Started 11 games in earning his third letter ... Missed the NC State game after suffering a concussion against Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Finished fourth among offensive lineman with a season grade of 77 percent ... Recorded 40 knockdown blocks on the season ... Led the team in knockdown blocks three times ... Had a season-high eight knockdowns vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Also led the club with five vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) and four vs. Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Was in on 668 offensive snaps, the third-highest total on the club ... One of the personal protectors on the punt team and serves on the field goal/PAT squad.
Earned his second varsity letter after playing in all 12 games ... Participated in 108 offensive plays and graded out at 88 percent ... His 88 percent grade was second-best on the team behind only Jeff Griffin (89%) ... Was in for a season-best 27 plays against both Miami (Oct. 31) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 7) ... Season-high 95 percent grade vs. Florida State (Nov. 14) ... Collected 3.5 knockdown blocks vs. the Seminoles ... Member of the field goal/PAT special team ... Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman):
Member of the field goal and PAT team and the punt coverage unit ... Saw his most extensive action of the year vs. Navy (Sept. 27) in relief of LT Joe Birdsong ... Played in all 13 games ... Was on the field for 134 offensive plays and graded out at 84 percent ... Had 24 knockdown blocks including a season-best nine in the EagleBank Bowl win over Navy (Dec. 20) ... Played a season-high 45 snaps in the regular season game against Navy ... Also logged 35 snaps in the EagleBank Bowl, 29 plays vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 29) and 22 vs. Miami (Oct. 25) ... Posted his best grade at 93 percent vs. Vanderbilt ... Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2007 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the year ... Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.
A first team all-state selection ... The region 2-5A offensive lineman of the year ... First team All-Region 2-5A ... First team PrepXtra ... First team Knoxville Football League ... The Knoxville News Sentinel Character athlete of the week ... Coached by Eddie Courtney ... Came from the same high school that produced All-ACC lineman Tyson Clabo, now with the Atlanta Falcons ... Recipient of the student-athlete merit award for having a GPA of higher than 3.5.
Majoring in communication with minors in entrepreneurship and social enterprise and journalism ... Son of Dan and Becky Hoag ... Born January 23, 1989 ... Chose Wake Forest over Missouri.