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#8 Kuony Deng
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 206
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Aldie, Va.
High School: John Champe

ONE-YEAR LETTERMAN – Dynamic defender who brings speed from the edge...will be in the rotation at outside linebacker...brings experience and to the two-deep...coming off a strong spring practice where he continued to develop skills...also was on the 2016-17 VMI basketball roster as a forward and appeared in one game.

2016 – Played in all 11 games and saw playing time progressively increase as the season advanced...was in the two-deep at outside linebacker by season's end and earned his first varsity letter...finished the year with six solo and 10 assists for 16 total stops…had 11 of his 16 tackles over the last four games of the year...played on 227 snaps which included special teams action...had season-high four tackles against Western Carolina and Wofford College...picked off his first career interception against Western Carolina...registered three assisted tackles against ETSU.

HIGH SCHOOL – A graduate of John Champe High School – Aldie, Va...played three years of football under head coach Jason Dawson as a wide receiver and outside linebacker…named the conference Player of the Year…Loudoun Times Defensive Player of the Year after helping team to a 10-0 season in 2015...Loudon Times first team defense as a defensive end...also played four years of basketball, earning 19.2 points per game en route to first team all-state and conference Player of the Year honors.

MAJOR - Economics and business major.

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