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72 Eddie Pinigis
Eddie  Pinigis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forest, Va.

High School:
Jefferson Forest H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 292

Position:
T

Experience:
1L

WORTH NOTING: Good sized athlete who is expected to compete to replace NFL draftee Brad Butler as the starting right tackle ... served as Butler's top back-up the last two seasons.

AT VIRGINIA: 2005-Reserve at right tackle behind the graduated Brad Butler ...saw the most playing time of his career ... played in every game ... started games against Maryland, Boston College and Florida State ...also played on the kick scoring unit ...named the team's offensive player of the week for the Boston College game ... lettered for the first time. 2004--Played in five games as the back-up to Butler at right tackle ... saw action against Temple, North Carolina, Akron, Clemson and Georgia Tech. 2003--In uniform for all six home games and the Continental Tire Bowl but did not see any playing time ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Jefferson Forest HS for head coach Terry Smith ... rated the No. 63 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 71 offensive lineman in the land by TheInsiders.com and Max Emfinger ... 3-star player by Rivals.com ... All-Mid-Atlantic Coast region by Tom Lemming ... All-Atlantic region by PrepStar ... No. 90 player in the Atlantic East region by Rivals.com ... No. 16 player in Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... also 16th in the state by Rivals.com, No. 24 by SuperPrep and No. 25 by the Roanoke Times ... first-team Group AA All-State as a senior ... first-team All-District, All-Region and All-Area as a junior ... did not give up a sack his last two years.

PERSONAL: Edwin James Pinigis III ... born 8-20-84 in Lynchburg, Va. ... son of Amy Pinigis and Edwin Pinigis, Jr. ... has six sisters--Mary, Amber, Holly, Hannah, Winter, and Ashley, and and a brother, Chad ... uncle Calvert Jones was an offensive lineman at Virginia Tech in the early `90s ... has an 83-inch arm span ...psychology major.

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