnson 2 CB 5-10 175 Jr. Miramar, Fla. Miramar
13 Dave Meyer - QB 6-3 197 r-Fr. Ramsey, N.J. Ramsey
14 Nick Sorensen - QB 6-3 195 r-Fr. Vienna, Va. George Marshall
15 Marcus Gildersleeve 1 FL 5-7 166 r-So. Clarksville, Tenn. Northeast
16 Cory Bird - LB 5-11 212 r-Fr. Mays Landing N.J. Oakcrest
17 Shayne Graham 1 PK 5-11 192 So. Dublin, Va. Pulaski County
18 Mike Kocicka - QB 6-3 214 r-Jr. Valencia, Calif. Hart
19 Greg Shockley - SE 5-11 170 r-So. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
20 Pierson Prioleau 2 ROV 5-10 186 Jr. Alvin, S.C. Macedonia
21 Manny Clemente - LB 6-0 235 r-Fr. New York, N.Y. Woodberry Forest (Va.)
22 Shawn Scales 3 FL 5-11 193 r-Sr. Woodbridge, Va. Woodbridge
23 André Davis - SE 6-1 177 Fr. Niskayuna, N.Y. Niskayuna
24 Tony Joe 1 CB 6-1 181 Sr. Elmira, N.Y. Horseheads
25 Shane Beamer 1 SE 5-11 187 r-So. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
26 Korey Irby 3 LB 6-0 192 r-Sr. Washington, D.C. DeMatha
28 Ken Oxendine 3 TB 6-1 224 Sr. Chester, Va. Thomas Dale
31 Michael Stuewe 2 SE 6-1 189 r-Sr. Somerset, N.J. St. Peter's
33 Steven Hunt 1 FS 5-9 180 So. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
34 Marcus Parker 3 FB 5-10 227 Sr. Roanoke, Va. Salem
36 Chris Steadley - FB 5-8 191 Fr. Charlottesville, Va. Albemarle
37 Jamie Forrest - LB 5-11 211 r-Fr. Lynchburg, Va. Jefferson Forest
38 Shyrone Stith 1 TB 5-8 191 So. Chesapeake, Va. Western Branch
40 Sean Ruffing - LB 5-10 204 r-Fr. Downingtown, Pa. Downingtown
42 Cullen Hawkins 1 FB 6-0 207 So. Pittsburgh, Pa. Upper St. Clair
43 Michael Hawkes 1 LB 6-0 228 r-So. Blackstone, Va. Nottoway
44 Shelly Ellison 1 FB 6-1 249 r-So. Hampton, Va. Hampton
46 Jamel Smith 1 LB 6-1 222 r-So. Columbia, S.C. Spring Valley
47 Ryan Smith - DE 6-2 237 r-Jr. Upper St. Clair, Pa. Upper St. Clair
48 Ken Handy 1 FL 5-9 165 Jr. Arlington, Va Yorktown
49 Steve Tate 2 LB 6-1 238 r-Sr. N. Canton, Ohio Hoover
52 Keith Short - C 6-3 267 r-So. Glen Allen, Va. Patrick Henry
53 Jason Buckland - DE 6-1 225 r-So. Rich Creek, Va. Narrows
56 Corey Moore - DE 6-0 221 r-So. Brownsville, Tenn. Haywood
57 Dwight Vick 1 OG 6-4 303 r-Jr. Hampton, Va. Hampton
59 Anthony Lambo - DT 6-3 287 r-Fr. Bloomfield, N.J. Bloomfield
62 Tim Schnecker - C 6-0 270 So. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
64 Gennaro DiNapoli 3 OG 6-3 296 Sr. Cazenovia, N.Y. Cazenovia Central
65 Ryan Baird - OT 6-0 260 So. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
66 Chad Beasley - DT 6-5 247 Fr. Gate Gity, Va Gate City
67 Brad Baylor 1 OT 6-4 298 Sr. Mt. Sidney, Va. Fort Defiance
68 Cliff Anders - DS 5-8 227 So. Alexandria, Pa. Huntingdon
69 Matt Lehr - OG 6-3 253 Fr. Woodbridge, Va. Woodbridge
70 Troy Smith - OG 6-3 259 Fr. Virginia Beach, Va. Green Run
71 David Pugh - DT 6-3 251 Fr. Madison Heights, Va. Amherst County
74 Derek Smith 1 OT 6-6 297 r-Jr. Kearneysville, W.Va. Jefferson
75 Todd Washington 2 C 6-3 317 Sr. Melfa, Va. Nandua
76 Dave Kadela - OT 6-7 261 Fr. Dublin, Ohio Coffman
77 Carl Bradley 1 DT 6-2 273 So. Lynchburg, Va.E.C. Glass
79 Josh Redding - OT 6-4 285 r-Fr. Hanover, Pa. Southwestern
80 Greg Myers - TE 6-2 225 r-Fr. Wapwallopen, Pa. Crestwood
81 Brian Remley - SE 6-2 199 r-Fr. Berwick, Pa. Berwick
82 Ricky Hall - SE 6-3 201 Jr. Chester, Va. Thomas Dale
83 Angelo Harrison 2 FL 6-1 180 Jr. Spotsylvania, Va. Spotsylvania
85 Derek Carter - TE 6-2 256 Fr. Smithfield, Va. Smithfield
86 James Lomax - TE 6-4 259 Fr. Evington, Va. Brookville
88 Sean Sullivan - TE 6-4 235 r-Sr. Boca Raton, Fla. Olympic Heights
89 Robert Adams - TE 6-3 247 So. Gladys, Va. William Campbell
90 Danny Wheel 2 DE 6-2 237 r-Sr. Williamsburg, Va. Lafayette
91 Caleb Hurd 1 H 6-1 203 So. Pulaski, Va. Pulaski County
92 Nat Williams 1 DT 6-2 274 r-So. Jacksonville, Fla. Andrew Jackson
93 Kerwin Hairston 1 DT 6-2 270 r-Sr. Martinsville, Va. Fieldale-Collinsville
95 Jimmy Kibble 1 P/K 5-10 177 r-So. Manassas, Va. Osbourn Park
96 John Engelberger 1 DE 6-4 257 r-So. Springfield, Va. Robert E. Lee
99 Chris Cyrus - DE 6-2 243 r-So. Rustburg, Va. Brookville

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