Spring practice begins today for Virginia Tech. Here's a look at the Hokies' depth chart at receiver heading into the practice sessions. More
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2011: Became the first Hokie to earn the ACC's James Tatum Award, symbolic of the conference's top senior football student-athlete ... Finished his career second in Tech history in both receptions and receiving yards, behind only teammate Jarrett Boykin ... Started all 14 games at wide reciever and punted in four ... Played over 800 snaps on offense and 82 on special teams for a total of nearly 900 ... Had 60 receptions for 904 yards and three touchdowns ... Added four carries for 26 yards and eight punt returns for 52 yards ... Also punted 13 times for 565 yards (43.5 yard average) with a long of 61 ... Caught two passes for 25 yards against Appalachian State ... Followed with another two catch, 25-yard effort at ECU ... Tied a career-high with seven receptions for 128 yards and a TD in the win over Arkansas State ... Caught a four-yard TD in the second quarter and a had a long reception of 52 yards ... Also had nine yards on one rushing attempt ... Hauled in seven passes for a game-high 107 yards in the win at Marshall ... Also punted twice for 62 yards in his first career action at punter ... Led the team with five receptions, good for 41 yards in the Clemson game, while moving into second place all-time at Tech in career receptions ... Caught five passes for 91 yards, including a 40-yard second quarter TD in the win over Miami ... Had four receptions for 30 yards at Wake Forest ... Returned four punts 26 yards ... Had a career-high eight receptions for 118 yards in the BC game, moving into second place in Tech history in career receiving yards ... Also returned two punts for 31 yards ... Caught two passes for 62 yards, including a 60-yarder at Duke ... Rushed once for 26 yards ... Caught a 63-yard TD pass near the end of the second quarter at Georgia Tech ... Added a 34-yard reception in the third quarter and finished with two grabs for a game-high 97 yards ... Named ACC Receiver of the Week ... Grabbed four passes for 37 yards against UNC ... Tallied two receptions for 15 yards at Virginia ... Punted all four times for 190 yards (47.5 yard average), including a long of 52 and was named the ACC Co-Specialist of the Week ... Had an exceptional game punting in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson ... Averaged 46.2 yards on six punts with two punts over 60 yards or more with three downed inside the 20-yard line ... His punts of 61 and 60 yards were two of the three-longest punts in ACC title game history and his 61-yarder was a career-long ... Added two receptions for 11 yards … Had eight catches for 117 yards in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Started every game and was second on the team in receptions, with 39, and yards, with 732 … His 18.8 yards per catch was the best mark on the team … Had a 7-yard reception in game one against Boise State and caught three balls for 52 yards against JMU … Hauled in three passes for 91 yards at Boston College … Grabbed five passes for 103 yards against Wake Forest … Had a 25-yard TD catch against the Deacons … Caught two passes for 51 yards in the Duke game and also returned a punt for 11 yards … Had two catches for 26 yards in the Georgia Tech game … Caught a pair of passes for 52 yards in the win over UNC … Hauled in a 43-yard TD catch at Miami and finished the game with four catches for 83 yards … Posted a career-best 143 receiving yards in the ACC title game against Florida State … Had six catches, including one for a 46-yard touchdown, in that game … Led the team with a career-best seven catches, good for 92 yards during the Orange Bowl … Picked up Iron Hokie honors during the off-season … Averaged 19.6 yards per catch during spring scrimmages with 14 catches for 274 yards and three TDs … Added two receptions for 26 yards in the Maroon-White game … Also saw action as a punter, averaging 44-yards on three kicks in the spring game … Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: A starter in 12 of 13 games … Also started on the kickoff return team … Had 30 catches for 614 yards and two touchdowns … Played the most snaps among the receivers during the regular season with 559 … Started and played 40 snaps in the opener, catching two passes for 16 yards and picking up five yards on a reverse … Also had two key blocks on kickoff returns … Had a 43-yard catch against Marshall and a pair of knockdown blocks … His 81-yard catch and run in the final 90 seconds of the Nebraska game set up the Hokies’ winning touchdown … Caught two balls for 89 yards in the game … Played 48 snaps in the Miami game … Caught his first collegiate TD pass, a 36-yarder, against Duke … Finished the game with three catches for 94 yards … Had a 24-yard TD reception among his two catches against Boston College … Also contributed four knockdown blocks … Made two catches for 47 yards at Georgia Tech … Had a 16-yard reception in the UNC game … Caught a career-best six passes at ECU for 60 yards … Added two more catches for 23 yards during the Maryland game … Had two catches for 22 yards against NC State … Turned in a career-high 135 yards on six catches at Virginia … Made a 42-yard grab to set up Tech’s second touchdown against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Earned 100% Effort Awards for five of the team’s six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts improved in three of the four major lifts during off-season workouts … Averaged 26-yards a catch during spring scrimmages with seven catches for 182 yards and one touchdown … Caught a 4-yard TD pass in the Maroon-White games and finished with three receptions for 29 yards … Shared the Frank O. Moseley Award as the offensive player who exhibited the most hustle during off-season and spring workouts.
2008: Led the team with 36 receptions … Was second in receiving yards at 408 … Started the opener against East Carolina, catching two passes for 15 yards … Caught two more passes for 15 yards against Georgia Tech … Led the team with four catches for 54 yards in the win at UNC … Registered a pair of receptions for 14 yards against Nebraska … Had a 28-yard catch against WKU and finished with two receptions for 34 yards … Led the way with four catches for 28 yards in the Boston College game … Picked up two catches for 22 yards against FSU … Posted three catches for 38 yards against Maryland … Caught four passes for 59 yards in the Miami game … Added two more catches for 7 yards against Duke … Hauled in a season-best five receptions for 66 yards in the Virginia game … Had a catch for a 4-yard gain against BC in the ACC title game … Pulled in three passes for 52 yards in the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati … His 420-pound front squat was tops among receivers during off-season workouts … Earned Iron Hokies honors … Caught a 62-yard TD pass from Tyrod Taylor in the Hokies’ first full scrimmage of the spring.
2007: Got most of his work at split end while redshirting in the fall … Turned in a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.42 time in the 40 on the way to Iron Hokie honors during the winter … Blocked a punt in one of the spring scrimmages … Caught two passes in each of the three scrimmages … Also added two receptions during the Maroon-White game for 18 yards.
High School: Did a little bit of everything for Coach Mark Gowin at Episcopal … Played wide receiver and defensive back … Returned punts and kickoffs … Also handled the place-kicking and punting duties … Caught 27 passes for 564 yards and nine scores as a senior … Scored twice on returns … Recorded 27 catches for 780 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior … Had four interceptions as a junior, returning one for a touchdown … Compiled 109 career catches for 2,367 yards and 33 touchdowns … Earned all-state honors three-straight seasons, including first-team honors his last two years … Was a second-team All-Met pick by The Washington Post as a senior …Listed as the No. 17 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Earned first-team all-state honors as a lacrosse player.
Personal: Daniel Kinsman Coale … Born 6/27/88 in Lexington, VA … Son of Jimmy and Kathy Coale … Graduated with a degree in finance during fall 2010 and is working on a second undergraduate degree in marketing management.
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