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Brenden Hill

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 212 | College: Virginia Tech
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A fifth-year senior who was one of the most pleasant surprises in the spring … Moved to the top of the depth chart at whip linebacker where he is expected to share time with junior Corey Gordon … Has a good understanding of the game and his role on defense … Makes very few mistakes … Has good range and speed … Is good in pass coverage and working to become more physical versus the run … Did a good job tackling during the spring … Began last year third on the depth chart at whip … Moved into the No. 2 spot during the season, but saw most of his action on special teams … Will see that change this fall.

2006 Season

A huge contributor to the nation's leader in total defense … Ranked 7th in the ACC in interception return yards (95) this season … That figure topped all ACC linebackers … Led Virginia Tech in interception return yards and tied for 2nd with his 3 picks … Tied for 4th on the Hokies in both solo (24) and total tackles (52) in 2006 … Returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown in a win over North Carolina this season … Intercepted a pass deep in Georgia territory that led to Hokies' first touchdown in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl … Had 6.5 tackles for losses and 2.5 sacks … Excels in pass coverage: Broke up 6 passes for nation's #1 rated pass defense.

2005 Season

Didn't see his first action until the Georgia Tech game … Was in for six plays at rover and added 11 more on special teams … Was in on four tackles, three on kickoff coverage … Added a tackle at WVU, on 10 special teams plays … Played 11 downs at rover against Marshall and 17 plays on special teams … Collected four tackles … Had two special teams tackles in back-to-back games against Maryland and BC … Saw action on 14 special teams plays against both Virginia and North Carolina … Contributed a tackle in the Gator Bowl … Had a total of 16 tackles for the season … Moved to whip linebacker when spring practice opened … Posted four tackles in first scrimmage … Was in on a tackle for loss during the spring game.

2004 Season

Played in nine games, seeing action on 44 special teams plays in the regular season … Had two solo tackles … Was suspended for the first three games of the season … Saw his first collegiate action against NC State, serving on the kickoff team … Was also on the field for kickoffs for the eight remaining games … Posted a 275-pound push jerk and a 36-inch vertical jump in spring testing.

2003 Season

Dressed for the Boston College and Virginia games, but did not play … Dressed for the bowl game … Hauled in three passes for 26 yards during the Hokies' final spring scrimmage … Caught a pass in the Maroon-White spring game for a 6-yard gain.

2002 Season

Was redshirted during the fall while working at the split end position … Showed improvement in three of the four major lifts during the off-season … Had a 6-yard reception during one spring scrimmage … Caught a pass for a 1-yard gain during the Maroon-White game.

High School

Led Warwick High and the Peninsula District in receiving as a junior and senior … Was a first-team all-district pick as a senior and earned second-team district honors on both offense and defense his junior year … Lettered two seasons as wide receiver and outside linebacker for Coach Tommy Reamon … Caught 41 passes for 567 yards and six touchdowns in 2001 … Grabbed five passes for 115 yards and a touchdown against Gloucester … Contributed 46 tackles and four quarterback sacks on defense … Finished with 39 catches as a junior, gaining 534 yards and scoring eight TDs … Hauled in seven passes for 110 yards and two TDs against eventual state champ Heritage … Scored a touchdown on a pass interception his junior season and posted 33 tackles.

Averaged 13.7 yards per catch during his two seasons … Earned the team's Michael Vick Award for the most potential in 2000 … Named a preseason All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report … Was a preseason All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar … Ranked the No. 38 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast region by Lemming following his senior year … Rated the No. 36 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep and the No. 37 player by The Roanoke Times … Played basketball and competed in track … Was named the basketball team's top defensive player as a junior … Set a school track mark in the 400 meters with a time of 47.8 … Also participated in the 4x400 relay and the 300-meter hurdles as a sophomore.


Brenden Dee Hill … Born 7/7/84 in Newport News, VA … Son of Shawn Hill and Merle Askew … Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.


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