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Michael Via, OT

School: Virginia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: McLeansville, NC
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 280 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
86560-
2012 Season
Honorable Mention Coaches All-ACC...Played in all 13 games, starting nine ... Was in on 700 offensive snaps ... In on all 72 offensive snaps in his first career start, grading out at 83 percent in the opening victory over Georgia Tech ... Was in on 34 offensive snaps, totaling four knockdowns against Austin Peay ... Graded out at 84 percent, playing 25 snaps at Pittsburgh ... Led the line with six knockdowns, playing 57 snaps on offense against Bowling Green ... Graded out at 92 percent with six knockdowns against Cincinnati ... In on 77 plays, tallying three knockdowns at North Carolina ... Graded out at 83 percent, adding five knockdowns while playing all 79 snaps at Clemson ... Was in on 55 plays, grading out at 83 percent at Miami ... Totaled four knockdowns during 49 offensive plays against Florida State ... Was in on 41 plays and had three knockdowns at Boston College ... Played 79 snaps in the win over Virginia ... Saw action on offense in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011 Season
Played in 12 games, totaling over 300 offensive snaps ... Played center, guard and tackle ... Did not play due to injury against Appalachian State or ECU ... Saw his first action of the season during 29 snaps in the win over Arkansas State ... Worked 27 offensive plays with four knockdowns at Marshall and 13 offensive snaps against Clemson ... Graded out 89 percent with a knockdown during 19 offensive snaps in the win over Miami ... Worked 22 plays on offense at Wake Forest ... Posted a 90 percent grade with five knockdowns during 30 snaps against BC ... Tallied five knockdowns in 18 snaps at Duke with an 83 percent grade ... Added two knockdowns at Georgia Tech ... Filled in for 51 snaps at center when Andrew Miller went down with an injury in the second quarter against UNC ... Posted four knockdowns and an 88 percent grade ... Worked 33 snaps at Virginia and had a knockdown ... Had a knockdown block in 34 snaps against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game ... Saw action in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan ... Had offseason surgery on a torn ACL, which he played with a majority of the season.
2010 Season
Moved into the No. 2 spot at right tackle ... Only played in one of the first five games as he recovered from offseason ACL surgery ... Got four snaps against East Carolina and three versus Central Michigan ... Had two knockdown blocks during 19 offensive snaps against Wake Forest ... Played 25 snaps in the Duke game, then did not see action again until working three snaps in the Virginia game ... Missed the final two games ... Had personal-best lifts of 341-pounds in both the clean and push jerk during off-season workouts ... Turned in the second-fastest NFL shuttle time (4.39) among the offensive linemen ... Got some work at tackle during the spring but spent most of his time at center.
2009 Season
Played in seven games, including three as a starter ... Posted 13 knockdown blocks while playing a total of 261 snaps ... Collected a pair of knockdown blocks while playing 16 snaps against Marshall ... Got a knockdown block while working eight snaps in the Boston College game ... Played 15 snaps when starting center Beau Warren was injured ... Picked up his first start at East Carolina ... Went the distance at center against ECU with three knockdown blocks ... Played 66 snaps with three knockdowns at Maryland ... Worked a career-high 77 snaps against NC State and collected four knockdowns ... With Warren back in the lineup, came in for three reserve snaps at Virginia ... Turned in a 500-pound back squat during off-season workouts ... Earned 100% Effort Awards for four of the team's six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts ... Suffered a knee injury near the mid-point of spring practice and underwent reconstructive surgery.
2008 Season
Worked at left tackle while redshirting in the fall ... Improved in all four major lifts during the off-season ... Moved to center, where he picked up reps during the spring ... Was one of four winners of the Dr. Richard Bullock Award honoring players who showed the most improvement during the spring.
High School
Ranked the No. 31 offensive guard in the country by rivals.com for Coach Tommy Pursely ... Rated the No. 35 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked the No. 51 offensive tackle in the country by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 8 prospect in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 15 player in the state of North Carolina by scout.com ... Ranked a "Super Prospect" by CSTV.com's Tom Lemming ... Named first-team all-state by The Associated Press as a senior ... Earned all-conference and all-county honors at right tackle his junior year ... A four-time Triad 3-A selection ... Graded out at 87 percent or higher every game his senior year, helping earn him a trip to the Shrine Bowl.
Personal
Michael William Via ... Born 4/17/90 in Greensboro, NC ... Son of Bob and Mary Via ... Graduated with a degree in fisheries science.
 
 
Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: OG-Michael Via, Sr., Virginia Tech, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team. - Virginia Tech football

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