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Michael Via

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  • Offensive Guard
  • Mcleansville, NC (Northeast Guilford)
  • Ht: 6-7 | Wt: 304
  • Age: 24 yrs 0 mo
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Virginia Tech Hokies

  • Year: Junior

As a Recruit: Via was recruited from Northeast Guilford (Mcleansville, NC) class of 2008. He committed to Virginia Tech on 6/12/2007. He was recruited by Mike O'Cain .

Timeline

  • Jul 7

    Enrolled

    7/7/2008: Michael Via enrollment at Virginia Tech

  • Feb 6

    Signed

    2/6/2008: Michael Via letter of intent to Virginia Tech

  • Jan 18

    O. Visit

    1/18/2008: Michael Via official visit to Virginia Tech

  • Jun 12

    Commit

    6/12/2007: Michael Via commitment to Virginia Tech

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Bio

COLLEGE: 2011: Played in 12 games, totaling over 300 offensive snaps … Played center, guard and tackle ... Had offseason surgery on a torn ACL, which he played with a majority of the season. 2010: 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 … 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: Played in seven games, including three as a starter … Posted 13 knockdown blocks while playing a total of 261 snaps … 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: 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: Played for Coach Tommy Pursely … 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 (Pronounced VYE)… Born in Greensboro, NC … Son of Bob and Mary Via … Majoring in fisheries science.

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