35 - Justin Vann
Justin Vann
Born: July 8, 1990
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Madison, Ala.
High School: Bob Jones
Position: ILB
Major: Computer Engineering

Justin is the returning starter at the bandit position and is the most experienced of the Golden Eagle linebackers...a cagey veteran with two seasons of experience to draw from, he has made numerous big plays in the past two seasons...a smart football player with tremendous versatility...as a bandit, he faces a wide variety of assignments, lining up against foes ranging from the tight end to the wide receiver...a disciplined player...has the potential to be a defensive leader...brings great range to his position...became a full-time player as a true freshman...excellent understanding of the game...has a nose for the football...right-place-at-the-right-time type of player...played three different positions as a true freshman...has made 71 caareer tackles and 7.5 career tackles-for-loss in 19 games.

AT TECH -- (In 2009):
Started all 11 games at bandit and ranked seventh on the team with 46 total tackles...stepped up his game at Kansas State to tie his career-high with eight tackles and also had a quarterback sack...had four or more stops in each of the first nine games...posted 1.5 tackles-for-loss on the road at Eastern Kentucky and also forced a fumble against the Colonels...blocked a kick against Tennessee State...claimed his third career interception in the season finale against Murray State.

(In 2008):
Justin was on the sidelines for the first three games of his freshman season, but once he got into the action he became a central figure in Tech's linebacking scheme...played the final nine games and was a starter at the Bandit spot in six contests...led the team with two interceptions...finished the year with 25 total tackles...had 3.5 tackles-for-loss and a quarterback sack...made four solo tackles at Western Michigan in his first collegiate action...followed with career-high eight tackles and two interceptions in win over Central Methodist to earn OVC Newcomer of the Week honors...returned one of those picks 31 yards for a touchdown...had six stops against Eastern Kentucky.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A two-time all-region selection and two-time Super All-Metro pick at Bob Jones High School...also named the team's Defensive MVP the past two seasons...a preseason Huntsville Super 11 selection, he lived up to that billing with 49 total tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, 4.5 quarterback sacks and one interception.

PERSONAL: The son of Eddie Vann and Cynthia McAllister...full name is Justin Martin Vann...born July 8, 1990 in South Bend, Ind...enrolled in computer engineering curriculum.