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Vanderbilt Football Schedule Sept. 5 W. Carolina

Sept. 12 LSU

Sept. 19 MISS. STATE

Sept. 26 Rice

Oct. 3 OLE MISS

Oct. 10 Army

Oct. 17 GEORGIA

Nashville

Baton Rouge, La.

Nashville

Houston, Texas

Nashville

West Point, N.Y.

Nashville

Oct. 24 Oct. 31 SO.CAROLINA Georgia Tech Columbia, S.C.

Nashville

Nov. 7 FLORIDA

Nov. 14 KENTUCKY

Nov. 21 Tennessee

Gainesville, Fla.

Nashville

Knoxville

2009 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide

Commodore Gameday

Myron Lewis Bradley Vierling

Patrick Benoist

Ryan Hamilton

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Broderick Stewart

Mackenzi Adams

Brett Upson

Jamie Graham

e g a k c a P l a t o T The World Class Education Vanderbilt: Top 20 University

A Great Southern City Nashville, Tennessee

The Nation’s Best Conference Playing in the SEC

Developing Players More Commodores to the NFL

Thomas Welch Steven Stone Jared Hawkins Larry Smith


Gaylord Hotels

Music City Bowl

champions


Expanding Vanderbilt’s

Partisan crowd at Nashville’s LP Field

2o09 Commodores seeking first back-to-back bowls ever


Hahnfeldt field goals seal win over Boston College

Postseason History Stifling defense; Superb special teams


ESPN College GameDay comes to Nashville

2008

Four SEC victories; most since divisional play


A Season of

pROGRESS Seven national television appearances 5-0 Start; ranked in Top 25 Polls

Most wins since 1982


This is

Vanderbilt The Commodore Creed Adapted from the Champion’s Creed written by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never underestimate your opponent. Work on your weaknesses until they become your strong points. Remember that a great effort is usually the result of a great attitude. Dedicate yourself to a mighty purpose. Win with humility, lose with grace. Ignore those who discourage you. Work to improve your moral and spiritual strengths as well as your physical ones. Remember how you conduct yourself off the field is just as important as how you conduct yourself on the field. Talent is God given – be humble. Fame is man-given – be thankful. Conceit is self-given – be careful. Don’t ask to be deprived of tension and discipline – these are tools that shape success. Do what has to be done, when it has to be done, and as well as it can be done. Remember that when you’re not working to improve, your competition is. Always give your best. Practice like a champion. Play like a champion. Live like a champion. © 1996 by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Quick Facts

Location....................... Nashville, Tennessee Enrollment:.......................................... 6,532 Founded .............................................. 1873 Nickname.................................Commodores Colors.................................... Black and Gold Stadium . ........................Vanderbilt (39,773) Surface..................................Bermuda grass Chancellor.......................Nicholas S. Zeppos Vice Chancellor (athletics).......David Williams II Faculty Representative............... Lucius Outlaw Assoc. Dir., Student Athletics..........Brian Reese All-Time Record.............. 553-548-50 (.503) First Year of Football.............................. 1890 Conference...............................Southeastern All-Time Bowl Record.......................... 2-1-1 2008 Overall Record................................7-6 2008 SEC East Record.................... 4-4 (3rd) Basic Offense.................................Multi-Set Basic Defense..........................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost....................48/17 Starters Returning/Lost..........................18/6


Table of Contents An Introduction to the Program

football

Gaylord Hotels Muslc City Bowl Champs...............................1-3 2008: A Season of Progress..................................................4-5 This is Vanderbilt Football/Table of Contents.............................. 6-7 Bobby Johnson: Commodore Mentor.....................................8-9 Commodores in the NFL...................................................10-13 National Exposure . ..........................................................14-15 The SEC: Second to None.................................................16-17 Leaders in Academic Achievement....................................18-19 Vanderbilt University.........................................................20-25 Vanderbilt Athletics...........................................................26-27 Program Facility Upgrades................................................28-29 Strength & Conditioning....................................................30-34 Magic and the Athletic Trainers ........................................35-36 Nashville: Jewel of the South ...........................................37-39

Commodore Coaching Staff

Head Coach Bobby Johnson..............................................42-45 Assistant Coaching Staff ..................................................46-55 Football Administrators/Strength Assistants........................... 56 Gradu ate Assistants/Support Staff......................................... 57 Cheerleaders/Mr. C/Spirit of Gold Band ............................58-59

Team Outlook

2009 Outlook....................................................................62-65 All-Star Candidates...........................................................66-67 Preseason Depth Chart.......................................................... 68 Team Rosters ..................................................................70-71 Pronunciation Guide/Team by State & Class........................... 72

The Commodores

Returning Player Profiles . .......................................... 74-115 Freshmen Signees........................................................116-118

2008 in Review

2008 Team Statistics, Team Results..............................120-122 2008 Offensive, Defensive Statistics.............................123-125 2008 Team Statistics....................................................126-129 2008 Game Recaps, Scoring Drives..............................130-136

Football Records

Total Offense-Scoring...................................................138-139 Rushing, Passing, Receiving..........................................140-145 Punt, Kickoff Returns....................................................146-147 Kicking/Punting............................................................148-149 Year-by-Year Defensive Leaders....................................150-151 Career Defensive Records.............................................152-153 Yearly Team/Opponent Statistics.......................................... 154

Vanderbilt Football History

2009 SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 Western Carolina..............Nashville Sept. 12 LSU............................ Baton Rouge Sept. 19 Mississippi State..............Nashville Sept. 26 Rice.........................Houston, Texas Oct. 3 Ole Miss...........................Nashville Oct. 10 Army......................West Point, N.Y. Oct. 17 Georgia (HC).....................Nashville Oct. 24 South Carolina......... Columbia, S.C. Oct. 31 Georgia Tech....................Nashville Nov. 7 Florida....................Gainesville, Fla. Nov. 14 Kentucky..........................Nashville Nov. 21 Tennessee........................Knoxville Kickoff and TV: TBA

Yearly Results/Coaching Records......................................... 156 Year-by-Year Results/ Historical Timeline......................157-164 Opponent Records/Scores.............................................165-166 All-Time Letterwinners..................................................167-172 Bowl Appearances........................................................173-174 All-Americans...............................................................175-179 Vanderbilt and the NFL..................................................180-184 Football Honors/Academic Recognition.........................185-188

Vanderbilt University

The University & Its Alumni ..........................................190-191 Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos................................. 192 Vice Chancellor David Williams............................................ 193 Vanderbilt Officers/Deans.................................................... 194 Athletic Administrators, Coaches & Staff.......................195-198

Sports Information

Vanderbilt Athletic Communications Staff............................. 200 Game Day, Credential Info.............................................200-201 Interviews/Press Conferences/Media Outlets....................... 201 Future Schedules/TV Results/Broadcast Crew...................... 202 Directions to Vanderbilt Stadium.......................................... 203 2009 Opponent Information..........................................204-205 2009 SEC Schedule/Bowl Schedule..............................206-207 Media Guide Credits............................................................ 208


Bobby Johnson 2008 SEC Co-Coach of the Year Since the 2004 season, Vanderbilt fans have witnessed Johnson’s positive impact. Besides reaching their first bowl in more than a quarter century last year, Johnson’s Commodores have 21 wins in the last four years, the most by Vanderbilt in a four-year period since 1972-75. Under Johnson, the Commodores have thrived In hostile settings, winning on the SEC campuses of Tennessee, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Program Stability

Bobby Johnson enters his eighth season at the helm of Vanderbilt football, the longest tenure for a Commodore football head coach in more than four decades.


proven LEADER student-athlete academic successes Since Johnson’s arrival in 2001, 178 football players have earned All-SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition, including a school and conference record of 39 honorees last year. The team’s collective GPA after the 2009 spring semester is at its highest level in Johnson’s Vanderbilt tenure.

Bobby Johnson has the respect of fellow coaches. After the 2008 season, Johnson was elected to the American Football Coaches Association’s influential board of trustees.


Windy City Chris Williams

Jay Cutler D.J. Moore

Cutler Coming Off Pro Bowl year In April, the Bears pulled off a huge deal, trading with Denver for former Commodore QB and 2005 SEC Player of the Year Jay Cutler. In 2008-09, Cutler was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad after throwing for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns in his third year as a starting NFL quarterback.


Say hello to Chicago’s Commodores. Seeking an offensive upgrade, the Bears landed quarterback Jay Cutler in the NFL’s biggest offseason move.

Hunter Hillenmeyer Earl Bennett

With the arrival of Cutler and cornerback D.J. Moore via the 2009 draft, the Chicago roster includes five former Commodores. Others are Hunter Hillenmeyer, Chris Williams and Earl Bennett.

Commodores


Success IN THE NFL Bobby Johnson’s staff is developing NFL-caliber players. Two of Johnson’s top players – quarterback Jay Cutler and tackle Chris Williams – have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2006. In 2008, Williams became the highest Commodore offensive lineman ever taken when Chicago picked him No. 14 overall. Cutler was the 11th overall pick in 2006.

Haye is back Home Following a second year starting on the Tampa Bay defensive line in 2008, former Commodore Jovan Haye signed a lucrative, free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Seven Commodores have been selected in the NFL draft since 2005, including cornerback D.J. Moore last April.

Jovan Haye

Todd Yoder

Justin Geisinger


Former ‘Dores Making PRO Grade Jonathan Goff

Marcus Buggs Curtis Gatewood

Hillenmeyer: Role Model Hunter Hillenmeyer continues to be a role model in Chicago.

Hunter Hillenmeyer

One of the Bears’ toughest defensive players, the former National Scholar Athlete will complete work on his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management this year.

Rashard Langford


Maximum ESPN’S SEC PACT to Benefit CommoDores The SEC’s new 15-year contract with ESPN is expected to mushroom television exposure for Commodore football.

The Commodores played seven games in front of ESPN national audiences last year. Vanderbilt’s 5-0 start attracted the first oncampus visit by the ESPN’s popular College GameDay show. The visit concluded with a 14-13 win over Auburn.

Starting this year, every Commodore football game will be available on television, through either CBS Sports, ESPN’s expanding family of channels, CSS and Fox Sports South.


exposure Vanderbilt is located in America’s 39th largest metro market. The flagship station for Vanderbilt Football, WGFX “The Zone” 104.5-FM, features Middle Tennessee’s top sports talk shows.

Vanderbilt plays in front of the nation’s biggest college football audiences – both in person and on television. SEC Football is a massive TV ratings hit. SEC games continue to draw top audiences on a variety of network and cable channels.


No. 1 League

National Titles

The SEC has produced the last three BCS national champions – Florida in 2008 and 2006, and LSU in 2007. SEC teams have captured five BCS national crowns, three more than any other conference.

The SEC

LOTS OF QUALITY AMONG Teams Four SEC teams were included among the top 15 teams in the final 2008 Associated Press poll. During the season, nine different teams entered the rankings.

Tremendous Players

The SEC again led all conferences with 37 players taken in the 2009 NFL Draft, including No. 1 pick Matthew Stafford and seven other first round picks.

NATIONAL Attendance LEader

The SEC keeps drawing the nation’s biggest crowds, with 6.7 million fans attending league games last year. Average attendance at SEC games topped 76,000.

Bowl winners

After sending a record nine teams to bowl games in 2008, SEC teams went 6-2 last year, including Vanderbilt’s 16-14 win over Boston College in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl.

“The SEC is a league that never sleeps. It’s 24/7, 365 days a year. They play college football all across the country every Saturday in the fall. But in the SEC, they live it.” Chris Low SEC writer, ESPN.com


Full of Elite Talent In 2008, SEC student-athletes walked away with the Maxwell Player of the Year, Wuerffel Trophy and Outland Trophy. Thirteen SEC players, including Vanderbilt cornerback D.J. Moore, earned first-team All-America recognition.

SeconD to None SEC Bowl SUCCESS SEC teams are a remarkable 19-7 in bowl appearances in the last three years, including 3-0 in national title games and 5-1 in Bowl Championship Series games.


Caring Academic Support Staff

Student-athletes are supported by a professional staff of eight advisors and counselors directed by Elizabeth Wright in the Stratton-Foster Academic Center, located in McGugin Center. The recently expanded facility contains tutorial rooms, a computer lab, quiet reading zones, and private study areas.

Academic Achievement In 2008, the American Football Coaches Association and Memphis Touchdown Club presented the AFCA Academic Achievement Award to Vanderbilt after 95 percent of its 2001 football recruiting class earned diplomas. The prestigious award is given to the team that tops the nation in graduation rates. It marked the third time since 1996 for Vanderbilt to capture the AFCA academic recognition.


No. 1: Football Graduation Rates SEC academic honors Thirty-nine members of the 2008 Commodore football team earned All-SEC Academic Honor Roll last year. It broke the previous league mark of 27 recipients set by Vanderbilt in 2003.


vanderbilt “America’s Best Colleges 2009” U.S. News & World Report

Where Vanderbilt Ranks...

18 2 12 14 1 15 15

Among the United States’ national universities

Educational Opportunity Vanderbilt offers degrees in liberal arts and science, education, engineering, music, law, management, divinity, nursing and medicine through its 10 schools.

Among all universities located in the Southeastern U.S. Ranking in economic diversity among national universities Best value among America’s national universities Rank for the Peabody College Graduate School of Education Vanderbilt’s research-oriented School of Medicine Rank for the Vanderbilt Law School

Student Facts In 2008-09, 53% of 6,584 Vanderbilt undergraduates were females. The retention rate of Vanderbilt freshmen is 96%, among the highest of any university in the U.S.


university H Vanderbilt is listed on the following “Best of Lists” by Princeton Review: Best Colleges List, Best in the Southeast and Best Value College. H The Vanderbilt Medical Center and School of Medicine, which boasts two Nobel Laureates among its faculty, consistently ranks among the nation’s elite. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital is fast becoming one of the nation’s best.

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Vanderbilt’s academic reputation is greatly enhanced by this favorable studentfaculty ratio, providing students a highly personalized learning atmosphere.

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The average Vanderbilt class size, adding to the university’s personalized learning environment.


vanderbilt Student-Athlete achievement The Vanderbilt football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball teams met the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) guidelines last year.

SEC Graduation Success Rates

Vanderbilt Florida South Carolina Mississippi State Ole Miss Auburn Kentucky Alabama LSU Tennessee Arkansas Georgia

91% 68% 65% 63% 63% 57% 56% 55% 54% 54% 52% 48%

Most recent NCAA graduation success rate for football student-athlete enrollment of member institutions.


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Athletic Achievers

1 39 91 73 118 3.05

Vanderbilt ranking in SEC graduation rate category Number of Vanderbilt football players named to the 2008 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll Percentage of Commodore football players to graduate (latest NCAA figures) Vanderbilt student-athletes named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List Vanderbilt student-athletes that achieved 3.0 or higher GPA in the spring of 2009 Combined GPA of Vanderbilt studentathletes in 2008-09 school year

Vanderbilt facts

Ninety-five percent of classes at Vanderbilt enroll under 50 students.

Eighty percent of undergraduate classes contain fewer than 25 students.


vanderbilt Vanderbilt facts Admission to Vanderbilt is highly competitive. Of all applicants in the most recent freshmen class, 32.8 percent were granted admission. According to Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Vanderbilt boasts the 4th highest percentage of African-American students among top national universities.


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Well-Rounded Student-Athletes Through an array of programs coordinated by the CHAMPS/Life Skills office, many Commodore athletes find ways to reach out to the local community. The activities include tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged youngsters at local schools and community centers, encouraging young patients at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital on campus, participating in renovation work in the area, and hosting a holiday party for neighboring elementary school students.

CHAMPS/Life Skills: H Academic Excellence H Athletic Excellence H Leadership H Community Service H Career Development H Personal Development

THe Campus Our 300-acre campus is designated as

a national arboretum. Pre-game walks through the original campus or neighboring Peabody College are among the South’s most scenic campus strolls.


vanderbilt athletics 2008-09 TEAM Accomplishments Eight Vanderbilt varsity teams reached postseason play The women’s basketball squad reached the NCAA tourney for its 10th straight year, advancing to the Sweet 16 Baseball received its fourth straight NCAA berth for the first time ever The football team earned its first postseason bid in years, then won the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

academics

186 Vanderbilt student-athletes achieved All-SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2008-09. Of those student-athletes, 73 achieved Vanderbilt Dean’s List status with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


INDIVIDUAL Athletes D.J. Moore became the first Commodore defensive back to earn All-America honors since 1983 Mike Minor was selected by the Braves as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, marking the third straight year a Vanderbilt player was taken in the MLB first round Jennifer risper was named the nation’s top defensive player in women’s basketball

Superb Mentors Vanderbilt’s four revenue sport head coaches – Melanie Balcomb (women’s basketball), Tim Corbin (baseball), Bobby Johnson (football), and Kevin Stallings (men’s basketball) – have earned SEC Coach of the Year honors during their Commodore tenures.

Josie earnest was the nation’s top bowler for the second straight year Tina wirth was named to the Lowe’s Senior Class All-America basketball team Six Commodore athletes earned postseason All-America honors; 26 Vanderbilt standouts received All-Conference recognition

The coaches also provide solid coaching longevity at Vanderbilt. Each has served in their current post for at least seven years.

success at the highest Levels


Stadium Upgrades

“I’m excited about the improvements that have been accomplished, and extremely supportive of the upcoming work. This shows fans, our players and future Commodores we are definitely serious about improving our football program.” Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson


Construction Components Vanderbilt Stadium

football enhancements

The second phase of stadium construction should conclude before the 2009 season opener. The work includes a complete rebuild of Gates 2 & 3, including construction of stadium entrance plazas. The effort also stretches the iron & red brick stadium facade down Natchez Trace. Large upper reserved seating sections on both sides of the stadium also have been repainted. In 2008, crews completed the first substantial stadium renovation in nearly two decades.The renovation effort included a new iron & brick facade facing Jess Neely Drive, concourse updates and exterior paint. In future years, plans include a south endzone addition and renovation of Gate 1. Installation of synthetic turf on the Dudley Field surface also is a future consideration.

McGugin ATHLETIC Center

The team’s daily operations will change drastically with improvements completed and proposed for McGugin Athletic Center and John Rich Practice Facility. In 2008, new FieldTurf was added at the squad’s Rich Practice surface. Future plans call for several improvements in McGugin Center, including new player locker rooms, coaches’ offices and position meeting rooms, a team meeting room, an expansion of the training facility, and updates to the Academic Center. The McGugin Center work will also include construction of the Commodore Athletics Hall of Fame.


Train Like a CHAMPION

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous amount of success developing players through our system, guys that are competing at the highest levels of football.”

Commodore Speed, Strength & Conditioning Director John Sisk


Competing for Championship Belts The Commodore winter training program is culminated by an “Iron Man� competition and the awarding of gold championship belts for team and position winners. Among the 2009 recipients were fullback/H-back Ryan van Rensburg and defensive tackle Adam Smotherman. The gold belts, shown above, were donated by former Commodore quarterback and strength All-American Jay Cutler.


“I’m definitely a product of this strength program. I don’t even resemble the guy that arrived on campus five years ago. I absolutely give full credit to Coach Sisk and his staff for helping me change my frame.”

Thomas Welch, R-Sr., offensive tackle

Top Lifters 2002 Jamie Byrum 2003 Ian Gaines 2004 Justin Geisinger 2005 Brian Stamper 2006 Gabe Hall 2007 Gabe Hall 2008 T.J. Greenstone

“I learned early that you simply have to be ready to compete in this league. You simply have to reach for your maximum ability. The (strength) staff does a great job of getting the very best out of us.”

Myron Lewis, Sr., cornerback

“All you have to do is look around the field to see how many great athletes play in the SEC. Coach Sisk and the staff motivates you to reach for your best. Anything else is unacceptable.”

Steven Stone, R-Sr., defensive end

“Physically, I’m so much stronger than when I arrived at Vanderbilt two years ago, and I’m so much more prepared to succeed on the field.”

Larry Smith, R-So., quarterback


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STRENGTH in numbers National Strength & Conditioning All-Americans since 2004: Justin Geisinger, Jay Cutler, Gabe Hall, Chris Williams Total number of players with standing broad jump personal bests exceeding 10 feet Total number of players with bench press personal bests exceeding 400 pounds Total weight added by All-SEC offensive tackle prospect Thomas Welch since arriving as freshman Number of personal records set by Commodore players during ‘08 winter training program Total amount of weight T.J. Greenstone has hang cleaned during offseason conditioning. The total set a new Commodore team record

“Six months after (knee) surgery, I was able to get back on the field and help the team. A lot of the credit goes to the staff, especially Coach (Gabe) Teeple. Now, we’re working to get more explosive, and just get better as a football player.”

Alex Washington, R-Sr., wide receiver


attracting pro scouts “Making the right impression at Pro Day was incredibly important to my ultimate dream of playing in the NFL.”

Reshard Langford

2008 captain; signed free agent deal with Philadelphia

MAKING AN IMPRESSION Each April, NFL talent evaluators converge on the campus to monitor Vanderbilt’s Pro Day when Commodore seniors showcase their talents to would-be NFL suitors.

Last spring, safety Reshard Langford and receiver Sean Walker signed free agent deals with Philadelphia and St. Louis, respectively, after impressing at Pro Day. With several would-be NFL players on the current roster, virtually every pro team is likely to be represented at the 2010 Vanderbilt Pro Day.


“When it comes to nutrition, Magic has no peer. Plus, he truly cares about all of our players.” Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson

magic noori

caring food coach

Vanderbilt Athletics is home to the Hendrix Room and Majid “Magic” Noori, America’s No. 1 collegiate food coach. Performing his culinary magic in the Hendrix Room dining facility, Magic’s nutritional knowledge provides the greatest benefit to Commodore athletes. Noori helps the Vanderbilt student-athlete maximize his athletic potential by preparing carefully planned meals. If a student-athlete needs to add weight, Magic has the plan. If shedding pounds is in order, he’s also up to the task, balancing carb, protein, fat, and

micronutrient intake while correctly timing the meals and snacks for maximize efficiency. “Magic and what he achieves in terms of nutrition in the Hendrix Room is truly remarkable,” Head Coach Bobby Johnson said. “And Magic does it with a warm, caring attitude.” Many media outlets, including CBS This Morning and USA Today, have featured Magic’s culinary creations. Sports Illustrated has focused on Noori’s talents in five editions. Magic and his smiling, friendly staff have been pleasing Commodore athletes since 1990.


Professional

athletic trainers Top-Notch Athletic Trainers Vanderbilt football players receive the finest in medical attention and care from a top-notch staff of athletic trainers and physicians. Coordinated by Head Athletic Trainer Tom Bossung and Vanderbilt team physician Dr. Kurt Spindler, this collection of professionals is assembled through a joint venture of Vanderbilt Student Athletics and the Vanderbilt Medical Center, located within walking distance of the football stadium and practice facilities. Commodore athletes receive individualized daily health care. The training room, located between the football locker room and football weight room, is fully equipped with modern amenities. Bossung and his 10-person training room staff are certified by the National Athletic Training Association and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. Spindler, a highly respected sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon, also directs a professional staff of athletic trainers and physical

Team Medical Staff Head Athletic Trainer: Tom Bossung

Asst. Athletic Trainers: Patrick Violette Justin Wenzel Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute Team Physicians: Dr. Kurt Spindler Dr. Charlie Cox Dr. Alex Diamond Dr. Warren Dunn Dr. Warne Fitch Dr. Andrew Gregory Dr. John Kuhn Dr. Harrison Shull Jr.


nashvillE the South’s Finest “Nashville’s a great place. I try to get back to visit as often as possible.” Jay Cutler

Located on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is one of America’s great cities. Blessed with diversity among its population, cultural heritages, economic opportunity and numerous attractions, Nashville is on the fast track to even greater prosperity.

former Commodore All-SEC quarterback

Nashville Stats H Tennessee’s fastest growing area, with a population of 1.6 million. H Nashville is the government, financial and medical hub of Tennessee.

Nashville: Easy Access

H Nashville International Airport, just 15 minutes from campus, is one of America’s most convenient airports.

H Three interstates – 65, 40 and 24 – converge in Nashville, allowing easy auto access in all directions.

H “Music City” pays homage to the city’s rich musical heritage and active industry. “Athens of the South” recognizes dedication to fine arts and higher education. H The Vanderbilt campus is 1.5 miles from vibrant downtown Nashville. H The city ranks among the nation’s best places to live.


Nashville the new south “14th Best Sports City in America...” Sporting News, 2008 edition

Tennessee Titans Located three miles from campus, LP Field is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Three Vanderbilt games have been played at LP Field, including the team’s 2008 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl win over Boston College.

NASHVILLE: GREAT SPORTS

In addition to Vanderbilt athletics, Nashville is home to many sporting events and teams, including the Tennessee Titans, NHL Nashville Predators, the Milwaukee Brewers’ AAA baseball franchise, NASCAR racing and the Country Music Marathon.


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Bonnaroo and the CMAs

The Nashville area hosts several prominent concerts. The CMA Music Festival draws a worldwide audience to the city in June. The acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Fest is held on a rural site southeast of the city. As Music City USA implies, Nashville offers an array of musical genres, giving the city an energy rare among its American peers. The diversity in its music is a leading factor why downtown Nashville is an incredibly vibrant area. Nashville draws national acts, such as Jamie Foxx, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay. In the last year, Vanderbilt also has hosted many acts, including Kanye West, Dave Matthews and T.I. Many top acts, including Sheryl Crow, the Kings of Leon, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift call the area home. Venues abound. The famous Ryman and spacious Sommet Center are downtown. A variety of small clubs cater to Vanderbilt students close to campus.

Nashville Facts

What has Nashville given the world? To name a few...Oprah Winfrey, Maxwell House coffee, Meat & 3 eateries, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Grand Ole Opry, GooGoo clusters, and the Iroquois races.


coaching Staff

HEAD COACH BOBBY JOHNSON......42-45 ASSISTANT COACHES......................46-55 Warren Belin............................... 46 Jamie Bryant................................ 47 Ted Cain........................................ 48 Robbie Caldwell......................... 49 Charlie Fisher............................. 50 Bruce Fowler.............................. 51 Jimmy Kiser.................................. 52 Des Kitchings............................... 53 Rick Logo...................................... 54 John Sisk...................................... 55 SUPPORT STAFF..............................56-57


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Bobby Johnson

As the 2009 season approaches, Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson can look back and know that many of the goals he set for himself and the Commodore program when he arrived on campus in January 2001 have come to fruition. With the help of a stable and experienced coaching staff that has only seen three Wins: personnel changes in Ranks fifth on all-time coaching wins lists seven years, Johnson recognition: has produced a Shared 2008 SEC Coach of the Year winner at Vanderbilt, honors from league head coaches giving followers of the program a postseason important victories: • Defeated three Top 25 teams in 2008 celebration for the first • Earned road wins on six SEC campuses time in decades. Since capturing Achievements: a thrilling Gaylord Guided Commodores to first postseason Hotels Music City Bowl bowl appearance in 26 years victory, numerous accolades have come Player development: to Johnson. A share of Had first round draft picks in NFL in 2006 SEC Coach of the Year (QB Jay Cutler) & 2008 (OT Chris Williams) honors was followed by inclusion into the American Football Coaches Association board of directors. Just 10 days before the start of spring drills, local officials named Johnson as Nashville's 2008 Sports Person of the Year. Quite simply, Johnson has accomplished a task many observers

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thought would be extremely tough: respect has been restored to the Vanderbilt football program. Johnson understands what the 5-0 start, a four-week run in the national rankings, a record seven national TV appearances, playing host to ESPN’s College Football GameDay, and a thrilling Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory means to the program. “We’re beginning to see the results of the hard work everybody has put in as we build this program the right way, building on a foundation intended to continue for years to come,” Johnson said. “I expect to see more of the things we witnessed this season in future years.” Vanderbilt fans, too, are buying into Johnson's improving Commodores. In 2008, season ticket sales were the highest in more than a decade. From his first day as the Vanderbilt coach, Johnson has stressed that a successful Commodore program would be built upon the same principals he had followed as the successful mentor at Furman University – that players excel not only at the fundamentals of the game but in the character, integrity, effort and passion they exhibit both on and off the field. Off the field, university administrators are strong believers in Johnson's success. The university has supported a series of facility upgrades, including stadium enhancements, and given Johnson enough stability to coach an eighth straight year in 2009, the first such achievement by a Commodore football coach in nearly 50 years. The 2008 achievements by Johnson and his squad should come as no surprise to those who have followed the program. The last four Commodore squads have been the program's most competitive in nearly 25 years, and have made Johnson the university’s fifth winningest coach in team history. Those teams have garnered 21

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The Johnson Tenure: By the Numbers Team's national ranking last year in players' graduation success rates Players selected in 1st Round of NFL Draft since 2006 (Jay Cutler, Chris Williams) Career record holders coached at school: (Jay Cutler, Earl Bennett, Bryant Hahnfeldt) SEC road victories in front of crowds of 68,000 or more

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Number of wins vs. teams ranked in national Top 25 polls since 2005 Number of Commodore victories since 2004 (most in 4-year span since 1972-74) Span of years between 7-6 winning record in 2008 and previous winning year Players earning Academic All-SEC recognition since 2001

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victories, including the 2009 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl title and an impressive string of road wins against SEC foes Tennessee, Georgia, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina. Off the field, Johnson's Commodores perform like national champs. In January, he accepted the AFCA's Academic Achievement Awards saluting Vanderbilt as the nation's best in regard to graduating its football athletes. The squad also set a new Southeastern Conference mark with 39 football players earning All-SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09. Johnson came to Nashville from Furman fully expecting to turn the Commodores into a perennial winner that competes for titles – and he hasn't wavered at all from that intent. As Johnson continues to reshape the program, his impact on the 2009 squad will be more pronounced than ever before. Johnson believes the team he welcomes in August is also well positioned to compete effectively and consistently in what most observers believe is America’s premier conference. And compete they will. Johnson’s plan for ultimate success places as much emphasis on coaches and efforts in recruiting as it did players and conditioning – everyone had to get better. The Commodore coaching staff, from its coordinators to the strength assistants, almost mirrors the group Johnson selected in his first months

on campus. When the rare coaching vacancies during Johnson's tenure became available, he acted quickly to attract highly qualified replacements. In the last two years, he has expanded the roles of four current coaches. With his hand-picked conditioning director John Sisk in place, Johnson has witnessed a revival of the Commodores' conditioning effort. Commodore studentathletes lift weights and practice in modern facilities that did not exist prior to Johnson’s arrival on campus. The head coach has even enhanced the way players and coaches study game film by installing the latest in video and computer technologies. The second phase of major improvements to Vanderbilt Stadium will welcome players and fans this season, and more more upgrades are planned. College football observers and pro scouts have taken notice of Johnson’s efforts to upgrade talent on the Commodore roster. Former quarterback Jay Cutler earned Pro Bowl honors last year and has Chicago Bears fans beaming with excitement for the upcoming year. Cutler is one of 14 former Commodores on NFL teams, believed to be the most in program history. Johnson became the first Vanderbilt coach in 48 years to have two players selected in the opening round in a three-year span when 2007 offensive tackle Chris Williams joined Cutler as a first rounder.


Bobby Johnson The Johnson File

Years At Vanderbilt: 8th Years At Head Coach: 16th

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hometown: Columbia, S.C. HIGH SCHOOL: Eau Claire (S.C.) LETTERS EARNED: 3, 1966-68 POSITIONS: Tight End/Def. End ALMA MATER: Clemson, 1973 LETTERS EARNED: 1970-72 Positions: Receiver/Def. Back HONORS: ACC All-Academic Year 2008

Coach Johnson and his wife, Catherine, on the Vanderbilt campus. Others besides Cutler and Williams have enjoyed success as a Commodore. Receiver Earl Bennett became the SEC's all-time leading receiver, finishing his career with 236 receptions. Three top defenders – linebackers Moses Osemwegie and Jonathan Goff and cornerback D.J. Moore – have received consecutive first team All-SEC recognition. Under Johnson, 25 Commodores have earned All-SEC recognition. Johnson has mentored 17 freshmen All-SEC selections, including Kwane Doster, Vanderbilt’s first SEC Freshman of the Year in 2002. Off the football field, the engaging South Carolina native is as comfortable encouraging Radiothon callers to open their wallets in support of the Charles Davis Foundation as he is talking to young Commodore followers at Dore Jam fan activities. A native of Columbia, Johnson was a three-sport standout at Eau Claire High School. He continued playing at Clemson, where he lettered as both a receiver and defensive back, and graduated in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in management. In 1979, he was awarded a master's degree in education from Furman. He is married to the former Catherine Bonner of Charleston, S.C.

During an offseason charity golf event, Johnson joins pro-am fivesome of Vince Gill, Al Del Greco, Lee Trevino and Jeff Fisher.

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School Position Vanderbilt Head Coach SEC Co-Coach of the Year recipient Vanderbilt Head Coach Vanderbilt Head Coach Vanderbilt Head Coach Vanderbilt Head Coach Vanderbilt Head Coach Vanderbilt Head Coach

Record 7-6 5-7 4-8 5-6 2-9 2-10 2-10

Record as Vanderbilt Head Coach ...... 27-56

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Clemson Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman Clemson Furman Furman Furman Furman

Defensive Coordinator 8-3 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 6-5 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 7-4 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 9-4 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 12-2 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 13-2 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 7-4 Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coordinator 7-3-2 Defensive Coordinator 12-2 Defensive Coordinator 8-3 Defensive Coordinator 10-2-1 Defensive Backs Coach 9-3 Defensive Backs Coach 8-3 Athletic Academic Counselor Defensive Backs Coach 5-6 Defensive Backs Coach 8-3 Defensive Backs Coach 4-5-2 Defensive Ends Coach 6-4-1

Record as Furman Head Coach .......... 60-36 All-time record as Head Coach............ 87-92

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Bobby Johnson what others are saying about Bobby Johnson

JAY CUTLER

Chicago Bears quarterback, '09 Pro Bowler; Vanderbilt career passing leader

Vanderbilt Staff: A Close-Knit Unit Bobby Johnson’s staff of assistant coaches is a close-knit group with personal and professional relationships dating back three decades. As Johnson enters his eighth year at Vanderbilt, he believes the ability to keep intact most of the staff is key to transforming the Commodore football squad into a perennial contender. “Having the same group of hard-working men in place, all with a common purpose, is definitely a strength for our program,” Johnson said. Many of the Commodore coaches have had a relationship with Johnson since he entered the coaching ranks more than three decades ago. In 1976, when Johnson accepted the role of coaching defensive ends at Furman, Robbie Caldwell – the current Vanderbilt assistant head coach/offensive line coach – was working as a first-year graduate assistant at Furman. The next year, Ted Cain joined the Furman staff, Bruce Fowler became a Paladin freshman walk-on and Jimmy Kiser was a contributing Furman receiver. Today, Cain, Fowler and Kiser are coaching with Johnson, serving as offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, respectively. In the mid-1990s, current Commodore receivers coach Charlie Fisher was at North Carolina State along with Caldwell and Kiser. Ricky Logo was an outstanding defensive tackle for the Wolfpack, eventually playing a year in the NFL. As Wolfpack coaches, Cain, Caldwell and Kiser had difficulties accounting for Warren Belin, an energetic Wake Forest linebacker, in the late 1980s. After 14 years at N.C. State, Caldwell moved down Tobacco Road to Chapel Hill to become North Carolina’s offensive line coach. In 2001, Caldwell became impressed with the abilities of a Tar Heel defensive graduate assistant, Jamie Bryant. As Johnson marched Furman toward a national championship appearance in his final years on campus, one of his top receivers and return specialists was Desmond Kitchings, the newest addition to Johnson's Commodore staff.

“Bobby Johnson has inspired belief at Vanderbilt. His teams play hard and play smart. He gets the maximum out of each guy.”

Chris Fowler

ESPN commentator and broadcaster; Anchor, ESPN College Gameday

“In Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt has the entire package: A great coach with unquestioned integrity and a man who has spent his career proving that strong academics and strong football can co-exist. Other coaches in the SEC tell me that nobody prepares his team— week in and week out—better than Bobby Johnson. And they are right.”

Tony Barnhart CBS Sports

“Coach Johnson emphasized doing the small things correctly. Then, when you see a coach that practices what he preaches, it’s easy for players to buy into his system.”

Hunter Hillenmeyer Vanderbilt National Scholar Athlete; Chicago Bears linebacker

“The guy can coach. Johnson is getting better players into the program, and his teams are tough, disciplined and always prepared... He is as real as it gets.”

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CHRIS LOW

SEC beat blogger, ESPN.com

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“Coach Johnson is the kind of coach guys want to play for. He demands a lot, but he's there for you at the same time. He's building the kind of program all Commodore fans can be proud of.”


Assistant Coaches Warren Belin coaches

Linebackers; Recruiting Coordinator Warren Belin enters his eighth season coaching linebackers at Vanderbilt. The 19-year veteran also is in his second year as recruiting coordinator after having worked as special teams coordinator in 2006-07. In each of Belin’s years at Vanderbilt, he has worked with stellar linebackers. In 2008, junior Patrick Benoist earned second team All-SEC honors while Chris Marve became an All-SEC freshman pick selection. Both were among the SEC's top tacklers. In 2006-07, Belin worked with All-SEC pick Jonathan Goff and versatile Marcus Buggs. Both are now in their second year in the NFL: Goff with the New York Giants and Buggs with the Buffalo Bills. In 2004-05, Moses Osemwegie was a first team All-SEC player. In 2002, Hunter Hillenmeyer earned the National Student Athlete Award after leading the league in tackles and garnering All-SEC honors. Belin served in a similar role at Southern Methodist before coming to Vanderbilt. In five years at SMU, at least one of Belin's linebackers were named All-Western Athletic Conference each year of his service. Vic Viloria was named first team All-WAC as a junior. Another SMU pupil, Jason Simonton, was a two-time All-WAC selection. A third player, Chris Bordano, was WAC Western Division Defensive Player of the Year in 1997. Prior to joining the SMU staff, Belin worked as an assistant coach at William & Mary, Cornell and East Tennessee State. A native of Marshville, N.C., Belin was a three-year starter and four-year letterman at Wake Forest from 1987-90. He earned a B.S. in Health and Sports Science from Wake Forest, graduating cum laude. He was named to the ACC All-Academic Team in 1990, and was a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient. Belin is married to the former Yolanda Taylor. They are the parents of three daughters: Camryn, 7; and 4-year-old twins Morgan and MacKenzi.

The Belin File The Belin family: Warren, Yolanda and daughters Camryn, Morgan and MacKenzi.

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Hometown: Marshville, North Carolina Education: B.S., Health & Sports Science, Wake Forest, 1990 PREVIOUS Coaching Experience: Linebackers at SMU, 1997-2001 Linebackers at William & Mary, 1996 Defensive Line at William & Mary, 1995 Linebackers at Cornell, 1991, 1993-94 Linebackers at East Tennessee State, 1992 Postseason Appearances: 2 Conference Titles: 1 NFL Draftees: 3 All-Americans: 1

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Defensive Coordinator; Secondary Jamie Bryant was promoted to defensive coordinator after the Commodores' Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory. In his eighth year with the team, Bryant mentors the secondary. He has also served as special teams coordinator. Bryant's 2008 unit, anchored by All-America D.J. Moore at cornerback and co-captain Reshard Langford at safety, ranked among the SEC and NCAA leaders in pass defense and interceptions. Moore, who contributed six interceptions, was named first team All-America by Rivals.com, the first Commodore defensive back so honored in 24 years. Moore was later drafted in the fourth round by Chicago. Remarkably, four different players in the secondary – Moore, Langford, cornerback Myron Lewis and safety Ryan Hamilton – posted four interceptions or more. It marks the first time in modern team history to accomplish the feat. Both Moore and Hamilton earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors during the season. Bryant, 39, assisted at North Carolina alongside current Vanderbilt associate head coach Robbie Caldwell in 2001 before joining the Commodore staff. The Tar Heels finished that year strong, using an aggressive defense to win seven of their final nine regular season games, including impressive routs of ACC foes Florida State and Clemson, then shut down Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Prior to joining UNC, Bryant’s efforts as defensive coordinator and secondary coach improved a struggling defense at I-AA St. Francis (Pa.) University in 2000. Bryant entered the collegiate coaching ranks in 1997 as outside linebackers coach at Clarion. His duties at Clarion evolved to secondary coach and special teams coordinator for his final two seasons. A native of Fredericktown, Ohio, Bryant was a three-year letterwinner at Ohio Wesleyan. He earned a B.S. in Economics Management. Bryant and his wife, Elisa, are the parents of two young sons, Luke and Jake.

The Bryant File Hometown: Fredericktown, Ohio Education: B.S., Economics Management, Ohio Wesleyan, 1993 PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Graduate Assistant (Defense) at North Carolina, 2001 Defensive Coordinator at St. Francis, 2000 Secondary/Special Teams at Clarion, 1998-99 Linebackers at Clarion, 1997 Postseason Appearances: 2 NFL Draftees: 3 All-Americans: 2

The Bryant family: Jamie, Elisa and young sons, Luke and Jake.

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Ted Cain Offensive Coordinator; Tight Ends Ted Cain has more than three decades of collegiate coaching experience, and served a two-year stint as the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. He became Bobby Johnson’s first assistant at Vanderbilt in December 2001. Cain has served as offensive coordinator through his Vanderbilt tenure. He also works with tight ends. Brandon Barden and Austin Monahan provide Cain a solid nucleus at tight end for the next three years. After replacing an injured Monahan in the fourth game last year, Barden went on to catch 28 passes, tops among all freshmen tight ends in the nation. Cain’s tenure at Vanderbilt has produced some of the most potent offenses in Commodore history. The 2005 offense, directed by SEC Offensive Player of the Year Jay Cutler, produced more points and first downs than any Commodore offense in the last three decades. Cain’s coaching resume includes a two-year stint as head coach at Virginia Military Institute, a successful tenure as offensive coordinator at North Carolina State and many years of coaching service at Furman. Cain, 57, was a three-year tight end for Furman. After serving a two-year term as a U.S. Army second lieutenant, Cain began his coaching career as Furman’s outside linebackers coach in 1977. He later became the Furman passing game coordinator/receivers coach, helping the squad to a 69-23-2 record during an eight-year span. That success led to Cain’s move to North Carolina State in 1986. As offensive coordinator and tight ends coach, Cain directed seven of N.C. State’s top 10 passing seasons. Cain rejoined Johnson's staff at Furman in 1999, helping the Paladins to a pair of Southern Conference titles. Cain earned a B.S. degree in geology and a M.A. in education from Furman. Cain and his wife, Susan, are the parents of two children: Matt, an assistant coach with Presbyterian (S.C.) College; and Erin, 23.

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The Cain family: Ted, Susan, and son Matt, and daughter Erin.

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Hometown: Aiken, South Carolina Education: B.S., Geology, Furman, 1974 M.A., Education, Furman, 1981 Previous Coaching Experience: Receivers at Furman, 1999-2001 Head Coach at Virginia Military Institute, 1997-1998 Offensive Coordinator at N.C. State, 1986-96 Passing Coordinator/Receivers at Furman, 1978-85 Linebackers at Furman, 1977 Postseason Appearances: 9 Conference Titles: 8 NFL Draftees: 1 All-Americans: 5

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Assistant Coaches Assistant Head Coach; Offensive Line Robbie Caldwell is in his eighth year as assistant head coach and offensive line coach with the Commodores. He is another veteran coach, having served more than three decades in the collegiate ranks. After graduating five starters two year ago, including first-round draft pick and All-SEC performer Chris Williams, Caldwell reassembled the 2008 unit around captain Bradley Vierling at center and Thomas Welch at tackle. With little experience, Caldwell mentored the group to a strong showing into the midseason. Then, as injuries became more prevalent, Caldwell continued to transform new, untested prospects into contributors. Of the eight Commodores who earned starts along the offensive front, seven were first-time starters. Caldwell has coached some of the top linemen in Vanderbilt history. Williams, became the highest offensive lineman ever taken from Vanderbilt in the NFL Draft when Chicago made him the No. 14 overall pick. Another other Vanderbilt pupil, 2004 graduate Justin Geisinger, is on the Carolina Panthers active roster. Before joining Vanderbilt, Caldwell coached the North Carolina line for two years after lengthy stays at North Carolina State and Furman. At N.C. State, Caldwell tutored the line for 11 years, then added the responsibility of assistant head coach from 1997-99. Caldwell coached 14 All-ACC Wolfpack linemen. Prior to joining N.C. State, Caldwell coached the front line at Furman from 1978-85, and served there as a grad assistant in 1976. He coached prep football and baseball at Hanahan, S.C. in 1977. Caldwell coached six Southern Conference championship teams at Furman, including the national runnerup in 1985. Eight of his pupils were first-team all-league, with five earning the conference's Jacobs Award. Caldwell was a three-year letterman at center for Furman and earned the team’s MVP award in 1975. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from Furman in 1976. Caldwell and his wife, Nora Lynn, are the parents of a daughter, Emsley, 14.

The Caldwell File Hometown: Pageland, South Carolina Education: B.S., Health & Physical Education, Furman, 1976 Other Coaching Experience: (positions since 1978) Offensive Line at North Carolina, 2000-01 Assistant Head Coach at North Carolina State, 1996-98 Offensive Line at North Carolina State, 1986-99 Offensive Line at Furman, 1978-85 Postseason Appearances: 11 Conference Titles: 6 NFL Draftees: 6 All-Americans: 5

The Caldwell family: Robbie, Nora Lynn and daughter Emsley.

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Assistant Coaches Charlie Fisher coaches

Wide Receivers; Passing Game Co-Coordinator In his eighth season at Vanderbilt, Charlie Fisher works with Commodore wide receivers while serving as co-coordinator of the passing game with quarterbacks coach Jimmy Kiser. Fisher also mentored the team’s running backs in 2002-03. In 2008, Fisher was forced to develop receiving depth from a corps of inexperienced players following a rash of injuries and the departure of three-time All-SEC receiver Earl Bennett to the NFL. Senior Sean Walker produced his finest year in 2008, topping the Commodores with a career high 37 receptions. After the season, Walker was signed to a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams. From 2005-07, Fisher mentored Bennett, one of the finest offensive players in Vanderbilt history. In three year, Bennett became the SEC's all-time leading receiver, finishing with 236 receptions. After the season, Bennett was selected by Chicago in the third round. As the Vanderbilt running backs coach in 2002, he mentored Kwane Doster to SEC Freshman of the Year honors. Before joining Vanderbilt, he served two years as offensive coordinator/ quarterback coach at Temple. Prior to the Temple move, Fisher was successful during a two-year stint tutoring North Carolina State receivers, including future NFL Hall of Famer Torry Holt. The Wolfpack passing attack led the ACC and helped spur the team's drive to a bowl berth. Fisher’s background includes a successful tenure as head coach at West Georgia prior to moving to North Carolina State. From 1993-97, Fisher guided the Braves to a 36-17 overall record. He also served as an offensive coach at Lenior-Rhyne (N.C.) College from 1985-1990. Fisher played quarterback and wide receiver from 1977-80 at Springfield (Mass.) College. He also lettered as a shortstop in baseball. He earned his B.S. in physical education. Fisher earned a M.A. in sports management from Eastern Kentucky in 1984. He has served as a graduate assistant at both EKU and Ole Miss. Fisher and his wife, Julie, are the parents of two sons: Brian, 20; and Brett, 14.

The Fisher File Hometown: Allenwood, Pennsylvania Education: B.S., Physical Education, Springfield (Mass.), 1981 M.A., Sports Management, Eastern Kentucky, 1984 Other Coaching Experience: (positions since 1991) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Temple, 2000-01 Receivers at North Carolina State, 1998-99 Head Coach at West Georgia, 1993-97 Offensive Coordinator at West Georgia, 1991-92 Postseason Appearances: 3 NFL Draftees: 4 All-Americans: 10

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The Fisher family: Charlie, Julie, Brian and Brett.

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Asst. Head Coach/Defense Bruce Fowler, a long-time assistant under Bobby Johnson, was promoted to Assistant Head Coach in charge of defense after the 2008 season. Previously, he served seven years as defensive coordinator. The 2008 defense was one of the best in recent team history, playing a key factor behind Vanderbilt's 7-6 season and Music City Bowl win. The unit ranked in the NCAA Top 30 in many categories, including scoring defense, total defense and pass defense. The Commodores allowed opponents just 19.6 points a game, the fewest by a Vanderbilt defense in the last decade. The unit also was opportunistic, producing 20 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries. The defense also produced 30 quarterback sacks. Four former defenders under Fowler – D.J. Moore, Jonathan Goff, Jovan Haye and Hunter Hillenmeyer – have been selected in the NFL Draft. Moore and Hillenmeyer are with Chicago; Goff plays for the New York Giants after Haye signed a 2009 free agent deal with Tennessee. Three others, Marcus Buggs, Curtis Gatewood and Reshard Langford, are with NFL teams. Fowler, 50, served as Johnson’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Furman. Their relationship on the field dates to the 1970s when Johnson was Fowler’s position coach at Furman. Fowler served 16 seasons on the Furman staff. After beginning as a graduate assistant in 1984, Fowler's responsibilities at Furman progressed throughout his tenure. The defense was critical to Furman's 30-9 success from 1999-2001, two conference titles, three I-AA playoff berths and a 2001 national runnerup finish. Fowler worked with the Furman secondary for six years prior to coaching Paladin linebackers. He mentored six all-conference performers, including All-Americans, Will Bouton and John Keith. He also served several years as an offensive assistant before moving to the defensive staff. Fowler earned two letters at Furman. He was a member of the Paladins’ first conference championship in 1978, started in the secondary in 1979, and played on Furman’s 1980 league champion team. He earned a B.S. and M.A. degree in physical education from the university. Fowler is married to the former Lindy Gilman. They are the parents of a son, Jake, 14, and daughter, Madison, 12.

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The Fowler family: Bruce, Lindy, Jake and Madison.

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Education: B.S., Physical Eduation, Furman, 1981 M.A., Physical Education, Furman, 1989 Previous Coaching Experience: Def. Coordinator & Linebackers at Furman, 1999-2001 Secondary at Furman, 1993-98 Receivers at Furman, 1986-92 Graduate Assistant at Furman, 1984-85 Postseason Appearances: 8 Conference Titles: 8 NFL Draftees: 6 All-Americans: 3

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Assistant Coaches Jimmy Kiser coaches

Quarterbacks; Passing Game Co-Coordinator Jimmy Kiser enters his eighth regular season on the Commodore staff. He brings more than a quarter century of collegiate coaching experience to his role as mentor of Vanderbilt quarterbacks. Kiser and Charlie Fisher also serve as co-coordinators of the passing game. Kiser, 52, has earned acclaim as the mentor of Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler, the 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year who rewrote the Commodore career passing and total offense records. In 2008, Kiser mentored a trio of starters: senior Chris Nickson, junior Mackenzi Adams and redshirt freshman Larry Smith. Nickson and Adams enjoyed ups and downs: both guided the Commodores to huge wins and struggled at times with inconsistency or injury. Playing late in the season, Smith also showed plenty of promise and helped the Commodores earn a victory in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in his first career start. Kiser mentored Cutler for four consecutive seasons. By the time he graduated, Cutler ranked among the top quarterbacks in SEC history and owned the majority of Vanderbilt's all-time passing marks. Kiser, 52, started his coaching career as a grad assistant at Furman. After coaching three years at Dunwoody (Ga.) H.S., Kiser worked two years at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) College, serving as offensive coordinator. In 1986, Kiser joined the North Carolina State staff. He served the Wolfpack as receivers coach (1986-95), quarterbacks/receivers coach (1996) and offensive coordinator (1997-99). Under Kiser in 1997, the Wolfpack led the ACC in rushing offense and finished second in total offense, then topped the league in total offense the following year. In 2000, Kiser moved to Memphis where he coached quarterbacks. In 2001, he served as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Richmond. Kiser won four letters as a receiver at Furman, graduating in 1979. He was named honorable mention all-conference as a senior. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration, graduating cum laude. In 1982, Kiser earned a M.B.A. from the Clemson/Furman joint MBA program. Kiser and his wife, LeAnn, are the parents of four children: recently married Anna Baugher, 22, Jodi, 20, Jamie, 18, and Kelly, 8.

The Kiser File Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina Education: B.A., Economics & Business Management, Furman, 1979 M.B.A., Clemson/Furman Program, 1982 Other Coaching Experience: Offensive Coordinator at Richmond, 2001 Quarterbacks at Memphis, 2000 Offensive Coordinator at North Carolina State, 1997-99 Quarterbacks & Receivers at North Carolina State, 1996 Receivers at North Carolina State, 1986-95 Postseason Appearances: 10 NFL Draftees: 9 All-Americans: 2

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The Kiser family: Jimmy, LeAnn, Anna, Jodi, Jamie and Kelly.

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Running Backs; Special Teams Co-Coordinator Des Kitchings, a former All-America and All-Southern Conference performer at Furman, enters his second year as the Commodores' running back coach. He also added duties as special teams' co-coordinator after the successful 2008 campaign. Kitchings came to Vanderbilt after serving as an offensive assistant at Furman from 2004-07. He briefly accepted a position at Western Michigan prior to taking the Vanderbilt role. In 2008, Kitchings mentored junior tailback Jared Hawkins and several other running back prospects. Hawkins rushed for a team-high 543 yards before missing the regular season finale. Senior Jeff Jennings, sophomores Gaston Miller and Kennard Reeves, and newcomer Jamie Graham also contributed at the position. At Furman, Kitchings served as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. He helped mentor three Paladins to All-Southern Conference recognition: Larry Hedden, Willis Sudderth and John Rust. During his tenure at Furman, the Paladins went 10-3 and captured a conference title in 2004, and advanced to the NCAA I-AA national semifinals in 2005. Kitchings was a standout receiver/return specialist at Furman. As a senior in 1999, Kitchings helped Furman win the first of three conference championships under Johnson. He ranks among the school’s all-time leaders in receptions and returns. As a specialist, he averaged a SoCon record 29.3 yards on 33 kickoff returns, four of which went for touchdowns – also a school record. A consensus all-Southern Conference selection as both a receiver and returner, Kitchings earned All-America honors as a return specialist in 1999 after leading the NCAA I-AA division in return average. Kitchings was selected by Kansas City in the 2000 NFL Draft, and spent four years on practice squads and rosters of NFL squads. Kitchings completed an undergraduate degree at Furman in Health and Exercise Science in 2000. Kitchings and his wife, Heather, are the parents of son, Aiden Jacob, 3; and daughter, Ava Marie, 1.

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The Kitchings family: Des, Heather, Aiden and Ava.

Hometown: Wagener, South Carolina Education: B.S., Health & Exercise Science, Furman, 2000 Other Coaching Experience: Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends at Furman, 2006-07 Tight Ends at Furman, 2004-05 Postseason Appearances: 4 Conference Titles: 1 All-Conference Players: 4

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Assistant Coaches Rick Logo coaches

Defensive Line; Special Teams Co-Coordinator

The Logo File Hometown: Santa Ana, California Education: B.A., Sociology, North Carolina State, 1992 Other Coaching Experience: (positions since 1999) Co-Defensive Coordinator at Troy, 2005 Defensive Line at Troy, 2003-04 Asst. Head Coach/Def. Line at Western Carolina, 2001-02 Defensive Line at Chattanooga, 2001-02 Def. Coordinator/Def. Line at Chattanooga, 1999-2000 Postseason Appearances: 2 NFL Draftees: 4 All-Americans: 1

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Rick Logo is entering his fourth year as the Commodores' defensive line coach. He added duties as special teams' co-coordinator after the 2008 season. In 2008, Logo mentored tackle Greg Billinger to his finest year in a Vanderbilt uniform. Billinger established single-season bests in virtually every statistical category. Two other tackles, Adam Smotherman and All-SEC freshman T.J. Greenstone, also filled in admirably. Both starting ends, Broderick Stewart and Steven Stone, shared the team lead with five quarterbacks sacks and were extreme productive. Two of Logo's pupils from the 2007 season, Curtis Gatewood and Theo Horrocks, signed NFL free agent deals. Gatewood is currently with the Detroit Lions. Logo came to Vanderbilt from Troy University where he served as co-defensive coordinator. Logo also coached Troy’s defensive line from 2002-2004, and mentored two current standouts in the NFL, Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants and Demarcus Ware of Dallas. He joined Troy after one year at Western Carolina where he served as assistant head coach and line coach. Before that, he worked as a defensive assistant at Chattanooga. A native of Santa Ana, Calif., Logo played four seasons as a defensive tackle at North Carolina State from 1989-92. That Wolfpack staff guided by Dick Sheridan included current Vanderbilt coaches Robbie Caldwell, Ted Cain and Jimmy Kiser. During Logo’s four seasons at N.C. State, the Wolfpack had a combined record of 32-16-1, playing in four consecutive bowls. He was a team captain during his senior season and earned All-ACC honors in 1992. That same season, he was named third-team All-America, and played in the postseason Japan and Hula bowls. After graduating in 1992 with a B.A. in sociology, Logo signed a contract with Detroit, but suffered a career-ending injury as a rookie. Logo is a graduate of Spencer (Ga.) H.S., where he was a standout in football, wrestling and track and field. Logo is married to the former Folole Falefia. They are the parents of a 2-year-old son, Eliah.

The Logo family: Rick, Folole and 2-year-old son Eliah.

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Assistant Coaches John Sisk

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Speed, Strength and Conditioning Director A 17-year coaching veteran, John Sisk enters his eighth year as Vanderbilt's Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning. Sisk's stamp on the rebirth of Commodore football continues to be apparent. In 2008, the start of what became Vanderbilt's first winning season in 26 years began with months of offseason conditioning guided by Sisk and assistants Curtis Turner and Gabe Teeple. During the Sisk tenure, due in large part to their fitness level, Bobby Johnson's Commodores have been a strong second half squad. In 2008, they outscored 13 opponents 127-81 after intermission. Johnson appreciates what he sees from Sisk’s contribution. “I like everything about John's program. He makes guys better football players, and he works well with each student-athlete on a personal and physical level.” Since 2002, 12 former Commodores that came through Sisk's program remain in the National Football League. Five former standouts have been taken in the NFL Draft since 2006, including first-rounders Cutler and Williams, who went from an undersized 245-pound prospect on his arrival at Vanderbilt to the No. 14 pick overall in the 2008 draft. Sisk also has mentored four strength and conditioning All-Americans at Vanderbilt: Justin Geisinger, Jay Cutler, Gabe Hall and Chris Williams. The relationship between Sisk and Johnson dates to 1994, when Sisk was a Furman strength assistant in Johnson’s first year as coach. Sisk has also worked with four recent first-round Major League Baseball picks from Vanderbilt: 2007 No. 1 pick David Price, 2008 No. 2 selection Pedro Alvarez, pitcher Casey Weathers and pitcher Mike Minor. Sisk joined Vanderbilt after working at Clemson where he was responsible for the conditioning of skilled-position athletes. Sisk played football at Western Carolina. After spending three years as a football/strength coach at Tuscola H.S., he joined Furman in 1993. He was named to guide the Western Carolina conditioning program in 1995. He joined Clemson In 1997.

The SIsk File Hometown: Waynesville, North Carolina Education: B.A., Sports Administration, Western Carolina, 1993 Previous Coaching Experience: Assistant Strength Director at Clemson, 2001 Assistant Strength Coach at Clemson, 1997-2000 Head Strength Coach at Western Carolina, 1995-96 Assistant Strength Coach at Furman, 1993-94 Postseason Appearances: 5 NFL Draftees: 18 All-Americans: 7 Strength & Conditioning All-Americans: 6

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Support Staff Football Staff

Brian Reese – Assoc. Dir. of Student Athletics Brian Reese, who enters his sixth season overseeing the Vanderbilt football operation, serves as Associate Director of Student Athletics. He holds one of four such administrative positions with Vanderbilt Athletics, with the football, women’s lacrosse and bowling programs under his direction. Among Reese's football oversight responsibilities are day-to-day operation, team travel, budget control, department staffing and alumni relations. He also serves as a campuswide liaison for Coach Johnson’s program. Previously, Reese served seven years as head athletic trainer at Furman. Reese, a native of Brook Park, Ohio, earned a B.S. in physical education at Grand Valley (Mich.) State College and a Master's in athletic administration at Tulsa. He joined The Citadel training staff in 1989, working there until he was named to the Furman position in 1995. Earlier, Reese spent two summers with the Detroit Lions and assisted the Tulsa staff during graduate studies. Reese and his wife, Tricia, are the parents of three children; daughters Maureen, 15, and Brynn, 9; and a son, Patrick, 5.

Michael Hazel – Asst. Dir., Football Operations Michael Hazel enters his fifth year as Assistant Director of Football Operations. Previously, Hazel served one year as a graduate assistant coach, working with the Commodore defense. Hazel was a four-year letterwinner as a linebacker and special teams player for Elon (N.C.) University. During his collegiate playing days, Hazel helped Elon to a 28-16 record as the program transitioned to the I-AA level. A native of Easley, S.C., Hazel was an eight-time member of the Elon Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and a President’s list recipient on three occasions. In 2001, he earned a B.A. in corporate communications from Elon. In 2004, he earned a M.B.A. from Elon. Hazel completed a Master's in education from Vanderbilt's Peabody College in 2007.

Tom Bossung – Head Athletic Trainer Tom Bossung enters his 11th year as head athletic trainer for the Vanderbilt football team. He also manages the Vanderbilt athletic training office. He first came to Vanderbilt as a graduate assistant in 1990 and earned a master’s degree in health promotion and exercise science in 1992. Bossung is in his 13th year with the Vanderbilt staff, having worked with the men’s basketball and women’s tennis teams from 1995-1999. Previously, he worked a year at the Lipscomb Sports Therapy Center and served two years as the head athletic trainer at Tennessee State. Bossung, who received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State, is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. He has served as a test site administrator and host for NATA certification exams. Bossung also volunteers his time to youth soccer leagues in the Nashville area. Tom and his wife, Dee Dee, have two children: Ryan, 16; and Sarah, 12.

Luke Wyatt – Equipment Manager Luke Wyatt enters his 27th year at Vanderbilt, having served as the head equipment manager since 1990. He handles the purchase and care of football equipment and consults with coaches of all Vanderbilt sports. Wyatt supervises three assistants and a staff of student workers. Together, the staff works long hours to ensure the football team is well-prepared for games and practices. They also transport team equipment to road games. Wyatt was recognized as the National Football Federation outstanding equipment manager in 2004. He is a member of several equipment boards, including Schutt gear.

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Assistant Strength Coaches

Curtis Turner Curtis Turner enters his seventh season as a Commodore strength assistant. Turner, a native of Blairsville, Ga., serves as a strength assistant to football staff and coordinates workouts for several other Vanderbilt varsity teams, including golf and tennis. Turner, 29, joined Vanderbilt after working three years with the Clemson athletic strength staff. After starting at Clemson as an undergraduate, Turner moved into a full-time role at Vanderbilt after earning a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. While he assisted with the Clemson football team, Turner also guided the training programs for other Tiger sports, including golf and rowing.

Gabe Teeple Gabe Teeple enters his fourth season with the Vanderbilt football program, serving as an assistant to Speed, Strength and Conditioning Director John Sisk. Teeple, 33, previously served two years as an assistant strength coach at the University of Wyoming. Before joining Wyoming, Teeple spent two years assisting the Virginia Tech conditioning staff while working toward a postgraduate degree. At Virginia Tech, Teeple contributed to the conditioning programs in football, men’s basketball and baseball among other varsity sports. He earned a Master’s in Health Promotion from Virginia Tech in 2004. A native of Sparta, Tenn., Teeple graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1999, where he was a starting center and three-year letterwinner. Upon graduation, he served three years as an assistant football coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in east Tennessee. Teeple is married to the former Donna Ford.

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Support Staff Graduate Assistant coaches Mark Moehring – Defense

Norval McKenzie – Offense

Mark Moehring returns for his second year as a graduate assistant coach, working with the Vanderbilt defense. Moehring, 24, has been associated with the football program since the 2004 season. As am undergraduate, Moehring worked as an equipment manager for the squad, and volunteered in the Vanderbilt Athletics video department. Moehring is a native of Minnetonka, Minn. He lettered in football, wrestling and track at Minnetonka High School. Moehring earned a degree in engineering science and economics from Vanderbilt in 2007. He is pursuing a postgraduate degree in education from the Peabody College.

Additional Football Staffers

Angela Bess

Beverly Brothers Administrative Assistant

Assistant RecruitingCoordinator

David Hood

Max-Maurice Martin

"Magic" Noori

Head Coach’s AdministrativeAssistant

Quality Control, Special Teams

Academic Counselor

Patrick Violette

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Andrea Poole Cain

Food Coach, Hendrix Room

Justin Wenzel

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lacey Ballard

Oscar Cole Jr.

Joey Orck

Steven Parks

Assistant Director, Video Production

Quality Control, Offense

Wes Whaley

Assistant Director, Video Production

Supervisor, Hendrix Room

Director, Video Production

Elizabeth Wright Director of Academic Support

Andy Frank

Sterling Frierson

Chris Singleton

Gary Veach

Assistant RecruitingCoordinator

Assistant Equipment Manager

Daniel MacLea

Graduate Assistant, Athletic Trainer

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Academic Counselor

Equipment Assistant

Tracy Campbell

Graduate Assistant, Athletic Trainer

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Football Staff

Norval McKenzie enters his second year as an offensive graduate assistant coach. Prior to becoming a grad assistant, McKenzie taught and coached two years at Hiram (Ga.) High School. McKenzie, of Powder Springs, Ga., earned four varsity letters for the Commodores from 2001-04. Despite suffering a serious leg injury as a sophomore, he was the team's rushing leader as a junior and senior, finishing with 1,441 career rushing yards. McKenzie, 27, was a prep standout and three-year starter at McEachern High School in north Georgia. In 2005, McKenzie earned degrees from Vanderbilt in secondary education, political science and American history. He is pursuing a postgraduate degree in education from the Peabody College.


Spirit Leaders cheer squad Coaches

Spirit Leaders

Pam Pearson, head coach Jason Silvers, assistant coach Valery Parham, assistant coach

Cheer memberS

Alison King grad student Dana Reynolds (captain) senior Jamie Gordon senior Jeanette Linville senior Chelsea Washington junior Kaitlyn Sparks junior Yoseph Beki junior Meryl McVicker sophomore Lydia Yager (captain) sophomore Sarah Clinton sophomore Alexandra Hudgens freshman Shanelle Holloway freshman Brittany Perskin freshman Rachel Carter freshman Adair Tigert freshman Paige Diner freshman Jackie Wong freshman

mr. Commodore The official Vanderbilt mascot, Mr. Commodore, is a huge fan favorite. Robert Price, a sophomore engineering student, returns to serve in the Mr. Commodore role.

Alma Mater (Text for Vanderbilt Alma Mater was written by Robert F. Vaughn in 1907) On the city’s western border Reared against the sky Proudly stands our Alma Mater As the years roll by. Forward ever be thy watchword, Conquer and Prevail. Hail to thee our Alma Mater, Vanderbilt, All Hail! Cherished by the sons and daughters, Mem’ries sweet shall throng Round our hearts, O Alma Mater, As we sing our song.

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Spirit of gold band "Dynamite" ("Dynamite," the Vanderbilt fight song, was written by Francis Craig, in 1924)

Spirit of Gold Officers Tracy Hancock, President Lindsay Culp, Vice President Lara Pitts, Secretary/Treasurer

Section Leaders

Music & Pageantry The Spirit of Gold marching band adds music and pageantry to every Commodore home game. Under the direction of Dr. Dwayne Sagen and assistant director Gavin Smith, the Spirit of Gold strives to both entertain and motivate fans. Prior to each home game, the band plays for reveling tailgaters and participates in the Star Walk.

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Wade Wheatley, field commander Vanessa Miller, asst. field commander Robin Hill, flutes Ben Chociej, clarinets Anthony Kovacs, alto saxophones Roger Rodiek, mellophones Andy House, trumpets Ryan Stewart, trombones Amanda Poland, tenor sax/baritones Bill Schwandt, sousaphones Lisa Hensey, drumline Kristen Lamb, colorguard Tracy Branding, danceline

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Spirit Leaders

Dynamite, Dynamite When Vandy starts to fight Down the field with blood to yield If need be, save the shield, If vict’rys won, when battle’s done Then Vandy’s name will rise in fame, But, win or lose, The Fates will choose, And Vandy’s game will be the same, Dynamite, Dynamite When Vandy Starts to Fight!


Ryan Hamilton Broderick Stewart

Patrick Benoist

T.J. Greenstone


John Stokes

Greg Billinger

2O09 Outlook

Commodore Outlook.......... 62-65 ALL-STAR CANDIDATES.......... 66-67 Preseason Depth Chart...........68 TEAM BY POSITION.......................69 Team Rosters....................... 70-71 Roster by the Numbers...........72 • by Class • by State of Residence Pronunciation Guide................72


2009 outlook

Team Outlook Despite capturing the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl and finishing with a winning record for the first time in more than a quarter century, college football observers should not expect Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson, his staff and the Commodore players to ease off their pursuit of continued upward mobility. The 2009 Commodores can create Vanderbilt football history if they can improve on the 7-6 campaign witnessed in 2008. If this team matches or betters the 2008 result, it will mark the first time in team history for the Commodores to enjoy postseason bowl appearances in consecutive seasons. When Johnson stages the initial practice on Aug. 7, he expects to see a roster fully capable of matching the 2008 result. Nineteen starters, including nine on both offense and defense, and 48 letterwinners are back in uniform. The roster includes several veteran standouts, including cornerback Myron Lewis, safety Ryan Hamilton, linebacker Patrick Benoist, defensive end Steven Stone, and offensive linemen Thomas Welch and Bradley Vierling. Six-win campaigns will not meet Johnson's expectations of the Vanderbilt program. Since arriving on campus eight years ago, he has believed the Commodores can compete for a SEC title. "I didn't come to Vanderbilt to accomplish anything less," Johnson said. "We have built a program capable of competing. We simply have to keep improving, keep getting better every day. "This should be our most talented Vanderbilt team, but we still have to do the small things well to win. We have to force turnovers, play great defense, control the football and limit mistakes. Our formula for success remains the same," the coach said. Johnson, entering his eighth year as head coach, has directed a resurgence in the program. Since 2004, the reigning Southeastern Conference co-Coach of the Year has guided Vanderbilt to 21 victories, the most in a four-year span at the school since 1972-75. The Commodores' third place finish in the SEC East last year included four league victories, the most by Vanderbilt since the conference went to divisional play in 1992. Under Johnson, the Commodores have become a solid contender on the road. They captured three victories away from Nashville last year, including SEC wins at Ole Miss and Kentucky, to match recent wins at Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina. Though many starters return, the staff must replace a handful of excellent performers, including All-America cornerback D.J. Moore, placekicker Bryant Hahnfeldt, wide receivers George Smith and Sean Walker, and four-year starting strong safety Reshard Langford. More offensive production would greatly aid the Commodore cause. Ranked last in the SEC last year, the offense worked with a quickened tempo during spring drills. The unit boasts plenty of positives: all five starting linemen are back. Tight ends Brandon Barden and Austin Monahan are potentially the best Commodore duo in years. And at uarterback, Mackenzi Adams and Larry Smith have experienced success in previous starting assignments. An aggressive defense that ranked among the NCAA leaders last year should again be the strength of the Commodore squad. The entire defensive line, including Stone, Broderick Stewart and Greg Billinger, returns intact; linebackers Benoist and Chris Marve are proven performers; Lewis and Hamilton are All-SEC caliber players in the secondary. Music City Bowl MVP Brett Upson also returns as the punter. Johnson said identifying quality depth will be a key goal in August. "It's huge for us. We need for more guys to step forward and demand a more significant role on this team. If we can achieve that goal, it gives us a much greater chance for success on the field," Johnson said.

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Myron Lewis

Brandon Barden

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The Offense QUARTERBACK

Mackenzi Adams

Running Back Although Jeff Jennings is lost to graduation, the Commodores welcome back bullying redshirt senior Jared Hawkins. Hawkins started 10 games as a junior and topped the team with 596 rushing yards, but missed two games late-season games and all of Spring Practice rehabbing a foot injury. He is expected back 100 percent when camp opens in August. Redshirt juniors Kennard Reeves and Gaston Miller, and redshirt sophomore Jermaine Doster could be in the mix with a strong preseason camp. Powerful redshirt sophomore Ryan van Rensburg looks like a viable option at fullback. The summer camp also will allow coaches to closely evaluate the abilities of freshmen tailback prospects Warren Norman, Zac Stacy and Wesley Tate. Wide RECEIVER/TIGHT END

Jared Hawkins

The Commodores appear to enter preseason with more uncertainty in its receiving corps than any other position grouping. The staff must replace three key graduates at receiver – starting wideouts George Smith and Sean Walker and contributing tight end Jake Bradford. The team also lost a projected starter at receiver, redshirt senior Justin Wheeler, to a knee injury in Spring Practice. The Commodores will feature their strongest tight end tandem in more than a decade in redshirt sophomores Brandon Barden and Austin Monahan. Barden looks to build off a terrific year where he led the nation’s freshmen tight ends with 28 catches and four touchdowns. Monahan got off to a fast start before getting hurt against Ole Miss and missing the remainder of the season. A third player, redshirt junior Justin Green, also gives the team extra athleticism, and potentially, a difficult matchup at the position. The top returning receivers are redshirt senior Alex Washington, redshirt sophomore Udom Umoh and redshirt freshman John Cole. Washington is back to his 2007 form when he demonstrated solid skills. Umoh displayed excellent receiving ability during the Music City Bowl. Cole looked like a key player early in the 2008 season, but missed the last 12 games after an injury in the opener. Others in the mix are redshirt freshman Akeem Dunham, redshirt senior Chris Reinert, transfer Tray Herndon and freshmen Brady Brown and Collin Ashley.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Larry Smith

With seven players back with multiple starts last year, the veteran offensive line looks to take a big step forward this year. Redshirt senior co-captain Bradley Vierling is a leader and solid performer at center. He is flanked by redshirt seniors Eric Hensley and Ryan Custer at the guard positions. Redshirt senior Thomas Welch is one of the SEC's most talented tackles. Across from Welch, redshirt junior Reilly Lauer showed excellent skills at tackle, but still needs to add bulk to improve his overall game. Two versatile contributors, redshirt sophomore Kyle Fischer and redshirt junior Joey Bailey, will compete for starting roles at guard and center, respectively. Another redshirt sophomore, James Williams, also impressed during Spring Practice, exiting as a starter at right tackle. Redshirt freshman Ryan Seymour also showed potential at tackle during spring drills. Others will provide depth, including redshirt junior Chris Aaron, redshirt sophomore Rob Ashabranner, redshirt freshmen Caleb Welchans, Micheal Bryant and Richard Cagle, and freshman Mylon Brown.

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Redshirt senior Mackenzi Adams and redshirt sophomore Larry Smith both moved forward in spring drills, giving Commodore coaches depth and quality at the key signal calling position entering fall camp. A third candidate, redshirt junior Jared Funk, also showed progress during the spring. Adams has the most experience of the trio with nine career starts and has shown flashes of brilliance as a dual threat under center over the past two seasons. However, Smith could be considered the favorite after demonstrating calm pocket presence, good decision-making and a strong arm in leading the Commodores to victory in his starting debut at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. Funk has seen no playing time but possesses a strong arm.


The Defense DEFENSIVE LINE

2009 outlook

With every key contributor from the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl squad back in uniform, the defensive line appears to be one of the strongest position groupings on the 2009 edition. At tackle, the Commodores return three veterans coming off career years: senior Greg Billinger, redshirt junior Adam Smotherman and redshirt sophomore T.J. Greenstone. The dependable trio combined for nearly 100 total tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss. This season, at least two redshirt freshmen, Rob Lohr and Colt Nichter, should move into the rotation to keep fresh bodies on the field. Another pair of redshirts, Taylor Loftley and John Burrow, spent their initial year on campus adding bulk and could compete for playing time. At end, the Commodores feature a solid multi-year starter in senior Steven Stone and redshirt senior Broderick Stewart, who has shown himself to be one of the conference’s fiercest pass-rushers and among the defense's top big-play contributors. The duo shared the team high with five quarterback sacks, but Stewart missed the final two games with a leg injury. The unit has more talent behind Stone and Stewart, with junior Theron Kadri, redshirt sophomore Tim Fugger and redshirt junior Teriall Brannon capable of providing quality play.

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A pair of all-conference performers, senior Patrick Benoist and redshirt sophomore Chris Marve, anchor a unit that is consistently one of Vanderbilt’s best. A 2008 second team All-SEC selection and Lott Trophy preseason candidate, Benoist excelled at weakside linebacker as a junior, leading the team in tackles and also registering 6.5 tackles for loss. Marve proved to be a punishing tackler and led the conference with four forced fumbles in his first year of action at middle linebacker. The starter at strongside linebacker, junior John Stokes, is back 100 percent after missing contact last spring. Redshirt junior Nate Campbell made a strong case for more playing time at the weakside spot with a superb performance during Spring Practice. Senior Brent Trice was another spring standout subbing for Stokes, and gives the corps a linebacker/safety hybrid. Depth at the position comes from a versatile trio of redshirt freshmen – Tristan Strong, Dexter Daniels and DeAndre Jones. Redshirt junior Austin Newton and redshirt junior Michael Garcia are candidates at strongside and middle backer, respectively.

SECONDARY One of the SEC's top units last year, the Commodores must replace two outstanding performers in cornerback D.J. Moore and Reshard Langford. The team also lost depth at cornerback with the departure of four others, including starting nickel back Darlron Spead. The top returning defensive back, senior Myron Lewis, is one of the nation's elite cornerbacks Blessed with imposing size, Lewis had an outstanding junior season, registering five interceptions, six defensed passes, nearly 80 tackles and five sacks and 76 tackles. Redshirt sophomore Jamie Graham and sophomore Casey Hayward should compete for a starting job across from Lewis. Hayward was a key contributor behind Moore last year and Graham showed plenty of potential in spring drills after switching from wide receiver. A number of first-year prospects, including Eric Samuels, Eddie Foster, Trey Wilson and Javon Marshall, are among the candidates to earn key reserve roles. Redshirt senior Ryan Hamilton, voted by teammates as a defensive co-captain in April, has started 32 consecutive games at free safety and enters off a career year that included 104 tackles and four interceptions. Expected to fill Langford's absence at strong safety is sophomore Sean Richardson, hero of the Music City Bowl win. Redshirt senior Joel Caldwell also figures as potential starters.

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Special Teams PLACEKICKER

2009 outlook

The Commodores enter preseason camp looking to determine who will replace all-time leading scorer Bryant Hahnfeldt, a four-year starter and Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl hero, at placekicker. Expected to compete for the starting job are redshirt freshman Ryan Fowler and senior Brett Upson, who has served as the team's punter for three straight years. Both Fowler and Upson displayed good range and accuracy during spring drills. Senior John Laughrey is a third candidate for the role.

PUNTER The Commodores return All-SEC candidate and Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Most Valuable Player Brett Upson for a fourth year as the starting punter. Upson was superb throughout the 2008 season, blending the best leg strength of his career with an accuracy that frequently pinned opponents deep in their own territory. While just the SEC's eighth best punter with a 40.4-yard average, Upson's hang time and pinpoint direction resulted in the league's fewest punt return yards allowed. Upson's efforts also helped Vanderbilt own large field possession advantages in key SEC victories over Auburn and South Carolina. Upson's amazing Music City Bowl included a 42.6-yard average, minus return yardage and a pooch punt that struck an Eagle player and resulted in the Commodores' lone touchdown. Upson's main competition is expected to come from redshirt freshman Richard Kent, who displayed a strong leg and excellent potential during his first year on campus. RETURN SPECIALISTS

The Commodores are likely to have a fresh look at both punt and kickoff return roles. Senior Alex Washington, redshirt sophomore Jamie Graham and possibly redshirt freshman John Cole are expected to get an early look on punt returns. All three returned punts in collegiate experience, Washington and Graham and others are expected to compete for the kickoff return specialist role.

Brett Upson

2008 Commodore Stat Lines TEAM OFFENSE TEAM DEFENSE

Category....... ('08 SEC/NCAA rank) Scoring Offense.......... 19.2 (9/105) Total Offense.......... 256.2 (12/117) Rushing Offense......... 133.6 (7/73) Passing Offense..... 122.6 (12/112) Turnover Margin..............+9 (2/19)

Category......('08 SEC/NCAA rank) Scoring Defense......... 19.6 (6/29) Total Defense........... 319.6 (8/30) Rushing Defense.... 144.7 (10/69) Passing Defense...... 174.9 (3/15)

INDIVIDUALS

Category ................................. (2008 total) ......... ('08 SEC/NCAA rank) Patrick Benoist, total tackles................. 109................................ (4/58) Chris Marve, total tackles..................... 105................................ (6/77) forced fumbles..................... 4................................ (1/14) Ryan Hamilton, total tackles.................. 104................................ (7/81) interceptions........................ 4................................ (8/53) fumble recoveries................ 3................................ (2/27) Myron Lewis, interceptions....................... 5................................ (4/28) quarterback sacks............... 5................................ (8/96) Broderick Stewart, quarterback sacks....... 5................................ (8/96) fumbles forced.................... 3................................ (2/26) Steven Stone, quarterback sacks.............. 5................................ (8/96) Brett Upson, punting average............... 40.4................................ (8/56)

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All-Star Prospects

Ryan Hamilton

R-Sr., Safety, Wycombe, Pa. Entering 2009:

An All-SEC pick by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele, Hamilton is a co-captain and starter of 32 consecutive games. He enters his final year off a tremendous junior campaign, ranking among the SEC's top 10 tacklers and posted four interceptions, including three in a sensational effort at Ole Miss.

Sr., Cornerback, Pompano Beach,Fla. Preseason Award Watchlists: preseason All-American by Phil Steele

Entering 2009:

Listed among the elite cornerbacks in America, Lewis possesses superb size and excellent playmaking abilities. Playing in the shadow of All-America D.J. Moore, Lewis produced five interceptions last year, including last-minute picks that sealed wins over ranked opponents Auburn and Boston College.

Bradley Vierling

STEVEN STONE

Brett Upson

An All-SEC pick by Phil Steele, Vierling is a tremendous leader, and will serve a second season as co- captain in '09. Vierling's game should improve after his first season as a starter in '08.

An All-SEC pick by Phil Steele, Stone has earned little attention from pundits during 27 consecutive starts, but Commodore coaches can't offer enough accolades for this rangy former basketball standout.

An All-SEC pick by Phil Steele, Upson didn't put up sensational punting numbers, but he's plenty accurate. The Music City Bowl MVP ranked among NCAA best in punt return yards allowed.

R-Sr., Center, Warminster, Pa.

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R-Sr., DE, Conway, Ark.

Sr., Punter, Griffin, Ga.

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All-Star Prospects

2009 outlook

Patrick Benoist

Sr., Linebacker, Southlake, Texas Preseason Award Watchlists: Lott Trophy

Entering 2009:

One of the SEC's most productive defenders as a junior, Benoist looks to build on a '08 campaign that included 109 tackles, fourth most in league. A top scholar athlete, the 2009 co-captain also showed tremendous grit playing through a fractured hand.

Greg Billinger

Chris Marve

Billinger's contribution plugging the interior was a big factor in the Commodores' 2008 success. The Phil Steele All-SEC pick enjoyed his finest season in '08, contributing 47 total tackles.

An All-SEC pick by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele, Marve was outstanding as a redshirt freshman in '08, leading the SEC with four forced fumbles and ranking sixth with 105 total tackles.

Sr., DT, Lilburn, Ga.

Thomas WElCH

R-Sr., Off. Tackle, Brentwood, Tenn. Entering 2009:

One of the most underappreciated players in the Southeastern Conference, Welch is the latest in a line of outstanding offensive linemen developed by the Commodore coaching staff, including '08 first round draft selection Chris Williams. A former prep QB, Welch possesses excellent strength and agility.

R-So., LB, Memphis, Tenn.

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Broderick Stewart R-Sr., DE, Newnan, Ga.

Known to teammates as 'Razor,' Stewart is among the SEC's top outside pass rushers. The speedy senior end needs six quarterback sacks to become the team's all-time leader.

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preseason depth Chart WR WR WR QB -or- TB TE -or- LT -or- LG -or- C RG RT -or-

83 81 4 36 23 14 3 9 10 31 28 7 6 86 76 72 62 73 72 60 71 66 63 77 68

OFFENSE

John Cole Turner Wimberly Alex Washington Chris Reinert Udom Umoh Tray Herndon Akeem Dunham Mackenzi Adams Larry Smith Jared Hawkins Kennard Reeves Gaston Miller Brandon Barden Austin Monahan Thomas Welch Kyle Fischer Ryan Seymour Ryan Custer Kyle Fischer Bradley Vierling Joey Bailey Eric Hensley Chris Aaron James Williams Reilly Lauer

(5-11, 170, R-Fr.) (6-1, 195, R-So.) (5-10, 188, R-Sr.) (5-9, 172, R-Sr.) (6-0, 172, R-So.) (6-0, 180, R-So.) (6-3, 205, R-Fr.) (6-3, 220, R-Sr.) (6-2, 220, R-So.) (5-10, 203, R-Sr.) (6-0, 204, R-Jr.) (5-7, 170, R-Jr.) (6-5, 245, R-So.) (6-7, 255, R-So.) (6-7, 310, R-Sr.) (6-6, 308, R-So.) (6-5, 294, R-Fr.) (6-3, 292, R-Sr.) (6-6, 308, R-So.) (6-3, 290, R-Sr.) (6-4, 289, R-Jr.) (6-6, 322, R-Sr.) (6-4, 285, R-Jr.) (6-6, 315, R-So.) (6-7, 272, R-Jr.)

Kick Team Specialists PK -or- SN-K H -or- KO

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39 48 49 69 9 36 39 48

Brett Upson Ryan Fowler John Stokes David Giller Mackenzi Adams Chris Reinert Brett Upson Ryan Fowler

(5-11, 188, Sr.) (5-10, 165, R-Fr.) (6-5, 235, Jr.) (6-0, 228, R-So.) (6-3, 215, R-Jr.) (5-9, 175, R-Sr.) (5-11, 188, Sr.) (5-10, 165, R-Fr.)

DE DT -or- DT DE -or- WLB MLB SLB -or- CB SS -or- FS CB or-

96 42 98 56 84 58 59 74 90 89 91 30 52 13 52 49 11 5 24 38 37 20 2 29 25 19

DEFENSE

Steven Stone Tim Fugger Johnell Thomas Greg Billinger Rob Lohr Colt Nichter Adam Smotherman T.J. Greenstone Broderick Stewart Teriall Brannon Theron Kadri Patrick Benoist Nate Campbell Chris Marve Nate Campbell John Stokes Brent Trice Myron Lewis Rich Tompkins Sean Richardson Al Owens Micah Powell Ryan Hamilton Joel Caldwell Jamie Graham Casey Hayward

(6-5, 267, R-Sr.) (6-3, 250, R-So.) (6-0, 250, R-Fr.) (6-3, 297, Sr.) (6-4, 280, R-Fr.) (6-2, 286, R-Fr.) (6-4, 290, R-Jr.) (6-3, 280, R-So.) (6-5, 230, R-Sr.) (6-3, 243, R-Jr.) (6-4, 250, Jr.) (6-0, 224, Sr.) (6-2, 220, R-Jr.) (6-0, 228, R-So.) (6-2, 220, R-Jr.) (6-5, 235, Jr.) (6-3, 214, Sr.) (6-2, 205, Sr.) (5-11, 185, R-So.) (6-2, 205, So.) (6-2, 215, R-Fr.) (6-0, 200, R-Fr.) (6-2, 210, R-Sr.) (6-1, 195, R-Sr.) (6-0, 196, R-So.) (6-0, 182, So.)

Punt, Kickoff Specialists P SN-P KR PR

39 94 49 69 25 4 4 25

Brett Upson Richard Kent John Stokes David Giller Jamie Graham Alex Washington Alex Washington Jamie Graham

(5-11, 188, Sr.) (6-2, 190, R-Fr.) (6-5, 235, Jr.) (6-0, 228, Jr.) (6-0, 196, R-So.) (5-10, 188, R-Sr.) (5-10, 188, R-Sr.) (6-0, 196, R-So.)

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Roster by Position Quarterbacks

Name Mackenzi Adams Jared Funk Charlie Goro Larry Smith

running Backs No. 26 31 7 27 28 21 24

Name Jermaine Doster Jared Hawkins Gaston Miller Warren Norman Kennard Reeves Zac Stacy Wesley Tate

Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 Ht. 5-10 5-10 5-7 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-1

Wide Receivers Receivers No. 87 88 83 3 14 36 23 4 80 81

Name Collin Ashley Brady Brown John Cole Akeem Dunham Tray Herndon Chris Reinert Udom Umoh Alex Washington Justin Wheeler Turner Wimberly

Tight Ends/Fullbacks

No. 6 84 82 85 86 34

Name Brandon Barden Chris DeGeorge Justin Green Mason Johnston Austin Monahan Ryan Van Rensburg

Centers No. 63 60

Name Chris Aaron Bradley Vierling

Guards No. 55 71 50 75 73 72

Name Rob Ashabranner Joey Bailey Mylon Brown Micheal Bryant Ryan Custer Kyle Fischer

Ht. 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-3 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1

Wt. 220 202 192 220

Tackles

Cl. R-Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-So.

Exp. 3VL 1VL

Wt. 205 203 170 188 204 194 218

Cl. R-So. R-Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Fr.

Exp.

Wt. 170 200 170 205 180 172 175 188 180 195

Cl. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Sr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Jr.

Exp.

3VL 2VL 2VL

No. 56 74 54 84 58 59

Ends No. 89 57 52 93 91 92 99 90 96 98

DEFENSE

Name Greg Billinger T.J. Greenstone Taylor Loftley Rob Lohr Colt Nichter Adam Smotherman

Ht. 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-4

Wt. 297 280 280 280 286 290

Cl. Sr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr.

Exp. 3VL 1VL

Name Teriall Brannon John Burrow Tim Fugger Josh Jelesky Theron Kadri Walker May Thad McHaney Broderick Stewart Steven Stone Johnell Thomas

Ht. 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-0

Wt. 242 255 250 248 250 210 235 230 267 250

Cl. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-S0. R-Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Fr.

Exp. 1VL

Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2

Wt. 225 225 228 230

Cl. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. Fr.

Exp. 2VL

Ht. 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-3

Wt. 222 218 235 228 214

Cl. R-Fr. R-Jr. Jr. R-Fr. Sr.

Exp.

Ht. 6-0 6-2 6-1

Wt. 224 220 225

Cl. Sr. R-Jr. R-Fr.

Exp. 3VL 2VL

Ht. 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11

Wt. 170 196 182 205 180 184 185 182

Cl. Fr. R-So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-So. Fr.

Exp.

Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-2

Wt. 190 200 205

Cl. Fr. R-Fr. So.

Exp.

Ht. 6-1 6-2 6-2

Wt. 195 210 215

Cl. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Fr.

Exp. 3VL 3VL

Middle LINEbackers

2VL 1VL 3VL 3VL 1VL

Ht. 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-4 6-7 6-1

Wt. 245 230 232 235 255 234

Cl. R-So. R-Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-So. R-So.

Exp. 1VL

Ht. 6-4 6-3

Wt. 285 290

Cl. R-Jr. R-Sr.

Exp. 1VL 3VL

2VL 1VL 1VL

Ht. 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-6

Wt. 280 289 300 285 292 308

Cl. R-So. R-Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-So.

Exp.

Ht. 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-6

Wt. 275 322 252 272 294 310 290 315

Cl. R-Fr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-So.

Exp.

2VL 3VL 1VL

No. 44 47 13 35

Name Michael Garcia DeAndre Jones Chris Marve Blake Southerland

Strongside LINEbackers No. 15 46 49 32 11

Name Archibald Barnes Austin Newton John Stokes Tristan Strong Brent Trice

Weakside LINEbackers No. 30 52 18

Name Patrick Benoist Nate Campbell Dexter Daniels

Cornerbacks No. 43 25 19 5 41 37 24 8

Name Eddie Foster Jamie Graham Casey Hayward Myron Lewis Javon Marshall Eric Samuels Rich Tompkins Trey Wilson

2VL

1VL 2VL 3VL 3VL

1VL

1VL 2VL 3VL

1VL 1VL 3VL

Tackles No. 65 66 67 68 62 76 78 77

Name Richard Cagle Eric Hensley Wesley Johnson Reilly Lauer Ryan Seymour Thomas Welch Caleb Welchans James Williams

2VL 1VL 3VL 1VL

Strong Safeties No. 33 20 38

Name Jay Fullam Micah Powell Sean Richardson

Free Safeties No. 29 2 37

Name Joel Caldwell Ryan Hamilton Al Owens

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2009 outlook

Numerical Roster No. Name 2 Ryan Hamilton 3 Akeem Dunham 4 Alex Washington 5 Myron Lewis 6 Brandon Barden 7 Gaston Miller 8 Trey Wilson 9 Mackenzi Adams 10 Larry Smith 11 Brent Trice 12 Jared Funk 13 Chris Marve 14 Tray Herndon 15 Archibald Barnes 15* Will Parker Roe 17 Charlie Goro 18 Dexter Daniels 19 Casey Hayward 20 Micah Powell 21 Zac Stacy 23 Udom Umoh 24 Wesley Tate 24* Rich Tompkins 25 Jamie Graham 26 Jermaine Doster 27 Warren Norman 28 Kennard Reeves 29 Joel Caldwell 30 Patrick Benoist 31 Jared Hawkins 32 Tristan Strong 33 Jay Fullam 34 Ryan van Rensburg 35 Brandon Bryant 35* Reece Lovell 35 Blake Southerland 36 Chris Reinert 37 Eric Samuels 37 Al Owens 37* Elvio Tropeano 38 Sean Richardson 39 Brett Upson 40 Bo Baggerley 41 Javon Marshall 41* Dan Sutton 42 Tim Fugger 43 Eddie Foster 44 Michael Garcia 45 Chris Johnson 45* Chavez Scott 46 Austin Newton 46* Duane Vaughn 47 DeAndre Jones 48 Ryan Fowler 49 John Stokes 49* Jameson Sackey 50 Mylon Brown 51 Davis Flowers 52 Nate Campbell 54 Taylor Loftley 55 Rob Ashabranner 56 Greg Billinger

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Pos. Ht. FS 6-2 WR 6-3 WR 5-10 CB 6-2 TE 6-5 RB 5-7 DB 5-11 QB 6-3 QB 6-2 LB/S 6-3 QB 6-2 LB 6-0 WR 5-10 LB 6-4 S 5-10 QB 6-2 LB 6-1 DB 6-0 S 6-0 RB 5-10 WR 6-0 RB 6-1 DB 5-11 DB 6-0 RB 5-10 RB 5-10 RB 6-0 S 6-1 LB 6-0 RB 5-10 LB 6-1 S 6-1 FB/HB 6-1 LB 6-1 FB/HB 5-10 LB 6-2 WR 5-9 DB 6-0 S 6-2 S 5-9 S 6-2 P/PK 5-11 LB 6-0 DB 5-10 LB 6-1 DE 6-4 DB 5-10 LB 6-1 LB 6-1 TB 5-8 LB 6-3 S 6-1 LB 6-0 PK 5-10 LB/SN 6-5 WR 6-1 OL 6-5 LB 6-1 LB 6-2 DL 6-2 OL 6-2 DT 6-3

Wt. Year 210 R-Sr. 205 R-Fr. 188 R-Sr. 205 Sr. 245 R-So. 170 R-Jr. 182 Fr. 220 R-Sr. 220 R-So. 214 Sr. 202 R-Jr. 228 R-So. 180 R-So. 222 R-Fr. 185 R-So. 192 Fr. 225 R-Fr. 182 So. 200 R-Fr. 194 Fr. 175 R-So. 218 Fr. 185 R-So. 196 R-So. 205 R-So. 188 Fr. 204 R-Jr. 195 R-Sr. 224 Sr. 203 R-Sr. 228 R-Fr. 190 Fr. 234 R-So. 234 R-Sr. 220 So. 230 Fr. 172 R-Sr. 184 Fr. 215 R-Fr. 205 R-So. 205 So. 188 Sr. 210 Sr. 180 Fr. 218 So. 250 R-So. 170 Fr. 225 R-Jr. 225 R-Sr. 192 R-Fr. 218 R-Jr. 212 R-So. 225 R-Fr. 165 R-Fr. 235 Jr. 205 R-Fr. 300 Fr. 220 R-So. 220 R-Jr. 280 R-Fr. 280 R-So. 297 Sr.

CL Hometown/High School (Other) 3L Wycombe, Pa./Council Rock North RS Eustis, Fla./Eustis 3L Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 3L Pompano Beach, Fla./Pompano Beach 1L Lincolnton, Ga./Lincoln Co. 2L Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale HS Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian Academy 3L Tulsa, Okla./Union 1L Prattville, Ala./Prattville 3L Orange, Va./Fort Union Military SQ Long Grove, Ill./St. Viator 1L Memphis, Tenn./White Station TR Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School/(Minnesota) RS Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep SQ Humboldt, Tenn./Humboldt HS Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South RS Brantley, Ala./Brantley 1L Perry, Ga./Perry RS Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake HS Centreville, Ala./Bibb Co. 1L Fort Valley, Ga./Peach Co. HS Hendersonville, Tenn./Pope John Paul II 1L Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy 1L Nashville, Tenn./Whites Creek SQ Tampa, Fla./Robinson HS Stone Mountain, Ga./Chamblee 2L Duluth, Ga./Duluth 3L Hoover, Ala./Hoover 3L Southlake, Texas/Carroll Senior 3L Spring, Texas/Klein RS Loganville, Ga./Grayson HS Chattanooga, Tenn./The McCallie School 1L Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School 2L Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier HS Madison, Tenn./Goodpasture HS Lawrenceville, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian 2L Santa Ana, Calif./Servite HS Eustis, Fla./Umatilla RS Springtown, Texas/Springtown SQ Pomfret, Conn./Middlesex School 1L Linden, Ala./Linden 3L Griffin, Ga./Spalding SQ Forsyth, Ga./Stratford Academy HS Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne TR Tucker, Ga./Tucker/(Middlebury College) 1L Oak Brook, Ill./Montini Catholic HS Colleyville, Texas/Heritage 2L Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School 3L Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mountain SQ Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 2L McDonough, Ga./Union Grove SQ Goodlettsville, Tenn./Davidson Academy RS Memphis, Tenn./University School RS Taylors, S.C./Eastside 2L Memphis, Tenn./University School SQ Smyrna, Ga./Lovett School HS Trilby, Fla./Pasco Co. SQ Dothan, Ala./Houston Academy 2L Hazen, Ark./Hazen RS Chamblee, Ga./Chamblee SQ Beaumont, Texas/Cathedral Christian 3L Lilburn, Ga./Parkview

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Numerical Roster Pos. Ht. DE/DT 6-4 DT 6-2 DT 6-4 C 6-3 OT 6-5 OG/C 6-4 OT 6-4 OG 6-6 OL 6-4 OT 6-7 SN 6-0 OG/C 6-4 OT/OG 6-6 OG 6-3 DT 6-3 OL 6-5 OT 6-7 OT 6-6 OL 6-5 WR 6-1 WR 6-1 TE 6-6 WR 5-11 DT 6-4 HB 6-2 TE 6-4 TE 6-7 WR 5-11 WR 6-4 DE 6-3 DE 6-5 DE 6-4 DE 6-4 DE 6-5 P 6-2 DE 6-5 PK 6-0 DE 6-0 DE 6-5

Wt. Year 255 R-Fr. 286 R-Fr. 290 R-Jr. 290 R-Sr. 294 R-Fr. 285 R-Jr. 275 R-Fr. 322 R-Sr. 252 Fr. 272 R-Jr. 228 R-So. 289 R-Jr. 308 R-So. 292 R-Sr. 280 R-So. 285 R-Fr. 310 R-Sr. 315 R-So. 290 R-Fr. 180 R-Sr. 192 R-Jr. 232 R-Jr. 170 R-Fr. 280 R-Fr. 230 R-Sr. 235 Fr. 255 R-So. 170 Fr. 200 Fr. 242 R-Jr. 230 R-Sr. 250 Jr. 210 Fr. 248 R-Fr. 190 R-Fr. 267 R-Sr. 190 Sr. 250 R-Fr. 235 Fr.

CL Hometown/High School (Other) RS Morris, Ala./Mortimer Jordan RS Park City, Utah/Park City 2L Smyrna, Tenn./Smyrna 3L Warminster, Pa./Central Bucks East RS Kingsland, Ga./Camden Co. 1L Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes/(Lehigh Univ.) RS Houston, Texas/St. Pius X 2L Clinton, Tenn./Clinton HS Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy 1L Gates Mill, Ohio/St. Ignatius 1L Swampscott, Mass./Swampscott/(Trinity) 2L Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville 1L Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley 3L Troy, Ohio/Troy 1L Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill RS La Vergne, Tenn./La Vergne 3L Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood 1L Smyrna, Tenn./Smyrna RS Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette 3L North Augusta, S.C./North Augusta 1L Austin, Texas/Westlake/The Hun School (NJ) 2L Troy, Ala./Henderson RS Somerset, Ky./Somerset RS Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville 1L Portland, Tenn./Portland HS Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School 2L Charlotte, N.C./Country Day/Philips Academy HS Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound HS Argyle, Texas/Argyle 1L Spartanburg, S.C./Broome 3L Newnan, Ga./Riverside Military 2L Brighton, Tenn./Brighton HS Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian RS Naperville, Ill./Naperville RS Marietta, Ga./Walton 3L Conway, Ark./Conway SQ McKenzie, Tenn./McKenzie RS Orlando, Fla./Boone HS Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy

Alphabetical Roster 63 9 55 87 40 71 6 15 30 56 89 88 50 35 75 57 65 29

Chris Aaron Mackenzi Adams Rob Ashabranner Collin Ashley Bo Baggerley Joey Bailey Brandon Barden Archibald Barnes Patrick Benoist Greg Billinger Teriall Brannon Brady Brown Mylon Brown Brandon Bryant Micheal Bryant John Burrow Richard Cagle Joel Caldwell

52 Nate Campbell 83 John Cole 73 Ryan Custer 18 Dexter Daniels 84* Chris DeGeorge 26 Jermaine Doster 3 Akeem Dunham 72 Kyle Fischer 51 Davis Flowers 43 Eddie Foster 48 Ryan Fowler 42 Tim Fugger 33 Jay Fullam 12 Jared Funk 44 Michael Garcia 69 David Giller 17 Charlie Goro 25 Jamie Graham

82 Justin Green 74 T.J. Greenstone 2 Ryan Hamilton 31 Jared Hawkins 19 Casey Hayward 66 Eric Hensley 14 Tray Herndon 93 Josh Jelesky 45 Chris Johnson 67 Wesley Johnson 85 Mason Johnston 47 DeAndre Jones 91 Theron Kadri 94 Richard Kent 68 Reilly Lauer 97 John Laughrey 5 Myron Lewis 54 Taylor Loftley

84 Rob Lohr 35* Reece Lovell 41 Javon Marshall 13 Chris Marve 92 Walker May 99 Thad McHaney 7 Gaston Miller 86 Austin Monahan 46 Austin Newton 58 Colt Nichter 27 Warren Norman 37 Al Owens 15* Will Parker Roe 20 Micah Powell 28 Kennard Reeves 36 Chris Reinert 38 Sean Richardson 49* Jameson Sackey

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37 Eric Samuels 45* Chavez Scott 62 Ryan Seymour 10 Larry Smith 59 Adam Smotherman 35 Blake Southerland 21 Zac Stacy 90 Broderick Stewart 49 John Stokes 96 Steven Stone 32 Tristan Strong 41* Dan Sutton 24 Wesley Tate 98 Johnell Thomas 24* Rich Tompkins 11 Brent Trice 37* Elvio Tropeano 23 Udom Umoh

39 Brett Upson 34 Ryan van Rensburg 46* Duane Vaughn 60 Bradley Vierling 4 Alex Washington 76 Thomas Welch 78 Caleb Welchans 80 Justin Wheeler 77 James Williams 8 Trey Wilson 81 Turner Wimberly * duplicate jerseys

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No. Name 57 John Burrow 58 Colt Nichter 59 Adam Smotherman 60 Bradley Vierling 62 Ryan Seymour 63 Chris Aaron 65 Richard Cagle 66 Eric Hensley 67 Wesley Johnson 68 Reilly Lauer 69 David Giller 71 Joey Bailey 72 Kyle Fischer 73 Ryan Custer 74 T.J. Greenstone 75 Micheal Bryant 76 Thomas Welch 77 James Williams 78 Caleb Welchans 80 Justin Wheeler 81 Turner Wimberly 82 Justin Green 83 John Cole 84 Rob Lohr 84* Chris DeGeorge 85 Mason Johnston 86 Austin Monahan 87 Collin Ashley 88 Brady Brown 89 Teriall Brannon 90 Broderick Stewart 91 Theron Kadri 92 Walker May 93 Josh Jelesky 94 Richard Kent 96 Steven Stone 97 John Laughrey 98 Johnell Thomas 99 Thad McHaney * duplicate jerseys


By the Numbers 2009 outlook

Commodores By State of Residence Alabama (11) Joey Bailey John Burrow Joel Caldwell Dexter Daniels Davis Flowers Justin Green Chris Johnson Walker May Sean Richardson Larry Smith Zac Stacy Arkansas (2) Nate Campbell Steven Stone California (2) Chris Aaron Chris Reinert Connecticut (1) Elvio Tropeano

Trussville Morris Hoover Brantley Dothan Troy Birmingham Birmingham Linden Prattville Centreville Hazen Conway Palos Verdes Santa Ana Promfret

Florida (11) Archibald Barnes Tampa Mylon Brown Trilby Jermaine Doster Tampa Akeem Dunham Eustis Michael Garcia Jacksonville Mason Johnston Jacksonville Myron Lewis Pompano Beach Micah Powell Tarpon Springs Ryan van Rensburg Jacksonville Eric Samuels Eustis Johnell Thomas Orlando

Georgia (18) Bo Baggerley Forsyth Brandon Barden Lincolnton Greg Billinger Lilburn T.J. Greenstone Lawrenceville Casey Hayward Elko Richard Kent Marietta Taylor Loftley Chamblee Austin Newton McDonough Warren Norman Stone Mountain Kennard Reeves Duluth Jameson Sackey Smyrna Ryan Seymour Kingsland Blake Southerland Lawrenceville Broderick Stewart Newnan Dan Sutton Tucker Tristan Strong Loganville Udom Umoh Fort Valley Brett Upson Griffin Alex Washington Stone Mountain Illinois (4) Tim Fugger Jared Funk Charlie Goro Josh Jelesky

Oak Brook Arlington Heights Park Ridge Napervile

Kentucky (1) John Cole

Somerset

Louisiana (1) Trey Wilson

Shreveport

Massachusetts (1) David Giller

Swampscott

Missouri (1) Caleb Welchans

Wildwood

North Carolina (1) Austin Monahan

Charlotte

Ohio (4) Brandon Bryant Ryan Custer Reilly Lauer Javon Marshall Oklahoma (1) Mackenzi Adams Pennsylvania (3) Ryan Hamilton Rob Lohr Bradley Vierling

Cincinnati Troy Gates Mills Huber Heights Tulsa Wycombe Phoenixville Warminster

South Carolina (4) Teriall Brannon Spartanburg Kyle Fischer Columbia Ryan Fowler Taylors Justin Wheeler North Augusta Tennessee (23) Micheal Bryant Chris DeGeorge Jay Fullam Jamie Graham Eric Hensley Wesley Johnson DeAndre Jones Theron Kadri John Laughrey

La Vergne Portland Chattanooga Nashville Clinton Nashville Memphis Brighton McKenzie

Commodores By Class Seniors (21) Mackenzi Adams, Bo Baggerly, Patrick Benoist, Greg Billinger, Brandon Bryant, Joel Caldwell, Ryan Custer, Chris DeGeorge, Ryan Hamilton, Jared Hawkins, Eric Hensley, Chris Johnson, Myron Lewis, Chris Reinert, Broderick Stewart, Steven Stone, Brent Trice, Brett Upson, Bradley Vierling, Alex Washington, Thomas Welch, Justin Wheeler Juniors (15) Chris Aaron, Joey Bailey, Teriall Brannon, Nate Campbell, Jared Funk, Michael Garcia, Justin Green, Theron Kadri, Reilly Lauer, Gaston Miller, Austin Newton, Kennard Reeves, Adam Smotherman, John Stokes, Turner Wimberly Sophomores (25) Rob Ashabranner, Brandon Barden, Jermaine Doster, Kyle Fischer, Davis Flowers, Tim Fugger, David Giller, Jamie Graham, T.J. Greenstone, Casey Hayward, Tray Herndon, Reilly Lauer, John Laughrey, Reece Lovell, Chris Marve, Willie Parker Roe, Sean Richardson, Larry Smith, Dan Sutton, Rich Tompkins, Elvio Tropeano, Udom Umoh, Ryan van Rensburg, Daune Vaughn, James Williams Redshirt Freshmen (19) Archibald Barnes, Micheal Bryant, John Burrow, Richard Cagle, John Cole, Dexter Daniels, Akeem Dunham, Ryan Fowler, Josh Jelesky, DeAndre Jones, Taylor Loftley, Rob Lohr, Colt Nichter, Al Owens, Micah Powell, Ryan Seymour, Tristan Strong, Johnell Thomas, Caleb Welchans Freshmen (17) Collin Ashley, Brady Brown, Mylon Brown, Eddie Foster, Jay Fullam, Charlie Goro, Wesley Johnson, Mason Johnston, Javon Marshall, Walker May, Thad McHaney, Warren Norman, Eric Samuels, Blake Southerland, Zac Stacy, Wesley Tate, Trey Wilson

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Reece Lovell Madison Chris Marve Memphis Thad McHaney Nashville Gaston Miller Murfreesboro Willie Parker Roe Humboldt Chavez Scott Memphis Adam Smotherman Smyrna John Stokes Memphis Wesley Tate Hendersonville Rich Tompkins Nashville Duane Vaughn Goodlettsville Thomas Welch Brentwood James Williams Smyrna Texas (9) Rob Ashabranner Collin Ashley Patrick Benoist Brady Brown Richard Cagle Eddie Foster Jared Hawkins Al Owens Turner Wimberly

Beaumont Flower Mound Southlake Argyle Houston Colleyville Spring Springtown Austin

Utah (1) Colt Nichter

Park City

Virginia (1) Brent Trice

Orange

Commodore Pronunciaton Guide Patrick Benoist (Ben-WAH) Teriall (Ter-RELL) Brannon Tim Fugger (FEW-ger) Theron (THER-in) Kadri (COD-ree) Chris Marve (MARV) Chris Reinert (RINE-ert) Elvio Tropeano (Tro-PEA-no) Udom (OOD-um) Umoh (OO-mah) Bradley Vierling (VEER-ling) Caleb Welchans (Well-chens)

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RETURNING PLAYERS.........73-118 Mackenzi Adams...........74-75 Brandon Barden..........76-77 Patrick Benoist............78-79 Greg Billinger................... 79 Jamie Graham................88-89 Ryan Hamilton...............90-91 Jared Hawkins................... 92 Myron Lewis..................96-97 Chris Marve..................98-99 Larry Smith...................... 104 Broderick Stewart...105-106 Steven Stone.................... 107 Brett Upson..............110-111 Bradley Vierling............. 112 Thomas Welch.................. 113 NEWCOMERS....................116-118


The Players 63 aaron

Returnees

Chris

R-Jr. H Center/Guard H 6-4 • 285 Palos Verdes, Calif. H Palos Verdes HS 2009 PROSPECTS A transfer, Aaron showed plenty of promise last year prior to suffering a head injury that limited his action. The junior should compete with junior Joey Bailey as the backup to Bradley Vierling. Aaron also earned additional snaps last spring at guard. 2008 Saw action as reserve center in early season win at Miami (Ohio)... Playing time was limited during season due to effects of injury suffered during practice. 2007 Did not play as walk-on after transferring from I-AA Lehigh University... Served as practice squad offensive lineman... Named team's Offensive Scout of the Week after Kentucky game. 2006 Participated as tackle/guard at Lehigh University as a freshman, getting action in junior varsity games. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter on offensive line... Helped team to state playoffs during senior season... Named team's top OL... Earned all-conference recognition... Recipient of National Football Foundation/ College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. ACADEMICS Aaron is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Christopher William Aaron... Son of Tony and Beth Petak-Aaron... Born May 5, 1988... Only child... Dad is an accountant for Ernst & Young; mom is a retired middle school teacher... Transferred to Vanderbilt after one year at Lehigh... Likes to surf, golf and skateboard.

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R-Sr. H Quarterback H 6-3 • 220 Tulsa, Okla. H Union HS 2009 PROSPECTS The team's most experienced signal caller, Adams enters preseason camp competing for the starting job with sophomore Larry Smith. As a part-time starter in each of the last two seasons, Adams has displayed a dual-ability at quarterback, and demonstrated both toughness and solid leadership skills. Either as a starter or in a relief role, Adams has played a key role in several of the Commodores' biggest wins in recent years. Entering his final year, Adams looks to bolster his throwing accuracy.

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2008 Finished regular season by completing 74 of 146 passes for 811 yards and five TDs... Played in every game, starting against Georgia, Duke and Florida... Saw limited action in Music City Bowl due to shoulder and knee ailments... Had a career performance in national spotlight game against Auburn, coming off the bench to throw 13-for-23 with two TDs and 153 yards in Commodore victory... Captured Pontiac’s Game Changing Performance of the Week for effort against Auburn, and helped squad to earn Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week... Alternated starts The son of a coach, Adams was with Chris Nickson in second an Oklahoma track star, winning half of season... Saw action in two individual hurdle state titles every game at quarterback... as a senior. He also guided Union Started against Georgia, Duke to the 2004 football state crown. and Florida... Went 16-for-32

More on Adams

with two TDs against Georgia, while adding four rushes for 26 yards... Threw for 210 yards and a TD touchdown against Duke... Connected with WR Sean Walker for a 79-yard TD against Duke, career long efforts for both... Passed for 192 yards against Tennessee... Suffered shoulder injury in relief role at Wake Forest. 2007 Provided quality leadership as first-year starting signal caller... Started final six games at quarterback in relief of opening-game starter Chris Nickson... Saw action in every game... Finished year as team passing leader in completions (101), attempts (182), yards (1,043) and

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Adams Career Highs:

2008 2007 2006 Career

Adams’ Career Offensive Statistics

Att/Comp-Int 156-77-8 181-101-6 29-15-1 366-193-15

Yds. Pct. TD 882 49.4 5 1043 55.5 9 224 51.7 0 2,149 53.4 14

Long Rush-Yds 79 62-136 40 87-289 44 19-86 79 168-511

Avg TD Long 2.2 0 23 3.3 3 44 4.5 0 12 3.0 3 44

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R-So. H Center/Off. Guard H 6-2 • 280 Beaumont, Texas H Cathedral Christian 2009 PROSPECTS Ashabranner continues to work toward a contributing role on the Commodore offensive line, having taken snaps last spring at guard and center. Ashabranner must continue an effort to build strength and quickness through the squad's offseason conditioning program. 2008 Reserve offensive lineman who saw action in early-season game at Miami (Ohio)... Moved to center during season to provide position depth. 2007 Ashabranner spent first year on campus as a redshirt defensive tackle... Worked to add bulk through conditioning program... Earned Defensive Scout of the Week honors after Miami (Ohio) win. High School Three-time captain... Three-time Division III All-State selection... Named All Southeast Texas Private School Player of the Year... Three-year starter for squad that won Bi-District title in 2005... Played several offensive line positions, but ended prep career as a quarterback, throwing for 1,198 yards and 12 TDs... Amassed 289 total tackles and 16.5 QB sacks in career as DT... Two-time All-State as baseball catcher. ACADEMICS Ashabranner is working toward a degree in Secondary Education from Vanderbilt's Peabody College. PERSONAL Robert Daniel Ashabranner... Son of Bob and Dee Ashabranner... Born Oct. 9, 1988 in San Antonio... Oldest of three siblings: sister, Hannah, and brother, Wesley... Dad played football collegiately at Stephen F. Austin (Texas) University... Dad is coach and teacher at Cathedral Christian; mom is a registered nurse.

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R-Sr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 210 Forsyth, Ga. H Stratford Academy 2009 PROSPECTS A team player and effective scout contributor since arriving as a walk-on in 2005, Baggarley enters his final year attempting to work his way on the field as a special teamer and reserve linebacker. 2008 Did not see action as fourth-year linebacker candidate... Continued role as dependable defensive scout player. 2007 Did not see action as junior walk-on... Named team's Defensive Scout of the Week after Eastern Michigan and Tennessee games. 2006 Did not play as a sophomore... Earned Defensive Scout of the Week honors after Alabama and Tennessee State games. 2005 Walk-on, did not see action as freshman... Named team’s postseason Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Helped team to state title in 2004... Two-time All-State LB... Also participated in wrestling, track and baseball... Four-time Eagle Pride Award winner... High honors student, receiving Wofford Scholar and Brake Memorial Math Scholarship. ACADEMICS Baggarley is majoring in History from the College of Arts and Science. He is a 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Sherman Glenn Baggarley... Son of Buddy and Cindy Baggarley... Oldest of four siblings... Dad is a forester; mom is a homemaker... Hopes to attend medical school... Involved in various community service projects.

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touchdowns (9)... Also ended year as team's third leading rusher with 289 yards and three touchdowns... Passing yardage total ranks sixth all-time by Commodore sophomore QB... Completed 55.5 percent of pass attempts, throwing just six interceptions in 192 attempts... Guided Commodores to road victory over No. 6 South Carolina in first career start, rushing for team-high 84 yards and throwing two touchdown passes... In second start, led Commodores to 24-13 home win over Miami (Ohio)... Completed career-high 20 passes – two for touchdowns – in narrow loss to Kentucky... Threw three touchdown passes at Tennessee – another career high – to give Vanderbilt a 15-point lead before Volunteers stormed back late to win... Rushed for two scores at Florida... Completed 13 of 23 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown early in season versus Alabama... Inserted into lineup at Auburn after injury to Nickson... Named team's Offensive Player of the Week after solid performance in narrow loss to Georgia... Completed seven of 10 passes for 125 yards and a score and rushed for 46 yards vs. Bulldogs... Guided late drive deep into Georgia territory for potential game-winning drive only to have Bulldogs recover fumble by Vanderbilt running back at 8-yard line. 2006 Saw action in every game as first varsity season... Was team's No. 2 quarCompletions: 20, vs. Kentucky, 11/10/2007 terback behind Chris Pass Attempts: 38, vs. Tennessee, 11/22/2008 Nickson, and served Passing Yards: 210, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 as primary holder in TD Passes: 3, at Tennessee, 11/17, 2007 all placekicking situRushing Yards: 84, at So. Carolina, 10/20/2007 ations... Played three Rushing TDs: 2, at Florida, 11/3, 2007 games at quarterback, including most of the Commodores' road contest at Ole Miss... Subbing for Nickson in Oxford, Adams threw for 176 yards and ran for 51 yards... Also saw action at quarterback in wins over Tennessee State and Duke... Earned team's Specialist of the Week honors after Florida and Georgia games. 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Named team’s Offensive Scout of the Week after Richmond and Florida games. HIGH SCHOOL Team captain... Led Tulsa Union to 6A state title, avenging early season loss to nationally ranked Jenks HS during win in state finals... Threw for 220 yards in title game... Completed 95 passes for 1,635 yards and 23 TDs for team that finished 13-1 and No. 19 nationally... Named 2005 Male Athlete of the Year... Transferred to Union as senior from Tulsa Metro Christian... Passed for 5,146 yards and 49 TDs and rushed for 11 TDs in Metro Christian career... Two-time All-State... Won 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles state titles as senior; ran 49.0 leg on 4x400-meter relay. ACADEMICS Adams is enrolled in postgraduate courses after completing his undergraduate degree last spring in Human and Organizational Development. Adams is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL John Mackenzi Adams... Son of Jeff and Laurie Adams... Born March 24, 1986... Dad was head coach at Metro Christian before joining coaching staff at Union HS in 2004... Mom is personal trainer... Has a younger sister... Involved in FCA activities... Plays guitar.


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Bailey

R-Jr. H Center/Off. Guard H 6-4 • 289 Trussville, Ala. H Hewitt-Trussville HS 2009 PROSPECTS Bailey exited Spring Practice as the team's No. 2 center behind captain Bradley Vierling, giving coaches added confidence in his snapping abilities. A part-time starter in 2008, Bailey also should see time during preseason drills at either guard position as the staff works to create more quality depth up front. 2008 Played in nine games... Opened season as starter, working at right guard through first five games until he was forced out of the lineup due to injury... Earned starting role after moving from center to guard in preseason... Also saw Bailey's high school, located practice time at tackle. northeast of Birmingham, Ala., 2007 Worked as reserve center is known for producing athletes. behind starter Hamilton Holliday Other noted Hewitt-Trussville and Bradley Vierling... Saw limgraduates are former Alabama ited action in four games at censtandout QB Jay Barker, multiter...Continued to add bulk from year starting Auburn QB Brandon weightroom effort... Named Cox and former MLB infielder team's Offensive Scout of the Mike Mordecai. Week vs. Richmond. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman... Earned postseason Offensive Scout Most Valuable Player Award from coaches... Received top offensive scout honors after Ole Miss and Duke games. High School Selected as offensive team captain... Three-year letter-

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winner, two-year starter on offensive line... Allowed one quarterback sack playing left tackle as senior, helping team to 6-5 record and first round of 6A playoffs... Named second team All-Metro by Birmingham News... Squad went 7-4 in 2004, again advancing to first round of playoffs... Played catcher in baseball... National Honor Society member. ACADEMICS Bailey is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL William Joseph Bailey II... Son of Joe and Stacy Bailey... Born Dec. 30, 1987... Dad is self-employed; mom is a teacher at rival high school... Has two younger brothers, Jacob and Joshua... Former SEC QBs Brandon Cox (Auburn) and Jay Barker (Alabama) also graduated from Bailey's prep alma mater.

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Barden

R-So. H Tight End H 6-5 • 245 Lincolnton, Ga. H Lincoln County HS 2009 PROSPECTS Once opportunity arrived in 2008, Barden developed into one on the nation's top young receiving tight ends, constantly making key catches for the Commodore offense as a redshirt freshman. Still relatively new to the position, Barden should continue to improve as he added physical strength needed for blocking responsibilities. Forms excellent 1-2 tight end duo with Austin Monahan. 2008 Former high school quarterback developed into one of the team's top receiving targets in first year of action... Played in every game at tight end, starting final 10 games after season-ending injury to Austin Monahan... Finished season as top freshman receiving TE in nation with 28 receptions... The nation's leader for catches Named by coaches to All-SEC by freshman tight ends last year, Freshman squad... Earned Barden originally signed with Freshman All-America Virginia Tech. The former prep recognition... Also saw action quarterback stayed in Blacksburg on punt coverage units... Made just one semester before quick impact on offense, transferring to join the catching key 31-yard TD pass Commodores in Nashville. in victory over South Carolina... Posted at least two receptions in seven of final eight games... Catch in back of end zone provided winning points in victory over Auburn...Contributed season-high five catches and 53 receiving yards vs. Duke... Also had four receptions and superb 1-yard catch and TD in win at Kentucky... Notched Commodores' only touchdown in season finale, catching 5-yard pass from QB Larry Smith... Had one catch for four yards in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory. 2007 Did not play as redshirt freshman... Named Offensive Scout of the Week after Wake Forest game... Transferred to Vanderbilt after originally signing and enrolling at Virginia Tech for one semester. High School Versatile QB who helped pilot history-rich Georgia school to consecutive A state titles in 2005-06 seasons... As senior, passed for 520 yards, rushed for 604 yards and caught 10 passes for 181 yards... Played TE as sophomore... Named Most Valuable Player on school's baseball team. ACADEMICS Barden is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Special Education. PERSONAL Brandon Michael Barden... Son of Mike Barden and Becky

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Barnes

2009 PROSPECTS A prep quarterback, Barnes could help the Commodores at a number of defensive positions. Extremely coachable and athletically gifted, Barnes should continue to develop this season after participating as a practice squad linebacker last year. He also was effective adding weight and strength during his initial year on campus. 2008 Barnes spent his first year on the Vanderbilt campus as a redshirt, working at several defensive positions on the practice squad. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year captain Raised in a military family, Barnes and versatile starter... Played QB earned All-European honors as as senior, rushing for more than a wide receiver in football and 1,000 yards and passing for 600 goalie in soccer during a year of yards... Also saw action as OLB and free safety as senior... Played high school when father, an Air safety in postseason Hillsborough Force colonel, was stationed in County All-Star Game... Started at Germany. WR as junior at Berkeley Prep... Standout forward in basketball, and letterwinner in track & field... All-European WR and outstanding soccer goalie as sophomore competing in Germany. ACADEMICS Barnes is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, but is undecided on a major. PERSONAL Archibald Cornelius Barnes... Son of Russell and Marie Barnes... Born May, 19, 1990 in New York... Dad is enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; mom teaches in Tampa public schools... Enrolled at Berkeley Prep after family moved from Germany... Has three brothers: Russell, a graduate of Princeton; Tim, a senior at Virginia Tech; and Reggie, a 10th grader at Berkeley Prep.

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Barden... Has an older sister, Brittany... Born March 15, 1989... Mom Receptions: 5, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 is principal of Lincoln Receiving Yards: 53, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 County High School; dad Longest Catch: 31, vs. So. Carolina, 9/4/2008 is private constructor... Barden's alma mater produced former Georgia standout tailback Garrison Hearst.

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Player Leadership Council For the fifth consecutive year, the Commodores will be served by a Leadership Council. Initiated by Coach Johnson, the council meets periodically to address team and student-athlete issues and serves as the players' voice communicating with coaches. The council, elected by teammates based on position groupings, includes co-captains Patrick Benoist, Ryan Hamilton and Bradley Vierling, and Mackenzi Adams, Brandon Barden, Jared Hawkins, Steven Stone, Brett Upson, Thomas Welch and Justin Wheeler.

Two Commodore football players, senior safety Joel Caldwell and junior tailback Gaston Miller, spent the month of May studying abroad in Greece. They were participating with 10 other Vanderbilt students itaking a three-hour course on ancient Greek culture. Miller is shown in front row wearing a backpack; Caldwell is back left.

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R-Fr. H Linebacker/Def. End H 6-4 • 222 Tampa, Fla. H Berkeley Prep School


The Players defense... Paced the Commodores in total tackles during the regular season... Consistent performer, providing at least five tackles in every game, topped by four double-digit tackle efforts... Named Bronko Nagurski Trophy's National Defensive Player of the Week honors and added weekly recognition from league office after 15-tackle, 2-tackle for loss, 1-QB sack effort to spark Commodores' 24-17 early season As a high school senior, Benoist win over nationally ranked South starred for the USA Today's No. Carolina... In victory over Auburn, 1-ranked prep team. He helped Benoist added 13 total tackles, a Carroll Senior H.S., located northsack and two tackles for loss... west of Dallas, to consecutive 5A Shared team defensive player of titles and a 32-0 overall record. the week honors after both South Carolina and Auburn wins... Also had nine total tackles, including career-best seven solo stops, in narrow loss at Mississippi State... Had nine total tackles, a QB hurry and defensed pass in victory over Boston College in Music City Bowl. 2007 Played in nine games as outside linebacker... After recovering from preseason foot injury, moved into starting role by midseason... Concluded season with four starts... Set career single-highs of 18 solo tackles and 32 total tackles... Four-sack total tied for second among 'Dore defenders... Also credited with three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and recovered fumble... First career start came against Georgia... Superb play in road win at South Carolina – four solo tackles, six total tackles, a QB sack and forced fumble – resulted in sharing team's Defensive Player of the Week honors... Also had sacks against Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee... First career fumble recovery came at Tennessee, resulting in Commodore field goal... Matched season high of six total tackles in Kentucky game... Posted at least three tackles in final seven games. 2006 Initial season ended early with foot injury... Played in first seven games of season before sustaining the injury while covering opening kickoff of South Carolina contest... Injury kept Benoist out of uniform for last four games... Contributed 14 total tackles as reserve linebacker... Posted six solo stops, eight total tackles in win over Temple. High School Senior co-captain... Two-year starter at linebacker, helping Dragons to Total Tackles: 15, vs. So. Carolina, 9/4/2008 Texas 5A state titles SOLO Tackles: 7, at Miss. State, 10/11/2008 in 2004-05... Voted TACKLES FOR LOSS: 2, most recently vs. Auburn, defensive MVP as 10/4/2008 senior, contributing 172 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss and three sacks... Named First Team 5A All-State Linebacker by Texas Sports Writers Association and finalist for Jack Pardee Award, given to Texas’ top LB... Earned school’s Green Jacket Award for overall achievement... National Honor Society... Academic All-State honoree. ACADEMICS Benoist is expected to complete his undergraduate work this year. He is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. Benoist is a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District IV Academic All-American (2007-08), and also a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL R. Patrick Benoist... Son of Glenn and Tanya Benoist... Dad is in commercial real estate... Has an older brother and younger sister... Brother, Jake, played football at Sam Houston (Texas) State... Collects autographed NFL jerseys and enjoys hunting... Carroll has produced many football standouts, including former Missouri standout quarterback Chase Daniel.

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Benoist

Sr. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 224 Southlake, Texas H Carroll Senior HS 2009 PROSPECTS The co-captain enters his final year established as one of the Southeastern Conference's top linebackers. Included in the Lott Trophy preseason watchlist, Benoist blends superb preparedness, excellent instincts, smarts and a nose for the football in his All-SEC abilities. Benoist's leadership role was evident last year when he helped mentor inexperienced linebackers Chris Marve and John Stokes into solid performers for a defensive unit that ranked among the nation's best. As Marve continues to blossom, Benoist could be in for another all-conference campaign. 2008 In first full year as starter, Benoist put together a superb campaign at linebacker, finishing the year ranked among the Southeastern Conference's top tacklers... Started every game at WLB, concluding with career highs in solo tackles (48), total tackles (109), tackles for loss (6.5) and defensed passes (5)... Second Team All-SEC pick by coaches and writers... Also concluded two QB sacks and a fumble recovery for the Commodore

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Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 48-61-109 6.5-21 2-14 2007 18-14-32 4-35 4-35 2006 10-4-14 0.0-0 0-0 Career 76-79-155 10.5-56 6-49

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greg

Billinger

Sr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-3 • 297 Lilburn, Ga. H Parkview HS 2009 PROSPECTS Coming off one of the most productive campaigns by a Commodore defensive tackle in years, Billinger enters his senior season ready to establish himself as one of the Southeastern Conference's top interior players. As a junior, Billinger produced his finest season, and helped stabilize a Vanderbilt interior defense that lacked experience entering the year. This season, with a bevy of eager redshirts hoping to contribute, Billinger should continue to blossom. 2008 Counted on heavily in the preseason due to graduation losses of both starting DTs from 2007, Billinger came through with the best year of his Commodore career... Served as a solid run-stopper in the middle of Vanderbilt defense, starting every game at tackle... Played more snaps than any other DT on squad... Finished the year with career bests in virtually every statistical category, including total tackles (57), solo tackles (17), tackles for loss (6.5), As a high school senior, Billinger quarterback sacks (2) and fumble was seriously injured in a car recoveries (1)... Among lineaccident as his family returned to men, shared team high in total their north Georgia home from tackles with DE Steven Stone... Nashville following a Vanderbilt Contributed multiple tackles in 10 football game. of 12 games... One of top efforts came in Music City Bowl victory over Boston College, posting career-high seven tackles... Played outstanding in victory over ranked South Carolina, earning a share of team's Defensive Player of the Week honors with six-total tackle performance... The effort was highlighted by a pair of QB sacks, including one late in the game that virtually sealed the victory, and a blocked Gamecock field goal in the second half... Also shared top defensive honors against Duke... Played through pain for much of latter stages of season. 2007 Played in 10 games, missing Alabama and Miami (Ohio) contests to injury... Served key role as reserve behind senior defensive tackles Theo Horrocks and Gabe Hall... Contributed two tackles in narrow loss to Georgia and added a tackle and interception in victory over Eastern Michigan... Shared in tackle for loss vs. Kentucky. 2006 Developed into key reserve defensive tackle, becoming the only true freshman to see action on either of Vanderbilt's interior lines... Ended season with six total tackles... Saw action in every game... Contributed two tackles in first career game at Michigan. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and three-year starter at OT and DE for powerful school that went 11-2 in 2005, advancing deep in AAAAA playoffs... Team also won state title during three-year varsity career... Named “Super Southern” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Missed the second half of senior season due to injuries suffered in a family car accident near Nashville... Posted 60 tackles as junior DE... Also played basket-

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ball and threw discus... Participated in Gwinnett Student Leadership Conference and IDEALS Leadership training... Honors student. ACADEMICS Billinger is expected to finish his work this year on a Communication Studies undergraduate degree from the College of Arts and Science. Personal Gregory Billinger II... “Tank”... Total Tackles: 7, vs. Boston College Son of Greg and Lora 12/31/2008 Billinger... Born March SOLO Tackles: 3, (4 times), most recently vs. 12, 1988... Younger Boston College, 12/31/2008 sister, Morgan, Tackles for LosS: 2, vs. So. Carolina, 9/4/2008 participates in volleyball and track & field at Parkview... Dad is a graphic artist; mom is a paralegal... Volunteered in various community projects... Enjoys going to movies, hanging out with friends and cooking.

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Billinger’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 17-30-47 6.5-21 2-14 2007 1-5-6 0.5-1 0-0 2006 5-1-6 0.0-0 0-0 Career 23-36-59 7.0-22 2-14

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Teriall

Brannon

R-Jr. H Defensive End H 6-3 • 242 Spartanburg, S.C. H Broome HS 2009 PROSPECTS Brannon enters this preseason with a different mindset than ever before. After playing little for two years on campus, Brannon developed into a valuable contributor at defensive end last year, concluding the season with a starting assignment in the team's Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory. After showing more improvement in spring drills, Brannon should contend for a significant playing role. 2008 Played in 12 of 13 games, seeing increased action in latter stages of season at defensive end... Earned first career start at defenBrannon and his close friend, sive end in Music City Bowl victory 2008 Commodore All-America over Boston College... Concluded cornerback D.J. Moore, guided season with three total tackles, Broome High School to South Carolina state titles in football including sharing a tackle for loss and basketball. vs. Tennessee. 2007 Played sparingly as a redshirt freshman end, seeing action only in win over Eastern Michigan... Earned assisted tackle vs. EMU. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman... Participated as scout team end, earning Defensive Scout of the Week honors after Georgia game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and three-year starter at defensive end and tight end... Twice named All-State as senior... On defense, totalled 17 tackles for loss, and 15 QB sacks... Helped Centurions to AA state title in 2004... Two-year post starter for two-time AA champion basketball team... Also participated in triple jump and discus in track. ACADEMICS Brannon is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. Personal Teriall Marcu Moore Brannon... Son of Robert and Lesene Brannon... Born Nov. 9, 1987... Has a twin brother, Jeriall... Also has an older sister, Latonia... Raised in Spartanburg area... Active in student government.

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Brandon

Bryant

R-Sr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 234 Cincinnati, Ohio H St. Xavier HS 2009 PROSPECTS When healthy, the athletically gifted Bryant has the ability to be one of the Commodores' top defensive players. Unfortunately for the fifth-year senior, Bryant's participation has been restricted for nearly two years due to a series of injuries, including fractures to the wrist and lower leg. Bryant sat out all of Regarded among the team's top 2008 and missed Spring Practice physical hitters, Bryant enjoys in a slow rehabilitation stemming reading and writing poetry away from the leg injury. Bryant's status from the gridiron. for the coming season is dependent on continued improvement during the summer. Prior to injury, Bryant was a starting interior linebacker, flashing an impressive physical presence with excellent pursuit abilities. 2008 Did not play after undergoing surgical procedure to repair fractured lower leg suffered in the offseason. After the surgery, medical clearance was not given to allow Bryant to participate in practice. 2007 Promising sophomore campaign hindered by leg injury... Played in eight games at outside linebacker, but never was totally healthy, opening the year wearing a protective arm cast and sustaining lower foot injury during midseason game at Auburn... Started three games (Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn), then missed four straight games after the injury at Auburn... Limited duties in final three games... Concluded year with career-best 30 total tackles, including 17 solo stops... Also contributed a quarterback sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback hurries... Effective through the first five games, contributing at least five tackles in each appearance... Matched career high with seven-tackle effort in win over Eastern Michigan... Lone QB sack ended third quarter Ole Miss drive with Vanderbilt leading 14-10... Fearless and effective on coverage teams, was named team's Specialist of the Week for his

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Tackles TFL Sacks INT 2008 did not play due to injury 2007 17-11-28 2.0-7 1.0-3 - 2006 5-1-6 0.0-0 0-0 0-0 Career 22-12-34 2.0-7 1.0-3 0-0

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PERSONAL Michael Christopher Bryant... Son of Stephen Bryant and Jennifer Bryant, and stepson of Robin Bryant... Born on Feb. 9, 1989... Dad is computer analyst; stepmother is health information compliance auditor... Enjoys playing basketball.

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2009 PROSPECTS Burrow spent his first year on campus adding strength in the weightroom and enters the season with the versatility to compete at either tackle or end on the defensive line. If he can add the necessary weight, Burrow could develop into an athletic interior tackle 2008 Burrow redshirted this season, his first on the Vanderbilt campus.. Worked as defensive end on practice squads. HIGH SCHOOL Named captain after season... Four-year varsity letterwinner; three-year starter at DE... Posted 138 total tackles and nine QB sacks as senior... Accumulated nearly 400 tackles in career... Helped squad to state playoffs in 2006... Two-time All-State and two-time area Defensive Player of the Year... Lettered in basketball, baseball and track... Named Mr. Mortimer Jordan... Regional winner of prestigious BryantJordan Scholarship. ACADEMICS Burrow is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL John Allen Burrow... Known as “Jabo” to teammates... Son of Mike and Vivian Burrow... Born Nov. 20, 1989... Has an older sister and two younger brothers... Dad coaches at Jordan H.S.; mom is an editor... Father also was All-SEC OL at Auburn, drafted by Buffalo... Plays the piano.

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2009 PROSPECTS After spending his initial year on campus improving strength and foot quickness in the weightroom, Bryant showed signs of becoming a contributor at either offensive guard slot this season. He exited spring drills competing with Chris Aaron as the top reserve behind expected right guard starter Eric Hensley. 2008 Bryant redshirted this season, his first on the Vanderbilt campus. He worked as an offensive lineman on practice squads... Earned team's top offensive scout award for preparations leading to Kentucky game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter... Played both OG and OT positions before settling into LT slot as junior... Set school record with 29 pancake blocks... Named to Tennessean’s “Dandy Dozen” team... Helped Wolverines to 5A playoffs in 2005-06... As senior, named All-Region 4-5A... Participated in East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Game. ACADEMICS Bryant is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.

Richard

Cagle

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 275 Houston, Texas H St. Pius X HS

Micheal

Bryant

Burrow

R-Fr. H Def. End/Tackle H 6-4 • 255 Morris, Ala. H Mortiner Jordan HS

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2009 PROSPECTS Cagle enters preseason camp looking to move into a reserve role at offensive guard. After spending his initial year on campus as a scout offensive lineman, Cagle needs to be effective in the weightroom this season, seeking to add bulk and strength. 2008 Cagle spent his first year on campus as a redshirt, working on the offensive line of scout teams... Earned team's top offensive scout after Miami (Ohio) and Ole Miss game. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter for Panthers, helping team to consecutive TAPPS 6A state titles in 2006-07... Started at DE as soph.; became starter at RT as junior... In 2007, earned TAPPS first team All-State as team won state title; 2006 team went undefeated at 13-0 en route to title. ACADEMICS Cagle is majoring in Earth & Environmental Science from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Richard Major Cagle... Son of R. “Cactus” Jack and Janet Cagle... Born Sept. 10, 1989... Has two younger sisters, Victoria and Elizabeth... Dad is Harris County (Texas) civil court judge; mom is physical therapist and teacher... Participated in choir... In 2006, worked for two months as a safari nature guide in South Africa.

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contribution in Eastern Michigan victory. 2006 Athletic reserve LB who played in 11 of 12 games... Earned reputation as heavy hitter and sure tackler in redshirt freshman campaign... Ended season with 18 total tackles, including 17 solo stops... Also contributed two forced fumbles and a pair of tackles for loss in limited minutes... Posted career high seven tackles in win over Temple... Also had three tackles against Florida... Solid performer on coverage units, Bryant shared team's Specialist of the Week honors after win over Duke. 2005 Redshirted as freshman, working at LB during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Team MVP in 2004 when he totalled 56 tackles, including a school-record 14 sacks... Recorded 24 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles... Played inside linebacker for Bombers as junior, moving to outside linebacker during senior campaign... Named Second Team Division I All-Ohio, First Team All-Southwest Ohio and First Team All-City by Cincinnati Enquirer... Selected as Total Tackles: 7, vs. Eastern Mich., 9/29/2007 conference’s 2004 SOLO Tackles: 5, vs. Alabama, 9/13/2007 Defensive Player of the Year, helping squad went 11-1 and second round of playoffs. ACADEMICS Bryant is expected to complete his undergraduate degree this December in Human and Organizational Development. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Brandon Kyle Bryant... Son of Clinton and Deborah Bryant... Born Oct. 5, 1986... Has an older brother, Clint, and older sister, Brittany... Tragically lost younger sister, Brianna, to a sudden illness in June 2008... Dad is business banker; mom is security officer.


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joel

caldwell

R-Sr. H Safety H 6-1 • 195 Hoover, Ala. H Hoover HS

2009 PROSPECTS After sitting behind talented Reshard Langford for the last two years, the versatile Caldwell will compete with sophomore Sean Richardson for a starting safety role. A former starter at cornerback, Caldwell has a solid understanding of the defensive scheme and enters summer drills off the strongest Spring Practice of his career. Caldwell also is valuable as a member of several coverage units. 2008 Played in every game, finishing year with 35 career appearances and 11 starts... Played reserve safety role behind free safety Ryan Hamilton... Saw most action of year in opener at Miami (Ohio) An older brother, Jason, played and finale at Wake Forest when four years as receiver at Hamilton left game due to injury... Vanderbilt. He is enrolled in medical school at the University of Finished season with 11 total Louisville. Another brother, John, tackles, including six solo stops... was a walk-on running back at Had four total tackles in win over the University of Alabama. Miami (Ohio)... Role on coverage units earned coaches' Specialist of the Week honor after effort against Duke. 2007 Served different defensive roles as redshirt sophomore... Moved from cornerback to safety, working into a key reserve role behind twoyear starter Ryan Hamilton... Saw action in every game, and contributed to Commodore coverage units on special teams... Concluded year with 14 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, and forced one fumble... Shared team's Specialist of the Week honors after Tennessee game... Forced fumble came on kickoff coverage in Commodores' win at South Carolina. 2006 Played in every game at cornerback as a redshirt freshman, starting the final 11 games... Played first month of season with a dislocated elbow suffered in preseason practices... First collegiate start came in his home state against Alabama... Concluded the year with 33 solo tackles, 42 total tackles and a pair of defensed passes... In second start, contributed seven solo tackles in narrow loss to Arkansas... Ended season by posting career highs in solo tackles (10) and total tackles (12) at Kentucky, then following up with five-tackle effort against Tennessee. 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Impressed coaches as cornerback last fall... Named team’s Defensive Scout of the Week after Tennessee game. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter for Alabama powerhouse... Started two years in talented secondary... As senior, netted 62 total tackles, two interceptions and five defensed passes, helping Bucs to 15-0 record and 6A state title... As a junior, contributed 30 tackles and an interception as defensive back... Earned three varsity letters, with squad winning state championship each season... Named honorable mention All-Metro by Birmingham News... Also earned three varsity track letters, helping Hoover to three consecutive indoor state titles. ACADEMICS Caldwell is expected to complete his undergraduate degree this December in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. He is a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient, earning honors in 2006 and 2008. PERSONAL Joel Thomas Caldwell... Son of John and Charlene Caldwell... Youngest of four siblings... Dad is salesman for Proctor & Gamble; mom is retired junior high counselor... Member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity..

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Served internship with local law firm; worked as carousel operator at nearby Riverchase Galleria... Active in FCA chapter on campus... Recently spent the month of May abroad, taking a class in Greece with other Vanderbilt students Total Tackles: 12, at Kentucky, 11/11/2006 including teammate SOLO Tackles: 10, at Kentucky, 11/11/2006 Gaston Miller.

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Caldwell’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 5-6-11 0.0-0 0-0 2007 10-4-14 0.0-0 0-0 2006 33-9-42 0.0-0 0-0 Career 48-19-67 0.0-0 0-0

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campbell

R-Jr. H Linebacker H 6-3 • 220 Hazen, Ark. H Hazen HS

2009 PROSPECTS Campbell showed as much progress during spring drills as any Commodore defensive player, and should contend for more playing time at linebacker during preseason camp. Campbell has improved his overall strength and quickness in the weightroom. While in line for more playing time, Campbell also is expected to contribute on special teams coverage units.

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cole

R-Fr. H Wide ReceiverH 5-11 • 170 Somerset, Ky. H Somerset HS

2008 Played in every game for the Commodores, seeing action as reserve linebacker and on special teams... Played eight games at linebacker, finishing season with eight total tackles... Had pair of tackles against both South Carolina and Wake Forest. 2007 Saw action in every game, As a teenager growing up in rural contributing on special teams Arkansas, Campbell helped his and as a reserve linebacker... grandfather tend to a large rice/ Contributed eight total tacksoybean farm. His responsibilities les, including six solo stops... included walking levees to ensure Posted two tackles in opener vs. proper water levels for rice fields. Richmond. 2006 Redshirted during first year on campus, showing potential as a scout team linebacker. HIGH SCHOOL Team captain as senior... Three-year starter at LB and QB... Guided team to 2A state playoffs each season... As senior LB, garnered 148 total tackles, three INTs and three fumble recoveries... Credited with more than 350 tackles in varsity career... Amassed 2,500 yards of total offense as QB during junior and senior seasons... Two-time first team All-State and three-time All-Conference pick... Also was standout in basketball, baseball Total Tackles: 2, vs. So. Carolina, 9/4/2008 and track & field. ACADEMICS Campbell is working toward a degree in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. Personal Nathan Marcus Campbell... Son of David and Susan Campbell... Born Dec. 17, 1987... Has two younger sisters... Dad is business manager; mom is bank employee... Vice president of student council... Enjoys outdoor activities, including hunting.

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2009 PROSPECTS Cole is one of the Commodores' most talented receivers, displaying excellent speed, solid hands and a veteran's knowledge of running routes. Cole's contribution this season will depend largely on his ability to stay healthy, which slowed his progress last year. In addition to outstanding receiving abilities, Cole also is among the team's top punt return prospects. 2008 Expected to contribute at receiver, Cole only played in the season opener... Missed the final 12 games after sustaining a knee injury at Miami (Ohio)... Returned two punts for 22 yards, including a long of 13 yards at Miami, though did not have a catch. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Concluded career as one of finest receivers in state history, setting receiving marks for single-season TDs (28), single-season yards (1,896), career TDs (69) and career yards (5,031)... Had 237 career receptions... Team enjoyed three straight 3A state playoff appearances... As senior, had 78 catches for 1,623 yards and 23 TDs... As junior, caught 86 passes for 1,896 yards and 28 TDs... Career included eight returns for TDs... Named to Gatorade’s Kentucky Football Player of the Year and coaches’ First Team All-State as senior... Two-time 3A-District 5 Player of the Year... Also earned letters in baseball and basketball... Won state 100-meter title as senior. ACADEMICS Cole is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. He was an SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient in 2008. PERSONAL John Stanton Cole... Son of Stan and Gretchen Cole... Born on Oct. 31, 1989... Dad is physician; mom is a homemaker... Youngest of four siblings, all of whom are involved with collegiate sports: Adam played basketball at Transylvania, Andy plays baseball at Georgia Southern, Sarah ran track/cross country at Arkansas.

Taylor Stokes' Well Earned Diploma In the late 1960s, Taylor Stokes became Vanderbilt's first African-American scholarship football player. Last May, 15 months after returning to school and with the full support of family and university officials, Stokes received his diploma. Forty years after initially enrolling, Stokes walked in front of current standout defensive end Steven Stone during commencement ceremonies.

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ryan

R-Sr. H Offensive Guard H 6-3 • 292 Troy, Ohio H Troy HS 2009 PROSPECTS A partial starter in 2008 and one of the Commodores' most experienced offensive linemen, Custer enters the season coming off a solid Spring Practice showing where he appeared to claim the starting left guard slot. Custer has worked effectively since the end of last year to enhance his overall strength, quickness and lower body agility.. 2008 The Commodores' most experienced offensive lineman entering the season, Custer saw action in every game... He enjoyed nine starting assignments at left Custer was part of a dynamic guard, including starts in the defensive tackle tandem in high Commodores' five victories to school. Positioned next to Custer open the season... Was replaced at Troy H.S. was Todd Denlinger, in the starting lineup by Kyle a senior defensive tackle at Ohio Fischer at left guard for Kentucky State. game... Played effectively in extensive action during the finale at Wake Forest and bowl victory over Boston College. 2007 After enjoying three starts at guard as a redshirt freshman, Custer served as one of the offensive line's top reserves in 2007, rotating in with senior starter Josh Eames at left guard... Played in nine games, missing the Richmond, Alabama and South Carolina contests. 2006 As a redshirt freshman, Custer saw action in every game as an offensive guard, playing his way into a more substantial role during the second half of the season... Role expanded in Georgia game after injury sidelined veteran guard Josh Eames...Started at left guard in the next three games – South Carolina, Duke and Florida – until Eames returned to the lineup. 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Worked as OG during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter... Started at DT for 8-3 squad that advanced to playoffs in largest Ohio classification... Credited with 59 tackles and 17 tackles for loss as a defensive standout... Occasional starter at offensive tackle... Named to the first team All-Area as DL. ACADEMICS Custer is expected to graduate this year with a degree in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Ryan James Custer... Son of Jerri Custer... "General"... Born Sept. 6, 1986... Middle of three siblings: older brother, Corey, and younger sister, Lindsay... Mom is an executive assistant at headquarters for Nelson Tree Co... First played football in ninth grade after family moved to Ohio... Played soccer and baseball prior to starting football.

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PowerHour: Building The Team

Many of Vanderbilt's top players are products of PowerHour, a conditioning program for its freshman prospects coordinated by the Commodore strength staff. \ Each Friday morning during the season, head strength coach John Sisk directs PowerHour in an effort to enhance individual conditioning, create team building and develop team leaders among true freshmen not traveling to games. It features an hour of weightlifting, conditioning and competitive activities.

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R-Fr. H LinebackerH 6-1 • 225 Brantley, Ala. H Brantley HS 2009 PROSPECTS Daniels is one of three talented linebacker prospects that spent their first year on campus learning the scheme and improving their strength. An athletically gifted player, Daniels should provide immediate depth at weakside linebacker and contribute on special team coverage units this season. 2008 Redshirted as a true freshman... Showed plenty of talent during fall practice, earning team's top defensive scout award after Georgia game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter, helping team to 48-6 overall record... Contributed 114 tackles and 15 QB sacks in Daniels' high school, located in 2007... Earned 1A Lineman of the south-central Alabama, produced Year from sportswriters, becoming two of the finest basketball school's first winner... First team players in Auburn history, brothers Chuck and Wesley Person. All-State as senior... Two-time All-Region... Team won state title and reached playoffs each year of career... Double-digit scorer in basketball... Also lettered in baseball and track... Student council and class president. ACADEMICS Daniels is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, working toward a degree in Sociology. PERSONAL Dexter Alexander Daniels... Son of Eddie Calloway and Elaine Daniels... Born on Feb. 1, 1990... Has one brother, Teven, and two sisters, Jessica and Erica... Participated in Youth Leadership Conference.

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2009 PROSPECTS DeGeorge worked as a tight end/H-back in Spring Practice, and gives the Commodores a solid blocking presence at both positions. DeGeorge could find his role with the Commodores as a contributor on special team return units. 2008 DeGeorge did not see action during his first year of eligibility, but became a valuable tight end on practice squad units... Also earned team's top offensive scout honor Raised as a fan of the after Tennessee game. Commodores, DeGeorge's dad 2007 Redshirted, after participated in the Spirit of Gold transferring from MTSU. marching band as a Vanderbilt 2005-06 Practiced as TE/FE at undergraduate. MTSU... Did not see action. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at tackle and defensive end on squad that advanced to playoffs each year of career... Earned All-County and team's offensive line and defensive line MVP as senior... Also lettered in basketball. ACADEMICS DeGeorge expects to graduate this year with a degree in Political Science from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL James Christopher DeGeorge... Son of Dick and Beverly DeGeorge... Born on Nov. 22, 1986... Dad is human resources manager; mom is a teacher... Has a younger brother and sister.

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R-So. H Running Back H 5-10 • 205 Tampa, Fla, H Robinson HS 2009 PROSPECTS After missing the entire 2008 campaign, Doster showed improvement during spring drills, stamping himself as a candidate for playing time in crowded tailback corps. Doster needs to continue learning the system and improving fitness to earn contributing role this fall. 2008 Doster did not dress due to one-year suspension by Coach Doster is the younger brother Johnson for breaking team rules of former Commodore standout stemming from incident last sumKwane Doster, who became the mer in Tampa... Worked as an first Vanderbilt player ever to offensive scout team contributor. earn Southeastern Conference 2007 Redshirted as freshman... Freshman of the Year honors in Worked at running back. 2002. His older brother tragically HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... died on Dec. 26, 2004 after Three-year starter at RB... Foursuffering a gunshot wound in year varsity letterwinner... As Tampa while on holiday break senior, earned all-county honors, from Vanderbilt classes. rushing for 770 yards and seven TDs... Helped Knights to state playoffs as junior.. Two-time team MVP running back...Ended career

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dunham

R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 6-3 • 205 Eustis, Fla. H Eustis HS

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Jermaine

Akeem

2009 PROSPECTS Still relatively new to football, Dunham brings an abundance of athleticism to the wide receiver corps. Dunham showed continued improvement during spring drills, displaying speed and excellent hands. After a year of solid work in the weightroom, Dunham might be ready to contribute in the receiving rotation this fall. 2008 Dunham showed promise during fall practices at wide receiver, but spent his first year on campus as a redshirt... Earned top offensive scout honors after Rice victory. HIGH SCHOOL Captain and two-year starter at WR and DB... Played two years of football... Helped squad to two playoff berths... Posted 32 receptions for 610 yards and eight TDs as senior; added four INTs as DB... Named 3A second team All-State... Topped state as junior with school-record 12 INTs... Four-year starter as hoops guard... Standout high jumper, with PR of 6'8". ACADEMICS Dunham is undecided on a major, but is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Akeem Donte Dunham... Son of Sidney and Cynthia Dunham... Has an older sister, Tequila Hepburn, and younger brother, Jabari... Dad serves as Eustis’ Manager of Recreation; mom is teacher/coach at Eustis Middle School... Several relatives, including parents and sister, graduated from Florida A&M where gymnasium is named in honor of grandfather... Named county’s African-American Male Youth of the Year.

Who Ya With? Official 'VU' Signal During ESPN College Gameday's visit to Vanderbilt last fall, co-hosts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit take a break to practice their "Who Ya With?" hand sign with students. The gesture has gained increasing popularity at sporting events since being introduced by Commodore cheerleaders in the 2003 season.

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R-Sr. H H-Back H 6-2 • 230 Portland, Tenn. H Portland HS

with more than 2,300 rushing yards and 32 TDs... Played in postseason Hillsborough County East-West Game... Earned basketball and track letters. ACADEMICS Doster is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL Jermaine Tino Doster... Son of Kelly Doster... Born Nov. 7, 1987 in Tampa... Younger brother of beloved former Commodore Kwane Doster... Has an older sister, Chaka Howard.


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Started at LT as junior and senior, earning team’s line MVP honor both seasons... Earned prep All-American honors after playing in Max Emfinger All-Star Bowl... Named All-State by SCVarsity.com in 2006 for a Viking squad that went 9-3 and won pair of region titles... Tied school mark with 17 knockdown blocks against Rock Hill, and set school career mark with 120 knockdown blocks... Also participated in postseason North-South AllStar Game in South Carolina... Also lettered in wrestling and track & field. ACADEMICS Fischer is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Kyle Marcus Fischer... Son of Ivey Gilliam and Debra Hamilton... Born June 16, 1988 in Germany... Youngest of five siblings: three sisters and a brother... Dad is policeman; mom works in medical industry... Participated in school-sponsored Dance Marathon fundraiser.

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R-So. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 220 Dothan, Ala. H Houston Academy

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Fischer

R-So. H Off. Guard/Tackle H 6-6 • 308 Columbia, S.C. H Spring Valley HS 2009 PROSPECTS Fischer gained valuable experience and maturity as a part-time starter in 2008, and will compete for a starting job at either tackle or guard this season. Fischer possesses excellent strength and techniques, but needs to improve quickness and flexibility. A quality athlete, Fischer has as much upside as any Commodore offensive lineman. 2008 The agile Fischer earned starting assignments at both offensive tackle and guard in his first year as a contributor... Started final seven games of season: three at LT and four at LG... Played in Fischer was part of a superb every game... Named to All-SEC blocking trio at Spring Valley H.S. Freshman team by coaches... Starting alongside Fischer were First career start came as LT classmates Quintin Richardson, at Georgia... Moved to startnow playing tackle at South ing LG for final three games, Carolina; and current Clemson showing toughness and solid center Mason Cloy. technique... Improved with each starting assignment... Played nearly every snap in victory over Kentucky, earning "winning" blocking grade from coaches. 2007 Sat out first year on campus as a redshirt freshman... Showed promise as a practice squad offensive lineman... Named team's Offensive Scout of the Week after win over Ole Miss. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year OL starter for one of state’s top programs...

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2009 PROSPECTS Flowers, a walk-on prospect with excellent work ethic, will look to impress coaches as he competes for special teams duty and reserve linebacker role. 2008 Flowers saw limited action in the opener at Miami (Ohio), getting first playing time of career on special teams... Credited with a tackle. 2007 Did not play as a first-year candidate at linebacker. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at LB... Three-time team defensive MVP... Averaged 16 tackles as senior... Twice named All-State by sportswriters... Played in North-South all-star game. ACADEMICS Flowers is enrolled in the School of Engineering. PERSONAL George Davis Flowers, Jr... Son of George and Laura Flowers... Born on Feb. 20, 1989... Dad is a contractor and business owner... Has an older sister, Emily, and younger brother, Lit.

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Fowler

R-Fr. H Placekicker H 5-10 • 165 Taylors, S.C. H Eastside HS 2009 PROSPECTS Fowler is expected to compete for the Commodores' placekicking chores after the graduation of all-time leading scorer Bryant Hahnfeldt. Fowler worked hard to improve his overall strength last year, and showed both accuracy and a strong leg in spring drills. 2008 Fowler sat out his first year on campus as a redshirt, though he saw promise as a placekicker in fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner as kicker/punter... Named 3A All-State by sportswriters as senior after converting five of six FG attempts, all 14 PAT attempts, and punting for 38-yard average... 90% of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks... Booted 31-yard FG for South Carolina squad in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game... Earned one letter in soccer... National Honor Society recipient. ACADEMICS Fowler is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College PERSONAL Ryan Christopher Fowler... Son of John and Jeannie Fowler... Born on April 17, 1990... An only child... Dad is a systems analyst for

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Fugger

R-So. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 250 Oak Brook, Ill. H Montini HS 2009 PROSPECTS After impressing coaches with his physicality and pursuit of the football in limited action last year, Fugger should contend for more playing time this season at defensive end. Fugger is blessed with as much natural ability as any Commodore lineman, but needs to stay healthy to realize his full potential. 2008 Slowed by injury to start the season, Fugger developed Fugger was one of the top prep into one of the squad's top sprinters in metro Chicago as a defensive ends as the season junior, winning the conference endured... Played in nine games, 100-meter title and finishing finishing with 14 total tackles, third at the city championships. including eight solo stops... Fugger's 100-meter PR was 10.81. Posted four solo tackles, a career high, against Duke... Also contributed three tackles in win over Kentucky and season finale at Wake Forest... Forced his first career fumble at Mississippi State... Also contributed an assisted tackle during increased action in Commodores' Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory over Boston College.

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FUGGER’s Career Defensive Statistics

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R-Jr. H Quarterback H 6-2 • 202 Long Grove, Ill. H St. Viator HS 2009 PROSPECTS Possessing a strong arm, Funk is expected to contend for playing time at quarterback with senior Mackenzi Adams and Music City Bowl starter Larry Smith. Due to the presence of Adams and Smith, Funk may well have to wait his turn before getting to lead the offense. 2008 Funk did not see game action as a redshirt sophomore as Chris Nickson and Mackenzi Adams took every snap through 11 games and Larry Smith saw limited action in the finale at Wake Forest... Showed a strong arm in fall practice. 2007 Did not see game action as redshirt freshman quarterback... Served as practice squad QB, and earned team's Offensive Scout of the Week honor after Auburn game. 2006 Redshirted as freshman... Served as scout quarterback, taking top offensive scout honors after Arkansas and Tennessee games. HIGH SCHOOL Captain and three-year starter at QB...Guided 2005 squad to 8-1 record, school’s best record since 1986... Named East Suburban Catholic League Player of the Year and First Team All-State... Amassed 2,720 yards of total offense as senior, throwing for 19 TDs... Also served as punter... Started as basketball forward and baseball pitcher... Academic All-State recipient. ACADEMICS Funk is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, majoring in Economics. He is a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient, earning honors in 2007 and 2008. Personal Jared Milton Funk... Son of Craig and Christine Funk... Born Aug. 13, 1987... Youngest of four siblings; two brothers and a sister... Likes to snowboard... Helped at local homeless shelter and youth basketball camps.

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2007 Did not see action as a redshirt freshman, spending year adding Total Tackles: 4, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 bulk and strength through SOLO Tackles: 4, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 team's conditioning program... Opened as tight end in preseason, moved to end just before opener. HIGH SCHOOL Senior starter at TE and DE, helping Broncos to 14th straight 5A playoff berth... Named all-conference as TE.. Despite missing final three games, finished with 14 catches for 267 yards and two TDs... As DE, added 61 tackles and four sacks... Lettered in basketball and track as senior... As sophomore, played football at Bishop Kenny in Jacksonville. ACADEMICS Fugger is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Timothy Scott Fugger... Son of Karen Fugger and the late Peter Fugger... Born July 1, 1989 in San Diego... Family relocated to west Chicago suburbs from Florida after sophomore year... Has two brothers: Brian and Mark... Close friends with Commodore FB/HB Ryan van Rensburg while both lived in Jacksonville... Plays the guitar.


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R-Jr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 225 Jacksonville, Fla. H The Bolles School 2009 PROSPECTS After showing that talented walk-ons can play through hard work, effort and attitude, Garcia returns for the squad as a key special teams performer and will compete for a reserve linebacker role. 2008 Continued to contribute in his third year with the Commodores, seeing action in A Commodore walk-on, Garcia all 13 games, primarily on comes from a Vanderbilt family. special team coverage units... His dad, Martin, was a 'Dore Finished regular season with fullback from 1973-75, and played three total tackles... Worked hard catcher on the baseball team. during offseason to successfully return from knee surgery. 2007 Energetic walk-on defensive player who suffered season-ending knee injury just as role was likely to expand... Contributed on coverage units with special teams against Alabama, Ole Miss and Eastern Michigan before sustaining injury at Auburn... Credited with a pair of assisted tackles on special teams. 2006 Redshirted... Joined team as invited walk-on in camp... Earned top defensive scout after Tennessee game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starter at linebacker for Florida 3A power... Had 18 tackles and an INT in 2004 state title win over Tampa Jefferson... Amassed 132 total tackles as a senior after more than 160 stops during junior campaign... Second team All-State as a senior... Also participated in track and weightlifting. ACADEMICS Garcia is working toward a major in Neuroscience from the College of Arts and Science. Personal Michael Louis Garcia... Son of Martin and Diane Garcia... Youngest of four children: two sisters and a brother – all attended and graduated from Vanderbilt... Mom is a former teacher who owns women's clothing boutique; dad is physician... Dad played football and baseball as Vanderbilt undergraduate... Attended same school as Commodore HB/FB Ryan van Rensburg, WR Trey Herndon and TE Mason Johnston.

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Garcia’s Career Defensive Statistics

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Giller

Jr. H Snapper H 6-0 • 228 Swampscott, Mass. H Phillips Academy 2009 PROSPECTS After contributing to the Commodore success as a first-year player, Giller returns this season as the likely snapper on special team conversion units, and should get a close look during preseason camp in the role of long snapper. 2008 Walk-on sophomore developed into a key contributor on special teams... Played in final nine games, seeing action as snapper for FG and PAT conversions... His snap on successful late-game field goal helped Commodores defeat Boston College in Music City Bowl... Transferred to Vanderbilt after attending Trinity (Conn.) College for one year. HIGH SCHOOL Earned three varsity letters, starting at center as a junior and senior... Served as team's primary long snapper for three years... Also earned letters in baseball, swimming and track... Earned school's studentathlete award as senior. ACADEMICS Giller is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. Personal David Allen Giller... Son of Robert and Patrice Giller... Born on July 14, 1988... Oldest of three siblings: younger Michael and sister, Rebecca... Dad owns automobile business; mom is dental hygienist and surgical assistant... Enjoys painting and various outdoor activities including deep sea sportfishing, hunting and skiing.

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R-So. H Def. Back H 6-0 • 196 Nashville, Tenn. H Whites Creek HS 2009 PROSPECTS After filling multiple offensive and special team roles as a first-year player, Graham enters preseason camp concentrating on a single defensive position. One of the team's most dynamic athletes, Graham is expected to contend for a starting job at defensive back where the Commodores must replace All-American D.J. Moore and valuable nickelback Darlron Spead. Graham should also be in the mix as a primary punt returner. 2008 Blossomed into one of the Commodores' top offensive weapons in his first year... Saw Well regarded in the Nashville action at three positions – receivcommunity, Graham frequently er, running back and quarterback mentors teenagers across the city. – during the season... Played in Often, Graham is asked to talk to 12 of 13 games, earning nine local high school students. He also starting assignments... Missed continues to give back to students the Kentucky game with ankle at his high school, Whites Creek. injury... Finished the year among team's top five in receiving (118 yards) and rushing (113 yards)... Had 15 receptions and three TD catches as WR; 119 yards and 1 TD as rusher... Also averaged 5.0 yards as punt returner... Enjoyed breakthrough game as receiver at Georgia, catching four passes for 36 yards, including two touchdown receptions, to claim team's Offensive Player of the

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Graham’s Career offensive Statistics 2008

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Justin

green

R-Jr. H Tight End/Receiver H 6-6 • 232 Troy, Ala. H Henderson HS

Week honors... First touchdown at Georgia – an 18-yarder – was longest reception of the year... Also had three catches and a TD reception against Florida... As a running back, set season highs in rushing attempts (7), rushing yards (37) and longest rush (15 yards) in season finale at Wake Forest... Opened the Wake Forest game in QB position, then moved to TB – playing both positions for the first time all season... Had two rushes and two catches in win over Boston College in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. 2007 Did not play as true freshman... Participated as a practice scout DB... Joined the Commodore basketball squad during Christmas break... Saw increasing action as a reserve guard, developing into a fan favorite with stellar defensive intensity and energy off the bench. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Started at WR, QB, TB and DB... Named 4A All-State and All-Midstate by Tennessean... As senior, threw for 570 yards and five TDs, ran for 640 yards and 12 TDs, and caught 25 passes... Also posted four INTs – and 15 for career... Returned four kicks for TDs.. First freshman in school history to start in varsity basketball... Surpassed 1,500 career points for career, helping team to state tourney in 2006-07... School's first recipient of prestigious Hume Award given by Nashville public school system in recognition for achievement by a football scholar-athlete. ACADEMICS Graham is working toward a degree in Special Education from the Peabody College. Rushes: 7, at Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 PERSONAL Jamie Rush Yards: 33, at Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 Donnell Graham... "JG"... Longest Rush: 15, at Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 Born Nov. 24, 1988 in Receptions: 4, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 Receiving yards: 36, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 Nashville... Has younger TD ReceptionS: 2, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 brother, Jamonte... Longest Punt Return: 15 yards (twice), most Raised by grandmother, recently at Georgia, 10/18/2008 Hattie Graham, following tragic death of mother, Jamie Denise Graham... An uncle, Whites Creek grad Odell Bradley, was basketball standout at IUPUI... Shelton Quarles, former Commodore LB and Super Bowl winner with Tampa Bay, is Whites Creek alum.

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2009 PROSPECTS With Austin Monahan and Brandon Barden expected to compete for the starting role, Green must find his own niche in the Commodore offense. An athletic, rangy prospect, Green has been slow to develop physical skills needed for traditional tight end responsibilities. With the Commodores returning few proven playmakers at wideout, Green could create matchup problems from the wide receiver slot. 2008 Green saw limited action in nine games, contributing as a reserve tight end... Did not register a catch. 2007 Played in nine games as redshirt freshman, contributing as a pass-catching threat at tight end... Struggled with ankle injury in preseason... Played in nine games... Slowed by leg injury for part of year... Caught four passes for 38 yards... All four receptions came against teams from his state of residence: Alabama and Auburn... Three receptions came in performance against Alabama. 2006 Redshirted as freshman... Participated as scout tight end, earning top offensive scout honor after Tennessee State game. HIGH SCHOOL First year of prep football came in senior campaign... As WR in spread offense, caught 25 passes for 375 yards and five TDs... Double-digit scorer and top rebounder as center on basketball team... Standout jumper in track & field. ACADEMICS Green is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. He is a 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Justin Christopher Green... "Yao"... Son of Mickey and Amy McMillen... Born on May 31, 1988... An only child... Enjoys hanging out with friends.

Green’s Career Receiving Statistics 2008 2007 Career

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T.J.

R-So. H Defensive Tackle H 6-3 • 280 Lawrenceville, Ga. H Collins Hill HS 2009 PROSPECTS After developing into a soiid performer as a redshirt freshman, Greenstone serves as a stabilizing factor in the Commodore defensive interior with two other important returnees, Greg Billinger and Adam Smotherman. With more depth expected this season, the full-bore Greenstone should become even more polished and productive in his second season at the tackle position. 2008 Developed into key It's been three years since contributor along Commodore Greenstone lost his best friend defensive front in redshirt Jarrett Boston to cancer, but he freshman season... Played still plays with the desire of in every game, getting starts honoring his former teammate. against South Carolina and Ole Greenstone and Boston were Miss... Named to First Team classmates at Collins Hill High All-SEC Freshman squad by School. coaches... Finished the regular season with 33 total tackles, including 16 solo stops... Displayed quickness off the ball and ability to penetrate opposing offense, tallying six tackles for loss... Played well in Vanderbilt's bowl victory over Boston College, matching a career high with four tackles, including one tackle for loss... Also came up with fumble recovery against Duke... In first game of career, posted two tackles for loss and four total tackles in win at Miami (Ohio)... Contributed 1.5 tackles for loss in solid effort at Mississippi State, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week honors... Also had season high of four

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tackles against Ole Miss and Duke. 2007 Did not play as a first-year defensive tackle... Used campaign to add bulk... Impressed coaches on practice field, earning team's postseason Defensive Scout MVP award... Also recognized as team's Defensive Scout of the Week after victory over Miami (Ohio). HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain, two-year starter at DT for Eagles... Squad advanced to AAAAA state playoffs in 2005-06 campaigns... In 2006, Eagles went 7-4, losing to eventual co-state champion in first round... Two-time defensive MVP and defensive lineman of the year for team... All-district recipient... Named to Atlanta Journal Constitution's Gwinnett Super 11 Team... Atlanta Touchdown Club Lineman of the Week pick... Played in Georgia North-South All-Star Game... Posted 194 tackles, 19.5 QB sacks and three forced fumbles during career... Notched 12 sacks as senior... Standout thrower in track & field. ACADEMICS Greenstone is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. He is a Total Tackles: 4, (5 times), most recently 2008 SEC Academic vs. Boston College, 12/31/2008 Honor Roll recipient. SOLO Tackles: 3, (3 times), most recently PERSONAL Thomas vs. Boston College, 12/31/2008 Julius Greenstone Jr... Tackles for Loss: 2, at Miami (Ohio), 8/28/200 Son of Thomas and Mary Beth Greenstone... Born Sept. 27, 1989... Dad played football at Edinboro University; mom played basketball at the same university... Older sister plays basketball for North Greenville (S.C.) University... Dad works in restaurant supply sales; mom is regional marketing manager.

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Greenstone's Career Defensive Statistics

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Hamilton

R-Sr. H Safety H 6-2 • 210 Wycombe, Pa. H Council Rock North HS 2009 PROSPECTS A three-year starter who blossomed in 2008, Hamilton will be expected to Vanderbilt's senior co-captain accept a greater leadership role didn't start organized football until with the graduation of two-year he was banned from youth soccer. captain Reshard Langford. Voted As a third grader, soccer league captain by his teammates after organizers told Hamilton's parents spring drills, Hamilton has he was banned from future activiAll-Southeastern Conference ties due to rough play. He started abilities, combining the ability to playing football the following year. cover deep routes in pass defense with the physicality to effectively hinder the run game at the line of scrimmage. 2008 Produced a career year from his free safety position, forming one of the strongest safety tandems in recent team history along with senior cocaptain Reshard Langford... Set season highs in total tackles (104), tackles for loss (4.5), interceptions (4) and fumble recoveries (3) during the regular

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season... Ranked second on defense in total tackles and third in solo tackles (51)... Started every game in the Commodore secondary, running consecutive start streak to 32 games, fourth most on the team... Also ranked among the SEC Top 10 in total tackles... Performed consistently throughout the season, contributing at least five tackles in 12 of 13 games... Had at least 10 tackles in four games, topped by a career-high effort of 16 stops against Tennessee... Put together one of the finest defensive games ever by a Commodore in victory at Ole Miss, contributing three interceptions, a fumble recovery and six tackles... Three picks against the Rebels matched a Commodore single-game record... First interception, returned 79 yards for a touchdown, came with Vanderbilt trailing 10-0 and Ole Miss driving deep in Commodore territory... Final pick sealed the road win... Also had a huge fourth-down tackle that ended a Rebel threat at the Vanderbilt 1-yard line... Effort against Ole Miss earned Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors... Followed Ole Miss game with 10-tackle performance in win over Auburn... Also played outstanding game in Commodore victory over Boston College in Music City Bowl, contributing six total tackles and an interception. Added pair of tackles for loss, including a QB sack, in Vanderbilt's midseason upset of Auburn... Aided victory over South Carolina with eight tackles, forced fumble and fumble recovery... Posted 13 tackles and fumble recovery against Florida... Earned or shared team Defensive Player of the Week recognition after Rice, Ole Miss and Florida games. 2007 Started every game at free safety, developing into one of team's

Hamilton’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks Int FF/FR PBU 2008 51-53-104 4.5-6 1-1 4-103 1/3 1 2007 49-19-68 3.5-10 1-4 - 1/1 5 2006 36-7-43 1.0-3 0-0 1-0 1/0 1 Career 136-79-215 9.0-19 2-5 5-103 3/4 7

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top defensive performers... Forms solid safety duo with three-year starter Reshard Langford... Set season high in virtually every defensive statistical category in second year as starter... Finished the year third on team with 48 solo tackles... Ranked fourth on team with 68 total tackles while contributed 3.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, a forced fumble, recovered fumble and five defensed passes... Consistent performer throughout season, contributing at least three tackles in every game... Opened campaign with career-high seven solo tackles in victory over Richmond, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week honor... Duplicated the honor in season finale with a seven-tackle, one forced fumble performance vs. Wake Forest... Played superbly in Commodore upset victory at South Carolina, aiding a strong defensive effort with six solo tackles, a fumble recovery and QB sack... Broke up two passes in win over Ole Miss and in narrow loss to Georgia... Ended season with at least four solo tackles in each of the 'Dores final six games. 2006 Played every game at safety as a redshirt freshman, earning nine starting assignments, including final seven games of season... Formed part of a solid, hard-hitting safety duo with two-year starter Reshard Langford... Concluded season as one of defense's top tacklers, posting 36 solo tackles (T-4th on team) and 43 total tackles (7th on team)... After alternating with senior Ben Koger early in year, Hamilton developed into a steady performer as season endured... Breakthrough outing came at Georgia, as six-tackle effort in upset win earned team's Defensive Player of the Week honors... In last two games, contributed career high of nine tackles at Kentucky, and six solo stops versus Tennessee... Played virtually the entire Total Tackles: 16, vs. Tennessee, 11/22/2008 season with painful foot SOLO Tackles: 7, vs. Richmond, 9/1/2007 ailment... First career INTERCEPTIONs: 3, at Ole Miss, 9/20/2008 interception, which came deep in Vanderbilt territory, helped fuel comeback against Florida. 2005 Redshirted as freshman, impressing as safety during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at safety... Started at WR as junior, moving to TE as senior... Contributed 77 solo tackles, five INTs as senior, along with making 17 catches for 297 yards and three TDs... Earned AAAA All-State recognition from Pennsylvania Football News, All-Area honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer and All-Conference selection... Played in Pennsylvania North-South All-Star Game, nominated for the Pennsylvania-Ohio Big 33 All-Star Classic... Also served as captain of varsity basketball squad. ACADEMICS Hamilton is expected to graduate this year with a degree in Economics. He is a 2007 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Ryan J. Hamilton... Son of Kevin and Debra Hamilton... Born Feb. 16, 1987... Has three sisters and a younger brother... Dad is partner in Philadelphia investment firm... Dad also played collegiate football as a quarterback at the U.S. Naval Academy... Has volunteered with several Philadelphia-area activities through SHARE program... Also has worked with local Special Olympics effort... Competed for rival Philadelphia suburban school of current Vanderbilt roommate and fellow co-captain Bradley Vierling.


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Hawkins

R-Sr. H Running Back H 5-10 • 202 Spring, Texas H Klein HS 2009 PROSPECTS Hawkins is the team's top returning tailback, a tough inside-the-tackle rusher who also showed solid receiving abilities as a '08 starter. While he's the leader in experience and production, Hawkins also has to overcome a foot injury that kept him on the sidelines during Spring Practice. During the offseason, Hawkins added weight and strength while keeping his burst Hawkins is a standout in the and agility. If healthy, Hawkins is weight room, ranking among the a dependable playmaker for the team's top skill athletes, with Commodore offense. career bests surpassing 400 lbs. 2008 Enjoyed his finest season (bench) and 565 lbs. (squat). in first year as starting running back... Started 10 of 12 games, missing the season finale at Wake Forest with a foot injury... Finished season with single-season career high 593 rushing yards, tops on the team, and four TDs... Averaged 4.3 yards per carry, with longest rush of 40 yards coming against Ole Miss... Had eight games of 45 or more rushing yards, topped by career high of 107 yards against Rice... Also added 16 receptions for 121 yards and a TD... Played through pain in bowl victory, starting game on injured foot that required offseason surgery... Opened season with 59-yard, 1-TD effort in win at Miami (Ohio), then came back with 84 yards in physical performance against South Carolina... After Rice effort, came back with another strong contribution at Ole Miss – 72 rushing yards, 9-yard TD reception... Played well in late-season victory at Kentucky, rushing for 84 yards and a TD while catching four passes for 49 yards... Earned or shared team Offensive Player of the Week honors after South Carolina, Rice and Kentucky performances. 2007 Continued to show tough, inside-the-tackle rushing style as redshirt sophomore... Played in 10 of 12 games, missing the Tennessee and Wake Forest games after suffering concussion against Kentucky... Did not earn a Rush Attempts: 20, vs. Rice, 9/13/2008 start, but platooned with Rushing Yards: 107, vs. Rice, 9/13/2008 both Cassen JacksonLongest Rush: 41, vs. Arkansas, 9/16/2006 Garrison and Jeff Jennings Rushing TDs: 2, vs. Temple, 9/30/2006 in one-back set... Topped Receptions: 4, at Kent., 11/15/2008 the Commodores for secReceiving Yards: 49, at Kent., 11/15/2008 ond straight year with 4.4Longest Reception: 39, at Kent., 11/15/2008 yard rushing average... Finished season fourth on team with 267 rushing yards on just 60 carries... Also caught seven passes for 73 yards as a receiver out of the backfield... Played well in Commodore win over Miami (Ohio), posting a career-high 10 rushing attempts for 61 yards... Had 41 rushing yards on just six carries at Auburn... Showed versatility at Florida, rushing for 34 yards and catching three passes for 25 yards... Performance vs. Gators also included season-long 26-yard carry... Effective versus Kentucky prior to injury, rushing for 50 yards on seven carries... Also a top performer on coverage units, earning eight total tackles... Named team's Specialist of the Week after performances against Auburn and Georgia. 2006 Played every game as redshirt freshman as the No. 2 tailback to Cassen Jackson-Garrison... Demonstrated excellent running style with

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unusual ability to set up offensive line blocks... Ended season third on squad with 298 rushing yards, averaging a team-high 6.9 yards per carry... Burst onto scene by gaining 76 yards on three carries against Arkansas, including season long rush of 41 yards... Also had a 35-yard carry against Florida... Gained 54 yards and scored first career touchdown in win over Tennessee State, then produced two scores in victory over Temple... Contributed seven tackles and a fumble recovery on special team coverage units. 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Named team’s Offensive Scout of the Week after Arkansas and Kentucky games. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at tailback in one of Texas’ most competitive AAAAA conferences... Senior captain for BearKats... Earned three varsity letters... Despite missing three games during senior season, rushed for 991 yards and four TDs, averaging 6.4 per carry... Also caught 12 receptions for 150 yards... Third team All-State and first team All-District as senior... Rushed for 1,116 yards and 13 TDs as junior... Standout sprinter in track, with 100-meter PR of 10.81. ACADEMICS Hawkins is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Jared Jeffery Hawkins... Son of Jeff and Carole Hawkins... Born Sept. 19, 1986.. Has two siblings... Mom is teacher; dad works for Fleur Engineering in Greenville, S.C... Serves on leadership board of FCA chapter and interned last summer with the youth ministry at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonvillle... Annually serves as motivational speaker to students at Texas school he attended, Kleb Intermediate.

Hawkins’ Career Offensive Statistics

Rush-Yards Avg. TDs Long 2008 139-593 4.3 4 40 2007 60-267 4.4 0 26 2006 43-298 6.9 3 41 Career 242-1158 4.8 7 41

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2009 PROSPECTS With the graduation of Darlron Spead and NFL departure of D.J. Moore, Hayward enters preseason camp as the probable starter opposite All-SEC candidate Myron Lewis at cornerback. Hayward blossomed during spring drills, making one play after another. Hayward brings good size, athleticism and natural ball skills to the position. 2008 One of three true freshmen to see action during the season, joining safety Sean Richardson and receiver John Cole... Played in every game, participating as nickel back in secondary and on special team coverage units... Played more in the Commodores' Music City Bowl victory than any other games, replacing an injured Moore... Finished the bowl game with a careerhigh three tackles and pair of defensed passes... Also saw considerable action against Florida and Kentucky... Concluded season with eight total tackles, including three solo stops, and three defensed passes... Contributed two tackles and a forced fumble in victory at Ole Miss. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year team captain and four-year member of team’s leadership Council... Threeyear starter at QB; two-year starter at DB... Named Total Tackles: 3, vs. Boston College, team’s MVP as senior, 12/31/2008 helping to AAA quarterDefensed passes: 2, vs. Boston College, finals... Rushed for 1,284 12/31/2008 yards and 18 TDs; passed for 1,300 yards and 18 TDs... As DB, had four INTs, returning three for TDs... Region 4-AAA Offensive Player of the Year, All-State DB and All-Middle Georgia... Finished career with 39 TD passes and 36 rushing TDs... Starting guard in basketball; sprinter/jumper in track. ACADEMICS Hayward is undecided on a major. PERSONAL Casey Hayward Jr... Son of Casey Sr., and Tish Hayward... Born Sept. 9, 1989... Dad is employed at Lowe’s; mom works in residential health care... Has one brother, JeCavesia.

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Hayward's Career Defensive Statistics

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Hensley

R-Sr. H Offensive Guard H 6-6 • 322 Clinton, Tenn. H Clinton HS 2009 PROSPECTS One year removed from a serious foot injury, Hensley enters camp as the likely starter at guard. A big body who overcame setbacks to become a starter, Hensley can take his game up a notch by improving foot speed and hand work in pass protection. 2008 Played in every game, starting the last seven at right guard... Made progress physically through the season after suffering a severe leg injury in Spring drills... Played more than 75 percent of offensive snaps in second half of season... Earned first career start at Georgia. 2007 Saw limited action behind All-SEC left tackle Chris Williams... Played OT and on kick conversion units in first four games... Suspended final eight games by Coach Johnson due to violation of team rules. 2006 Worked as reserve Hensley became a team hero in offensive tackle, seeing limited the days prior to Music City Bowl, action in seven games... Also earning a standing ovation from participated on conversion teams. teammates after defeating his 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Boston College foe in a rib eating Worked as offensive tackle and contest. Hensley downed 12 ribs guard during fall practices. in two minutes to win the finals. HIGH SCHOOL Captain as senior... Started as senior at OT; started three years at DT... Named All-Area... Selected for Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game... Earned four basketball letters and three in track & field. ACADEMICS Hensley is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL MIchael Eric Hensley... Son of Michael and Kathie Hensley... Born April 3, 1987... Has an older sister... Perfect attendance throughout high school... Participated in Tennessee Boy’s State... Selected to represent state at National Student Leadership Conference and 2005 presidential inauguration.

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Herndon

R-So. H Wide ReceiverH 5-10 • 180 Jacksonville, Fla. H Bolles School 2009 PROSPECTS With the graduation of two starters and a spring injury to a probable starter, Herndon can move into a contributing role at receiver with a strong preseason camp. A transfer from Minnesota, Herndon showed excellent speed and hands during spring drills. 2008 Sat out the 2008 season after transferring from Minnesota, contributing as a scout receiver last fall. 2007 (Minnesota) Posted 22 receptions for 235 yards and a TD in 12 games as freshman for Gophers... Had seven starts at WR... Season-high 78 receiving yards, including 60-yarder, came at Northwestern. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at WR... Named 2A All-State and area Player of the Year as senior after posting 81 catches, 1,695 receiving yards and 19 TDs... Helped school to 14-0 record and state title... Finished career as team's all-time leading receiver. ACADEMICS Herndon is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Traviers Cinard Herndon... Son of Xavier Herndon and Olivia Scurlock... Born on Nov. 26, 1988... Has three brothers and a sister... Dad is elementary school teacher in Jacksonville... Enjoys playing video games... Involved in FCA activities on campus... Prep teammates of three 'Dores: Ryan van Rensburg, Micheal Garcia and Mason Johnston.

Herndon’s Receiving Statistics (at Minnesota)

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Jelesky

R-Fr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 248 Naperville, Ill. H Naperville HS 2009 PROSPECTS Jelesky joins a crowded and experienced group of defensive ends during August camp. Four Commodores with starting experience, including Steven Stone and Broderick Stewart, stand between Jelesky and significant playing time. As Jelesky continues to mature

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physically, he will move closer to securing an important contributing role. 2008 Jelesky redshirted this season, showing promise as a defensive end on scout teams... Earned team's Defensive Scout of Week honor after Tennessee game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Moved to LB as senior after starting at DE as junior... Played final five regular season games, helping Central to 8A playoffs... Contributed 83 tackles, four QB sacks as senior... In 2006, notched 97 tackles and four sacks... Earned letters in water polo and swimming...Participated in conference’s leadership council as senior. ACADEMICS Jelesky is working toward a double major, Political Science and Economics. He also earned All-SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008. PERSONAL Joshua Lee Jelesky... Son of Richard and Beth Jelesky... Born on May 17, 1990... Dad is regional sales manager; mom is hospital quality and risk director...Brother, Chris, plays rugby at University of Kentucky... Grandfather earned undergraduate and medical school degrees from Vanderbilt; grandmother attended Peabody College... Mother was born at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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R-Sr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 225 Birmingham, Ala. H Oak Mountain HS 2009 PROSPECTS Back for a fifth year, Johnson will provide quality depth at linebacker and returns as a top performer on coverage units. 2008 Played in all 13 games, contributing as a reserve linebacker and coverage ace on special teams... Finished the season with five total tackles, most coming from special teams duty... Posted two key special team tackles in Music City Bowl victory. 2007 Played in all 12 games... Served as reserve linebacker behind All-SEC performer Jonathan Goff and key member of team's coverage units... Shared team's Specialist of the Week honors after two-tackle effort in narrow loss to Georgia. 2006 A top contributor on coverage units, Johnson saw action in 11 of 12 games, missing the finale against Tennessee... Earned six tackles, including five solo stops... Saw limited action at OLB... Tackle of Ole Miss returner during opening kickoff was one of team's top hits of season. 2005 Redshirted... Worked as linebacker during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Started at TB/LB as sophomore and junior, then moved to DE/LB as senior... Recorded 295 tackles and nine sacks in

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career... All-Metro selection...National Honor Society member. ACADEMICS Johnson earned a degree in Economics last spring and is currently working toward a postgraduate degree in Finance. He is a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Christopher Aaron Johnson... Son of Michael and Janice Marie Johnson... Born Dec. 25, 1986... Dad is CPA and colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps reserve; mom is registered nurse.

Johnson’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 2-5-7 0.0-0 0-0 2007 4-4-8 0.0-0 0-0 2006 5-1-6 0.0-0 0-0 Career 11-10-21 0.0-0 0-0

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Jones

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 230 Memphis, Tenn. H University School 2009 PROSPECTS Jones is part of a trio of young talented prospects that defensive coaches will look to provide quality depth at linebacker this season. Jones impressed with physicality and athleticism during spring drills at the middle and weakside linebacker roles. Jones also is likely to contribute on special team coverage units. 2008 Jones served his first year on campus as a redshirt, but impressed teammates and coaches with linebacking abilities... Named team's Defensive Scout of the Week after victory over Rice. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Started two years at safety before moving to LB... 2007 finalist for Division II-AA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year... All-State... As senior, contributed conference-high 76 tackles, and eight QB sacks, helping MUS to state playoffs... Played for 2004-05 state title teams. ACADEMICS Jones is enrolled in the School of Engineering, working toward a degree in Mechanical Engineering. PERSONAL DeAndre Lemond Jones... Son of Lisa Jones and Demetres Jones... Born Feb. 27, 1990 in Memphis... Dad works as distributor for Pfizer Inc.; mom is account manager at FedEx... Has two sisters, Quinnisha and Nyla... Developed racial reconciliation program at school.

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kadri

Jr. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 250 Brighton, Tenn. H Brighton HS 2009 PROSPECTS Kadri enters the preseason with plenty to prove, looking to move forward off a so-so campaign in 2008. Kadri has the natural skills to become a key performer this season, but will need to have a strong camp to claim a potential starting role in talented corps of end prospects. 2008 Played in 11 games while enjoying most action of his career... Earned a starting role at defensive end replacing injured Broderick Stewart in the finale at Wake Forest... Also played sparingly in Music City Bowl victory over Boston College despite painful ankle injury... Served as primary reserve to starters Stewart and Steven Stone for much of the

season.. Missed the Duke and Kentucky games... Ended season with 19 total tackles, including six solo stops... Closed season impressively, contributing five total tackles against Tennessee and four tackles at Wake Forest... Posted four total tackles in Commodores' victory over Auburn. 2007 One of three true freshmen to play for the Commodores, Kadri spelled Curtis Gatewood at DE... Saw action in 11 of 12 games, only missing the Alabama contest... Finished with six total tackles, including five solo stops... Posted two tackles against Eastern Michigan... Added a tackle and quality minutes in victory at South Carolina. Total Tackles: 5, vs. Tennessee, 11/22/2008 HIGH SCHOOL Senior SOLO Tackles: 2, vs. Auburn, 10/4/2008 defensive captain... Worked his way into starting role as DE late in junior season... Earned first team All-Region as senior, accumulating 68 total tackles and three QB sacks... Ended prep career with 17 tackles for loss... Helped Cardinals to berth in 2006 4A state playoffs... Also saw limited action as blocking fullback in goal-line situations and at offensive tackle as senior... Also earned varsity letters in track and field... National Honor Society member who earned academic all-region honors and school's President Award. ACADEMICS Kadri is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Theron Olabode Kadri... Son of Laisi Kadri... Born Jan. 21, 1989 in Monroe, La... Youngest of four siblings: two brothers and a sister... Dad is a production engineer... Both brothers are engineers... Plays the saxophone... Participated on state runnerup rugby squad.

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Kent

R-Fr. H Punter H 6-2 • 190 Marietta, Ga. H Walton HS 2009 PROSPECTS Kent enters preseason camp off a strong Spring Practice. A second-year walk-on, Kent also possesses the versatility to contribute both as a punter and kickoff specialist. During practice sessions, Kent demonstrated excellent punting abilities. 2008 As a first-year punting candidate, Kent sat behind starter Brett Upson, but impressed coaches with a strong leg. HIGH SCHOOL Played three years on varsity, starting as punter and placekicker for final two years... Helped squad to three AAAAA playoff berths... Averaged nearly 40 yards as senior... National Honor Society member, president of Spanish Club and vice president of school orchestra. ACADEMICS Kent is working toward a degree in Economics. PERSONAL Richard Bradley Kent... Son of Brad and Barbee Kent... Born Aug. 17, 1989... Has a younger brother... Dad is engineering manager for Lockheed Martin Co... Plays the cello... Enjoys tying flies used in flyfishing.

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Laughrey

R-Jr. H Kicker H 6-0 • 190 McKenzie, Tenn. H McKenzie HS 2009 PROSPECTS Laughrey enters camp off the finest spring performance of his career. In addition to improvement as a placekicker, Laughrey will be in competition as the team's kickoff specialist. 2008 Did not see action as the team's top reserve kickoff specialist. 2007 Saw action in three late-season games after injury to starter Bryant Hahnfeldt... Served in kickoff specialist role late in season, then converted on first career PAT attempt versus Wake Forest. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman... Joined team as an invited walk-on during the preseason... Practiced as PK/kickoff specialist. HIGH SCHOOL Kicked 12 field goals, including 45-yarder, in four-year varsity career, handling all kicking chores for squad... Also played first base as state champion baseball team. ACADEMICS Laughrey is majoring in Earth & Environmental Science from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL John Kermit Laughrey... Son of Jill Holland and Michael Laughrey... Born July 3, 1987... Dad is principal; mom is health care counselor... Has a younger brother... Involved in Naval ROTC... Great uncle, Harris Collier, was standout Commodore fullback from 1938-40, but died as pilot in WWII training mission.

reilly

Lauer

R-Jr. H Offensive Tackle H 6-7 • 272 Gates Mills, Ohio H St. Ignatius HS 2009 PROSPECTS A starter at left tackle last year, Lauer worked behind Thomas Welch for much of spring drills. Lauer maintains superb fundamentals in pass protection, but his lack of bulk and strength have hindered his effectiveness as a run blocker. Lauer has as much natural talent as any Commodore lineman, but must get stronger to reach his full potential. 2008 In first full season on offensive line, Lauer displayed superb footwork and solid blocking techniques to secure starting role... Played in 12 games, missing only the Georgia outing... Finished the year with 10 starts at left tackle, missing a three-game midseason stretch... Shared team's Offensive

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Player of the Week honor after performance in win over Rice... Also earned solid grades after Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina games. 2007 Played one game at DE... Credited with assisted tackle in win over Eastern Michigan... Moved to OT during offseason. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman OL... Earned Offensive Scout of the Week honors after the Georgia, South Carolina and Florida games. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Ohio’s prep power... Two-year starter at DE; started at OT as senior... Contributed 71 tackles and five QB sacks on defense... Posted 115 total tackles and nine sacks in career... Also played lacrosse... National Merit Scholar. ACADEMICS Lauer is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, working toward a degree in Sociology. PERSONAL James Reilly Lauer... Son of Jim and Marian Lauer... Has one younger sister... Dad is business owner; mom is personal trainer... Dad was Division III All-American center at John Carroll (Ohio) University... Uncle, Erick Anderson, won the 1991 Butkus Award as linebacker at Michigan.

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Lewis

Sr. H Cornerback H 6-2 • 205 Pompano Beach, Fla. H Pompano Beach HS 2009 PROSPECTS An All-American candidate and regarded among the nation's top NFL prospects at the cornerback position, Lewis has improved with each season and enters his final year as one of the Southeastern Conference's most effective defensive players. A three-year starter, Lewis brings ideal size to the cornerback position. Lewis was extremely effective in 2008, making opponents pay for trying to attack him instead of D.J. Moore, the Commodores' other starting cornerback.

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The athletic Lewis made one big play after another, including gameclinching interceptions against Auburn and Boston College. 2008 Started all 13 games as junior cornerback, extending consecutive start streak to 25 games... Formed outstanding cornerback tandem with All-American performer D.J. Moore... Concluded junior year setting single-season personal bests in virtually every defensive category... Ended year as team's fifth leading tackler (76) and shared team lead with five quarterback sacks... Also ranked second on team and fifth in SEC with five interceptions... Added five defensed passes and was third on team in tackles for loss (7) and forced fumbles (2)... Closed out season on high note, clinching Commodores' victory in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl with interception in closing minute of game... Contributed eight tackles and an interception in win at Miami (Ohio) to open season... Produced outstanding game against Rice, registered a career-high 10 tackles, including two quarterback sacks... Played key defensive role in Vanderbilt's home win over ranked Auburn, contributing a QB sack... Also sealed victory over Auburn with interception late in fourth quarter... Added sacks against Duke, Florida and Tennessee... Gave Commodores excellent scoring opportunity early against the Vols, interceptTwo of Lewis' brothers, Hanik and ing pass at the UT 35-yard line. Hamin Milligan, have played in the 2007 First-year starter put togethNational Football League. er superb year at cornerback Hanik was an All-Pro special across from All-SEC performer teams player at San Diego and D.J. Moore... Impressive play of also played for Arizona. Hamin is Lewis-Moore duo served as key an Arena Football veteran, and ingredient to Commodores havmember of Georgia Force. ing one of nation's top-ranked defensive units... Garnered allconference consideration after ranking among the SEC leaders and topping team with 12 pass breakups, most by a Commodore defender in 11 years... Led the team with a pair of forced fumbles and shared team lead with two fumble recoveries... Also ranked sixth on the squad with 33 solo tackles and 49 total tackles... Started every game at CB... Posted at least three tackles in 10 games... Had defensed passes in five consecutive early-season games, including posting three breakups in win over Eastern Michigan and in narrow loss to Georgia... Named team's Defensive Player of the Week after notching first career interception and four tackles at Auburn... Returned fumble 25 yards in Eastern Michigan game... Showed talent early in year with four-tackle, two defensed pass effort vs. Alabama... Ended season with at least four tackles in final four games... Posted career bests in solo tackles (6) and total tackles (8) in season finale vs. Wake Forest... Had seven tackles in last-minute loss at Tennessee. 2006 Played in 10 games as a true freshman, contributing primarily on special teams... Also limited action in secondary following injury of safety Ben Koger... Credited with four solo tackles on season... Returned two kickoffs for 23 yards. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year starter and captain... Versatile athlete, playing receiver, defensive back, kicker and punter... As senior, posted 40 catches for 750 yards and 10 TDs as receiver, and 85 tackles, 20 defensed passes and two INTs as DB... Netted 16 INTs, 70 receptions and more than 30 TDs in prep career... Two-time MVP for Golden Tornadoes... Named FirstTeam 2A All-State by Florida Sports Writers Association and First Team 2A All-Broward County by Miami Herald... Selected to play in Dade-Broward Prep All-Star Game... All-area pick and three-year starter in basketball, averaging double digits in points. ACADEMICS Lewis is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. He is a 2008 SEC

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Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Myron A. Lewis... Son of Gloria Milligan and Myron Lewis Sr... Born Nov. 24, 1987... Youngest of nine siblings... Mom works for Total Tackles: 10, vs. Rice, 9/13/2008 local school SOLO Tackles: 6, (2X), most recently at Miss. State, system; dad 10/11/2008 is electrician... Defensed Passes: 3, (three times), most recently vs. Georgia, 10/13/2007 Enjoyed perfect LONGEST INT. RETURN: 24 yards, at Auburn, 10/6/2007 attendance in high school... Wears "mom" and "4brothers" written in glare strips on gameday, same as tattoo on right arm... Recipient of Horatio Algers Scholarship... Enjoys bowling and recreational basketball... Spent the last two summers mentoring youngsters at the Martha O'Bryan Center in east Nashville.

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Lewis’ Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL QB Sacks Int 2008 51-25-76 7.0-59 5-50 5-(-1) 2007 33-16-49 1.0-3 - 1-24 2006 4-0-4 - - - Career 88-41-129 8.0-62 5-50 6-23

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Taylor

R-Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 280 Chamblee, Ga. H Chamblee HS 2009 PROSPECTS After spending a year on campus improving his physique, Loftley enters the preseason ready to compete for playing time among a crowded field of tackles that features three solid returnees from last year. Loftley added 25 pounds during his freshman year, and showed promising quickness and added strength during a productive Spring Practice session. 2008 Loftley redshirted as a true freshman, and impressed coaches during practice as candidate at defensive tackle. HIGH SCHOOL Named permanent captain after season... Started at DE and TE... Three-year DL starter... Earned four varsity letters... Team went 12-2 in 2007, most wins in school history, and advanced to AAA semifinals... As senior, contributed 45 tackles and four QB sacks... Two-time All-Area recipient... Played in DeKalb County All-Star Game... Accumulated more than 250 total tackles in career... Threw shot and discus in track. ACADEMICS Loftley is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL Paul Taylor Loftley... Son of Paul and Sandra Loftley... Born Nov. 7, 1989... Has an older sister... Dad is supervisor at MARTA public transit system; mom is a physical therapist... Worked on yearbook staff.

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R-So. H H-Back/Fullback H 5-11 • 220 Old Hickory, Tenn. H Goodpasture HS 2009 PROSPECTS An energetic walk-on, Lovell enters camp as part of a crowded running back corps. A blocking specialist, Lovell hopes to impress coaches for a gameday role on special teams. 2008 Lovell did not see action during first year as a walk-on... He worked as a scout offensive back, earning top scout honors after Duke game... HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at FB; four-year letterwinner for 2A power that lost in state finals during junior and senior seasons... Two-time AllRegion... Standout outfielder in baseball, helping team to state title as senior. ACADEMICS Lovell is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Reece Edward Lovell... Son of David and Pam Lovell... Born on May 16, 1988... His older brother, Davy, died of cancer... Dad is retired teacher and coach from Tenn. Preparatory School; mom also is retired, having taught at Goodpasture HS... Transferred to Vanderbilt after one year at University of Tennessee... Enjoys hunting.

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R-So. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 228 Memphis, Tenn. H White Station HS

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Lohr

R-Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 280 Phoenixville, Pa. H Phoenixville HS 2009 PROSPECTS Lohr was part of the Commodore travel squad as a true freshman, only an injury away from seeing action. Coaches saw plenty of potential in the energetic Lohr last fall, and further development during spring drills. Along with fellow redshirts Colt Nichter and Taylor Loftley, Lohr is expected to compete for a top reserve role at tackle behind starters Greg Billinger, Adam Smotherman and T.J. Greenstone. 2008 Like Nichter, Lohr stayed on depth chart for much of year, yet did not see action... Should benefit from getting an early introduction to Commodore defensive playbook. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at TE and DE... Team MVP as senior, helping Phantoms to AAA state playoffs... Named Pioneer Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and All-Southeastern Pennyslvania team by Philadelphia Inquirer... Contributed 65 tackles and 15 QB sacks as senior DE... Playing TE, hauled in 26 catches for 609 yards and five TDs... Nominated to play in Pennyslvania East-West Game... Won conference title in javelin throw... School’s student-athlete Maxwell Award winner. ACADEMICS Lohr is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL James Robert Lohr, III... Son of Bob and Kim Lohr... Born on March 1, 1990... Dad is employed as a metrology technician; mom is a police clerk... Has one older brother... Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in hometown.

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2009 PROSPECTS Coming off an outstanding redshirt freshman campaign, Marve will be counted on to hold down the interior linebacker role as a sophomore. A punishing tackler and quick study with the playbook, Marve earned a reputation for making big plays at timely moments as an All-SEC freshman. Marve also serves as an ideal complement to All-SEC counterpart Patrick Benoist, giving the squad a solid 1-2 linebacker punch. 2008 Became one of the team's top defenders as redshirt freshman linebacker... Punishing tackler with nose for the football... Started all 13 games at MLB... Topped the SEC with four forced fumbles... Named Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, and First Team Freshman All-SEC by league coaches... Topped the Commodores – and ranked among the NCAA's best – with 56 unassisted tackles... Also ranked second among 'Dores in QB hurries (3), third in total tackles (105), fourth in sacks (3) and fourth in tackles for loss (6.5)... Contributed at least five tackles in 12 games... Topped the defensive Marve became a fraternity member effort in Music City Bowl win last spring, joining the Kappa Alpha with 10 total tackles vs. Boston Psi chapter on campus. College... Showed talent early, contributing a sack in win at Miami (Ohio)... Produced remarkable outing in victory at Ole Miss, posting 11 tackles and the defensive play of the game – a forced fumble at the Vanderbilt 1-yard line in the closing minutes recovered by a 'Dore teammate... Also was instrumental in another failed Ole Miss drive, making a key open-field tackle at the 1-yard line... Contributed 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and 16 total tackles in losing effort against Duke... Virtually duplicated the feat against Tennessee – two tackles for loss, a sack and forced fumble,

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and nine tackles. 2007 Travelled with squad on road games, but never played in first year on campus... Impressed as middle linebacker on practice field... Named team's Defensive Scout of the Week after win over Ole Miss. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year team captain and team MVP... Voted Tennessee 5A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year, first recipient ever from White Station... Named First Team All-State... Helped Spartans to 12-2 overall record in 2006 and 5A state semifinals... Achieved 178 total tackles, including 133 solo stops, four QB sacks and eight forced fumbles as a senior, earning Region 8-5A Most Valuable Player... Credited with 120 solo tackles as a junior... Earned four varsity letters... National Honor Society member. ACADEMICS Marve is working toward a double major in Sociology and Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. Marve also Total Tackles: 16, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 recently took the Graduate SOLO Tackles: 10, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 Record Examination (GRE) seeking early admission into Vanderbilt's post-graduate program. PERSONAL Christopher Ryan Marve... Son of Clayton Samuel and Robin Samuel... Born March 1, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas... Dad is engineer; mom is Comcast supervisor... Oldest of seven siblings: two brothers, four sisters... School also produced former Commodore standout DE Curtis Gatewood.

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MARVE's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 56-49-105 6.5-26 3-22

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2009 PROSPECTS With three freshman tailbacks arriving on campus in August, Miller will have to battle for an extensive role rushing the football. An elusive and explosive runner, Miller also has the tools to help the Commodores as a kickoff return specialist, a role he served last year. 2008 Earned minutes in 10 games, playing as a running back and kickoff return specialist... Rushed for 52 yards on 24 carries and caught three passes for 31 yards out of the backfield... Averaged 18.9 yards as kickoff returner, including a 31-yarder against Wake Forest. 2007 Miller spent the year as a redshirt... Named top offensive scout after Alabama game. 2006 Played in final eight games as freshman... Saw first action in win over Temple, rushing for 58 yards on eight carries... Performance versus Temple also included season-long rush of 19 yards... Finished season with 13 rushes for 70 yards... Also gained 13 yards on three carries against Tennessee. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starting TB for Tennessee power... Helped Warriors to 2004 5A state title... As senior, rushed for 1,942 yards and scored 36 TDs... Named 5A Mr. Football Back of Year, Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year, Middle Tennessee Player of the Year, and Lawrenceburg (Tenn.) Quarterback Club’s Greenhill Prep Player of the Year... Named 4-5A MVP, First Team All-State and First Team All-Midstate... Rushed for 5,340 yards and scored 83 TDs in career. ACADEMICS Miller is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Stanley Gaston Miller... Son of Lee Roy and Vernastine Miller... Born Nov. 20 1987... One of four siblings: two brothers and a sister... Hopes to eventually become a business owner.

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Rush-Yards 2008 24-52 2007 2006 13-70 Career 37-122

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R-Jr. H Tailback/KOR Specialist H 5-7 • 170 Murfreesboro, Tenn. H Riverdale HS


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Evanston, Ill... Son of Sephen and Mary Joyce Monahan... Has two brothers, Steve and Ryan... Dad is an investment banker; mom coaches middle school field hockey team... Friends with former Pro Bowl LB Hardy Nickerson... In high school, mentored youngsters through Big BrothersBig Sisters organization.

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R-Jr. H Linebacker H 6-3 • 222 McDonough, Ga. H Union Grove HS

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R-So. H Tight End H 6-7 • 255 Charlotte, N.C. H Country Day School 2009 PROSPECTS Monahan was off to a promising campaign in 2008 prior to a season-ending shoulder injury at Ole Miss. During spring drills, Monahan and Brandon Barden formed a tight end duo full of potential. One of the team's interesting storylines will be to see how coaches use both, as well as a third prospect, Justin Green. Monahan blends down-field receiving abilities with a frame fully capable of handling blocking responsibilities. 2008 Monahan was a starter and key offensive contributor early in the season until a shoulder injury at Ole Miss ended his season prematurely... Started four games at tight end... Contributed four catches, all for first downs, while in the lineup... Had two receptions, a single-game high, in win at Ole Miss... Injured shoulder on 10-yard catch that positioned Commodores for game-deciding field goal against Rebels. 2007 One of three true freshmen to see action, Monahan played on special teams and as a reserve tight end... Participated in nine games, missing early season games against Richmond, Alabama and Ole Miss... Minutes increased as season developed... Lone reception of five yards came in Commodores' win at South Carolina... Also played on kickoff return units. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL Two-way starter in 2006 as postgraduate student at prestigious Phillips Academy... Started at tight end and defensive end for 7-1 Big Blue that lost in New England Prep School Athletic Conference championship to Salisbury... As TE, hauled in 36 receptions for 536 yards and seven TDs... On defense, contributed 28 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries... At Charlotte Country Day, caught 48 passes for 896 yards and 14 TDs as senior, earning invite to play in Shriners Bowl of the Carolinas... Helped Charlotte school to 2004 state title... Also was standout in lacrosse, basketball and track & field at Charlotte Country Day School. ACADEMICS Monahan is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. He is a 2007 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Austin Beatty Joyce Monahan... Born Feb. 7, 1988 in

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2009 PROSPECTS Newton will be counted on to provide quality depth at linebacker in his fourth year in the program. The athletic Newton also should continue to participate on coverage units. 2008 Played in every game, participating as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor... Finished with five total tackles, including three solo stops... One of the team's top performers on kickoff coverage units. 2007 Played sparingly at linebacker... Credited with an assisted tackle in win over Eastern Michigan... Also contributed on special teams in six games. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman, serving as a scout team linebacker. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at defensive end... Three-year letterwinner who also saw limited role as WR as senior... First Team All-Area selection... On defense, totalled 60 tackles and 15 QB sacks... Helped guide Union Grove to 9-3 record, advancing to second round of AAAAA second round playoffs... Two-year starter in basketball and standout hurdler in track. ACADEMICS Newton is working toward a major in Sociology in the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Austin Jorel Newton... Son of Paula Wise and Terence Wise... Born Dec. 27, 1987... Both parents work for Coca-Cola... Has a younger brother... Involved in hometown's Big Brothers-Big Sisters program.

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R-Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 286 Park City, Utah H Park City HS 2009 PROSPECTS Though he didn't play in 2008, Nichter made the Commodore travel squad. The experience of practicing with the gameday defensive front gave Nichter and fellow DT redshirt Rob Lohr an

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2009 PROSPECTS Owens showed promise during Spring Practice, and is likely to contend for playing time at free safety when preseason camp opens. Owens used his initial year on campus to improve his strength. 2008 Owens redshirted during his initial year at Vanderbilt, contributing as a safety on practice scout units. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter in secondary... Also started as TB for 2007 squad that advanced to AAAA playoffs... As senior, contributed 58 tackles, one INT and three forced fumbles... As junior, collected 80 tackles and two INTs... Finished career with more than 200 tackles... Standout sprinter, with PRs of 10.9 (100) and 22.13 (200). ACADEMICS Owens is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Almon Marcus Owens... Son of Mark and Lisa Owens... Born on Oct. 23, 1989... Born and raised in Fort Worth area... Has an older sister, Autumn... Dad is chief hydrogeologist; mom is VP of research for engineering and environmental consulting firm... Enjoys film making.

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Powell

R-Fr. H Safety H 6-0 •200 Tarpon Springs, Fla. H East Lake HS 2009 PROSPECTS After redshirting in 2008, Powell worked as a reserve behind three-year starter Ryan Hamilton at strong safety. Aided by solid conditioning effort, Powell is expected to compete for reserve role in secondary during preseason drills, and should contribute on coverage units this fall. 2008 Powell did not see game action, using his first year on campus to redshirt. He served as a safety on defensive practice squads.

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R-Jr. H Running Back H 6-0 • 204 Duluth, Ga. H Duluth HS

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HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter for school northwest of Tampa... Starting TB for three years; on defense, played DB, safety and LB... Named team’s Offensive MVP as senior, helping East Lake to first round of 5A playoffs... Rushed for 723 yards as senior while contributing 72 tackles and three INTs on defense... First team All-Pinellas County... Had eight tackles in postseason Pinellas County All-Star Classic... As junior, rushed for 787 yards before missing last three games... Also played guard in basketball and ran hurdles in track. ACADEMICS Powell is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL Micah Adam Powell... Son of Chris and Claudette Powell... Born on Sept. 17, 1989... Has an older brother and sister... Dad works in construction; mom is a nurse... Enjoys skateboarding, and playing the clarinet and flute.

2009 PROSPECTS A guy who always gives maximum effort, Reeves steadily improved last year, and displayed more progress in spring drills. With just one key tailback back for the Commodores, Reeves can secure an important role with a strong preseason showing. He will compete with three other returnees and a trio of freshman as offensive coaches look to increase production Rushes: 6, at Wake Forest, 11/28/2008 Rushing Yards: 36, at Wake Forest, from the running back 11/28/2008 corps. LONG Rush: 13, at Wake Forest,11/28/2008 2008 Reeves played in 10 LONG Catch: 15, at Wake Forest, 11/28/2008 games, mostly on special teams, but contributed in excellent fashion as a running back during finale at Wake Forest... Provided offensive spark in second half scoring drive against Demon Deacons, rushing for 34 yards on six carries... Also had a 15-yard reception against Florida... Missed three games recovering from leg injury. 2007 Played on special teams and as reserve tailback in 11 games... Had rushes in late-game action versus Eastern Michigan and Auburn. 2006 Redshirted as a freshman tailback... Earned Offensive Scout of the Week honors after Michigan and Kentucky games. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at RB... Also started at safety and CB... Rushed for 870 yards and 12 TDs as senior... Earned All-Region honors... Lettered in track... Academic All-State. ACADEMICS Reeves is majoring in Communication Studies from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Kennard Alexander Reeves... Son of Reeves A. Reeves, a mortgage broker... Born Sept. 25, 1988... Has one sister... Joined other Vanderbilt students to raise awareness and visibility for St. Luke's Community House, a West Nashville social service agency.

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Reeves’ Career OFFENSIVE Statistics 2008 2007 Career

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extra advantage of understanding the scheme. Strong in the lower body, Nichter, Lohr and fellow redshirt Taylor Loftley are expected to compete for key reserve roles behind starters Greg Billinger, Adam Smotherman and T.J. Greenstone. 2008 Remained on the two-deep at tackle for much of the season, yet never played, spending the season as a redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year captain for the Miners... Three-year starter at DT and OL... Helped Park City to 3A playoffs as senior... Posted 82 tackles and six QB sacks as senior... Named First Team All-State OL as senior after earning All-State DL honors as junior... Contributed 49 tackles, and two QB sacks as junior, helping team to 10-1 record... Played baseball early in prep career. ACADEMICS Nichter is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Colton James Nichter... Son of Mike and Jodi Nichter.. Born on June 25, 1990... Has a younger brother... Dad is a sales manager; mom is a school counselor... Dad played football at Weber State... Moved to Utah from Southern California prior to ninth grade... . Enjoys skiing and snowboarding.


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Reinert

R-Sr. H Wide Receiver H 5-9 • 172 Santa Ana, Calif. H Servite HS 2009 PROSPECTS Reinert worked his way into a contributing role last year only to be lost early in the season to a broken leg. A team-oriented guy, Reinert earned plenty of respect from coaches for coming back to the team during Spring Practice. How the leg responds to offseason conditioning and preseason camp will determine if Reinert returns to game action. 2008 Played in Commodores' two games to start the season as reserve receiver, but suffered a broken leg versus South Carolina that ended his season... Posted one reception for 13 yards in win at Miami (Ohio)... Salute to fans leaving field on cart boosted Reinert's younger sister, Rachel, is a teammates' spirits against lead singer for Gloriana, one of the Gamecocks. top new acts in country music. The 2007 Third-year player saw group just released its debut album action in nine games, playing and is touring nationally with top on return units and as reserve draws Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler. wide receiver... First collegiate pass for seven yards came against Wake Forest... Returned one punt for three yards. 2006 Receiver/returner who earned first collegiate action as a Commodore in victories over Tennessee State and Temple. 2005 Walk-on who showed good hands and solid route-running ability. HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterwinner... Had 27 receptions for 295 yards as senior... In 2004, played as postgraduate at Bridgton (Maine) Academy, catching 33 catches for 350 yards... Senior class President. ACADEMICS Reinert is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. He is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Christopher Scott Reinert... Son of Scott and Lynn Reinert... Born Nov. 9, 1985... Dad is in real estate management; mom is a writer and involved in theatre... Brother played receiver at the University of Pennsylvania; sister has relocated from California to Nashville to pursue a music career.

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Reinert’s Career Receiving Statistics 2008 2007 Career

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richardson

So. H Safety H 6-2 • 205 Linden, Ala. H Linden HS

2009 PROSPECTS The limited experience Richardson gained as a true freshman is expected to help him immensely this season as he competes with senior Joel Caldwell for the starting free safety role oppostite three-year starter Ryan Hamilton. Much like 2008 Sean Richardson is one of two captain Reshard Langford, the safeties in the family. His older Music City Bowl hero brings brother, Darnell, could be the athleticism and an explosive starting free safety at Alabama hitting style to the Commodore State University this season. secondary. 2008 Richardson was one of three true freshmen to see action this season, joining defensive back Casey Hayward and receiver John Cole... Richardson served as the second team strong safety behind Reshard Langford... Contributed one of the biggest plays of season, recovering Brett Upson punt that touched Boston College player in Commodore endzone for only Vanderbilt touchdown in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory... Played in every game, contributing 11 total tackles to Commodore defensive effort... Became one of squad's top special team players, earned team's Specialist of the Week after Florida and Kentucky games. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Team went 10-3, advancing to third round

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top offensive scout honors (4) than any other redshirt or walk-on. HIGH SCHOOL Started three years as RB and LB for squad that advanced to 5A playoffs as senior... Named All-Region as junior... Served as captain and four-year starter as centerfielder in baseball... Member of National Honor Society. ACADEMICS Scott is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, working toward a major in Neuroscience. PERSONAL Chavez Emond Scott... Son of Charles Scott and Karolyn Brown... Born Aug. 1, 1990... Youngest of four siblings: two sisters and one brother... Dad is an engineer at FedEx.

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R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 6-1 • 205 Smyrna, Ga. H Lovett School 2009 PROSPECTS Sackey showed ability as a walk-on receiver candidate last year. With an inexperienced receiving corps returning this year, Sackey could contend for playing time as he continues to develop. 2008 Did not see action, but served as scout team receiver during first year with squad. HIGH SCHOOL Played two years on varsity, seeing action as wide receiver and safety... Missed senior season due to knee injury, serving as student coach... As a junior, started at safety for team that advanced to AA semifinals... Also started as junior and senior as small forward on basketball team... As junior, placed second in triple jump at regions... Member of school's student-athlete leadership council. ACADEMICS Sackey is working toward a degree in Political Science from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Jameson Earl Sackey... Son of Kingsley and Kim Sackey... Middle of three brothers... Born on June 20, 1990... Moved to Atlanta at young age... During summers, worked as camp counselor at Lovett.

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R-Fr. H Running Back H 5-8 • 192 Memphis, Tenn. H Whitehaven HS 2009 PROSPECTS Since arriving on campus last year as a walk-on, Scott has been an effective member of the Commodore offensive scout team. He showed solid rushing skills in spring drills, but enters the season needing to surpass every other returning tailback for playing time. 2008 A first-year running back candidate, Scott did not earn playing time but did impress coaches with his practice abilities... Earned more weekly

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R-Fr. H Offensive Tackle H 6-5 • 294 Kingsland, Ga. H Camden Co. HS

Richardson's Career Defensive Statistics

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2009 PROSPECTS Seymour made a positive impression when he moved across the line of scrimmage in spring drills, showing athleticism and excellent foot speed as a prospective offensive tackle. With an excellent offseason conditioning effort under his belt, Seymour should enter preseason camp with a chance to earn a substantial role as redshirt freshman. 2008 Seymour redshirted during his first year on campus. He Seymour plays a pretty decent practiced during the fall as a game of golf. A two-year varsity defensive tackle candidate, then golf letterwinner at Camden moved to offensive tackle during County, the low handicapper spent Spring Practice. summers working at the Osprey HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter Cove Golf Club near his hometown. for one of south Georgia’s top programs... As starter at DE and OG, helped 2007 Wildcats to 12-2 record and AAAAA semifinals... As DE, contributed 50 tackles and pair of sacks... Named AAAAA First Team All-State and to Times-Union's Georgia "Super South 11" squad. Invited to play in Georgia High School All-Star Game... Two-time All-Region... Earned two letters as varsity golfer. ACADEMICS Seymour is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Ryan Radeck Seymour... Son of Mark and Christine Seymour... Born on Feb. 7, 1990... Has an older sister, Laurel Ann... Dad is a program manager; mom is a banker.

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Paying Tribute to Kwane Doster The team continues to pay tribute to former standout Kwane Doster, who was tragically killed on Dec. 26, 2004. Last year, Jeff Jennings (right) wore the special "KD 1" jersey patch. Jennings joins former linebacker Jonathan Goff as the only players to wear the patch. The team will decide who wears the patch in 2009 just before the opener.

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of playoffs for second time in history... Named first team All-State by TOTAL TACKLES: 2, (2X), most recently at sportswriters as senior... Kentucky, 11/15/2008 Two-way starter since sophomore year... As senior safety, contributed 101 tackles and three INTs... Caught 21 passes for 316 yards... Top rebounder as forward on on hoops squad... Also lettered as sprinter/jumper in track... Recipient of school’s leadership award. ACADEMICS Richardson is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Seandre Antonio Richardson... Son of Darnell and Sandra Richardson... Born on Jan. 21, 1990... Dad is teacher and coach; mom is a nurse... Has two siblings: brother, Darnell Jr., and sister, Shonedra.


The Players starter as dual-threat QB... Directed first undefeated season in Prattville history, concluding 15-0 campaign with MVP performance in win over Hoover for 6A title... Named state’s allCompletions: 10, vs. Boston Coll., 12/31/2008 classification Passing Yards: 121, vs. Boston Coll., 12/31/2008 Mr. Football as Longest Pass: 51 yards, vs. Boston Coll., 12/31/2008 senior... Picked as All-America QB by Prep Nation, MaxPreps and EA Sports... Two-time All-State... Helped Prattville to 39-2 record from 2004-06, setting school marks with 6,011 passing yards and 54 TDs... Smith never lost regular season game as starter... In 2006, threw for 2,465 yards, 21 TDs and two INTs, earning 6A Back of the Year honors. ACADEMICS Smith is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Larry Darnell Smith, Jr... Son of Larry and Pamela Smith... Born Feb. 22, 1989 in Riverside, Calif... An only child... Hopes for a career in sports medicine... Dad is ROTC and aerospace science instructor; mom is computer technician... Spent the summer mentoring inner-city youth at the Martha O'Bryan Center in east Nashville.

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Larry Smith’s Offensive Statistics

Att/Comp-Int Yds. Pct. TD Long Rush-Yds Avg TD Long 2008 34-19-1 167 55.9 1 51 17-40 2.4 0 8

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R-So. H Quarterback H 6-2 • 220 Prattville, Ala. H Prattville HS 2009 PROSPECTS Smith showed coaches and Commodore fans plenty when inserted late in the 2008 season, producing the late rally in poor weather at Wake Forest, then guiding the squad to a postseason bowl victory in his first ever starting assignment. In limited action, Smith has displayed three trends As a prep senior, guided Prattville to needed by big-time QBs – poise, state title with MVP performance leadership and a strong arm. When the Commodores open over Hoover High of "Two-A-Days" camp, Smith and Mackenzi fame. Like former Commodore QB Adams should compete as the Chris Nickson, Smith is a former starter at quarterback. Alabama Mr. Football recipient. 2008 Former Alabama Prep Player of the Year saw action in just two games – season finale at Wake Forest and Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl – but made the most of his opportunities... First career start came in team's first postseason win in 53 years... Completed 10 of 17 passes for 121 yards against Boston College... Also had 10 rushing attempts for 25 yards against Eagles... Shared QB duties in bowl with senior Chris Nickson... Displayed talent and composure when inserted during the second half of Wake Forest game after injuries to Nickson and Mackenzi Adams, hitting on 9-17 for 46 yards... Directed the Commodores' only touchdown drive against the Deacs, connecting with Brandon Barden on 5-yard TD... Also rushed seven times for 23 yards. 2007 Did not see game action as a freshman... Impressed coaches as practice squad QB during fall... Named team's Offensive Scout of the Week after Miami (Ohio) win. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain for Alabama state champion... Three-year

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Adam

smOTHERman

R-Jr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 290 Smyrna, Tenn. H Smyrna HS

2009 PROSPECTS One of the hardest working Commodores, Smotherman enters preseason camp beaming with confidence. A productive first-time starter in 2008, Smotherman took a leap forward during spring drills and offseason conditioning, and prepares for the season in the best shape of his career. The energetic Smotherman joins T.J. Greenstone and Greg Billinger as solid and experienced interior tackles back for the defense. 2008 Became dependable performer in the interior defensive line during first season of substantial action... Played every game, earning starting assignments Raised around older brothers who at tackle in 11 of 13 games... were weightlifting enthusiasts, Played well in team's 16-14 Smotherman wants to become a victory over Boston College in strength coach after college. He is Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, one of the strongest Commodores, matching career high with four total tackles and a quarterback and has twice earn Ironman status hurry... Another top outing came after off-season workouts. in narrow loss at Mississippi State, contributing four total tackles, including a pair of quarterback sacks. 2007 Became a contributor along defensive front despite struggling with lower leg injury much of the season... Saw action in five games at defensive tackle... Credited with one solo tackle in win over Miami (Ohio). 2006 Redshirted as a freshman... Earned team's postseason Defensive Scout Most Valuable Player Award... Received Defensive Scout of the Week

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honors after Arkansas game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter... Played offensive tackle, tight end and defensive end... Earned 5A Tennessee Mr. Football Lineman of Year Award, First Team 5A All-State by sportswriters and First Team All-Midstate by Nashville Tennessean... Achieved 68 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles as senior... Helped team to playoffs three straight Total Tackles: 4, (2X), most recently, vs. years... Also wrestled Boston College, 12/31/2008 and threw discus in solo tackles: 4, at Miss. State, 10/11/2008 track & field... Senior Tackles for Loss: 2, at Miss. State, 10/11/2008 class vice president... National Honor Society member. ACADEMICS Smotherman is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward degrees in Secondary Education and History. PERSONAL Adam Lyle Smotherman... Son of Fred Smotherman and Cinda Stiles... Born Dec. 11, 1987... Youngest of five children... Dad is maintenance technician, mom is nurse... Older brother, Allen, is a former U.S. Marine and Naval Academy grad... Another brother, Chris, is a sheriff's deputy in Rutherford Co., Tenn... Involved in FCA chapter on campus.

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R-Sr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 230 Newnan, Ga. H Riverside Military

Smotherman Career Highs:

Smotherman’s Career Defensive Statistics

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2009 PROSPECTS One of the team's big-play specialists on defense, Stewart enters the season looking to return to top form after missing the final two games of 2008 and Spring Practice recovering from a foot injury. If healthy, Stewart is a lightning-quick presence at defensive end, providing an excellent complement to multi-year starter Steven Stone at the other end slot. Stewart has few peers in the SEC coming off the edge in pursuit of the passer, and just needs more As a youngster, Stewart's mom strength to become one of the refused to allow him to play league's top ends. football, instead agreeing to 2008 Excellent off the edge, the participation in soccer, basketball active Stewart played superb and baseball. Mom conceded football as first-year starter until when Stewart came home from injury at Tennessee concluded school as a seventh grader, season... Earned 11 starting announcing he just signed up for assignments across from fellow the team. junior Steven Stone... Missed the season finale at Wake Forest after suffering a severe lower leg injury against Tennessee... Ended year with single-season highs in unassisted tackles (16) and tackles for loss (9.5)... Topped the squad in tackles for loss (9.5), quarterback hurries (4) and shared team high in QB sacks (5)... Ranked second with three forced

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The Players fumbles... Demonstrated big-play abilities with talent for sacks and forced fumbles... Opened season sack at Miami (Ohio) and aided win over Auburn with pair of tackles for loss... Contributed two quarterback sacks and pair of forced fumbles against Duke... Season high in tackles (5) came vs. Duke. 2007 Played key role at DE though did not start... Team's most productive rusher in passing situations... Earned postseason Commodore Hustle Award... Set career highs with 15 solo tackles, 29 total tackles and six QB sacks... Topped the team in sacks... Shared team lead with six QB hurries, and ranked second with 8.5 tackles for loss... Also contributed four pass breakups... Named team's Defensive Player of the Week after two-sack effort vs. Kentucky... Contributed key QB sack in upset win at South Carolina. 2006 Became a key defensive line contributor Total Tackles: 5, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 as a redshirt freshman, solo tackles: 5, vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 playing every game at Tackles For LOSS: 2, (4X), most recently end... Had 19 total vs. Duke, 10/25/2008 tackles, including 13 SACKS: 2, (2), most recently vs. Duke, primary stops... Tied for 10/25/2008 second on team with five QB sacks... Recorded sacks vs. Michigan, Alabama, Temple, Kentucky and Tennessee. 2005 Redshirted as freshman, practicing as DE. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Helped team to semifinals of state playoffs... Four-year DE starter, posting 54 solo tackles and nine sacks as senior... Named First Team GISA All-State... Played in South CarolinaGeorgia All-Star Game... Double-digit scorer in basketball... Captured GISA triple jump state title as junior with 44’9” effort. ACADEMICS Stewart is working toward degree in School of Engineering. PERSONAL Broderick William Stewart II... Son of Dinsemoore and Mariette Bryan... Born Aug. 31, 1987... Has older sister and younger brother... Dad works for Delta Airlines; mom is special education teacher... Plays piano.

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Stewart’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 16-13-29 9.5-51 5.0-34 2007 15-14-29 8.5-34 6.0-26 2006 13-6-19 5.0-44 5.0-44 Career 44-33-77 23-129 16.0-104

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Jr. H Linebacker H 6-5 • 235 Memphis, Tenn. H University School 2009 PROSPECTS Valuable to the Commodores in multiple ways, Stokes needs to show he is back 100 percent from a pair of shoulder procedures during the offseason. He missed all of spring drills in rehabbing from the surgeries. On the field, the rangy Stokes plays outside linebacker in the mold of former 'Dore All-SEC performer Matt Stewart. He also serves as the team's primary long snapper. 2008 Played in all 13 games, and has participated in all 25 games of his Commodore career... Earned 10 starting assignments at strongside linebacker... Also served as team's primary snapper in punt formations... Concluded season with single-season highs in total tackles (31), unassisted stops (19), and tackles for loss (4)... Closed regular season with five-tackle efforts against Tennessee and Wake Forest... Contributed at

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least two tackles in seven of last eight games... Ability to long snap and aid in coverage of Commodore punts earned A top academic achiever, Stokes Special Teams Player of the was granted early acceptance into Week honors after Mississippi Vanderbilt Medical School after just State and Tennessee outings. his second year on campus. He is 2007 One of three true freshscheduled to begin medical school men to see action during the classes in the fall of 2011. season, Stokes played every game... Participated at second team outside linebacker... Early in season, earned team's snapping responsibilities in punt situations, and eventually became primary snapper for all special teams... Ended season with seven total tackles, including five solo stops... Posted three solo tackles in win over Ole Miss... Also had a key tackle in win at South Carolina. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and defensive MVP for powerful Memphis private school... Helped Owls to state Division II playoff appearances, and state titles in 2004 and 2005... As senior, named Division II-AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year, "Best of the Preps" by Memphis Commercial Appeal and "Tennessee Dream Team" by Nashville Tennessean... Threeyear starter at LB... Played varsity as freshman... In 2006, achieved 85 tackles, five tackles of loss and an interception... Top rebounder for MUS state championship basketball team... Cum laude honors student and National Merit Semifinalist... Received school's Wellford Leadership Award. ACADEMICS Stokes is majoring in Medicine, Health and Society. He earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District IV Academic All-America honors after the 2008 season, and was a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL John Whittemore Stokes IV... Son of Jack and Carol Stokes... Born Feb. 1, 1988 in Memphis... Middle of three siblings; sister, Cameron, 21; and brother, Will, 16; Total Tackles: 5, twice, most recently at Dad works in sales for Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 Morgan Keegan investsolo tackles: 4, at Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 ment firm; mom is a

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Steven

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R-Sr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 267 Conway, Ark. H Conway HS 2009 PROSPECTS Though underappreciated by some observers, Stone is most valued by coaches and teammates. For three years, he's been a consistently high achiever at defensive end, a player who has improved with each year. Blending smarts with athleticism, the All-SEC prospect should be ready to produce his best year on campus. Stronger than ever, Stone plays the run and pass with equal success. Stone didn't give much thought to a 2008 One of the most college football career until his final consistent defensive year at Conway HS. Until then, he performers for second expected to play college basketball, consecutive year... Played in having earned All-State hoop honors every game, earning 13 as a junior. starting assignments at defensive end, running consecutive start streak to 25 games... Shared team lead with five quarterback sacks... Also ended season with 42 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and two QB hurries... Provided at least three tackles in eight games... Two highest tackle totals came in big early-season wins: six vs. South Carolina and seven against Auburn... Also contributed QB sacks in early wins against South Carolina, Ole Miss and Auburn... Season high in unassisted tackles (5) came in regular season finale at Wake Forest... Added two tackles for loss, including a sack, against the Demon Deacons... Had at least three tackles in four-game stretch: at Georgia, Duke, Florida and at Kentucky... Had pair of stops in Commodore win over Boston College in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. 2007 Started every game at defensive end, developing into one of the Commodores' most dependable and productive performers... Finished season as the 'Dores' seventh leading tackler with 45 total stops, including 21 primary tackles... Tied for second on team with four QB sacks and ranked third on squad with eight tackles for loss... Posted at least three tackles in eight of 12 games... Had tackles for loss in first four games, stretching consecutive games with a tackle for loss to six dating to previous season... Set career high in total tackles (8) against Alabama... Started the season with two tackles for loss in win over Richmond and ended the campaign with a pair of tackles for loss vs. Wake Forest... Notched career high in solo tackles (4) in season finale. 2006 Became a key defensive line contributor as a redshirt freshman end, playing every game as a second-team end... Ended campaign with 24 total tackles, including 22 solo stops... Ranked fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss... Played superbly in Commodore road win at Georgia, contributing five total tackles... Recorded a tackle for loss in five of final

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seven games. 2005 Redshirted as freshman... Added strength while impressing coaches as defensive end in fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at defensive end for Wampus Cats... As a senior, garnered 87 tackles, including six for losses and four sacks... Named to Associated Press Super Total Tackles: 8, at Alabama, 9/9/2007 Arkansas Team and SOLO Tackles: 5, at Wake Forest, all-conference... Selected to 11/29/2008 play in Arkansas East-West Tackles For Loss: 2, at Wake Forest, High School All-Star Game in 11/29/2008 June... Started as junior for team that went 11-2... AllState forward in basketball who once blocked 12 shots in state tourney game... Played on two-time state champion AAU basketball squad. ACADEMICS Stone earned a degree in Economics in May, and is currently working toward a master's in Organizational Leadership from Peabody College. He is a four-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Steven Dennis Stone... Son of Phil and Jan Stone... Born Nov. 17, 1986... Has one brother and sister... Dad is a physician... An Eagle scout who enjoys fishing and hunting.

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Stone’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 19-23-42 7.5-27 5.0-23 2007 21-24-45 8.0-40 4.0-27 2006 22-2-24 6.5-19 0.5-7 Career 62-49-111 21.5-86 9.5-57

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Tristan

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R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 228 Loganville, Ga. H Grayson HS 2009 PROSPECTS One of three talented young prospects at linebacker on the Commodore roster, Strong appears ready to contribute this year. He impressed defensive coaches during spring drills from the middle linebacking position, though he offers the athleticism and versatility to fill any of the three backer roles. 2008 A redshirt linebacker candidate this season as a true freshman, Strong showed plenty of potential during fall practices, then followed that effort with more promise through spring drills. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain, helping squad to 10-3 overall record and appearance in Georgia AAAAA state quarterfinals... Two-year starter at linebacker; three-year letterwinner... As senior, posted 46 total tackles, 31 solo stops, three QB sacks and a pair of interceptions... Recovered fumble for TD... Returned two punts for 14.5-yard average... In 2006, squad went 6-6, advancing to first round of playoffs... As junior, contributed 51 total tackles, seven sacks, 11 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked kick... Named first team 5A All-State and All-Gwinnett County... Played in recent Georgia North-South All-Star Game... Also lettered in basketball. ACADEMICS Strong is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development from the Peabody College. PERSONAL Tristan Julio Strong... Son of Julio and Jody Strong... Born on Nov. 10, 1989... Dad is an electrician; mom is a florist... Two uncles, Tami Tarbush and Ricky Payne, played football at University of South Carolina; another uncle, Rod Cole, played basketball at University of Georgia.

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R-Fr. H Defensive End H 6-0 • 250 Orlando, Fla. H Boone HS 2009 PROSPECTS Though undersized at the defensive end position, Thomas continually impressed the coaches with his tenacity and desire during spring drills, where he made as many plays as any defender. Thomas brings a different dimension to the team's defensive end corps. 2008 Thomas worked hard on defensive practice teams as a true freshman redshirt... Earned the unit's Defensive Scout of the Week honor after South Carolina and Florida games. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Became starter at DT as sophomore... As a senior, helped Boone to its finest campaign in history, going undefeated before losing to nation's #1 team in 6A state title game... Contributed 115 total tackles, 87 solo stops, five QB sacks and three forced fumbles in 2007... Named as Florida’s all-classification second team All-State DT, All-Central Florida and All-Region... As junior, posted 76 total tackles... Finished seventh in shot put at state... Also earned letters in weightlifting. ACADEMICS Thomas is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Johnell Thomas... Son of John Thomas and Shonda Glover... Legal guardians are Boone assistant coach, Peter Kearney, and his wife Lisa... Born on Dec. 12, 1989... Has three brothers and two sisters.

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R-So. H Defensive Back H 5-11 • 185 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell

Dan

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R-So. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 218 Tucker, Ga. H Marist School 2009 PROSPECTS Sutton provided a valuable resource last year as a linebacker on scout units. He showed more progress during spring drills, and enters the season looking to assist on special teams. 2008 Did not see action, but served as scout linebacker during first year with squad... Named team's Scout Defensive Player of the Week after Duke game. 2007 Served as reserve linebacker in first year at Middlebury (Vermont) College. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Atlanta AAAA power... Started at DE as junior and senior... As senior, helped Marist to the state championship game... Topped team in quarterback sacks as a sophomore... Was a three-year starter on Marist's varsity lacrosse team. ACADEMICS Sutton is working toward a degree in History from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Daniel Connor Sutton... Son of Eileen Sexton... Born March 24, 1989... Has an older sister, Bridget... Looking for a career in finance... Enjoys recreational boxing.

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2009 PROSPECTS A walk-on with deep Vanderbilt ties, Tompkins developed into a special teams contributor last year before suffering injury. Tompkins gives the Commodores a player who plays smart and is eager to help in multiple ways. 2008 A second-year defensive back prospect, Tompkins earned playing time on coverage units during team's 4-0 start... Progress was slowed by knee injury at Ole Miss... Contributed two tackles on special teams. 2007 Local walk-on from Montgomery Bell Academy showed potential as defensive back during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at CB for Nashville prep power... Earned three football letters and four track letters... Two-time All-Midstate hurdler... Captured state title in 100-meter hurdles; second in decathlon... P.M. Estes Award and Francis E. Carter Award recipient... President of Special Olympics, Interact Rotary and Service clubs on campus. ACADEMICS Tompkins is working toward a double major, Human and Organizational Development and Psychology. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Christopher Rich Tompkins... Son of Amy Rich and Tommy Tompkins... Born Nov. 15, 1988... Dad is an orthopedic surgeon, mom is a teacher at The Ensworth School... One of five siblings: a brother, sister, stepbrother and stepsister... Brother is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps... Enjoys being outdoors, fishing and being with family.

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Trice Career Highs:

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Tackles TFL Sacks 2008 11-11-22 3.5-17 2.5-15 2007 10-8-18 0-0 0-0 2006 5-3-8 2.0-2 0-0 Career 26-22-48 5.5-19 2.5-15

Sr. H Linebacker H 6-3 • 214 Orange, Va. H Fork Union Military Academy 2009 PROSPECTS Athletically gifted, Trice stepped forward during Spring Practice and make a strong case for more playing time at linebacker. Blessed with enough versatility to rotate between outside linebacker and safety, Trice appears best suited to attacking the ball, either in run support or blitzing off the edge. Trice has as much natural ability as any player on the Commodore defensive roster. 2008 Played in every game, primarily seeing action as top reserve outside linebacker... Moved from full-time safety position before season... Proved productive in new role, Thirty-eight members of Trice's finishing with 22 total tackles, postgraduate squad at Fork Union 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 QB Mililtary Academy signed college sacks, a forced fumble and one football scholarships. Trice was Fort fumble recovery... Contributed Union's Defensive MVP in 2005. four tackles and recovered a fumble after sacking QB in win over Rice... Also had 10-yard sack at Mississippi State... Shared in two tackles in team's Music City Bowl victory over Boston College. 2007 Key reserve safety in Commodore secondary as a sophomore, spelling starter Ryan Hamilton... Played in 11 of 12 games, missing only

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Elvio

Tropeano

R-So. H Safety H 5-9 • 205 Boston, Mass. H Middlesex School 2009 PROSPECTS A walk-on who made several impressive plays during Spring Practice, Tropeano is competing for a reserve at safety and contributor on special teams. 2008 A safety prospect for the second season, Tropeano did not see playing time, but served as a key member of defensive scout teams. 2007 Did not play as a freshman walk-on prospect at safety... Named team's Defensive Scout of the Week after Georgia game. HIGH SCHOOL Starting running back for Middlesex School... Rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 TDs helping Middlesex to New England Class C title as senior... Also started as quarterback and safety at Pomfret School in postgraduate year. ACADEMICS Tropeano is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Elvio Rinfret Tropeano... Son of Elvio Tropeano and Denise Rinfret... Born Dec. 11, 1989... Dad is a barber; mom is a realtor... Has a younger brother and three sisters, including older twins.

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the Ole Miss encounter... Also valuable tackler on various coverage units... Set single season highs with 18 total tackles, including 10 solo stops... Contributed career high of four tackles in win over Miami (Ohio)... Had three tackles against Richmond, Auburn and Wake Forest. 2006 Played every game as true freshman, seeing action at safety and on special teams... Posted eight total tackles, five solo stops, two tackles for loss, and an interception... Playing time increased when safety Ben Koger was lost for eight games with a leg fracture... First career interception came in win over Temple. HIGH SCHOOL Played safety, LB and flex TE for Fork Union Military Academy postgraduate squad in 2005... Named Defensive Player of the Year after posting three INTs and 10 sacks; caught 10 passes as tight end... Senior captain... Two-way starter at Orange County HS... Named All-State and Central Virginia Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, posting 81 tackles and five forced fumbles... As receiver, hauled in 27 passes for 423 yards and Total Tackles: 4, three times, most recently five TDs... Double-digit at Wake Forest, 11/29/2008 scorer in basketball. solo tackles: 3, at Miss. State, 10/11/2008 ACADEMICS Trice is majoring in Sociology from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Brent Lionel Trice... Son of Leo and Perphine Trice... Born Jan. 6, 1987... An only child... Born and raised near Charlottesville, Va... Has mentored young elementary school kids at YMCA center near campus.


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Valley, and Benedict Umoh of Nigeria... Born Dec. 6, 1988 in Receptions: 3, vs. Boston College, 12/31/2008 Receiving Yards: 29, vs. Boston College, 12/31/2008 Maiduguri, Nigeria... Has an older sister, Jann Umoh, and younger brother, Michael Murtagh... Dad teaches at Fort Valley State; mom is academic advisor for Upward Bound program.

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Brett

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Sr. H Punter H 5-11 • 188 Griffin, Ga. H Spalding HS

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R-So. H Wide Receiver H 6-0 • 175 Fort Valley, Ga. H Peach Co. HS 2009 PROSPECTS After concluding 2008 on a high note, Umoh showed more progress in spring drills and enters the season contending for a starting job at wide receiver. Umoh demonstrated excellent speed, good hands and improvement as a route runner, during Spring Practice. Coaches have big expectations for Umoh as he enters his third year. 2008 Umoh saw action in every game in his first season, playing as receiver and special teams contributor... Broke through at WR in win over Boston College in the Music City Bowl, contributing Last summer, Umoh visited his team-high three receptions for father, Benedict, in Uyo, Nigeria. 29 yards... The catches were first His dad is a professor of of Umoh's collegiate career... A agriculture at the Uyo University standout on coverage units and helped fund construction of posting 10 total tackles, including several facilities on its campus. four stops in the Music City Bowl. 2007 Impressed coaches as redshirt receiver in first year on campus... Earned team's postseason Offensive Scout MVP Award, and earned weekly offensive scout honors after Eastern Michigan and Florida games. HIGH SCHOOL Talented receiver who helped Peach County to pair of AAA state titles... Named to AAA First Team All-State as senior; two-time allarea... In 2006, caught 64 passes for 1,058 yards and 14 TDs, including two scores in title win... Standout sprinter, with PR of 48.6 (400). ACADEMICS Umoh is working toward a degree in English from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Udom Iyamba Umoh... Son of Jerry and Angela Murtagh of Fort

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2009 PROSPECTS Coming off a season capped by earning MVP honors in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, Upson gives the Commodores a three-year starter and all-conference performer at punter. Though not the SEC's strongest punter, Upson is adept at bottling opponents deep in their own territory and limiting punt return yards. 2008 Put together his best year in a Commodore uniform as a junior... Averaged career-high 40.1 yards on 68 punts... Nearly a third of punts inside the opponent 20-yard Upson is a stellar golfer. A multiple line... Had 13 punts of 50 yards or winner of junior golf tournaments more, including a season-long of growing up in Atlanta area and 60 yards at Wake Forest... Named +2 handicap, Upson finished Most Valuable Player of the the second at the 2005 Georgia AAA Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl for state tourney and was runnerup at his punting throughout the game: the Griffin City Championships. one of his rugby-style efforts from the BC 42-yard line hit an Eagle defender and was recovered by Commodore player for Vanderbilt's lone touchdown; two other efforts pinned the Boston College offense deep in its own territory...Also was splendid during the Commodores' early start, earning SEC Specialist of the Week honors after performance against Auburn and at Georgia... Kept Auburn bottled up deep in its own territory with four punts inside the 20-yard line, including a final effort of 55 yards that was downed at the Tiger 3-yard line... Two weeks later, he kept team in excellent field possession at Georgia, averaging 44.6 yards on seven punts, with three downed inside the UGA 20-yard line... Earned or shared team's top specialist honors after Miami (Ohio), Ole Miss, Auburn and Georgia games. 2007 Served second straight year, averaging 39.2 yards on 61 punts... Ranked among the SEC leaders in 22 punts (37.2%) downed inside the 20-yard line... Averaged more than 44 yards per punt against Ole Miss, Georgia and Tennessee... Shared team's Specialist of the Week honors after booting a 59-yard punt and averaging 46 yards versus Tennessee. 2006 Earned starting role as true freshman, replacing Bryant Hahnfeldt, who concentrated as placekicker... Of Upson's 52 punts, 27 were either fair caught or downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line... Opposing returners averaged less than six yards per return... Earned team's Specialist of the Week honors at Alabama by averaging 43.7 yards... In first home appearance, had 69-yard effort vs. Arkansas..Two punts of more than 50 yards aided Commodore road win at Georgia.

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HIGH SCHOOL Captain and three-year starting punter/kicker... As senior, averaged 44.2 yards, including seven of more than 55 yards... Career long punt of 72 yards... Earned AAA All-State honors... Converted seven of 13 FGs as senior, including 54-yarder... Named Special Teams Player of the Year by Atlanta Touchdown Club... Holds are soccer scoring record of 87 goals. ACADEMICS Upson will graduate in May with a degree in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Brett Kole Upson... Son of Brian and Longest Punt: 69 yards, vs. Ark., 9/16/2006 Tracee Upson... Born Nov. HIghest Season Punting Average: 40.1, 2008 2, 1987... Has one sister... Dad is civil engineer; mom works for Airtran Airways... An Eagle scout... Enjoys hunting... Interned at CSI crime lab, and remains interested in career in law enforcement.

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Van Rensburg

R-So. H H-back/Fullback H 6-1 • 228 Jacksonville, Fla. H The Bolles School

2009 PROSPECTS The Commodores' lone true fullback, van Rensburg is a powerful blocker who made strides as a rusher in Spring Practice. One of the team's top athletes, van Rensburg enters preseason camp looking to secure a gameday responsibility on offense. He also plays an important role on special teams.

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R-So. H Defensive Back H 6-1 • 212 Goodlettsville, Tenn. H Davidson Academy 2009 PROSPECTS A second-year walk-on, Vaughn showed improvement during spring drills. He could help Commodore special teams this season with an effective preseason performance. 2008 A walk-on candidate in the Commodore secondary, Vaughn played a valuable role on practice units but did not see game action. 2007 Did not see game action as a walk-on freshman defensive back. HIGH SCHOOL Two-way starter, helping team to 2006-07 Division II state titles.... Started at RB and safety, twice earning All-State recognition... As senior, posted eight INTs... Rushed for nearly 1,900 yards in career... Recipient of National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. ACADEMICS Vaughn is working toward a degree in Secondary Education from the Peabody College. PERSONAL Dorman Duane Vaughn... Son of Duane and Gina Vaughn... Born on Jan. 28, 1989... Dad is a newspaper circulation manager in Nashville; mom is a computer consultant... Younger brother, Derek, plays tackle at Davidson Academy.

Awarding Helmet Decals Bobby Johnson's staff awards black anchor decals to recognize individual achievements by Commodore players. The decals are added to helmets by equipment staffers following each game. Each position coach uses his own criteria for distributing the decals.

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2008 Van Rensburg served as special teams contributor, seeing action on conversion and return units in final eight games. 2007 Did not see game action as a freshman, though impressed as a practice squad running back in fall drills... Earned team's Offensive Scout of the Week honor after Georgia game. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for top Florida 2A program... Starting tailback as junior and senior... Helped squad to 2006 state title... Earned All-State honors as senior averaging 14 yards per rush, totalling 1,049 yards and 15 TDs... Named to Times-Union's "Florida Super 25" team... As junior, rushed for 20 TDs... Outstanding weightlifter, winning state individual title as senior... Qualified for state as shot putter. ACADEMICS Van Rensburg is working toward a major in Human and Organizational Development. PERSONAL Ryan J. van Rensburg... Son of Andre and Linda van Rensburg... Born March 22, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa... Dad is in commercial real estate development; mom is an artist and horseback riding instructor... Older brother, Shaun, is a defensive end at Furman... Family immigrated to U.S. in 2000; became U.S. citizen in 2005... Grew up playing rugby in South Africa... Speaks native Afrikaans language from South African heritage... Enjoys sculpting.


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action in every game though did not enjoy starting assignment... Averaged nearly 30 plays per game rotating with guard Merritt Kirchoffer and center Hamilton Holliday... Consistently earned "winning" blocking performance from offensive coaches. 2006 Saw action in nine games backing up starting center and guards... First career action came against Arkansas... Playing time increased substantially as injuries became a factor in season. 2005 Redshirted, practiced as center and guard... Impressed coaches, earning team's postseason Offensive Scout MVP Award honors... Team’s top offensive scout after Ole Miss, Georgia and Tennessee games. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at OT; also started at DT and DE as junior and senior... Team MVP in 2004... Three-time recipient of team’s top lineman award... Named Second Team All-State Philadelphia Inquirer... Played in Pa. North-South All-Star Game and OhioPennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game... Played center in basketball... Ranked among nation's top discus throwers in track & field... Broke 18-year-old school record with 182'0 toss. ACADEMICS Vierling is expected to graduate in December in Human and Organizational Development. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Bradley Lewis Vierling... Son of Ronald and Collette Vierling... Born May 18, 1986... Has a brother and two sisters... Dad is corporate VP... Huge supporter of Philadelphia pro teams... His Vanderbilt teammate, roommate and fellow Commodore captain, safety Ryan Hamilton, competed for rival school in Philadelphia suburbs.

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Washington

R-Sr. H Wide Receiver H 5-10 • 188 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Stephenson HS

R-Sr. H Center H 6-3 • 290 Warminster, Pa. H Central Bucks East HS 2009 PROSPECTS Vierling possesses everything the coaches want in their center: strong work ethic, tough mindset, superb understanding of scheme and team-oriented leadership abilities. A two-year offensive captain, Vierling benefited greatly from playing virtually every important snap as a junior. Blessed with speed and agility, Vierling has the talent to become one of the Southeastern Conference's top interior players as he continues to build strength from the team's offseason conditioning effort. 2008 Junior offensive co-captain with wide receiver George Smith, Vierling is musically talented. despite coming into the season A drummer in high school, he without a single career start... also won All-County honors as Started all 13 games at center... a tenor in choir. Vierling also Leader on and off the field: helped dabbles on the guitar and piano. motivate and lead young offensive line that entered the season collectively with three total career starting assignments... Played nearly 95 percent of offensive snaps, more than any other offensive lineman... Opened season with strong performances, earning "winning" blocking grade after Miami (Ohio), South Carolina and Rice victories... Named team's offensive player of the week after Wake Forest performance... Earned team's top offensive line grade – 94% – after superb effort in victory over Auburn... Coaches also gave "winning" performance following Kentucky victory... Also served on team's leadership council. 2007 One of team's most versatile linemen, Vierling saw substantial action at both right guard and center as a redshirt sophomore... Saw

Alex

2009 PROSPECTS Washington was one of the Commodores' top offensive performers during spring drills, exhibiting superb receiving skills that were lacking in 2008 due to a knee injury. Washington enters preseason camp as a likely starter, providing the offense an explosive playmaker and toughness from the wideout position. He also enters the season as the team's most experienced punt returner. 2008 Played in seven games as redshirt junior, dem-

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The Players onstrating tremendous personal drive by returning to action less than six months after serious knee injury... First action came in win over Auburn... Only catch of the season came in bowl win over Boston College... Also returned two punts in latter stages of the season. 2007 Played in every game as WR/PR multiple threat... Minutes increased as season endured... Washington contributed to the Was key WR by end of year... recently published SAT prep book, Finished with nine catches for 'Direct Hits Vocabulary.' He 120 yards... Also averaged 20.6 assisted in developing pragmatic yards as KOR...Fourth on team ways for students to identify with with 536 all-purpose yards... commonly used words in the test. Career highs of five receptions and 63 yards came vs. Wake Forest... Played well in narrow loss at Tennessee, catching three passes for 45 yards... Team's Specialist of the Week after Auburn performance... Punt return of 37 yards led to key score in win at South Carolina. 2006 Played in every game as either WR or returner... Ranked eighth among SEC KOR with 19.2 average... Season-long kickoff return of 43 yards came in Georgia win... Handled team's punt returns for much of season, averaging 5.6 yards... As a WR, hauled in three catches for 12 yards. 2005 Impressed as WR during redshirt freshman campaign... Named team’s top offensive scout after MTSU and South Carolina games. High School Senior Receptions: 5, at Tennessee, 11/24/2007 captain... Two-year Receiving Yards: 63, at Tennessee, 11/24/2007 starter at WR; started as Longest Catch: 31, at Tennessee, 11/24/2007 DB as senior... Averaged 24 yards per catch, scoring two TDs as senior... Squad went 7-5 as senior, advancing to AAAAA playoffs... Named DeKalb Super 11... Helped team to state playoffs in each varsity season. ACADEMICS Washington is enrolled in the Peabody College, working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development. He is a 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL Alexander Phillip Washington... Son of Andre and Annette Washington... Born Jun 23, 1987.. Dad works as computer programmer; mom is an accountant... Has younger sister... Dad ran collegiate track... Served as camp counselor.

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Welch

R-Sr. H Offensive TackleH 6-7 • 310 Brentwood, Tenn. H Brentwood HS 2009 PROSPECTS Blessed with NFL potential, Welch earned the team's offensive line MVP honors as a junior. Versatile enough to play either tackle slot, Welch needs to develop more of a dominating mindset toward his blocking responsibilities. As fifth-year senior, Welch also steps into

greater leadership role this season. 2008 Put together a solid season in first year as starter on the offensive line... Started all 13 games at right tackle, playing more than 90 percent of the Commodores' offensive plays during the season... Regarded as one of line's most physical players while consistently earning "winning" Welch's 26-year-old brother, blocking grades by offensive Ryan, is a pro poker player, coaches... Earned team's Offensive with a number of top Player of the Week award after finishes on his resume in performance against Florida, and 2009. Ryan also played college baseball, pitching shared the recognition with TB Jared for Southern Illinois. Hawkins after the Dores' victory over South Carolina. 2007 Played effectively as reserve OT in first full year at position... Participated in every contest as the team's top backup at tackle... Also earned Specialist of the Week honors after Kentucky game. 2006 Moved to OT from TE during season after injuries sidelined two linemen... Saw action as TE in season opener, then played as an undersized tackle in seven games... OT role increased in late-season stretch. 2005 Redshirted as freshman, working as tight end during fall drills. High School Senior captain... Two-year starter... Moved to DE as senior after playing QB previous two years... As DE, contributing 53 tackles and four sacks as senior... At TE, caught 16 passes, including four TDs. ACADEMICS Welch will graduate with a degree in Economics in December. PERSONAL Dwayne Thomas Welch Jr... Son of Jennifer Wallens and Dwayne Welch... Born Jun 19, 1987... Mom works in real estate; dad works in finance services... Mom played basketball at Rollins (Fla.) College... Brother and sister also participated in collegiate athletics.

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R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 290 Wildwood, Mo. H Lafayette HS 2009 PROSPECTS Despite the presence of five returning starters, Welchans has the potential to contribute in a substantial way at offensive tackle or guard. Welchans impressed during spring drills, showing excellent techniques after working to build strength during an effective fall conditioning effort. 2008 Welchans redshirted this season, his first on the Vanderbilt campus... Showed excellent talent, and earned the team's Offensive Scout of the Week honor after Mississippi game. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starter at OT and DT... Helped squad to district championship and 6A state quarterfinals as senior... Finished 2007 with 49 knockdown blocks... Named first team 6A All-State by writers and coaches... As senior DT, contributed 41 tackles and three quarterback sacks... Thrower in track, with 52-foot PR in shot put. ACADEMICS Welchans is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science. He has not decided on a major. PERSONAL Caleb Welchans... Son of Greg and Laura Welchans... Born on Aug. 8, 1989... Dad is president of Supplies Network firm; mom is homemaker... Oldest of three siblings: brother, Jake, and sister, Mary... Dad played football at Texas-Arlington... Served as class president.

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R-Sr. H Wide Receiver H 6-1 • 180 North Augusta, S.C.. H North Augusta HS 2009 PROSPECTS Just when Wheeler seemed to insure his starting role at receiver, a spring injury has raised doubts of his playing status this season. Wheeler is rehabilitating from knee surgery, but even a quick recovery similar to that experienced by teammate Alex Washington one year ago puts Wheeler in question at the start of fall camp. Wheeler's midseason availability appears a more reasonable expectation. 2008 Put together the finest season of his career after seeing A prep standout in basketball, Wheeler expected his chances expansion of receiving role... for a college scholarship to come Played in every game, earning in hoops. Wheeler went out for 10 starting assignments... the football team only two weeks Established single-season career before the kickoff for his senior highs in receptions (16) and season. It would be his only year receiving yards (145)... Ranked of high school football. third on team in receptions... Posted career outing in win over Auburn with five receptions, good for 52 yards... 15-yard TD catch from Mackenzi Adams started Commodore rally against Tigers... Contributed pair of catches against four other opponents: South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Wake Forest... Also displayed superb blocking skills in open field. 2007 One of team's most improved performers, Wheeler became key weapon as second-year WR... Played 11 of 12 games, missing Richmond

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opener... In first collegiate action, posted three catches vs. Alabama... Season highlight was a 20-yard TD catch that provided cushion in eventual win at South Carolina... Added three catches at Tennessee and two receptions vs. Wake Forest. 2006 Saw limited role at wide receiver as redshirt freshman... Appeared in six games, including wins over Temple, Tennessee State and Duke... Did not register Receptions: 5, vs. Auburn, 10/4/2008 a catch... Also played Receiving Yards: 52, vs. Auburn, 10/4/2008 on special teams. Longest Catch: 21, at Miss. State, 10/11/2008 HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Played just senior year in football as WR and returner... Caught 25 passes and three TDs... Named All-Region... Also was a standout point guard on basketball team, earning Area Player of the Year as senior, averaging nearly 20 points. ACADEMICS Wheeler is expected to finish his undergraduate studies this year. He is majoring in Sociology from the College of Arts and Science. PERSONAL Justin Durell Wheeler... "Wheels"... Son of Curtis and Jessie Wheeler... Born Oct. 6, 1986 in Germany while dad served in military... Older brother is a history teacher... Mom is teachers’ assistant.

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Williams

R-So. H Offensive Tackle H 6-6 • 315 Smyrna, Tenn. H Smyrna HS 2009 PROSPECTS Seldom used in 2008, Williams appeared to take advantage of spring drills more than any other offensive lineman, exiting the Black & Gold Scrimmage as a likely starter at right tackle. Offensive coaches were impressed by Williams' agility, blocking technique and improved strength. 2008 Williams saw limited action in his redshirt freshman season... Participated in three games as reserve offensive tackle... Also worked up front of special team conversion units. 2007 Did not see action as a first-year offensive lineman... Served as practice squad OT. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Started at OT as junior and senior... Played big role in team's 13-2 campaign in 2006 that ended in 5A state title, first in school history... Earned all-region and team’s offensive line MVP... Earned letters as thrower in track & field. ACADEMICS Williams is working toward a degree in Latin American Studies. PERSONAL James Michael Williams... Son of James J. and Hollis Williams... Born July 31, 1989... Dad works as supervisor; mom is registered nurse... Dad played collegiate baseball... Has younger sister... Maintained perfect prep attendance... Teammate of Vanderbilt DT Adam Smotherman and Commodore baseball standout Sonny Gray... Enjoys fishing and boating.

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Wimberly

R-Jr. H Wide Receiver H 6-1 • 195 Austin, Texas H Westlake HS 2009 PROSPECTS After transitioning to wide receiver two years ago, Wimberly performed well in spring drills, showing good hands and blocking

after Tennessee game. 2006 Did not see action as freshman... Moved to QB after starting camp as DB. HIGH SCHOOL Played QB and safety at New Jersey prep school, earning Prep Player of the Year honors from Trenton Times... Earned three letters at Westlake, helping team to 2003 state semifinals, compiling more than 2,100 yards of total offense...Standout baseball player. ACADEMICS Wimberly is majoring in Human and Organizational Development. He is a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient, earning honors in 2007 and 2008. PERSONAL Steven Turner Wimberly... Son of Steve and Nancy Wimberly... Born Oct. 3, 1986... Oldest of three siblings... Dad is self-employed; mom is accountant...Raised near Austin... Enjoys hunting and fishing.

Walking the Anchor Through Supporters at Star Walk An hour before every game played in Vanderbilt Stadium, two Commodore players lead the squad by carrying a ship anchor from team lockers in McGugin Athletic Center to Dudley Field. Players selected by the team's Leadership Council to carry the anchor are told of their added gameday responsibility at the conclusion of Thursday's practice. The anchor tradition, created by Coach Johnson four years ago as a sign of team unity, is taken to all Commodore games. At right, defensive tackle T.J. Greenstone and tailback Jared Hawkins do the honors during a home game last year.

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abilities. Wimberly has improved as a route runner. He could also help the Commodores on special teams this fall. 2008 Wimberly earned playing time in 10 games, primarily on special teams... Did not register a reception, but contributed one tackle on coverage units. 2007 Moved to WR prior to season, but did not see game action... Named team's Offensive Scout of the Week


The Signees Collin Ashley

Mylon Brown

HIGH SCHOOL Captain and two-way starter at 5A power located near Dallas-Fort Worth... Started as WR, CB and KR... As senior receiver in spread offense, earned 5A All-State honors setting team single season receiving mark with 71 catches, good for 955 yards and 17 TDs... Explosive kickoff returner, averaging 33.1 yards per attempt... Named All-State DB in 2008... Two-time District 6-5A MVP... Posted eight interceptions as a sophomore, and 13 INTs for his career... Helped Jags to state playoffs as senior... Well-rounded athlete, with varsity letters in baseball and track... Starting centerfielder in baseball that ranks among best in Texas; sprinter in track, with 100-meter personal best of 10.7. PERSONAL James Collin Ashley... Son of Jett and Shelly Ashley... Born Nov. 4, 1990... Oldest of three siblings: brother, Connor, and sisters, Olivia and Audrea... Dad owns Sprint franchise; mom is an X-ray technican... Enjoys hunting.

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter for 3A school located north of Tampa... Opened senior campaign as two-way starter (offensive and defensive tackle) but suffered season-ending injury early in the season... Contributed 2.5 QB sacks in limited action for Pirates’ 12-2 squad that captured regional championships and advanced to 3A state semifinals... Despite lack of game action, named by 10 rival coaches to all-conference squad as senior... In first year as varsity letterwinner, started at OT as junior, helping Pasco to 6-5 record... Also earned letters basketball, once scoring 32 points in a game... Academic All-Conference recipient. PERSONAL Mylon Jamar Brown... Son of Harold Brown and Jennifer Dunnwood... “Mylo”... Born on July 18, 1991... Youngest of four siblings: a brother, Rodney; and two sisters, Fonia and Jennifer... Dad is a truck driver; mom is a school teacher... His uncle is the late Jerome Brown, a former Philadelphia Eagles’ All-Pro DT... Enjoys singing; plays saxophone and drums.

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at safety for Chattanooga private school power... Received jersey #17 as senior for defensive leadership... Two-time recipient of “Best of Prep” honor from Chattanooga Times-Free Press... Named to Tennessean’s “All-Dream Team” and Division II All-State after posting 78 tackles as senior... Finished career with 253 total tackles and four INTs... Named Defensive MVP after helping team to state title as sophomore... Invited to play in Tennessee All-Star Game, participated in 2008 Army Combine in Texas... Earned school’s Gardner Spirit Award. PERSONAL Jay P. Charles Fullam... Son of Mark and Nancy Fullam... Born June 12, 1990... Has two older brothers, Wayne and Haden... Dad is project manager for Lawson Electric... Wants to become fighter pilot, similar to his grandfather, who was shot down over Vietnam and was listed as MIA until his remains were identified in 1987... Enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Receiver • 5-11, 170 Flower Mound HS • Flower Mound, Texas

Brady Brown Wide Receiver • 6-5, 200 Argyle HS • Argyle, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL Captain and team MVP as senior... Three-year starter at wide receiver... Two-time Associated Press 3A AllState recipient, including first-team selection as senior... Also received All-Region recognition... Posted 73 catches for 1,164 yards and 13 TDs in spread offense as senior, helping Eagles to district title and second round of state playoffs... Holds numerous Argyle receiving records, including career catches (197), receiving yards (2,637) and TD catches (29)... Set school mark with 95 receptions as junior... Nominated for Jerry Rice National High School Receiver of the Year honor... Also earned two letters as forward in basketball and competed as sprinter/jumper on track squad... National Honor Society member. PERSONAL Brady Jackson Brown... Son of Kevin and Vandi Brown... Has two brothers, Cole and Clint... Born April 12, 1991 in Dallas... Dad works in sales... Dad played football at North Texas... Enjoys fishing, go-kart racing and juggling.

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Offensive Line • 6-5, 300 Pasco County HS • Trilby, Fla.

Defensive Back • 5-10, 170 Heritage HS • Colleyville, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at DB for large public school power located between Fort Worth and Dallas... Unanimous First Team All-District pick as senior... As senior, contributed as defensive back (51 tackles, two INTs), receiver (15 catches, 3 TDs, 21.4-yard average) and returner (37.6-yard average on KOs) for 9-2 squad that lost to nationally ranked teams Trinity and Southlake Carroll)... Averaged 32.1 yards per catch and posted INT as junior prior to early season injury... Named district’s top sophomore defensive player... Threeyear sprint standout in track, and captured district 100-meter title as sophomore...100 PR of 10.6... Academic All-State. PERSONAL Eddie Poyo Foster... Son of Raymond and Francine Foster... Has two other brothers, Andrew and Dante, who played cornerback at Texas Tech... Born Nov. 29, 1990... Both parents are natives of the Republic of the Congo... Dad is airline mechanic; mom works as medical aide... Speaks French.

Jay Fullam

Safety • 6-1, 190 The McCallie School • Chattanooga, Tenn.

Quarterback • 6-2, 192 Maine South HS • Park Ridge, Ill.

HIGH SCHOOL Two-time captain... Team MVP as senior... Named All-American QB Parade Magazine and EA Sports after leading Maine South Hawks to 8A state championship and first 14-0 mark in school history... Completed 74 percent of passes (227 of 321) for 3,210 yards and 38 TDs as senior... One of 50 players nationally named as Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year... Set state title record rushing for 164 yards... Named Chicago Sun-Times’ Player of the Year, consensus First Team All-State QB recipient... As a junior, passed for 2,720 yards and 26 TDs... Played WR as soph.,, catching 24 passes for 580 yards and 10 TDs... Ran anchor on 8A state meet-winning 4x200-meter relay as junior... PR in 100 of 10.9. PERSONAL Charles Franklin Goro... Son of Chuck and Kathy Goro... Born Oct. 1, 1990 in Chicago... Has four sisters: Taira, Grace, Gwen and Julie... Dad is real estate broker; mom is retired from Northwest Airlines... Pop Warner team that won 2002 national title... Dad was standout DB at Southern Illinois... Enjoys fishing, snow skiing and wakeboarding.

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HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year letterwinner on the offensive line... Two-time Division II-AA All-State recipient, including unanimous recognition in 2008... Finalist for Division II Lineman of the Year... Named to Nashville Tennessean’s “All-Dream Team” and Division II All-State team by sports writers... Helped MBA to state playoffs in 2008 and 13-0 state championship in 2007... Standout discus thrower on track and field squad... Earned two letters in wrestling... Avid weightlifter, holding team’s power clean mark of 335 lbs... All-State Academic... Vice President of MBA’s FCA organization. PERSONAL Wesley Vadnais Johnson... Son of David and Arlene Johnson... Born Jan. 9, 1991... Oldest of three siblings: sister, Joanna, and brother, William... Dad works in employee benefits industry... Dad also played baseball at Louisiana Tech... Grandfather briefly played for Baltimore Colts... Worked “Backfield in Motion” youth camps.

HIGH SCHOOL Voted as postseason senior captain by teammates... Two-year starter at defensive back for large Dayton-area school... As senior, earned All-Southwest Ohio Conference and Greater Miami Valley Area honors after contributing 128 tackles and three forced fumbles for 8-4 Warrior squad that advanced to second round of Division 1 state playoffs... Helped Warriors beat nationally ranked East St. Louis HS early in season... Contributed 49 tackles and three interceptions as junior... Also sprinted on track team, with best of 10.8 (100 meters)... Also ran leg on 4x100-meter relay that finished sixth at state meet. PERSONAL Javon Anthony Marshall... Son of Percy and LaWan Marshall... Born on Jan. 12, 1991 in Dayton... Has a younger sister, Jade... Dad is teen mentor in community; mom works in hospital human resources.

Offensive Line • 6-5, 250 Montgomery Bell Acad. • Nashville, Tenn.

Mason Johnston Tight End • 6-4, 235 The Bolles School • Jacksonville, Fla.

Defensive Back • 5-10, 180 Wayne HS • Huber Heights, Ohio

Walker May

Defensive End/Linebacker • 6-5, 210 Briarwood Christian HS • Birmingham, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and two-year HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner... starting DE for one of Alabama’s top 5A As senior, started at tight programs... Also started end for 14-0 Florida 2A at tight end as senior... champion squad... Finished Three-year letterwinner... 2008 with 24 receptions, As senior, contributed good for 330 yards while 93 tackles, 15 QB sacks also helping to produce and 17 tackles for loss pair of 1,000-yard rushfor 10-3 Lion squad that ers as quality blocker... advanced to second round Showed toughness, playing of state playoffs... Caught through three playoff games with a hamstring game-winning TD in first round of 2008 playoffs... pull... Selected to Florida Times-Union’s Super 24 Named First Team 5A All-State Defense by sportsand All-First Coast squads... Bolles went 39-1 in writers... Also earned Metro Defensive Lineman of last three years, winning pair of 2A state titles... the Year... Listed among Alabama’s Super Seniors Four-year varsity starter as center in basketball, by Birmingham News... Sprinter in track; ran on averages 15 points and eight rebs... Standout on 4x400 relay that finished second at state meet. Bolles’ weightlifting squad. PERSONAL Walker Beckham May... Son of PERSONAL Karl Mason Johnston Jr... Son of Karl George and Maureen May... Born Sept. 4, 1990... and Susan Johnston... Born Sept. 4, 1990... Has Has younger sister, Kristen... Dad works in an older sister, Courtney, who plays volleyball at the medical sales industry... Granddad played the University of North Carolina... Both parents basketball and ran track at Villanova... Spent are involved in real estate business... Three other summers working as lifeguard. Bolles teammates are on Commodore roster: FB Ryan van Rensburg, LB Michael Garcia and WR Tray Herndon... Enjoys scuba diving, surfing and skiing.

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Thad McHaney

Defensive End/Tight End • 6-5, 235 Brentwood Academy • Nashville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL Standout two-way player for one of top private schools in Tennessee... Started at tight end since freshman year; started at defensive end and TE since junior campaign... As senior, helped Brentwood Academy to Division II semifinals and 8-5 record, contributing 35 tackles and five QB sacks as a defensive lineman and 10 receptions for 105 yards and 1 TD as a tight end... Division II Mr. Football finalist... Named to Nashville Tennessean’s “All-Dream Team” and All-State by state sports writers... As junior, posted 42 tackles and 12 QB sacks at DE... Started as post in basketball, and contributed to state title team as sophomore... Sprinter/thrower as three-year letterwinner in track, helping squad to three straight state titles. PERSONAL Thad Cante McHaney... Born Oct. 15, 1990... Son of Howard McHaney and Chandra McHaney... Has two brothers, Renauld and Johnny... Dad works for Napa Auto Parts; mom is employed at United Parcel Service... Participates in school’s Big Brother/Big Sister program and FCA chapter... Enjoys drawing.

Warren Norman Running Back • 5-10, 188 Chamblee HS • Stone Mountain, Ga.

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starting running back for public school power east of Atlanta... As senior, rushed for 1,010 yards and 11 TDs on 131 carries for Bulldogs, and caught 10 passes for 187 yards... Had two INTs in limited defensive duty... Earned First Team All-Region 5-AAA and All-DeKalb County honors as senior... Named All-State as junior, after rushing for more than 1,500 yards and 28 TDs and leading squad to 12-2 record and state semifinals... Compiled more than 300 allpurpose yards and six TDs in 2007 state playoff game... Started at quarterback as sophomore... Sprinter in track, helping 4x100-meter relay to fifth place finish at state meet as junior. PERSONAL Warren Craig Norman Jr... Born Dec. 30, 1990... Son of Esther and Warren Craig Norman Sr... Has an older sister, Tanya Underwood, and younger brother, Art, who also starts at defensive end for the Chamblee football team... Mom works as an insurance agent; dad is a truck driver... Enjoys video games.

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Defensive Back • 6-0, 185 Umatilla HS • Eustis, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starter at running back and defensive back... Team’s leading rusher (627 yards), receiver and scorer (11 TDs) as senior... Contributed 43 total tackles and three INTs as DB in 2008... Team’s offensive MVP as junior and senior... Two-time All-Area selection... Posted an INT in recent Central Florida All-Star Game... As junior, ran for 962 yards and 10 TDs while posting seven INTs... Two-year starter as guard on basketball team... District 200-meter champion in track as junior, qualifying for 2A state meet with personal bests of 10.89 (100) and 22.24 (200). PERSONAL Eric Damon Samuels Jr... Son of Eric Samuels and Tina Quashie... Has two brothers and a younger sister... Born May 9, 1991... Elected as school’s homecoming king... Earned faculty’s Top 10 Student honor and school’s highest studentathlete award.

Blake Southerland

Linebacker • 6-2, 235 Greater Atlanta Christian • Lawrenceville, Ga.

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Three-year starter at LB... Posted team-leading 146 tackles for GAC as senior linebacker, helping GAC to AA playoffs... Also contributed five rushing TDs... Earned First Team AA All-State recognition from Georgia Sports Writers Association and First Team All-Gwinnett County honors... Selected to play in the Georgia NorthSouth All-Star Game... As junior, helped Spartans advance to AA semifinals and achieve 9-4 overall record... Standout thrower in track & field, finishing seventh at the 2008 state meet in the shot put... Personal best in event is 53 feet... Involved in campus FCA activities. PERSONAL Blake Phillips Southerland... Son of Barry and Jill Southerland... Born Nov. 3, 1990... Youngest of three siblings: sister, Brittany, and brother, Brannan, a four-year starting fullback at Georgia who graduated in December... Dad is self-employed; mom is the GAC food store manager... Enjoys collecting coins and hunting.

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Zac Stacy

Running Back • 5-9, 192 Bibb County HS • Centreville, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year varsity player... First earned starting role at running back as freshman... As senior, rushed for 2,413 yards on 217 carries (11.1-yard avg.), scoring 35 TDs, helping Bibb County to 10-2 mark and second round of 4A state playoffs... Scored seven TDs vs. Jemison HS... Finalist for Alabama’s 4A Mr. Football honor... Earned First Team 4A All-State honors... As junior, rushed for 1,666 yards and 24 TDs, and caught 27 passes... Two-time West Alabama Player of the Year... Ended prep career with 5,863 rushing yards and 76 total TDs... Also has earned multiple letters in basketball and baseball. PERSONAL Zachary Latrell Stacy... “Z-man”... Son of Barbara Stacy... Born April 9, 1991... Has a younger brother, Justin... Mom works Cahaba GBA, medicare administration contractor... Eventually hopes to become a successful entrepreneur... Named MVP of 2008 Nike Camp held in Tuscaloosa.

Trey Wilson

Defensive Back • 5-11, 182 Evangel Christian Academy • Shreveport, La.

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at defensive back for one of nation’s top prep programs... As senior, contributed 75 total tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions for Eagle squad that went 13-2 overall and played for 2A state title... Averaged 12.7 yards as punt returner... Registered 53 tackles and three interceptions as junior... Two-time All-Area DB... As sophomore, helped Evangel Christian to state championship... Sprinted on the track team... Named Academic All-State as senior... Member of Student Council and National Honor Society. PERSONAL Trey Aaron Wilson... Son of Harolyn Wilson and the late Shelford Wilson Jr... Has one younger brother, Jordan... Born Nov. 1, 1990 in Austin, Texas... Mom is adjunct college math instructor.

Wesley Tate

Running Back • 6-2, 218 Pope John Paul II • Hendersonville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at running back for private school just north of Nashville... As senior, rushed for 1,301 yards on 225 carries and scored 18 TDs... Nominated for state’s Mr. Football award... Named to Tennessean’s “Dream Team” and Division II All-State by sportswriters... Averaged 6.1 yards while producing 3,045 career rushing yards and 42 TDs... Twice named region's Male Athlete of the Year... Two-time state 100-meter champion in track, with PR of 10.8... Captured state high jump title as senior with 6'6" leap... Two-time state runnerup at 200 meters... Earned All-State in basketball... Member of school chorus. PERSONAL Wesley Trumaine Tate... Son of Yolanda Tate and Golden H. Tate II... Born Dec. 3, 1990... Has an older brother, Golden III, and twin younger sisters, Beanna and Deanna... Older brother is standout receiver at Notre Dame... Dad played football at Tennessee State... Plays piano, enjoys Guitar Hero.

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Jay Cutler 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year

Individual Records 126-140 Total Offense 126 Scoring 127 2008 STATISTICS. . ............................. Rushing 128-129120-134 Team Statistics................................... 120 Passing 130-131 Results/Attendance........................... 120 Receiving 132-133 INDIVIDUAL Statistics...................120-123 Offensive Game-By-Game Punt/Kickoff Returns Stats........ 135 122 Defensive Leaders. . .....................124-125 Placekicking 136 Defensive Game-By-Game Stats... 124-125 Punting 137 2008 Game Starters........................... 126 Defense 138-140 Team Stat Comparisons. .............127-129 Defensive Game, Season Highs Game Recaps.................................130-134 Individual, Team Highs........................ 134 141


2008 Statistics 2008 review

2008 Team Comparison Statistics SCORE (quarter) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Vanderbilt 61 61 62 65 - 249 Opponents 88 86 44 37 - 255 VANDERBILT OPPONENTS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS

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249 19.2 192 93 72 27 1737 2135 398 471 3.7 133.6 13 1594 319-157-12 5.0 10.2 122.6 14 3331 790 4.2 256.2 49-961 32-320 20-272 19.6 10.0 13.6 24-9 56-473 36.4 82-3177 38.7 35.8 29:50 58/184 32% 6/12 50% 29-191 2 30 13-18 0-0 31-35 89% 23-35 66%

255 19.6 229 120 102 7 1881 2234 353 491 3.8 144.7 13 2274 362-193-20 6.3 11.8 174.9 15 4155 853 4.9 319.6 47-1050 30-125 12-146 22.3 4.2 12.2 28-10 79-669 51.5 69-2731 39.6 33.8 30:10 66/180 37% 8/16 50% 27-187 75 32 11-20 0-0 30-41 73% 21-41 51%

Chris Nickson 2008 Game Results Date Opponent 10/28 at Miami 9/4 S. CAROLINA 9/13 RICE 9/20 at Ole Miss 10/4 AUBURN 10/11 at Miss. State 10/18 at Georgia 10/25 DUKE 11/8 FLORIDA 11/15 at Kentucky 11/22 TENNESSEE 11/29 at Wake Forest 12/31 Boston College/MCB

W/L, Score Overall W, 34-13 1-0-0 W, 24-17 2-0-0 W, 38-21 3-0-0 W, 23-17 4-0-0 W, 14-13 5-0-0 L, 14-17 5-1-0 L, 14-24 5-2-0 L, 7-10 5-3-0 L, 14-42 5-4-0 W, 31-24 6-4-0 L, 10-20 6-5-0 L, 10-23 6-6-0 W, 16-14 7-6-0

Conf. Time 0-0-0 3:23 1-0-0 3:10 1-0-0 3:03 2-0-0 3:12 3-0-0 3:05 3-1-0 3:00 3-2-0 3:09 3-2-0 3:14 3-3-0 3:07 4-3-0 3:16 4-4-0 3:12 4-4-0 3:20 4-4-0 3:16

Attn. 18398 36850 37370 51281 38773 43619 92746 38270 39773 65595 38725 25902 54250

2008 Individual Offensive Leaders Passing

GP Eff. Att-Comp-Int Pct Yards TD Long Avg/G •Mackenzi Adams 12 97.17 77-156-8 49.4 882 5 79 73.5 Chris Nickson 12 100.14 61-127-3 48.0 545 8 49 45.4 •Larry Smith 2 100.96 19-34-1 55.9 167 1 51 83.5 TEAM 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 •Jamie Graham 12 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 VANDERBILT 13 98.15 157-319-12 49.2 1594 14 79 122.6 Opponents...... 13 108.71 193-362-20 53.3 2274 15 56 174.9

RUSHING

GP •Jared Hawkins 12 Chris Nickson 12 •Mackenzi Adams 12 •Jamie Graham 12 Sean Walker 13 Jeff Jennings 9 D.J. Moore 13 •Gaston Miller 10 •Larry Smith 2 •Kennard Reeves 10 •Udom Umoh 13 TEAM VANDERBILT 13 Opponents...... 13

Att Gain 139 623 128 689 62 240 21 119 16 116 34 105 9 76 24 73 17 54 8 37 1 3 12 0 471 2135 491 2234

Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 30 593 4.3 4 40 49.4 147 542 4.2 6 59 45.2 104 136 2.2 0 23 11.3 12 107 5.1 1 27 8.9 17 99 6.2 1 29 7.6 25 80 2.4 1 16 8.9 0 76 8.4 0 24 5.8 21 52 2.2 0 7 5.2 14 40 2.4 0 8 20.0 2 35 4.4 0 13 3.5 0 3 3.0 0 3 0.2 26 -26 -2.2 0 0 -2.6 398 1737 3.7 13 59 133.6 353 1881 3.8 13 31 144.7

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2008 Statistics RECEIVING

GP No. 13 36 13 28 12 17 13 16 12 16 9 13 9 10 13 7 4 4 10 3 13 3 10 2 3 1 7 1 13 157 13 193

TOTAL OFFENSE

Yards 520 209 125 145 121 142 57 143 45 31 29 16 13 -2 1594 2274

GP Plays Chris Nickson 12 255 •Mackenzi Adams 12 218 Jared Hawkins 12 139 •Larry Smith 2 51 •Jamie Graham 12 22 Sean Walker 13 16 Jeff Jennings 9 34 D.J. Moore 13 9 •Gaston Miller 10 24 •Kennard Reeves 10 8 •Udom Umoh 13 1 TEAM 13 VANDERBILT 13 790 Opponents...... 13 853

ALL-PURPOSE

Avg TD 14.4 3 7.5 4 7.4 3 9.1 1 7.6 1 10.9 0 5.7 0 20.4 2 11.2 0 10.3 0 9.7 0 8.0 0 13.0 0 -2.0 0 10.2 14 11.8 15

Long 79 31 18 18 39 17 18 54 18 16 16 15 13 0 79 56

Avg/G 40.0 16.1 10.4 11.2 10.1 15.8 6.3 11.0 11.2 3.1 2.2 1.6 4.3 -0.3 122.6 174.9

Rush Pass Total 542 545 1087 136 882 1018 593 0 593 40 167 207 107 0 107 99 0 99 80 0 80 76 0 76 52 0 52 35 0 35 3 0 3 -26 0 -26 1737 1594 3331 1881 2274 4155

Avg/G 90.6 84.8 49.4 103.5 8.9 7.6 8.9 5.8 5.2 3.5 0.2 -2.6 256.2 319.6

GP Rush Rec PR KOR D.J. Moore 13 76 143 244 407 Sean Walker 13 99 520 0 237 • Jared Hawkins 12 593 121 0 0 Chris Nickson 12 542 0 0 0 • Jamie Graham 12 107 125 54 0 • Gaston Miller 10 52 31 0 189 • Brandon Barden 13 0 209 0 0 • Justin Wheeler 13 0 145 0 0 George Smith 9 0 142 0 0 Jeff Jennings 9 80 57 0 0 • Mackenzi Adams 12 136 0 0 0 Josh Allen 13 0 0 0 125 • Ryan Hamilton 13 0 0 0 0 Reshard Langford 13 0 0 0 0 • Kennard Reeves 10 35 16 0 0 • Austin Monahan 4 0 45 0 0 Darlron Spead 7 0 0 0 0 • Larry Smith 2 40 0 0 0 • Udom Umoh 13 3 29 0 0 • John Cole 1 0 0 22 0 • Chris Reinert,Chris 3 0 13 0 0 Matt Bubis 12 0 0 0 2 Jake Bradford 13 0 0 0 1 • Alex Washington 7 0 -2 0 0 • Myron Lewis 13 0 0 0 0 TEAM -26 0 0 0 VANDERBILT 13 1737 1594 320 961 Opponents...... 13 1881 2274 125 1050

Ret Total Avg 56 926 71.2 0 856 65.8 0 714 59.5 0 542 45.2 0 286 23.8 0 272 27.2 0 209 16.1 0 145 11.2 0 142 15.8 0 137 15.2 0 136 11.3 0 125 9.6 103 103 7.9 75 75 5.8 0 51 5.1 0 45 11.2 41 41 5.9 0 40 20.0 0 32 2.5 0 22 22.0 0 13 4.3 0 2 0.2 0 1 0.1 0 -2 -0.3 -3 -3 -0.2 0 -26 -2.6 272 4884 375.7 146 5476 421.2

2008 Scoring Leaders |——— PATs ——––—| SCORING TDs FGs Kick Rush Rec Pass DXP Saf Pts Bryant Hahnfeldt 0 13-18 30-30 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 69 Chris Nickson 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 • Jared Hawkins 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Sean Walker 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 • Jamie Graham 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 • Brandon Barden 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 D.J. Moore 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 • Ryan Hamilton 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 • Sean Richardson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 • Justin Wheeler 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Jeff Jennings 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Reshard Langford 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 VANDERBILT 30 13-18 30-30 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 249 Opponents...... 32 11-20 30-32 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 255

2008 Special Teams Statistics KICKOFF RETURNS

D.J. Moore • Gaston Miller Sean Walker Josh Allen Matt Bubis Jake Bradford VANDERBILT Opponents......

No. 21 10 10 6 1 1 49 47

PUNT RETURNS

No. 17 11 2 2 32 30

D.J. Moore • Jamie Graham • Alex Washington • John Cole VANDERBILT Opponents......

PUNTING

No. 68 5 73 61

• Brett Upson TEAM VANDERBILT Opponents......

FIELD GOALS

Hahnfeldt, Bryant

Yds 2730 64 2794 2413

Yds 407 189 237 125 2 1 961 1050 Yds 244 54 0 22 320 125 Avg 40.1 12.8 38.3 39.6

Avg TD 19.4 0 18.9 0 23.7 0 20.8 0 2.0 0 1.0 0 19.6 0 22.3 1

Long 39 31 38 33 2 1 39 98

Avg TD 14.4 0 4.9 0 0.0 0 11.0 0 10.0 0 4.2 0

Long 91 15 2 13 91 23

Long TB 60 6 36 0 60 6 59 4

FC I-20 Blk 11 21 2 0 0 3 11 21 5 11 23 0

FGM-FGA % 1-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk 13-18 72.2 2-2 6-7 5-9 0-0 48 2

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE

Vanderbilt Opponent Miami (Ohio) (42), (32) (37), (29) South Carolina (19) (41), 42, 48 Rice (48) Ole Miss (34), (31), (40) (20), 47 Auburn 40, 49 Mississippi State - (33) Georgia - 40, 37, (39) Duke 34, 43 50, 43, (42) Florida - Kentucky 42, (39) (25) Tennessee (31) (25), 56, (24) Wake Forest (33) (42), 52 Boston College (42), (26), (45) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate successful field goals.

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Sean Walker •Brandon Barden •Jamie Graham •Justin Wheeler •Jared Hawkins George Smith Jeff Jennings D.J. Moore •Austin Monahan •Gaston Miller •Udom Umoh •Keenard Reeves •Chris Reinert •Alex Washington VANDERBILT Opponents......


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PASSING

Att-Comp-Yds-TD-INT •Mackenzi Adams Chris Nickson •Larry Smith @ Miami (Ohio) - 16-9-91-1-0 DNP South Carolina - 13-8-90-1-0 DNP Rice - 16-7-71-0-0 DNP @ Ole Miss 5-3-31-0-0 7-6-40-1-0 DNP Auburn 23-13-153-2-0 8-3-4-0-1 DNP @ Mississippi State 9-5-47-0-1 10-3-15-0-1 DNP @ Georgia 32-16-131-2-2 - DNP Duke 31-14-210-1-2 - DNP Florida 8-5-47-0-1 14-7-67-2-0 DNP @ Kentucky DNP 27-15-155-3-0 DNP Tennessee 38-18-192-0-1 5-1-(-4)-0-1 DNP @ Wake Forest 10-3-71-0-1 8-2-16-0-0 17-9-46-1-1 vs. Boston College/MCB - 3-0-0-0-0 17-10-121-0-0 TOTALS 156-77-882-5-8 127-61-545-8-3 34-19-167-1-1

Mackenzi Adams Rushing

#-Yds/TD • Jared Hawkins 139-593/4 Chris Nickson 128-542/6 • Mackenzi Adams 62-136/0 • Jamie Graham 21-107/1 Sean Walker 14-99/1 Jeff Jennings 34-80/1 D.J. Moore 9-76/0 • Gaston Miller 24-52/0 • Larry Smith 17-40/0 • Kennard Reeves 8-35/0 • Udom Umoh 1-3/0 Team Rush 12-(-26)/0

RECEIVing

Sean Walker • Brandon Barden • Justin Wheeler D.J. Moore George Smith • Jamie Graham • Jared Hawkins Jeff Jennings • Austin Monahan • Gaston Miller • Udom Umoh • Kennard Reeves • Chris Reinert

#-Yds/TD 36-520/3 28-209/4 16-145/1 7-143/2 13-142/0 17-125/3 16-121/1 10-57/0 4-45/0 3-31/0 3-29/0 2-16/0 1-13/0

Miami 13-51/1 20-166/2 2-3/0 - 2-26/0 2-(-15)/0 - 10-41/0 DNP DNP - 1-(-3)/0 Miami 2-53/1 1-11/0 1-4/0 - DNP 1-0/0 1-0/0 1-5/0 1-5/0 - - DNP 1-13/0

USC Rice Ole Miss Auburn 17-84/1 20-107/1 17-72/0 6-8/0 16-17/1 13-85/2 7-2/0 5-40/0 - - 10-28/0 13-54/0 2-11/0 1-27/1 3-10/0 1-1/0 1-29/0 1-5/1 3-25/0 1-8/0 DNP DNP DNP 2-2/0 - 2-37/0 - - 4-(-5)/0 6-12/0 1-(-6)/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP - - - 1-3/0 1-(-1)/0 DNP DNP 3-(-10)/0 USC - 1-31/1 2-17/0 - DNP 3-21/0 - DNP 1-18/0 1-3/0 - DNP -

Rice Ole Miss 4-40/0 3-12/0 2-22/0 - - 1-9/0 - - DNP DNP - 2-19/0 1-9/0 1-9/1 DNP DNP - 2-22/0 - - - - - - DNP DNP

Auburn 4-66/0 4-20/1 5-52/1 - 2-21/0 - - 1--2/0 DNP DNP - DNP DNP

MSU 6-11/0 12-7/1 2-(-3)/0 - 2-15/0 4-15/1 - DNP DNP - - DNP

Georgia 13-63/0 1-(-5)/0 4-26/0 1-8/0 1-5/0 4-3/0 2-14/0 - DNP - - -

Duke 11-45/0 DNP 14-29/0 2-5/0 2-(-1)/0 1-2/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP - - 1-(-1)/0

Florida Ky. 11-46/0 15-84/1 10-39/0 20-118/0 7-7/0 DNP 2-18/0 DNP 1-(-7)/0 - 5-37/0 6-15/0 - - 3-10/0 - DNP DNP - - - - - 2-(-4)/0

MSU Georgia Duke Florida 2-27/0 2-18/0 6-138/1 3-32/1 2-9/0 3-16/0 5-53/0 - 2-23/0 1-8/0 - - - - - - - 2-27/0 - 1-17/0 - 4-36/2 - 3-22/1 1-4/0 3-23/0 2-11/0 3-16/0 1--1/0 1-3/0 1-8/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP 1-12/0 - - - - - - - 1-15/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

Tenn. 2-9/0 9-(-7)/0 9-4/0 - - 7-19/0 1-0/0 - DNP - - -

WF BC DNP 8-13/0 7-23/0 8-57/0 1-(-12)/0 7-33/0 2-(-6)/0 1-2/0 1-(-8)/0 3-2/0 DNP 2-20/0 1-3/0 - 7-15/0 10-25/0 6-33/0 2-2/0 - - 4-(-7)/0

Ky. 1-2/0 4-20/1 - 3-51/2 1-12/0 DNP 4-49/0 2-21/0 DNP - - - DNP

Tenn. WF BC 3-30/0 4-34/0 2-68/0 3-16/0 2-7/1 1-4/0 2-25/0 2-7/0 2-32/0 2-60/0 5-46/0 1-4/0 1-15/0 - 2-20/0 2-7/0 - DNP 3-23/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-16/0 - - - 3-29/0 - 1-1/0 DNP DNP DNP

Punt Returns

#-Yds Miami 17-244 3-98 11-54 - 2-22 2-22 2-0 DNP

USC 2-21 - DNP DNP

Rice Ole Miss Auburn MSU Georgia Duke Florida 2-84 - 1-25 3-20 2--3 2-1 1--3 - 1-0 3-21 - 2-15 1--2 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP -

Ky. 1-1 DNP DNP 1--2

Tenn. - 1-6 DNP -

WF - - DNP 1-2

BC 3-14 DNP -

KO Returns

#-Yds Miami 21-407 - 10-237 4-84 10-189 - 6-125 - 1-2 - 1-1 -

USC 2-39 - - - - -

Rice Ole Miss Auburn MSU Georgia Duke Florida 2-54 1-17 3-45 3-62 2-25 2-32 4-90 1-31 2-56 - 1-22 2-44 - - - - DNP DNP - DNP 2-40 - - - - 1-18 - - 1-2 - - - - DNP - - - - - - - 1-1

Ky. - - 4-67 1-28 - -

Tenn. 2-43 - 1-16 1-33 - -

WF - - 1-31 3-46 - -

BC 2-35 -

D.J. Moore • Jamie Graham • John Cole • Alex Washington

D.J. Moore Sean Walker • Gaston Miller Josh Allen Matt Bubis Jake Bradford

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# Name

Tackles Sacks GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards

Pass Def Int-Yds BrUp

30 13 2 33 5 17 56 96 74 49 90 11 91 59 20 42 6 38 29 23 14 52 19 45 46 16 89 44 8 24 25 51

13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 11 13 11 13 12 9 7 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 12 13 2 12 2 13 13

. . 4-103 3-75 5--3 6-56 . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . 20-272 12-146

• Patrick Benoist • Chris Marve • Ryan Hamilton Reshard Langford • Myron Lewis D.J. Moore • Greg Billinger • Steven Stone • T.J. Greenstone • John Stokes • Broderick Stewart • Brent Trice • Theron Kadri • Adam Smotherman Jared Fagan • Tim Fugger Darlron Spead • Sean Richardson • Joel Caldwell • Udom Umoh Josh Allen • Nate Campbell • Casey Hayward • Chris Johnson • Austin Newton Alan Strong • Teriall Brannon • Michael Garcia Bryant Hahnfeldt • Rich Tompkins • Jamie Graham • Davis Flowers VANDERBILT Opponents......

48 61 56 49 51 53 49 27 51 25 30 28 17 30 19 23 16 17 19 12 16 13 11 11 6 13 11 5 8 6 8 6 5 6 3 8 5 6 3 7 9 1 3 5 3 5 2 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 . 2 . 1 460 436 468 353

109 105 104 76 76 58 47 42 33 31 29 22 19 16 14 14 11 11 11 10 10 8 8 7 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 896 821

6.5-21 6.5-26 4.5-6 2.5-5 7.0-59 4.5-23 4.5-25 7.5-27 6.0-11 4.0-9 9.5-51 3.5-17 . 2.0-7 . . 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . 0.5-0 . . . . . 70-289 84.0-339

2.0-14 3.0-22 1.0-1 . 5.0-50 1.0-8 2.5-17 5.0-23 . . 5.0-34 2.5-15 . 2.0-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-191 27-187

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5 . 1 3 6 7 3 . . . 2 1 . . . . 2 . . . 2 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . 36 31

Fumbles Blocked QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Safety 4 3 2 . 1 . 2 2 1 . 4 1 . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 23 26

1-0 2-0 3-0 . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 9-13

. 4 1 1 2 1 . 1 . . 3 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 16 10

. . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0

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Myron Lewis

Reshard Langford Tackles

Solo-Assisted-Total • Patrick Benoist 48-61-109 • Chris Marve 56-49-105 • Ryan Hamilton 51-53-104 • Myron Lewis 51-25-76 Reshard Langford 49-27-76 D.J. Moore 30-28-58 • Greg Billinger 17-30-47 • Steven Stone 19-23-42 • T.J. Greenstone 16-17-33 • John Stokes 19-12-31 • Broderick Stewart 16-13-29 • Brent Trice 11-11-22 • Theron Kadri 6-13-19 • Adam Smotherman 11-5-16 Jared Fagan 8-6-14 • Tim Fugger 8-6-14 • Joel Caldwell 5-6-11 • Sean Richardson 3-8-11 Darlron Spead 5-6-11 Josh Allen 9-1-10 • Nate Campbell 3-5-8 • Casey Hayward 3-5-8 • Austin Newton 3-2-5 • Teriall Brannon 2-2-4 • Michael Garcia 1-2-3

Miami 2-3-5 4-2-6 2-3-5 6-2-8 3-4-7 3-2-5 - 1-0-1 3-1-4 1-0-1 1-0-1 - 1-0-1 - 0-1-1 DNP 2-2-4 - 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 - - 0-2-2

interceptions/return yards

D.J. Moore • Myron Lewis Reshard Langford • Ryan Hamilton Darlron Spead Josh Allen

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INTs/Yds. Miami 6-56 1-1 5-(-3) 1-0 3-75 - 4-103 - 1-41 - 1-0 1-0

USC 6-9-15 2-4-6 4-4-8 3-0-3 2-4-6 1-3-4 3-3-6 2-4-6 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-1-1 - 1-1-2 1-0-1 3-0-3 DNP - 0-1-1 0-2-2 - 0-2-2 - - - -

Rice Ole Miss 4-6-10 4-3-7 1-2-3 7-4-11 4-7-11 4-2-6 5-5-10 4-1-5 5-2-7 4-1-5 1-3-4 2-0-2 0-4-4 1-4-5 0-2-2 3-4-7 - 0-4-4 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-2-2 2-2-4 2-2-4 0-1-1 0-2-2 - - 0-1-1 5-4-9 - DNP - 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 0-2-2 DNP DNP 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 - - 1-1-2 - 1-0-1 - 0-1-1 - -

Auburn 6-7-13 3-7-10 4-6-10 3-1-4 1-2-3 2-4-6 0-2-2 1-2-3 2-1-3 2-0-2 2-1-3 1-1-2 2-2-4 1-1-2 - - 1-0-1 - DNP 2-0-2 1-0-1 - 1-0-1 0-1-1 -

MSU Georgia Duke Florida Ky. 7-2-9 4-2-6 2-3-5 6-2-8 1-4-5 5-3-8 6-2-8 10-6-16 3-3-6 2-3-5 3-2-5 4-2-6 4-5-9 5-8-13 4-0-4 6-0-6 3-2-5 4-2-6 4-4-8 5-2-7 9-1-10 2-1-3 5-4-9 3-1-4 1-0-1 1-2-3 5-1-6 2-1-3 2-4-6 3-1-4 2-2-4 3-2-5 0-3-3 1-0-1 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-2-3 2-1-3 2-1-3 0-5-5 3-1-4 0-2-2 2-2-4 1-2-3 - 1-1-2 2-1-3 1-1-2 3-1-4 0-1-1 1-1-2 3-1-4 5-0-5 0-1-1 2-0-2 3-0-3 1-1-2 0-1-1 - 2-0-2 - 0-1-1 DNP - DNP 4-0-4 1-1-2 - - - - 0-1-1 - - - - 1-1-2 4-0-4 - 1-2-3 1-0-1 - - - 0-1-1 - 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 1-1-2 DNP DNP DNP 1-0-1 2-0-2 2-0-2 - - 1-1-1 - - - 1-0-1 - - - 1-0-1 - - 1-0-1 - - - 1-0-1 - - - - DNP - 1-0-1 - - - -

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Rice Ole Miss Auburn MSU 1-31 - - - - - 1-(-5) - - 1-0 - - - 3-103 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP - - - -

Georgia Duke Florida 1-0 - 1-24 1-1 - - - - - - - - DNP DNP - - - -

Ky. 2-0 - - - - -

Tenn. 1-9-10 3-6-9 6-10-16 3-2-5 5-3-8 4-4-8 1-4-5 0-1-1 2-1-3 3-2-5 0-4-4 0-3-3 1-4-5 - DNP 1-0-1 - 0-1-1 - - - - 0-1-1 - -

Tenn. - 1-1 1-42 - - -

WF 3-4-7 5-2-7 4-1-6 3-2-5 3-1-4 2-1-3 2-0-2 5-0-5 0-1-1 4-1-5 DNP 2-0-2 1-3-4 2-0-2 - 1-2-3 0-2-2 0-1-1 - - 0-1-1 - - 1-0-1 DNP

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BC 2-7-9 5-5-10 3-3-6 2-2-4 6-3-9 2-2-4 3-4-7 1-1-2 3-1-4 0-1-1 DNP 0-2-2 2-2-4 0-1-1 1-2-3 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-3-3 1-0-1 DNP

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fumbles forced/fumbles recovered • Chris Marve • Broderick Stewart • Myron Lewis • Casey Hayward • Brent Trice D.J. Moore • Tim Fugger • Ryan Hamilton Reshard Langford • Steven Stone • Patrick Benoist • T.J. Greenstone • Sean Richardson

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MSU Georgia Duke 1.5-6/.5-2 1-2/0 2-15/2-15 - - 1-6/1-6 - - 1-10/1-10 - - - - - 2.5-8/1-6 1.5-5/0 .5-0/0 - .5-2/.5-2 1-6/0 - - - .5-0/0 - - - 1.5-3/0 .5-1/0 - 1-10/1-10 1-2/0 - - 1-4/0 - 2-7/2-7 - - DNP DNP DNP - - -

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OFFENSIVE STARTERs @ Miami (Ohio) South Carolina Rice @ Ole Miss Auburn @ Miss. State @ Georgia Duke Florida @ Kentucky Tennessee @ Wake Forest Boston College/MCB

WR Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Bradford (TE) Walker

WR LT Graham Lauer Graham Lauer Graham Lauer Graham Lauer Smith Lauer Smith Lauer Smith Fischer Smith Fischer Graham Fischer Smith Lauer Smith Lauer Smith Lauer Smith Lauer

LG Custer Custer Custer Custer Custer Custer Custer Custer Custer Fischer Fischer Fischer Fischer

C Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling Vierling

RG Bailey Bailey Bailey Bailey Bailey Forte Hensley Hensley Hensley Hensley Hensley Hensley Hensley

RT TE Welch Monahan Welch Monahan Welch Monahan Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden Welch Barden

QB TB Nickson Jennings Nickson Hawkins Nickson Hawkins Nickson Hawkins Nickson Hawkins Nickson Hawkins Adams Hawkins Adams Hawkins Adams Hawkins Nickson Hawkins Nickson Jennings Nickson Graham Smith Hawkins

WR Wheeler Wheeler Wheeler Wheeler Wheeler Graham Graham Wheeler Wheeler Wheeler Graham Wheeler Wheeler

FS SS Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford Hamilton Langford

CB Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis

DEFENSIVE STARTERs DE DT DT DE OLB MLB OLB @ Miami (Ohio) Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist South Carolina Stone Billinger Greenstone Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist Rice Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Allen (NB) Marve Benoist @ Ole Miss Stone Billinger Greenstone Stewart Allen (NB) Marve Benoist Auburn Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist @ Miss. State Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist @ Georgia Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Fagan (NB) Marve Benoist Duke Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist Florida Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Spead (NB) Benoist @ Kentucky Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist Tennessee Stone Billinger Smotherman Stewart Stokes Marve Benoist @ Wake Forest Stone Billinger Smotherman Kadri Stokes Marve Benoist Boston College/MCB Stone Billinger Smotherman Brannon Stokes Marve Benoist

CB Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore

ame-By-game comparisons (Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category) G Opponent Score 1st Downs Rushing Passing Pass Yds Plays-Total Yds Ret. Yds TOs @ Miami (Ohio) 34-13 17/17 50-269/25-96 9-16-0/19-42-3 91/244 66-360/67-340 205/168 2/3 South Carolina 24-17 15/18 41-135/29-92 8-13-0/23-39-2 90/233 54-225/68-325 134/120 1/3 Rice 38-21 22/23 43-273/34-108 7-16-0/25-40-1 71/299 59-344/74-407 202/55 0/2 @ Ole Miss 23-17 11/16 41-131/40-201 9-12-0/12-25-4 71/184 53-202/65-385 176/221 2/6 Auburn 14-13 15/15 32-106/44-110 16-31-1/10-22-1 157/98 63-263/66-208 86/72 1/1 @ Miss. State 14-17 7/16 26-45/50-166 8-20-2/12-22-0 62/81 46-107/72-247 104/72 2/0 @ Georgia 14-24 14/25 26-114/40-231 16-32-2/13-23-2 131/194 58-245/63-425 100/59 2/2 Duke 7-10 15/15 32-81/36-28 14-31-2/21-36-0 210/222 63-291/72-250 31/36 3/1 Florida 14-42 15/24 39-150/38-231 12-22-1/15-21-1 114/191 61-264/59-422 152/93 1/2 @ Kentucky 31-24 21/12 43-213/24-97 15-27-0/11-26-2 155/144 70-368/50-241 94/120 1/2 Tennessee 10-20 16/15 28-25/51-222 19-44-2/4-9-2 188/21 72-213/60-243 141/195 3/3 @ Wake Forest 10-23 16/16 34-116/42-158 14-35-2/13-21-0 133/173 69-249/63-331 79/61 3/2 Boston College/MCB 16-14 8/17 36-79/38-141 10-20-0/15-36-2 121/190 56-200/74-331 49/62 0/3 VU/OPP Totals 249-255 192/229 471-1737/491-1881 157-319-12/193-362-20 1594/2274 790-3331/853-4155 1553/1334 21/30

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2008 Stat Comparisons comparisons (Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category) 3rd Down 4th Down Time Poss Margin 8-15/4-15 0-1/1-2 32:43/27:17 5:26 2-10/6-15 0-0/1-1 30:02/29:58 0:04 5-10/7-14 0-0/2-3 30:53/29:07 1:46 3-13/5-14 0-0/0-1 30:36/29:24 1:12 6-17/5-16 0-0/1-2 30:03/29:57 0:06 1-10/9-18 0-0/0-0 23:48/36:12 -12:24 5-14/1-8 0-1/0-0 27:34/32:26 -4:52 7-17/6-18 0-1/0-1 28:20/31:40 -3:20 5-14/5-8 1-2/0-0 32:41/27:19 5:22 7-15/1-10 1-1/2-4 39:18/20:42 18:36 4-17/4-13 2-3/0-0 24:46/35:14 -10:28 4-17/6-14 2-3/0-0 28:17/31:43 -3:26 1-15/7-17 0-0/1-2 28:52/31:08 -2:16 58-184/66-180 6-12/8-16 387:53/392:07 -4:14

Yds/Rush Yds/Pass Yds/Play Punting Pen. Yds 5.4/3.8 5.7/5.8 5.5/5.1 4-40.2/5-48.4 25/45 3.3/3.2 6.9/6.0 4.2/4.8 6-34.7/4-44.8 35/51 6.3/3.2 4.4/7.5 5.8/5.5 4-38.2/4-39.2 35/15 3.2/5.0 5.9/7.4 3.8/5.9 7-44.1/3-33.7 20/82 3.3/2.5 5.1/4.5 4.2/3.2 8-39.1/9-40.6 37/81 1.7/3.3 3.1/3.7 2.3/3.4 8-42.1/8-29.2 65/45 4.4/5.8 4.1/8.4 4.2/6.7 7-44.6/4-44.0 31/47 2.5/0.8 6.8/6.2 4.6/3.5 6-29.7/7-38.7 33/68 3.8/6.1 5.2/9.1 4.3/7.2 5-30.0/2-39.5 80/70 5.0/4.0 5.7/5.5 5.3/4.8 4-42.0/4-41.8 41/57 0.9/4.4 4.3/2.3 3.0/4.1 7-37.6/6-37.5 42/29 3.4/3.8 3.8/8.2 3.6/5.3 7-34.6/5-43.4 29/45 2.2/3.7 6.1/5.3 3.6/4.5 9-42.6/8-39.8 0/34 3.7/3.8 5.0/6.3 4.2/4.9 82-38.7/69-39.6 473/669

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS Score Overall @ Miami (Ohio) W, 34-13 8-15 (53.3%) South Carolina W, 24-17 2-10 (20.0%) Rice W, 38-21 5-10 (50.0%) @ Ole Miss W, 23-17 3-13 (23.1%) Auburn W, 14-13 6-17 (35.3%) at Mississippi State L, 14-17 1-10 (10.0%) at Georgia L, 14-24 5-14 (35.7%) Duke L, 7-10 7-17 (41.2%) Florida L, 14-42 5-14 (35.7%) at Kentucky W, 31-24 7-15 (46.7%) Tennessee L, 10-20 4-17 (23.5%) at Wake Forest L, 10-23 4-17 (23.5%) Boston College/MCB W, 16-14 1-15 (6.7%) VANDERBILT 58-184 (31.5%) Oppenents 66-180 (36.7%)

1st Qtr 4-5 (80.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 0-3 (0.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 0-4 (0.0%) 3-5 (60.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 12-44 (27.3%) 17-40 (42.5%)

2nd Qtr 2-4 (50.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 3-4 (75.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 3-5 (60.0%) 0-4 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 3-6 (50.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 0-4 (0.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 15-47 (31.9%) 21-47 (44.7%)

3rd Qtr 0-2 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 2-4 (50.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 1-3 (33.3%) 3-3 (100.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 2-5 (40.0%) 2-4 (50.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 14-38 (36.8%) 17-47 (36.2%)

4th Qtr 2-4 (50.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 2-3 (66.7%) 0-4 (0.0%) 1-6 (16.7%) 1-2(50.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 5-7 (71.4%) 1-4 (25.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 1-5 (20.0%) 1-5 (20.0%) 0-5 (0.0%) 17-55 (30.9%) 11-46 (23.9%)

1st Qtr 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1(100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1(100.0%) 0-2 (0.0%)

2nd Qtr 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 4-5 (80.0%)

3rd Qtr 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 3-5 (60.0%)

4th Qtr 0-1 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 0-0 (0.0%) 4-10 (40.0% 1-4 (25.0%

FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS Score Overall @ Miami (Ohio) 34-13 0-1 (0.0%) South Carolina 24-17 0-0 (0.0%) Rice 38-21 0-0 (0.0%) @ Ole Miss 23-17 0-0 (0.0%) Auburn 14-13 0-0 (0.0%) @ Miss. State 14-17 0-0 (0.0%) @ Georgia 14-24 0-1(0.0%) Duke 7-10 0-1(0.0%) Florida 14-42 1-2 (50.0%) @ Kentucky 31-24 1-1(100.0%) Tennessee 10-20 2-3 (66.7%) @ Wake Forest 10-23 2-3 (66.7%) Boston College/MCB 16-14 0-0 (0.0%) VANDERBILT 6-12 (50.0%) Opponents 8-16 (50.0%)

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Time of possession

Opponent Score Overall @ Miami (Ohio) 34-13 32:43 South Carolina 24-17 30:02 Rice 38-21 23:56 @ Ole Miss 23-17 30:36 Auburn 14-13 30:03 @ Mississippi State 14-17 23:48 @ Georgia 14-24 27:34 Duke 7-10 28:20 Florida 14-42 32:41 @ Kentucky 31-24 39:18 Tennessee 10-20 24:46 @ Wake Forest 10-23 28:17 Boston College/Music City 16-14 28:52 Vanderbilt 387:53 Avg. 29:50 Opponents 392:07 Avg. 30:09

1st Qtr 8:38 8:49 8:18 7:49 5:58 3:46 8:21 8:25 7:18 11:47 7:19 6:19 7:54 100:41 7:44 94:19 7:15

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Opponent Score @ Miami (Ohio) 34-13 South Carolina 24-17 Rice 38-21 @ Ole Miss 23-17 Auburn 14-13 @ Mississippi St. 14-17 @ Georgia 14-24 @ Duke 7-10 Florida 14-42 @ Kentucky 31-24 Tennessee 10-20 @ Wake Forest 10-23 Boston College/Music City 16-14 Totals

Inside Total Rush Pass 20 Scored Pts TDs TDs 6 6 34 3 1 3 3 17 2 0 5 4 28 4 0 3 3 13 0 1 2 2 14 0 2 2 2 14 2 0 2 2 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 14 2 0 3 3 21 3 1 2 1 3 0 0 2 2 10 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 35 31 185 22 13

Vanderbilt Yearly Totals: 31-35 (88.6%)

2nd Qtr 6:44 7:15 6:53 7:24 8:18 9:05 7:58 4:18 7:20 13:03 5:55 6:53 4:41 95:47 7:22 99:13 7:37

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4th Qtr 11:08 9:35 2:27 7:36 7:30 6:20 5:34 9:23 9:28 7:49 5:43 6:04 9:22 104:56 8:04 90:04 6:55

FG FG ----- Failed inside 20 ----Att. Made FG-M Downs Int Fumb Half Gm 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 1 1 0 0 2 0

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Inside Total Rush Pass 20 Scored Pts TDs TDs Opponent Score @ Miami (Ohio) 34-13 3 2 6 0 0 South Carolina 24-17 2 2 14 0 2 Rice 38-21 3 2 14 2 0 @ Ole Miss 23-17 3 1 3 0 0 Auburn 14-13 2 1 7 0 1 @ Mississippi State 14-17 4 3 17 2 0 @ Georgia 14-24 4 3 21 3 1 Duke 7-10 4 1 3 0 0 Florida 14-42 5 4 28 4 2 @ Kentucky 31-24 3 3 17 2 2 Tennessee 10-20 3 3 13 1 1 @ Wake Forest 10-23 4 4 23 3 0 Boston College/Music City 16-14 1 1 7 0 1 Totals 41 30 173 12 9 Vanderbilt’s Opponent Yearly Totals: 30 of 41 (73.2%)

3rd Qtr 6:13 4:23 6:18 7:47 8:17 4:37 5:41 6:14 8:35 6:39 5:49 9:01 6:55 86:29 6:39 108:31 8:20

FG FG Att. Made 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 9 9

----- Failed inside 20 ----FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Gm 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 1 0

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Vanderbilt Team

Opponent, Date ... Achieved 30 (+) first downs in game 30 (vs. Kentucky) 11/10/2007 ... Topped 500 Yards in Total Offense 621 (@ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... Topped 600 Yards in Total Offense 621 (@ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... 400 yards passing 446 (vs. Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... 300 yards passing 333 (vs. Wake Forest) 11/24/2007 ... Rushed for more than 200 yards 213 (vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... Rushed for more than 300 yards 344 (vs. Furman) 9/7/2002 ... Rushed for more than 400 yards 415 (vs. Georgia) 10/15/1994 ... Scored 40-49 points 41 (vs. Richmond) 9/1/2007 ... Scored 50-59 points 51 (vs. Chattanooga) 9/6/2003 ... Scored 60+ points 63 (vs. Davidson) 11/22/1969 ... Held an opponent under 100 total yards 93 (Chattanooga) 9/6/2003 ... Held an opponent between 100-200 total yards 173 (vs. East. Mich.) 9/29/07 ... Held opponent under 50 rushing yards 28 (vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 ... Held opponent to 51-100 rushing yards 97 (vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... Held opponent under 100 passing yards 81 (@ Miss. State) 10/11/2008 ... Held opponent scoreless 58-0 (vs. The Citadel) 10/9/1999 ... Held FBS opponent scoreless 45-0 (vs. Virginia Tech) 11/13/1982

Player (Team) Date ... Player scored three TDs Justin Boyles (4, vs. Duke) 10/28/2006 ... Player scored four TDs or more Justin Boyles (4, vs. Duke) 10/28/2006 ... QB passes for three TDs Tim Tebow (3, vs. Florida) 11/8/2008 ... QB passes for four TDs Andre Woodson (4, @ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... QB passes for five TDs Jared Lorenzen (6, vs. Kentucky) 11/11/2001 T. Lewis (222, vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 ... QB passed for 200+ yards ... QB passed for 300+ yards Andre Woodson (450, @ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... QB passed for 400+ yards Andre Woodson (450, @ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... Had 70-yard (+) catch Eli Manning (78, vs. Ole Miss) 9/21/2002 ... RB rushed for 100+ yards Knowson Moreno (172, @ Georgia) 10/18/2008 ... RB rushed for 200+ yards Arian Foster (223, @ Tennessee) 11/19/2005 ... Rushed for three (+) TDs Justin Boyle (4, Duke) 10/28/2006 ... Had 70-yard (+) rush LaMarcus Coker (87, Tennessee) 11/18/2006 ... Receiver had 100+ yards A.J. Green (132, @ Georgia) 10/18/2008 ... Receiver had 200+ yards Craig Yeast (269, @ Kentucky) 11/13/1998 ... Had three (+) TD receptions Sidney Rice (3, South Carolina) 10/22/2005 ... Returned VU Kickoff for TD Mike Wallace (98, @ Ole Miss) 9/20/2008 ... Returned VU Punt for TD Mike Espy (51, vs. Ole Miss) 9/17/2005 ... Returned VU INT for TD Eric Berry (45, vs. Tennessee) 11/22/2008 ... Returned VU Fumble for TD Ali Highsmith (22, vs. LSU) 10/8/2005 ... Kicked three or more FGs Leigh Tiffin (3, vs. Alabama) 9/8/2007 ... Kicked 50-yard (+) FG Ryan Succup (55, vs. South Carolina) 10/21/2006 ... Blocked VU punt C. Dunlap (2, vs. Florida) 11/8/2008 ... Returned blocked punt for a TD Casinious Moore (0, Auburn) 9/30/2000 ... Blocked VU field goal Myron Pryor (vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... Returned blocked FG for a TD David Jones (57, vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... Scored on VU safety Chase Pittman (vs. LSU) 10/8/2005

Opponent Team

The Last Time a VU Opponent... ... Achieved 30 (+) first downs in game ... Topped 500 Yards in Total Offense ... Topped 600 Yards in Total Offense ... Rushed for more than 200 yards ... Rushed for more than 300 yards ... Rushed for more than 400 yards ... Scored 40-49 points ... Scored 50-59 points ... Scored 60+ points ... Held VU under 50 rushing yards ... Held VU to 51-100 rushing yards ... Held VU under 100 passing yards ... Held Vanderbilt under 200 total yards ... Held VU scoreless

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Team, Date 32 (vs. Ole Miss) 12/1/2001 597 (@ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 606 (@ Georgia) 10/19/2002 231 (vs. Florida) 11/8/2008 342 (vs. Navy) 10/11/2003 406 (@ Tennessee) 11/26/1994 42 (vs. Florida) 11/8/2008 56 (vs. Kentucky) 11/10/2001 71 (@ Florida) 11/3/2001 25 (vs. Tennessee) 11/22/2008 81 (vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 62 (@ Miss. State) 10/11/2008 107 (@ Miss. State) 10/11/2008 0-48 (@ Tennessee) 11/22/2003

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... Player Scored Three TDs Ca. Jackson-Garrison (3, vs. Ole Miss) 9/15/2007 ... Player Scored Four TDs or more Earl Bennett (5, vs. Kentucky) 11/12/2005 ... QB passes for three TDs Chris Nickson (3, vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... QB passes for five TDs Jay Cutler (5, vs. Kentucky) 11/12/2005 Mackenzi Adams (210, vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 ... QB passed for 200+ yards ... QB passed for 300+ yards Chris Nickson (446, @ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... QB passed for 400+ yards Chris Nickson (446, @ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... Had 70-yard (+) catch Adams to Sean Walker (79, vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 ... Rushed for 100+ yards Chris Nickson (118, vs. Kentucky) 11/15/2008 ... Rushed for 200+ yards Frank Mordica (321, vs. Air Force) 11/18/1978 ... Rushed for 300+ yards Frank Mordica (321, vs. Air Force) 11/18/1978 ... Rushed for 3 (+) TDs Ca. Jackson-Garrison (3, vs. Ole Miss) 9/15/2007 ... Had 70-yard (+) rush Ca. Jackson-Garrison (71, vs. Arkansas) 9/10/2005 ... Receiver had 100+ yards Sean Walker (138, vs. Duke) 10/25/2008 ... Receiver had 200+ yards Earl Bennett (223, vs. Richmond) 9/1/2007 ... Had three (+) TD receptions Earl Bennett (3, vs. Richmond) 9/1/2007 ... Returned Kickoff for TD Jimmy Williams (96, @ Kentucky) 11/13/1998 ... Returned Punt for TD Matt Stewart (24, vs. Florida) 11/4/2000 ... Returned INT for TD Reshard Langford (42, vs. Tennessee) 11/22/2008 ... Had 200 all-purpose yards D.J. Moore (206, vs. Rice) 9/13/2008 ... Returned Fumble for TD Darlron Spead (36, @ Florida) 11/3/2007 ... Kicked three or more FGs Bryant Hahnfeldt (3, @ Ole Miss) 9/20/2008 ... Kicked 50-yard (+) FG Bryant Hahnfeldt (51, vs. Temple) 9/30/2006 ... Had 70-yard (+) punt Abtin Iranmanesh (80, vs. Georgia) 10/18/2003 ... Blocked opponent punt Darlron Spead (@ Kentucky) 11/11/2006 ... Returned blocked punt for a TD Matt Stewart (24, vs. Florida, 11/4/2000) ... Blocked opponent field goal Greg Billinger (vs. So. Carolina) 9/4/2008 ... Blocked a PAT attempt vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2007 ... Scored on safety Team (@ Navy) 9/25/2004

Opponent Individuals

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Game Recaps Vanderbilt (34) at Miami of Ohio (13)

#24 So. Carolina (17) at Vanderbilt (24)

Chris Nickson rushed for a career-high 166 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another TD to lead Vanderbilt to a 34-13 victory over Miami of Ohio in the opener for both teams Thursday night. An interception and a punt return by D.J. Moore lead to 10 Vanderbilt points during a six-minute span of the first quarter as the Commodores pulled away. Miami's only lead Thursday night came on a 37-yard field goal by Nathan Parseghian early in the first quarter. Vanderbilt went ahead 7-3 when Nickson Game 1 and Sean Walker hooked up for a 49-yard completion and then a 4-yard touchdown. Moore's interception on the RedHawks' ensuing possession led to a field goal by Bryant Hahnfeldt. Moore later returned a punt 91 yards to the Miami 1, and Nickson plunged in from there to put the 'Dores on top 17-3. After the RedHawks answered, Vanderbilt countered in just three plays, including a 59-yard run by Nickson and a 14-yard touchdown run by Nickson.

Chris Nickson threw for a touchdown and ran for another as Vanderbilt beat a ranked opponent on its own field Thursday night, topping No. 24 South Carolina 24-17 in the SEC opener for both teams. The Commodores (2-0) recorded their first victory over a ranked team in Vanderbilt Stadium since Sept. 19, 1992, a 31-9 win over then-No. 25 Ole Miss. This win was very sweet for Vanderbilt, which lost its first 14 games against Steve Spurrier as he coached Duke, Florida and South Carolina. Now the Commodores have won two straight against the Ol' Ball Coach. Game 2 South Carolina (1-1) had survived four interceptions in shutting out North Carolina State 34-0 last week. The Gamecocks couldn't escape their mistakes against Vanderbilt, and Spurrier wasn't happy. Vanderbilt picked off two of Chris Smelley's passes and sacked him four times, recovered a punt that bounced off a South Carolina player and blocked a field goal. South Carolina's lone touchdown was due to Vanderbilt's only turnover, which the Gamecocks recovered at the Commodores' 20 in the first quarter.

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Oxford, Ohio • Aug. 28, 2008 •ESPNU

Vanderbilt Miami

1 17 3

2 10 7

3 0 3

4 7 0

Final 34 13

Record 1-0 0-1

First Quarter: MIAMI–Parseghian 37-yd. field goal, 11:08. VANDERBILT–Walker from Nickson 4-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) :11. VU–Hahnfeldt 42-yd. field goal, 6:23. VANDERBILT–Nickson 1-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) :11. Second Quarter: MIAMI–Harris from Raudabaugh 30-yd. pass (Parseghian kick) 6:58. VANDERBILT–NIckson 14-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 5:33. VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 32-yd. field goal :14. Third Quarter: MIAMI–Parseghian 29-yd. field goal 6:42. Fourth Quarter: VANDERBILT–Hawkins 3-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 5:40.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int TOTAL OFFENSE #-Yards Penalties: #-Yards Average Yards Per Punt Punt returns: #-Yards-TD Kickoff returns: #-Yds-TD Interceptions: #-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: #-Yds-TD Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt

Miami

17 269 91 9-16-0 66-360 2-25 40.2 5-120-0 4-84-0 3-1-0 0-0-0 32:43 8 of 15 0 of 1 6-6 3-27

17 96 244 19-42-3 67-340 7-45 48.4 2-9-0 7-159-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 27:17 4 of 15 1 of 2 2-3 2-11

RUSHING: Vanderbilt– Nickson 20-166; Hawkins 13-51; Miller 10-41; Walker 2-26; Adams 2-3; Team 1-(-3); Jennings 2-(-15). Miami–Merriweather 10-59; Rogers 2-32; Bratton 7-13; Raudabaugh 6-(-8). PASSING: Vanderbilt–Nickson 9-16-0-91. Miami–Raudabaugh 19-41-3-244; Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Vanderbilt–Walker 2-53; Reinart 1-13; Barden 1-11; Jennings 1-5; Monahan 1-5; Wheeler 1-4; Hawkins 1-0; Graham 1-0. Miami–Harris 4-52; Wood 4-45; O'Connell 3-61; Robinson 2-34; Rogers 2-13; Crabtree 2-11; Givens 1-15; Bratton 1-13.

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Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. • Sept. 4, 2008 • ESPN2

SOUTH CAROLINA VANDERBILT

1 7 0

2 3 3

3 0 14

4 Final 7 17 7 24

Record 1-1, 0-1 2-0, 1-0

First Quarter: USC–McKinley from Smelley 19-yd. pass (Succop kick) 6:00. Second Quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 19-yd. field goal 4:32. USC– Succop 41-yd. field goal :00. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT– Barden from Nickson 31-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 10:14. VANDERBILT – Nickson 1-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 3:53. Fourth Quarter: Vanderbilt–Hawkins 13-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 9:28. USC–Brown from Smelley 5-yd. pass (Succop kick) 7:39.

Statistics

South Carolina Vanderbilt

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

18 29-92 233 39-23-2 68-325 0-0 2-5 4-115 0-0 4-44.8 2-1 8-51 29:58 6 of 15 1 of 1 2-2 2-10

15 41-135 90 13-8-0 54-225 0-0 2-21 2-39 2-74 6-34.7 1-1 4-35 30:02 2 of 10 0 of 0 3-3 4-23

RUSHING: USC–Davis 18-80; Rank 4-6; Smelley 6-3; DiMarco 1-3. VANDERBILT– Hawkins 17-84; Walker 1-29; Nickson 16-17; Graham 2-11; Team 1-(-1); Miller 4-(-5). PASSING: USC–Smelley 23-39-2-233. VANDERBILT–Nickson 8-13-0-90. RECEIVING: USC–Cook 8-111; LeCorn 4-40; Brown 3-27; McKinley 3-23; Brown 2-19; Davis 2-5; DiMarco 1-8. VANDERBILT–Graham 3-21; Wheeler 2-17; Barden 1-31; Monahan 1-18; Miller 1-3.

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Game Recaps Rice (21) at Vanderbilt (38)

Vanderbilt (23) at Ole Miss (17)

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS (51,281) • Sept. 20, 2008

Junior Jared Hawkins rushed for 107 yards and Vanderbilt held the high-powered Rice offense scoreless in the second half in a 38-21 victory. The Commodores snapped a 21-21 halftime tie on Jamie Graham's 27-yard touchdown run with 11:41 left in the third quarter. A third-quarter field goal and Chris Nickson's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped Vanderbilt improve to 3-0 for only the third time since 1984. D.J. Moore had 138 yards in return yardage, including a 67-yard punt return to the Game 3 Rice 1-yard line to set up the final touchdown. The teams combined for six touchdowns and 447 yards of offense in the first half. Hawkins, from a Houston suburb, established a single-game career high for rushing yards. He also gave Vanderbilt its winning margin on a seven-yard touchdown rush. The Commodores slowed Owl quarterback Chase Clement after intermission, holding Rice scoreless in the second half.

Safety Ryan Hamilton tied a school record with three interceptions, scored a touchdown on an interception return, and saved a score with a goal-line tackle to help the Commodores defeat Ole Miss 23-17 in Oxford. The Commodores intercepted four Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead's passes to put themselves in position to be ranked for the first time since 1984 by surviving an early and odd Rebels' scoring flurry. Vanderbilt moved to 4-0 for just the fourth time since World War II. But the Commodores (2-0 Southeastern Game 4 Conference) needed a pair of goal-line stands and a final interception as time expired to win. The Rebels (2-2, 0-1) appeared as if they might run away early after forcing a fumble deep in Vanderbilt territory with a 10-0 lead. But Hamilton stepped in front of Snead's pass and returned it 79 yards for a score. His second interception of Snead and 23-yard return helped set up a field goal that rallied Vanderbilt to a 17-17 halftime tie. The Commodores could only manage two more Bryant Hahnfeldt field goals in the second half, but Hamilton and the defense made it stand up.

RICE VANDERBILT

1 14 7

2 7 14

3 0 10

4 0 7

Final 21 38

Record 2-1, 2-0 3-0, 1-0

First Quarter: RICE–Dillard from Clement 26-yd. pass (Fangmeier kick) 9:47. VANDERBILT–Walker 5-yd. run 4:22. RICE–Clement 3-yd. run (Fangmeier kick). Second Quarter: VANDERBILT–Nickson 14-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 8:20; RICE–Casey 2-yd. run (Fangmeier kick) 3:19. VANDERBILT– Hawkins 7-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) :15. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT–Graham 27-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 11:41. VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 48-yd. field goal 3:43. Fourth Quarter: VANDERBILT– Nickson 1-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 10:00.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts: #-Average Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd-Down Conversions 4th-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Rice Vanderbilt 23 34-108 299 40-25-1 74-407 0-0 1-(-1) 3-56 0-0 4-39.2 1-1 3-15 29:07 7 of 14 2 of 3 0-0 1-13

22 43-273 71 16-7-0 59-344 0-0 2-84 4-87 1-31 4-38.2 0-0 3-35 23:56 5 of 10 0 of 0 0-0 3-21

RUSHING: RICE-Ugokwe 13-63; Clement 15-27; Casey 4-11; Randolph 1-8; team 1-(-1). VANDERBILT–Hawkins 20-107; Nickson 13-85; Moore 2-37; Graham 1-27; Miller 6-12; Walker 1-5. PASSING: RICE–Clement 25-39-1-299; Casey 0-1-0. VANDERBILT–Nickson 7-16-0-71. RECEIVING: RICE–Casey 12-115; Dillard 7-105; Smiter 3-40; Randolph 3-39. VANDERBILT–Walker 4-40; Barden 2-22; Hawkins 1-9.

VANDERBILT OLE MISS

1 14 17

2 3 0

3 0 0

4 6 0

Final 23 17

Record 4-0, 2-0 2-2, 0-1

First Quarter: OLE MISS–Shene 20-yd. field goal 5:10. OLE MISS–Jerry 13-yd. fumble recovery (Shene kick) 4:54. VANDERBILT–Hamilton 79-yd. interception return (Hahnfeldt kick) 4:32. OLE MISS–Wallace 98-yd. kickoff return (Shene kick) 4:17. VANDERBILT–Hawkins from Nickson 9-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 1:17. Second Quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 34-yd. field goal 1:48. Fourth Quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 31-yd. field goal 14:48. VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 40-yd. field goal :31.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt

Ole Miss

11 41-131 71 12-9-0 53-202 0-0 1-0 3-73 4-103 7-44.1 3-2 2-20 30:36 3 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 1-3

16 40-201 184 25-12-4 65-385 1-13 2-6 6-202 0-0 3-33.7 4-2 7-82 29:24 5 of 14 0 of 1 1-3 1-5

RUSHING: Vanderbilt–Hawkins 17-72; Adams 10-28; Walker 3-25; Graham 3-10; Nickson 7-2; Miller 1-(-6). Ole Miss–Eason 12-88; Bolden 8-45; McCluster 7-44; Davis 7-25; Snead 6-(-1). PASSING: Vanderbilt–Nickson 6-7-0-40; Adams 3-5-0-31. Ole Miss–Snead 12-25-4-184. RECEIVING: Vanderbilt–Walker 3-12; Monahan 2-22; Graham 2-19; Wheeler 1-9; Hawkins 1-9. Ole Miss–McCluster 7-132; Wallace 3-36; Hodge 2-16.

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Vanderbiit Stadium, Nashville (37,370) • Sept. 13, 2008


Game Recaps #13 Auburn (13) at #19 Vanderbilt (14)

2008 review

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (39,773) • Oct. 4, 2008 •ESPN

Quarterback Mackenzi Adams came off the bench and threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 19 Vanderbilt to a victory over N o. 13 Auburn 14-13 Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd and ESPN national audience. The Commodores moved to 5-0 overall for the first time since 1943. Vanderbilt also improved to 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference for only the third time ever – and the first time since 1950. The win also keeps Vanderbilt atop the SEC East while also snapping a 13-game skid to Game 5 Auburn (4-2, 2-2). It was Vandy's first win in the series since the 1955 Gator Bowl, and the fewest points Auburn has scored in this series since that bowl game. The difference in the game was Auburn kicker Wes Byrum's missed extra point in the first quarter, but Vandy outgained the Tigers on offense by a 263-208 total yardage margin. A Commodore defense that led the SEC in sacks coming in added five more, all by different players. Vanderbilt sacked the Auburn quarterback twice inside the final 4:00 to force the Tigers to punt away with 2:51 left. The game was sealed by a late interception by cornerback Myron Lewis.

AUBURN VANDERBILT

1 13 0

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 Final 0 13 0 14

Record 4-2, 2-2 5-0, 3-0

First Quarter: AUBURN–Smith from Todd 7-yd. pass (Byrum kick) 4:09. AUBURN– Fannin from Todd 28-yd. pass (Byrum kick failed) 3:09. Second Quarter: VANDERBILT–Wheeler from Adams 15-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) :39. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT–Barden from Adams 1-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 7:09.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Auburn Vanderbilt 15 44-110 98 22-10-1 66-208 0-0 2-8 3-64 1-0 9-40.6 2-0 11-81 29:57 5 of 16 1 of 2 1-2 1-10

15 32-106 157 31-16-1 63-263 0-0 4-46 3-45 1-(-5) 8-39.1 1-0 5-37 30:03 6 of 17 0 of 0 2-2 5-32

RUSHING: AUBURN–Tate 27-108; Lester 2-12; Fannin 3-8; Davis 1-0; team 1-(-1); Burns 4-(-6); Todd 6-(-11). VANDERBILT–Adams 13-54; Nickson 5-40; Hawkins 6-8; Walker 1-8; Umoh 1-3; Jennings 2-2; Graham 1-1; team 3-(-10). PASSING: AUBURN–Todd 8-16-1-70; Burns 2-6-0-28. VANDERBILT–Adams 13-23-0-153; Nickson 3-8-1-4. RECEIVING: AUBURN–Smith 4-18; Fannin 3-56; Tate 1-9; Trott 1-8; Slaughter 1-7. VANDERBILT–Wheeler 5-52; Walker 4-66; Barden 4-20; Smith 2-21; Jennings 1-(-2).

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#13 Vanderbilt (14) at Miss. State (17) Scott Field, Starkville, MS (43,619) • Oct. 11, 2008

Mississippi State handed Vanderbilt its first loss of the season, derailing the Commodores 17-14 with a pair of secondhalf interceptions and a smothering defense. Vanderbilt, the fourth ranked team to fall to the Bulldogs under Head Coach Sylvester Croom, was looking to go 6-0. Before the game, the 'Dores led the nation in turnover margin, were second in interceptions and had outscored opponents 58-10 in the second half. This time, though, it was the Bulldogs Game 6 who held all the key advantages. They rallied from a 7-3 halftime deficit. They held the Commodores to 107 yards of total offense. The Commodore offense directed by Chris Nickson struggled for virtually the entire game. Held to less than 50 total yards through three quarters, Vanderbilt produced its only scoring drive of length early in the fourth quarter after Mackenzi Adams relieved Nickson. The game was sealed by a late MSU interception.

Vanderbilt Miss. State

1 0 3

2 7 0

3 0 7

4 Final 7 14 7 17

Record 5-1, 3-1 2-4, 1-2

First Quarter: MSU–Carlson 33-yd. field goal 9:16. Second Quarter: VANDERBILT–Nickson 1-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) :19. Third Quarter: MSU–Henderson 4-yd. pass from Lee (Carlson kick) 8:09. Fourth Quarter: MSU–Ducre 3-yd. run (Carlson kick) 13:27. VANDERBILT–Jennings 2-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick) 8:45.

Statistics

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt

Miss. State

7 26-45 62 20-8-2 46-107 0-0 3-20 4-84 0-0 8-42.1 0-0 10-65 23:48 1 of 10 0 of 0 2-2 3-17

16 50-166 81 22-12-0 72-247 0-0 2-23 2-22 2-27 8-29.2 2-0 7-45 36:12 9 of 18 0 of 0 3-4 3-25

RUSHING: Vanderbilt–Walker 2-15; Jennings 4-15; Hawkins 6-11; Nickson 12-7; Adams 2-(-3). MSU– Dixon 27-107; Ducre 8-40; Lee 9-29; Hart 1-4; Hoskins 1-3; team 4-(-17). PASSING: Vanderbilt–Nickson 3-10-1-15; Adams 5-9-1-47; Graham 0-1-0-0. MSU–Lee 12-22-0-81. RECEIVING: VanderbilT–Walker,Sean 2-27; Wheeler 2-23; Barden 2-9; Hawkins 1-4; Jennings 1(-1). MSU–McRae 5-39; Henderson 2-11; Stallworth 2-11; Smith 1-11; Hoskins 1-7; Riley 1-2.

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Game Recaps #22 Vanderbilt (14) at #10 Georgia (24) Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA (92,746) • Oct. 18, 2008 •LP TV

Vanderbilt Georgia

1 0 7

2 7 7

3 7 7

4 Final 0 14 3 24

Record 5-2, 3-2 6-1, 3-1

First Quarter: GEORGIA–Green from Stafford 17-yd. pass (Walsh kick) 1:04. Second Quarter: GEORGIA–Massaquoi from Stafford 9-yd. pass (Walsh kick) 2:45. VANDERBILT–Graham from Adams 18-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) :22. Third Quarter: GEORGIA–Moreno 11-yd. run (Walsh kick) 12:12. VANDERBILT–Graham from Adams 8-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 6:20. Fourth Quarter: GEORGIA–Walsh 39 yd field goal, :17.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt

Georgia

14 26-114 131 32-16-2 58-245 0-0 4-12 5-87 2-1 7-44.6 2-0 3-31 27:34 5 of 14 0 of 1 2-2 0-0

25 40-231 194 23-13-2 63-425 0-0 0-0 3-59 2-0 4-44.0 1-0 5-47 32:26 1 of 8 0 of 0 3-4 0-0

RUSHING: Vanderbilt–Hawkins 13-63; Adams 4-26; Moore 2-14; Graham 1-8; Walker 1-5; Jennings 4-3; Nickson 1-(-5). Georgia–Moreno 23-172; King 11-40; Chapas 2-14; Stafford 2-6; Southerland 1-0; team 1-(-1). PASSING: Vanderbilt–Adams 16-32-2-131. Georgia–Stafford 13-23-2-194. RECEIVING: Vanderbilt–Graham, 4-36; Hawkins 3-23; Barden 3-16; Smith 2-27; Walker 2-18; Wheeler 1-8; Jennings 1-3. Georgia–Green 7-132; Massaquoi 2-19; Chapas 1-13; Harris 1-12; Moreno 1-10; Moore 1-8.

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (38,270) • Oct. 25, 2008 Nick Maggio kicked a 42-yard field goal in the third quarter after missing his first two attempts, and Duke made that stand in beating Vanderbilt 10-7 on Saturday. Duke (4-3) snapped a six-game skid in this series, while the Commodores (5-3) lost their third straight game trying to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1982 after opening the season with five straight wins. Vanderbilt found little offense for much of the game, falling behind 10-0 at halftime only to manage a fourth quarter rally that fell just short. Game 8 Commodore quarterback Mackenzi Adams hooked up with senior receiver Sean Walker for a 79-yard touchdown strike – the longest career effort for both players – to narrow the Blue Devil margin to 10-7 early in the fourth quarter. Duke sealed the victory with 38 seconds left as the Dores had one last try, but defensive back Chris Rwabukamba picked off a Commodore pass attempt at the Vanderbilt 1-yard line. Vanderbilt also struggled with turnovers and special teams after entering the game among the nation's best in both categories. The Commodores also committed three costly turnovers.

DUKE VANDERBILT

1 0 0

2 7 0

3 3 0

4 Final 0 10 7 7

Record 4-3, 1-2 5-3, 3-2

Second Quarter: DUKE–Jackson 22-yd. pass from Lewis (Maggio kick) :54. Third Quarter: DUKE–Maggio 42-yd. field goal, 5:13. Fourth Quarter: VANDERBILT–Walker from Adams 79-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 13:20.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Duke

Vanderbilt

15 36-28 222 36-21-0 72-250 0-0 3-17 1-20 2-(-1) 7-38.7 5-1 7-68 31:40 6 of 18 0 of 1 1-4 4-19

15 32-81 210 31-14-2 63-291 0-0 3-(-1) 2-32 0-0 6-29.7 2-1 3-33 28:20 7 of 17 0 of 1 0-1 5-37

RUSHING: Duke–Hollingsworth 10-39; Jackson 10-29; Asack 3-6; Harris 3-1; team-(-4); Lewis, 9-(-43). Vanderbilt–Hawkins 11-45; Adams 14-29; Graham 2-5; Moore 1-2; Jennings 1-2; Walker 2-(-1); team 1-(-1). PASSING: Duke–Lewis 21-36-0-222. Vanderbilt–Adams 14-31-2-210. RECEIVING: Duke–Riley 9-83; Williams 4-39; Jackson 3-74; Varner 2-12; Robinson 1-6; Bell 1-5; Hollingsworth 1-0. Vanderbilt–Walker 6-138; Barden 5-53; Hawkins 2-11; Jennings 1-8.

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Bulldog All-America tailback Knowshon Moreno rushed for a season-high 172 yards and Georgia freshman receiver A.J. Green had 132 yards receiving, but 10th-ranked Georgia struggled for a 24-14 home victory over No. 22 Vanderbilt. Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes for the Bulldogs, who twice built a pair of 14-point leads and held a commanding 425-245 lead in total yards. Vanderbilt was trying to earn its second consecutive victory at Sanford Stadium. Game 7 The Commodores still had a chance, though, late in the fourth quarter until Bulldog kicker Blair Walsh sealed the victory with 39-yard field goal with 17 seconds left. Quarterback Mackenzi Adams, who replaced Chris Nickson as Vanderbilt's starting quarterback this week, threw a pair of touchdown passes to redshirt freshman receiver Jamie Graham The Commodores (5-2, 3-2) lost their second in a row. Vanderbilt forced a pair of interceptions by Stafford, but also allowed a pair of interceptions that stopped potential scoring drives.

Duke (10) at Vanderbilt (7)


Game Recaps 2008 review

#5 Florida (42) at Vanderbilt (14)

Vanderbilt (31) at Kentucky (24)

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (39,773) • Nov. 8, 2008 •ESPN2

Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY (65,595) • Nov. 15, 2008 • ESPN2

Tim Tebow threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, and the No. 5 Gators defeated Vanderbilt 42-14 in clinching the SEC Eastern Division title for the second time in three years. The Gators (8-1, 6-1) answered the question of whether they would have a letdown coming off their emotional 49-10 win over Georgia by scoring on each of their first four possessions, Ahmad Black intercepted a pass and defensive end Carlos Dunlap got his hand on two punts in building a 35-0 margin at intermission. Game 9 Tebow was splendid in limited duty, leading touchdown scoring drives on all six possessions he directed in the game played before a national TV audience. These teams played at night for the first time since 1982 largely because Vanderbilt had a chance to force a tie atop the SEC East by beating the Gators. Chris Nickson directed a pair of Commodore scoring drives in the second half in relief of junior Mackenzi Adams.

D.J. Moore scored touchdowns on his first two career receptions and added two critical interceptions, and Vanderbilt beat Kentucky 31-24 to gain bowl eligibility for the first time in 26 years. Twice in the last three seasons, the Commodores (6-4, 4-3) could have ended their postseason drought by beating a Kentucky team that had long joined them at the bottom of the SEC standings. The Wildcats (6-5, 2-5) therefore were perhaps an appropriate victim for the Commodores' fourth SEC win – a total they Game 10 last reached in their Hall of Fame Bowl season of 1982, their previous postseason appearance. Another victory against in-state rival Tennessee on Saturday would match Vanderbilt's record for SEC wins, set in 1935 when the conference was in its infancy. While Kentucky and Vanderbilt have achieved limited success in recent years, never have they appeared in the same postseason. Chris Nickson, starting in place of Mackenzi Adams, completed 15 of 27 passes for a season-high 155 yards and three touchdowns.

Florida Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Kentucky

1 21 0

2 14 0

3 7 7

4 Final 0 42 7 14

Record 8-1, 6-1 5-4, 3-3

First Quarter: Florida– Murphy from Tebow 12-yd. pass (Phillips kick) 8:49. Florida– Tebow 26-yd. run (Phillips kick) 4:50. Florida– Tebow 8-yd. run (Phillips kick) 1:46. Second Quarter: Florida– Cooper from Tebow 11-yd. pass (Phillips kick) 12:01. Florida– Nelson from Tebow 41-yd. pass (Phillips kick) :08. Third Quarter: Florida– Harvin 1-yd run. (Phillips kick) 9:39. Vanderbilt– Graham from Nickson 2-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 1:04. Fourth Quarter: Vanderbilt– Walker from Nickson 14-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 5:07.

Statistics

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Florida Vanderbilt 24 38-231 191 21-15-1 59-422 3-26 3-67 1-0 2-39.5 2-1 7-70 27:19 5 of 8 0 of 0 4-5 1-10

15 39-150 114 22-12-1 61-264 1--3 7-131 1-24 5-30.0 2-0 9-80 32:41 5 of 14 1 of 2 2-3 1-12

RUSHING: Florida–Tebow 11-88; Harvin 9-60; Moody 7-48; Rainey 5-27; Demps, J. 4-19; Brantley 2-(-11). Vanderbilt–Hawkins 11-46; Nickson 10-39; Jennings 5-37; Graham 2-18; Miller 3-10; Adams 7-7; Walker 1-(-7). PASSING: Florida–Tebow 12-17-0-171; Brantley 3-4-1-20. Vanderbilt–Nickson 7-14-0-67; Adams 5-8-1-47. RECEIVING: Florida–Moore 4-31; Murphy 3-39; Harvin 3-32; Hernandez 2-23; Nelson 1-41; Thompson 1-14; Cooper, R. 1-11. Vanderbilt–Walker 3-32; Graham 3-22; Hawkins 3-16; Smith 1-17; Reeves 1-15; Miller 1-12.

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1 14 0

2 10 7

3 0 10

4 Final 7 31 7 24

Record 6-4, 4-3 6-5, 2-5

First Quarter: Vanderbilt–Moore from Nickson 25-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 9:31. Vanderbilt– Moore from Nickson 18-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 2:00. Second Quarter: Kentucky– Jones 57-yd. blocked FG return (Seiber kick) 8:45. Vanderbilt– Barden from Nickson 1-yd. pass (Hahnfeldt kick) 2:49. Vanderbilt– Hahnfeldt 39-yd. field goal :02. Third Quarter: Kentucky– Dixon 3-yd. run (Seiber kick) 10:00. KENTUCKY– 25-yd. field goal, Seiber 2:37. Fourth Quarter: Vanderbilt– Hawkins 4-yd. run (Hahnfeldt kick); Kentucky– Cobb 10-yd. run (Seiber) 8:22.

Statistics

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt

Kentucky

21 43-213 155 27-15-0 70-368 0-0 2--1 5-95 2-0 4-42.0 5-1 4-41 39:18 7 of 15 1 of 1 3-3 0-0

12 24-97 144 26-11-2 50-241 0-0 2-19 5-101 0-0 4-41.8 1-0 5-57 20:42 1 of 10 2 of 4 3-3 1-12

RUSHING: Vanderbilt–Nickson 20-118; Hawkins 15-84; Jennings 6-15; team 2-(-4). Kentucky–Cobb 15-72; Masthay 1-17; Dixon 6-6; Adeyemi 1-5; Smith 1-(-3). PASSING: Vanderbilt–Nickson 15-27-0-155. Kentucky–Cobb 11-26-2-144. RECEIVING: Vanderbilt–Hawkins 4-49; Barden 4-20; Moore 3-51; Jennings 2-21; Smith 1-12; Walker 1-2. Kentucky–Adams 4-61; McCaskill 2-20; Smith 2-17; Lanxter 2-12; Grinter 1-34.

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Game Recaps Tennessee (20) at Vanderbilt (10)

Vanderbilt (10) at Wake Forest (23)

BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC (25,902) • Nov. 29, 2008 • ESPNU

Vol safety Eric Berry returned his seventh interception of the season for a touchdown to help Tennessee beat the Commodores 20-10 in the Vanderbilt home finale. The win helped Tennessee (4-7, 2-5) avoid a school-worst eight losses for at least one week. Vanderbilt (6-5, 4-4) missed a chance to achieve seven wins in a season for the first time since 1982. By halftime, Tennessee had 122 yards of offense compared to Vanderbilt's 25 and overall, all but 21 of Tennessee's 243 total yards on offense were on the ground. Game 11 When a 31-yard field goal by Bryant Hahnfeldt and a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by Reshard Langford cut Tennessee's lead to 20-10 in the third quarter, the Commodores appeared poised for yet another comeback push. While the Commodore offense struggled, the defense played well for much of the game. Besides Langford's interception, safety Ryan Hamilton posted a career-high 16 tackles while linebacker Chris Marve added eight tackles including two for loss.

Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith's record-tying 20th career interception set up Rich Belton's game-clinching touchdown run, and the Deacs beat Vanderbilt 23-10. Brandon Pendergrass and Kevin Harris also had touchdowns for the Demon Deacons (7-5). Redshirt freshman Larry Smith made his college debut in the second half for Vanderbilt (6-6), throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Barden on fourth down on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut Wake's lead to 17-10. But Smith, throwing from his own end zone, Game 12 was intercepted by Alphonso Smith with 4:14 left. Playing in his final home game, Smith tied former North Carolina cornerback Dre' Bly's Atlantic Coast Conference career interception record. Belton's 4-yard run two plays later sealed the Deacon win. A persistent rain, wind and a temperature dipping into the upper 30s led to a half-filled stadium and plenty of sloppiness in a game involving two teams that came in mired in late-season slumps.

Tennesseee Vanderbilt

1 0 0

2 20 0

3 0 10

4 Final Record 0 20 4-7, 3-4 0 10 6-5, 4-4

Second Quarter: TENNESSEE–Hardesty 8-yd. run (Lincoln kick), 11:25; TENNESSEE– Lincoln 25-yd. field goal, 7:35; TENNESSEE–Berry 45-yd. interception return (Lincoln kick) 5:56; TENNESSEE–Lincoln 24-yd. field goal, :04. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 31-yd. field goal 11:07; VANDERBILT–Langford 42-yd. interception return (Hahnfeldt kick) 4:20.

Statistics

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Tennessee Vanderbilt 15 51-222 21 9-4-2 60-243 0-0 2-2 3-79 2-114 6-37.5 1-1 6-29 35:14 4 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 6-40

16 28-25 188 44-19-2 72-213 0-0 1-6 4-92 2-43 7-37.6 2-1 5-42 24:46 4 of 17 2 of 3 1-2 2-7

RUSHING: Tennessee–Creer 13-80; Foster 11-53; Hardesty 7-41;Coleman 7-17; Jones 6-11; Berry 4-11; Cooper 2-6; Crompton 1-3. Vanderbilt–Jennings 7-19; Hawkins 2-9;Adams 9-4; Moore 1-0; Nickson 9-(-7). PASSING: Tennessee–Coleman 4-8-1-21; Crompton 0-1-1-0. Vanderbilt–Adams 18-38-1-192; Nickson 1-5-1-(-4); team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Tennessee–Rogers 1-7; Jones 1-7; Cooper 1-5; Moore 1-2. Vanderbilt–Smith 5-46; Walker 3-30; Jennings 3-23; Barden 3-16; Moore 2-32; Wheeler 2-25; Miller 1-16.

Vanderbilt Wake forest

1 3 3

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 Final 7 10 6 23

Record 6-6, 4-4 7-5, 4-4

First Quarter: VANDERBILT– Hahnfeldt 33-yd FG, 7:40; WAKE FOREST– Swank 42-yd FG, 1:52. Second Quarter: WAKE FOREST– Pendergrass 6-yd run (Swank PAT), 10:39. Third Quarter: WAKE FOREST– Harris 8-yd run (Swank PAT), 7:02. Fourth Quarter: VANDERBILT– Barden 5-yd pass from Smith (Hahnfeldt PAT), 14:55; WAKE FOREST– Belton-4 yd run (Swank PAT failed), 3:12.

Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

Vanderbilt Wake Forest 16 34-116 133 35-14-2 69-249 0-0 1-2 4-77 0-0 7-34.6 2-1 6-29 28:17 4 of 17 2 of 3 2-2 1-8

16 42-158 173 21-13-0 63-331 0-0 4-25 3-30 2-6 5-43.4 3-2 3-45 31:43 6 of 14 0 of 0 4-4 3-20

RUSHING: Vanderbilt – Jamie Graham 7-33; Kennard Reeves 6-33; Chris Nickson 7-23; DJ Moore 2-20; Larry Smith 7-15; Sean Walker 1-2; Jeff Jennings 3-2; Mackenzi Adams 1-(-12). Wake Forest – Pendergrass 10-45; Harris 7-36; Belton 5-28; Boldin 4-23; Adams 9-21; Skinner 4-9; Team 3-(-4). PASSING: Vanderbilt – Larry Smith 9-17-1-46; Mackenzi Adams 3-10-1-71; Chris Nickson 2-8-0-16. Wake Forest – Skinner 13-20-0-173; Pendergrass 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Vanderbilt – Sean Walker 4-34; DJ Moore 2-60; Jamie Graham 2-20; Justin Wheeler 2-7; Brandon Barden 2-7; George Smith 1-4; Kennard Reeves 1-1. Wake Forest – Boldin 8-73; Adams 2-34; Williams 1-27; Pendergrass 1-22; Harris 1-17.

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Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (38,725) • Nov. 22, 2008 •LP TV


Music City Bowl Recap #24 Boston College (14) at Vanderbilt (16)

2008 review

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, LP Field, Nashville (54,250) • Dec. 31, 2008 • ESPN Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years, with Bryant Hahnfeldt kicking a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 left Wednesday for a 16-14 win over #24 Boston College in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl held on New Year's Eve in Nashville's LP Field. The Commodores hadn't played in a bowl since 1982 – the SEC's longest drought. The victory gave Vanderbilt (7-6) its first winning season since that season. This is just the fourth time in the past 50 years that Vanderbilt has won seven games in a season. It was the second bowl victory by the Game 13 Commodores in team history: the first coming 1955 Gator Bowl. Gaylord Hotels in the Boston College (9-5) entered the game Music City Bowl having captured eight straight bowl games, the nation's longest active streak. The Eagles got the ball twice after Hahnfeldt's third field goal. They had to punt the first time, then cornerback Myron Lewis picked off Dominique Davis with 1:36 left. Vanderbilt scored its lone touchdown when freshman safety Sean Richardson fell on a Commodore punt that bounced off the knee of BC's Paul Anderson with 10:35 left in the third quarter. The Commodores played musical chairs at quarterback, giving redshirt freshman Larry Smith his first career start. Hahnfeldt, a Nashville product playing his final game as a Commodore, matched a single-game career high with the three field goals. The Commodores also forced two interceptions while allowing none.

boston college Vanderbilt

1 0 6

2 7 0

3 0 7

4 Final 7 14 3 16

Record 9-5, 5-3 7-6, 4-4

First quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 42-yd FG, 11:02; VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 26-yd FG, 6:31. Second Quarter: BOSTON COLLEGE–Harris 4-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT), 1:27. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT–Richardson 0-yd fumble recovery (Hahnfeldt PAT), 10:35. FOURTH Quarter: BOSTON COLLEGE–Larmond 55-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT), 6:38; VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 45-yd FG, 3:26.

Statistics

Boston College Vanderbilt

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE: #-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (#-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: #-Yards

17 38-141 190 36-15-2 74-331 0-0 5--14 4-76 0-0 8-39.8 3-1 3-34 31:08 7 of 17 1 of 2 1-1 1-3

8 36-79 121 20-10-0 56-200 0-0 3-14 2-35 2-0 9-42.6 1-0 0-0 28:52 1 of 15 0 of 0 1-1 0-0

RUSHING: Boston College–Harris 15-68; Haden 17-40; Davis 6-33. Vanderbilt– Chris Nickson 8-57; Larry Smith 10-25; Jared Hawkins 8-13; DJ Moore 1-3; Kennard Reeves 2-2; Jamie Graham 2-minus 6; TEAM 4-(-7); Sean Walker 1-(-8). PASSING: Boston College–Davis 15-36-2-190. Vanderbilt–Larry Smith 10-17-0-121; Chris Nickson 0-3-0-0. RECEIVING: Boston College–Harris 5-25; Purvis 4-29; Robinson 3-40; Larmond 1-55; Jarvis 1-30; Momah 1-11. Vanderbilt–Udom Umoh 3-29; Sean Walker 2-68; Jamie Graham 2-7; George Smith 1-15; Brandon Barden 1-4; Alex Washington 1-(-2).

2008 Vanderbilt Scoring Drives Opponent Plays Yards Time Culminating Play Miami 8 71 3:02 Walker 4-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Miami 4 -5 1:28 Hahnfeldt 42-yd FG Miami 3 1 1:14 Nickson 1-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Miami 3 66 1:20 Nickson 14-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Miami 7 50 1:55 Hahnfeldt 32-yd FG Miami 11 71 5:56 Hawkins 3-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) USC 9 28 4:50 Hahnfeldt 19-yd FG USC 1 31 :07 Barden 31-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) USC 5 58 1:40 Nickson 1-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) USC 8 68 4:12 Hawkins 13-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Rice 4 35 2:02 Walker 5-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Rice 7 68 3:42 Nickson 14-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Rice 7 60 3:04 Hawkins 7-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Rice 3 42 :54 Graham 27-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Rice 13 61 5:24 Hahnfeldt 48-yd FG Rice 1 1 :02 Nickson 1-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Ole Miss -- -- -- Hamilton 79-yd INT return (Hahnfeldt PAT) Ole Miss 6 43 2:50 Hawkins 9-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Ole Miss 5 20 2:50 Hahnfeldt 34-yd FG Ole Miss 9 37 3:41 Hahnfeldt 31-yd FG Ole Miss 6 57 2:09 Hahnfeldt 40-yd FG Auburn 6 30 3:02 Wheeler 15yd pass from Adams (Hahnfeldt PAT)

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Opponent Plays Yards Time Auburn 8 68 2:52 Miss. State 7 17 3:21 Miss. State 10 57 5:04 Georgia 8 75 2:18 Georgia 4 26 1:28 Duke 4 91 1:41 Florida 15 81 8:35 Florida 14 87 7:28 Kentucky 10 84 5:29 Kentucky 10 80 5:41 Kentucky 3 21 1:30 Kentucky 6 34 0:56 Kentucky 6 68 3:15 Tennessee 14 53 3:53 Tennessee -- -- -- Wake Forest 4 4 1:00 Wake Forest 14 69 6:59 Boston Coll. 7 34 3:05 Boston Coll. 5 57 2:46 Boston Coll. -- -- -- Boston Coll. 7 48 3:12

Culminating Play Barden 1-yd pass from Adams (Hahnfeldt PAT) Nickson 1-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Jennings 2-yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Graham 18-yd pass from Adams (Hahnfeldt PAT) Graham 8-yd pass from Adams (Hahnfeldt PAT) Walker 79-yd pass from Adams (Hahnfeldt PAT) Graham 2-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Walker 14-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Moore 25-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Moore 18-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Barden 1-yd pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt PAT) Hahnfeldt 39-yd FG Hawkins 4 yd run (Hahnfeldt PAT) Hahnfeldt 31 yd field goal Langford 42-yd INT return (Hahnfeldt PAT) Hahnfeldt 33-yd FG Barden 5-yd pass from Smith (Hahnfeldt PAT) Hahnfeldt 42-yd FG Hahnfeldt 26-yd FG Richardson 0-yd fumble recovery (Hahnfeldt PAT) Hahnfeldt 45-yd FG

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All-TimeCommodoreRecords

Individual Leader Records Earl 126-140 SEC Receptions Bennett

Commodore Records Jay Cutler 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year

Total Offense 126 Scoring 127 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS. . ......138-152 Rushing 128-129 Total Offense, scoring. ... 138 Passing 130-131 Scoring............................... 139 Receiving 132-133 Rushing........................ 140-141 Passing........................ Punt/Kickoff Returns 135 142-143 Receiving. Placekicking 136 ..................... 144-145 146-147 Returns....................... Punting 137 punts/kicking............. 148-149 Defense 138-140 Defensive records ... 150-153 Defensive Game, Season Highs YEARLY TEAM STATS................ 154 141


Total Offense Team Records

Individual Career Total Offense Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name Jay Cutler Greg Zolman Whit Taylor Eric Jones Kurt Page Chris Nickson Damian Allen Marcus Wilson Bill Wade John Gromos

Years Rushes 2002-05 453 1998-2001 228 1979-82 331 1986-88 389 1981-84 116 2005-08 348 1994-97 241 1989-92 444 1949-51 121 1985, 87-89 71

Yards Passes 1,256 1,242 -274 1,156 420 1,016 1,211 661 -225 936 1,463 541 29 699 1,468 320 -9 437 -285 580

Yards 8,697 7,981 6,307 5,029 6,233 3,406 3,704 2,036 3,397 3,514

Plays Total Yards 1,695 9,953 1,384 7,607 1,347 6,727 1,050 6,240 1,052 6,008 889 4,869 940 3,888 764 3,504 558 3,388 651 3,229

Single-Season Total Offense Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Name Jay Cutler Kurt Page Eric Jones Chris Nickson Whit Taylor Jay Cutler Eric Jones Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Kurt Page Whit Taylor Jay Cutler Greg Zolman Jay Cutler Fred Fisher Damian Allen Bill Wade Bill Wade John Gromos Mike Wright

Year 2005 1983 1988 2006 1982 2003 1987 2001 2000 1984 1981 2004 1999 2002 1973 1997 1951 1950 1989 1977

Rushes 106 60 144 146 153 115 179 69 46 41 64 109 79 123 130 104 59 47 43 159

Yards Passes 215 462 -144 493 305 360 694 292 198 406 299 327 665 229 -8 357 -62 354 -64 350 -65 357 349 241 -90 300 393 212 373 234 184 283 37 223 -1 177 -165 320 188 211

Yards 3,073 3,178 2,548 2,085 2,481 2,347 1,954 2,512 2,441 2,405 2,318 1,844 2,059 1,433 1,450 1,544 1,609 1,596 1,744 1,383

Plays Total Yards 568 3,288 553 3,034 504 2,853 438 2,779 559 2,679 442 2,646 408 2,619 426 2,504 400 2,379 391 2,341 421 2,253 350 2,193 379 1,969 335 1,826 364 1,823 387 1,728 282 1,646 224 1,595 363 1,579 370 1,571

Jay Cutler virtually rewrote the Commodore passing records during his 2002-05 varsity career.

Miscellaneous total offense records Individual Single-Game (Rushing & Passing) Most Plays Most Yards Highest Avg.

(79) Jay Cutler vs. Kentucky, 2005 (521) Whit Taylor vs. Tennessee, 1981 (14.8) Bill Wade vs. MTSU, 1950

Individual Single-Season (Rushing & Passing) Most Plays Highest Avg. (min. 95 plays)

Individual Career (Rushing & Passing) Most Plays Highest Avg. (min. 250 plays)

Team Single-Game (Rushing & Passing) Most Plays Most Yards Highest Avg.

Team Single-Season (Rushing & Passing) Most Plays Most Yards Highest Avg. Per Play Highest Avg. Per Game

138

(568) Jay Cutler, 2005 (7.1) Bill Wade, 1950

(1,695) Jay Cutler, 2002-2005 (6.1) Bill Wade, 1949-51 (94) vs. Kentucky, 2005 (798) vs. Northwestern, 1952 (8.7) vs. Miami, Fla., 1948 (838) 1983 (4,570) 1974 (5.5) 1974 (415.5) 1974

Whit Taylor ranks among the leaders in numerous Vanderbilt offensive categories, including career total offense and passing yards.

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Scoring Single-Season Scoring Name Jack Jenkins Allama Matthews Ronnie Gordon Jamie O’Rourke Charley Horton Ricky Anderson Carl Parker Ricky Anderson Johnny Clark Bryant Hahnfeldt

Year 1941 1982 1994 1974 1955 1982 1987 1984 1987 2008

TDs 2-pt. Conv 12 0 14 0 13 0 13 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PATs 15-? 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 31-31 0-0 22-24 28-30 30-30

FGs 1-? 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-22 0-0 16-19 14-20 13-18

Points 90 84 78 78 73 73 72 70 70 69

TDs 2-Pt. Conv PATs 0 0 117-121 0 0 68-77 0 0 72-75 0 0 57-62 26 0 0-0 0 0 80-83 19 0 30-? 24 1 0-0 22 0 1-3

FGs 46-72 47-68 40-75 36-52 0-0 24-39 1-? 0-0 0-0

Points 255 209 192 165 156 152 147 146 133

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1. 2. T-3. T-3. T-5. T-5. 7. T-8. T-8. 10.

Career Scoring 1. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Name Bryant Hahnfeldt John Markham Ricky Anderson Johnny Clark Dean Davidson Mike Woodard Jack Jenkins Marcus Wilson Charley Horton

10.

Chuck Scott

Years 2005-08 1997-2000 1981-84 1986-89 1947-50 1978-81 1940-42 1989-92 1952-55 1981-84

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Allama Matthews caught a team-record 14 touchdown passes for the Commodores during the 1982 season.

Miscellaneous scoring records Individual Single-Game

Most Touchdowns Scored

Most Extra Point Attempts Most Extra Points Made Most Points Scored Most Field Goals Made Most Field Goal Attempts

Individual Single-Season Most Touchdowns Scored Most Extra Points Made Most Extra Point Attempts Most Field Goals Made Most Field Goal Attempts Highest Field Goal Pct.

Individual Career

Frank Mordica shares the team record for touchdowns in a single game with former receiver Earl Bennett. Both scored five touchdowns in single games.

Most Touchdowns Scored Most PAT Made Most PAT Attempts Most Field Goals Made Most Field Goal Attempted Highest Field Goal Pct Most Points Scored

Team Single-Season Most Total Points Scored

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(5) Earl Bennett, vs. Kentucky, 2005; Frank Mordica, vs. Air Force, 1978 (9) Zack Clinard, vs. Tennessee Tech, 1947 (8) Zack Clinard, vs. Marshall, 1948; vs. Tennessee Tech, 1947 (30) Earl Bennett, vs. Kentucky, 2005; Frank Mordica, vs. Air Force, 1978 (4) John Markham, vs. Duke, 2000; Hawkins Golden, vs. Georgia, 1973 (5) John Markham, at TCU, 2000; Rob Chura, at Kentucky, 1992; Ricky Anderson, at Kentucky, 1982; Greg Martin, vs. Oklahoma, 1977 (14) Allama Matthews, 1982 (40) Zack Clinard, 1948 (48) Zack Clinard, 1948 (16) Ricky Anderson, 1984 (22) Ricky Anderson, 1982 (12 of 14, 85.7%) Hawkins Golden, 1973 (26) Dean Davidson, 1947-50 (117) Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005-08 (121) Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005-08 (47) John Markham, 1997-2000 (72) Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005-08 (72%) Jeff Owen, 1988-92 (255) Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005-08

(514 in 10 games) 1915

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Rushing Longest Rushing Plays

Team Records

Yearly Rushing Leaders

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

Name Jared Hawkins C. Jackson-Garrison Chris Nickson C. Jackson-Garrison Norval McKenzie Norval McKenzie Kwane Doster Lew Thomas Jared McGrath Rodney Williams Rodney Williams Jimmy Williams Jason Dunnavant Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Tony Jackson Tony Jackson Corey Harris Carlos Thomas Carlos Thomas Eric Jones Eric Jones Carl Woods Carl Woods Carl Woods Carl Woods Keith Edwards Van Heflin Terry Potter Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Adolph Groves Lonnie Sadler Jamie O’Rourke Jamie O’Rourke Lonnie Sadler Jamie O’Rourke Steve Burger Doug Mathews Allan Spear Jim Whiteside Jim Whiteside Jim Whiteside Bob Sullins Bill Waldrup Hank Lesesne Hank Lesesne Jim Johnson Tom Moore Tom Moore Phil King Phil King Phil King Don Hunt Charley Horton R.C. Allen R.C. Allen Jim Tabor Herb Rich Herb Rich Dean Davidson J. P. Moore

Att. 139 148 146 97 102 162 160 105 133 148 126 98 131 267 167 120 114 229 113 61 144 179 107 160 192 160 88 105 149 162 173 133 96 175 201 132 122 165 162 167 142 105 94 103 133 67 105 112 77 125 145 115 129 98 95 75 106 74 111 177 95 90 73

Yards Avg. TD 593 4.3 4 594 4.0 5 694 4.8 9 539 5.6 8 446 4.4 1 639 3.9 5 798 5.0 3 675 6.4 5 527 4.0 5 644 4.4 8 608 4.8 3 527 5.4 2 374 2.9 3 1072 4.0 4 877 5.3 7 607 5.1 3 652 5.7 3 1103 4.8 4 680 6.0 6 254 4.2 2 305 2.1 5 665 3.7 6 552 5.1 2 615 3.8 5 688 3.6 4 644 4.0 4 340 3.9 3 374 3.6 3 579 3.9 7 830 5.1 6 1065 6.2 8 449 3.4 3 347 3.6 2 536 3.1 4 933 4.6 12 592 4.2 4 423 3.5 1 677 4.1 4 552 3.4 10 849 5.1 2 438 3.1 4 255 2.3 4 267 3.1 2 297 2.8 2 512 3.8 3 244 3.7 3 214 2.0 1 325 2.9 1 312 4.1 3 676 5.4 8 584 4.0 4 438 3.8 1 651 5.0 7 628 6.4 5 474 5.0 4 461 6.1 1 397 3.7 2 321 4.5 2 654 5.9 6 668 3.8 5 514 5.4 4 461 5.1 6 263 3.6 3

Yards 81 80 80 80 79 78 77 77 75 74

Player Bill Marinangel Rand Dixon Zealand Thigpen Van Heflin Frank Mordica Jermaine Johnson Phil King Frank Mordica Jermaine Johnson Charley Horton

Opponent vs. Alabama at Cincinnati vs. LSU at Air Force vs. Alabama vs. So. Carolina vs. MTSU vs. Air Force vs. Alabama vs. Virginia

Date 9/14/1996 10/13/1934 11/6//1948 11/17/1979 9/30/1978 10/22/1994 10/22/1955 11/18/1978 9/10/1995 10/29/1955

Single-Game Rushing Yards

Corey Harris holds the team single-season rushing record with 1,103 yards in 1991.

Yards 321 214 187 187 180 177 173 173 171 169

Player Frank Mordica Doug Mathews Frank Mordica Jamie O’Rourke Corey Harris Jermaine Johnson Lew Thomas Jamie O’Rourke Carlos Thomas Corey Harris

Opponent vs. Air Force at Tulane vs. Citadel at Tulane at Army at Georgia vs. Auburn at Virginia at Kentucky vs. Georgia

Date 11/18/1978 11/1/1969 9/22/1979 10/30/1971 11/2/1991 10/15/1994 9/29/2001 10/6/1973 11/10/1990 10/19/1991

Single-Season Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name Corey Harris, 1991 Jermaine Johnson, 1995 Frank Mordica, 1978 Jamie O’Rourke, 1974 Jermaine Johnson, 1994 Doug Mathews, 1969 Frank Mordica, 1979 Kwane Doster, 2002 Chris Nickson, 2006 Carl Woods, 1984

Att. 229 267 173 201 167 167 162 160 146 192

Yards 1,103 1,072 1,065 933 877 849 830 798 694 688

Avg. TDs 4.8 4 4.0 4 6.2 8 4.6 12 5.3 7 5.1 4 5.1 6 5.0 3 4.8 9 3.6 4

Career Rushing Yards

Jermaine Johnson is among the team leaders in single-season and career rushing yards.

Name Att. 1. Frank Mordica, 1976-79 546 2. Carl Woods, 1983-86 619 3. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971, 73-74 498 4. Jermaine Johnson, 1993-95 486 5. Jared McGrath, 1997-2000 492 6. Lonnie Sadler, 1972-75 569 7. Rodney Williams, 1998-2001 452 8. Everett Crawford, 1984-87 395 9. Dean Davidson, 1947-50 337 10. Phil King, 1955-57 342

Yards 2,632 2,490 2,202 2,152 2,151 2,096 2,021 1,814 1,731 1,717

Avg. TD 4.8 18 4.0 15 4.4 20 4.4 13 4.4 9 3.7 8 4.5 16 4.6 12 5.1 25 5.0 12

Single-Season Rushing Leaders by Class 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Seniors Yards Corey Harris, 1991 1,103 Jamie O’Rourke, 1974 933 Doug Matthews, 1969 849 Frank Mordica, 1979 830 Tom Moore, 1959 676 Lew Thomas, 2001 675 Herb Rich, 1949 668 Everett Crawford, 1987 621 Tony Jackson, 1993 607 Rodney Williams, 2001 590

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Juniors Yards Jermaine Johnson,1995 1,072 Frank Mordica, 1978 1,065 Eric Jones, 1987 665 James Tabor, 1950 654 Tony Jackson, 1992 652 Phil King, 1956 651 Norval McKenzie, 2003 639 Carl Woods, 1985 615 C. Jackson-Garrison, 2006 614 Lonnie Sadler, 1974 610

Sophomores Yards 1. Jermaine Johnson,1994 877 2. Chris Nickson, 2006 694 3. Carl Woods, 1984 688 4. Carlos Thomas, 1990 680 5. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971 677 6. Rodney Williams, 1999 644 7. Phil King, 1955 628 7. Ronnie Gordon, 1994 577 T-9. Steve Burger, 1970 552 T-9. Andy McCarroll, 1987 552

1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Freshmen Yards Kwane Doster, 2002 798 Carl Woods, 1983 644 Rodney Williams, 1998 608 Cliff Deese, 1992 538 Jimmy Williams, 1997 527 Jared McGrath, 1997 491 Dean Davidson, 1947 461 Everett Crawford, 1984 434 Ray Perkins, 2000 425 Lonnie Sadler, 1972 423

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Rushing Chronological List of Individual 100-Yard Rushing Games Date

Player

Chris Nickson Jared Hawkins Chris Nickson Cassen Jackson-Garrison Chris Nickson Cassen Jackson-Garrison Cassen Jackson-Garrison Jeff Jennings Kwane Doster Jay Cutler Norval McKenzie Kwane Doster Kwane Doster Kwane Doster Kwane Doster Norval McKenzie Jay Cutler Rodney Williams Lew Thomas Lew Thomas Jared McGrath Rodney Williams Jared McGrath Jared McGrath Rodney Williams Rodney Williams Rodney Williams Rodney Williams Marcus A. Williams Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Ronnie Gordon Eric Lewis Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson Ronnie Gordon Jermaine Johnson Cliff Deese Tony Jackson Cliff Deese Tony Jackson Tony Jackson Tony Jackson Marcus Wilson Corey Harris Corey Harris Sam Chalmers Corey Harris Corey Harris Carlos Thomas Carlos Thomas Marcus Wilson Everett Crawford

Opponent

Yards

Kentucky 118 Rice 107 Miami (Ohio) 166 Ole Miss 119 Duke 150 Temple 142 Richmond 119 Ole Miss 103 Eastern Kentucky 117 Kentucky 129 Chattanooga 102 Kentucky 111 Connecticut 109 Georgia 118 Ole Miss 101 Ole Miss 101 Furman 107 Duke 155 Duke 123 Auburn 173 Florida   125 The Citadel 127 Duke 111 Florida 101 Duke 106 Western Michigan 156 Texas Christian 115 Ole Miss 112 UAB 111 Tennessee 110 Kentucky 137 Ole Miss 133 Texas Christian 117 Alabama 114 Kentucky 109 South Carolina 121 Georgia 177 Georgia 126 Cincinnati 134 Cincinnati 104 Ole Miss 104 Wake Forest 114 Wake Forest 100 Wake Forest 113 Navy 120 Wake Forest 118 Wake Forest 110 Navy 128 Duke 125 Kentucky 107 Kentucky 157 Army 180 Georgia 111 Georgia 169 LSU 113 Kentucky 171 Georgia 112 LSU 136 Maryland 125

Date

11/7/1987 10/31/1987 10/17/1987 9/12/1987 10/4/1986 11/30/1985 11/9/1985 10/24/1984 9/29/1984 9/8/1984 11/5/1983 10/1/1983 9/11/1982 12/1/1979 11/17/1979 10/27/1979 10/13/1979 9/22/1979 12/2/1978 11/18/1978 10/14/1978 9/30/1978 11/13/1976 9/18/1976 11/1/1975 11/30/1974 11/30/1974 11/16/1974 10/20/1973 10/6/1973 9/9/1972 9/9/1972 11/20/1971 11/6/1971 9/30/1971 11/21/1970 11/22/1969 11/22/1969 11/1/1969 11/17/1962 11/28/1959 11/7/1959 10/24/1959 9/21/1957 9/21/1957 9/29/1956 10/29/1955 10/22/1955 10/6/1951 9/29/1951 9/30/1950 9/24/1949 11/19/1949 11/13/1948 10/23/1948 10/9/1948 11/29/1947 11/8/1947 10/12/1946

Player

Eric Jones Eric Jones Eric Jones Everett Crawford Carl Woods Carl Woods Everett Crawford Everett Crawford Carl Woods Carl Woods Carl Woods Carl Woods Ernie Goolsby Terry Potter Van Heflin Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Frank Mordica Adolph Groves Lonnie Sadler Lonnie Sadler Jamie O’Rourke Jamie O’Rourke Lonnie Sadler Jamie O’Rourke Walter Overton Paul Brogdon Jamie O’Rourke Jamie O’Rourke Jamie O’Rourke Mack Brown Doug Mathews Watson Brown Doug Mathews Henry Lesesne Tom Moore Tom Moore Tom Moore Phil King Jim Butler Phil King Charley Horton Phil King Richard Foster Rives Allen Jim Tabor Herb Rich Dean Davidson Dean Davidson Herb Rich Herb Rich Robert Berry Dean Davidson J.P. Moore

Opponent

Kentucky Rutgers Georgia Memphis Duke Tennessee Kentucky Ole Miss Alabama Kansas State Kentucky Tulane Memphis Tennessee Air Force Ole Miss Auburn Citadel Tennessee Air Force Auburn Alabama Air Force Wake Forest Virginia Tennessee Tennessee Tulane Georgia Virginia Chattanooga Chattanooga Tampa Kentucky Tulane Tampa Davidson Davidson Tulane Tulane Tennessee Kentucky Virginia Missouri Missouri Chattanooga Virginia MTSU Alabama Auburn Auburn Georgia Tech Marshall Marshall Yale Ole Miss Tennessee Tennessee Tech Florida

Yards 101 101 100 113 112 127 113 121 115 116 119 128 134 127 167 115 103 187 114 321 148 106 148 139 147 100 152 133 109 173 101 107 120 101 187 156 138 118 214 109 107 117 119 103 105 116 106 138 104 122 111 102 125 132 131 101 105 125 107

Miscellaneous rushing records Individual Single-Game Most Rushes Avg. Per Rush Most TDs Scored

(35) Jermaine Johnson vs. Kentucky, 1995 Jermaine Johnson vs. Florida, 1995 Jamie O’Rourke vs. Tulane, 1971 (15.4) Lew Thomas at Duke, 2001 (5) Frank Mordica vs. Air Force, 1978

Most Rushes Average Per Rush Most TDs Scored

(267) Jermaine Johnson, 1995 (6.4) Phil King, 1955; Lew Thomas, 200 (13) Ronnie Gordon, 1994

Most Rushes Avg. Per Rush Most TDs Scored

(619) Carl Woods, 1983-86 (5.7) Charley Horton, 1952-55 (25) Dean Davidson 1947-50

Individual Single-Season Individual Career

Team Single-Game Most Rushes Most First Downs Rushing Most Net Yards Gained Average Per Rush

(78) vs. Tulane, 1971 (27) vs. Davidson, 1969 (606) vs. Tennessee Tech, 1942 (9.1) vs. Air Force, 1978

Most Attempts Most First Downs Rushing Most Net Yards Gained Average Per Rush Average Per Game Most TDs Scored

(613) 1974 (149) 1974 (2,894) 1974 (4.7) 1974 (263.1) 1974 (35) 1948

Team Single-Season

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11/15/2008 9/13/2008 8/28/2008 9/15/2007 10/28/2006 9/20/2006 9/24/2005 9/17/2005 10/23/2004 11/15/2003 9/6/2003 11/16/2002 10/26/2002 10/19/2002 9/21/2002 9/21/2002 9/7/2002 10/27/2001 10/27/2001 9/29/2001 11/6/1999 10/9/1999 9/25/1999 11/7/1998 10/31/1998 10/10/1998 10/3/1998 9/19/1998 11/2/1996 11/25/1995 11/4/1995 10/28/1995 9/23/1995 9/2/1995 11/5/1994 10/22/1994 10/15/1994 10/15/1994 10/8/1994 10/8/1994 9/17/1994 9/3/1994 9/3/1994 9/3/1994 11/13/1993 9/4/1993 9/4/1993 11/14/1992 9/12/1992 11/9/1991 11/9/1991 11/2/1991 10/19/1991 10/19/1991 9/21/1991 11/10/1990 10/20/1990 9/22/1990 11/21/1987


Team Records

Passing Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

Yearly Passing Leaders

Name Mackenzi Adams Mackenzi Adams Chris Nickson Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Damian Allen Damian Allen Damian Allen Ronnie Gordon Ronnie Gordon Marcus Wilson Marcus Wilson Mike Healy John Gromos Eric Jones Eric Jones Mark Wracher John Gromos Kurt Page Kurt Page Whit Taylor Whit Taylor Whit Taylor Van Heflin Van Heflin Mike Wright Randy Hampton Fred Fisher David Lee Fred Fisher Steve Lainhart Steve Burger Denny Painter Watson Brown John Miller Roger May Gary Davis Bob Kerr David Waller Jon Cleveland Hank Lesesne Hank Lesesne Hank Lesesne Russ Morris Boyce Smith Boyce Smith Boyce Smith Don Orr Jim Looney Jim Looney Bill Krietemeyer Bill Wade Bill Wade Jamie Wade Bob Berry Jamie Wade Jamie Wade

Att. Comp. 156 77 182 101 292 160 462 273 241 147 327 187 212 103 357 186 354 187 300 154 145 69 283 128 279 118 136 62 203 86 98 40 164 75 63 32 130 75 320 154 360 196 229 139 134 75 224 124 350 203 493 286 406 228 357 209 173 72 124 64 155 76 211 106 107 53 106 51 159 85 234 128 89 34 134 57 106 43 111 69 201 99 149 82 153 62 82 33 141 61 94 39 157 65 126 50 130 54 92 44 105 49 98 49 57 27 80 30 132 54 82 61 153 69 223 110 177 76 143 62 27 15 70 27 44 12

Pct. 49.4 55.5 54.8 59.1 61.0 57.2 48.6 52.1 52.8 51.3 47.6 45.2 42.2 45.6 42.4 40.8 45.7 50.8 57.7 48.1 54.4 60.7 56.0 55.4 58.0 58.0 56.2 58.5 41.6 51.6 49.0 50.2 49.5 48.1 53.5 48.1 38.2 42.5 40.6 62.2 49.3 55.0 40.5 40.2 43.3 41.5 41.4 39.7 41.5 47.8 46.7 50.0 47.4 37.5 40.9 74.4 45.1 49.3 42.9 43.4 55.6 38.6 27.3

Yards 882 1,043 2,085 3,073 1,844 2,347 1,433 2,512 2,441 2,059 969 1,544 1,472 728 991 400 1,030 491 1,041 1,744 2,548 1,954 827 1,483 2,405 3,178 2,481 2,318 899 748 984 1,383 805 552 1,173 1,450 524 671 563 696 1,164 929 777 346 646 512 741 607 620 579 638 664 361 486 813 362 999 1,609 1,596 1,021 360 506 222

TDs INTs 5 8 9 6 15 13 21 9 10 5 18 13 10 9 14 9 13 14 10 16 4 7 8 10 5 11 4 7 2 9 0 4 5 9 3 6 10 1 9 12 11 14 16 11 2 10 6 10 16 9 14 29 22 12 15 10 1 13 4 10 3 11 5 7 3 5 1 11 7 8 11 5 3 9 1 9 1 5 6 8 5 18 9 15 0 13 2 8 1 11 2 13 3 9 7 19 4 8 1 4 6 5 8 10 1 6 2 10 4 7 1 9 4 12 13 10 16 19 8 12 3 1 3 5 1 3

Many of the Vanderbilt single-season passing records broken by Jay Cutler were previously held by Kurt Page, shown above.

Longest Pass Plays Yards 88 87 86 85 84 82 82 80 79 79 79

Quarterback-Receiver Marcus Wilson-Clarence Sevillian Tom Gray-Bill Fuqua Mike Healey-Clarence Sevillian Bill Wade-Bucky Curtis Greg Zolman-Tavarus Hogans John Gromos-Carl Parker Damian Allen-Todd Yoder Jay Cutler-Brandon Smith Mackenzi Adams-Sean Walker Denny Painter-Dave Strong Eric Jones-Rodney Barrett

Opponent vs. Tennessee vs. LSU vs. Duke vs. Alabama vs. Ole Miss vs. Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee vs. Tennessee vs. Duke vs. Tulane vs. Alabama

Year 1992 1945 1991 1950 1999 1985 1996 2004 2008 1969 1988

Single-Game Passing Yards Yards 464 452 446 441 395 391 361 358 353 347 347

Quarterback Whit Taylor Whit Taylor Chris Nickson Greg Zolman Jay Cutler Whit Taylor Jay Cutler Kurt Page Kurt Page Kurt Page Kurt Page

Opponent at Tennessee vs. Air Force (Hall of Fame Bowl) at Kentucky vs. Kentucky vs. Kentucky vs. Tennessee at Florida vs. Memphis vs. Iowa State vs. Alabama at Kentucky

Date 11/28/1981 12/31/1982 11/11/2006 11/10/2001 11/12/2005 11/27/1982 11/5/2005 10/29/1983 9/17/1983 9/24/1983 11/10/1984

Single-Season Passing Leaders by Class 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Seniors Jay Cutler, 2005 Eric Jones, 1988 Greg Zolman, 2001 Whit Taylor, 1982 Kurt Page, 1984 John Gromos, 1989 Damian Allen, 1997 David Lee, 1974 Marcus Wilson, 1992 Jamie Wade, 1949

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Yards 3,073 2,548 2,512 2,481 2,405 1,744 1,544 1,173 1,030 1,021

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Juniors Yards Kurt Page, 1983 3,178 Greg Zolman, 2000 2,441 Whit Taylor, 1981 2,318 Eric Jones, 1987 1,954 Jay Cutler, 2004 1,844 Bill Wade, 1950 1,596 Damian Allen, 1996 1,472 Mike Wright, 1977 1,383 Mackenzi Adams, 2008 882 Gary Davis, 1966 777

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.. 8. 9. 10.

Sophomores Yards Jay Cutler, 2003 2,347 Chris Nickson, 2006 2,085 Greg Zolman, 1999 2,059 Fred Fisher, 1973 1,450 John Miller, 1968 1,164 Mackenzi Adams, 2007 1,043 Mike Healey, 1990 1,041 Ronnie Gordon, 1994 991 Van Heflin, 1978 984 Whit Taylor, 1980 899

1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Freshmen John Gromos, 1985 Jay Cutler, 2002 Greg Zolman, 1998 Watson Brown, 1969 Tim Richardson, 1985 David Wallace, 1998 Whit Taylor, 1979 Mike Healey, 1989 Ardell Fuller, 1981 Ronnie Gordon, 1993

Yards 1,483 1,433 969 696 684 678 609 574 407 400

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Passing Single-Season Passing Yards Quarterback Kurt Page, 1983 Jay Cutler, 2005 Eric Jones, 1988 Greg Zolman, 2001 Whit Taylor, 1982 Greg Zolman, 2000 Kurt Page, 1984 Jay Cutler, 2003 Whit Taylor, 1981 Chris Nickson, 2006

Att. 493 462 360 357 406 354 350 327 357 292

Comp. 286 273 195 186 228 187 203 187 209 160

Pct. 58.0 59.1 54.4 52.1 56.2 52.8 58.0 57.2 58.5 54.8

Yards 3,178 3,073 2,548 2,512 2,481 2,441 2,405 2,347 2,318 2,085

Career Passing Yards TDs 14 21 11 14 22 13 16 18 13 15

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Quarterback Att. Jay Cutler, 2002-05 1,242 Greg Zolman, 1998-2001 1,156 Whit Taylor, 1979-82 1,016 Kurt Page, 1981-84 936 Eric Jones, 1986-88 661 Damian Allen, 1994-97 699 John Gromos, 1985, 87-89 580 Chris Nickson, 2005-08 541 Bill Wade, 1949-51 437 Fred Fisher, 1972-75 425

Comp. 710 596 555 531 365 307 297 284 201 220

Pct. 57.2 51.6 54.6 56.7 55.2 43.9 51.2 52.8 46.0 51.8

Yards 8,697 7,981 6,307 6,233 5,029 3,704 3,514 3,406 3,397 2,601

TDs 59 41 41 35 32 17 17 29 31 14

Chronological list of 250-yard Passing Games Date 9/1/2007 11/11/2006 11/4/2006 10/28/2006 11/19/2005 11/12/2005 11/5/2005 10/22/2005 9/24/2005 9/17/2005 9/10/2005 9/1/2005 11/20/2004 10/9/2004 9/4/2004 10/25/2003 10/4/2003 9/20/2003 12/1/2001 11/10/2001 10/13/2001 9/8/2001 8/30/2001 11/25/2000 11/11/2000 10/14/2000 9/23/2000 9/16/2000 9/2/2000 11/13/1999 9/18/1999 10/24/1998 10/12/1996 10/21/1989 9/30/1989 11/26/1988 11/12/1988

Quarterback Chris Nickson Chris Nickson Chris Nickson Chris Nickson Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Greg Zolman Damian Allen John Gromos John Gromos Eric Jones Eric Jones

Opponent Richmond Kentucky Florida Duke Tennessee Kentucky Florida South Carolina Richmond Ole Miss Arkansas Wake Forest Tennessee Rutgers South Carolina South Carolina Mississippi State TCU Ole Miss Kentucky Georgia Alabama Middle Tennessee Tennessee Kentucky Georgia Duke Ole Miss Miami (Ohio) Kentucky Ole Miss South Carolina North Texas Georgia Alabama Tennessee Army

Yards 284 446 298 250 315 395 361 339 263 314 278 276 314 260 270 319 295 250 286 441 316 253 300 258 263 334 266 278 307 270 344 279 251 299 324 272 287

Date 11/5/1988 11/5/1988 10/22/1988 10/1/1988 9/24/1988 10/31/1987 9/19/1987 11/16/1985 10/26/1985 9/6/1985 11/10/1984 9/22/1984 9/15/1984 11/26/1983 11/12/1983 11/5/1983 10/29/1983 10/15/1983 10/8/1983 10/1/1983 9/24/1983 9/17/1983 12/31/1982 11/27/1982 11/13/1982 10/16/1982 10/9/1982 11/28/1981 10/31/1981 9/19/1981 9/12/1981 10/19/1974 11/2/1962 12/1/1951 10/7/1950 9/30/1950

Quarterback Opponent Eric Jones Kentucky Eric Jones Kentucky Eric Jones Ole Miss Eric Jones Duke Eric Jones Alabama Eric Jones Rutgers Eric Jones Duke John Gromos Virginia Tech Tim Richardson Ole Miss Mark Wracher Alabama Kurt Page Kentucky Kurt Page Kansas Kurt Page Maryland Kurt Page Tennessee Kurt Page Virginia Tech Kurt Page Kentucky Kurt Page Memphis Kurt Page Georgia Kurt Page Florida Kurt Page Tulane Kurt Page Alabama Kurt Page Iowa State Whit Taylor Air Force (Hall of Fame Bowl) Whit Taylor Tennessee Whit Taylor Virginia Tech Whit Taylor Georgia Whit Taylor Florida Whit Taylor Tennessee Whit Taylor Memphis Whit Taylor Mississippi State Whit Taylor Maryland Bill Lee Georgia Henry Lesesne Boston College Bill Wade Tennessee Bill Wade Alabama Bill Wade Auburn

Yards 251 251 255 257 327 267 342 316 304 290 347 270 316 329 256 345 358 303 261 282 347 353 452 391 252 257 287 464 268 288 259 271 254 251 297 275

Miscellaneous Passing records Individual Single-Game Most Attempt Most Completions Most TD Passes Most Passes had Intercepted Highest Completion Pct.

(66) Jay Cutler vs. Kentucky, 2005 (39) Jay Cutler vs. Kentucky, 2005 (5) Jay Cutler vs. Kentucky, 2005; Bill Wade vs. Auburn, 1950 (5) Hank Lesesne vs. Alabama, 1961 (81.8%) Hank Lesesne vs. Georgia, 1961

Individual Single-Season

Most Attempts (493) Kurt Page, 1983 Most Completions (286) Kurt Page, 1983 Most TD Passes (22) Whit Taylor, 1982 Most Passes had Intercepted (29) Kurt Page, 1983 Highest Completion Pct. (62.2%) Watson Brown, 1969 Fewest INTs (1 interception in 130 attempts) Mike Healey, 1990

Individual Career Most Attempts Most Completions

(1,242) Jay Cutler, 2002-2005 (710) Jay Cutler, 2002-2005

Most TD Passes Most Passes had Intercepted Highest Completion Pct. Lowest Pct. of INTs

Team Single-Game

Most Attempts Most Completions Most TDs By Passing Most First Downs Passing Most Passes had Intercepted Highest Completion Pct. Most Yards Gained

Team Single-Season

(59) Jay Cutler, 2002-2005 (44) Kurt Page, 1981-84 (57.2%) Jay Cutler, 2002-2005 (3.01) Mike Healey, 1989-91 (66) vs. Kentucky, 2005 (39) vs. Kentucky, 2005 (6) vs. Virginia Tech, 1982 (20) vs. Tennessee, 1981 (5) vs. Alabama, 1981; vs. Kentucky, 1983 (87.5%) vs. Northwestern, 1952 (464) vs. Tennessee, 1981

Most Attempts (519) 1983 Most Completions (296) 1983 Highest Completion Pct. (59.8) 1987 Most TDs By Passing (26) 1982

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Most First Downs Most Pass INTs Most Yards Gained Highest Avg.-Game

(149) 2005 (31) 1983 (3,299) 1983 (299.9) 1983

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Team Records

Receiving Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

Yearly Receiving Leaders Receiver Sean Walker Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Brandon Smith Erik Davis Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Tavarus Hogans Tavarus Hogans Jimmy Williams Todd Yoder Sanford Ware Kenny Simon Kenny Simon Clarence Sevillian Corey Harris Clarence Sevillian Brad Gaines Boo Mitchell Carl Parker Everett Crawford Everett Crawford Keith Edwards Keith Edwards Allama Matthews Wamon Buggs Wamon Buggs Preston Brown Martin Cox Martin Cox Martin Cox Barry Burton Jesse Mathers Jesse Mathers Walter Overton Gary Chesley Curt Chesley Curt Chesley Curt Chesley Bob Goodridge Rusty Cantwell Toby Wilt Bennett Baldwin Bennett Baldwin Jeff Starling Jeff Starling Jeff Starling Tom Moore Tom Moore Phil King Bob Taylor Joe Stephenson Joe Stephenson Charles Hawkins Ben Roderick Ben Roderick Bucky Curtis Bucky Curtis Bucky Curtis John North John North

Catches 36 75 82 79 41 41 44 65 61 53 28 24 21 34 20 15 33 23 29 67 78 42 40 50 60 97 61 54 37 52 40 48 38 31 23 34 20 19 33 44 48 79 17 13 20 15 34 25 14 14 12 14 12 11 16 19 29 40 27 22 12 11 11

Yards 520 830 1,146 876 553 638 620 1,079 994 837 366 183 471 402 271 166 701 283 536 634 1213 806 517 533 576 909 797 778 448 786 674 783 738 306 369 423 317 253 393 516 543 1114 157 171 261 176 494 273 127 170 135 172 187 204 352 269 384 627 791 446 259 197 100

Individual Single-Season Receptions TDs 3 5 6 9 3 8 6 8 5 1 3 2 3 1 1 0 5 0 4 2 5 12 2 2 2 0 14 4 0 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 9 5 3 1 0

1. 2. T-3. T-3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. T-10. T-10.

Receiver Keith Edwards Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Bob Goodridge Boo Mitchell Earl Bennett Chuck Scott Brad Gaines Dan Stricker Allama Matthews Dan Stricker

Year 1983 2006 2005 1967 1988 2007 1983 1989 2001 1982 2000

Catches 97 82 79 79 78 75 70 67 65 61 61

Yards 909 1,146 876 1,114 1,213 830 971 634 1,079 797 994

Avg. 9.4 14.0 11.1 14.1 15.6 11.1 13.9 9.5 16.6 13.1 16.3

TDs 0 6 9 6 5 5 9 2 8 14 5

Individual Single-Season Receiving Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Receiver Boo Mitchell Earl Bennett Bob Goodridge Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Chuck Scott Chuck Scott Keith Edwards Earl Bennett Tavarus Hogans

Year 1988 2006 1967 2001 2000 1984 1983 1983 2005 1999

Catches 78 82 79 65 61 54 70 97 79 53

Yards 1,213 1,146 1,114 1,079 994 975 971 909 876 837

Avg. 15.6 14.0 14.1 16.6 16.3 18.1 13.9 9.4 11.1 15.8

TDs 5 6 6 8 5 8 9 0 9 1

Avg. 12.1 8.8 15.8 15.8 15.3 10.5 17.2 11.6 14.3 14.6

TDs 20 3 9 21 20 4 9 5 14 16

Avg. 15.8 15.8 12.1 17.2 15.3 20.0 14.3 8.8 14.6 14.9

TDs 9 21 20 9 20 12 14 3 16 7

Career Receptions Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Receiver Earl Bennett Keith Edwards Boo Mitchell Dan Stricker Chuck Scott Everett Crawford Martin Cox Curt Chesley Erik Davis Carl Parker

Years 2005-2007 1980, 82-83 1985-88 1999-2002 1981-84 1984-87 1975-78 1968-70 2002-2005 1983, 85-87

Catches 236 200 188 182 145 143 132 125 124 118

Yards 2,852 1,757 2,964 2,880 2,219 1,503 2,275 1,452 1,767 1,721

Career Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Receiver Boo Mitchell Dan Stricker Earl Bennett Martin Cox Chuck Scott Clarence Sevillian Erik Davis Keith Edwards Carl Parker Tavarus Hogans

Years 1985-88 1999-2002 2005-07 1975-78 1981-84 1989-92 2002-2005 1980, 82-83 1983, 85-87 1996-99

Catches 188 182 236 132 145 99 124 200 118 110

Yards 2,964 2,880 2,852 2,275 2,219 1,978 1,767 1,757 1,721 1,645

Single-Season Receiving Leaders by Class Seniors Receptions 1. Bob Goodridge, 1967 79 2. Boo Mitchell, 1988 78 3. Allama Matthews, 1982 61 4. Keith Edwards, 1984 60 5. Norman Jordan, 1982 56 T-6. Wamon Buggs, 1981 54 T-6. Chuck Scott, 1984 54 8. Tavarus Hogans, 1999 53 9. Preston Brown, 1979 52 10. Erik Davis, 2005 46

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Juniors Receptions 1. Keith Edwards, 1983 97 2. Earl Bennett, 2007 75 3. Chuck Scott, 1983 70 4. Brad Gaines, 1988 67 5. Dan Stricker, 2001 65 6. Allama Matthews, 1981 50 7. Norman Jordan, 1981 49 8. Curt Chesley, 1969 44 9. Ernie Goolsby, 1981 42 10. Brandon Smith, 2003 39

Sophomores Receptions 1. Earl Bennett, 2006 82 2. Dan Stricker, 2000 61 3. Everett Crawford, 1985 50 4. Martin Cox, 1977 48 T-5. Carl Parker, 1985 45 T-5. Corey Harris, 1989 45 7. Keith Edwards, 1982 43 8. Erik Davis, 2003 41 9. Boo Mitchell, 1986 31 10. Marlon White, 2004 29

Freshmen Receptions 1. Earl Bennett, 2005 79 2. Gerald Mitchell, 1985 45 3. Jesse Mathers, 1973 34 4. Brandon Barden, 2008 28 5. Jimmy Williams, 1997 23 6. Jason Mathenia, 2001 22 T-7. Marlon White, 2003 21 T-7. Carl Woods, 1983 21 T-7. Clarence Sevillian, 1989 21 T-7. Todd Yoder, 1996 21

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Receiving Chronological list of 100-yard Receiving Games Player Sean Walker Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Marlon White Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Earl Bennett George Smith Erik Davis Earl Bennett Earl Bennett Erik Davis Erik Davis Brandon Smith Marlon White Brandon Smith Erik Davis Brandon Smith Erik Davis Dan Stricker M.J. Garrett Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Rodney Williams Dan Stricker Dan Stricker M.J. Garrett Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Dan Stricker Tavarus Hogans Tavarus Hogans Tavarus Hogans Tavarus Hogans Anthony Jones Todd Yoder Todd Yoder Sanford Ware Clarence Sevillian Clarence Sevillian Corey Harris Mark Johnson Clarence Sevillian Corey Harris Brad Gaines Corey Harris Corey Harris Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Carl Parker

Opponent Duke Ole Miss Richmond Kentucky Florida Florida Duke Ole Miss Tennessee Kentucky Florida South Carolina Richmond Ole Miss Arkansas Tennessee Tennessee Rutgers South Carolina Mississippi State Ole Miss Georgia Ole Miss Furman Ole Miss Kentucky Kentucky Duke Georgia MTSU Tennessee South Carolina Duke Ole Miss Alabama Kentucky Florida Duke Ole Miss Duke North Texas Ole Miss Louisiana Tech Tennessee Duke Auburn Army Alabama Kentucky Georgia Alabama Ohio Tennessee Georgia Duke Alabama Rutgers Mississippi State Maryland

Yards 138 100 223 220 121 157 184 179 167 110 127 204 124 107 110 160 118 150 103 124 138 109 128 132 169 204 102 101 137 219 114 117 147 144 121 144 153 113 178 108 106 122 101 222 104 107 100 131 110 168 147 105 140 129 138 159 104 144 115

Single-Game Receiving Yards Yards 223 222 220 219 204 204 201 196 184 184 179 178 177 177 177 175

Receiver Earl Bennett Clarence Sevillian Earl Bennett M.J. Garrett Earl Bennett Dan Stricker Bob Goodridge Bucky Curtis Earl Bennett Boo Mitchell Earl Bennett Tavarus Hogans Bob Goodridge Allama Matthews Carl Parker Preston Brown

Opponent Richmond vs. Tennessee at Kentucky vs. MTSU at So. Carolina at Duke at Navy at Alabama at Duke at Kansas at Ole Miss vs. Ole Miss vs. William & Mary at Tennessee at Duke at Ole Miss

Date 9/1/2007 11/28/1992 11/11/2006 8/30/2001 10/22/2005 10/27/2001 11/18/1967 10/7/1950 10/28/2006 9/14/1985 10/7/2006 10/2/1999 9/30/1967 11/28/1981 9/19/1987 10/27/1979

Date Player 11/7/1987 Carl Parker 9/26/1987 Boo Mitchell 9/19/1987 Carl Parker 11/16/1985 Carl Parker 11/9/1985 Everett Crawford 10/26/1985 Tony Pearcey 10/5/1985 Boo Mitchell 9/14/1985 Boo Mitchell 12/1/1984 Chuck Scott 11/10/1984 Keith Edwards 1/10/1984 Chuck Scott 10/6/1984 Chuck Scott 9/15/1984 Chuck Scott 11/12/1983 Chuck Scott 11/5/1983 Chuck Scott 10/29/1983 Keith Edwards 10/15/1983 Keith Edwards 10/8/1983 Keith Edwards 9/24/1983 Chuck Scott 12/31/1982 Norman Jordan 11/27/1982 Phil Roach 11/27/1982 Chuck Scott 10/9/1982 Allama Matthews 9/25/1982 Allama Matthews 11/28/1981 Norman Jordan 11/28/1981 Allama Matthews 10/7/1981 Wamon Buggs 9/19/1981 Wamon Buggs 9/19/1981 Allama Matthews 10/27/1979 Preston Brown 10/20/1979 Preston Brown 10/6/1979 Preston Brown 11/4/1978 Martin Cox 9/30/1978 Martin Cox 11/12/1977 Martin Cox 11/27/1976 Martin Cox 11/13/1976 Martin Cox 11/6/1976 Martin Cox 10/2/1976 Bill Kemp 12/1/1973 Barry Burton 9/22/1973 Doug Martin 10/24/1970 Karl Weiss 10/19/1968 Curtis Chesley 9/28/1968 Curtis Chesley 9/21/1968 Curtis Chesley 12/2/1967 Bob Goodridge 11/18/1967 Bob Goodridge 10/28/1967 Bob Goodridge 10/14/1967 Bob Goodridge 9/30/1967 Bob Goodridge 11/17/1962 Marion Starling 11/1/1952 Malcolm Cook 10/18/1952 Malcolm Cook 11/3/1951 Ben Roderick 11/3/1950 Bucky Curtis 10/21/1950 Bucky Curtis 10/7/1950 Bucky Curtis 9/23/1950 Bucky Curtis

Opponent Yards Kentucky 169 Alabama 143 Duke 177 Virginia Tech 133 Kentucky 119 Ole Miss 116 Tulane 100 Kansas 184 Tennessee 121 Kentucky 147 Kentucky 113 Tulane 145 Maryland 162 Virginia Tech 151 Kentucky 146 Memphis 130 Georgia 141 Florida 124 Alabama 159 Air Force 173 Tennessee 144 Tennessee 118 Florida 102 Alabama 152 Tennessee 101 Tennessee 177 Georgia 139 Mississippi State 102 Mississippi State 118 Ole Miss 175 Georgia 125 Tulane 108 Memphis 116 Alabama 133 Air Force 105 Tennessee 105 Air Force 104 Kentucky 105 Tulane 105 Tennessee 105 Mississippi State 114 Ole Miss 107 Georgia 109 Army 128 VMI 123 Tennessee 105 Navy 201 Florida 106 Alabama 130 William & Mary 177 Tulane 106 Washington & Lee 125 Florida 109 Chattanooga 111 Arkansas 163 Florida 120 Alabama 196 MTSU 120

Touchdown Receptions Career Dan Stricker, 1909-2002 Earl Bennett, 2005-07 Chuck Scott, 1981-84 Allama Matthews, 81-82 Bucky Curtis, 1947-50 Single Season Allama Matthews, 1982 Carl Parker,1987 Earl Bennett, 2005 Bucky Curtis, 1950 Chuck Scott, 1983 Erik Davis, 2003 Dan Stricker, 2001 Chuck Scott, 1984

21 20 20 18 17 14 12 9 9 9 8 8 8

Earl Bennett has team and SEC career marks with 236 receptions.

Keith Edwards caught a team-record 97 passes in 1983.

Misc. receiving records Individual Single Game Most Receptions (20) Norman Jordan, vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl, 1982 Most Receiving Yards (223) Earl Bennett,vs. Richmond, 2007 Most TD Receptions (5) Earl Bennett, vs. Kentucky, 2005* Highest Avg. Per Rec. (min. 5) (37.0 yds) Clarence Sevillian, vs. Tennessee, 1992 (6 for 222 yds) Individual Single-Season Most Receptions 97, Keith Edwards, 1983 Most Reception Yards 1213, Boo Mitchell, 1988 Most TD Receptions (14) Allama Matthews, 1982 Individual Career Most Receptions 236, Earl Bennett, 2005-07* Most Reception Yards 2,964, Boo Mitchell, 1985-88 Most TD Receptions 21, Dan Stricker, 1999-2002 *Equals or Sets SEC record

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Date 10/18/2008 9/15/2007 9/1/2007 11/11/2006 11/4/2006 11/4/2006 10/28/2006 10/7/2006 11/19/2005 11/12/2005 11/5/2005 10/22/2005 9/24/2005 9/17/2005 9/10/2005 11/20/2004 11/20/2004 10/9/2004 10/25/2003 10/4/2003 8/30/2003 10/19/2002 9/21/2002 9/7/2002 12/1/2001 10/10/2001 10/10/2001 10/27/2001 10/13/2001 8/30/2001 11/25/2000 10/21/2000 9/23/2000 9/16/2000 9/9/2000 11/13/1999 11/6/1999 9/25/1999 9/18/1999 10/31/1998 10/12/1996 9/21/1996 11/11/1995 11/28/1992 9/12/1992 10/12/1991 11/17/1990 9/29/1990 11/11/1989 10/21/1989 9/30/1989 9/23/1989 11/26/1988 10/8/1988 10/1/1988 9/24/1988 9/17/1988 9/10/1988 11/21/1987


Team Records

Punt Returns Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

Punt Return Leaders Returner D.J. Moore Alex Washington Alex Washington Earl Bennett Dominique Morris Ronald Hatcher Grant Brigham Ronald Hatcher Ronald Hatcher Jimmy Williams Alvin Duke Alvin Duke Alvin Duke Sanford Ware Sanford Ware Jeff Brothers Jeff Brothers Robert Davis Corey Harris Corey Harris Derrick Payne Carl Parker Thanh Anderson Mike MacIntyre Manuel Young Rick Risser Manuel Young Manuel Young Manuel Young Mark Brown Preston Brown Preston Brown Preston Brown Jay Chesley Jay Chesley Phil Atter Walter Overton Walter Overton Curt Chesley Watson Brown Doug Mathews Bob Goodridge Bernie Kemple Chuck Boyd Steve Bevil Toby Wilt Terrell Dye Thom Garden Ed Creagh Dillon Johnston David Ray Phil King Phil King Charley Horton Charley Horton Charley Horton Charley Horton Richard Foster Richard Foster Lee Nalley Lee Nalley Lee Nalley J.P. Moore

No. 17 25 10 12 11 36 11 15 23 38 14 32 33 25 21 13 20 18 9 23 15 10 23 18 19 8 24 27 6 16 6 21 16 25 12 11 24 21 12 5 30 13 4 8 7 11 9 9 18 10 10 8 20 21 13 5 8 14 7 35 43 34 32

Yards 244 165 56 76 82 298 47 107 216 285 144 277 305 197 81 68 246 113 27 209 61 49 107 39 93 68 163 163 38 46 101 137 213 178 123 91 200 202 76 79 354 82 23 113 90 94 70 71 106 100 299 99 247 220 172 116 169 123 89 498 791 419 643

Single-Season Punt Return Avg. Avg. 14.4 6.6 5.6 6.3 7.5 8.3 4.3 7.1 9.4 7.5 10.3 8.7 9.2 7.8 3.9 5.2 12.3 6.3 3.0 9.1 4.1 4.9 4.7 2.2 4.9 8.5 6.8 6.8 6.3 2.9 16.8 6.5 13.3 7.1 10.3 8.3 8.3 9.6 6.3 15.8 11.8 6.3 5.8 14.1 12.6 8.5 7.8 7.8 5.9 10.0 19.9 12.4 12.4 10.5 13.2 23.2 21.1 8.8 12.7 14.2 18.4 12.3 20.1

Name 1. Lee Nalley, 1948 2. D.J. Moore, 2008 3. Lee Nalley, 1949 4. Phil King, 1956 5. Lee Nalley, 1947 6. Doug Matthews, 1968 7. Alvin Duke, 1996 8. Alvin Duke, 1997 9. Ronald Hatcher, 2003 10. Jimmy Williams, 1999

No. 43 17 35 20 34 30 33 32 36 38

Yards 791 244 498 247 419 354 305 277 298 285

Avg. TDs 18.4 3 14.4 0 14.2 1 12.4 1 12.3 1 11.8 2 9.2 1 8.7 0 8.3 0 7.5 1

Career Punt Return Yards

Lee Nalley held both team and NCAA records. He returned five punts for touchdowns, averaging 15.3 yards on 112 career returns.

Name 1. Lee Nalley, 1947-49 2. Alvin Duke, 1996-98 3. Charley Horton, 1952-55 4. Ronald Hatcher, 2000-03 5. Preston Brown, 1976-79 6. Doug Matthews, 1968-69 7. Jimmy Williams, 1997-00 8. Walter Overton, 1971-72 9. Manuel Young, 1981-84 10. Phil King, 1956-57

No. 112 79 47 76 59 43 53 45 59 28

Yards 1,708 726 677 647 497 424 403 402 363 346

Avg. TDs 15.3 5 9.2 1 14.4 3 8.5 0 10.6 2 9.9 2 7.6 1 8.9 1 6.2 0 12.4 1

Misc. punt return records Individual Single-Game Most Punt Returns Most Return Yards

(8) J.P. Moore, vs. Florida, 1946 Lee Nalley, vs. Ole Miss, 1948 (203) Lee Nalley, vs. Kentucky, 1948

Individual Single-Season Most Punt Returns Highest Return Avg. Most TDs - Punt Returns

(43) Lee Nalley, 1948 19.9 (10 for 199) David Ray, 1958 (3) Lee Nalley, 1948

Individual Career

Most Punt Returns Most TDs - Punt Returns Highest Avg. Per Return (min. 25)

Team Single-Game Most Punts Returned Most Yards Returned Avg. Gain Per Return

Team Single-Season In 1978, Preston Brown averaged 16.8 yards per return.

Most Punts Returned Highest Avg. Per Return Most TDs On Punt Returns

112) Lee Nalley, 1947-49 (5) Lee Nalley (15.3) Lee Nalley

(11) North Carolina State, 1946 (203) Kentucky, 1948 33.8 (6 for 203) Kentucky, 1948 907 (55 attempts) 1948 (16.5) 1948 (3) 1948

Chronological List of Punt Returns for Touchdown Date Player Opponent 11/4/2000 9/11/1999 9/14/1996 9/18/1993 10/21/1989 11/22/1980 12/2/1979 9/16/1978 10/23/1976

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Matt Stewart Jimmy Williams Alvin Duke Gabe Banks Corey Harris Tom Burson Lyle Kilpatrick Preston Brown Preston Brown

Yds

Florida 24 No. Illinois 65 Alabama 88 Ole Miss Block Georgia 60 Chattanooga 46 Tennessee 5 Arkansas 90 Air Force 84

Date Player Opponent 9/25/1971 11/7/1969 11/22/1968 9/21/1968 10/30/1965 10/9/1965 11/7/1964 11/16/1958 9/20/1958

Walter Overton Watson Brown Doug Mathews Doug Mathews Steve Bevil Chuck Boyd Steve Bevil William Smith David Ray

Miss. State Kentucky Davidson VMI Tulane Alabama Kentucky Florida Missouri

Yards 57 62 89 72 67 69 72 53 81

Date Player Opponent 10/27/1956 11/5/1955 9/26/1953 11/7/1952 10/29/1949 12/3/1948 10/29/1948 10/16/1948 11/14/1947

Phil King Charley Horton Charley Horton Charley Horton Lee Nalley Lee Nalley Lee Nalley Lee Nalley Lee Nalley

MTSU Kentucky Pennsylvania Miami (Fla.) Auburn Miami (Fla.) Auburn Kentucky Miami (Fla.)

Yards 93 62 87 58 60 59 52 88 88

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kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Leaders

Longest Kickoff Returns Avg. 19.4 25.7 19.2 21.3 19.2 21.8 25.7 20.5 24.6 22.1 23.4 23.8 24.6 21.5 18.0 24.3 24.8 20.2 21.0 24.2 19.3 22.7 21.6 21.5 19.8 21.6 22.7 20.8 23.5 20.9 19.0 18.3 22.4 24.3 22.0 21.9 24.6 20.3 19.6 23.3 20.4 20.6 23.8 21.0 23.6 20.6 22.4 23.1 22.5 23.3 26.5 30.0 20.2 19.5 22.6 18.9 20.4 25.9 18.2 28.3 27.7 22.5 32.2

Yards 100 97 97 96 95 95 94 92 88 84

Player Preston Brown Tony Jackson Lee Nalley Jimmy Williams Kwane Doster Doug Nettles Jack Hudson Mark Johnson Phil King Lonnie Sadler

Opponent at Ole Miss vs. Duke at Florida at Kentucky at Ole Miss at Virginia vs. Virginia at Tulane at Florida at Alabama

Year 1977 1992 1949 1998 2002 1971 1955 1987 1957 1972

Single-Season Return Avg.

As a freshman in 2002, Kwane Doster set a SEC single-game record with 243 yards in kickoff returns at Ole Miss.

T-1. T-1. 3. T-4. T-4. T-4. T-7. T-7. 9. T-10. T-10.

Returner (Min: 10) No. Yards Avg. TDs D.J. Moore, 2007 32 823 25.7 0 Kwane Doster, 2002 24 616 25.7 0 Tony Jackson, 1992 32 794 24.8 1 Ray Perkins, 2000 14 344 24.6 0 Corey Chavous, 1996 16 394 24.6 0 Doug Nettles, 1972 23 566 24.6 0 Tony Jackson, 1993 31 753 24.3 0 Martin Cox, 1975 19 462 24.3 0 Corey Harris, 1989 20 484 24.2 0 Jimmy Williams, 1997 20 476 23.8 0 Rusty Cantwell, 1966 17 405 23.8 0

Career Return Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Returner Mark Johnson, 1986-90 Tony Jackson, 1989-93 Kwane Doster, 2002-04 Jimmy Williams, 1997-00 Corey Harris, 1988-91 Preston Brown, 1976-79 Doug Nettles, 1971-73 Clay Parker, 1981-82, 85 D.J. Moore, 2006-08 Toby Wilt, 1963-65

No. 107 85 80 73 74 80 65 64 55 43

Yards 2,263 2,004 1,759 1,677 1,614 1,497 1,450 1,388 1,256 933

Avg. TDs 21.1 1 23.6 1 22.0 0 22.8 1 21.8 0 18.7 1 22.3 1 21.7 0 22.8 0 21.7 0

Kickoff Returns for Touchdown

Jimmy Williams, the third leading alltime kickoff returner, is the last player to return a kick for a touchdown.

Date 11/13/1998 9/12/1992 10/3/1987 10/22/1977 10/2/1971 10/29/1955 10/15/1949

Returner Jimmy Williams Tony Jackson Mark Johnson Preston Brown Doug Nettles Jack Hudson Lee Nalley

Opponent at Kentucky vs. Duke at Tulane at Ole Miss at Virginia vs. Virginia at Florida

Yards 96 97 92 100 95 94 96

Miscellaneous kickoff return records Individual Single-Game

Team Single-Game

Most Kickoff Returns (8) Kwane Doster, Ole Miss, 2002; Ronald Hatcher, Florida, 2001; Tony Jackson, Florida, 1992; Doug Mathews, Florida,1969 Most Kickoff Return Yardage (243) Kwane Doster, Ole Miss, 2002

Most Kickoffs Returned Most Yards Returned

Individual Single-Season Most Kickoff Returns Highest Return Avg.

(33) Jeff Peeples, 1970 Kwane Doster, 2002 (25.7, 24 for 616 yds.)

Team Single-Season Most Kickoffs Returned Most Yards Returned

Individual Career Most Kickoff Returns Average Per Return (min. 25)

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(9) Alabama, 1990; Auburn, 1990 (243, 8 returns) Ole Miss, 2002 (58) 1990 (1,194) 1987 (107) Mark Johnson, 1986-88, 1990) 23.6 Tony Jackson, 1989, 1991-93

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Year Returner No. Yards 2008 D.J. Moore 21 407 2007 D.J. Moore 32 823 2006 Alex Washington 19 364 2005 Earl Bennett 19 405 2004 Kwane Doster 30 575 2003 Kwane Doster 26 568 2002 Kwane Doster 24 616 2001 Ronald Hatcher 29 595 2000 Ray Perkins 14 344 1999 Jimmy Williams 17 376 1998 Jimmy Williams 29 678 1997 Jimmy Williams 20 476 1996 Corey Chavous 16 394 1995 Cliff Deese 22 473 1994 Gabe Banks 26 469 1993 Tony Jackson 31 753 1992 Tony Jackson 32 794 1991 Corey Harris 22 445 1990 Mark Johnson 25 525 1989 Corey Harris 20 484 1988 Mark Johnson 27 521 1987 Mark Johnson 28 635 1986 Mark Johnson 27 582 1985 Clay Parker 19 409 1984 Kenny Weatherspoon 17 337 1983 Clay Parker 17 368 1982 Clay Parker 15 341 1981 Clay Parker 13 270 1980 James Williams 19 446 1979 Lucius High 15 313 1978 Terry Potter 8 152 1977 Preston Brown 24 438 1976 Preston Brown 17 380 1975 Martin Cox 19 462 1974 Ed Parrish 12 264 1973 Doug Nettles 20 437 1972 Doug Nettles 23 566 1971 Doug Nettles 22 447 1970 Jeff Peebles 33 646 1969 Doug Mathews 26 607 1968 Dave Strong 17 348 1967 Dave Strong 28 577 1966 Rusty Cantwell 17 405 1965 Toby Wilt 16 337 1964 Toby Wilt 13 307 1963 Toby Wilt 14 289 1962 Arthur Guepe 10 224 1961 Steve Shaw 7 162 1960 Ed Creagh 11 248 1959 Tom Moore 9 210 1958 Tom Moore 4 106 1957 Phil King 8 240 1956 Gerald Hudson 5 101 1955 Charley Horton 8 156 1954 Charley Horton 5 113 1953 Charley Horton 15 284 1952 William Stack 7 143 1951 Richard Foster 7 181 1950 Mac Robinson 10 182 1949 Lee Nalley 8 226 1948 Herb Rich 6 166 1947 Bobby Berry 6 135 1946 J.P. Moore 5 161


Field Goals Field goals of 50+ Yards

Team Records

Yearly Field Goal Leaders

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947

Kicker FG-FGA Bryant Hahnfeldt 13-18 Bryant Hahnfeldt 13-20 Bryant Hahnfeldt 8-17 Bryant Hahnfeldt 12-17 Patrick Johnson 7-14 Tolga Ertugrul 5-10 Greg Johnson 8-13 Chuck Folino 3-6 John Markham 14-18 John Markham 12-16 John Markham 13-21 John Markham 8-13 Brett Speakman 7-12 Steve Yenner 8-14 Steve Yenner 5-13 Steve Yenner 8-13 Rob Chura 10-20 Jeff Owen 11-14 Jeff Owen 7-11 Johnny Clark 10-14 Johnny Clark 12-18 Johnny Clark 14-20 Alan Herline 11-18 Alan Herline 9-15 Ricky Anderson 16-19 Ricky Anderson 10-16 Ricky Anderson 14-22 Mike Woodard 8-10 Mike Woodard 5-11 Mike Woodard 6-10 Mike Woodard 5-8 Greg Martin 9-16 Greg Martin 7-17 Mike Adams 12-19 Mike Adams 11-13 Hawkins Golden 12-14 Hawkins Golden 4-9 Taylor Stokes 1-5 Bob Bayless 6-8 Ernie Perez 1-5 Ernie Perez 3-7 Thomas Meriwether 2-4 Reinhard Klaass 2-5 Richard Lemay 2-7 Richard Lemay 3-4 no attempts Grady Wade 2-4 Grady Wade 2-7 Russ Morris 1-? Russ Morris 1-? Joe Bates 1-? no attempts no attempts no attempts Bobby Goddall 1-? no attempts no attempts Dick Foster 2-5 Gordon McCarter 1-1 no attempts no attempts Zach Clinard 2-2

Pct. 72.2 65.0 47.1 70.6 50.0 50.0 61.5 50.0 77.8 75.0 61.9 61.5 58.3 57.1 38.5 61.5 50.0 78.5 63.6 71.4 66.7 70.0 61.1 60.0 84.2 62.5 63.6 80.0 45.4 60.0 62.5 56.3 41.2 63.2 84.6 85.7 44.4 20.0 75.0 20.0 42.9 50.0 40.0 28.6 75.0

Long 48 45 51 48 44 38 46 38 52 49 49 49 39 55 42 53 51 50 42 47 43 54 46 51 53 52 49 48 42 47 52 43 46 49 42 55 52 40 41 36 44 36 44 41 45

50.0 28.6

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Yards 55 55 54 53 53 52 52 52 52 52 51 51 51 50

Kicker Opponent Steve Yenner vs. Louisiana Tech Hawkins Golden vs. Tampa Johnny Clark vs. Auburn Ricky Anderson vs. Kentucky Steve Yenner vs. Auburn Steve Yenner vs. Louisiana Tech Hawkins Golden vs. Tennessee Mike Woodard vs. Ole Miss Ricky Anderson vs. Alabama John Markham vs. Duke Bryant Hahnfeldt vs. Temple Rob Chura vs. Navy Alan Herline vs. Kansas Jeff Owen vs. Georgia

Year 1995 1973 1987 1984 1993 1995 1972 1978 1983 2000 2006 1992 1985 1991

Season Scoring (kicker) John Markham holds all-time kicking records of 209 points and 47 field goals.

Kicker 1. Ricky Anderson, 1982 T-2. Johnny Clark, 1987 T-2. Ricky Anderson, 1984 4. Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2008 5. Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005 T-6. Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2007 T-6. Mike Adams, 1974 8. John Markham, 1999 9. John Markham, 2000 T-10. John Markham, 1998 T-10. Johnny Clark, 1988

PATs 31-31 28-30 22-24 30-30 33-34 28-29 34-35 26-27 19-21 13-15 16-17

FG Pts. 14-22 73 14-20 70 16-19 70 13-18 69 12-17 68 13-20 67 11-13 67 12-16 62 14-18 61 13-21 52 12-18 52

Career Scoring (kicker) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Name PATs Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2005-08 117-121 John Markham, 1997-00 68-77 Ricky Anderson, 1981-84 72-75 Johnny Clark, 1986-89 57-62 Mike Woodard, 1978-81 80-83

FGs 46-72 47-68 40-57 36-52 24-39

Pts. 255 209 192 165 152

Johnny Clark scored 70 points during the 1987 season and is the Commodores’ third-leading all-time scorer.

Miscellaneous placekicking records Individual Single-Game Most PAT ATTs (9) Zack Clinard, vs. Tenn. Tech, 1947 Most PATs Made (8) Zack Clinard, vs. Marshall, 1948; and vs. Tenn. Tech, 1947 Most FG ATTs (5) John Markham, vs. TCU, 2000 Rob Chura, Kentucky, 1992 Ricky Anderson, Kentucky, 1982 Greg Martin, Oklahoma, 1977

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Most FGs Made

(4) John Markham, vs. Duke, 2000 Hawkins Golden, vs. Georgia, 1973

Individual Single-Season Most PATs Made Most PAT ATTs Most FGs Made Most FG ATTs Highest FG Pct.

(40) Zack Clinard, 1948 (48) Zack Clinard, 1948 (16) Ricky Anderson, 1984 (22) Ricky Anderson, 1982 (85.7%) Hawkins Golden, 1973

Individual Career Most PATs Made Most PAT ATTs Most FGs Made Most FG ATTs Highest FG Pct.

(80) Mike Woodard, 1978-81 (83) Mike Woodard (47) John Markham, 1998-00 (68) John Markham, 1998-00 (72.0) Jeff Owen, 1988-91

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Punting Longest Punts

Yearly Punting Leaders Punter Brett Upson Brett Upson Brett Upson Bryant Hahnfeldt Abtin Iranmanesh Abtin Iranmanesh Greg Johnson Joe Webb Joe Webb John Markham Joe Webb Joe Webb Bill Marinangel Bill Marinangel Bill Marinangel Bill Marinangel David Lawrence David Lawrence David Lawrence David Lawrence Tim Richardson Johnny Clark Alan Herline Alan Herline Ricky Anderson Ricky Anderson Jim Arnold Jim Arnold Jim Arnold Jim Arnold Roger Alsup Cody Whitt Mike Wright Barry Burton Barry Burton Barry Burton John Schaffler John Schaffler Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Smith Jack Calhoon Alex Maclean Jerry Shuford Jerry Shuford Jerry Shuford Hank Lesesne Hank Lesesne Hank Lesesne Russ Morris Boyce Smith Boyce Smith Boyce Smith Don Orr Tommy Harkins Floyd Teas Billy Holmes Dick Foster Dean Davidson Bill Wade Zack Clinard Zack Clinard J.P. Moore

Punts 68 61 52 36 40 69 66 57 64 60 62 76 77 70 56 68 57 54 44 64 31 35 55 66 58 53 74 71 70 60 51 66 65 62 54 39 65 74 66 56 69 65 79 80 67 69 67 41 33 67 59 39 39 30 23 16 64 75 41 46 59 50 51

Avg. 40.1 39.2 37.4 41.1 38.2 39.8 43.8 41.4 38.6 40.8 37.6 38.9 46.6 42.7 40.8 36.5 41.1 42.7 41.1 40.6 36.4 35.6 41.0 43.2 48.2 42.9 45.8 43.5 44.2 41.9 36.3 40.5 38.8 39.8 40.2 38.3 37.9 39.4 40.3 39.5 36.1 36.4 37.1 40.5 38.4 36.8 38.4 41.5 36.7 37.4 33.6 33.5 33.6 35.3 30.1 38.4 35.5 34.6 38.1 37.2 36.8 40.6 41.1

Yards 82 80 79 79 79 78 78 75 74 73

Punter vs. Opponent Ricky Anderson, vs. Georgia Abtin Iranmanesh, vs. Georgia Bill Marinangel, vs. South Carolina Jim Arnold, vs. Ole Miss Barry Burton, vs. Georgia Joe Webb, vs. Alabama Barry Burton, vs. Kentucky Floyd Teas, vs. Alabama Hank Lesesne, vs. Kentucky Jim Arnold, vs. Miami (Fla.)

Year 1984 2003 1996 1981 1973 2001 1975 1953 1960 1980

Season Punting Avg.

Jim Arnold, an All-American in 1983, averaged 43.9 yards for his career.

Punter (40 or more) 1. Ricky Anderson, 1984 2. Bill Marinangel, 1996 3. Jim Arnold, 1982 4. Jim Arnold, 1980 5. Greg Johnson, 2002 6. Jim Arnold, 1981 7. Alan Herline, 1985 8. Ricky Anderson, 1983 T-9. Bill Marinangel, 1995 T-9. David Lawrence, 1991

No. Yards 58 2,793 77 3,586 74 3,386 72 3,180 66 2,891 71 3,089 66 2,853 53 2,274 70 2,986 54 2,308

Avg. 48.2 46.6 45.8 44.2 43.8 43.5 43.2 42.9 42.7 42.7

Career Punting Avg. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. T-7. T-7. 9. 10.

Punter No. Yards Ricky Anderson, 1981-84 111 5,067 Jim Arnold, 1979-82 277 12,171 Alan Herline, 1983-86 121 5,108 Bill Marinangel, 1993-96 272 11,336 David Lawrence, 1989-92 219 9,058 Jerry Moore, 1941-42, 46 128 5,093 Cody Whitt, 1977-78 86 3,418 Barry Burton, 1973-75 155 6,153 Brett Upson, 2006- 181 7,069 Jerry Shuford, 1963-65 215 8,393 requirement of at least 75 career punts

Avg. 45.6 43.9 42.2 41.7 41.4 39.8 39.7 39.7 39.1 39.0

Ricky Anderson earned All-America honors by averaging 48.2 yards per punt in 1984.

Miscellaneous punting records Individual Single-Game

Most Punts (14) Boyce Smith vs. Florida, 1958; John Shaffler vs. Louisville, 1971 Highest Avg. (53.1) Jim Arnold vs. North Carolina,1982 (8 punts for 425 yards)

Team Single-Game Punting Most Punts Fewest Punts Highest Avg. (min. 5)

(16) vs. Louisville, 1971 (0) several times; last game vs. LSU, 1990 (53.1) vs. North Carolina, 1982

Individual Single-Season Most Punts Most Yards Punting

(79) Jerry Shuford, 1965; Alex MacLean, 1966 (3,386) Jim Arnold, 1982

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Team Single-Season Punting Most Punts Most Yards Punting Highest Average Punt

(89) 1946 (3,530) 1946 (47.6) 1984

Individual Career Punting Most Punts Most Yards Punting

(277) Jim Arnold, 1979-82 (12,171) Jim Arnold

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Team records

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946


Team Records

Yearly Defensive Leaders

Total Tackles 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973

Patrick Benoist Jonathan Goff Jonathan Goff Moses Osemwegie Moses Osemwegie Moses Osemwegie Hunter Hillenmeyer Antuian Bradford Matt Stewart Jamie Winborn Jamie Winborn Carlton Hall Jamie Duncan Jamie Duncan Gerald Collins Shelton Quarles Shelton Quarles Rod Keith Shelton Quarles DeMond Winston DeMond Winston Chris Gaines Chris Gaines Mark Woehler Manuel Young Bob O’Conner Bob O’Conner Joe Staley Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman Randy Sittason Edward Smith Randy Sittason Tom Galbierz Tom Galbierz Tom Galbierz

HUNTER HILLENMEYER

150

Tackles for Loss

Solo Tackles 109 113 93 118 94 126 168 116 108 141 131 129 152 120 122 99 106 95 109 169 122 214 119 95 102 111 140 129 174 140 150 155 85 148 111 136

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973

Chris Marve D.J. Moore Jonathan Goff Moses Osemwegie Moses Osemwegie Moses Osemwegie Hunter Hillenmeyer Antuian Bradford Jamie Winborn Jamie Winborn Jamie Winborn Carlton Hall Jamie Duncan Jamie Duncan Gerald Collins Shelton Quarles Shelton Quarles Rod Keith Aaron Smith DeMond Winston DeMond Winston Chris Gaines Chris Gaines Mark Woehler Manuel Young Bob O’Conner Manuel Young Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman Randy Sittason Edward Smith Randy Sittason Tom Galbierz Tom Galbierz Bo Patton

karl jordan

ALAn YOUNG

Chris Gaines

Moses Osemwegie

Jamie Duncan

56 63 67 83 66 78 116 80 62 95 79 83 113 73 74 70 56 48 45 70 72 136 81 74 73 54 84 82 108 88 114 122 61 105 65 84

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976

Broderick Stewart Marcus Buggs Marcus Buggs Moses Osemwegie Osemwegie/Dinwiddie Jovan Haye Hunter Hillenmeyer Bradford/Losey Matt Stewart Jamie Winborn Jamie Winborn Carlton Hall Jamie Duncan Shuckman/Stallworth James Manley Alan Young Gary Rogers Gary Rogers Mike Gandolfo DeMond Winston Cunningham/Sartor Gaines/Winston Chris Gaines John Windham Karl Jordan Karl Jordan Steven Bearden Steven Bearden N/A Coleman/Staley Dennis Gothard Kimmie Weaver Edward Smith

GARY ROGERS

9.5 12.0 10.5 9.5 6.0 12.5 11.0 7.5 12.5 23.0 15.0 11.0 14.0 6.0 15.0 17.0 12.0 8.0 9.0 8.0 6.0 9.0 7.0 10.0 10.0 14.0 13.0 16.0 9.0 7.0 7.0

Sacks 2008 Lewis/Stewart/Stone 5.0 2007 Broderick Stewart 6.0 2006 Curtis Gatewood 7.0 2005 Osemwegie/Booker/Harrison 3.0 2004 Herdley Harrison 3.0 2003 Jovan Haye 8.5 2002 Hunter Hillenmeyer 4.0 2001 Hillenmeyer/Losey 2.5 2000 Matt Stewart 6.5 1999 Matt Stewart 6.5 1998 Jamie Winborn 8.0 1997 Glenn Young 7.5 1996 Jamie Duncan 6.0 1995 Jay Stallworth 6.0 1994 James Manley 9.0 1993 Alan Young 12.0 1992 Gary Rogers 6.0 1991 Alan Young 4.5 1990 Mike Gandolfo 5.0 1989 DeMond Winston 5.0 1988 Derrick Sartor 3.0 1987 Gaines/Winston 4.0 1986 DeMond Winston 3.0 1985 John Windham 7.0 1984 Karl Jordan 4.5 1983 N/A 1982 N/A 1981 N/A 1980 N/A 1979 N/A 1978 N/A 1977 N/A 1976 N/A

GLENN YOUNG

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Yearly Defensive Leaders

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973

D.J. Moore D.J. Moore Langford/Spead Reshard Langford Bill Alford Dominique Morris Jonathan Shaub Jerrol Jackson Jimmy Williams J. Williams/R. Jones Jimmy Williams F. Vinson/ C. Chavous Corey Chavous DeReal Finklin Corey Chavous Byron King Robert Davis Robert Davis R.Davis/S. Medes Chris Donnelly S.Law/Cunningham Andrew Baker T.Price/A.Roman Noel Wells Manuel Young Bob O’Conner Leonard Coleman Six tied Leonard Coleman John Chandler Walter Jordan William Wilson Reginald Calvin Ralph Oaks Jay Chesley Thomas Wingfield

Steve Bearden

Fumble Recoveries

Defensed Passes 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 2 5 3 4 2 4 5 3 8 1 4 3 3 4 4 7 5 8

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976

D.J. Moore Myron Lewis Darlron Spead Josh Allen Andrew Pace Dominique Morris Rushen Jones Jerrol Jackson J.Williams/R.Jones Jimmy Williams Ainsley Battles Corey Chavous Fred Vinson DeReal Finklin Matt Anderson Robert Davis A.Smith/R.Davis Rico Francis Robbie Young Chris Donnelly Bill Fitzpatrick Andy Baker Thanh Anderson Kermit Sykes Thanh Andersom Sykes/Coleman Leonard Coleman Young/Bryant Leonard Coleman Charles Harris N/A Reginald Calvin Reginald Calvin

Fred Vinson

7 12 5 5 7 8 10 5 7 10 9 10 14 9 6 16 11 7 6 14 6 5 7 7 12 10 11 5 11 4 6 4

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973

Ryan Hamilton M. Lewis/D. Spead Gatewood/Moore Moses Osemwegie Dominique Morris Andrew Pace Brandon Walthour Hunter Hillenmeyer Matt Stewart Ainsley Battles Alphonso Harvey F. Vinson/R. Aulds Antony Jordan Eric Vance Five tied G. Collins/E. Vance John DeWitt Shelton Quarles Four tied Winston/J.Walker Steve Law Joe Gentry Mark Woehler Marvin Thomas Steve McCoy Three tied Glenn Watson Four tied T.Moore/M.Young Gilmore/Staley Robin Giltner Reginald Calvin Brenard Wilson N/A N/A N/A

DEMOND WINSTON

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3 2 3 2 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 4 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 4 2 3 2 4 5 4

Forced Fumbles 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976

Chris Marve Myron Lewis Theo Horrocks Osemwegie/Pace Dominique Morris Jovan Haye 7 tied Chuck Losey Bradford/Winborn Matt Stewart Ainsley Battles 5 tied Jamie Duncan 3 tied 3 tied Alan Young Gary Rogers Shelton Quarles 4 tied DeMond Winston 8 tied Chris Gaines 5 tied Chris Gaines K. Jordan/A. Fitz Rick Risser N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

4 2 4 2 4 3 1 4 2 3 3 1 5 2 1 2 2 5 1 3 1 3 2 2 2 3

REGinald CALVIN

151

Team records

Interceptions

Jamie Winborn

Shelton quarles

Corey Chavous

D.J. Moore


Interceptions Team Records

Longest Interception Returns

Yards 1. 98 2. 95 3. 86 4. 79 T-5. 66 T-5. 66 7. 65 8. 63 9. 59 10. 58

Player John Gamble David Ray Danny Byers Ryan Hamilton Jay Chesley Lee Nalley Robert Hines Larry Frank Lamont Turner Reggie Calvin

Opponent vs. Citadel vs. Tulane vs. Tennessee vs. Ole Miss vs. Ole Miss vs. Marshall vs. MTSU vs. Virginia vs. Georgia vs. Oklahoma

Single-Season Interceptions

T-1. T-1. T-3. T-3. T-5. T-5. T-5. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8. T-8.

Player Leonard Coleman, 1982 Scott Wingfield, 1973 Ed Oaks, 1975 Donald Gleisner, 1952 D.J. Moore, 2008 D.J. Moore, 2007 David Malone, 1964 Myron Lewis, 2008 Chris Donnelly, 1989 Manuel Young, 1984 Jay Chesley, 1974 Ken Stone, 1971 Christie Hauck, 1969 Neal Smith, 1968 Russ Morris, 1959 Donald Gleisner, 1951

1. T-2. T-2. T-2. 5. T-6. T-6. T-6. T-9. T-9. T-9. T-9.

Player Leonard Coleman, 1980-83 D.J. Moore, 2006-08 Ken Stone, 1970-72 Donald Gleisner, 1950-52 Corey Chavous, 1994-97 Reshard Langford, 2005-08 Manuel Young, 1980-84 Christie Hauck, 1967-69 Jimmy Williams, 1997-2000 Robert Davis, 1990-93 Ed Oaks, 1973-75 Neal Smith, 1967-69

No. 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Yards 101 63 117 51 56 53 20 -3 26 26 121 49 38 37 40 84

Career Interceptions No. 15 13 13 13 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Yards 212 109 117 147 5 216 43 91 158 229 160 77

Leonard Coleman, an eventual first round pick of the Indianapolis Colts, shares the team’s single-season mark with eight interceptions. He also holds the record for career interceptions.

Year 1966 1958 1953 2008 1974 1948 1951 1953 1999 1976

Avg. 12.6 7.9 16.7 7.3 9.3 8.8 3.3 -0.6 5.2 5.2 24.2 9.8 7.6 7.1 8.0 16.8

TDs 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0

Avg. 14.1 8.4 9.0 10.9 0.4 19.6 3.9 8.3 15.8 22.9 16.0 7.7

TDs 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Interception Returns for Touchdowns Date 11/22/2008 9/20/2008 9/29/2007 9/23/2006 10/22/2005 10/9/2004 9/6/2003 10/16/1999 11/2/1996 11/6/1993 11/7/1992 9/14/1991 10/13/1984 9/22/1984 10/15/1983 9/13/1975 11/16/1974 10/26/1974 11/25/1972 9/25/1971 10/19/1968 10/29/1966 9/17/1966 10/16/1965 11/9/1957 11/28/1953 10/24/1953 11/13/1948

Defender Reshard Langford Ryan Hamilton D.J. Moore Marcus Buggs Cheron Thompson Dominique Morris Dominique Morris Lamont Turner Antony Jordan Robert Davis Brad Brown Rico Francis Armando Fitz Tim Johnson Leonard Coleman Tate Rich Jay Chesley Jay Chesley Ronnie Lawson Doug Nettles John Burns Chip Healy John Gamble Sid Ransom Phil King Danny Byers Laurence Frank Lee Nalley

Opponent Tennessee Ole Miss Eastern Michigan Tennessee State South Carolina Rutgers Chattanooga Georgia Alabama-Birmingham Kentucky Kentucky SMU LSU Kansas Georgia Chattanooga Tulane Ole Miss Tampa Mississippi State Georgia Tulane Citadel Virginia Tech Kentucky Tennessee Virginia Marshall

Yards 42 79 24 0 29 29 47 59 41 45 13 31 32 48 29 35 23 66 44 28 29 35 98 32 54 86 63 66

Misc. interception records Individual Single-Game Interceptions

Jay Chesley intercepted five passes in 1974, returning two for touchdowns. He is the only Commodore to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same year.

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Most Passes Intercepted (3) Ryan Hamilton, at Ole Miss, 2008; C. Donnelly, vs. Memphis, 1989, L. Coleman, vs. Chattanooga, 1980; J. Chandler, vs. Memphis, 1979; S. Wingfield, vs. Virginia, 1973

Individual Single-Season Interceptions Most Yards on INT Returns Most TDs on INT Returns

(121) Jay Chesley, 1974 (2) Jay Chesley, 1974

Individual Career Interceptions Most Yards Returned Most INTs Returned for Touchdowns

(229) Robert Davis, 1990-93 (2) Jay Chesley, 1972, 74-75; Dominique Morris, 2002-04

Team Single-Game Interceptions Most Passes Intercepted Most Yards Returned

Team Single-Season Interceptions Most Passes Intercepted Most Yards Returned Most TDs off INT Returns

(7) Auburn, 1948 (112) Auburn, 1948

(24) 1948, 1982 (352) 1948 (2) 1953, 1966, 1974, 1984

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DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Fumble Returns for Touchdowns Date 11/31/2008 11/3/2007 11/6/2004 10/9/1999 10/2/1999 10/11/1997 11/9/1996 9/2/1995 10/15/1994 10/19/1991 10/22/1988 9/22/1984 10/9/1982 11/29/1969 11/1/1969 10/18/1969 11/21/1953 9/22/1951

Player Opponent Yards Sean Richardson Boston College (Music City Bowl) 0 Darlron Spead Florida 36 Moses Osemwegie Florida 0 Nate Morrow Citadel 65 Jamie Winborn Mississippi State 26 Jay Stallworth Northern Illinois 43 Jamie Duncan Florida 31 Eric Vance Alabama 37 Robert Sheffield Georgia 2 Corey Harris Georgia 51 Steve Law Ole Miss 46 Steve McCoy Kansas 0 Rob Monaco Florida 0 Christie Hauck Tennessee 1 Christie Hauck Tulane 70 Allan Spear Georgia 1 James Cunningham MTSU 0 Bob Hines MTSU 66

Longest Fumble Returns for Touchdowns Yards 1. 70 2. 66 3. 65 4. 51 5. 46 6. 43 7. 37 8. 31 T-9. 26 T-9. 26

Player Jay Chesley Bob Hines Nate Morrow Corey Harris Steve Law Jay Stallworth Eric Vance Jamie Duncan Jamie Winborn Darlron Spead

Robert Davis twice topped the Commodore secondary in defensed passes, and holds the Vanderbilt career record with 36 breakups.

Opponent Tulane MTSU Citadel Georgia Ole Miss Northern Illinois Alabama Florida Mississippi State Florida

Date 11/16/1974 9/22/1951 10/9/1999 10/5/1991 10/22/1988 10/11/1997 9/2/1995 11/9/1996 10/2/1999 11/3/2007

Misc. individual defensive records Individual Single Game Most Tackles

(37) Chris Gaines, vs. Tulane, 1987

Individual Single Season Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Quarterback Sacks (since 1984) Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Pass Breakups

(214) Chris Gaines, 1987 (23) Jamie Winborn, 1999 (12) Alan Young, 1993 (5) Jamie Duncan, 1996; Shelton Quarles, 1991 (5) Reginald Calvin, 1977 (16) Robert Davis, 1993

Individual Career Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumble Recoveries Defensed Passes Quarterback Sacks (since 1984)

(458) Andrew Coleman (39) Steve Bearden (6) Brenard Wilson; Reggie Calvin; Leonard Coleman; Steve McCoy; Shelton Quarles (36) Robert Davis (21.5) Alan Young

Misc. team single game records Fewest Rushes Allowed (16) vs. Georgia 1994; Davidson, 1969 Fewest Net Rushing Yards Allowed (-15) vs. Louisville, 1941 Fewest Pass Attempts Allowed (1) vs. Tennessee, 1951 Fewest Pass Completions Allowed (0) vs. Tenn. Tech, 1941 & 1947; Maryland, 1948; Ole Miss, 1950; Missouri, 1957 Lowest Pct. Comp (min. 10 att) .000 (0 for 12) vs. Maryland, 1948 Fewest Plays Allowed (37) vs. Chattanooga, 1950 Fewest Total Yards Allowed (14) vs. Tenn. Tech, 1941 Most Times Opponents Forced to Punt (13) Florida, 1958; North Carolina State, 1946; Miami, 1952 Lowest Avg. Per Opponent Punt (min. 5) 21.6, vs. MTSU, 1951 Fewest Total First Downs Allowed (2) vs. Tenn. Tech, 1941; Louisville, 1941 Most Opponent Fumbles (9) Ole Miss, 1949; Georgia Tech, 1951; Ole Miss, 1951 Most Fumbles Lost by Opponent (7) Ole Miss, 1951 Most First Downs (40) vs. Davidson, 1969, (27 rush, 13 pass) Most First Downs by Rushing (27) Davidson, 1969 Most First Downs by Passing (20) vs. Tennessee, 1981 Most Penalties Assessed (15) vs. Washington & Lee, 1952 Most Yards Penalized (149) vs. Auburn, 1950 Most Fumbles (8) vs. Tenn. Tech, 1946; LSU, 1949; Tennessee, 1952; Ole Miss, 1979 Most Fumbles Lost (7) vs. Ole Miss, 1979

Misc. Single season team off. records Most First Downs Most Penalties (by Vanderbilt) Most Yards Penalized Most Fumbles Most Fumbles Lost

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(258) 2005 (77) 1949 (708) 1950 (41) 1979 (25) 1979

153

Team records

Known as the “Secretary of Defense,� Andrew Coleman set a Commodore all-time record with 458 tackles when his collegiate career ended in 1981.


Yearly Team Statistics Yearly Opponent Offensive Statistics

Yearly Vanderbilt Offensive Statistics

Team Records

First

Rushing

Rushing Passing Passing Passing Total Total

Total Avg.

First

Rushing

Rushing Passing Passing Passing Total

Total

Total Avg.

Downs Att.-Yds. Yds./Avg. Att./Com./INT Yards Yds./Avg. Off. Off./Avg Pts. Pts.

Downs Att./Yds. Yds./Avg. Att./Com./INT Yards Yds./Avg. Off. Off./Avg. Pts. Pts.

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

192 229 212 258 209 239 198 201 193 185 161 163 129 150 195 152 177 198 229 179 232 237 212 216 234 220 198 224 165 187 162 149 159 144 233 196 158 166 176 195 161 148 103 113 128 101 122 118 120 121 126 146 129 155 122 130 141 145 164 141 141 133 102

154

471-1737 481-1802 385-1795 361-1266 439-1634 477-1740 481-2082 367-1475 338-1062 402-1270 402-1284 427-1430 371-759 433-1329 533-2494 565-2149 578-2435 611-2597 538-2498 363-768 454-1509 544-2206 444-1544 376-1014 368-1155 319-816 348-848 349-908 NA-1908 522-2234 579-1892 NA-1175 515-1350 507-1406 NA-2865 529-1766 486-1497 559-1798 494-1441 471-1689 NA-1304 396-780 415-762 508-1272 441-1189 419-1163 NA-958 408-1253 396-1274 468-1649 415-1403 459-1739 489-1905 567-2323 384-1368 390-1562 NA-1422 437-1283 468-1928 NA-1701 533-2367 456-1833 NA-1467

133.6 150.2 149.6 115.1 148.5 145.0 173.5 134.1 96.5 115.5 116.7 130.0 69.0 120.8 226.7 195.4 221.4 236.1 227.1 69.8 137.2 200.5 140.4 92.2 105.0 74.2 77.1 82.5 173.5 203.1 172.0 106.8 122.7 127.7 260.5 160.5 136.1 163.5 131.0 168.9 130.4 78.0 76.2 127.2 118.9 116.3 95.8 125.3 127.4 164.9 140.3 173.9 190.5 258.1 152.0 156.2 142.2 116.6 175.3 170.1 215.2 183.3 163.0

319-157-12 355-193-12 337-187-14 467-274-9 285-169-5 347-196-15 257-128-12 377-195-11 373-194-15 318-163-17 326-151-20 296-132-10 292-122-12 259-116-15 208-88-9 157-55-13 177-80-9 149-74-12 233-116-9 421-201-17 370-202-15 256-153-11 321-155-23 384-213-15 437-246-16 519-296-31 454-252-14 476-269-20 209-89-17 239-131-19 207-90-15 283-137-13 232-105-14 211-84-21 212-119-13 256-141-6 254-90-30 179-71-12 280-125-16 267-139-22 239-123-21 259-143-15 219-82-13 136-56-16 186-76-11 149-61-13 229-96-19 172-63-19 196-76-14 128-60-7 155-70-11 134-58-15 114-48-12 110-39-10 163-65-15 150-62-20 165-75-13 230-113-12 186-79-20 186-77-18 110-49-8 146-51-11 94-37-9

1594 2117 2417 3086 2049 2485 1669 2647 2466 2222 1660 1600 1482 1205 1004 546 1147 1127 1594 2316 2652 2123 2076 2644 2920 3299 2837 3036 1175 1532 1177 1683 1589 965 1676 1584 1351 852 1524 1702 1415 1787 906 601 896 734 1101 733 813 782 913 776 641 626 970 793 1039 1659 1628 1253 940 910 503

122.6 176.4 201.4 280.5 186.3 207.1 139.1 240.6 224.2 202.0 150.9 145.5 134.7 109.5 92.3 49.6 104.3 102.5 144.9 210.5 241.1 193.0 188.7 240.3 265.5 299.9 257.9 276.0 106.8 139.2 107.0 153.0 144.5 87.7 152.4 144.0 122.8 77.5 138.5 170.2 141.5 178.7 90.6 60.1 89.6 73.4 110.1 73.3 81.3 78.2 91.3 77.6 64.1 69.6 107.8 79.3 103.9 150.8 148.0 125.3 85.5 91.0 55.9

3331 3919 4212 4352 3683 4225 3751 4122 3528 3492 2944 3030 2241 2534 3498 2695 3582 3724 4092 3084 4161 4329 3620 3658 4075 4115 3685 3944 3083 3766 3069 2858 2939 2370 4541 3350 2848 2650 2965 3401 2719 2547 1668 1873 2085 1897 2059 1986 2087 2431 2316 2515 2546 2949 2338 2355 2461 2942 3556 2954 3307 2743 1970

256.2 326.6 351.0 395.6 334.8 352.1 312.6 374.7 320.7 317.5 267.6 275.5 203.7 230.4 318.0 245.0 325.6 338.5 372.0 280.4 378.3 393.5 329.1 332.5 370.5 374.1 335.0 358.5 280.3 342.4 279.0 259.8 267.2 215.5 412.8 304.5 258.9 240.9 269.5 340.1 271.9 254.7 166.8 187.3 208.5 189.7 205.9 198.6 208.7 243.1 231.6 251.5 254.6 327.7 259.8 235.5 246.1 267.5 323.3 295.4 300.6 274.3 218.9

249 19.2 260 21.7 264 22.0 299 27.2 212 19.3 235 19.6 221 18.4 226 20.5 193 17.5 252 22.9 142 12.9 138 12.5 122 11.1 122 11.1 203 18.5 137 12.5 224 20.4 205 18.6 227 20.6 162 14.7 202 18.4 286 26.0 193 17.5 166 15.1 276 25.1 183 16.6 293 24.4 211 19.2 140 12.7 179 16.3 164 14.9 141 12.8 131 11.9 119 10.8 313 26.1 181 16.5 139 12.6 137 12.5 201 18.3 242 24.2 163 16.3 164 16.4 72 7.2 85 8.5 79 7.9 73 7.3 62 6.2 95 9.5 74 7.4 138 13.8 131 13.1 113 11.3 147 14.7 240 21.8 134 14.9 131 13.1 151 15.1 201 18.3 252 22.9 177 17.7 328 29.8 182 18.2 108 12.0

229 215 219 217 228 242 261 273 219 170 242 160 194 219 228 201 190 197 272 203 227 236 223 249 223 203 220 225 233 245 247 196 199 181 163 190 184 180 191 188 152 186 168 112 144 127 159 156 150 123 131 135 121 128 125 183 131 164 177 122 107 114 83

491-1881 412-1538 453-1872 416-1869 446-2139 506-2169 491-2239 469-2226 422-1961 430-1491 453-1928 415-1169 473-1665 429-1521 444-1864 397-1453 428-1775 449-2286 557-3153 524-2095 488-2076 508-2428 552-2742 491-2078 506-1835 506-2099 574-2147 609-2405 NA-2737 644-3376 659-3343 NA-2514 631-2832 595-2321 NA-1921 549-2375 635-2530 559-2266 582-2137 480-2124 NA-1408 536-2090 413-1687 440-1366 440-1422 428-1491 NA-2052 496-2242 471-1889 462-1367 478-1472 516-1776 491-1663 466-1296 419-1675 431-1986 NA-1818 646-2349 512-2122 NA-1767 426-993 NA-1353 NA-1024

144.7 128.2 156.0 169.9 194.5 180.8 186.6 202.4 178.3 135.5 175.3 106.3 151.4 138.3 169.5 132.1 161.4 207.8 286.6 190.5 188.7 220.7 249.3 188.9 166.8 190.8 195.2 218.6 248.8 306.9 303.9 228.5 257.5 211.0 174.6 215.9 230.0 206.0 194.3 212.4 140.8 209.0 168.7 136.6 142.2 149.1 205.2 224.2 188.9 136.7 147.2 177.6 166.3 144.0 186.1 198.6 181.8 213.5 192.9 176.7 90.3 135.3 113.8

362-193-20 367-217-16 293-176-14 326-188-8 304-198-9 328-184-10 337-216-6 333-213-9 343-182-11 276-152-6 348-214-13 279-155-8 313-166-11 345-210-10 305-169-11 318-174-13 288-148-13 248-138-8 233-132-8 265-130-19 299-174-11 248-146-13 198-122-6 347-199-10 332-188-14 273-156-12 308-164-24 203-115-6 224-118-9 183-103-10 177-84-7 188-91-11 155-72-9 204-88-14 NA 189-86-15 164-61-11 196-87-13 207-108-14 267-129-23 259-117-15 197-107-14 209-104-14 152-78-14 163-83-13 154-68-9 140-74-9 154-70-10 146-74-10 165-62-18 151-76-16 103-47-11 129-54-12 125-54-9 121-60-8 185-101-13 152-58-20 125-53-18 197-80-19 153-63-11 207-88-24 168-65-17 151-41-11

2274 2365 2360 2462 2288 2393 2630 3155 2339 1980 2925 1857 1834 2517 2332 2423 1852 1768 2013 1947 2132 2051 1767 2648 2315 2122 1781 1770 1708 1410 1284 1212 892 986 1216 1285 882 1035 1326 1637 1293 1554 1301 849 1021 834 1043 865 865 925 763 596 679 702 892 1455 703 861 1298 985 1051 788 558

174.9 197.1 196.7 223.8 208.0 199.4 219.2 286.8 212.6 180.0 265.9 168.8 166.7 228.8 212.0 220.3 168.4 160.7 183.0 177.0 193.8 186.5 160.6 240.7 210.5 192.9 161.9 160.9 155.3 128.2 116.7 110.2 81.1 89.6 110.5 116.8 80.2 94.1 120.5 163.7 129.3 155.4 130.1 84.9 102.1 83.4 104.3 86.5 86.5 92.5 76.3 59.6 67.9 78.0 99.1 145.5 70.3 78.3 118.0 98.5 95.5 78.8 62.0

4155 3903 4232 4331 4427 4562 4869 5381 4300 3471 4853 3026 3499 4038 4196 3876 3627 4054 5166 4042 4208 4479 4509 4726 4150 4221 3928 4175 4445 4786 4627 3726 3724 3307 3137 3660 3412 3301 3643 3761 2701 3644 2988 2215 2443 2345 3094 3107 2754 2292 2235 2372 2342 1998 2567 3441 2521 3210 3420 2752 2044 2147 1582

319.6 325.2 352.7 393.7 402.5 380.2 405.8 489.2 390.9 315.5 441.2 275.1 318.1 367.1 381.5 352.4 329.7 368.5 469.6 367.5 382.5 407.2 410.0 429.6 377.3 383.7 357.1 379.5 404.1 435.1 420.6 338.7 338.5 300.6 285.1 332.7 310.2 300.1 331.2 376.1 270.1 364.4 298.8 221.5 244.3 234.5 309.4 310.7 275.4 229.2 223.5 237.2 234.2 222.0 285.2 344.1 252.1 291.8 310.9 275.2 185.8 214.7 175.8

255 19.6 271 22.6 284 23.7 321 29.2 286 26.0 358 29.8 368 30.6 402 36.5 273 24.8 256 23.3 369 33.5 204 18.5 234 21.3 281 25.5 277 25.2 290 26.4 277 25.2 267 24.3 457 41.5 265 24.1 277 25.2 355 32.3 347 31.5 308 28.0 277 25.2 274 24.9 242 20.2 281 25.5 352 32.0 418 38.1 418 38.1 276 25.1 282 25.6 200 18.2 199 16.6 262 23.8 243 22.1 208 18.9 213 19.4 264 26.4 147 14.7 241 24.1 237 23.7 180 18.0 122 12.2 146 14.6 215 21.5 220 22.0 193 19.3 106 10.6 71 7.1 118 11.8 113 11.3 86 7.8 169 18.8 258 25.8 199 19.9 195 17.7 216 19.6 183 18.3 73 6.6 85 8.5 43 4.8

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Jay Cutler's Last Pass Topples Volunteers

Vanderbilt History

All-TIME YEARLY RESULTS..................156 YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS............157-164 COMMODORE TIMELINE..............157-164 RECORD VS. ALL OPPONENTS............165 RESULTS VS. '09 OPPONENTS............166 ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS........167-172 BOWL APPEARANCES.................173-174 ALL-AMERICANS.........................175-179 'DORES IN THE NFL.....................180-184 ATHLETICS AWARDS....................185-186 ACADEMICS RECOGNITION.........187-188


All-Time Yearly Records History

Year

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

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0 1 4 1 1 3 2 0 5 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 3 6 1 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 4 1 3 3 3 5 2 3 7 6 2 4 0 0 6 4 4 2 5

T

0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Head Coach

Elliott H. Jones Elliott H. Jones Elliott H. Jones W.J. Keller Henry Thornton C.L. Upton R.G. Acton R.G. Acton R.G. Acton J.L. Crane J.L. Crane W.H. Watkins W.H. Watkins J.H. Henry Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Ray Morrison Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Dan McGugin Ray Morrison Ray Morrison Ray Morrison Ray Morrison Ray Morrison Red Sanders Red Sanders Red Sanders E.H. Alley Doby Bartling Doby Bartling Red Sanders Red Sanders Red Sanders Bill Edwards

Year

W L

T

Head Coach

1950 7 4 0 Bill Edwards 1951 6 5 0 Bill Edwards 1952 3 5 2 Bill Edwards 1953 3 7 0 Art Guepe 1954 2 7 0 Art Guepe 1955 8 3 0 Art Guepe 1956 5 5 0 Art Guepe 1957 5 3 2 Art Guepe 1958 5 2 3 Art Guepe 1959 5 3 2 Art Guepe 1960 3 7 0 Art Guepe 1961 2 8 0 Art Guepe 1962 1 9 0 Art Guepe 1963 1 7 2 Jack Green 1964 3 6 1 Jack Green 1965 2 7 1 Jack Green 1966 1 9 0 Jack Green 1967 2 7 1 Bill Pace 1968 5 4 1 Bill Pace 1969 4 6 0 Bill Pace 1970 4 7 0 Bill Pace 1971 4 6 1 Bill Pace 1972 3 8 0 Bill Pace 1973 5 6 0 Steve Sloan 1974 7 3 2 Steve Sloan 1975 7 4 0 Fred Pancoast 1976 2 9 0 Fred Pancoast 1977 2 9 0 Fred Pancoast 1978 2 9 0 Fred Pancoast 1979 1 10 0 George MacIntyre 1980 2 9 0 George MacIntyre 1981 4 7 0 George MacIntyre 1982 8 4 0 George MacIntyre 1983 2 9 0 George MacIntyre 1984 5 6 0 George MacIntyre 1985 3 7 1 George MacIntyre 1986 1 10 0 Watson Brown 1987 4 7 0 Watson Brown 1988 3 8 0 Watson Brown 1989 1 10 0 Watson Brown 1990 1 10 0 Watson Brown 1991 5 6 0 Gerry DiNardo 1992 4 7 0 Gerry DiNardo 1993 5 6 0 Gerry DiNardo 1994 5 6 0 Gerry DiNardo 1995 2 9 0 Rod Dowhower 1996 2 9 0 Rod Dowhower 1997 3 8 0 Woody Widenhofer 1998 2 9 0 Woody Widenhofer 1999 5 6 0 Woody Widenhofer 2000 3 8 0 Woody Widenhofer 2001 2 9 0 Woody Widenhofer 2002 2 10 0 Bobby Johnson 2003 2 10 0 Bobby Johnson 2004 2 9 0 Bobby Johnson 2005 5 6 0 Bobby Johnson 2006 4 8 0 Bobby Johnson 2007 5 7 0 Bobby Johnson 2008 7 6 0 Bobby Johnson All-time Vanderbilt Record: 553-548-50

Dan McGugin coached Vanderbilt for three decades, compiling a 197-55-19 overall record. McGugin was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

All-Time Coaching Records Head Coach

Years

W

L T

Bobby Johnson 2002- 27 56 Woody Widenhofer 1997-2001 15 40 Rod Dowhower 1995-96 4 18 Gerry DiNardo 1991-94 19 25 Watson Brown 1986-90 10 45 George MacIntyre 1979-85 25 52 Fred Pancoast 1975-78 13 31 Steve Sloan 1973-74 12 9 Bill Pace 1967-72 22 38 Jack Green 1963-66 7 29 Art Guepe 1953-62 39 54 Bill Edwards 1949-52 21 19 Red Sanders** 1940-48 36 22 Doby Bartling 1944-45 6 16 E.H. Alley 1943 5 0 Ray Morrison 1918/35-39 29 22 Dan McGugin* 1904-34 197 55 J.H. Henry 1903 6 1 W.H. Watkins 1901-02 14 2 J.L. Crane 1899-1900 11 6 R.G. Acton 1896-98 10 7 C.L. Upton 1895 5 3 Henry Thornton 1894 7 1 W.J. Keller 1893 6 1 Elliott H. Jones 1890-92 8 5 Totals 119 553 548 * Coach McGugin missed the 1918 season on

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 7 2 2 1 0 2 19 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 50

military duty during World War I.

** Coach Sanders missed the 1943-45 seasons on military duty during World War II.

Red Sanders returned to his alma mater in 1940, leading Vanderbilt to a 36-22-2 record before moving to UCLA. Sanders is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Yearly Results 40-0

11/7 11/14 11/26 12/4

1891 (3-1-0) Coach: Elliott H. Jones Captain: Elliott Jones Sewanee W Washington (Mo.)* L Sewanee* W Washington (Mo.) W

22-0 6-24 26-4 4-0

10/15 10/21 10/28 11/5 11/12 11/17 11/19 11/24

1892 (4-4-0) Coach: Elliott H. Jones Captain: Elliott H. Jones Sewanee L 4-22 Tennessee* W 22-4 Nashville* W 40-0 Washington (Mo.)* L 4-14 Sewanee* L 14-28 Tennessee W 10-0 Georgia Tech W 20-10 North Carolina* L 0-24

--- --- 11/6 11/12 11/19 11/23 12/1

1893 (6-1-0) Coach: W.J. Keller Captain: W.J. Keller Memphis* Sewanee Auburn Georgia* Louisville Sewanee* Central (Ky.)*

10/6 10/20 10/27 11/4 11/10 11/21 11/24 11/29

1894 (7-1-0) Coach: Henry Thornton Captain: W.J. Keller Memphis W Centre* W Louisville L Auburn W Mississippi* W Central (Ky.)* W Cumberland W Sewanee* W

10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/7 11/12 11/16 11/23 11/28

1895 (5-3-1) Coach: C.L. Upton Captain: W.P. Connell Missouri Central (Ky.) North Carolina* Centre* Auburn Nashville AC Virginia Georgia Sewanee

Nov. 27, 1890

On Thanksgiving, Vanderbilt plays its first game, topping nearby Peabody Normal School. Elliott Jones was coach and captain.

Nov. 7, 1891

W 68-0 W 10-8 L 10-30 W 35-0 W 36-12 W 10-0 W 12-0

L W L T W W L W W

64-0 6-0 8-10 20-4 40-0 34-6 62-0 12-0

0-16 10-0 0-12 0-0 9-6 20-4 4-6 6-0 18-6

10/10 10/17 10/24 --- --- --- 11/27

1896 (3-2-2) Coach: R.G. Acton Captain: W.P. Connell Kentucky* Centre Central (Ky.)* Missouri Southwestern Nashville* Sewanee

10/19 10/30 --- 11/26 12/7

1897 (6-0-1) Coach: R.G. Acton Captain: H.M. Boogher Kentucky State W Central (Ky.)* W VMI* W Kentucky W North Carolina W Sewanee* W Virginia* T

24-0 14-0 12-0 50-0 31-0 10-0 0-0

10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/25

1898 (1-5-0) Coach: R.G. Acton Captain: Joe Goodson Cincinnati* L Georgia L Nashville* W Virginia L Central (Ky.)* L Sewanee* L

0-10 0-4 5-0 0-18 0-10 4-19

W L T L W T W

6-0 0-46 0-0 6-26 36-0 0-0 10-4

10/6 10/13 10/20 10/30 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25

1899 (7-2-0) Coach: J.L. Crane Captain: Walter H. Simmons Cumberland W 32-0 Miami (Ohio)* W 12-0 Cincinnati* L 0-6 Indiana* L 0-20 Mississippi W 11-0 Bethel* W 22-0 Texas* W 6-0 Central (Ky.)* W 21-16 Nashville W 5-0

10/6 10/13 10/22 --- 11/3 --- --- --- 11/29

1900 (4-4-1) Coach: J.L. Crane Captain: J.F.H. Barbee Mississippi* W 6-0 Texas L 0-22 Tennessee* T 0-0 Centre* L 0-11 North Carolina* L 0-48 Central (Ky.)* W 27-0 Sewanee* L 10-11 Bethel* W 29-0 Nashville* W 18-0

Dec. 7, 1897

After ending the season 6-0 and unscored upon, Vanderbilt agrees to host Virginia for the Southern Championship. The teams play to a classic 0-0 tie in front of 2,500 fans.

Vanderbilt and Sewanee, charter members of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference, play their first game. The rivalry, typically reserved for Thanksgiving Day, continues into WWII. When the series ended in 1944, Vanderbilt owned a 40-8-4 advantage.

10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/28

1901 (6-1-1) Coach: W.H. Watkins Captain: John E. Edgerton Kentucky* W 22-0 Central (Ky.)* W 25-0 Georgia* W 47-0 Auburn W 44-0 Washington (Mo.) L 11-12 Tennessee* W 22-0 Sewanee* T 0-0 Nashville W 10-0

10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 10/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 11/23

1906 (8-1-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Daniel B. Blake Jr. Kentucky* W Mississippi* W Alabama* W Texas* W Michigan L Rose Polytechnic* W Georgia Tech W Carlisle* W Sewanee* W

28-0 29-0 78-0 45-0 4-10 33-0 37-6 4-0 20-0

9/27 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/17 11/27

1902 (8-1-0) Coach: W.H. Watkins Captain: H.W. Davis Cumberland Mississippi Central (Ky.) Tennessee* Washington (Mo.)* Kentucky* Tulane LSU* Sewanee*

W 45-0 W 29-0 W 24-17 W 12-5 W 33-12 W 16-5 W 23-5 W 27-5 L 5-11

10/5 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23

1907 (5-1-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: R.E. Blake Kentucky* Navy Rose Polytechnic* Michigan* Mississippi* Georgia Tech* Sewanee*

10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

1903 (6-1-1) Coach: J.H. Henry Captain: Frank Kyle Cumberland* Alabama* Tennessee* Mississippi Georgia Texas Washington (Mo.)* Sewanee*

L W W W W T W W

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/26

1908 (7-2-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: J. Vaughn Blake Southwestern* W Maryville* W Rose Polytechnic* W Clemson* W Mississippi* W Michigan L Tennessee* W Ohio State* L Washington (Mo.) W Sewanee* T

11-5 32-0 32-0 41-0 29-0 6-24 16-9 6-17 28-0 6-6

9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/25

1909 (7-3-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: H.H. Williams Southwestern* W Mercer* W Rose Polytechnic* W Alumni* L Auburn* W Mississippi* W Tennessee* W Ohio State L Washington (Mo.) W Sewanee* L

52-0 28-5 28-3 0-3 17-0 17-0 51-0 0-5 12-0 5-16

0-6 30-0 40-0 33-0 33-0 5-5 41-0 10-5

10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/24

1904 (9-0-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Thomas B. Graham Mississippi State* W Georgetown (Ky.)* W Mississippi* W Missouri Mines* W Central (Ky.) W Centre W Nashville* W Tennessee* W Sewanee* W

61-0 66-0 69-0 29-4 97-0 22-0 81-0 22-0 27-0

9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/18 11/30

1905 (7-1-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Innis Brown Maryville* Alabama* Michigan Tennessee* Texas* Auburn* Clemson* Sewanee*

97-0 34-0 0-18 45-0 33-0 54-0 41-0 68-4

The "Point-A-Minute" Commodores

Scholars in Uniform

McGugin's first squad in 1904, left, went 9-0, outscoring its opponents by a remarkable 452-4 margin.

Two top players on the 1903 squad, John J. Tigert and Bob Blake, became Rhodes scholars after their playing days.

The "Commodores"

In 1897, former QB William Beard first applied the "Commodore" nickname as a staffer at the Nashville Banner.

W W L W W W W W

W 40-0 T 6-6 W 65-10 L 0-8 W 60-0 W 54-0 W 17-12

Nov. 24, 1906

The famed Carisle Indians fall 4-0 to the Commodores.

Nov. 7, 1908

The 'Dores win their 20th straight versus Southern Sept. 17, 1904 Conference One-time Michigan star and recent law school grad Dan McGugin arrives as Vanderbilt's coach. By the time foes,16-9 over he retires, McGugin will become a legend of the sport. Tennessee.

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History

11/27

1890 (1-0) Coach: Elliott H. Jones Captain: Elliott H. Jones Nashville* W


History

Yearly results 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/24

1910 (8-0-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: W.D. Neely Mooney* Rose Polytechnic* Castle Heights* Tennessee* Yale Mississippi* LSU* Georgia Tech Sewanee*

9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 12/9

1911 (8-1-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Ray Morrison Birmingham So.* W Maryville* W Rose Polytechnic* W Central (Ky.)* W Michigan L Georgia* W Kentucky W Mississippi* W Sewanee* W

9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/28

1912 (8-1-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Lewie Hardage Bethel* W 105-0 Maryville* W 100-3 Rose Polytechnic* W 54-0 Georgia W 46-0 Mississippi* W 24-0 Virginia* W 13-0 Harvard L 3-9 Central (Ky.)* W 23-0 Auburn T 7-7 Sewanee* W 16-0

10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

1913 (5-3-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Enoch Brown Maryville* W 59-0 Central (Ky.)* W 48-0 Henderson-Brown* W 33-0 Michigan L 2-33 Virginia L 0-34 Tennessee* W 7-6 Auburn* L 6-14 Sewanee* W 63-13

10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

1914 (2-6-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Ammie Sikes Henderson-Brown* W 42-6 Michigan L 3-23 Central (Ky.)* W 59-0 North Carolina* L 9-10 Virginia* L 7-20 Tennessee L 14-16 Auburn L 0-6 Sewanee* L 13-14

W W W W T W W W W

34-0 23-0 14-0 18-0 0-0 9-2 22-0 23-0 23-6

40-0 46-0 33-0 45-0 8-9 17-0 18-0 21-0 31-0

9/25 10/2 10/9 10/13 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/28

1915 (9-1-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: H.R. Cohen MTSU* Southwestern* Georgetown (Ky.)* Cumberland* Henderson-Brown* Mississippi Tennessee* Virginia Auburn Sewanee*

9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25

1916 (7-1-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Irby R. Curry Southwestern* W Transylvania* W Kentucky W Mississippi* W Virginia* W Rose Polytechnic* W Tennessee L Auburn W Sewanee* T

10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/29

1917 (5-3-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Alfred T. Adams Transylvania* W Chicago L Kentucky* W Howard (Samford)* W Georgia Tech L Alabama W Auburn* L Sewanee* W

10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/28

1918 (4-2-0) Coach: Ray Morrison Captain: Herman Daves Camp Greenleaf* L Camp Hancock* L Kentucky* W Tennessee* W Auburn W Sewanee* W

10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/27

1919 (5-1-2) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Josh Cody Union (Tenn.)* Tennessee* Georgia Tech Auburn* Kentucky* Alabama* Virginia* Sewanee*

158

86-0 42-0 45-0 35-0 27-6 67-0 6-10 20-9 0-0

41-0 0-48 5-0 69-0 0-83 7-2 7-31 13-6

0-6 6-25 33-0 76-0 21-0 40-0

W 41-0 T 3-3 L 0-20 W 7-6 T 0-0 W 16-12 W 10-6 W 33-21

Playing the Texas State Fair

The Golden Years

Dan McGugin's Commodores took on all comers, and rarely failed to deliver a victory. Traveling by rail across much of the nation, the program compiled a 124-30 record from 1904-22.

W 51-0 W 47-0 W 75-0 W 60-0 W 100-0 W 91-0 W 35-0 L 10-35 W 17-0 W 28-3

Before Oklahoma and Texas started the Red River Shootout, it was Vanderbilt vs. Texas at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. Vanderbilt won five of seven games with the Longhorns between 1921 and 1928.

Overpowering Commodores

From 1910 to 1912, McGugin's teams went 24-2-1, and outscored their opponents by a combined 816-35 margin. Above, fans line Curry Field with Model Ts to watch 1910 game.

10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/13 11/19

1920 (5-3-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: John C. Floyd Birmingham-So.* W 54-0 Tennessee W 20-0 Georgia Tech* L 0-44 Auburn L 6-56 Kentucky* W 20-0 Alabama L 7-14 MTSU W 34-0 Virginia* T 7-7 Sewanee* W 21-3 1921 (7-0-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: W.J. Wade MTSU* W 34-0 Mercer* W 42-0 Kentucky W 21-14 Texas W 20-0 Tennessee* W 14-0 Alabama W 14-0 Georgia* T 7-7 Sewanee* W 9-0

9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25

1922 (8-0-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Jess C. Neely MTSU* W 38-0 Henderson-Brown* W 33-0 Michigan* T 0-0 Texas W 20-10 Mercer* W 25-0 Tennessee W 14-6 Kentucky* W 9-0 Georgia W 12-0 Sewanee* W 26-0

10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24

1923 (5-2-1) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Oliver W. Kuhn Howard (Samford)* W Michigan L Texas L Tulane* W Mississippi State* T Tennessee* W Georgia* W Sewanee* W

9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29

1924 (5-3-2) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: E.E. Kelly Henderson-Brown* Birmingham So.* Quantico Marines Tulane Georgia* Auburn* Mississippi State* Georgia Tech Minnesota Sewanee*

10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27

Aug. 10, 1918

One of the greatest and most beloved Commodores of all-time, Irby "Rabbit" Curry, gave his life defending America in the skies over France. Curry was a standout quarterback from 1914-16, a scholar and student leader. As a senior, classmates elected him "Bachelor of Ugliness" – the highest award given to a male Vanderbilt undergrad.

27-0 0-3 0-16 17-0 0-0 51-7 35-7 7-0

W 13-0 W 61-0 T 13-13 L 13-21 L 0-3 T 13-0 W 18-0 W 3-0 W 16-0 L 0-16

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

1925 (6-3-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Gil Reese MTSU* Henderson-Brown* Texas* Tennessee* Georgia Mississippi* Georgia Tech* Auburn Sewanee*

W W W W L W L L W

9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20

1926 (8-1-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Neil Cargile MTSU* Alabama Bryson* Texas Georgia* Southwestern* Georgia Tech Tennessee* Sewanee*

W 69-0 L 7-19 W 48-0 W 7-0 W 14-13 W 50-0 W 13-7 W 20-3 W 13-0

9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3

1927 (8-1-2) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Vernon Sharp Jr. Chattanooga W 45-18 Ouachita* W 39-10 Centre W 53-6 Texas L 6-13 Tulane* W 32-0 Kentucky W 34-6 Georgia Tech* T 0-0 Tennessee T 7-7 Maryland* W 39-20 Sewanee* W 26-6 Alabama W 14-7

9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1

27-0 41-0 14-6 34-7 7-26 7-0 0-7 9-10 19-7

1928 (8-2-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: James Armistead Chattanooga W 20-0 Colgate* W 12-7 Texas W 13-12 Tulane W 13-6 Virginia* W 34-0 Kentucky* W 14-7 Georgia Tech L 7-19 Tennessee* L 0-6 Centre* W 26-0 Sewanee* W 13-0

Oct. 14, 1922

McGugin invites powerful Michigan as the Commodores' initial opponent in Dudley Field. The teams play to a 0-0 tie before a huge crowd. The tie was preserved when captain Jess Neely recovered a fumble near in Commodore goal.

McGugin's Assistants

Dan McGugin, middle, is shown in 1922 with new assistant Wallace Wade, far left, an eventual Hall of Famer. The 1922 team captain, Jess Neely, later became a legend.

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Yearly Results

9/29 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 12/1

1930 (8-2-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Joe Scheffer Chattanooga* W Minnesota W Virginia Tech W Spring Hill* W Alabama L Mississippi* W Georgia Tech W Tennessee* L Auburn* W Maryland* W

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/26

1931 (5-4-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Amos Leonard Western Kentucky* W 52-0 North Carolina* W 13-0 Ohio State W 26-21 Tulane* L 0-19 Georgia L 0-9 Georgia Tech W 49-7 Maryland* W 39-12 Tennessee L 7-21 Alabama* L 6-14

9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/24

1932 (6-1-2) Coach: Dan McGugin game captains selected Mercer* W North Carolina W Western Kentucky* W Tulane T Georgia* W Georgia Tech* W Maryland W Tennessee* T Alabama L

9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21

19-7 26-6 6-15 41-2 33-0 13-0 23-7 0-13 26-6

39-0 33-7 40-0 27-6 7-12 24-0 6-0 0-13 27-0 22-7

20-7 39-7 26-0 6-6 12-6 12-0 13-0 0-0 0-20

1933 (4-3-3/2-2-2 6th) Coach: Dan McGugin game captains selected Cumberland* W 50-0 Oklahoma T 0-0 North Carolina* W 20-13 Ohio State L 0-20 Mississippi State* T 7-7

Nov. 29, 1934

After three decades at the helm of Commodore football, Dan McGugin steps aside to become athletics director. He retired with a remarkable 197-55-19 record. He ranks among the NCAA Top 20 in all-time wins.

10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/30

LSU Georgia Tech Sewanee* Tennessee Alabama*

T 7-7 W 9-6 W 27-14 L 6-33 L 0-7

9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/29

1934 (6-3/4-3 6th) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: Eugene Beck Mississippi State* W 7-0 Georgia Tech W 27-12 Cincinnati W 32-0 Auburn* W 7-6 LSU* L 0-29 Geo. Washington W 7-6 Sewanee* W 19-0 Tennessee* L 6-13 Alabama* L 0-34

9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/28

1935 (7-3/5-1 2nd) Coach Ray Morrison Captain: Charles W. Geny Union (Tenn.)* W 34-0 Mississippi State* W 14-9 Cumberland* W 32-7 Temple L 3-6 Fordham L 7-13 LSU* L 2-7 Georgia Tech W 14-13 Sewanee* W 46-0 Tennessee W 13-7 Alabama* W 14-6

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/25

1936 (3-5-1/1-3-1 9th) Coach: Ray Morrison Captain: Herbert G. Plasman MTSU* W 45-0 Chicago W 37-0 Southwestern* L 0-12 SMU L 0-16 Georgia Tech* T 0-0 LSU* (#8) L 0-19 Sewanee* W 14-0 Tennessee* L 13-26 Alabama (#3) L 6-14

1937 (7-2/4-2 4th) Coach: Ray Morrison Captain: Carl C. Hinkle Jr. 9/25 Kentucky* W 10/2 Chicago* W 10/8 Southwestern W 10/13 SMU* W 10/2 (#20) LSU* (#6) W 10/31 (#7) Georgia Tech L 11/7 Sewanee* W 11/13 Tennessee W 11/25 (#12) Alabama* (#4) L

12-0 18-0 17-6 6-0 7-6 0-14 41-0 13-7 7-9

1938 (6-3/4-3 6th) Coach: Ray Morrison Captain: Marvin A.Franklin Jr. 9/24 Washington (Mo.) W 10/1 Western Kentucky* W 10/8 Kentucky W 10/15 Mississippi* W 10/22 (#16) LSU L 10/29 Georgia Tech* W 11/5 Sewanee* W 11/12 Tennessee* (#4) L 11/24 Alabama L

9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/30

1939 (2-7-1/1-6 11th) Coach: Ray Morrison Captain: Raymond Andrus Tennessee Tech* T Rice W Kentucky* L VMI* L Georgia Tech L LSU* L Mississippi L Sewanee* W Tennessee (#1) L Alabama L

9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30

1940 (3-6-1/1-5-1 11th) Coach: Red Sanders Captain: John Ellis Washington & Lee* W 19-0 Princeton L 6-7 Kentucky* T 7-7 Georgia Tech L 0-19 LSU L 0-7 Mississippi L 7-13 Sewanee* W 20-0 Tennessee Tech* W 21-0 Alabama (#17) L 21-25 Tennessee* (#6) L 0-20

13-13 13-12 13-21 13-20 6-14 6-12 7-14 25-7 0-13 0-39

1941 (8-2/3-2 6th) Coach: Red Sanders Captain: Joe Atkinson 9/27 Purdue W 3-0 10/4 Tennessee Tech* W 42-0 10/11 Kentucky W 39-15 10/18 (#18) Georgia Tech* W 14-7 10/25 (#15) Princeton* W 46-7 11/1 (#10) Tulane* L 14-34 11/8 Sewanee* W 20-0 11/15 Louisville W 68-0 11/22 Alabama* (#7) W 7-0 11/29 (#12) Tennessee L 7-26

Oct. 23, 1937

McGugin picked one of his best Commodore players, Ray Morrison, as a replacement. Morrison came after a stellar tenure as SMU's coach.

W 52-0 W 26-0 W 7-6 L 0-33 W 66-0 L 21-28 W 19-0 W 27-0 L 7-27 L 7-19

1943 (5-0) Coach: E.H. Alley Captains: James Hamilton, Bob Hamilton; Captain-Elect Bernie Rohling joined the U.S. Marine Corps Tennessee Tech W 30-0 Camp Campbell W 40-14 Milligan* W 26-6 Carson-Newman* W 12-6 Tennessee Tech* W 47-7

1944 (3-0-1) Coach: Doby Bartling Captains: Lee Austin, Dick Bostick 10/7 Sewanee T 0-0 10/28 Tennessee Tech* W 19-7 11/4 Tennessee Tech W 20-9 11/23 Sewanee* W 28-7 1945 (3-6/2-4 9th) Coach: Doby Bartling Captains: D. Bostick, James Hamilton 9/29 Tennessee Tech* W 12-0 10/6 Mississippi* L 7-14 10/13 Florida W 7-0 10/20 Kentucky* W 19-6 10/27 LSU (#13) L 7-39 11/3 VMI* L 13-27 11/10 Chattanooga* L 6-13 11/17 Alabama* (#3) L 0-71 12/1 Tennessee (#17) L 0-45

9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/30

1946 (5-4/3-4 7th) Coach: Red Sanders Captain: Alf Satterfield Tennessee Tech* W Mississippi W Florida* W Kentucky L LSU* L Auburn W N.C. State* (#20) W Alabama L Tennessee* (#8) L

35-0 7-0 20-0 7-10 0-14 19-0 7-0 7-12 6-7

Sanders' 1941 Staff

Early in the game against No. 6 LSU, tackle Greer Ricketson took the ball cleverly hidden on the ground by the Vanderbilt quarterback and rambled 50 yards for a score. The 'Dores would win 7-6.

Looking Within to Replace a Legend

20-0 12-0 14-7 13-7 0-7 13-7 14-0 0-14 0-7

1942 (6-4/2-4 8th) Coach: Red Sanders Captain: Fred Holder 9/26 Tennessee Tech* 10/3 Purdue* 10/10 Kentucky 10/17 (#12) Mississippi State* 10/24 Centre* 10/31 Tulane 11/7 Mississippi 11/14 Union (Tenn.) 11/21 Alabama (#9) 11/28 Tennessee* (#10)

Vanderbilt Head Coach Red Sanders, far left, hired excellent assistants. In 1941, his staff included a future legend in Paul "Bear" Bryant, who mentored Commodore linemen in the 1941-42 seasons.

Nov. 22, 1941

In his second year, Sanders returned the 'Dores to prominence. Their 7-0 win over Alabama on this date gave the team a 8-1 mark.

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Defense After WWII

Sanders' 1946 squad posted five shutouts, including four against conference foes.

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9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23

1929 (7-2-0) Coach: Dan McGugin Captain: John Neil Brown Mississippi* W Ouachita* W Minnesota L Auburn W Maryville* W Alabama* W Georgia Tech* W Tennessee L Sewanee* W


History

Yearly results 1947 (6-4/3-3 5th) Coach: Red Sanders Captains: John North, Tex Robertson 9/27 Northwestern W 3-0 10/4 Alabama* W 14-7 10/11 (#10) Mississippi* (#18) W 10-6 10/18 (#10) Kentucky* (#20) L 0-14 10/25 (#19) LSU* (#18) L 13-19 11/1 Auburn* W 28-0 11/8 Tennessee Tech* W 68-0 11/14 Miami (Fla.) W 33-7 11/22 Maryland* L 6-20 11/29 Tennessee L 7-12

9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1

1951 (6-5/3-5 7th) Coach: Bill Edwards Captain: Bob Werckle MTSU* W Auburn L Alabama* W Mississippi W Florida L Georgia Tech* (#3) L Chattanooga* W LSU W Tulane* L Memphis* W Tennessee (#1) L

22-7 14-24 22-20 34-20 13-33 7-8 19-14 20-13 10-14 13-7 27-35

1948 (8-2-1/4-2-1 4th) Coach: Red Sanders Captain: John Clark 9/25 Georgia Tech* L 0-13 10/2 Alabama T 14-14 10/9 Mississippi (#14) L 7-20 10/16 Kentucky W 26-7 10/23 Yale W 35-0 10/29 Auburn W 47-0 11/6 LSU* W 48-7 11/13 Marshall* W 56-0 11/20 Maryland* W 34-0 11/27 (#15) Tennessee* W 28-6 12/3 (#12) Miami (Fla.) W 33-6

1952 (3-5-2/1-4-1 11th) Coach: Bill Edwards Captains: John Cheadle, Don Wade 9/20 Georgia* L 7-19 9/27 Virginia L 0-27 10/4 Northwestern T 20-20 11/11 Mississippi* T 21-21 10/18 Florida* W 20-13 10/25 Georgia Tech (#5) L 0-30 11/1 Wash. & Lee* W 67-7 11/7 Miami (Fla.) W 9-0 11/15 Tulane L 7-16 11/29 Tennessee* (#9) L 0-46

1949 (5-5/4-4 7th) Coach: Bill Edwards Captain: Carl Copp Georgia Tech Alabama* Mississippi* Florida Arkansas* Auburn* LSU (#17) Tulane* Marshall* Tennessee (#18)

1953 (3-7/1-5 7th) Coach: Art Guepe Captain: Larry Stone Pennsylvania Alabama* Mississippi Baylor (#8) Virginia* Georgia Tech* (#8) Kentucky* (#14) Tulane MTSU* Tennessee

9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26

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1950 (7-4/3-4 9th) Coach: Bill Edwards Captain: Russ Faulkinberry 9/23 MTSU* W 9/30 Auburn* W 10/7 Alabama* (#12) W 10/14 (#19) Mississippi* W 10/21 (#13) Florida* L 10/28 Arkansas W 11/3 Chattanooga W 11/11 LSU* L 11/18 Memphis W 11/25 Tulane L 12/2 Tennessee* (#4) L

7-12 14-7 28-27 22-17 6-7 26-7 13-33 14-41 27-6 20-26

47-0 41-0 27-22 20-14 27-31 14-13 34-12 7-33 29-13 6-35 0-43

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7-13 12-21 6-28 6-47 28-13 0-43 14-40 21-7 31-13 6-33

1954 (2-7/1-5 11th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Pete Williams, John Hall 9/25 Baylor (#10) L 19-25 10/2 Alabama L 14-28 10/9 Mississippi* (#7) L 7-22 10/16 Georgia L 14-16 10/30 Rice (#19) L 13-34 11/6 Kentucky L 7-19 11/13 Tulane* L 0-6 11/20 Villanova* W 34-19 11/27 Tennessee* W 26-0

Returning Nalley

Oct. 16, 1948

After a 20-7 loss at No. 14 Ole Miss, Vanderbilt defeats Kentucky 26-7, starting an eight-game win streak. The Commodores outscored the eight opponents 307-26. By season's end, AP pollsters ranked Red Sanders' squad No. 12 in the nation.

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28

Nobody could return a punt like Lee Nalley. From 1947-49, Nalley set numerous NCAA records, including running back five punts for touchdowns.

Oct. 7, 1950

Behind Nashville native and All-SEC quarterback Bill Wade, the Commodores beat No. 12 Alabama 27-22 in Mobile. The team reaches a No. 13 ranking.

1955 (8-3/4-3 5th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Larry Frank, Jim Cunningham 9/24 Georgia L 13-14 10/1 Alabama* W 21-6 10/8 Mississippi L 0-13 10/14 Chattanooga W 12-0 10/22 MTSU* W 46-0 10/29 Virginia* W 34-7 11/5 Kentucky* (#17) W 34-0 11/12 Tulane W 20-7 11/19 Florida* W 21-8 11/26 (#19) Tennessee L 14-20 12/31 Auburn (#8 )^ W 25-13 ^ Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla. 1956 (5-5/2-5 8th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Don Orr, Art Demmas 9/22 Georgia* W 9/29 (#15) Chattanooga* W 10/6 (#18) Alabama W 10/13 (#13) Mississippi (#7) L 10/20 Florida* L 10/27 MTSU W 11/3 Virginia W 11/10 Kentucky L 11/17 Tulane* L 12/1 Tennessee* (#2) L

9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30

14-0 46-7 32-7 0-16 7-21 23-13 6-2 6-7 6-13 7-27

1957 (5-3-2/3-3-1 6th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Bob Laws, Phil King Missouri* T 7-7 Georgia W 9-6 Alabama* T 6-6 Mississippi* (#14) L 0-28 Penn State W 32-20 LSU* W 7-0 Kentucky* W 12-7 Florida L 7-14 The Citadel* W 27-0 Tennessee (#18) L 6-20

1958 (5-2-3/2-1-3 4th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Billy Grover 9/20 Missouri W 12-8 9/27 Georgia* W 21-14 10/4 (#20) Alabama T 0-0 10/11 Clemson* (#8) L 7-12 10/18 Florida (#18) T 6-6 10/25 Virginia* W 39-6 10/31 Miami (Fla.) W 28-15 11/8 Kentucky T 0-0 11/15 Tulane* W 12-0 11/29 (#15) Tennessee* L 6-10

Scoreless Ties

9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28

1959 (5-3-2/3-2-2 6th) Coach: Art Guepe Captain: Tom Moore Georgia (#17) L Alabama* T Mississippi* (#5) L Florida* (#19) W Virginia W Minnesota L Kentucky* W Tulane T Florence (Ala.) State* W Tennessee W

9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26

1960 (3-7/1-6 12th) Coach: Art Guepe Captain: Fred Riggs Georgia* L 7-18 Alabama (#15) L 0-21 Mississippi* (#2) L 0-26 Florida L 0-12 Marquette W 23-6 Clemson* W 22-20 Kentucky L 0-27 William & Mary* W 22-8 Tulane* L 0-20 Tennessee* L 0-35

1961 (2-8/1-6 12th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Cody Brinkley, Ed Creagh 9/23 West Virginia* W 16-6 9/30 Georgia W 21-0 10/7 Alabama* (#4) L 6-35 10/14 UCLA L 21-28 12/21 Florida* L 0-7 10/28 Mississippi (#2) L 0-47 11/11 Kentucky* L 3-16 11/17 Tulane L 14-17 11/25 South Carolina* L 7-23 12/2 Tennessee L 7-41 1962 (1-9/1-6 12th) Coach: Art Guepe Captains: Jule Crocker, Mike Reese 9/22 West Virginia L 0-26 9/29 Georgia* L 0-10 10/6 Alabama (#2) L 7-17 10/13 The Citadel* L 6-21 10/20 Florida L 7-42 10/27 Mississippi* (#7) L 0-35 11/3 Boston College* L 22-27 10/10 Kentucky L 0-7 11/17 Tulane W 20-0 12/1 Tennessee* L 0-30

Competing on the road in 1958, the Commodores played to 0-0 ties at Alabama and Kentucky, and to a 6-6 draw at Florida.

Oct. 14, 1955

A 12-0 shutout of Chattanooga sparks Vanderbilt run that leads to the team's first bowl appearance. Gator Bowl officials paired the Commodores against No. 8 Auburn after Vanderbilt's 7-3 regular season.

6-21 7-7 0-33 13-6 33-0 6-20 11-6 6-6 42-7 14-0

Dec. 31, 1955

Bouyed by five fumble recoveries, the Commodores defeat Auburn 25-13 in the 11th annual Gator Bowl. The offensive attack was All-America halfback Charley Horton, at left, and quarterback Don Orr, who scored two touchdowns despite a dislocated shoulder.

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Yearly Results

1963 (1-7-2/0-5-2 10th) Coach: Jack Green Captain: Sam Sullins Furman* L 13-14 Georgia L 0-20 Alabama* (#2) L 6-21 Florida* L 0-21 Mississippi (#5) L 7-27 Boston College L 6-19 Kentucky* T 0-0 Tulane T 10-10 Geo. Washington* W 31-0 Tennessee* L 0-14

1966 (1-9/0-6 10th) Coach: Jack Green Captains: Dave Maddux, Jim Thomas 9/17 The Citadel* W 24-0 9/24 Georgia Tech L 0-42 10/1 Florida* L 0-13 10/15 Virginia Tech L 6-21 10/22 Alabama (#4) L 6-42 10/29 Tulane* L 12-13 11/5 Kentucky L 10-14 11/12 Navy* L 14-30 11/19 Mississippi L 0-34 11/26 Tennessee L 0-28

1969 (4-6/2-3 7th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: Bob Asher, Bill McDonald 9/20 Michigan L 14-42 9/27 Army* L 6-16 10/4 North Carolina L 22-38 10/11 Alabama* (#13) W 14-10 10/18 Georgia* (#14) L 8-40 10/25 Florida (#10) L 20-41 11/1 Tulane W 26-23 11/8 Kentucky* W 42-6 11/22 Davidson* W 63-8 11/29 Tennessee (#10) L 27-40

1964 (3-6-1/1-4-9th) Coach: Jack Green Captains: Dave Malone, Bill Juday, Willard Fuqua 9/19 Georgia Tech L 2-14 9/26 Georgia* L 0-7 10/3 Alabama (#4) L 0-24 10/10 Wake Forest* W 9-6 10/17 Geo. Washington W 14-0 10/24 Mississippi* T 7-7 11/7 Kentucky L 21-22 11/14 Tulane* L 2-7 11/20 Miami (Fla.)* L 17-35 11/28 Tennessee* W 7-0

1967 (2-7-1/0-6 9th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: Bob Goodridge, Sid Ransom 9/23 Georgia Tech* L 10-17 9/30 William & Mary* W 14-12 10/7 North Carolina W 21-7 10/14 Alabama* (#7) L 21-35 10/28 Florida L 22-27 11/4 Tulane L 14-27 11/11 Kentucky L 7-12 11/18 Navy T 35-35 11/25 Mississippi* L 7-28 12/2 Tennessee (#2) L 14-41

1970 (4-7/1-5 9th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: Steve Fritts, Mal Wall, John Robinson 9/12 Chattanooga* W 39-6 9/19 The Citadel* W 52-0 9/26 Mississippi State L 6-20 10/3 No. Carolina* (#19) L 7-10 10/10 Alabama L 11-35 10/17 Georgia L 3-37 10/24 Mississippi* (#13) L 16-26 10/31 Tulane* L 7-10 11/7 Kentucky W 18-17 11/21 Tampa W 36-28 11/28 Tennessee* (#7) L 6-24

9/21 9/28 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30

9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/27

1965 (2-7-1/1-5 9th) Coach: Jack Green Captain: Lane Wolbe Georgia Tech* T Georgia L Wake Forest L Alabama* L Virginia Tech* W Mississippi L Tulane W Kentucky* L Miami (Fla.)* L Tennessee (#9) L

Nov. 28, 1964

A two-yard rushing touchdown by senior running back Bob Sullins – the first of his career – gives Vanderbilt its margin in a 7-0 victory over Tennessee.

Oct. 11, 1969

10-10 10-24 0-7 7-22 21-10 7-24 13-0 0-34 14-28 3-21

1968 (5-4-1/2-3-1 8th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: Mike Giltner, Rex Raines 9/21 VMI* W 25-12 9/28 Army W 17-13 10/5 North Carolina* L 7-8 10/12 Alabama L 7-31 10/19 Georgia (#10) L 6-32 10/26 Florida* (#15) T 14-14 11/2 Tulane* W 21-7 11/9 Kentucky W 6-0 11/23 Davidson W 53-20 11/30 Tennessee* (#7) L 7-10

Oct. 26, 1968

Trailing by a touchdown late vs. No. 15 Florida, John Miller hits Jim Cunningham on a 33-yard scoring strike to pull the Commodores even in an eventual

Playing with a hurt shoulder, Watson Brown hits Jim Cunningham with game-winning 10-yard touchdown in Commodores' 14-10 victory over No. 13 Alabama.

1971 (4-6-1/1-5 7th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: John Carney, John Drake 9/11 Chattanooga* W 20-19 9/18 Louisville* T 0-0 9/25 Mississippi State W 49-19 10/2 Virginia L 23-27 10/9 Alabama* (#6) L 0-42 10/16 Georgia (#8) L 0-24 10/23 Mississippi L 7-28 10/30 Tulane W 13-9 11/6 Kentucky* L 7-14

Sept. 15, 1973

Tampa* Tennessee (#11)

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10-7 7-19

1972 (3-8/1-5 7th) Coach: Bill Pace Captains: Jim Avery, Joe Cook, Ken Stone 9/9 Chattanooga* W 24-7 9/23 Mississippi State* L 6-10 9/30 Alabama (#6) L 21-48 10/7 Virginia* W 10-7 10/14 William & Mary W 21-17 10/21 Georgia L 3-28 10/28 Mississippi* L 7-31 11/11 Tulane* L 7-21 11/18 Kentucky L 13-14 11/25 Tampa L 7-30 12/2 Tennessee* (#12) L 10-30 1973 (5-6/1-5 9th) Coach: Steve Sloan Captains: Mark Ilgenfritz, Bo Patton 9/15 Chattanooga* W 14-12 9/22 Mississippi State L 21-52 9/29 Alabama* (#5) L 0-44 10/6 Virginia W 39-22 10/13 William & Mary* W 20-7 10/20 Georgia* W 18-14 10/27 Mississippi L 14-24 11/10 Kentucky* L 17-27 11/17 Tulane L 3-24 11/24 Tampa* W 18-16 12/1 Tennessee (#19) L 17-20

Oct. 12, 1974

Steve Sloan directs his first game as Vanderbilt's head coach as the Commodores beat Chattanoga.

Steve Sloan's Commodores show signs of progress, taking a 24-3 lead en route to 24-10 victory over No. 8 Florida.

In 1973

In an early-season practice, assistant Bill Parcells wonders aloud if there's a punter among the team ranks. Tight end Barry Burton raises his hand, wins the job, and becomes an All-America in 1975.

11/20 11/27

Picture Day, 1974

Mammoth defensive end Dennis Harrison shares a moment with a young Commodore fan.

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Dec. 28, 1974

Played on a muddy day in Atlanta, the Peach Bowl (above) between Vanderbilt and Texas Tech was ruled by defense, as the Commodores and Red Raiders slugged to a 6-6 tie.

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Art Guepe's 1955 Commodores won six straight getting to the Gator Bowl where they defeated No. 8 Auburn 25-13


History

Yearly results 1982 (8-4/4-2 3rd) Coach: George MacIntyre Capts.: Allama Matthews, Joe Staley, Whit Taylor 9/11 Memphis W 24-14 9/18 No. Carolina (#11) L 10-34 9/25 Alabama (#4) L 21-24 10/2 Tulane* W 24-21 10/9 Florida* (#14) W 31-29 10/16 Georgia (#4) L 13-27 10/23 Mississippi* W 19-10 11/6 Kentucky W 23-10 11/13 Virginia Tech* W 45-0 11/20 Chattanooga* W 27-16 11/27 Tennessee* W 28-21 12/31 Air Force ^ L 28-36 ^ Hall of Fame Bowl, Birmingham

The 1974 Commodores, coached by Steve Sloan, defeated Florida and tied Tennessee en route to the Peach Bowl

9/14 9/21 9/28 10/12 10/9 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/28

1974 (7-3-2/2-3-1 7th) Coach: Steve Sloan Captain: David Lee Chattanooga* W VMI* W Alabama (#4) L Florida* (#8) W Georgia L Mississippi* W Army W Kentucky L Tulane* W Louisville W Tennessee* T Texas Tech ^ T ^ Peach Bowl, Atlanta, Ga.

28-6 45-7 10-23 24-10 31-38 24-14 38-14 12-38 30-22 44-0 21-21 6-6

1975 (7-4/2-4 6th) Coach: Fred Pancoast Captains: Lonnie Sadler, Tom Galbierz 9/13 Chattanooga* W 17-7 9/20 Rice W 9-6 9/27 Alabama* (#11) L 7-40 10/4 Tulane W 6-3 10/11 Florida (#18) L 0-35 10/18 Georgia* L 3-47 10/25 Mississippi L 7-17 11/1 Virginia* W 17-14 11/8 Kentucky* W 13-3 11/15 Army* W 23-14 11/29 Tennessee W 17-14 1976 (2-9-0) Coach: Fred Pancoast Captains: Tom Ballman, David Hale 9/11 Oklahoma* (#5) L 3-24 9/18 Wake Forest* W 27-24 9/25 Alabama (#13) L 14-42 10/2 Tulane* L 13-24 10/9 LSU (#20) L 20-33 10/16 Georgia (#11) L 0-45 10/23 Mississippi* L 3-20 11/6 Kentucky L 0-14

Nov. 29, 1975

Fred Pancoast's Commodores top Tennessee 17-14 in Knoxville to conclude a 7-4 season with four consecutive victories.

11/13 11/20 11/27

Air Force* Cincinnati Tennessee*

W 34-10 L 7-33 L 10-13

1977 (2-9/0-6 9th) Coach: Fred Pancoast Captains: Ed Parrish, Mitch Lilly, Mike Birdsong, Reggie Calvin 9/10 Oklahoma (#1) L 23-25 9/17 Wake Forest W 3-0 9/24 Alabama* (#10) L 12-24 10/1 Tulane L 7-36 10/8 LSU* (#18) L 15-28 10/15 Georgia* L 13-24 10/22 Mississippi L 14-26 11/5 Kentucky* (#7) L 6-28 11/12 Air Force L 28-34 11/19 Cincinnati* W 13-9 12/1 Tennessee L 7-42 1978 (2-9/0-6 10th) Coach: Fred Pancoast Captains: Randy Sittason, John Wooten 9/16 Arkansas (#2) L 17-48 9/23 Furman* W 17-10 9/30 Alabama (#7) L 28-51 10/7 Tulane* L 3-38 10/14 Auburn* L 7-49 10/21 Georgia (#18) L 10-31 10/28 Mississippi* L 10-35 11/4 Memphis L 14-35 11/11 Kentucky L 2-53 11/18 Air Force* W 41-27 12/2 Tennessee* L 15-41 1979 (1-10/0-6 9th) Coach: George MacIntyre Captains: Mike Ralston, Preston Brown, Ronnie Myrick 9/15 Indiana L 13-44 9/22 The Citadel* L 14-27 9/29 Alabama* (#2) L 3-66 10/6 Tulane L 14-42

Nov. 18, 1978

Frank Mordica rushes for 321 rushes and five touchdowns in Vanderbilt's 41-27 victory over Air Force. Mordica's rush total remains a SEC record.

10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 12/11

Auburn (#18) Georgia* Mississippi Memphis* Kentucky* Air Force Tennessee

34-52 10-31 28-63 13-3 10-29 29-30 10-31

1980 (2-9/0-6 9th) Coach: George MacIntyre Captains: Phil Swindoll, Keith Phillips, Rodney Gurley 9/13 Maryland L 6-31 9/20 Mississippi State* L 14-24 9/27 Alabama (#1) L 0-41 10/11 Tulane* L 21-43 10/18 Georgia (#6) L 0-41 10/25 Mississippi* L 14-27 11/1 Memphis W 14-10 11/8 Kentucky L 10-31 11/15 Miami* L 17-24 11/22 Chattanooga* W 31-29 11/29 Tennessee* L 13-51 1981 (4-7/1-5 10th) Coach: George MacIntyre Captains: Rodney Gurley, Ken Hammond, Andrew Coleman 9/12 Maryland* W 23-17 9/19 Miss. State (#14) L 9-29 9/26 Alabama* (#10) L 7-28 10/3 Miami (Fla.) (#17) L 16-48 10/10 Tulane L 10-14 10/17 Georgia* (#9) L 21-53 10/24 Mississippi W 27-23 10/31 Memphis* W 26-0 11/7 Kentucky* L 10-17 11/21 UT-Chattanooga* W 28-14 11/28 Tennessee L 34-38

Sept. 12, 1981

Playing before a standing-room only crowd, the Commodores christen renovated Vanderbilt Stadium with a 23-17 victory over Maryland.

Nov. 27, 1982

In a cold rain, Whit Taylor scores on an option rush with 3:00 left to give Vanderbilt a game-clinching lead in Sept. 10, 1977 28-21 victory over Tennessee. The win Playing No. 1 Oklahoma in Norman, a questionable block-in-the-back call against Vanderbilt negates the Commodores' apparent game-winning touchdown by split end was the Commodores' fifth straight, and ensured a bowl bid. Martin Cox in eventual 25-23 loss.

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1983 (2-9/0-6 9th) Coach: George MacIntyre Capts.: Steve Bearden, Tom Moore, Phil Roach 9/10 Maryland* (#17) L 14-21 9/17 Iowa State* W 29-26 9/24 Alabama* (#6) L 24-44 10/1 Tulane W 30-17 10/8 Florida (#9) L 10-29 10/15 Georgia* (#8) L 13-20 10/22 Mississippi L 14-21 10/29 Memphis* L 7-24 11/5 Kentucky* L 8-17 11/12 Virginia Tech L 10-21 11/26 Tennessee L 24-34 1984 (5-6/2-4 7th) Coach: George MacIntyre Captains: Steve McKoy, Rob Monaco, Chuck Scott, Manuel Young 9/8 Kansas State* W 26-14 9/15 Maryland W 23-14 9/22 Kansas* W 41-6 9/29 Alabama W 30-21 10/6 (#19) Tulane* L 23-27 10/13 LSU (#12) L 27-34 10/20 Georgia (#14) L 35-62 10/27 Mississippi* W 37-20 11/10 Kentucky L 18-27 11/17 Virginia Tech* L 3-23 12/1 Tennessee* L 13-29 1985 (3-7-1/1-4-1 7th) Coach: George MacIntyre Captains: Kermit Sykes, Steve Wade, Will Wolford 9/7 Chattanooga* W 7-0 9/14 Kansas L 16-42 9/21 Iowa State L 17-20 9/28 Alabama* (#15) L 20-40 10/5 Tulane W 24-17 10/12 LSU* (#20) L 7-49 10/19 Georgia* (#16) T 13-13 10/26 Mississippi L 7-35 11/9 Kentucky* W 31-24 11/16 Virginia Tech* L 24-38 11/30 Tennessee (#10) L 0-30

Oct. 9, 1982

All-SEC tackle Rob Monaco recovered a Vanderbilt fumble in the end zone for a game-winning touchdown to give the Commodores a 31-29 victory over No. 14 Florida.

Dec. 31, 1982

In a record-breaking offensive display, tailback Norman Jordan catches 20 passes from roommate Whit Taylor in Hall of Fame Bowl appearance.

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Yearly Results

1987 (4-7/1-5 7th) Coach: Watson Brown Captains: Everett Crawford, Chris Gaines, Daryl Holt, Carl Parker 9/12 Memphis* W 27-17 9/19 Duke L 31-35 9/26 Alabama* (#17) L 23-30 10/3 Tulane L 17-27 10/10 Auburn (#5) L 15-48 10/17 Georgia* (#18) L 24-52 10/24 Mississippi L 14-42 10/31 Rutgers* W 27-13 11/7 Kentucky* W 38-29 11/21 Maryland* W 34-24 11/28 Tennessee L 36-38 1988 (3-8/2-5 9th) Coach: Watson Brown Captains: Eric Jones, Joe Gentry, Mike Johnson, Brent Turner 9/10 Mississippi State* W 24-20 9/17 Rutgers W 31-30 9/24 Alabama (#13) L 10-44 10/1 Duke* L 15-17 10/8 Georgia (#15) L 22-41 10/15 Florida* (#20) W 24-9 10/22 Mississippi* L 28-36 11/5 Kentucky L 13-14 11/12 Army L 19-24 11/19 Memphis L 9-28 11/26 Tennessee* L 7-14 1989 (1-10/0-7 10th) Coach: Watson Brown Captains: John Gromos, Greg Smith, DeMond Winston, Andy McCarroll 9/2 Mississippi State L 7-42 9/23 Ohio* W 54-10 9/30 Alabama* (#13) L 14-20 10/7 Memphis L 10-13 10/14 Florida (#25) L 11-34 10/21 Georgia* L 16-35 10/28 Mississippi L 16-24 11/4 Virginia Tech L 0-18 11/11 Kentucky* L 11-15 11/18 Tulane* L 13-37 12/2 Tennessee (#8) L 10-17

The 1982 Commodores finished the regular season with five consecutive victories to earn a bid to the Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., to play Air Force

9/8 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1

1990 (1-10/1-6 9th) Coach: Watson Brown game captains selected SMU L LSU* W Alabama L Syracuse* L Auburn (#6) L Georgia L Mississippi* (#17) L Kentucky L Army* L Wake Forest* L Tennessee* (#12) L

7-44 24-21 28-59 14-49 6-56 28-39 13-14 21-28 38-42 28-56 20-49

1991 (5-6/3-4 6th) Coach: Gerry DiNardo Captains: Bobby Craycraft, Rod Keith 9/7 Syracuse (#24) L 10-37 9/14 SMU* W 14-11 9/21 LSU L 14-16 9/28 Alabama* (#22) L 17-48 10/5 Duke L 13-17 10/12 Auburn* (#24) L 22-24 10/19 Georgia* (#17) W 27-25 10/26 Mississippi W 30-27 11/2 Army W 41-10 11/9 Kentucky* W 17-7 11/30 Tennessee L 0-45 1992 (4-7/2-6 5th) Coach: Gerry DiNardo Captains: Marcus Wilson, Robbie Young 9/5 Alabama (#9) L 8-25 9/12 Duke* W 42-37 9/19 Mississippi* (#25) W 31-9 10/3 Auburn L 7-31 10/10 Wake Forest* L 6-40

Sept. 29, 1984

The Commodores hand Alabama a 30-21 homecoming loss. After the win and a 4-0 start, AP pollsters give Vanderbilt a No. 17 ranking. All-America TE Chuck Scott, right, hauls in reception.

Sept. 6, 1986

History

1986 (1-10/0-6 9th) Coach: Watson Brown Captains: Thanh Anderson, Mark Woehler, Carl Woods, Mark Wracher 9/6 Alabama (#5) L 10-42 9/13 Maryland L 21-35 9/20 Tulane* L 17-35 10/4 Duke* W 24-18 10/11 Auburn* (#7) L 9-31 10/18 Georgia L 16-38 10/25 Mississippi L 12-28 11/1 Memphis* L 21-22 11/8 Kentucky L 22-34 11/15 Virginia Tech L 21-29 11/29 Tennessee* L 20-35

Former Vanderbilt quarterback and fan favorite Watson Brown returns to the sideline for his first game as Commodore head coach.

10/17 10/24 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28

9/4 9/11 918 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27

Georgia (#10) So. Carolina* Kentucky Navy Florida* (#9) Tennessee* (#18)

L L W W L L

20-30 17-21 20-7 27-7 21-41 25-29

1993 (5-6/2-6 6th) Coach: Gerry DiNardo Captains: Gerald Collins, Tony Jackson, Eric Dahlberg Wake Forest W 27-12 Alabama*(#2) forfeit W 6-17 Mississippi L 7-49 Auburn* (#23) L 10-14 Cincinnati* W 17-7 Georgia* L 3-41 So. Carolina L 0-22 Kentucky* W 12-7 Navy* W 41-7 Florida (#8) L 0-52 Tennessee (#6) L 14-62

1994 (5-6/2-6 5th) Coach: Gerry DiNardo Captains: Gerald Collins, Eric Lewis 9/3 Wake Forest* W 35-14 9/10 Alabama (#11) L 7-17 9/17 Mississippi* L 14-20 10/1 Arkansas L 6-42 10/8 Cincinnati W 34-24 10/15 Georgia W 43-30 10/22 So. Carolina* L 16-19 10/29 Northern Illinois* W 17-16 11/5 Kentucky W 24-6 11/19 Florida* (#3) L 7-24 11/26 Tennessee* L 0-65

Oct. 3, 1987

Chris Gaines, right, put together one of the finest individual defensive efforts in team history, contributed 37 total tackles against Tulane in the Superdome.

1988

Boo Mitchell, below, has five consecutive 100-yard receiving games. He still ranks first on the team career receiving yardage.

Oct. 15, 1988

Wearing new gold jerseys for the first time, linebacker Billy Cunningham contributes an interception and two sacks in Vanderbilt's 24-9 upset of No. 20 Florida.

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9/2 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25

1995 (2-9/1-7 6th) Coach: Rod Dowhower game captains selected Alabama* (#11) L Notre Dame (#24) L TCU* L Arkansas* (#23) L Georgia* L So. Carolina L Mississippi L Kentucky* W Louisiana Tech* W Florida (#5) L Tennessee (#5) L

9/5 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/30

1996 (2-9/0-8 6th) Coach: Rod Dowhower game captains selected Notre Dame* (#6) L 7-14 Alabama (#13) L 26-36 Mississippi* L 9-20 LSU (#14) L 0-35 North Texas W 19-7 Georgia L 2-13 So. Carolina* L 0-27 UAB* W 31-15 Florida* (#1) L 21-28 Kentucky L 0-25 Tennessee* (#9) L 7-14

25-33 0-41 3-16 7-35 6-17 14-52 10-21 14-10 29-6 7-38 7-12

1997 (3-8/0-8 6th) Coach: Woody Widenhofer Captains: Damian Allen, John Bradley, Corey Chavous, Jamie Duncan, Jay Stallworth 8/30 North Texas* W 29-12 9/11 Alabama* (#15) L 0-20 9/20 TCU* W 40-16 9/27 Mississippi L 3-15

1988

"It's Showtime" featuring senior quarterback Eric Jones. Coming off a superb junior season, Vanderbilt initiates Heisman campaign for Jones as season approaches.

Oct. 19, 1991

Tailback Corey Harris takes an errand pitch by Marcus Wilson 51 yards for the deciding points in Vanderbilt's 27-24 victory over No. 17 Georgia. Harris and fellow running back Sam Chalmers both top 100 rushing yards in the Commodore win.

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Yearly results 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/15 11/29

LSU* (#13) Northern Illinois Georgia* (#19) So. Carolina Florida (#13) Kentucky* Tennessee (#9)

L 6-7 W 17-7 L 13-34 L 3-35 L 3-35 L 10-21 L 10-17

1998 (2-9/1-7 5th) Coach: Woody Widenhofer Captains: Rahim Batten, Fred Vinson, Jared McGrath, Clay Condrey 9/5 Mississippi State L 0-42 9/12 Alabama L 7-32 9/19 Mississippi* L 6-30 10/3 TCU (2OT) L 16-19 10/10 Western Michigan* L 24-27 10/17 Georgia (#13) L 6-31 10/24 So. Carolina* W 17-14 10/31 Duke* (OT) W 36-33 11/7 Florida* (#5) L 13-45 11/14 Kentucky L 17-55 11/28 Tennessee* (#1) L 0-41 1999 (5-6/2-6 5th) Coach: Woody Widenhofer Captains: Jeff Barnett, Ainsley Battles, Lamont Turner, Todd Yoder 9/4 Alabama* (#20) L 17-28 9/11 Northern Illinois* W 34-31 9/18 Mississippi (OT) W 37-34 9/25 Duke W 31-14 10/2 Mississippi State* L 14-42 10/9 The Citadel* W 58-0 10/16 Georgia* (#14) L 17-27 10/23 So. Carolina W 11-10 11/6 Florida (#5) L 6-13 11/13 Kentucky* L 17-19 11/27 Tennessee (#6) L 10-38 2000 (3-8/1-7 5th) Coach: Woody Widenhofer Captains: Ryan Aulds, Matt Stewart, Elliott Carson, John Markham 9/2 Miami, Ohio* L 30-33 9/9 Alabama (#13) L 10-28 9/16 Mississippi* L 7-12 9/23 Duke* W 26-7 9/30 Auburn (#19) L 0-33 10/7 Wake Forest W 17-10 10/14 Georgia (#14) L 19-29 10/21 So. Carolina* (#18) L 14-30 11/4 Florida* (#6) L 20-43 11/11 Kentucky W 24-20 11/25 Tennessee* (#25) L 26-28

9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/24 12/1

Sept. 14, 1996

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28-22 21-24 14-30 14-46 42-28 13-71 30-56 0-38 27-38

2003 (2-10/1-7 T-5th) Coach: Bobby Johnson Capts.: Jay Cutler, Jovan Haye, Justin Geisinger 8/30 Mississippi* L 21-24 9/6 Chattanooga* W 51-6 9/13 Auburn* L 7-45 9/20 TCU (#20) L 14-30 9/27 Georgia Tech* (OT) L 17-24 10/4 Mississippi State L 21-30 10/11 Navy* L 27-37 10/18 Georgia* (#4) L 8-27 10/25 So. Carolina L 24-35 11/8 Florida L 17-35 11/15 Kentucky* W 28-17 11/22 Tennessee L 0-48

2004 (2-9/1-7 T-5th) Coach: Bobby Johnson Captains: Jay Cutler, Jovan Haye, Chris Young, Justin Geisinger 9/4 So. Carolina* L 6-31 9/18 Mississippi (OT) L 23-26 9/25 Navy L 26-29 10/2 Mississippi State* W 31-13 10/9 Rutgers* L 34-37 10/16 Georgia (#12) L 3-33 10/23 Eastern Kentucky* W 19-7 10/30 LSU (#19) L 7-24 11/6 Florida* L 17-34 11/13 Kentucky L 13-14 11/20 Tennessee* (#15) L 33-38 2005 (5-6/3-5 4th) (Season dedicated to the late Kwane Doster) Coach: Bobby Johnson Captains: Jay Cutler, Moses Osemwegie 9/1 Wake Forest W 24-20 9/10 Arkansas W 28-24 9/17 Ole Miss* W 31-23 9/24 Richmond* W 37-13 10/1 MTSU* L 15-17 10/8 LSU* (#11) L 6-34 10/15 Georgia* (#5) L 17-34 10/22 So. Carolina L 28-35 11/5 Florida (#13) (2OT) L 42-49 11/12 Kentucky* L 43-48 11/19 Tennessee W 28-24 2006 (4-8/1-7 6th) Coach: Bobby Johnson Captains: Jonathan Goff, Brian Stamper 9/2 Michigan (#14) L 7-27 9/9 Alabama L 10-13 9/16 Arkansas* L 19-21 9/23 Tennessee State* W 38-9 9/30 Temple* W 43-14 10/7 Ole Miss L 10-17 10/14 Georgia (#16) W 24-22

10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18

So. Carolina* Duke Florida* (#7) Kentucky Tennessee* (#9)

L W L L L

13-31 45-28 19-25 26-38 10-39

2007 (5-7/2-6 6th) Coach: Bobby Johnson Captains: Jonathan Goff, Theo Horrocks, Chris Williams 9/1 Richmond* W 41-17 9/8 Alabama* L 10-24 9/15 Ole Miss* W 31-17 9/29 Eastern Michigan* W 30-7 10/6 Auburn L 7-35 10/13 Georgia* L 17-20 10/20 South Carolina (#6) W 17-6 10/27 Miami (Ohio)* W 24-13 11/3 Florida (#18) L 22-49 11/10 Kentucky* (#25) L 20-27 11/17 Tennessee (#19) L 24-25 11/24 Wake Forest* L 17-31 2008 (7-6/4-4 T-3rd) Coach: Bobby Johnson Captains: Reshard Langford, George Smith, Bradley Vierling 8/28 Miami (Ohio) W 34-13 9/4 So. Carolina* (#24) W 24-17 9/13 Rice* W 38-21 9/20 Ole Miss W 23-17 10/4 (#19) Auburn* (#13) W 14-13 10/11 (#13) Miss. State L 14-17 10/18 (#22) Georgia (#10) L 14-24 10/25 Duke* L 7-10 11/8 Florida* (#5) L 14-42 11/15 Kentucky W 31-24 11/22 Tennessee* L 10-20 11/29 Wake Forest L 10-23 12/31 ^ Boston College (#24) W 16-14 ^ Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, Nashville

The 2008 Commodores won the program's first postseason game in 53 years at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

Jermaine Johnson and Ronnie Gordon rush for 177 and 126 yards, respectively, in 43-30 win at Georgia.

Bill Marinangel takes off on fake punt to go 81 yards for a touchdown vs. Alabama. The play is the longest run in team history.

W L L L W L L L L

2002 (2-10/0-8 6th) Coach: Bobby Johnson Capts.: Jamie Byrum, Rushen Jones, Dan Stricker 8/31 Georgia Tech L 3-45 9/7 Furman* W 49-18 9/14 Auburn L 6-31 9/21 Mississippi L 38-45 9/28 So. Carolina* L 14-20 9/12 MTSU* L 20-21 10/19 Georgia (#5) L 17-28 10/26 Connecticut* W 28-24 11/2 Alabama* (#12) L 8-30 11/9 Florida* (#23) L 17-21 11/16 Kentucky L 21-41 11/23 Tennessee* L 0-24

2001 (2-9/0-8 6th) Coach: Woody Widenhofer Captains: Antuian Bradford, Jamie Byrum, Nate Morrow, Dan Stricker 8/30 MTSU* L 28-37 9/8 Alabama* L 9-10

Oct. 15, 1994

Richmond* Auburn* Georgia* (#19) So. Carolina (#16) Duke Florida (#4) Kentucky* Tennessee (#7) Mississippi

Nov. 11, 1995

Steve Yenner kicks field goals of 55 and 52 yards in victory over Louisiana Tech.

Duncan to the Defense Linebacker Jamie Duncan wins SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 1997.

Cutler in 2005

Nov. 12, 2005

In his last four games, senior Jay Cutler averaged 352 passing yards, threw for 13 scores and guided the Commodores to a 28-24 win over Tennessee. At season's end, Cutler was voted the SEC's unanimous Offensive Player of the Year.

Sept. 21, 2002

Kwane Doster amasses 344 total yards, including 243 yards in kickoff returns, at Ole Miss.

Oct. 28, 2006

Sophomore quarterback Chris Nickson rushes for 150 yards and throws for 250 more in 42-28 win over Duke.

Freshman Earl Bennett ties 28-year-old SEC record with five TD catches vs. Kentucky.

Dec. 31, 2008

Three field goals by Bryant Hahnfeldt seal Vanderbilt's 16-14 win in Music City Bowl.

Nov. 15, 2008

D.J. Moore becomes first player in the modern era to catch two TD passes and notch two interceptions in same game, aiding to team's 31-24 win at Kentucky.

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ALL-TIME VS. OPPONENTS Vanderbilt Record vs. All FCS Bowl Subdivision Opponents Record Last 1-2 2008 3-1 1960 7-4 2008 15-18-3 2003 8-4 1987 4-4 1981 5-8 1982 1-0 1946 12-7-2 1975 3-6 1989 7-5 2008 66-59-5

Big East Conference Cincinnati Connecticut Louisville Rutgers Syracuse West Virginia TOTALS

Record Last 4-3 1994 1-0 2002 2-0-1 1974 2-1 2004 0-2 1991 1-1 1962 10-7-1

Big Ten Conference Indiana Michigan Minnesota Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue TOTALS

Record Last 0-2 1979 0-10-1 2006 2-2 1959 1-0-1 1952 1-3 1933 1-0 1957 2-0 1942 7-17-2

Big 12 Conference Baylor Iowa State Kansas Kansas State Missouri Oklahoma Texas Texas Tech TOTALS Conference USA Army Memphis Rice SMU Tulane UAB TOTALS

Record Last 0-2 1954 1-1 1985 1-1 1985 1-0 1984 1-2-1 1958 0-2-1 1977 8-3-1 1928 0-0-1 1974 12-11-4 Record Last 4-3 1991 7-5 1989 3-1 2008 2-2 1991 17-28-3 1989 1-0 1996 34-39-3

Mid-American Conference Eastern Michigan Marshall Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois Ohio University Temple Western Michigan TOTALS

Record 1-0 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-0 1-1 0-1

Last 2007 1949 2008 1999 1989 2006 1998 11-3

Mountain West Conference Air Force TCU TOTALS

Record 2-3 1-3

Last 1982 2003 3-6

Pacific 10 Conference UCLA TOTALS Southeastern Conference Alabama Auburn Arkansas Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi Mississippi State South Carolina Tennessee TOTALS Sun Belt Conference Middle Tennessee North Texas TOTALS

Record 0-0-1

Last 1974 0-1

Record Last 19-59-4 2007 20-20-1 2008 2-5 2006 9-31-2 2008 18-49-2 2008 38-39-4 2008 7-20 2005 35-46-2 2008 7-11-2 2008 4-14 2008 28-70-5 2008 186-357-22 Record 12-3 2-0

Last 2005 1997 14-3

Western Athletic Conference Record Last Louisiana Tech 1-0 1995 TOTALS 1-0 I-A Independents Navy Notre Dame TOTALS

ALL-TIME RECORD: ALL-TIME SEC RECORD:

Record Last 2-3-2 2004 0-2 1996 2-5-2

553-548-50 118-359-18

Vanderbilt Record vs. Non-FCS Bowl Subdivision Teams Opponent Alumni Bethel (Tenn.) Birmingham-Southern Bryson Camp Campbell Camp Greenleaf Camp Hancock Carlisle Indians Carson-Newman Castle Heights Central (Ky.) Centre College Chattanooga Chicago Citadel Colgate Cumberland Davidson Fordham Eastern Kentucky

Record 0-1 3-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 13-1-1 4-2-1 18-1 2-1 4-2 1-0 6-1 2-0 0-1 1-0

Last 1909 1912 1924 1926 1943 1918 1918 1906 1943 1910 1914 1942 2003 1937 1999 1928 1935 1969 1935 2004

Opponent Record North Alabama (Florence State) 1-0 Furman 2-1 George Washington 3-0 Georgetown (Ky.) 2-0 Henderson-Brown 6-0 Howard 2-0 Harvard 0-1 Kentucky State 2-0 Louisville AC 1-1 Marquette 1-0 Maryville 6-0 Memphis AC 2-0 Mercer 4-0 Milligan 1-0-0 Missouri Mines 1-0 Mooney School 1-0 Nashville AC 1-0 Nashville 7-0-1 Ouachita 2-0

Last 1959 2002 1964 1915 1925 1923 1912 1897 1894 1960 1929 1894 1932 1943 1904 1910 1895 1900 1929

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Opponent Pennsylvania Princeton Quantico Marines Richmond Rose Poly Sewanee Southwestern (Memphis) Spring Hill Tampa Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Transylvania Union (Tenn.) Villanova Virginia Military (VMI) Washington (St. Louis) Washington & Lee William & Mary Western Kentucky Yale

Record 0-1 1-1 0-0-1 3-0 8-0 40-8-4 7-1 1-0 3-1 1-0 10-0-1 2-0 3-0 1-0 3-2 6-3 2-0 4-0 3-0 1-0-1

Last 1953 1941 1924 2007 1912 1944 1937 1930 1973 2006 1947 1917 1942 1954 1974 1938 1952 1973 1938 1948

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Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College Clemson Duke Georgia Tech Maryland Miami (Fla.) North Carolina North Carolina State Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest TOTALS


Team-By-team Results History

Western Carolina First game in series LSU Vanderbilt trails, 7-20-1 1910 Nashville W 22-0 1933 Baton Rouge T 7-7 1934 Nashville L 0-29 1935 Nashville L 2-7 1936 Nashville L 0-19 1937 Nashville W 7-6 1938 Baton Rouge L 0-7 1939 Nashville L 6-12 1940 Baton Rouge L 0-7 1945 Baton Rouge L 7-39 1946 Nashville L 0-14 1947 Baton Rouge L 13-19 1948 Nashville W 48-7 1949 Baton Rouge L 13-33 1950 Nashville L 7-33 1951 Baton Rouge W 20-13 1957 Nashville W 7-0 1976 Baton Rouge L 20-33 1977 Nashville L 15-28 1984 Baton Rouge L 27-34 1985 Nashville L 7-49 1990 Nashville W 24-21 1991 Baton Rouge L 14-16 1996 Baton Rouge L 0-35 1997 Nashville L 6-7 2004 Baton Rouge L 7-24 2005 Nashville L 6-34 MISSISSIPPI STATE Vanderbilt trails, 7-11-2 1904 Nashville W 61-0 1923 Nashville T 0-0 1924 Nashville W 18-0 1933 Nashville T 7-7 1934 Nashville W 7-0 1935 Nashville W 14-9 1942 Nashville L 0-33 1970 Memphis L 6-20 1971 Starkville W 49-19 1972 Nashville L 6-10 1973 Starkville L 21-52 1980 Nashville L 14-24 1981 Starkville L 9-29 1988 Nashville W 24-20 1989 Starkville L 7-42 1998 Starkville L 0-42 1999 Nashville L 14-42 2003 Starkville L 21-30 2004 Nashville W 31-13 2008 Starkville L 14-17 RICE Vanderbilt leads, 3-1 1939 Houston W 13-12 1954 Houston L 13-34 1975 Houston W 9-6 2008 Nashville W 38-21 Ole MiSS Vanderbilt trails, 35-46-2 1894 Nashville W 40-0 1899 Memphis W 11-0 1900 Nashville W 6-0 1902 Nashville W 29-0 1903 Nashville W 33-0 1904 Nashville W 69-0 1906 Nashville W 29-0 1907 Nashville W 60-0 1908 Nashville W 29-0 1909 Nashville W 17-0 1910 Nashville W 9-2 1911 Nashville W 21-0 1912 Nashville W 24-0 1915 Memphis W 91-0 1916 Nashville W 35-0 1925 Nashville W 7-0 1929 Nashville W 19-7 1930 Nashville W 24-0 1938 Nashville W 13-7 1939 Memphis L 7-14 1940 Nashville L 7-13 1942 Memphis W 19-0 1945 Nashville L 7-14

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1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Memphis W Nashville W Oxford L Nashville W Nashville W Memphis W Nashville T Oxford L Nashville L Memphis L Oxford L Nashville L Nashville L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville T Oxford L Jackson L Nashville L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville W Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford W Nashville W Oxford L Nashville W Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford W Nashville W Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford (OT) W Nashville L Oxford L Oxford L Nashville L Oxford (OT) L Nashville W Oxford L Nashville W Oxford W

7-0 10-6 7-20 28-27 20-14 34-20 21-21 6-28 7-22 0-13 0-16 0-28 0-33 0-26 0-47 0-35 7-27 7-7 7-24 0-34 7-28 16-26 7-28 7-31 14-24 24-14 7-17 3-20 14-26 10-35 28-63 14-27 27-23 19-10 14-21 37-20 7-35 12-28 14-42 28-36 16-24 13-14 30-27 31-9 7-49 14-20 10-21 9-20 3-15 6-30 37-34 7-12 27-38 38-45 21-24 24-27 31-23 10-17 31-17 23-17

Army Vanderbilt leads, 4-3 1968 West Point, NY W 17-13 1969 Nashville L 6-16 1974 West Point, NY W 38-14 1975 Nashville W 23-14 1988 West Point, NY L 19-24 1990 Nashville L 38-42 1991 West Point, NY W 41-10 GeorgiA Vanderbilt trails, 18-49-2 1893 Nashville W 35-0 1895 Nashville W 6-0 1898 Atlanta L 0-4 1901 Nashville W 47-0 1903 Athens W 33-0 1911 Nashville W 17-0 1912 Atlanta W 46-0 1921 Nashville T 7-7 1922 Athens W 12-0 1923 Nashville W 35-7 1924 Nashville L 0-3 1925 Athens L 7-26 1926 Nashville W 14-13 1931 Athens L 0-9 1932 Nashville W 12-6

1952 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Nashville Athens Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Athens Nashville Athens Athens Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville Athens Nashville

L L L W W W L L W L L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L L L T L L L L L W L L W L L L L L L L L L L L W L

7-19 14-16 13-14 14-0 9-6 21-14 6-21 7-18 21-0 0-10 0-20 0-7 10-24 6-32 8-40 3-37 0-24 3-28 18-14 31-38 3-47 0-45 13-24 10-31 10-31 0-41 21-53 13-27 13-20 35-62 13-13 16-38 24-52 22-41 16-35 28-39 27-25 20-30 3-41 43-30 6-17 2-13 13-34 6-31 17-27 19-29 14-30 17-48 8-27 3-33 17-34 24-22 17-20

soUTH carolina Vanderbilt trails, 4-14 1961 Nashville L 7-23 1992 Nashville L 17-21 1993 Columbia L 0-22 1994 Nashville L 16-19 1995 Columbia L 14-52 1996 Nashville L 0-27 1997 Columbia L 3-35 1998 Nashville W 17-14 1999 Columbia W 11-10 2000 Nashville L 14-30 2001 Columbia L 46-14 2002 Nashville L 14-20 2003 Columbia L 24-35 2004 Nashville L 6-31 2005 Columbia L 28-35 2006 Nashville L 13-31 2007 Columbia W 17-6 2008 Nashville W 24-17 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt trails, 15-18-3 1892 Nashville W 20-10 1906 Atlanta W 37-6 1907 Nashville W 54-0 1910 Atlanta. W 23-0 1917 Atlanta L 0-83 1919 Atlanta L 0-20 1920 Nashville L 0-44 1924 Atlanta W 3-0 1925 Nashville L 0-7 1926 Atlanta W 13-7 1927 Nashville T 0-0

1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1948 1949 1951 1952 1953 1964 1965 1966 1967 2002 2003

Atlanta L Nashville W Atlanta W Atlanta W Nashville W Atlanta W Atlanta W Atlanta W Nashville T Atlanta L Nashville W Atlanta L Atlanta L Nashville W Nashville L Atlanta L Nashville L Atlanta L Nashville L Atlanta L Nashville T Atlanta L Nashville L Atlanta L Nashville (OT) L

7-19 23-7 6-0 49-7 12-0 9-6 27-12 14-13 0-0 0-14 13-7 6-14 0-19 14-7 0-13 7-12 7-8 0-30 0-43 2-14 10-10 0-42 10-13 3-45 17-24

Florida Vanderbilt trails, 9-3q-2 1945 Gainesville W 7-0 1946 Nashville W 20-0 1949 Jacksonville W 22-17 1950 Nashville L 27-31 1951 Gainesville L 13-33 1952 Nashville W 20-13 1955 Nashville W 21-8 1956 Nashville L 7-21 1957 Gainesville L 7-14 1958 Gainesville T 6-6 1959 Nashville W 13-6 1960 Gainesville L 0-12 1961 Nashville L 0-7 1962 Gainesville L 7-42 1963 Nashville L 0-21 1966 Nashville L 0-13 1967 Gainesville L 22-27 1968 Nashville T 14-14 1969 Gainesville L 20-41 1974 Nashville W 24-10 1975 Gainesville L 0-35 1982 Nashville W 31-29 1983 Gainesville L 10-29 1988 Nashville W 24-9 1989 Gainesville L 11-34 1992 Nashville L 21-41 1993 Gainesville L 0-52 1994 Nashville L 7-24 1995 Gainesville L 7-38 1996 Nashville L 21-28 1997 Gainesville L 7-20 1998 Nashville L 13-45 1999 Gainesville L 6-13 2000 Gainesville L 20-43 2001 Gainesville L 13-71 2002 Nashville L 17-21 2003 Gainesville L 17-35 2004 Nashville L 17-34 2005 G'ville (2OT) L 42-49 2006 Nashville L 19-25 2007 Gainesville L 22-49 2008 Nashville L 14-42 Kentucky Vanderbilt trails, 38-39-4 1896 Nashville W 6-0 1897 Nashville W 50-0 1901 Nashville W 22-0 1906 Nashville W 28-0 1907 Nashville W 40-0 1911 Nashville W 18-0 1916 Lexington W 45-0 1917 Lexington W 5-0 1918 Nashville W 33-0 1919 Lexington T 0-0 1920 Nashville W 20-0 1921 Lexington W 21-14 1922 Nashville W 9-0 1927 Nashville W 34-6 1928 Nashville W 14-7

1937 Nashville 1938 Lexington 1939 Nashville 1940 Nashville 1941 Lexington 1942 Lexington 1945 Nashville 1946 Lexington 1947 Nashville 1948 Lexington 1953 Nashville 1954 Lexington 1955 Nashville 1956 Lexington 1957 Nashville 1958 Lexington 1959 Nashville 1960 Lexington 1961 Nashville 1962 Lexington 1963 Nashville 1964 Lexington 1965 Nashville 1966 Lexington 1967 Nashville 1968 Lexington 1969 Nashville 1970 Lexington 1971 Nashville 1972 Lexington 1973 Nashville 1974 Lexington 1975 Nashville 1976 Lexington 1977 Nashville 1978 Lexington 1979 Nashville 1980 Lexington 1981 Nashville 1982 Lexington 1983 Nashville 1984 Lexington 1985 Nashville 1986 Lexington 1987 Nashville 1988 Lexington 1989 Nashville 1990 Lexington 1991 Nashville 1992 Lexington 1993 Nashville 1994 Lexington 1995 Nashville 1996 Lexington 1997 Nashville 1998 Lexington 1999 Nashville 2000 Lexington 2001 Nashville 2002 Lexington 2003 Nashville 2004 Lexington 2005 Nashville 2006 Lexington 2007 Nashville 2008 Lexington

W 12-0 W 14-7 L 13-21 T 7-7 W 39-15 W 7-6 W 19-6 L 7-10 L 0-14 W 26-7 L 14-40 L 7-19 W 34-0 L 6-7 W 12-7 T 0-0 W 11-6 L 0-27 L 3-16 L 0-7 T 0-0 L 21-22 L 0-34 L 10-14 L 7-12 W 6-0 W 42-6 W 18-17 L 7-14 L 13-14 L 17-27 L 12-38 W 13-3 L 0-14 L 6-28 L 3-52 L 10-29 L 10-31 L 10-17 W 23-10 L 8-17 L 18-27 W 31-24 L 22-34 W 38-29 L 13-14 L 11-15 L 21-28 W 17-7 W 20-7 W 12-7 W 24-6 W 14-10 L 0-25 L 10-21 L 17-55 L 17-19 W 24-20 L 30-56 L 21-41 W 28-17 L 13-14 L 43-48 L 26-38 L 20-27 W 31-24

Tennessee Vanderbilt trails, 28-70-5 1892 Knoxville W 12-0 1892 Nashville W 22-4 1900 Nashville T 0-0 1901 Nashville W 22-0 1902 Knoxville W 12-5 1903 Nashville W 40-0 1904 Nashville W 22-0 1905 Knoxville W 45-0 1908 Nashville W 16-9 1909 Nashville W 51-0 1910 Nashville W 18-0 1913 Nashville W 7-6 1914 Nashville L 14-16 1915 Nashville W 35-0 1916 Knoxville L 6-10 1918 Nashville W 76-0 1919 Nashville T 3-3 1920 Knoxville W 20-0 1921 Nashville W 14-0

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Abernathy-Asama

Aaron, Chris 2008 Abernathy, George 1970-72 Abernathy, James 1940 Abernathy, Richard 1927-29 Adair, Donald Shayne 1983, 85 Adam, Mike 1999-2002 Adams, Alfred T. (Alf) 1914-17, 1919 Adams, David Bearden 1985 Adams, Mackenzi 2006-08 Adams, Mark 1973-75 Adams, Morton B. 1909 Adams, Ralph 1927-28 Agee, Joe 1936-38 Agee, Sam 1935-36 Ahrens, William Norman 1954-55 Aker, John 1943 Akin, Lewis Edmond 1958-59 Akos, Patrick Thomas 1989, 91-92 Alford, Bill 2003-04 Allen, Alex 1890 Allen, Brad 2005-07 Allen, Damian Gerard 1995-97 Allen, Carl Edward 1978 Allen, Howard 1891 Allen, James W., Jr. 1945-47 Allen, Josh 2005-08 Allen, Richard M. (Rip) 1890-92 Allen, Rives Calvin 1950-52 Allmon, Mario Lanier 1993 Alsup, Roger Wendell 1975-78 Alsup, Walter David 1972-74 Ames, W.G. 1895 Anderson, Blake 1972 Anderson, Bryant 2005-07 Anderson, Byron Scott 1982-84 Anderson, Charles 1936-37 Anderson, J.M. (Tubby) 1909-10 Anderson, Joe 1937, 1939-40 Anderson, John Neil V. 1947-48 Anderson, Matt 1994 Anderson, Richard Paul 1981-84 Anderson, Thanh 1983-86 Anderson, Walton, H. 1914 Andrus, Raymond 1937-39 Anglin, Leonard 1937-39 Anguiano, Santiago Jim 1995-97 Anthony, Wayne Lamar 1961-63 Archbold, Carl Thomas 1959 Arkan, Kenan 2001-04 Armistead, James C. 1926-28 Armstrong, Homer 1929-31 Arnold, James Edward 1979-82 Arnouts, James Robert 1987-90 Asher, Robert Dabney (Bob) 1967-69 Askew, Burgess 1931-32 Askew, John C. 1928-30 Askew, Pierce (Yank) 1931 Askew, Wesley L. 1941-42 Atkinson, Eddie 1941-42 Atkinson, Fitzgerald 1914 Atkinson, James Edwin (Eddie) 1946 Atkinson, Joe 1939-41 Atterberry, Derrick 1994 Auckerman, Doug 1989-91 (Tr.) Aulds, Ryan 1997-2000 Austin, Lee 1943-44 Avery, James 1970-72 Azama, Anthony 1994, 1996-97

Anthony Azama

Rev. Henry Belin, III

Jeff Brothers

Director of Marketing, Miami (Ohio) Athletics Department

Pastor, Bethel First African Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City

Head Coach, Pope John Paul II H.S., Hendersonville, Tenn.

Badger-Byrum

Biles, Shelton 1942-43 Bilicic, David 1987-89 (Tr.) Billinger, Greg 2006-08 Billings, Paul Barrett 1950-52 Bills, Sam Crutcher 1958 Binkley, Charles Cody 1959-61 Birdsong, John Michael 1975-77 Black, Benson H. 1895 Black, Terry Rawls 1960 Blackman, Ed 1924 (Mgr.) Blair, Dwight 1970-71 Blair, Frank (Count) 1915-16 Blair, James WilliaM 1974 Blake, R.E. (Bob) 1903-07 Blake, Daniel B. 1902-06 Blake, Vaughn 1925-27 Blake, Vaughn Weldon 1903, 06-08 Bland, S.K. 1892 (Mgr.) Blane, Robert H. 1918 Blocker, George Lane 1979 Blondell, James Mathew 1983 Boensch, Hord 1911,13 Bohner, Richard Hugh 1962-63 Boldt, John Wesley 1949-50 Bolles, W.E. 1891 Bomar, Lynn 1921-24 Bomer, J.O. (Mike) 1912 (Mgr.) Bonner, M.H. 1899 Boogher, Howard M. 1894-97 Booker, Chris 2002-03, 2005-06 Boone, Luther Erskine 1958-59, 61 Booth, Powers 1937 Booth, Vaughn 1925 Booth, William M. 1899, 00-01 Bossier, Derick Juan 1990-91, 93 Bostick, Dick 1943-45 Bourque, Jason 2002-2003 Bowen, Gary 1943 Boyd, Charles Ray 1965, 66-68 Boyd, Terry Joe 1977-78 Boyer, Dale Eugene 1948-49 Boykin, Brian Keith 1993-96 Boyte, R. 1895 Bradford, Antuian 1998-2001 Bradford, C.R. (Tex) 1921-22 Bradford, Jake 2006-08 Bradford, Mark 1905 (Mgr.) Bradford, Mark Jr. 1927-28 Bradley, Douglas Harold 1986-89 Bradley, John Henderson 1995-97 Bradley, Larry Houston 1990 Brancheau, Curtis 2001-03 Brandon, Zeke 2000-03 Brannon, Teriall 2008 Bransford, John 1926-27 Breazeale, Steven Thomas 1991-92 Brent, Steven 2002-03 Brigham, Grant 2002 Brigham, Nick 2004 Bright, Steven 2003-06 Brightwell, Irvin 1941-42 Bristow, Alex 1928 Broadbear, Michael Webster 1962 Brock, Jack 1943-44 Brogdon, Paul Gilliam 1972-75 Brogdon, Preston 1975 Bronner, Jimmie Leander 1981-82 Brooks, Phillip Wayne 1963-65 Brothen, Kevin Gordon 1988-91 Brothers, Jeffrey Lawrence 1990-93 Brown, Allen 1909-10 Brown, Amy 1989-90 (Tr.) Brown, Bradley David 1992-93

Brown, Calvin Smith 1891 Brown, Charles H. 1910-11, 1914-15 Brown, Claud Harold 1952, 56 Brown, Enoch (Nuck) 1910-13 Brown, Eric Wesley 1982-83 Brown, Innis 1903-05 Brown, J. Hamilton 1897-98, 1903-04 Brown, John Neil (Bull) 1926, 28-29 Brown, Lester Watson 1969-70, 72 Brown, Mack 1970 Brown, Malvern 1936 Brown, Mark Thomas 1979-80, 82 Brown, Morton Lindon, Jr. 1966-67 Brown, Preston Melville 1976-79 Brown, Ray 2004-06 Brown, Robert Lee 1891 Brown, Robert R. 1910 Brown, Sam 1933-35 Brown, Sperry 1927 Brown, Terry Scott 1987-89 Brown, Tom 1910-13 Brown, Van Thompson 1946-49 Brown, W.C. Foskett 1916 (Mgr.) Brown, William Erik 1989-91 Browning, Manning 1922-23 Bruce, William (1963-65 Mgr.) Brunner, Patrick 2001-03 Bruno, John 1966 Bryan, Claiborne N. (Ick) 1901-03 Bryan, Kenneth M. 1923-25 Bryan, W.J. (Bill) 1922-23 Bryant, Brandon 2006-07 Bryant, Timothy Craig 1980-81 Bryngelson, Bill 1943 Bubis, Matt 2007-08 Buck, Howard Lee 1973-74 Buckley, Ray 1902 (Mgr.) Buckner, Allen M. 1919-20 Buckner, Matthew G. 1893 Buggs, Marcus 2004-07 Buggs, Wamon Charles 1978-81 Bulkeley, Richard Chase 1959 Bullen, Stanley Wayne 1981, 83-84 Bullock, Ron 2003, 2005 Burch, Lucius E. 1892-95 Burch, Lucius, E., Jr. 1931 Burge, Len 1937 Burger, Steve 1970-72 Burke, Orvill G. 1898-99 Burke, Vance 1936, 38-39 Burns, Jason 2003-05 Burns, John 1941 Burns, John Olen 1967-68, 1970 Burns, Red 1942 Burson, Thomas Eads 1980, 84 Burton, Barry Ferguson 1973-75 Burton, James Boyd 1959 Burton, Larry 1932 Burton, Nelson Lynch 1949-50 Bushmiaer, Binks 1940-41, 1946 Butcher, Wade Elvin, Jr. 1960-61 Butler, Jim 1956-58 Butler, Robert A. 1990 (Mgr.) Byers, Daniel Lee 1952-54 Byndom, Raminte’ 1996-99 Byrd, Eugene Leon, Jr. 1973-74 Byrn, Charlie 1942 Byrum, Eric 2001-04 Byrum, Jamie 1999-2002

Badger, Brian 1981-83 (Tr.) Bagley, Sandy 1973 Bailey, Donald Wycoff 1953 Bailey, Jason Arnold 1989 Bailey, Joey 2007-08 Bailey, Kenneth K. (Red) 1925 Bailey, Lee 1987 (Mgr.) Bailey, Lucien L. (Fats) 1917,19-21 Baird, Calvin 1942 Baird, Renfro (Sonny) 1941-42 Baker, Andrew David 1984-87 Baker, Fredrick (Fred) 1995-97 Baker, Isaac B. (Ike) 1918, 20 Baldridge, Duke 1925, 27 Baldwin, Bennett Midgley 1962-64 Ballman, Thomas William 1973-76 Banks, James Gabriel 1992-94 Banks, Larry Sangster 1962 Banks, Teremy 1996 Barbee, John F. H. 1898-1900 Barden, Brandon 2008 Barnes, Nolan T. 1924 Barnett, Jeff 1996-99 Barr, Richard A. 1891-92 Barrett, Rodney 1984, 1986-88 Barrett, Timothy Craig 1976-78 Barrett, Virgil Caldwell, Jr. 1961-62 Barron, Billy 1942 Barton, Bryan 1936 Baskerville, Charles R. 1890, 92-93 Bates, Joseph Norman 1957-59 Bates, William (Billy) 1943 Batten, Rahim Bagi 1995-97 Battles, Ainsley 1996-99 Bayless, Robert 1970 Baughn, James Harrison 1946-47 Beane, Von Rhea 1937 Beard, Brett 2000-02 Beard, Bruce 1911 Beard, Byron 1932-36 Beard, William E. Billy 1892 Bearden, Steven Ray 1980-83 Beasley, James 1930-32 Beasley, Thomas O. (Bunt) 1916,18 Beck, Eugene 1932-34 Beckleheimer, Herman 1914 Belin, Henry Allen, III 1984-86 Bell, Alvin (Pep) 1920-23 Bell, Charles (Jelly) 1909-10 Bell, Robert H., Jr. 1938-39 Bell, Ryan Manning 1990-93 Bemis, H.E. 1890 Bennett, Earl 2005-07 Bennett, Richard S. 1979, 1981-82 Bennett, Steve 1973 Benoist, Patrick 2006-08 Benson, Steve 1972, 75 (Mgr.) Bentley, Eric Jason 1989-91 Bernhardt, Thomas Edward 1969-71 Berry, Allen 1930 Berry, Steve 1988-92 (Mgr.) Berry, Julius 1907 Berry, Robert Leo 1946-49 Berry, William Irvin 1947, 1949-50 Berryhill, Grailey L. 1916, 1918-20 Berson, Clarence 1930-31 Berson, Robert 1931-33 Bevil, Steve 1963-64 Bess, George Terrence 1983 Bigelow, Steven Herbert 1968 Bigham, David M. 1969-71(Mgr.) Bigham, William Dean 1977 (Mgr.)

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Watson Brown

Head Football Coach, Tennessee Tech University

Cage-Cutler

Cage, John Bright 1972-74 (Tr.) Caine, Winston Paulding, Jr. 1958 Caldwell, Jason 2002-03, 2005 Caldwell, Joel 2006-08 Caldwell, William T. 1948 Calhoun, Bedford L. 1946-47 (Mgr.) Calhoun, Donald John 1967 Calhoun, James Richard 1947-49 Callahan, Jeff 1989-90 (Mgr.) Calvin, Reginald Lydell 1974-77 Campbell, Nate 2007-08 Campbell, Vincent A. 1907 Canington, Larkin Lee 1976 Cannon, Donald Ray 1993 Cantrell, Hubert Randolph 1976 Cantrell, Wayne Edward 1946-48 Cantwell, Frank Pierce, Jr. 1965-66 Capobianco, Robert Stuart 1983-84 Cappelletti, Robert Anthony 1952-54 Cargile, Neil 1924-26 Carlen, Bill 1940 Carloss, Matt 1933-34 Carman, Charles 1913-14, 1916 Carman, George 1917 Carmichael, Dave 1971 Carney, John Wesley 1969-71 Carrier, Michael 1985-87 (Tr.), 1988 (Mgr.) Carroll, Thomas 2008 Carson, Elliott 1997-2000 Carson, James (Kit) 1935-36 Carter, Aaron 2001-04 Carter, Anthony Brian 1988-91 Carter, David Kelly 1977 Carter, David 2004-05 Carter, Jamail 1996-98 Cartwright, Jeffrey 1981-82, 1984 Cartwright, John 1925 Casella, Joseph Francis 1978 Cate, Billy 1943 Cates, Preston Ellis (Tony) 1992 Cathey, David Grant 1982 Cave, Duncan 1999-2001 Cecil, Ernest Bernard 1975-78 Cecil, Hugh 1925-27 Chalfant, Bertram (Trinny) 1928 Chalmers, Samuel Lenell 1990-93 Chandler, John W. 1976-77, 1979 Chapman, John B. 1927 Charley, Damien Rashid 1995-98 Chastain, Tyler 1987-89 (Mgr.) Chavous, Corey Lamonte 1994-97 Cheadle, John Roaten 1950-52 Chenault, Frank 1938 Cherry, L.W. (Wink) 1936 Cheshire, J. Ross 1909 (Mgr.) Chesley, Curtis Lee 1968-70 Chesley, Gary William 1969, 1971-72 Chesley, Jay Emory 1972, 1974-75 Chester, Martin S. (Yunk) 1912-15 Chester, Sam 1915 Chilton, Bobby 1943 Chorn, Walker K 1906 Chura, Robert Noell 1989-90, 1992 Claffey, Harold (Hal) 1933-35 Claiborne, Daniel W. 1903 Clancy, William Francis 1952 Clark, Allen B., Jr. 1910 Clark, Cory 1972 Clark, John Hayes 1987-89 Clark, John Henry 1942, 1946-48 Clark, Thomas Barron 1963 Clarke, Gary Bruce 1978

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History

Dr. Pat Akos

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of North Carolina


History

Letterwinners

Everett Crawford

Art Demmas

David Culley

Darrell Denson

Armando Fitz

Asst. V.P., WorkPlace Solutions ChoicePoint Services Inc.

Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles

Retired Official, National Football League

President, Results Media Co., Nashville

Owner, Fitz Motorsports, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Mooresville, N.C.

Clary, Ronald Perry 1950 Clay, Matt 2001-04 Clem, Kerry Mernard 1988, 90 Clemens, John Matthew 1979-82 Clere, Raymond 1936 Cleveland, Hal 1914 (Mgr) Cleveland, Jon Raymond 1962-63 Clinard, Zack Norman 1947-48 Clinton, Richard Dean 1976 Close, Vernon 1931-33 Clunan, Charles William 1949 Cobb, David George 1953 (Mgr.) Cobb, Rodney Allen 1958, 60 Cody, Josh 1914-16, 1919 Coffey, John W. 1891 Cohen, H. Russell 1913-16 Cola, Bara 2002 Cole, Kenneth Bridges, Jr. 1978, 80 Coleman, Stephen Albert 1968-69 Coleman, Andrew Lee 1978-81 Coleman, Leonard David 1980-83 Coles, Zach A. 1924-26 Collier, Harris 1938 Collins, Brooks 1997-99 Collins, Christophaer Allen 1964-65, 67 Collins, Gerald Michael 1990-94 Collins, Wilson 1911-12 Combs, James Lee 1968-69 Condrey, Clay Terrell 1995-98 Connell, Allen 1909 Connell, W. 1892-97 Conyers, Percy 1920-22 Conyers, Wally 1998-2001 Cook, Joe 1970-72 Cook, Sylbert M. 1950-52 Cooke, John 1943 Cooper, Kenneth R. 1942,1946-48 Copp, Carl Andrew, Jr. 1946-49 Coppeans, David L. 1995-98 Corbin, William Fizer 1959-61 Corcoran, Ollie 1941, 1946-47 Corlette, Marvin 1898 Corlette, Marvin, Jr. 1927 Cornelius, William R. 1900 Costen, Sam 1904,1906-07 Couch, Robert Charles 1993-95 Council, Francis E. 1923 Coverdale, Jonas 1923 Covington, Cecil B. 1908-10 Covington, Joel B. 1908, 1911-12 Covington, Leslie 1907, 09 Covington, Wiliam T., Jr. 1915 Cox, Allen 1908 (Mgr.) Cox, E.A. 1897-98 Cox, James Martin 1975-78 Cragwall, A.O. 1898-99 Craig, John L. (Honus) 1904-07 Craig, Wesley W. 1890-94 Crawford, Guy 1905-06, 1908 Crawford, James A. 1941-42, 1946 Crawford, James Everett 1984-87 Crawford, John K. 1934-35 Crawford, William H. 1960-61-62 Craycraft, Robert 1988-91 Creagh, Charles E., Jr. 1959-61 Creighton, Dudley 1931 Creson, Larry (Kitty) 1925-27 Creson, Robert Paul 1920 Crichlow, Collier 1944 Criddle, Edward S. 1918 Crimm, Lloyd 1931 Crocker, Julian Doss Jr. 1960-62 Cropp, David W. 1985 (Mgr.)

Cropp, John W. 1959-61 Crosby, Doyle 1998-2001 Crownover, Arthur, Jr. 1927-30 Crutchfield, Wallace 1896-99, 1901 Cuffee, Ryan 1999-02 Culley, David Wayne 1973, 75-77 Culpepper, Brandon R. 1992-93 Culpepper, Clifford L. 1972, 74-75 Cummings, Bob 1942 Cummings, Joe 1937 (Mgr.) Cundiff, Dan Bradley 1966-67 Cunningham, Alex 1906 Cunningham, James F. 1953-55 Cunningham, James W. 1968-70 Cunningham, William E. 1987-88 Curley, Pete 1933-35 Curlin, Zach 1911-13 Curnutte, Stephen Bryant 1973-75 Curry, Irby Rice (Rabbit) 1913-16 Curtin, Francis William, Jr. 1965-67 Curtis, Allen B. 1898 Curtis, Arnold E. 1947-49 Curtis, Ernest Jackson 1947-50 Custer, Ryan 2006-08 Cutler, Jay 2002-05

DeWitt, John Donovan 1990-93 Dickerson, George W. 1977 Dickerson, Gordon 1925 Dickinson, Joe 1936 Dickinson, Overton 1931 Dickison, Leo 1932-34 Diehl, Willie 1970-71 Dietrich, Mark William 1972-74 Diffee, Jimmy 1944 DiNardi, John Carmen 1986 Dinwiddie, Robert 2001-04 Ditto, Adam 1998 Divens, Lamar 2004-05 Dixon, Paul Randall 1933-35 Dixon, Sean 2003-06 Doak, E.L. 1895 Dodd, John Speer 1951, 1953 Dodge, Harlow F. 1990 Donahoo, Duane 1970 Donaldson, Sammy L. 1956 Donnell, Ben Clay 1957-58 Donnelly, Christopher I. 1989-90 Dooling, John David 1990-92 Dortch, Fred W. 1891, 93-95 Doss, Aubrey K. 1896 Dossett, Adam 2003 Doster, Kwane 2002-04 Doty, Burnett J. 1920 Dougherty, Lew W. 1911 Douglas, Cedric Dwayne 1993 Dowling, Kevin 1985-86, 1988-89 Downs, Bobby 1971 Dozier, Steven 1976-78 (Mgr.) Drake, Bill 1931 Drake, John Allen, Jr. 1969-71 Dralle, James Donald 1983-84 Dubois, Charles 1933-34 Dudley, Edward Gordon 1957-58 Dudley, Guilford, Jr. 1927-28 Duffey, Mack 1970 Dugan, Terence Patrick 1980-82 Duke, Alvin 1996-98 Duncan, Jamie Robert 1995-97 Duncan, Roy Lester 1950, 52 Duncan, William E, Jr. 1952 Dungan, William Jeff 1977 Dunkerley, Herbert 1938-39 Dunn, Robert E., Jr. 1927-28 Dunnavant, Jason Q. 1995-97 Dunning, Dustin 2002-05 Dunster, Michael E. 1978-79 Durand, Harry 1930-31 Duval, Robert E., III 1969-71 Dwornick, John E. 1982-84, 1986 Dye, John S. 1895-96, 1898 Dye, Terrell Eugen 1960-62

Elrod, Parker 1938 El Sheshai, Nabil 1987-90 English, Timothy J. 1975-78 Erikson, Thor Erik 1986, 1988-90 Ernst, Steven Earl 1967-68 Ertugrul, Tolga 2003 Ervin, Andy Lee 1978-79 Ervin, Norwood Martin 1977-78 Estes, Pat M. 1890 Evans, David Mulbern 1961 Eveland, William Greg 1975-78 Evins, Joe 1932 Ewers, William (Bill) 1944-45

Fulger, Pearly M. 1900 Fuller, Rufus Ardell 1981-84 Funk, Charles Barrett 1959-60 Funk, David Franklin 1978 Fuqua, John Herman 1968 Fuqua, Lindsay W. 1962-64 Fuqua, William G. 1945-46, 1948

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Dabney-Dye

Dabney, John 1902 Dahlberg, Eric Steven 1990-93 Daniels, Bill 1927 Daniels, Bert 1936 Daniels, Jason 2001-2003 Darnell, Alex 1948, 1950-51 Darnell, Jesse Cloyce 1965-66 Darnell, Leonard 1910 Dauphin, Elizabeth 1981-83 (Tr.) Daves, Herman 1912,1917-18 Davidson, Simpson D. 1947-50 Davie, Edgar Byron 1956 Davies, Bradford Jay 1979 Davin, Charles C. 1915 Davis, Abe 1928 Davis, Cato 1897 Davis, Charlton 1939-40 Davis, Daniel Muncaster 1958 Davis, Erik 2002-05 Davis, Gary Michael 1966-67 Davis, H.A. 1892 Davis, H.W. (Huldy) 1899, 1900-02 Davis, Herbert W. 1929, 31 Davis, J.T. 1925 Davis, Jefferson, Jr. 1956 Davis, Kate 1993 (Tr.) Davis, Robert Earl 1990-93 Davis, Simeon Benton, III 1963 Davis, Thomas Larkin 1968 Davis, Thomas W. 1894-96, 1898 Davis, Thomas W., Jr. 1933 Dawson, Michael H. 1965-66 Day, Frank L. 1892 Dean, Richard Darrell 1977-79 Dean, Richard Nils 1974 Deese, Clifford Wayne 1992-95 DeGraffenreid, Allen 1994-96 DeGraffenreid, Byran 1992-93, 95 DeGroot, Clarence III 1983, 86-87 Deiderich, George R. 1956-58 DeMain, James Henry 1951, 53 Demmas, Art 1952-53, 55-56 Demmas, Constantine G. 1953 Denny, K. Scott 1979-80 (Tr.) Denson, Bobby Darrell 1982-84 Devane, John Thomas 1968

Eames-Ewers

Eames, Josh 2004-07 Earl, Carl 1933-34 Early, James 1917, 1919-20 Edgerton, John E. 1898-99, 1900-02 Edmondson, Brandon L. 1978, 80 Edwards, Austin 1929 Edwards, Charles Leon 1977-80 Edwards, Keith Y. 1980, 1982-84 Elam, Frank (Pos) 1921 Elder, Rick 1971 Ellington, Edward Perry 1946-48 Elliott, Arnold James, Jr. 1985-88 Elliott, Floyd Strother, Jr. 1976 (Mgr.) Elliott, W. Y., Jr. 1893-95 Ellis, John 1938-40

Fagan-Fuqua

Fagan, Jared 2005-08 Fails, Terence Neil 1950, 54 Faircloth, Bryan 1926 Fant, Lester G. 1897-98 Farrell, Louis (Tab) 1896-97 Farris, Robert Gordon 1951 Faulkinberry, Russell Miller 1947-50 Ferguson, Dante L. 1985, 87-88 Fernandez, Medina 1955 (Mgr.) Finklin, DeReal 1993, 95-96 Finnern, Mike 1970 Fischesser, John R. 1985, 87-88 Fischer, Kyle 2008 Fisher, Frederick M.l 1972-75 Fitz, Armando Elezar 1983-86 Fitz, Thomas 1985-86, 1988 Fitzgerald, William S. 1893-96 Fitzpatrick, William G. 1988 Flanigan, Mickey 1939-40 Fleming, O.J. 1995-97 Fleming, Mills Edwin 1986--88 Fleming Partee 1936-37 Fletcher, F.M. 1892 Fletcher, William Martin 1981-84 Floyd, John Franklin 1975 Floyd, John (Red) 1915-16, 19-20 Fly, Christopher 1987-90 (Tr.) Flynn, Barry Burgin 1978-81 Folino, Chuck 2001 Folmar, Jimmy 1941 Ford, Anthony 1998 Ford, Barry Kevin 1990 Ford, Turney 1936-38 Forrest, Marcus Dion 1995-96 Forte, Nick 2008 Fortune, Selman 1930-32 Foster, Julian 1930-32 Foster, Ray 1923 Foster, Richard Henry 1950-52 Fottrell, Harold 1928 Foust, Buryl 1929, 31 Fouts, John Matthew 1985-88 Francis, Clyde M. III 1976-79 (Tr.) Francis, Rico 1990-93 Francis, Raymond 1937-38 Frank, Laurence Milton 1952-55 Franklin, Marvin Jr. 1936-38 Franklin, Tom 1928 Freeland, Ewing (Big ‘un) 1908-11 Freeman, Richard 2003, 2005 Friel, Gaylord N. (Billy) 1915 Frierson, Greer 1944 Fritts, Steven Bradford 1968-70 Fritz, Gregory William 1972, 74 Fritz, Emile 1941 Fuge, Linc 1971-73 Fugger, Tim 2008 Fugler, Clarence 1905

Gaffney-Gwynee

Gaffney, William 1961-62 (Mgr.) Gallalee, William (Bill) 1944 Gallant, Tom 1998-99 Gaines, Bradford L. 1986, 88-89 Gaines, Charles L. 1894 Gaines, Christopher R. 1984-87 Gaines, Ian 2000-01, 2003 Gaines, Robert F. 1961-62 (Mgr.) Galbierz, Thomas R. 1972-75 Gallardo, Don 1996-97 Gamble, John 1964-66 Gandolfo, Michael Peter 1989-91 Garcia, Martin Anthony 1972-74 Garcia, Michael 2007-08 Gardella, Andrew 2001 Garden, Thomas P., Jr. 1959-61 Gardenhire, F.M. 1891 Gardner, Drew 2006-07 Garman, Dennis Paul 1983-84 Garrett, Matthew 1996 Garrett, M.J. 1999-2002 Garrison, Frank M. 1975 Gatewood, Curtis 2004-07 Gaudet, Thomas Andrew 1962 Gaulden, Charles 1938-39 Geisinger, Justin 2001-04 Gentry, Joe Ulysses, Jr. 1985-88 Geny, Charles F. (Willie) 1933-34 George, Richard 1980 (Tr.) Gerst, Gerald Garrett 1964 Getter, Nick 2000-03 Gibbs, Julie 1988 (Tr.) Giboney, Justin 1999-2002 Gibson, Everett 1923, 25 Gibson, Geoffory Jay 1969-70 Gibson, Roy M. 1926, 1928-29 Gillespie, James Ray, Jr. 1986-87 Gillespie, Paul T. 1966-68 Giller, David 2008 Gilliland, Frank 1911 (Mgr.) Gilmore, Gerald E. 1979 Giltner, Michael E. 1966-68 Giltner, Robin Lynn 1976-78 Glasgow, McPheeters 1935-36 Gleisner, Donald Allen 1950, 52 Glewwe, Grant S. 1989-90 Goad, Paul Ellis 1952 Goar, Frank 1916-20 Godchaux, Frank A. 1899, 1900 Godchaux, Frank A., Jr. 1920-21 Goff, Jonathan 2004-07 Goldberg, James 1993 (Tr.) Golden, Hawkins 1972-73 Golden, Winfred Lewis 1950-51 Goodall, Robert Harden 1952-54 Goodgame, John 1943 Goodridge, Robert W. 1966-67 Goodson, Joe A. 1893, 97-98 Goolsby, Ernest E. 1981-82 Gordon, Ronnie A. 1993-95 Gorrell, Frank C. 1945-47 Gossage, Matthew E. 1973-75 Gothard, Dennis M. 1975-78 Gracey, Clarence (Pete) 1930-32

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Athletics Director, Eastern Michigan University Gragg, Derrick Lamont 1988-91 Graham, Jamie 2008 Graham, Joe Harold 1962-64 Graham, Thomas B. 1902-04 Grasty, Felix K. 1923 (Mgr.) Graves, Joe 1943-45 Graves, Junius G. 1948, 50 Gray, Thomas 1985-87 Gray, Tommy 1945 Green, Charles C. 1904 (Mgr.) Green, James T. 1985-87 Green, Justin 2007-08 Green, Patrick 1997-98, 00-01 Greene, Mike 1966-67 Greenstone, T.J. 2008 Greer, George J. 1916 Griffen, Malvern U. 1908-09 Griffin, Darryl 1993 Grimmett, Hill, Jr. 1936 Gromos, John Paul 1985, 87-89 Grover, Billy Dwain 1956-58 Groves, Adolph Milton, Jr. 1974-76 Gruber, Brian 1997-2000 Gruber, Wayne Edward 1952 Gude, Bob 1939-41 Guepe, Arthur Albert 1961-63 Guerin, Sean Michael 1988-89 Guffee, Harry J. 1932-34 Guffee, Paul Owen 1962-64 Gullett, James B. 1929 Gurley, Rodney Steven 1978-81 Gutierrez, Christopher F. 1982 Gwynee, Walter E. 1901

Hager-Hutton

Hager, R.B. (Dick) 1908 Hager, Samuel E. 1892 Hagewood, Jack Douglas 1958-59 Haggard, Wallace C. 1919-20 Hahnfeldt, Bryant 2005-08 Hail, Conway 1939 (Mgr.) Hale, Darren 1995 Hale, David Lebron 1974-76 Hale, R.E. 1892 Hale, Ronald Corey 1976, 78-79 Haley, Parnell 1936 Halford, Jack 1948 Hall, Carlton L. 1994-97 Hall, Gabe 2004-07 Hall, Glenn A. (Spick) 1906-07 Hall, John Richard 1951-54 Hall, Millard Wayne 1960-61 Hall, Robert Hall 1935-36 Hall, Scott Richard 1965-67 Haliburton, Ben 1917 Hallman, David Alton 1959 Hambrick, Thomas C. 1931 Hamilton, Bob 1942-43 Hamilton, C.M. 1915-16 Hamilton, Ed Jr. 1902-05 Hamilton, Fred S. 1941-42, 1946 Hamilton, Fred S., Jr. 1969-71 Hamilton, James 1943, 45 Hamilton, Ryan 2006-08 Hammer, Bruce W. 1960-61 Hammerschmidt, J. 1964-66 Hammerschmidt, M. 1969-70 Hammond, Harry K. 1978-81 Hampton, Jerry Randall 1976-77 Hampton, Wade 1933-34 Hancock, Joseph Scott 1980-81 Hanna, Ross 1937-39 Hanner, J.P. 1892-93

Carlton Hall

Defensive Line Coach, Harvard University, Boston Harber, David Mark 1974-75 Hardage, Lewis 1911-12 Harden, James 1939 Harden, W. Holmes 1890-92 Hardy, Edward D. 1916 Hardy, J.C. 1899 Hardy, Lamar 1899 Hardy, Arnold R. 1945, 1948-49 Harkins, Thomas V. 1954-55 Harlow, Gene 1939-40 Harmon, Eric Matthew 1984, 86 Harris, Charles Edward 1978-79 Harris, Corey Lamont 1988-91 Harris, Robert Anthony 1981 Harrison, Claude 1942 Harrison, Dennis 1974-77 Harrison, Durwood 1971-73 (Mgr.) Harrison, Herdley 2002-05 Hart, Gary Curtis 1962-64 Hart, W.B. 1909 Hart, William 1977 Harvey, Alphonso Will 1995-98 Harwell, W.S. 1900 Hasanoglu, Nezih 1998-2001 Hassett, Charles R. 1896-97 Hasslock, Lewis W. 1907-08 Hatcher, Ronald 2000-01, 03 Hauck, Walter Christie 1967-69 Haun, David 1970-71 Haury, Karl E., Jr. 1969-71 Hause, Francis 1937-38 Hawkins, Charles 1926-28 Hawkins, Charles W. 1951-53 Hawkins, Jared 2006-08 Haye, Jovan 2002-04 Hayes, Brett Lawrence 1988-90 Hayes, Larry Gene 1954-55 Hayes, Larry Wayne 1969-71 Hayes, Frank M. 1914-16 Haygood, Jimmy (Shag) 1904-05 Hays, Sammy 1939 Hays, William 1935-37 Hayward, Casey 2008 Healey, Michael B. 1989-91 Healy, William (Chip) 1966-68 Hebberger, Arthur F. 1950 Heflin, Terence Van 1977-81 Heistand, Ed 1938-40 Heller, Frank R. (Hank) 1920 Henderson, Thomas 1930-32 Henderson, Woodrow 1937-38 Hendrick, Harvey 1917, 19-20 Hendrix, W.R. (Bill) 1924-26 Henley, Guy 1944 Henley, William Roger 1952 Henry, Douglas 1910, 13 Hensley, Eric 2006. 2008 Herbert, John 1927-28 Herbert, Robert, Jr. 1928 Herline, Alan Joseph 1984-86 Herndon, Don Wayne 1961 Herrmann, Mark Alan 1982-85 Hewitt, Buddy 1945 Heywood, Humphrey 1953-55 Hicks, Henry Joe 1947-49 Higgins, Gene 1939-40 Hildebrand, James B. 1892-95 Hill, Horace G., Jr. 1918-20 Hill, Jason Devon 1995-97 Hill, Jordan 1999-2001 Hill, Merlin Michael 1977 Hill, Page 1936 (Mgr.) Hillenmeyer, Hunter 1999-2002

John Hall

Retired CEO, Ashland Industries Member, Vanderbilt Board of Trust Hilley, Rayford Carrol 1957-59 Hines, Robert G. 1950-52 Hinkle, Carl Columbus, Jr. 1935-37 Hinkle, Carl C. (Chris) III 1967 Hinton, Ralph 1937-39 Hirsch, Edward M. 1974, 76 Hoats, Joseph Miranda 1968 Hobbs, Maurice (Preacher) 1930 Hobbs, S.F. (Fatty) 1905 Hogans, Tavarus 1996-99 Holby, William Arthur 1973-75 Holder, Fred 1940-42 Holdgraf, Maurice (Tiny) 1938-40 Holland, Al 1937 Holliday, Hamilton 2004-07 Hollins, Lunsford 1936-38 Holloway, Trey 2002-04 Holmes, Andrew 1926 (Mgr.) Holmes, Billy H. 1952-53, 1955 Holmes, Ducky 1917, 1919-21 Holt, Carleton 1948-50 Holt, Charles E. 1941-42, 1946 Holt, Daryl Ray 1984-87 Holt, Jeffrey Allan 1982-85 Holmes, Brandon 2005-06 Hood, Eddie Lamar 1977-79 Hood, Elliot 2004-06 Hoover, Charles Ellis 1952-55 Hoover, Charles Marcus 1942, 1946 Hoover, John 1970-71 Horrocks, Theo 2004-07 Horton, Charley 1952-55 Horton, Galen 1990-91, 1993 (Tr.) Hoskins, Leon 1931 (Mgr.) House, Markessus 2000-02 Housman, Hardy 1937-39 Houston, Frank K. 1900-02 Houston, George 1931 (Mgr.) Howard, Matthew T. 1961 Howe, John B.A. 1895-96 Howell, Clark 1892, 95 Howell, Joseph T. 1901-03 Hubert, George Wallace 1988-89 Hudgins, Loie Malcolm 1978-81 Hudgins, Ward 1930-31 Hudson, Gary Richard 1960-62 Hudson, Gerald Jack 1954-56 Huffman, Chester C. 1911-14 Huggins, James 1935-38 Huggins, Roy 1939-40 Hughes, Charles 1929-31 Hughes, Floyd Ray 1977 Hughes, Robert Littleton 1958 Hughes, Thack 1931 Hughes, Thomas W. 1923 Hughes, Travis Hubert 1957-59 Hughes, William W. 1883-96,99-01 Hughes, William W. Jr. 1927 Humble, John R. 1963-65 Hume, Fred 1901 Humphrey, Howard 1938-39 Humphreys, W. Douglas 1974-77 Hunt, Donald Astin 1953-55 Hunter, Funtaine 2003-06 Hunter, Pat 1973 Hurley, James 1970 Hurst, Dunlap 1959 Hurt, Sidney 1896 Hurter, Drew 1988-91 (Tr.) Husband, Phillip D. 1968 Hutto, James Albert 1947-49 Hutton, W.G. 1897

Christie Hauck

Founder, Christie Cookies Nashville

Iacenda-Issaguirre

Iacenda, Andrew Scott Ilgenfritz, Mark Ilgenfritz, Scott Carter Illes, Robert John Ingram, John Thomas Iranmanesh, Abtin Irby, Jack Ivey, Robert Barnes Izlar, Paul Roberts P. Izzaguirre, Carlos

1987 1971-73 1976-78 1983-84 1967-69 2002-04 1938-39 1966-67 1975 1943

Jabaley-Justice

Jabaley, Michael Ellis 1954 Jackson, Anthony 1989, 91-93 Jackson, Bobby 1994, 1996 Jackson, Felix 1938 Jackson, Granberry 1894, 95 (Mgr.) Jackson, Jerrol 1999-2001 Jackson, John 1936-37 Jackson, N. Baker 1910 (Mgr.) Jackson, Robert F. 1915, 17 Jackson, Todd 1982 Jackson-Garrison, Cassen 2004-07 Jacobs, Michael W. 1973-75 Jacobs, Wayne 1971-72 Jacobs, William, III (Will) 1994-96 Jacoway, Boyd Gaines 1948-49 Jakes, Janeane 1990 (Tr.) Jalufka, Earl Davis 1953-55 James, William 1970 James, Jesse Ray 1925-27 Jarrett, John 1914-15 Jefcoat, Mark Dwayne 1993-96 Jenkins, Jack 1940-42 Jenkins, William O. 1900 Jennings, Jeff 2004-05, 2007-08 Jewell, Larry Robert 1990 Johnson, Babe 1900 Johnson, Barney Paul 1976 Johnson, Chris 2006-08 Johnson, David Eugene 1973-76 Johnson, Eugene 1931 Johnson, Greg 2002 Johnson, James Bishop 1959-61 Johnson, Jermaine 1993-95 Johnson, Mark O. 1986-88, 1990 Johnson, Michael E. 1985-88 Johnson, Patrick 2003-06 Johnson, Ralph Lamar 1977 Johnson, Timothy Lewis 1983-86 Johnson, Walter Dillon 1959 Johnson, Warren M. Jr. 1976-77 Johnston, Donald M. 1968-70 Johnston, Fred 1929-31 Johnston, Joseph K. 1983-84, 1986 Jones, Anthony 1998, 00-01 Jones, Billy Mac 1948-49 Jones, Daniel Morgan 1958 Jones, Douglas D. 1985-87 (Mgr.) Jones, Elliott H. 1890-92 Jones, Eric Lenard 1986-88 Jones, Erwin Arthur, Jr. 1952-53 Jones, Grinnell 1901, 03 Jones, Herbert 1910 Jones, Madison 1944 Jones, Michael A. 1994-95 Jones, Ogle (Cowboy) 1926 Jones, Robert Knapp, Jr. 1975-76 Jones, Rushen 1999-2002 Jordan, Antony T. 1994-97 Jordan, Hubert Franklin 1989-90 Jordan, Karl 1980-81, 1983-84

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Doug Humphreys

President, Red River Coal Co., Gate City, Va. Jordan, Nance (River) Jordan, Norman Wayne Jordan, Walter Arnell Joseph, Anthony A Josey, Bryan Franklin Joyce, Kevin Juday, William Robert Jumper, James C., Jr. Justice, David Matthew

1931-33, 1979-82 1975-78 1972, 74 1993-94 2003-06 1962-64 1976 1989

Kaelin-Kyle

Kadri, Theron 2007-08 Kaelin, Richard Bruce 1966 Kaley, Jack 1943, 45 Kalnas, Patrick John 1984-85 Kammerer, Bill 1939 Kappes, Kathy 1983 (Tr.) Katzentine, Frank 1920 Keathley, Royalyn 1952-53 Keenan, Gene 1987-88 (Tr.) Keene, Arthur 1936-38 Keene, Buford C. (Pete) 1933 Keene, Jesse 1924-26 Keese, Virden Lamar 1949, 51 Keith, Roderick 1988--91 Keller, William J. 1893-94 Kelley, Chester III 1976 Kelly, Everett E. (Tuck) 1922-24 Kelly, Fred 1926-28 Kelly, Harry 1942 Kelly, J.C. 1938 Kelly, William B. 1965-67 (Mgr.) Kelly, Joseph W. 1983-84 Kemp, William Harold, Jr. 1975-78 Kemple, Bernard James 1965-67 Kennedy, Edward F. 1895 Kennedy, Lyndal Ray 1968 Kenny, Thomas Francis 1961-63 Keown, Kyle 2004-06 Kerr, Andrew 1998-99 Kerr, Robert William 1964-65 Killebrew, Joe 1922 (Mgr.) Killebrew, William 1928 (Mgr.) Kilpatrick, Lyle Reed 1977-78 Kilzer, Walter 1942 Kimball, Gary R. 1980 King, Byron Cleve 1992-93 King, Clarence (Clancy) 1931-32 King, John J. 1906-07 King, Philip Edgar 1955-57 Kirk, Michael 1970-72 King, Ryan 2002-05 Kirchoffer, Merritt 2004-07 Kirkes, Leonard 1923 Kirkland, Joseph T., Jr. 1949-50 Kirwan, Pat 1929-31 Kiser, Samuel Hugh III 1969-71 Kiss, Stephen Michael 1964-66 Kittrell, Thomas G. 1891-95 Klaass, Reinhard M. 1966-67 Knapp, Bradford 1890-91 Koepke, Bryon Lee 1992-93 Koger, Ben 2003-06 Koger, Domonick 1996-98 Komisar, Sol 1938-39 Kosanovich, Stephen 1986-88 Koshakji, Pierre R. 1984 Kovalcheck, Richard 2006-07 Kovolisky, Brian 2001-03 Kraemer, Michael J. 1985 Krietemeyer, William E. 1952-53 Kubow, Mark W. 1986, 1988-89 Kugler, Doyle Edward 1950

169

History

Derrick Gragg


History

Letterwinners

Jeff Madden

Asst. Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning, Texas Kuhn, Oliver W. (Doc) Kyle, Charles Kyle, Frank (Stitch)

Lacy-Lyon

1920-23 1925 1901-05

Lacy, Chancellor 1933-34 Lainhart, Stephen P. 1972, 1974 Lakos, T.M. (Mickey) 1950-52 Lamberson, Lambert 1952, 54-55 Lancaster, Bo 1999 Lancaster, James 1924-26 Langford, Reshard 2005-08 Langhorst, Henry F. 1896-98 Latham, Robert 1970-72 Latham, Swayne 1919-20 Latimer, Robert W. 1974-75 Lassiter, R.L. (Big ‘un) 1917 Lauer, Reilly 2007-08 Laughrey, John 2007 Law, Steven Michael 1986-89 Lawrence, David R. 1989-92 Lawrence, Robert L. III 1942, 46-48 Lawrence, Robert L. 1921-24 Laws, Robert Chesley 1955-57 Lawson, Ronnie 1972 Lea, Clark 2002-04 Lea, Percy 1930 (Mgr.) Leak, William 1928 Leavell, Alvin Ray 1993 Ledyard, Q.R. (Bob) 1924-26 Lee, Bill David 1972-74 Lee, Charles 1931 Lee, Daniel 2005 Leffers, David 1970-72 Lehard, Jack 1942 Leinweber, David 2008 Lemay, Richard Ervin 1964-65 Leonard, Amos (Mouse) 1929-31 Lercius, Harold 1998-2001 Lesesne, Henry Roby 1960-62 Levine, Alfred T. 1935 (Mgr.) Lewis, Eric Fitzgerald 1991-94 Lewis, Hiram 1998 Lewis, Marcus 1996 Lewis, Myron 2006-08 Lewis, Quavian 2006 Leyendecker, Charles 1930-32 Lilly, Mitchell Keith 1975-77 Lindsay, Dick J.R. 1931 Lindsay, Paul 1922-24 Lindsey, Edwin W. 1899 Lindsey, Robert 1933 (Mgr.) Linville, James H.n 1956-57 Lipe, J.T. 1927-28 Lipperman, Daniel D. 1967, 69 Lipscomb, David 1926-27 Lipscomb, Tom 1914-16, 19 Little, Joe 1937 Llewellyn, Mark B. 1972-74 Lockett, Robert L. 1930 Lockett, Robert W. 1930 Lockhard, James E. 1906 Lockman, Paul 1918-19 Logan, Terrance Michael 1976 Logan, Zach 2005 Logie, David Scott 1982-85 Lokey, Warren 1928-29 Long, William Royston 1967-68 Longfellow, Eric Shea 1985-86 Longley, David Bennett 1962 Looney, James Francis 1953-54 Lo Paro, Joe 1936 Losey, Chuck 1998-2002 Love, Royce Earl, Jr. 1992-93, 95

170

Roger May

Attorney/Partner, May & Ryan, P.L.C. Nashville Love, William S. Lovelace, Carl Lovelace, James R. Lowe, R.E. Lowery, William Loyte, Jonathan Lucas, James Luck, Malcolm Lucky, Joseph Frank Luker, Blake Lusk, Curtis Eugene Lusky, Lehman Lyle, Leslie Neil Lyle, Nick Lynch, Charles D. Lyon, John Hill

1902 1899 1952 1912-14 2000 2003-04 1933-35 1912 1957 (Mgr.) 2003 1976, 78-79 1926-28 1967-69 2001-03 1895 1969

MacIntyre-Myrick

MacIntyre, George Michael 1984-85 MacKenzie, Charles F. 1891 MacLean, Alexander W., IV 1966 MacPherson, Howdy 2002 Mack, Lester Frank 1978 Madden, Jeffrey Lamar 1980-82 Maddux, David Douglas 1964-66 Maddux, James Edward 1946-47 Madison, Charles Scott 1978 Maggard, Delza Boyd 1979 Mahaffey, Dan 1972 Mahan, James 1970-72 Majors, Charles 1938 (Mgr.) Mallory, C. Buford 1898 Malone, David Julian 1962-64 Malone, Oscar Lee 1988 Malone, W. Battle 1893-95 Malsberger, Douglas 1945,48-49 Manier, Miller 1917 (Mgr.) Manier, J. Owsley 1904-06 Manley, James O., III 1992-95 Mansfield, Vaughn 1930 Manzella, Frank Joseph, Jr. 1979 Maple, Ralph Earl 1957 Maples, Gilbert (Firpo) 1927 Marchetti, Gino 1970-71 Margo, Dee 1973 Marinangel, Bill 1993-96 Markham, John 1997-2000 Marlin, George 1939-41 Marsh, Earl 1931 Marshall, Bert 1937-38 Marshall, George G. 1901 (Mgr.) Martemus, Darnell 2004-05 Martin, Carl (Zeke) 1909-11 Martin, Charles P. 1898-99, 1902 Martin, Douglas H. 1972-74 Martin, Gregory Allan 1975-77 Martin, James D. 1948 (Mgr.) Martin, Joe 1948 (Mgr.) Martin, Mike 1999-2002 Martin, Thomas Floyd 1962-63 Marve, Chris 2008 Mason, John 1925 Massengale, Avery Carvel 1982 Massey, Felix M. 1899, 1902 Mathenia, Jason 2001 Mathers, Jesse Lee, Jr. 1973-75 Mathews, William Douglas 1968-69 Matlock, Mark Daniel 1977-80 Matthews, Allama Uzair 1981-82 Matthews, Mark Douglas 1979-82 Matthews, Michael Steven 1980-83 Mauerman, George Schmid 1958 May, Daryle Cline 1946-49 May, Derrick Scott 1995

Nate Morrow

High School Principal, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville May, Roger Tyler 1966-67 May, Jim 1999-2002 Mayes, Cannon Roberts 1949 Mayes, Jeffrey Allan 1985-87 Mazar, Dennis 1971 McAdams, Jeff 1993 (Mgr.) McAlster, J.B. 1897 McArthur, Gene 1943 McCain, John Michael 1977-80 McCall, Danny Campbell 1956-57 McCarley, Trimmer 1939 (Mgr.) McCarroll, Andrew R. 1986-89 McCarroll, John (Mac) III 1983-86 McCarter, Gordon W. 1950 McCaskell, Dave 1971 McClain Sidney 1938 McClellan, Charles 1931 McClure, James 1898 McCown, Jim Elvin 1949 McCoy, Stephen Earl 1981-84 McCullers, David Wayne 1978 McCullough, C.R. 1920-22 McCullough, Theodore J. 1983 McDaniel, Ethan 2001 McDermond, Bill 1994 McDonald, Jim 1943 McDonald, Kenneth 1899, 1900 McDonald, Michael F. 1984-86 McDonald, William H. 1967-69 McElreath, W. A. 1937-38, 1940 McFarland, James K. 1900 McFerran, Jeffrey Scott 1982 McGaughy, Paul 1926, 1928-29 McGehee, Bruce R. 1907-09 McGill, Ralph Emerson 1917, 1919 McGrath, Jared 1997-2000 McGrew, A.J. 1999 McGugin, Dan, Jr. 1929, 1931 McGugin, George Bew 1960, 1961 McIlwain, Eugene 1927-29 McKee, James Edward 1958-59 McKenzie, K.W. 1921 (Mgr.) McKenzie, Norval 2001-04 McKenzie, Ralph 2002-05 McKibbon, Fred Cox 1924-26 McKinney, Raymond 1953 (Mgr.) McKinnon, Thomas B. 1952-54 McLain, W. Tyler (Fatty) 1905-08 McLean, George D. 1899, 1900-01 McLemore, Morris 1936-38 McNamara, Martin 1928-30 McNamara, Robert J. 1974-77 McNevin, Bill 1930-31 McNutt, William (Billy) 1943 McQueen, Ernest D. 1913 McSwain, Ryan 1999 McWhirter, Terrell 1941 McWhorter, Aaron 1999-2002 Meadows, David 1998-2001 Meadows, Paul 2004-05 Medes, Steven H. 1988-91 Meiers, John F. 1921-23 Melton, Ricky Darren 1991 Mercer, James A. 1977-78 (Mgr.) Mercer, John P. 1977-78 (Mgr.) Merlin, Ed 1935-37 Meriweather, Thomas N. 1967 Metoyer, Johnny 1997-98 Metzger, W.E. (Frog) 1908-11 Meyer, Kelly Hugh 1966, 68 Mikesell, Mark Travis 1990-93 Miles, Darweshi Tarik 1995-96 Milholland, W.G. 1912-13 Miller, Billy 1996-99

David Neal

Jordan Pettit

Management Executive Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Director of Midwest Promotion, Universal Records South, Nashville

Miller, Brevard 1925 (Mgr.) Miller, Gaston 2006. 2008 Miller, George Daniel 1968-70 Miller, John Stevens 1968-70 Miller, Nick 2006-07 Miller, Ronald Vincent 1957-59 Miller, Tim 2003, 2005 Mills, Daryl Steven 1973, 75-76 Mills, William 1941 (Mgr.) Milne, Jack F. 1973 Minnick, Norman 1917, 1919 Miron, John Paul 1952 Mitacek, Chris 1999-2001 Mitchell, Gerald B. 1985-88 Mitchell, Michael W. 1976, 78, 80 Mitchell, R. H. 1890 Mixon, Hugh C. 1920-22 Monaco, Robin Gabriel 1981-84 Monahan, Austin 2007-08 Monk, Alonza, Jr. 1903 (Mgr.) Montgomery, John 1944 Mooney, James C. 1919 Moore, Barry Timothy 1978--81 Moore, Cedric DeWayne 1987-89 Moore, Coke 1930-31 Moore, D.J. 2006-08 Moore, Douglas (Red) 1917 Moore, Jerry Porter 1941-42, 1946 Moore, Thomas Lowell 1981-83 Moore, Thomas M.l 1957-59 Mordica, Frank Lucious 1976-79 Morehead, William G. 1929-31 Morgan, Albert J. 1898, 1902 Morgan, Antoine 2002 Morgan, Hugh 1910-13 Morgan, Marty 2002-2004 Morgan, Paul 1994-97 Morris, Dominique 2002-04 Morris, Nathan E. 1892-93 Morris, Russell F., Jr. 1958-60 Morrison, Dwight W. 1907 Morrison, Ray 1908-11 Morrison, Kent 1910-11, 1914-15 Morrow, Garland 1919-20, 1922 Morrow, Nate 1998-2001 Morton, David H. 1907-08 Moshier, Eugene 1972-74 Moss, W.P. (Bill) 1917, 1919-20 Mullen, Robert W. 1959-60 Mullin, William H., Jr. 1933 Murdock, John Bush 1951 (Mgr.) Murphy, Dan 2001, 2003 Murrah, Wilson F. 1910-11 Murray, Jerry David 1959-60 Murray, Myron Levoughn 1995 Murray, Tom (Buck) 1913 Myers, Joe 1930-32 Myrick, Ronnie 1976-79

Newton, Austin 2007-08 Newton, Harry 1931 Nichols, Amy 1993 (Tr.) Nichols, John 1900 Nichols, William Ronald 1973-74 Nickson, Chris 2005-08 Nickson, Rodrick M. 1976 Nicoll, Russ 1998-2000 Nicolosi, Christine 1990-91 (Tr.) Nilan, George 1926 Noble, Rosevelt L., Jr. 1995-96 Noel, Edwin 1906 Noel, Hayes 1935-36 Noel, Lee Francis 1967-68 Noel, Oscar F. 1905-06, 1910 Noel, Oscar F. III 1933-34 Nolen, Beverly T. 1902 Nomberg, Bernard D. 1989 Norfleet, Vance 1925 Norman, Robert S. 1947-48 (Mgr.) Norman, Newton L. 1916 Norred, Van 1925-27 North, Donald 1966, 1968 North, John Puckett 1942, 46-47 Northcutt, H.B. (Cutter) 1914-15 Norvell, Spencer 1916 Novak, Andrew Michael 1951-53 Nungesser, Ryan 1999-2001

Nalley-Nungesser

Nalley, Lee N. Jr. 1947-49 Narewski, Edward 1970 Nay, Bobby Earl 1959-60 Neal, David Joseph 1990-91 Neely, Jesse Claiborne 1920-22 Neely, W.D. (Bill) 1908-10 Neil, John 1923 Neil, Owen Boone 1992-94 Neill, Frank K. 1919-20, 1922 Neill, Sam 1922-23 Nettles, Doug 1971-73 Neuhoff, John 1931 Newman, Charles B. 1951-53 Newman, John L. 1986-88

Oaks-Owen

Oaks, Ralph Edward 1973-75 O’Connell, Jason M. 1991, 1993 O’Connor, Myles P. 1895-96, 1898 O’Connor, Robert M. 1980-83 Oetter, Robert Leighton 1975 (Mgr.) Ohanaja, Kelechi 2002-05 Ohlman, Scott Douglas 1983-84 Olinger, Steven Kent 1982-85 Oliver, Bobby 1933-35 Oliver, James (Country) 1926-28 Olmstead, Tim 2000-01 Olsen, Julian 1940-42 O’Neal, Greg 1969-71 O’Neal, Robert 1971-72 O’Neal, John Elvin 1975-76 Ordung, John 1971 Orman, John 1934 (Mgr.) O’Rourke, James P. 1971, 1973-74 Orr, Donald Cooper 1954-56 Orr, Perry 1922-23 Orr, Rufus W. (Dub) 1924 Orth, Charles William 1964-66 Osemwegie, Moses 2002-05 Ousley, Charles Roger 1964-66 Overall, P.V. (Putty) 1921 Overbay, John 1986 (Tr.) Overley, Glenn 1933-35 Overton, John 1900 Overton, Walter J. 1971-72, 1974 Owen, Jeffrey Carl 1988-91 Owen, Ralph (Peck) 1925-27 Owen, Thomas 1941, 43, 45-46 Owen, Thomas 1942

Pace-Pyle

Pace, Andrew Page, Kurt Douglas Page, Thomas Everett Page, Walter Robert Painter, Dennis S. Palmer, Abe Palmer, Ed Palumbo, Paul Louis Papuchis, Jason Avery

2002-05 1981-84 1947-49 1946-49 1969-71 1938 1907 (Mgr.) 1976 1952-54

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LETTERWINNERS

Joe Peebles

Will Pryor

Managing Partner, The Phillips Group, Nashville

Regional Sales Manager, Marconi Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Attorney at Law, Pryor & Haynes Shreveport, La.

Parker, Benny 1929-30 Parker, Carl Wayne 1983, 1985-87 Parker, Chester Leon, Jr. 1964-65 Parker, Clayton T. 1981-83, 85 Parker, George Phillip 1964, 66 Parker, Harold 1915 Parker, Jim Mack 1980-82 (Mgr.) Parker, Lorenzo 2001-04 Parker, Michele 1982-85 (Tr.) Parker, William L. 1956 Parr, Travis 1973 Parrish, Charles 1970-72 Parrish, Edward II 1974-77 Patrick, Jim 1945 Patterson, David 1938 Patterson, Michael C. 1967-69 Patterson, Robert C. 1900, 1903-05 Patterson, Thomas K. 1946-49 Patton, Bo 1971-73 Patton, John William 1982-83 Paty, Ben 1972 Paul, Bill 1925 Payne, Derrick D. 1988, 1990-92 Parker, George P. 1964, 66 Parker, Lorenzo 2001 Peacher, Brent 2000-01 Peacock, A.F. 1895 Pearcey, Anthony Andre 1985-88 Peay, Charles 1917 Peebles, Arnold 1933-34 Peebles, Joseph E., Jr. 1992 Peebles, Mac 1939-41 Peebles, William 1936 Peeples, Jeff 1970-72 Pegg, Robert Lamoine, Jr. 1966-68 Penny, Jerome Scott 1986 Peoples, Joe 1927 Pepoy, Steve Joseph 1954-55 Perez, Ernest Joseph 1969 Perkins, Ray 2000 Perry, Alex 1901-03 Perry, Carlton 1937-38 Perry, Rufus Arnaz 1982 Perry, Willis Caudie 1983-86 Petrone, Emile, Jr. 1938-40 Petrone, Joseph A. 1977-79 (Tr.) Pettit, Jordan 2000-01 Phelps, Carlyle 1933 Phillips, William Keith 1978-80 Phillips, Y.Y., Jr. 1948-50 Phillips, Louis S. 1914-15 Philpot, Richard Horace 1949-51 Piant, Jason 1993 (Mgr.) Pickett, James 1929, 31 Pierce, George 1933 Pierson, Thomas C. 1987-89 Pilcher, Campell 1900 Pilgram, Harold H. 1979 (Mgr.) Pitman, J.B. 1894 Pittman, Allen 1907 Pittman, Kenneth M. 1972, 74-75 Pitts, Pascal Walter 1995-96 Plasman, Herbert G. 1934-36 Plunkett, Junius 1937-39 Pointer, John Leslie 1976-79 Polytinsky, Eugene B. 1920 Pool, Yelton 1947, 49 Popp, James Richard 1982-85 Porter, P. H. 1890 Porter, S.T. 1921-23, 1925 Porter, W.E. (Slim) 1921-23, 1925 Post, Orville 1941 Potter, James Terry 1977-80 Potts, Hugh F. (Rabbit) 1907

Powell, Andrew J. 1907-08 Powell, Hagan 1931-33 Powell, Will Ed 1941-42 Powell, William Eugene 1947-49 Power, Daniel Edward III 1964 Powers, T.W. 1898 Preston, Morgan (Bo) 1913 Presznick, Joe 1936 Price, Charlie 1914, 16 Price, Torrey C. 1986-89 Prichard, Joe 1903-06 Priddy, Wade 1985-86 (Tr.) 88-89(Mgr.) Prus, Kenneth John 1988-89 Pryor, Wilbert Dale 1992 Pulce, Kenneth 1986, 88-90 Purdy, Mac 1993 (Mgr.) Purkey, Justin 2000-01 Putnam, Emmett P. 1913-15 Pyatt, Frank 1895 Pyle, James Randall 1987-88 Pyle, Mac 2002-03, 2005-06

Richard, Amon Jackson 1946 Richards, Jack 1941-42 Richards, Timothy M. 1991 Richardson, Charles 1919 (Mgr.) Richardson, Charles B. 1914-16 Richardson, Doyle E. 1955-57 Richardson, Mark S. 1916-17, 1919 Richardson, Sean 2008 Richardson, Timothy 1985-86, 88 Richey, Robert C. 1900 Richter, Harry 1940-42 Ricketson, Greer 1936-37 Ridgeway, Frank 1910 Ridley, Tom 1915 Riggs, Frederick Martin 1958-60 Rigling, William M. 1990 Riley, Timothy L. 1974-76 Rinker, Brad 1989 (Tr.) Risser, David Royce 1990-91 Risser, Rick Gerhardt 1982-83 Ritter, Gerald F. 1948 Ritter, Linda 1990-91 (Tr.) Rives, Bob 1923-25 Roach, Joe 1915, 16 Roach, Phillip Collins 1980-83 Robb, Joel 1999 Robbins, Charles 1935-36 Robbins, Fred 1909-12 Roberts, Albert 1923 Roberts, Claude 1932 Roberts, Clyde (Dixie) 1930-31 Roberts, Jerry Lee 1976-78 Roberts, John 1901 Roberts, Kenneth L. 1951-52 Robertson, Bill 2005 Robertson, William 1941, 46-47 Robinson, Charles S. 1976 Robinson, Everett 1998-01 Robinson, Garner Een 1957 Robinson, Harry T. 1943, 1946 Robinson, John Ray 1968-70 Robinson, Mac Edward 1947-50 Robinson, Thomas M. 1950-52 Robson, Greg 2001-02 Rock, Steve 1998-2000 Rodeffer, Henry DeWitt 1976 Roderick, Benjamin A. 1950-52 Rogers, Britt 1930 (Mgr.) Rogers, Gary Brian 1989-92 Rohling, Bernard 1941-42, 1947 Rojas, Juan 2002 Rolfe, John McKain 1958-59 Rolfe, William Vaughn 1984-86 Rollings, Sean 1982-85 (Tr.) Rollins, Sally 1990-92 (Tr.) Roman, Allan Christian 1986-87 Rooney, E.F. (Mike) 1920 (Mgr.) Rosenblatt, W.F., Jr. 1927-29 Ross, E.B. (Ted) 1908-10 Rothenberg, Darren 1997-2000 Rountree, Walter 1921-23 Rowell, Hendrix 1929 (Mgr.) Rowland, J.H. (Bo) 1923-24 Rucker, Granville 1926-27 Rue, Harrison 1940-41 Ruff, Michael Earl 1979-82 (Mgr.) Ruhm, Herman D. 1890 Rushing, John Bryan 1969-70 Rutledge, Andrew Richard 1976-77 Ryan, Graham 1925-26 Ryals, Chris 1993-94 Ryan, Tom 1920-24

Quarles-Quinn

Quarles, Shelton Eugene Quinn, Matt Quinn, Whayne

1990-93 2006 1928-29

Radtke-Ryan

Radtke, Tyson 2001 Ragland, Charles S. (Hoss) 1915 Ragsdale, Earl 1941 Raines, James Rex 1965, 1967-68 Rainey, Horace, Jr. 1938-39 Ralston, Michael A. 1976-79 Ramsey, William 1930 Ransom, Robert S., Jr. 1965-67 Rauschenberger, Robert R. 1985 Ray, Buford (Baby) 1935-37 Ray, David Preston, Jr. 1957-58 Ray, Henry K. (Dough) 1915-16 Ray, William 1951-52, 56-57 Rayburn, Charlie R. 1920 Reams, Boudinot 1897 Reams, Glen H. 1912-14 Rebrovich, Art 1940-42 Redmond, Thomas B., Jr. 1958 Reed, James 1918 Reed, Mark 1970-71 Reed, Robert 1989 Reeder, Duce 1999 Reese, Gil 1922-25 Reese, Michael Gilbert 1960-62 Reese, Renford Renard 1986-89 Reeves, John Murphy 1918-19 Reeves, Kennard 2007-08 Reeves, Terry C. 1968, 1970 Regas, Chris 1971 Regen, Joel Damon 1973-75 Regen, W.D. 1938 Reid, Rayford S. 1924-25 Reif, Adrian 2004-06 Reilly, Edward Joseph 1975 Reinert, Chris 2006-08 Reinschmidt, Clarence 1936-38 Remmers, John 1971-72 Rettig, Terrance Michael 1968-70 Reyer, George 1912-15 Reynolds, Joseph F. 1972-75 Rice, Grantland 1899 Rice, William R., Jr. 1965-66 Rice, Zelotes 1933 Rich, Herbert Richard 1946-49 Rich, David Tate 1972-75 Rich, John 1945

Tate Rich

Royce Risser

President, Delta Coals Nashville

Senior V.P. of Promotion, MCA/Nashville

Sadler-Sykes

Sinquefield, J.L. 1931 Sittason, Randall Gray 1975-78 Skaggs, Cessna Lynn 1957 Skaggs, Luther Michael 1989 Skinner, David Godfrey 1978 Skupas, John Steven 1964-66 Smart, Felix 1939 Smart, Richard 1898-99 Smilgius, Paul Joseph 1985 Smith, Aaron Wade 1990-93 Smith, Baxter 1932 Smith, Brandon 2001-04 Smith, DeWitt 1936-38 Smith, Elmer R. 1895-97 Smith, Flavious 1976, 78-80 Smith, Frank B. III 1973-75 Smith, Gary Fred 1961 Smith, George 2005-08 Smith, George Stewart 1960-61 Smith, Gregory Todd 1986-89 Smith, Henry Edward, IV 1975-78 Smith, Howell Stennis 1958 (Mgr.) Smith, Ian 1996 Smith, Jason 1995-98 Smith, Jason A. 1997 Smith, Neal 1967-69 Smith, Robert Glenn 1918 Smith, Rupert 1921 Smith, Stacie 1993 (Tr.) Smith, Steven Val 1963-65 Smith, Steven Leslie 1968-70 Smith, Viston R. 1929 Smith, Wade Lipscomb 1982-84 Smith, William Boyce, Jr. 1956-58 Smith, William C. (Dub) 1933-35 Smotherman, Adam 2007-08 Snyder, Eric Ronald 1984-87 Sobel, Richard A., Jr. 1958-59 (Mgr.) Soefker, Brett Alan 1984 Soesbe, Eric Lee 1956-57 Sorensen, Tom 2003 Southall, L.T. 1971-73 Spalding, Alanson Reed III 1964 Speakman, Brett 1995-98 Spead, Darlron 2006-08 Spear, Allan Ward III 1968-70 Spears, Bill 1925-27 Spier, Charles Allen 1947-49 Spaik, Nickolas John 1962-63 Spickard, Anderson 1925 Spraggins, Thomas L. 1927 Spratling, Zachary T. 1980-82 Springfield, Charles W. 1967-69 St. Charles, William 1973-75 (Tr.) Stack, Bill 1923 Stack, Jeffrey H. 1978 (Tr.) Stack, William E. 1952-53, 1955 Stafford, Daniel, Jr. 1979-82 Stahl, Noel Francis 1967-69 Stahl, Richard Eric 1984-85 Stahlman, James G. 1915 (Mgr.) Staley, Joseph Hardin 1979-82 Stallworth, Jay A. 1994-97 Stamper, Brian 2003-05, 2007 Stanford, William 1990-91, 1993 Starling, Marion J. 1960-62 Steagall, George W. 1909-10 Steber, John 1942 Stender, Richard Benedict 1968 Stephens, W.R. 1895 Stephenson, Joseph E. 1953-55 Stephenson, Louis A. 1981-84 Stephenson, Sonny 1971-73 (Mgr.) Stepp, Rick 1994

Sadler, Lonnie R. 1972-75 Sadler, Robert (Bobby) 1944 Saenz, Richard R. 1991-94 Saindon, Patrick Arthur 1979-82 Saltsman, Michael 1996-97, 99-00 Sample, Kenneth James 1982-83 Sanchez, Robert David 1982-83 Sanders, Bennett A. 1891 Sanders, Dan 1936 Sanders, Henry R. (Red) 1924-26 Sartor, Leonard Derrick 1987-90 Satterfield, Alfred N. 1941-42, 46 Sayles, Richard 1970 Scales, Joseph Hugh 1955-56 Scanlan, Robert Patrick 1985-88 Scarbrough, A.L. 1900 Scarritt, Charles W. 1891 Schaffler, John 1971-74 Schaffler, Thomas F. 1973-74 Scheffer, Charles 1928-30 Scheffer, Joe 1928-30 Schellenberg, James B. 1973-75 Sclant, Bob 1945 Schuckman, Matthew S. 1994-96 Schwartz, William R. 1928-30 Schwill, Herman 1917 Scoggins, James 1933-34 Scott, Charles John Miller 1981-84 Seaman, Nigel 2002-05 Seaver, Donald Nelson, Jr. 1986-87 See, James Daniel 1989 Seeger, William F. 1915 Semlow, David N. 1966 Sevillian, Clarence M. 1989-92 Sewell, Issac 1898-99 Shackleford, Burton 1930-33 Shanklin, J. Gordon 1930-31 Shapiro, John 1936 Sharp, Alfred D. (Alf) 1919-1923 Sharp, Dan 1929-31 Sharp, John Bradley 1977-78 Sharp, Thomas H., Jr. 1953 (Mgr.) Sharp, Vernon, Jr. 1925-27 Sharpe, James C. 1926 Shaub, Jonathan 1999-2000, 2002 Shaver, Issac Darrel 1948-49 Shaw, William Steven 1961-63 Shea, Tom P. 1912 Sheffield, Robert Craig 1994-95 Shelton, Howard W. 1948 Sherman, James 1976, 1978-79 Sherman, N.W. (Dooch) 1917-19 Sherrell, Horace E. 1905-07 Shields, Jason 2000-01 Shipp, Cleveland C. 1912 Shivers, Ernest E. 1900 Short, John Richard 1985-88 Shuford, Jerry Franklin 1963-65 Shughart, John Albert, Jr. 1966, 1968 Sibley, Jesse 1902, 1904 Sikes, Ammie 1911-14 Sims, Robert J. 1927-28 Simmons, Larry 2006-07 Simmons, Robert Dean 1959 Simmons, Robert A., Jr. 1995, 1997 Simmons, Shirley 1981-82 (Tr.) Simmons, Walter 1942 Simmons, Walter H. 1897, 1999-01 Simmons, William G. 1979, 1981 Simon, Kenny Terrell 1993-95 Simone, Tom 1999-2002 Simpkins, Douglas 1933-35

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Tabor-Tyree

Tabor, James Carter 1947-50 Tallent, Guy Stanfiel 1960 Talley, Marion 1930-32 Tant, Matthew 2002-04 Tant, Jason 2000-01 Tate, Ben 1908 Tatum, Lucian L. 1955-56 Taylor, Brian 1998-2000 Taylor, Charles Isaac 1990-91 Taylor, Ford 1893 Taylor, Hillsman (Red) 1904-05 Taylor, J.R. 1927 Taylor, Landon Carter 1950-51 Taylor, Robert Campbell 1951-52 Taylor, Robert D. , III 1956-57 Taylor, Wilson Whitney 1979-82 Teague, John K. 1915-16 Teas, Floyd Parson 1953 Teasley, Amos 1935-36 Teats, Richard Lee 1961-62 Telusca, Libnir 2000-03 Thigpen, Zealand B. 1947-48 Thomas, Carlos A. 1989-91 Thomas, James 1963-64, 1966 Thomas, Jessee 1929-31 Thomas, John 1922 Thomas, Julian 1919-20 Thomas, Lew 1998-2001 Thomas, Marvin Leon 1983-86

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Uffelman-Utley

Uffelman, Tommy Umoh, Udom Underwood, Marvin Unzicker, Tyler Upson, Brett Utley, Larry Glenn

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Valput-Vinson

Valput, John William 1967-69 Vance, Eric Devon 1993-96 Vance, Ryan 2007 Van Dyke, Lee 1983, 85-86 (Mgr.) Van Nort, Diek 1999 Vaughn, William C.l 1950 (Mgr.) Vaughn, Harry S. 1892 Vierling, Bradley 2006-08 Vincent, John Thomas 1989-92 Vinson, Fred 1995-98

Eric Vance

Steve Wade

Will Wolford

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Whiteaker, Raymond 1949 (Mgr.) Whitehead, James T. 1957 Whitesell, John Bell 1983-84 Whiteside, James H. 1965-67 Whitfield, Joe 1931 Whitman, Frank L. 1897-98 Whitman, Harry Moore 1981 Whitman, W.C. 1896 Whitnel, Charles W. 1923-24 Whitnell, W.M. 1913 (Mgr.) Whitsitt, Tom 1931 Whitt, Cody C. 1977 Whittington, David 2005-07 Whorley, John H. 1922 Wiggs, Hubert 1915, 1919 Wilbourn, David M. 1974 Wildman, Ronald J. 1958-60 Wilham, Derek C. 1990-93 Wilhite, Sam 1915-17 Willet, Kerry Shane 1976 Williams, Arthur (Monk) 1936 Williams, Charles D. 1921 Williams, Chris 2005-07 Williams, Ernest B. 1919-20 Williams, Greg 1972-73 Williams, Henry (Bo) 1907-10 Williams, James E. 1980 Williams, Jimmy 1997-2000 Williams, John 1985 (Tr.) Williams, Keith 2002 Williams, Kirkton Paul 1993-96 Williams, Marcus Allen 1995-96 Williams, Marcus E. 1995-96 Williams, Marcus E. 1979-81 Williams, Pete Turney 1952-54 Williams, Pryor 1915-16 Williams, Ray Clark 1962 Williams, Rodney 1998-2001 Williams, Roy Lee 1977-79 Williamson, Charles 1901 Williamson, Ford Jay 1956-57 Williamson, James R. 1900-03 Wilson, Brenard Kenric 1975-77 Wilson, Marcus Luther 1989-92 Wilson, Mizell 1920-21 Wilson, Shawn E. 1995-98 Wilson, Thomason H. 1965 Wilson, Virgil 1927-29 Wilson, William W. 1978 Wilt, Toby Stack 1963-65 Wimberly, Turner 2008 Winborn, Jamie 1998-2000 Windham, John David 1982-85 Wingfield, Thomas S. 1973-74 Winkler, Zach 1996-97, 99 Winston, E. DeMond 1986-89 Wissman, Eric 1996-97 Witt, Craig Hugh 1987-88 Wodka, Mario Chester 1955-57 Woehler, Mark Joseph 1983-86 Wolbe, Lane Edward 1963-65 Wolford, Doug 2000-02 Wolford, William Charles 1982-85 Womack, Frank 1937 Wood, Chad Andrew 1995 Wood, Joseph Alexander 1969-71 Woodard, Michael Lee 1978-81 Woodroof, Thomas S. 1954-55 Woodroof, Thomas S., Jr. 1976-79 Woods, Andre 1997, 99 Woods, Carl Frank 1983-86 Woodson, B. Palmer 1920 Woolridge, W. Birch 1896 Wooldridge, Louis Eric 1988-91

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Yearwood-Yusk

Yearwood, Jack 1924 Yeiser, Robert J. 1968 Yenner, Steven Charles 1993-95 Yoder, Todd 1996-99 Yokley, Craig Allen 1984-85 Young, Alan S. 1989, 91-93 Young, B. 1929 (Mgr.) Young, Beverly 1931 Young, Brent 1983-86 (Mgr.) Young, Chris 2000-01, 2003-04 Young, Claude 1891 Young, Glenn 1996-97 Young, Hoyle 1924-25 Young, Manuel DeWayne 1980-84 Young, Robert Medford 1989-92 Young, William Alton 1969-71 Yusk, John Francis 1961-62

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BOWL APPEARANCES 1974 PEACH BOWL

1955 GATOR BOWL

Texas Tech Red Raiders H Vanderbilt Commodores

Dec. 31, 1955 • Sanford Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Dec. 28, 1974 • Fulton Co. Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.

Vanderbilt 25 • Auburn 13

Texas Tech 6 • Vanderbilt 6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Still hurting from a dislocated shoulder suffered in the Tennessee game, quarterback Don Orr scored two touchdowns and set up another as the Commodores defeated No. 8-ranked Auburn in the 11th Gator Bowl 25-13. The Vanderbilt defense provided a huge lift for the Commodores, recovering five fumbles in the victory. Vanderbilt’s first score was set up when Orr recovered an Auburn fumble. Eight plays later, Joe Stephenson ran seven yards for the VU touchdown. Auburn answered on a 38-yard TD pass from Howell Tubbs to Rob James in the second quarter, but the rest of the game belonged to the Black and Gold. On Vanderbilt’s following possession, Orr carried the ball 44 yards to the Tigers’ 28. He then passed to Joe Scales, who advanced to the Auburn 4-yard line. On the next play, Orr carried the ball over the line after a fake to fullback Phil King to give Vanderbilt a 13-7 lead at the half. At the opening of the third quarter, Vanderbilt guard Sonny Tatum recovered an Auburn fumble, and the Commodores marched quickly into scoring position as Orr crossed the goal line for his second touchdown of the day to make the score 19-7. Both teams scored once more in the fourth quarter. Vanderbilt’s score came on a one-yard run off right tackle by Charley Horton. Vanderbilt coach Art Guepe cleared his bench in the final minutes, using 38 of the 39 men dressed for the game. Capitalizing on Auburn’s five fumbles and using an ailing quarterback, the Commodores overpowered the SEC’s best defensive team to capture its first bowl appearance.

ATLANTA, Ga. – The 1974 Peach Bowl was a game with no champion but two winners, the Commodores and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Despite the effective rushing of Red Raider tailback Larry Isaac and fullback Cliff Hoskins, the Commodore defense held Texas Tech without points in the first half and entered halftime with a 3-0 lead after Mark Adams kicked a 31-yard field goal with 10 minutes remaining. Neither team was able to muster much offense in the third quarter, though Texas Tech did tie the score at 3-3 after a drive stalled at the Vanderbilt 16-yard line. Early in the fourth quarter, the Commodores’ freshman lineman Dennis Harrison stopped a deep Texas Tech threat by blocking a Red Raider field goal attempt. The Tech drive started following one of two Vanderbilt turnovers during the game. After the blocked field goal, the Commodores responded with a possession that ended with Adams’ second field goal of the day, a 26-yarder that resulted in a 6-3 Vanderbilt margin. However, Texas Tech tied the game at the 2:00 mark on a 35-yard field goal by Brian Hall. On its final drive, Vanderbilt could not move into scoring range. The Commodore offense struggled much of the day, with quarterback David Lee hitting just five of 14 attempts. Running back Jamie O’Rourke had 76 rushing yards. The limited offensive production from both teams resulted in numerous defensive and scoring records being set in the game. Within hours of the conclusion, Vanderbilt Head Coach Steve Sloan announced he was leaving his position to accept the head coaching job at Texas Tech.

Team Vanderbilt Auburn

1 7 0

Scoring Summary 2 6 7

3 6 0

4 6 6

Final Record 25 8-3, 4-3 13 8-2-1, 5-1-1

Team Texas Tech Vanderbilt

1 0 0

Scoring Summary 2 0 3

3 3 0

4 3 3

Final Record 6 6-4-2, 3-4 6 7-3-2, 2-3-1

First Quarter: VU: Stephenson 7 pass from Orr (Jalufka kick). Second Quarter:: AU: James 38 pass from Tubbs (Tubbs kick). VU: Orr 4 run (kick failed). third Quarter: VU: Orr 1 run (kick failed). Fourth Quarter: VU: Horton 1 run (kick failed). AUB: Phillips 7 pass from Cook (kick failed)

Second Quarter: Vanderbilt - Adams 31-field goal. Third Quarter: Texas Tech - Hall 26-field goal. Fourth Quarter: Vanderbilt - Adams 26-field goal. Texas Tech - Hall 35-field goal.

Vanderbilt Auburn

First Downs 15 Rush/Pass/Penalty 11-4-0 Rushing Attempts 44 Net Rushing Yards 177 Passing (Att-Comp-Int) 8-5-1 Net Passing Yards 94 Offensive Plays 52 Total Net Yards 271 Fumbles (Number-Lost) 1-0 Penalties 5-54 Interceptions 0-0 Punts-Yards 4-127 Punt Average 31.8 Punt Returns 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-36

15 9-6-0 45 159 13-7-0 142 58 301 5-5 6-59 1-14 3-87 29.0 2-6 6-121

RUSHING: VANDERBILT – King 10-33, Horton 13-57, Orr 10-43, Hunt 6-39, Scales 1-3, Morgan 1-6, Tkac 2-(-3), Jabaley 1-(-1). AUBURN – James 9-42, Childress 15-58, Tubbs 11-15, Hoppe 6-33, Shell 2-5, Cooke 2-6. PASSING: VANDERBILT – Orr 6-4-67-1, Sturm 2-1-27-0. AUBURN – Tubbs 9-4-101-0, Cooke 3-3-41-0, Burbank 1-0-0. RECEIVING: VANDERBILT – Scales 2-44, Stephenson 2-23, Brown 1-27. AUBURN – James 2-51, Childress 1-22, Elliott 2-41, Philips 2-28.

Texas Tech Vanderbilt

First Downs 19 Rush/Pass/Penalty 17-2-0 Rushing Attempts 65 Net Rushing Yards 306 Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 10-3-1 Net Passing Yards 35 Total Offensive Plays 75 Total Net Yards 341 Fumbles (Number-Lost) 3-2 Penalties 1-14 Interceptions 1-0 Punts-Yards 6-215 Punt Average 35.8 Punt Ruturns 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-88

10 7-3-0 41 140 17-5-1 60 58 200 1-1 1-5 1-41 8-321 40.1 1-26 3-63

RUSHING: TEXAS TECH – Hoskins 13-116, Isaac 20-101, Garner 9-38, Taylor 8-34, Williams 3-27, Duniven 12-(-10). VANDERBILT – O’Rourke 17-76, Sadler 8-31, Garcia 4-21, Groves 2-14, Mathers 1-0, Lee 9-(-2). PASSING: TEXAS TECH – Duniven 8-3-0, 35 yards. Williams 1-0-0, 0 yards. Roberts 1-0-1, 0 yards. VANDERBILT – Lee 14-5-1, 60 yds. Fisher 3-0-0.

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Vanderbilt Commodores H Auburn Tigers


History

Bowl Appearances 1982 HALL OF FAME BOWL

2008 GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL

Vanderbilt Commodores H Air Force Falcons

Vanderbilt Commodores H Boston College Eagles

Dec. 31, 1982 • Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.

Dec. 31, 2008 • LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt 28 • Air Force 36

Boston College 14 • Vanderbilt 16

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Without question, the Hall of Fame Bowl was one of college football’s most exciting 1982 postseason games. The game matched one of the nation’s most potent aerial attacks featuring Vanderbilt All-SEC quarterback Whit Taylor and one of America’s most devastating rushing attacks in the Falcons’ vaunted option attack. Offensively, this game lived up to the hype as 33 Hall of Fame records were broken and another eight were tied in Legion Field. Unfortunately for the Commodores, Air Force walked away the winner 36-28 after a remarkable fourth quarter comeback. For three quarters, Whit Taylor was unstoppable. Connecting with a variety of wide receivers and running backs, Taylor’s fourth touchdown pass of the game, a fouryarder to Norman Jordan, gave the Commodores a 28-17 margin entering the fourth quarter. Down by double digits, the Air Force Academy scored rushing touchdowns on three consecutive possessions to take the victory. Taylor was named the Most Valuable Player, after completing a team-record 38 passes of 51 attempts for 452 yards, which remains as the second highest singlegame passing yardage total in Vanderbilt history. Jordan’s performance arguably was more remarkable. Though rushing for just four yards, Jordan hauled in 20 receptions for 173 yards and three touchdowns, breaking five Hall of Fame Bowl records.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years, with Bryant Hahnfeldt kicking a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 left Wednesday for a 16-14 win over #24 Boston College in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl held on New Year's Eve in Nashville's LP Field. The Commodores hadn't played in a bowl since 1982 – the SEC's longest drought. The victory gave Vanderbilt (7-6) its first winning season since that season. This is just the fourth time in the past 50 years that Vanderbilt has won seven games in a season. The Eagles got the ball twice after Hahnfeldt's third field goal. They had to punt the first time, then Vanderbilt DB Myron Lewis picked off a pass with 1:36 left. Vanderbilt scored its lone touchdown when freshman safety Sean Richardson fell on a Commodore punt that bounced off the knee of BC's Paul Anderson with 10:35 left in the third quarter. The Commodores played musical chairs at quarterback, giving redshirt freshman Larry Smith his first career start. Hahnfeldt, a Nashville product playing his final game as a Commodore, matched a single-game career high with the three field goals. The Commodores also forced two interceptions while allowing none.

Team Vanderbilt Air Force

1 7 7

Scoring Summary 2 14 7

3 7 3

4 0 19

Final Record 28 8-4, 4-2 36 8-5, 4-3

First Quarter: VANDERBILT – Jordan 28-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson kick). AF – Louthan 1-yard run (Pavlich kick) SECOND QUARTER: AF - Brown 19-yard run (Pavlich kick). VANDERBILT – Roach 15-pass from Taylor (Anderson kick). VANDERBILT – Jordan 4-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson kick) Third Quarter: AF – Pavlick 21-yard field goal. VANDERBILT – Jordan 4-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson kick) Fourth Quarter: AF – Sundquist 3-yard run (failed). AF – Kershner 3-yard run (failed). AF – Louthan 46-yard run (Pavlich kick)

Vanderbilt Air Force

First Downs 26 23 Rush/Pass/Penalty 2-20-4 16-6 Rushing Attempts 12 69 Net Rushing Yards 35 331 Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 51-38-3 17-11-0 Net Passing Yards 452 136 Total Offensive Plays 63 86 Total Net Yards 495 451 Fumbles (Number-Lost) 2-2 1-0 Penalties 4-39 8-75 Interceptions 0-0 3-19 Punts-Yards 2-65 5-180 Punt Average 32.5 36.0 Kickoff Returns 6-102 4-84 Possession Time 20:42 39:18 RUSHING: VANDERBILT – Taylor 4-(-6), Edwards 5-21, Matthews 1-13, Jordan 1-4, Scott 3. AF – Kershner 32-132, Greenwood 4-11, Louthan 16-74, Sundquist 13-64, Brown 4-34. PASSING: VANDERBILT – Taylor 51-38-3, 452 yards. AF – Louthan 17-11-0, 136 yards. RECEIVING: VANDERBILT – Perry 3-52, Jordan 20-173, Matthews 2-21, Roach 4-76, Edwards 4-37, Scott 5-93. AF – Greenwood 6-77, Simmons 1-7, Kirby 2-30, Moore 1-16, Brown 1-6

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Team Boston College Vanderbilt

1 0 6

Scoring Summary 2 7 0

3 0 7

4 7 3

Final Record 14 9-5, 5-3 16 7-6, 4-4

First quarter: VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 42-yd FG, 11:02; VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 26-yd FG, 6:31. Second Quarter: BOSTON COLLEGE–Harris 4-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT), 1:27. Third Quarter: VANDERBILT–Richardson 0-yd fumble recovery (Hahnfeldt PAT), 10:35. FOURTH Quarter: BOSTON COLLEGE–Larmond 55-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT), 6:38; VANDERBILT–Hahnfeldt 45-yd FG, 3:26.

BC Vanderbilt

First Downs 17 Net Rushing Yards 38-141 Net Passing Yards 190 Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 36-15-2 Total Offense: #-Yards 74-331 Fumble Returns 0-0 Punt Returns 5-(-14) Kickoff Returns 4-76 Interceptions 0-0 Punts (#-Avg) 8-39.8 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 Penalties-Yards 3-34 Possession Time 31:08 3rd Down Conversions 7 of 17 4th Down Conversions 1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 Sacks By: #-Yards 1-3

8 36-79 121 20-10-0 56-200 0-0 3-14 2-35 2-0 9-42.6 1-0 0-0 28:52 1 of 15 0 of 0 1-1 0-0

RUSHING: Boston College–Harris 15-68; Haden 17-40; Davis 6-33. Vanderbilt–Chris Nickson 8-57; Larry Smith 10-25; Jared Hawkins 8-13; DJ Moore 1-3; Kennard Reeves 2-2; Jamie Graham 2-minus 6; TEAM 4-(-7); Sean Walker 1-(-8). PASSING: Boston College–Davis 15-36-2-190. Vanderbilt–Larry Smith 10-17-0-121; Chris Nickson 0-3-0-0. RECEIVING: Boston College–Harris 5-25; Purvis 4-29; Robinson 3-40; Larmond 1-55; Jarvis 1-30; Momah 1-11. Vanderbilt–Udom Umoh 3-29; Sean Walker 2-68; Jamie Graham 2-7; George Smith 1-15; Brandon Barden 1-4; Alex Washington 1-(-2).

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ALL-AMERICANS

Earl BENNETT

Jamie WINBORN

Jamie DUNCAn

Bill Marinangel

Boo Mitchell

defensive back 2008

receiver 2006

Linebacker 1999

Linebacker 1997

punter 1996

receiver 1988

Moore became the first Commodore defensive back to earn All-America honors in 25 years. He earned second team recognition from the Associated Press, Sporting News, SI.com and Rivals.com after a sensational junior season. Moore registered six interceptions and 58 total tackles, contributing to the Commodores' 7-6 campaign that ended with a 16-14 victory over Boston College at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. He ended his career tied for second among Commodores with a13 career interceptions. In 2008, he was the SEC's most versatile player, also seeing action as a running back, wide receiver and return specialist. Moore's talents were apparent in several Commodore wins. In a late-season win at Kentucky, he achieved a truly rare feat with a two-interception, twotouchdown catch effort. After three years, Moore entered the NFL Draft. He was selected in the fourth round by the Chicago Bears.

Bennett concluded his career as the SEC's alltime leading receiver. As a sophomore in 2006, the product of Birmingham, Ala., was named third-team All-America by Rivals. com in 2006 after catching 82 passes in the regular season. The catch total topped all SEC receivers. When he announced intentions to enter the NFL Draft, Bennett departed with 236 career receptions, 28 more than any other SEC receiver. Besides the receptions record, Bennett ranks among the team leaders in virtually every receiving category. In 2007, Bennett caught 75 passes, becoming the only receiver in SEC history to post three straight seasons with at least 75 catches. Bennett was a threetime All-SEC recipient. Many fans remember Bennett and Jay Cutler connecting on many memorable plays in the 2005 season, including the game-winning touchdown to defeat Tennessee in Knoxville. Bennett was selected by Chicago in the third round of the 2008 draft.

Winborn was named All-America by Football News following the 1999 season after leading the Commodores and the SEC with 141 tackles. It was the second straight year that Winborn led the league in tackles. A two-time All-SEC Coaches selection, Winborn was the complete linebacker package in 1999. He was a run stopper who delivered punishing blows, but he also had the agility to make plays sideline to sideline. He led the squad with a team-record 23 tackles for loss and was third in sacks with 5.5. His performance during the 1999 season included a 20-tackle, two-sack effort against South Carolina. Winborn finished his Commodore career with 377 total tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 16.5 QB sacks and six forced fumbles. Winborn topped the squad in solo tackles for for three consecutive years. Winborn was selected by San Francisco in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He has played with the 49ers, Bucs and Broncos.

Duncan was a dominating linebackers and a player who always rose to the occasion. In 1997, Duncan was named First Team All-America by the Football Writers Association. He was also named Second Team All-America by the Associated Press and Football News. In 1997, he became the only Commodore player to ean SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press. He also received similar recognition from the Mobile Press Register. As a junior, Duncan amassed 152 tackles, six sacks, 14 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles. He finished his career with 425 tackles. His performance against top ranked Florida remains one of the best ever by a Commodore. Duncan's career included stops with Bucs, Rams and Falcons.

Marinangel was named First Team All-America by the Sporting News in 1996 after topping the NCAA with a 46.6-yard average. Marinangel is perhaps best remembered for one heroic play in his senior year. In the second game against Alabama, Marinangel surprised the Tide special teams and 72,000 onlookers, as he took the snap from center, and then scampered 81 yards for an unbelievable and unlikely touchdown. The run was the longest in the SEC that season and still stands as the longest in school history. Marinangel’s 46.6yard average is the second highest singleseason in team history. His 79-yard punt versus South Carolina is also tied for the Commodores’ second longest ever.

In 1988, Mitchell was a Third Team AllAmerica after compiling one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore receiver. Teamming with quarterback Eric Jones, the native of Valdosta, Ga., hauled in 78 catches for 1,213 yards and five touchdowns. The receiving yardage total remains a Vanderbilt team record and the SEC’s sseventh highest total ever. He surpassed 100 yards receiving in six games that season. Mitchell burst onto the SEC scene as a freshman, hauling in a team-record 45 receptions. He added 31 and 34 receptions as a sophomore and junior, respectively. Mitchell ranks among team leaders in virtually every career receiving category. He tops the list, – and ranks third all-time in the SEC, with 2,964 receiving yards.

All-America Criteria

To be listed as an All-American in the Vanderbilt media guide, a player must have been selected to an All-America team by a national agency as defined in the NCAA Official Football Records Book. Current agencies that meet the criteria are the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football News, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, Walter Camp Foundation, SI.com and Rivals.com.

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chris gaines

ricky anderson

leonard coleman

chuck scott

jim arnold

allama matthews

Linebacker 1987

Punter 1984

DEFENSIVE bACK 1983

TIGHT END 1983

PUNTER 1982

TIGHT END 1982

A Nashville native, Gaines was selected First Team Kodak AllAmerica by the nation’s football coaches. In 1987, he established an SEC single-season record for total tackles with 214. Nashville Tennessean columnist Larry Woody once described Gaines as “sort of a Rambo on a leash.” An avid weightlifter, Gaines was one of the strongest Commodores of his era, bench pressing more than 450 pounds. Gaines achieved one of the greatest individual defensive efforts by a Commodore during his senior season, recording a school-record 37 tackles versus Tulane. Following the season, he was named Most Valuable Player of the Blue-Gray Game after racking up 18 tackles and was named Tennessee Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Gaines played two years in the NFL, then returned to Vanderbilt as an assistant football coach from 1995-97.

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Anderson arrived on campus as a walkon. Four years later, he departed as the nation's top punterkicker in the nation and a consensus AllAmerican. Anderson’s senior season was remarkable. As a punter, he topped the nation with a 48.2-yard average. It remains as the highest yearly punting average ever in the SEC by more than a yard. Anderson's 1984 campaign also is tied for seventh all-time in NCAA history. Following the 1984 season, he was named a consensus First Team All-American and AllSEC selection. Anderson holds several team kicking marks. Besides the single-season average record, his 82-yard punt against Georgia in 1984 remains the longest in team history. Anderson's career average of 45.6 yards also ranks first, as does his single-season scoring total of 73 points in 1982. He also ranks third on the team’s alltime scoring list with 192 points.

Coleman was named First Team All-America in 1983 by the Gannett News Service and was a Third Team AllAmerica selection by the Associated Press. A consensus All-SEC selection, Coleman left Vanderbilt rated as the nation’s No. 1 cornerback by NFL scouts. Coleman was a four-year starter. As a freshman, he contributed four interceptions, including a teamrecord tying three picks in a victory over Chattanooga. At the time, his effort against Chattanooga also tied a SEC mark. Coleman’s efforts as a junior was a key for Vanderbilt’s Hall of Fame Bowl season in 1982, including a pair of interceptions in the season-opening win over Memphis. He finished the year by setting a team mark with eight interceptions. He holds the team record with 15 career interceptions. Coleman played professionally in the USFL and several seasons in the NFL with Indianapolis and San Diego.

Early in his career, Scott struggled to make an impact at flanker. He just needed to switch positions. In 1983, Scott blossomed after moving to tight end. Scott hauled in 70 receptions and nine touchdowns to tie the existing NCAA record for catches by a tight end. He was named First Team All-America by The Sporting News. Scott followed up that performance by achieving 54 receptions and eight TD catches in '84. As a sophomore in 1982, Scott contributed 21 receptions in the Commodores' Hall of Fame Bowl campaign. A two-time Academic All-SEC selection, Scott ranks among the team leaders in several career receiving records. His 20 career touchdown receptions remains the second most in school history. Scott also ranks sixth all-time with 145 catches and fifth with 2,219 receiving yards. Scott played three seasons in the NFL – with the Rams in 1985 and 1986, and Dallas in 1987.

Arnold became the first Vanderbilt kicking specialist to receive AllAmerica honors, paving the way for several kicking standouts to follow in his footsteps. A native of Dalton, Ga., Arnold quickly impacted the squad, breaking the freshman mark with a 41.9-yard average. By the time he graduated, his coach, George McIntyre, was quoted as saying, "Jim’s the best kicker in the country, pro or college." As a senior in 1982, he was named to six All-America teams after averaging a then-record 45.8-yard average. He ended his career with a 43.9-yard average, and still holds the SEC mark with 277 punts. Arnold's senior average remains third all-time by a 'Dore and fifth all-time by a SEC punter. Two of Arnold’s punts remain among the 10 longest in Commodore history, including a 79-yarder at Ole Miss. After Vanderbilt, Arnold took his game to the NFL, enjoying an 11-year pro punting career.

Early in his Vanderbilt career, coaches tried the Matthews at safety and receiver. Once all parties settled on tight end, Matthews put together one of the finest receiving campaigns ever, helping spark the team’s run to the Hall of Fame Bowl. In 1982, Matthews was named First Team All-America by Football News after posting 61 receptions for 797 yards and 14 touchdowns, most ever by a Commodore. Later that season, Matthews was also named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club. Matthews also earned First Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press and United Press International in 1982. He concluded his Commodore career with 114 catches and 18 touchdowns. Matthews ranks among the all-time Commodore receivers in several categories. Matthews was drafted and played three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.

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barry Burton

receiver 1979

tight end 1974

Brown, a product of Nashville, was named Third Team All-America as a senior after posting career receiving marks in 1979. He topped all league receivers with 52 catches, good for 786 yards and three touchdowns during the season. Brown’s season was topped by three 100yard receiving games, including a 175-yard output versus Ole Miss. Brown also was a dynamic returner for the Commodores. He remains sixth on team's all-time leaders for kickoff returns and fifth in punt returns. Brown also is tied for second all-time with three returns for touchdowns. His 100-yard kickoff return against Ole Miss in 1977 remains the longest in Commodore history. After finishing his senior season, Brown played in the Blue-Gray Classic and Senior Bowl. He played three seasons for the New England Patriots and one year each for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.

As a junior in 1974, the Nashville native and Hillsboro High graduate helped the Commodores to a 7-4 regular season record and berth in the 1974 Peach Bown. Following the season, he was named First Team All-America by Football News. He was also a First Team AllSEC pick that year. Burton was a genuine triple-threat. In addition to receiving, he also ran the end-around, and handled punting duties. In 1974, Burton caught 22 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns; ran 31 times for 307 yards and a score; and punted 54 times for a 40.2-yard average. As a senior, Burton came back to catch a career-high 31 passes and two touchdowns. He topped the Commodores in receptions as a senior. As a punter, Burton has two of the longest efforts in team: a 79-yarder versus Georgia in 1973 and a 78-yarder versus Kentucky in 1975.

bob Asher off. tackle 1969

Virginia native Asher started every game of his three-year varsity Vanderbilt career, concluding with the Associated Press and NEA naming him to the First Team All-American squad at tackle. Asher was known as an impenetrable pass blocker, regarded by observers as one of the top blocking tackles in school history. He also earned First Team All-SEC and All-South honors as a junior. Following his college career, Asher played in the College All-Star Game, the Senior Bowl, the North-South Shrine Game and the Canadian American Bowl. In 1970, he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. One of his teammates with the Cowboys was a former Vanderbilt teammate, defensive lineman Pat Toomay. Together, they played key roles in the Cowboy's 1971 squad that eventually won the Super Bowl.

chip healy

george deiderich

Charley Horton

Linebacker 1968

Guard 1958

Running Back 1955

A linebacker from Chattanooga, Healy’s All-America recognition as a defensive standout set the stage for numerous linebackers to follow in later years. In 1968, Healy was named First Team All-American by the Central Press and Second Team AllAmerican by The Sporting News. Healy was also selected as a First Team All-SEC player as a sophomore. Healy played superb defense as a junior after hurting his knee the previous spring. As a senior, Healy topped the team in tackles. He also posted six interceptions in his career. Healy played in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1968 draft, Healy played two seasons in the NFL.

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Known to his teammates as “LuLu”, Deiderich was a twoway line standout for the Commodores, culminating a Vanderbilt career by earning First Team All-America honors by Associated Press, the nation’s coaches, Look Magazine, and the Football Writers Association of America. He was also named First Team All-SEC in 1957 and 1958. Deiderich played both offensive and defensive guard, though he specialized as a defensive lineman. Deiderich was also an outstanding track athlete, setting a thenVanderbilt record in the 120-yard high hurdles. After his senior season, Deiderich represented the Commodores at the Senior Bowl. Drafted in the 23th round of the NFL Draft by the Rams, Deiderich decided to take his football talents north of the border. He played two season for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

Horton was named Third Team All-America by INS following a superb 1955 season in which he established a then-school mark of 12 touchdowns. Horton’s outstanding play at halfback propelled the Commodores to an 8-3 season and their first ever bowl game – a 25-13 win over No. 8 Auburn in the Gator Bowl. Horton had a knack for getting the Commodores on the scoreboard, as he scored the first touchdown in seven of the 10 regular season contests in the 1955 season. Horton was an outstanding returner for the Commodores. He ranks second all-time with a 14.4-yard punt return average. Though selected 11th overall by the Rams in the 1956 draft, Horton joined the military. After completing his service, Horton played in 1959 season with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

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All-Americans Team All-America by INS and the Associated Press. By 1949, he was given little chance to succeed after twice breaking a leg in practice. By 1950, the injury jinx was beaten, with Werckle playing more minutes than any Bill Wade teammate. Across the QUARTERBACK, 1951 South, Werckle was known for his blocking A Nashville legend, Wade was the 1951 SEC and tackling abilities. In 1951, Werckle Player of the Year and a Second Team All-America earned First Team by the Associated Press, All-SEC recognition after serving as a captain. after completing 111 Upon graduation, passes for 1,609 yards Werckle was selected in and 13 TDs. the NFL Draft by Detroit. A Look Magazine Later, he earned coverboy, Wade set distinction as a Marine many team passing records in his career. Corps officer in Korea. He remains one of the team's most celebrated players. He remains the lone Vanderbilt player selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft – by the Los Angeles in 1952. He had a 14-year career with the Rams and Chicago, and led the Bears to the 1963 NFL title, rushing for two bucky curtis scores in a win over Receiver, 1950 New York. Upon retirement from One of the team's first football, Wade returned downfield receiving to Nashville, retiring from threats, Curtis was Third National Bank. selected First Team AllAmerican by the Football Writers, INS and Look Magazine in 1950. He ranked among the nation's best receiving yardage in 1950. As a senior, Curtis led the team to a 7-4 record, and set a SEC mark with 791 receiving yards. bob werckle Curtis ranks fourth alltime on the team with 17 Tackle, 1951 touchdown catches. A New Jersey native, After his senior season, Werckle overcame Curtis was named MVP injuries to become one of the Senior Bowl, and of the team's finest line- played in the College men. In 1951, he was All-Star Game. He was named as a Second selected in the second

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round of the NFL Draft by Cleveland. He went on to serve four years in the Navy. Eventually, he played with Toronto of the CFL. In 1975, he received a Silver Anniversary Award by the NCAA.

Bob Gude CENTER, 1941

Commodore tradition of quality centers. The 1937 captain was named First Team All-America by the Associated Press, Grantland Rice, and Liberty. He was an ironman, playing every minute in seven games in 1937. Named the SEC’s Most Valuable Player, Hinkle guided the squad within inches of the Rose Bowl. Though selected by the Philadelphia in the 11th round of the 1938 NFL Draft, Hickle decided on another career path. After graduating from Vanderbilt, he entered West Point and earned the highest cadet honor. He then served with distinction in World War II. Hinkle was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959.

Gude played three years of tremendous football before entering the military service during World War II. Gude was named to the Fox-Movietone AllAmerica team in 1941. As a center, Gude was frequently compared to other Commodore greats of the past, specifically All-Americans Carl Hinkle and Pete Gracey. After his senior season, Gude was selected by the Chicago in the 1942 Pete Gracey NFL Draft. Center, 1932 Gude played two A native of nearby seasons of pro football, starting with the Bears in Franklin, Clarence “Pete” 1942, then returning with Gracey was an anchor on both the offense and Philadelphia in 1946. and defense fronts. In 1932, he became the last of 13 All-America players mentored by legendary Coach Dan McGugin. While the last of McGugin's prize pupils, Gracey also ushered a decade of superb Vanderbilt centers, including Carl Hinkle Carl Hinkle and Bob Gude. Center, 1937 In Gracey’s final season, Following Pete Gracey, he opened holes for such backs as Dixie Roberts Hinkle continued the

and Larry Burton as a center. A possible undefeated season ended in the finale when the 'Dores fell to Alabama. A versatile athlete, he also lettered in baseball and basketball.

38-yard touchdown catch that enabled the Commodores to defeat visiting Colgate, 12-7. A week later in Dallas, Abernathy blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone which would stand up to be the winning score in the Commodores’ 13-12 win over Texas.

john Brown GUARD, 1929 A senior captain, John Neil Brown was named First Team All-America by the nation’s coaches. He also was a three-time All-Conference recipient. Known as "Bull," Brown helped anchor both sides of the line of scrimmage. Brown was a key contributor on the line for the 1926 Commodores. He missed 1927, only to return as a standout in 1928-29. One of his best defensive games came against Minnesota and legend Bronko Nagurski. Brown also was a standout rightfielder on the baseball team.

Dick Abernathy End, 1928 Abernathy earned AllAmerica honors as an end in 1928, helping the 'Dores to an 8-2 record. Abernathy had a key

bill spears QUARTERBACK, 1927 One of the team's top offensive players ever, Spears was a three-year starter at quarterback for some of McGugin's best Vanderbilt teams. In 1927, he was selected First Team All-America by NEA and Associated Press. In 1927, he guided the squad to an 8-1-2 record, including a win over Tulane when noted writer Blinkey Horn described Spears as “All-World” after a twotouchdown effort. Spears concluded his career by outgaining the entire Alabama squad in a 14-7 Vanderbilt win. One of McGugin's most beloved players, Spears went on to chair his own law firm. He was a significant contributor to Vanderbilt, serving on the Board of Trust from 1954 until his death in 1992.

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ALL-AMERICANS part of what observers called the Commodores’ “fastest backfield.” Hardage starred on tremendous squads. As captain in 1911-12, he helped Vanderbilt go 16-2-1 overall, and their opponents 578-27. Hardage earned Third Team All-America and All-Southern Conference recognition as a senior. Hardage dominated several games in 1912, scoring 95 points for the squad that was the nation's top scoring team. He also was a chief factor in a pair of early season blowouts, 105-0 over Bethel and 100-0 against Maryville. The total against Bethel remains a team record.

ray morrison QUARTERBACK, 1911 When Ray Morrison ended his career in 1911, Coach McGugin called him “the best I ever saw.” More than two decades later, a panel of local sportswriters tabbed Morrison as the 'Dores' top QB through its first 50 years. An All-America in 1911, the slightly-built Morrison was a talented player and leader. In two years as a starter, Morrison guided the team to a 16-1-1 – the lone loss coming at powerful Michigan 9-8. He later became a great coach, serving 34

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seasons at the collegiate level. While McGugin served in the military during 1918, he was the team’s interim coach. When McGugin retired in 1934, Morrison was his handpicked successor. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

OWSLEY MANIER BACK, 1906

Joining the team in Dan McGugin’s first year on campus, Manier was a three-year starter and a big reason why Vanderbilt became an instant Southern power under McGugin. As the team’s top fullback, Manier was All-Southern and a Third W.E. METZGER Team All-America in GUARD, 1910 1906, becoming the first Commodore so honored. Nicknamed “Frog,” He was an offensive Metzger was Dan machine for McGugin’s McGugin's first great 1906 squad, scoring lineman, earning Third Team All-America recog- three times against Kentucky and on five nition in 1910. occasions in 78-0 victory In 1909, Metzger was a sensation in the back- over Alabama. Manier was a key field, rushing for four factor in the the scores to singlehandedly Commodores' 24-1 beat Mercer 28-0, before overall record. suffering a leg fracture. Eventually, Manier In 1910, he moved to returned to academia, the line, anchoring a unit and became professor that helped produce emeritus of clinical a 8-0-1 record. On medicine at the defense, he assisted a Vanderbilt School of unit that allowed only Medicine. eight points. Metzger shared the spotlight with QB Ray Morrison in 1911. He played brilliantly, helping the Commodores to a 8-1 record.

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Known to fans as the “Blonde Bear,” Bomar helped Vanderbilt to “the Championship of the South.” His athletic career ended in 1924 when he suffered a brain hemorrhage following a blow to the chin. Though IRBY 'Rabbit' CURRY Henry Wakefield temporarily in danger, BACK, 1916 END, 1924 he fully recovered and A legend in Vanderbilt enjoyed a distinguished Known as “Hek,” Wakefield was a two-way law enforcement career. history, Curry was superb He was elected to the on and off the field. standout for McGugin's Small in stature, Curry's College Football Hall of Commodores. display of talent, heart Fame in 1956. In 1924 was named and leadership and First Team All-America heart was cherished by by INS, Lawrence Perry, Vanderbilt followers. Outing and Billy Evans Selected as a Third publications. Team All-America and In 1922, Wakefield All-Southern Conference helped the 'Dores to a pick in 1916, Curry was 8-0-1 campaign. He was a field general at quara starter in the inaugural terback who displayed a 0-0 game in Dudley Field knack for brilliant runs. against Michigan. The Texan guided the Wakefield starred on JOSH CODY teams that went 26-5-4. TACKLE, 1915-16, 1919 team to a 7-1-1 record in 1916 and directed the As injuries mounted famous “Point-A-Minute” Cody is arguably the in 1924, Wakefield was most decorated player in squad of 1915. named captain. He He was a gentleman quickly proved worthy of Vanderbilt history. Known as a punishing and scholar athlete. the honor, scoring twice blocker, Cody is the only Junior class president, in a win over Auburn, Commodore ever to earn Curry was elected as then defeating Georgia the school's prestigious All-America honors in Tech with a 37-yard three different seasons. Bachelor of Ugliness by drop-kick field goal. the student body. In the finale, he played The Football Writers Unfortunately, Curry’s Association honored every minute in a 16-0 life was cut short. Just Cody after the 1915, win over Minnesota. 1916 and 1919 seasons two years after graduating, Curry died when his by the Football Writers plane was shot down Association. over France in WWI. Cody was the main ingredient of a powerful offensive line that propelled Vanderbilt to 23 wins in 25 games. He sparked the McGugin's famous "point-a-minute" offense of 1915. lynn bomar Cody became a END, 1923 successful head coach, A devastating blocker serving in that role at and outstanding runner, Clemson and Temple. Lewis hardage Cody was inducted Bomar was the first BACK, 1912 into the National College great end of the Dan Football Hall of Fame in After transfering from McGugin Era. Auburn to enter Dental Bomar was named All- 1970. School, Hardage was America by Walter Camp.


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Commodores in the NFL

EARL BENNETT, Chicago Bears Class of 2007

Jovan Haye, Tennessee Titans Class of 2004

JONATHAN GOFF, N.Y. Giants Class of 2007

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Matt Stewart Dallas Cowboys Class of 2000

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CHRIS WILLIAMS

MARCUS BUGGS

Chicago Bears

Buffalo Bills

Class of 2007

Class of 2007

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears Class of 2005

Curtis Gatewood

Justin Geisinger

Todd Yoder

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Class of 2004

Class of 1999

Detroit Lions

Carolina Panthers

Washington Redskins

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Commodores in the NFL Sam Agee, Back Chicago Cardinals 1938-39

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Jim Arnold, Punter Kansas City Chiefs 1983-85; Detroit Lions 1986-93; Miami Dolphins 1994 Bob Asher, Tackle Dallas Cowboys 1970; Chicago Bears 1972-75

Jim Arnold

Bob Asher

Ainsley Battles, Def. Back Pittsburgh Steelers 2000-01, 2004; Jacksonville Jaguars 2002-03 Earl Bennett, Receiver Chicago Bears 2008-present

Lynn Bomar, End New York Giants 1925-26

Kevin Brothen, Center

Marcus Buggs, Linebacker

Arizona Cardinals 1998-2001; Minnesota Vikings 2002-2005; St. Louis Rams 2006-08

Minnesota Vikings 1968

Henry Gude, Guard Chicago Bears 1942; Philadelphia Eagles 1946

Jovan Haye, Def. Tackle Carolina Panthers, 2005; Tampa Bay Bucs 2006-08; Tennessee Titans-present

Larry Hayes, Linebacker

Leonard Coleman, Def. Back

New York Giants 1961; Los Angeles Rams 1962-63

Indianapolis Colts 1985-87; San Diego Chargers 1988-89

Chip Healy, Linebacker

Gerald Collins, Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals 1995

Ken Cooper, Center Baltimore Colts 1949-50

Jay Cutler, Quarterback Denver Broncos 2006-08 Chicago Bears-present

Allen DeGraffenreid, Tackle Arizona Cardinals 1997-98; Denver Broncos 1999-2001

Ben Donnell, Def. End Los Angeles Chargers 1960

Jamie Duncan, Linebacker

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Bob Goodridge, End

Philadelphia Eagles 1978-84; Los Angeles Rams 1985; San Francisco 49ers 1986; Atlanta Falcons 1986-87

Corey Chavous, Def. Back

Phil King

Buffalo Bills 2005; Tennessee Titans 2006; Washington Redskins 2007-08; Carolina Panthers-present

Dennis Harrison, Def. End

Green Bay Packers 1982

Chip Healy

Justin Geisinger, Off. Tackle

Minnesota Vikings 1987

Wamon Buggs, Receiver

Dennis Harrison

Kansas City Chiefs 2008 Detroit Lions-present

Tim Bryant, Linebacker

Buffalo Bills 2008-present

Corey Harris

Curtis Gatewood, Linebacker

New England Patriots 1980-82; New York Jets 1983; Cleveland Browns 1984

Preston Brown, Receiver

Leonard Coleman

Miami Dolphins 1988; Phoenix Cardinals 1988; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1989

Corey Harris, Safety Houston 1992; Green Bay 1993-94; Seattle Seahawks 1995-96; Miami Dolphins 1997; Baltimore Ravens 1998-01; Detroit Lions 2002-03

Miami Dolphins 1994-95

Preston Brown

Chris Gaines, Linebacker

Tampa Bay Bucs 1998-2001; St. Louis Rams 2002-2003; Atlanta Falcons 2004-06

St. Louis Cardinals 1962-63

Alan Herline, Punter New England Patriots 1987 Hunter Hillenmeyer, Linebacker Chicago Bears 2003-present

Roy Huggins, Back Los Angeles Rams 1944 Mark Ilgenfritz, Def. End Cleveland Browns 1974

Jack Jenkins, Back Washington Redskins 1943, 1946-47 Rushen Jones, Def. Back Minnesota Vikings 2003-05

Antony Jordan, Linebacker Indianapolis Colts 1998-99; Atlanta Falcons 2000

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Commodores in the NFL Phil King, Back New York Giants 1958-63; Pittsburgh Steelers 1964; Minnesota Vikings 1965-66 Charlie Leyendecker, Tackle James Manley, Def. Tackle Seattle Seahawks 1995-96; St. Louis Cardinals 1996; Minnesota Vikings 1996; Miami Dolphins 1997; Baltimore Colts 1998

Allama Matthews, Tight End Atlanta Falcons 1983-85

Rob Monaco, Off. Tackle St. Louis Cardinals 1985

J. P. Moore, Back Chicago Cardinals 1944

Tom Moore, Back Green Bay Packers 1960-65; Los Angeles Rams 1966; Atlanta Falcons 1967 Doug Nettles, Def. Back Baltimore Colts 1974-79; New York Giants 1980

John North, End Baltimore Colts 1948-50; Head Coach, New Orleans 1973-75

Don Orr, Quarterback Chicago Bears 1956

Carl Parker, Receiver Cincinnati Bengals 1988-89

Ed Smith, Linebacker Baltimore Colts 1980-81

Matt Stewart, Linebacker Atlanta Falcons 2001-2004; Cleveland Browns 2005-2007; Arizona Cardinals 2008; Dallas Cowboys-present

Ken Stone, Def. Back

Buffalo Bills 1973; Washington Redskins 1973-75; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976; St. Louis Cardinals 1977-80

Tom Redmond, Def. End St. Louis Cardinals 1960-65

Herb Rich, Back Baltimore Colts 1950; Los Angeles Rams 1951-53; New York Giants 1954-56 Pat Saindon, Off. Guard New Orleans Saints 1986; Atlanta Falcons 1987

Alf Satterfield, Off. Tackle San Francisco 49ers 1947

Ken Stone

Herb Rich

Pat Toomay

Bill Wade

Will Wolford

Fred Vinson, Def. Back Green Bay Packers 1999; Seattle Seahawks 2000

Bill Wade, Quarterback Los Angeles Rams 1954-60; Chicago Bears 1961-66

Chris Williams, Off. Tackle Chicago Bears 2008-present

Jimmy Williams, Def. Back San Francisco 49ers 2001-2004; Seattle Seahawks 2005-06

Jamie Winborn, Linebacker

Green Bay Packers 1938-48

Shelton Quarles

Eric Vance, Def. Back Tampa Bay Bucs 1998-2002

Dick Plasman, End Chicago Bears 1937-41, 1944; Chicago Cardinals 1946-47

Buford (Baby) Ray, Tackle

Doug Nettles

Dallas Cowboys 1970-74; Buffalo Bills 1975; Tampa Bay Bucs 1976; Oakland Raiders 1977-79

Brenard Wilson, Safety

Tampa Bay Bucs 1997-2006

Tom Moore

Pat Toomay, Def. End

Jim Peebles, End Washington Redskins 1946-49, 1951

Shelton Quarles, Linebacker

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Philadelphia Eagles 1933

Chuck Scott, Receiver Los Angeles Rams 1985-86; Dallas Cowboys 1987

Philadelphia Eagles 1979-86 San Francisco 49ers 2001-2004; Jacksonville Jaguars 2005; New Orleans Saints 2006; Denver Broncos, 2007-08

DeMond Winston, Linebacker New Orleans Saints 1990-94

Will Wolford, Off. Tackle Buffalo Bills 1986-92; Indianapolis Colts 1993-95; Pittsburgh Steelers 1996-98

Carl Woods, Back New England Patriots 1987 Todd Yoder, Receiver Tampa Bay Bucs 2000-2003; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2004-2005; Washington Redskins, 2006-present Glen Young, Def. End St. Louis Rams 1998-2000

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Commodores on 2009 NFL Preseason Rosters Player Earl Bennett, WR Marcus Buggs, LB Jay Cutler, QB Curtis Gatewood, LB Justin Geisinger, OG/C Jonathan Goff, LB Jovan Haye, DT

Team NFL Year Chicago Bears 2 Buffalo Bills 2 Chicago Bears 4 Detroit Lions 2 Carolina Panthers 5 New York Giants 2 Tennessee Titans 5

Player Hunter Hillenmeyer, LB Reshard Langford, S D.J. Moore, CB Matt Stewart, LB Sean Walker, WR Chris Williams, OT Todd Yoder, TE

Team NFL Years Chicago Bears 7 Philadelphia Eagles R Chicago Bears R Dallas Cowboys 9 St. Louis Rams R Chicago Bears 2 Washington Redskins 9

(updated July 7, 2009; prior to team's preseason camps.)

Vanderbilt Players Taken in the NFL Draft Year Rd. Pick 2009 4 19 2008 1 14 3 7 5 30 2006 1 11 2005 6 15 6 23 2003 5 31 2001 2 16   4 7   5 29   6 33 1999 2 16 1998 2 3   3 23   5 12 1996 2 15 1992 3 21 1990 4 17   12 8 1988 5 11   12 2 1986 1 20   8 9   12 4 1985 2 22   8 16   11 18   12 16 1984 1 8 3 S^ 1983 5 7   12 15 1982 6 4   8 9 1980 6 22   9 12   12 3 1979 10 22   12 19 1978 4 8 1976 7 12   7 27   17 12 1975 14 8 1974 5 14   5 25 1973 7 16 1973  10 11   15 23 1971 8 10 1970 2 1   6 23 1969 3 19 1968 3 1

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Player (Position) NFL Team D.J. Moore (CB) Chicago Bears Chris Williams (OT) Chicago Bears Earl Bennett (WR) Chicago Bears Jonathan Goff (LB New York Giants Jay Cutler (QB) Denver Broncos Jovan Haye (DE) Carolina Panthers Justin Geisinger (OT) Buffalo Bills Hunter Hillenmeyer (LB) Green Bay Packers Jamie Winborn (LB) San Francisco 49ers Matt Stewart (LB) Atlanta Falcons John Markham (K) New York Giants Jimmy Williams (DB) Buffalo Bills Fred Vinson (DB) Green Bay Packers Corey Chavous (DB) Arizona Cardinals Jamie Duncan (LB) Tampa Bay Bucs Antony Jordan (LB) Indianapolis Colts James Manley (DT) Minnesota Vikings Corey Harris (WR/DB) Houston Oilers DeMond Winston (LB) New Orleans Saints John Gromos (QB) Seattle Seahawks Chris Gaines (LB) St. Louis Cardinals Carl Parker (WR) Cincinnati Bengals Will Wolford (OT) Buffalo Bills Jim Popp (TE) San Francisco 49ers Steve Wade (DT) Indianapolis Colts Chuck Scott (WR/TE) Los Angeles Rams Rob Monaco (OG) St. Louis Cardinals Ricky Anderson (K) St. Louis Cardinals Karl Jordan (LB) Dallas Cowboys Leonard Coleman (DB) Baltimore Colts Steve Bearden (DE) Buffalo Bills Jim Arnold (P) Kansas City Chiefs Allama Matthews (TE) Atlanta Falcons Ken Hammond (OG) Dallas Cowboys Van Heflin (TE) Cleveland Browns Preston Brown (WR) New England Patriots Frank Mordica (RB) New Orleans Saints Mike Wright (QB) Cincinnati Bengals Martin Cox (WR) New England Patriots Ed Smith (LB) Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Harrison (DT) Philadelphia Eagles Jay Chesley (DB) San Francisco 49ers Barry Burton (TE) Pittsburgh Steelers Steve Curnutte (DB) New York Giants Gene Moshier (OG) Kansas City Chiefs Mark Ilgenfritz (DE) Cleveland Browns Doug Nettles (DB) Baltimore Colts Rod Freeman (TE) New York Giants Ken Stone (DB) Washington Redskins Dave Leffers (C) Oakland Raiders Karl Weiss (OT) Chicago Bears Bob Asher (OT) Dallas Cowboys Pat Toomay (DE) Dallas Cowboys Chip Healy (LB) St. Louis Cardinals Gary Davis (QB) Cincinnati Bengals

Year Rd. Pick   6 6 1966 5 6 1965 15 6   17 6 1963 20 9 1961 15 11 1960 1 5 1959 3 3   6 3   7 5   8 6   23 8   25 7 1958 1 12   6 8   24 2 1957 24 10   26 6 1956 1 11   12 4   20 1   26 10   29 9 1955 8 9   15 3   19 8 1953 10 11 1952 1 1   24 6   24 8 1951 2 10   2 12   10 5 1950 6 1   26 6 1949 10 8   15 2   15 10   17 1 1947 4 1   8 6   21 4   23 4 1945 6 8   31 2 1944 12 8 1943 1 10 1942 14 10 1941 20 10 1940 16 9 1938 5 3   11 2 1937 3 8

Player (Position) NFL Team Bob Goodridge (WR) Minnesota Vikings Dick Lemay (OT) Washington Redskins Bennett Baldwin (RB) Washington Redskins Gary Hart (E) Washington Redskins Steve Shaw (B) Cleveland Browns Cody Binkley (C) New York Giants Tom Moore (RB) Green Bay Packers Jimmy Butler (B) St. Louis Cardinals Tom Redmond (OT) St. Louis Cardinals Ben Donnell (C) Detroit Lions Lew Akin (E) San Francisco 49ers George Deiderich (OG) Los Angeles Rams Ron Miller (E) Pittsburgh Steelers Phil King (B) New York Giants Bob Taylor (E) Baltimore Colts Eric Soesbe (OT) St. Louis Cardinals Joe Scales (B) Detroit Lions Bob Swann (OT Pittsburgh Steelers Charley Horton (B) Los Angeles Rams Tommy Harkins (E) Philadelphia Eagles Joe Stephenson (E) Detroit Lions Don Orr (B) Chicago Bears Billy Krietemeyer (B) Chicago Bears Herman Watson (OT) Philadelphia Eagles Charley Horton (B) Washington Redskins Terry Fails (E) Philadelphia Eagles Mick Lakos (B) Los Angeles Rams Billy Wade (OB) Los Angeles Rams Ted Kirkland (E) Washington Redskins Bob Werckle (T) Detroit Lions Herb Rich (B) Los Angeles Rams Bucky Curtis (E) Cleveland Browns Ken Cooper (G) Chicago Cardinals Herb Rich (B) Baltimore Colts Carl Copp (T) New York Giants Lee Malley (B) Chicago Bears Ken Cooper (G) Green Bay Packers Carl Copp (T) Philadelphia Eagles Zealand Thigpen (B) Detroit Lions Charley Hoover (C) Detroit Lions Alf Satterfield (T) Philadelphia Eagles Fred Hamilton (T) Pittsburgh Steelers Binks Bushmaier (B) Pittsburgh Steelers Johnny North (E) Washington Redskins Bob Cummings (C) Washington Redskins J.P. Moore (B) Chicago Bears Jack Jenkins (B) Washington Redskins Bob Gude (C) Chicago Bears Ed Hiestand (E) Washington Redskins Ray Andrus (B) Green Bay Packers Ed Merlin (G) Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Hinkle (C) Philadelphia Eagles Dick Plasman (E) Chicago Bears ^ Supplementary Draft

VU NFL Alumni

Player VU Class of Sam Agee 1936 Jim Arnold 1982 Bob Asher 1969 Ainsley Battles 2000 Earl Bennett 2007 Lynn Bomar 1924 Preston Brown 1979 Tim Bryant 1981 Marcus Buggs 2007 Wamon Buggs 1981 Corey Chavous 1997 Leonard Coleman 1983 Gerald Collins 1994 Ken Cooper 1948 Jay Cutler 2005 Allen DeGraffenreid 1995 Jamie Duncan 1997 Chris Gaines 1987 Justin Geisinger 2004 Bob Goodridge 1967 Bob Gude 1941 Corey Harris 1991 Dennis Harrison 1977 Jovan Haye 2004 Larry Hayes 1955 Chip Healy 1968 Alan Herline 1986 Hunter Hillenmeyer 2002 Roy Huggins 1938 Mark Inlgenfritz 1978 Jack Jenkins 1942 Rushen Jones 2002 Antony Jordan 1997 Phil King 1957 Charles Leyendecker 1932 James Manley 1995 Allama Matthews 1982 Rob Monaco 1984 J.P. Moore 1946 Tom Moore 1959 Doug Nettles 1973 John North 1947 Don Orr 1956 Carl Parker 1987 Mac Peebles 1941 Dick Plasman 1936 Shelton Quarles 1993 Buford Ray 1937 Thomas Redmond 1958 Herb Rich 1949 Pat Saindon 1982 Chuck Scott 1984 Ed Smith 1979 Ken Stone 1972 Pat Toomay 1969 Eric Vance 1996 Fred Vinson 1998 Bill Wade 1951 Karl Weiss 1970 Brenard Wilson 1977 Chris Williams 2007 Jimmy Williams 2001 Jamie Winborn 2001 Demond Winston 1989 Will Wolford 1985 Carl Woods 1986 Todd Yoder 2000 Glenn Young 1997

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Commodore RECOGNITION Coaches All-SEC

2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1998 1997 1995 1995 1993 1993 1992 1992 1992

First Team

D.J. Moore CB Earl Bennett WR Chris Williams OT Earl Bennett WR Jay Cutler QB Moses Osemwegie LB Moses Osemwegie LB Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Jamie Winborn LB Jamie Winborn LB Corey Chavous CB Jamie Duncan LB Jamie Duncan LB Bill Marinangel P Corey Harris RB David Lawrence P Boo Mitchell WR Chris Gaines LB Jim Popp TE Will Wolford OT Ricky Anderson P Kurt Page QB Jim Popp TE Chuck Scott FL

Second Team Patrick Benoist Jonathan Goff D.J. Moore Earl Bennett Jonathan Goff Chris Williams Dustin Dunning Brian Stamper Justin Geisinger Jovan Haye Dan Stricker Pat Green Dan Stricker Lew Thomas Elliott Carson Brian Gruber Dan Stricker Ainsley Battles Elliott Carson Jamie Winborn Carlton Hall James Manley Bill Marinangel Ryan Bell Alan Young Pat Akos Jeff Brothers Gary Rogers

All-Freshman

LB LB CB WR LB OT TE OT OT DE WR OT WR RB TE OT WR S TE LB LB DT P G DE TE S DE

2008 Brandon Barden TE 2008 Kyle Fischer OL 2008 T.J. Greenstone DT 2008 Chris Marve LB 2006 D.J. Moore CB 2005 Earl Bennett WR 2005 Bryant Hahnfeldt P 2005 Reshard Langford S 2004 Hamilton Holliday C 2004 Jonathan Goff LB 2003 Tom Sorensen C 2003 Brian Stamper OT 2003 Marlon White WR 2002 Jay Cutler QB 2002 Kwane Doster TB/RS 2002 Greg Johnson P 2002 Moses Osemwegie OLB

Mac Pyle Pat Brunner Justin Geisinger Lorenzo Parker Rushen Jones Doyle Crosby Nezih Hasanoglu Jamie Winborn Ryan Aulds Jared McGrath Jimmy Williams Todd Yoder Will Jacobs Jay Stallworth Corey Chavous Matt Anderson Eric Vance Owen Neil Royce Love Richard Saenz Shelton Quarles Robert Davis Aaron Smith Clarence Sevillian Mike Gandolfo Alan Young Chris Donnelly David Lawrence Bobby Craycraft Rod Keith Bill Fitzpatrick Cedric Moore Burr Seaver DeMond Winston Torrey Price

OG IB OT CB CB DE WR LB NG RB RB WR OT DT DB DB DB OT FB OT LB DB DB WR DL LB DB P OT DL DB DL OT DL DB

AP All-SEC 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2005 2005 2004 1999 1999 1997 1997 1996 1996 1995 1994 1992 1992 1991 1990 1988 1987 1986 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1983 1982 1982 1982 1981 1981 1981

First Team

D.J. Moore CB Earl Bennett WR D.J. Moore CB Chris Williams OT Earl Bennett WR Jay Cutler QB Moses Osemwegie LB Moses Osemwegie LB Jeff Barnett C Jamie Winborn LB Corey Chavous CB Jamie Duncan LB Jamie Duncan LB Bill Marinangel P James Manley DT Gerald Collins LB Pat Akos TE Jeff Brothers S Corey Harris RB David Lawrence P Boo Mitchell WR Chris Gaines LB Carl Parker TE Jim Popp TE Will Wolford OT Ricky Anderson P Jim Popp TE Chuck Scott FL Steve Bearden DE Leonard Coleman CB Chuck Scott TE Jim Arnold P Allama Matthews TE Whit Taylor QB Jim Arnold P Wamon Buggs WR Ken Hammond G

1980 1979 1977 1977 1975 1975 1974 1974 1974 1974 1973 1972 1970 1969 1967 1959 1958 1955 1954 1951 1951 1950 1948 1942 1941 1941 1940 1937 1935

Jim Arnold P Preston Brown FL Martin Cox WR Ed Smith LB Barry Burton TE Jay Chesley DB Mark Adams K Barry Burton TE Jay Chesley DB Gene Moshier G Hawkins Golden K Ken Stone DB Steve Smith P Bob Asher OT Bob Goodridge WR Tom Moore B George Deiderich G Charley Horton B Bobby Goodall G Bill Wade B Bob Werckle T Bucky Curtis E John Clark C Jack Jenkins B Bob Gude C Jack Jenkins B Bob Gude C Carl Hinkle C Willie Geny E

Second Team 2008 2007 2005 2005 2002 2002 2001 2000 2000 1999 1999 1998 1998 1997 1995 1994 1993 1993 1992 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1989 1988 1987 1987 1984 1984 1984 1983 1982 1982 1981 1981 1981 1980 1980 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978

Patrick Benoist LB Jonathan Goff LB Earl Bennett WR Dustin Dunning TE Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Dan Stricker WR Dan Stricker WR Jamie Winborn LB Dan Stricker WR Ainsley Battles S Elliott Carson TE Jimmy Williams CB Jamie Winborn LB Carlton Hall LB Bill Marinangel P Jermaine Johnson RB Ryan Bell G Alan Young DE Gary Rogers DE Pat Akos TE Kevin Brothen C David Lawrence P Kevin Brothen C Rod Keith DE Demond Winston LB Eric Jones QB Daryl Holt C Carl Parker FL Karl Jordan DT Rob Monaco OT Manuel Young DB Keith Edwards FB Steve Bearden DE Manuel Young DB Steve Bearden DE Loie Hudgins G Whit Taylor QB Andrew Coleman LB Ken Hammond G Jim Arnold P Frank Mordica RB Martin Cox WR Frank Mordica RB Randy Sittason LB

1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1974 1974 1972 1972 1971 1971 1968 1966 1966 1965 1965 1964 1964 1959 1958 1957 1957 1957 1955 1952 1952 1951 1950 1950 1949 1948 1948 1947 1947 1946 1943 1938 1938 1937 1937 1935 1935 1934 1933

Tommy Woodroof Brenard Wilson Brenard Wilson Mark Adams Steve Curnutte Tom Galbierz Jamie O’Rourke Walter Overton L. T. Southall George Abernathy Ken Stone Bob Asher Scott Hall Chip Healy Dick Lemay Lane Wolbe Gary Hart Dave Malone Larry Wagner Tom Moore George Deiderich Bob Laws Phil King Joe Stephenson Bob Hines Ben Roderick Ben Roderick Russ Faulkinberry Bill Wade Herb Rich Ken Cooper Herb Rich John North Tex Robertson Tex Robertson Harry Robinson Marvin Franklin Maurice Holdgraf Ed Merlin Buford Ray Sam Brown Rand Dixon Rand Dixon Rand Dixon

Third Team

1961 Hank Lesesne

1957 1956 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1952 1951 1951 1949 1949 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1942 1939 1938 1937 1936 1936 1935 1934 1934 1933

OT S S K DB NT B WR G DE DB OT G LB DT DE OT DB T B G E B E E TE TE T B B G B E G G B E T G T G QB QB QB

QB Boyce Smith B Art Demmas T Phil King B Larry Frank G Charley Horton B Pete Williams G Don Gleisner S Larry Stone C John Cheadle NT Mickey Lakos DB Carl Copp T Bucky Curtis E Lee Nalley B Dutch Cantrell T Bobby Berry RB Alf Satterfield T Bill Fuqua B Bernie Rohling B Junius Plunkett B Bert Marshall QB Lunsford Hollins RB Carl Hinkle C Dick Plasman E Rannie Throgmorton T Willie Geny E Rannie Throgmorton T Sam Brown G

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UPI All-SEC (United Press International discontinued All-SEC team after the 1990 season.) 1989 1988 1987 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1983 1982 1982 1982 1981 1981 1981 1980 1979 1977 1975 1975 1974 1969 1967 1966 1959 1958 1958 1957 1956 1954 1951 1950

First Team

Demond Winston Boo Mitchell Chris Gaines Will Wolford Steve Wade Ricky Anderson Rob Monaco Kurt Page Chuck Scott Ricky Anderson Leonard Coleman Chuck Scott Jim Arnold Allama Matthews Whit Taylor Jim Arnold Wamon Buggs Ken Hammond Jim Arnold Preston Brown Dennis Harrison Barry Burton Jay Chesley Barry Burton Bob Asher Bob Goodridge Chip Healy Tom Moore George Deiderich Tom Moore George Deiderich Phil King Bobby Goodall Ben Roderick Bucky Curtis

Second Team

1957 1955 1955 1954 1952 1951 1951 1950 1950 1960 1959 1957 1957 1956 1955 1952

Phil King Larry Frank Charley Horton Charley Horton Ben Roderick Bill Wade Bob Werckle Bill Wade Bob Werckle

Third Team Cody Binkley Larry Wagner Bob Laws Boyce Smith Bob Laws Joe Stephenson Bill Krietemeyer

LB WR LB OT DT P OT QB FL P CB TE P TE QB P WR G P FL DT TE DB TE OT WR LB B G B G B G TE E B G RB B TE B T B T C T E B E E B

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2008 2007 2007 2005 2005 2005 2004 2002 2000 1999 1997 1997 1996 1996 1991 1990 1988 1987 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984

2002 2001 2001 2001 1999 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1996 1994 1994 1994 1994 1993 1992 1992 1991 1990 1990 1990 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1988 1988 1988 1987 1986 1986 1986


Commodore Recognition History

All-Southern Conference (Vanderbilt was a member of the Southern Conference from 1903-32. Selections prior to 1908 are not listed.) 1932 Pete Gracey C 1932 Charles Leyendecker T 1929 John N. (Bull) Brown G 1929 Bill Schwartz E 1928 John N. (Bull) Brown G 1927 Bill Spears QB 1927 Larry Kitty Carson E 1927 Vernon Sharp, Jr. C 1926 Bill Spears QB 1926 W. R. Hendrix FB 1926 Fred McKibbon T 1925 Bob Rives T 1924 Henry S. Wakefield E 1924 Gil Reese RB 1924 Bob Rives T 1923 Lynn Bomar E 1923 Henry S. Wakefield E 1923 Everett E. Kelly G 1923 Gil Reese RB 1922 Lynn Bomar E 1919 Josh Cody T 1919 Tom Lipscomb T 1919 Tom Zerfoss E 1918 Herman Daves T 1917 Alf Adams E 1916 Josh Cody T 1916 Rabbit Curry QB 1916 Pryor Williams G 1915 Josh Cody T 1915 Rabbit Curry QB 1915 Pryor Williams G 1914 Ammie Sikes FB 1913 Enoch Brown E 1913 Tom Brown T 1913 Ammie Sikes FB 1912 Hugh J. Morgan C 1912 Lewie Hardage RB 1912 Enoch Brown E 1912 Tom Brown T 1912 Ammie Sikes FB 1911 Ray Morrison QB 1911 Ewing Y. Freeland T 1911 W. E. Metzger G 1911 Hugh J. Morgan C 1911 Lewie Hardage RB 1910 Ray Morrison QB 1910 Ewing Y. Freeland T 1910 W. E. Metzger G 1910 Bill Neely RB 1909 Ray Morrison QB 1909 Ewing Y. Freeland T 1909 Malvern Griffin T 1909 W. E. Metzger G

COACHEs' AWARDS Most Valuable Player

1967 1951 1941 1937 1935

Bob Goodridge Bill Wade Jack Jenkins Carl Hinkle Willie Geny

Offensive Player of Year

2005 Jay Cutler

E QB FB C E

Freshman of the Year

2002 Kwane Doster

TB/KR

Coach of the Year

1982 1955 1941 1937

George MacIntyre Art Guepe Red Sanders Ray Morrison

(Top SEC Blocker)

Offensive Player of Week

8/30/2008 10/27/2007 9/15/2007 9/1/2007 10/14/2006 11/19/2005 9/10/2005 9/1/2005 11/15/2003 9/20/1999 10/19/1991 9/22/1990 10/8/1988 9/10/1988 10/31/1987 11/9/1985

Defensive Player of Week

Patrick Benoist 10/4/2008 Ryan Hamilton 9/21/2008 Patrick Benoist 9/4/2008 D.J. Moore 10/20/2007 Moses Osemwegie 9/17/2005 Matt Stewart 11/11/2000 Ainsley Battles 10/24/1998 Jamie Duncan 11/9/1996 Jamie Duncan 9/7/1996 Eric Vance 10/15/1994 Chris Gaines 10/3/1987

Specialist of the Week

Brett Upson 10/18/2008 Brett Upson 10/4/2008 Brett Upson 10/20/2007 Bryant Hahnfeldt 11/5/2005

Associated Press Awards 2005 Jay Cutler

Defensive Player of Year

1997 Jamie Duncan

Reshard Langford George Smith Chris Booker Adrian Reif Robert Dinwiddie Matt Clay Brett Beard Jim May Nate Morrow Todd Yoder Todd Yoder Anthony Azama

Frosh All-Americans Sporting News 2005 2002 2002 2002 2002 1999 1997

Earl Bennett 1st Team Jay Cutler 3rd Team Kwane Doster 3rd Team Greg Johnson 1st Team M. Osemwegie 3rd Team Rushen Jones 3rd Team Ryan Aulds 1st Team

Frosh All-Americans rivals.com 2008 Chris Marve 1st Team

Heisman Trophy 1937 Carl Hinkle

7th

Birmingham TD Club Back of the Year

2005 Jay Cutler 1991 Corey Harris 1987 Eric Jones 1959 Tom Moore 1955 Charley Horton

QB RB QB RB RB

Lineman of the Year

1997 Jamie Duncan 1995 James Manley

LB DL

1982 Whit Taylor

2007 Earl Bennett LB

QB

Coach of the Year

WR/PR

atlanta TD Club Lineman of Year

1982 Allama Matthews

UPI Awards

OT

2008 2006 2005 1997 1997 1994 1991 1989 1985 1984 1984 1983 1982 1981 1979 1978 1975 1973 1970 1969 1968 1960 1960 1959 1958 1956 1955 1953 1953 1953 1952 1952 1952 1951 1951 1950 1950 1950 1950

SENIOR BOWL

Chris Williams Jay Cutler Justin Geisinger Jamie Duncan Corey Chavous Gerald Collins Corey Harris Steve Law Will Wolford Ricky Anderson Rob Monaco Leonard Coleman Jim Arnold Ken Hammond Preston Brown Martin Cox Jay Chesley Doug Nettles Bob Asher Chip Healy Bob Goodridge Ben Donnell Tom Moore George Deiderich Phil King Tommy Harkins Bobby Goodall Bob Hines Ben Roderick Mickey Lakos Ted Kirkland Bill Wade Bob Werckle Bucky Curtis Russ Faulkinberry Van Brown Carl Copp Herb Rich Jamie Wade

OT QB OT LB CB LB RB CB G P OT DB P G WR WR DB DB OT LB WR C RB G RB E G E E B E QB T E T G T RB QB

EAST-WEST SHRINE

2008 2008 2005 2000 1997 1991 1984 1984 1982 1981 1979 1977 1975 1972 1970 1968 1967 1951 1925

Curtis Gatewood DE/LB Jonathan Goff LB Justin Geisinger OG Matt Stewart LB Antony Jordan LB Kevin Brothen C Kurt Page QB Ricky Anderson P/K Allama Matthews TE Ken Hammond QB Frank Mordica RB Martin Cox WR Barry Burton TE Ken Stone DB Karl Weiss TE Chip Healy LB Gary Davis QB Bucky Curtis E Gil Reese QB

2002 2001 1995 1984 1983 1977 1977 1975

Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Harold Lercius S James Manley DT Chuck Scott WR Leonard Coleman DB Martin Cox WR Dennis Harrison DT Barry Burton TE

MAUI HULA

discontinued POSTSEASON Games Blue-Gray Classic

2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1994 1994 1992 1991 1991 1991 1989 1989 1989 1987 1987 1987 1986 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1981 1979 1977 1977 1973 1973 1969 1969 1968 1967 1964 1964 1959 1958 1958 1957 1957 1957 1954 1954 1948 1947 1946 1942 1941 1941 1940 1939 1939

Pat Green OT Nate Morrow LB Greg Zolman QB Elliott Carson TE Matt Stewart LB Jimmy Williams CB Lamont Turner LB Clay Condrey OT Antony Jordan LB Bill Marinangel P Gerald Collins LB Richard Saenz C David Lawrence P Kevin Brothen C Corey Harris RB Rod Keith LB John Gromos QB Renford Reese CB DeMond Winston LB Chris Gaines LB Everett Crawford RB Daryl Holt C Carl Woods RB Will Wolford G Jim Popp TE Rob Monaco OT Jim Dralle C Kurt Page QB Chuck Scott WR Steve Bearden DE Bob O’Connor LB Ken Hammond G Preston Brown WR Mike Birdsong OT Dennis Harrison DT Linc Fuge OT Doug Nettles DB Pat Toomay DE Neal Smith DB Mike Giltner E Bob Goodridge E Gary Hart T Joe Graham G Tom Moore RB Boyce Smith QB Ben Donnell E Bob Laws T Phil King RB Pat Swan T Bobby Goodall G Buck Watson T Ken Cooper G John North E Alf Satterfield T Jack Jenkins RB Bob Gude C Bill Atkinson G Maurice Holdgraf T Marvin Franklin E Ray Andrus RB

Back of the Year

1951 Bill Wade

QB

Lawrenceburg TD Club Freshman of the Year

1989 Chris Donnelly

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Specialist of Year

1991 Gerry DiNardo 1974 Steve Sloan

1982 George MacIntyre

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

MVP Senior

QB

Coach of the Year

QB

9/21/2008 10/20/2007

SEc Community Service Team

1942 Jack Jenkins 1941 Jack Jenkins

Offensive Player of Year

COMMODORES IN POSTSEASON

National Defensive Player of the Week

Ryan Hamilton D.J. Moore

Jacobs Award

Chris Nickson Hamilton Holliday Chris Williams Earl Bennett Chris Williams Jay Cutler Brian Stamper Jay Cutler Jay Cutler Greg Zolman Corey Harris Marcus Wilson Boo Mitchell Boo Mitchell Eric Jones Everett Crawford

walter camp Awards

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Commodore RECOGNITION Commodores in the College Football Hall of Fame

National FB Foundation Scholar-Athete Award Hunter Hillenmeyer Andy McCarroll Doug Martin Wade Butcher

LB LB WR E

American FB Coaches Academic Award 1994

Eric Lewis

RB

Wooden Cup 2004

Carl Hinkle

William Spears

Center, 1935-37

Lynn Bomar

Quarterback, 1925-27

Josh Cody

Tackle, 1914-16, 1919

End, 1922-24

John J. Tigert Fullback, 1901-03

Coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame

Clark Lea

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

• FIRST TEAM RECIPIENTS 2002 Hunter Hillenmeyer 1983 Phil Roach 1977 Greg Martin 1975 Damon Regen 1974 Doug Martin 1968 John Burns 1958 Ben Donnell • SECOND TEAM RECIPIENTS 1989 Andy McCarroll 1988 Andy McCarroll 1987 Andy McCarroll 1987 DeMond Winston 1984 Bob Illes 1984 Craig Yokley 1974 Scott Wingfield 1973 Doug Martin 1954 John R. Hall • DISTRICT IV RECIPIENTS 2008 Patrick Benoist 2008 John Stokes 2007 Hamilton Holliday 2007 Patrick Benoist 2006 Ben Koger 2004 Justin Geisinger 2003 Kenan Arkan

2002 1997

Hunter Hillenmeyer Anthony Azama

FB

LB WR K LB WR DB C LB FB FB DE TE DB DB WR G LB LB OC LB S OT OT

LB

WR

SEC Academic Honor Roll In 1984, the SEC developed the Academic

Dan McGugin 1904-17, 1919-34

Jess Neely 1924-66

Ray Morrison 1915-52

Red Sanders 1940-42, 1946-48

Honor Roll. It was adopted to recognize those athletes who had a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or during the past year) and earned a letter during the current season. 2008 Chris Aaron C 2008 Mackenzi Adams QB 2008 Joshua Allen CB 2008 Patrick Benoist LB 2008 Jake Bradford TE 2008 Brandon Bryant LB 2008 Matt Bubis HB 2008 Joel Caldwell CB 2008 Thomas Carroll H 2008 John Cole WR 2008 Ryan Custer OG 2008 Chris DeGeorge TE 2008 Derrius Dowell DT 2008 Davis Flowers LB 2008 Jared Funk QB 2008 T.J. Greenstone DT

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Bryant Hahnfeldt Ryan Hamilton Jared Hawkins Josh Jelesky Jeff Jennings Chris Johnson David Leinweber Myron Lewis Nick Miller Austin Monahan Chris Reinert Will Parker Roe Alex Schultz George Smith John Stokes Steven Stone Rich Tompkins Brett Upson Ryan Vance Duane Vaughn Bradley Vierling Alex Washington Turner Wimberly Mackenzi Adams Bo Baggarley Patrick Benoist Matt Bubis Marcus Buggs Thomas Carroll Josh Eames Jared Fagan Jared Funk Jonathan Goff Justin Green Ryan Hamilton Hamilton Holliday Chris Johnson Merritt Kirchoffer Richard Kovalcheck David Leinweber Nick Miller Dominic Morais Sam Panke Chris Reinert Alex Schultz Steven Stone Ryan Vance David Whittington Turner Wimberly Mackenzi Adams Josh Allen Matt Bubis Joel Caldwell Thomas Carroll Josh Eames Jonathan Goff Ben Havrilesko Hamilton Holliday Patrick Johnson Kyle Keown Merritt Kirchoffer Ben Koger Jeremy Lawson David Leinweber Nick Miller Dom Morais Adrian Reif Chris Reinert Bill Robertson Leon Solimani Steven Stone Ryan Vance Marlon White

PK S TB DE TB LB DE CB SN TE WR DB DB WR LB DE DB P OG DB C WR WR QB LB LB FB LB PK OG DB QB LB TE S C LB OG QB DE SN LB DE WR DB DE OL DT WR QB CB FB CB PK OG LB CB C PK P OG S LB DE SN LB S WR P/K K DE OL WR

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2002 1989 1974 1961

2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006


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Commodore Recognition 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002

Marcus Buggs Ron Bullock Jason Burns Jason Caldwell David Carter Richard Freeman Herdley Harrison Hamilton Holliday Patrick Johnson Kyle Keown Ryan King Ben Koger Dominic Morais Andrew Pace Adrian Reif Cheron Thompson Otis Washington Kenan Arkan Eric Byrum Jason Caldwell Matt Clay Robert Dinwiddie Dustin Dunning Justin Geisinger Abtin Iranmanesh Patrick Johnson Ryan King Ben Koger Clark Lea Marty Morgan Kelechi Ohanaja Andrew Pace Lorenzo Parker Adrian Reif Leon Solimani Ronnie Swoopes Matt Tant Cheron Thompson Kenan Arkan Shawn Bercuson Jason Bourque Curtis Brancheau Zeke Brandon Pat Brunner Eric Byrum Jason Caldwell Matt Clay Jason Daniels Robert Dinwiddie Justin Geisinger Nick Getter Herdley Harrison Abtin Iranmanesh Patrick Johnson Ryan King Ben Koger Clark Lea Norval McKenzie Marty Morgan Dan Murphy Andrew Pace Jordan Pettit Greg Robson Matthew Tant Benji Walker Mike Adam Kenan Arkan Curtis Brancheau Eric Byrum Jamie Byrum Jason Caldwell M.J. Garrett Nick Getter Justin Giboney

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LB RB WR WR DE DE DE C/G PK P OT S LB CB S CB LB OT LB WR DT DT TE OT P PK OT S FB LB S S CB S PK S FB CB OT PK TB TE FB LB LB WR DT SN DL OT TE LB P/K PK OT SS FB TB LB TE FS OL OL FB QB FB OT TE LB C WR WR TE S

2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

Gregg Gulinson PK Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Mike Martin S Aaron McWhorter DB Chris Mitacek FB Marty Morgan LB Dan Murphy TE Jordan Pettit OG Jonathan Shaub S Tom Simone TE Dan Stricker WR Benji Walker QB Doug Wolford LB Mike Adam LB Jamie Byrum C Duncan Cave OG Wally Conyers DE Chuck Folino K Andrew Gardella LB Nick Getter TE Justin Giboney S Patrick Green OT Jordan Hill OT Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Harold Lercius S Mike Martin S Jim May OG Ethan McDaniel CB Chris Mitacek RB Nate Morrow LB Ryan Nungesser DE Tim Olmstead QB Jordan Pettit OG Justin Purkey S Tyson Radtke WR Juan Rojas RB Jonathan Shaub S Tom Simone TE Dan Stricker WR Benji Walker QB Rodney Williams RB Doug Wolford LB Greg Zolman QB Bara Cola FB Andrew Gardella LB Nick Getter TE Pat Green OT Hunter Hillenmeyer LB Harold Lercius S Mike Martin S Jared McGrath RB Ryan McSwain DL Nate Morrow LB Darren Rothenberg G Michael Saltsman G Jonathan Shaub S Jason Shields WR Tom Simone TE Brian Taylor CB Steve Trese DE Benji Walker QB Rodney Williams RB Greg Zolman QB Jeff Barnett C Brooks Collins DB J.P. Fougerousse OL Pat Green OL Andy Kerr RB Ethan McDaniel WR Jared McGrath RB Ryan McSwain OL Nate Morrow LB Darren Rothenberg G Michael Saltsman G

1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1989

Jason Shields Matt Stewart Steve Trese Lamont Turner Diek VanNort Greg Zolman Jeff Barnett Rahim Batten Jamail Carter Brook Collins David Coppeans Alvin Duke J.P. Fougerousse Alphonso Harvey Andrew Kerr Domonick Koger Ryan McSwain Jason Smith Brett Speakman Matt Stewart Brian Taylor Steve Trese Lamont Turner Diek VanNort Jamie Watkins Shawn Wilson Jim Anguiano Anthony Azama Jeff Barnett Rahim Batten Jamail Carter David Coppeans Alphonso Harvey Will Jacobs Derrick May Brett Speakman Jamie Watkins Rosevelt Noble Anthony Azama Matt Schuckman Brett Speakman Anthony Azama Robert Couch Rosevelt Noble Kenny Simon Gabe Banks Charles Fant Eric Lewis Chris Ryals Kenny Simon Sanford Ware Robert Couch Tor Dixon Eric Lewis Chris Ryals Aaron Smith Nizam Walter Rob Chura Eric Dahlberg Eric Lewis Nizam Walter Eric Weir Derrick Gragg Jeff Owen Royce Risser Alan Young Robbie Chura Thor Erikson Brett Hayes Hubert Jordan Jeff Owens Royce Risser Joel Walker Johnny Clark

WR LB DL LB LB QB C S S S OT RB OT DT RB CB C DT K LB DB DL LB LB S G G WR C S QB G DT OT G K S S CB DT K CB OT CB WR WR WR FB S WR WR TE CB WR S S S K OT WR S WR WR K LB DT K G FB C K/P LB DT K

1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1982 1982 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1977 1977 1976 1976 1975 1975 1974 1974 1973 1972 1972 1970 1970 1970

John Gromos QB Brett Hayes WR Mark Kubow TE Andy McCarroll LB John Newman WR Charles Pierson G Joel Walker DT DeMond Winston LB Andy McCarroll FB DeMond Winston LB Kevin Dowling OT Johnny Clark K John Fouts G Brent Turner DE Joel Walker DE Tom Fitz WR John Gromos QB Charles Pierson G John Newman RB Andy McCarroll FB John Fouts G Tom Fitz WR Johnny Clark K DeMond Winston DE Brent Turner LB Torrey Price DB Charles Pierson G Tom Fitz WR John Fouts DT Chris Gaines LB Alan Herline K Brent Turner LB Mark Wracher QB Tom Fitz WR Alan Herline K Mark Herrmann OT Jeff Holt S Richard Stahl DE Brent Turner LB Mark Wracher QB Craig Yokley DB Craig Yokley DB Chuck Scott WR Wade Smith C John Bell Whitesell RB Bob Illes TE Tom Burson DB Steve McCoy LB Phil Roach WR Chuck Scott TE John Clemens DE Phil Roach WR Whit Taylor QB Joey Hancock C Flavious Smith TE Tommy Woodroof OT Tommy Woodroof OT Tim English DL Kenny Cole DL Randy Sittason LB Roger Alsup P Dennis Harrison DT Greg Martin K Dennis Harrison DT Tim English NT Damon Regen LB Matt Gossage OT Doug Martin WR Scott Wingfield S Doug Martin WR L. T. Southall G Doug Martin WR Jim Cunningham TE Bill Young FB John Burns DB

1969 1969 1968 1968 1965 1965 1964 1964 1962 1961 1959 1959 1958 1958 1956 1955 1955 1954

Dave Strong WR Noel Stahl DE Dave Strong WR John Burns DB Steve Skupas TE Phil Brooks S Lance Spalding RB Wilford Fuqua G Jule Crocker C Wade Butcher E Tom Moore RB Lewis Akin E Billy Grover G Ben Donnell C Lucian Tatum G Jim Cunningham C Don Hunt FB Pete Williams G

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Vanderbilt University

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY.................. 190-198 The Campus & History.........................190 THE COMMONS........................................191 Distinguished Alumni..........................191 Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos............192 Vice Chancellor David Williams II.....193 ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION.....................194 Key Athletic Administrators.............195 Vanderbilt Head Coaches...................196 Athletic Support Staff............... 197-198


The University

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt, founded 136 years ago by a $1 million gift by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, is one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning, a mid-size, private comprehensive research university that emphasizes undergraduate learning and living experiences. Since its inception, the university has taken great pride in the quality of education – and the quality of life – its students enjoy. Each of the four undergraduate colleges – College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, Blair School of Music and Peabody College – attracts students with varying goals and dreams. Whichever school they enroll in, students receive a valuable and versatile education and are an integral part of the University’s community of scholars. Members of the 6,350-member undergraduate student body, including Vanderbilt studentathletes, are outstanding academic achievers and active participants in Vanderbilt’s 350-plus extracurricular organizations. They are also part of the most diversity ever at Vanderbilt as the university continues to attract students from many ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, geographic and religious backgrounds. At Vanderbilt, professors know their students’ names and take an interest in students’ ideas. Recognized globally for their research and scholarship prowess, faculty members believe in the importance of balancing professional pursuits with classroom instruction, and they value their relationships with students. Some of the world’s leading scholars teach at Vanderbilt, helping students develop an academic program that meets individual objectives, and they encourage students to enhance primary areas of study by choosing among hundreds of elective courses, course-related internships, off-campus study and accelerated degree programs. Through the Honor Code, student-directed service opportunities and campus programs, Vanderbilt students also consider moral and ethical issues and put the many facets of their lives into a personal framework of values. At Vanderbilt, the big material resources are in place –

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beautiful grounds and buildings, well-equipped classrooms and labs, various options for housing and ample athletic and recreational facilities. Off campus, undergraduates have all the urban conveniences offered by one of America’s foremost cities, Nashville. The city, located on the banks of Cumberland River, possesses a rare blend of big-city amenities and small-town charm with a collection of cultural activities unmatched in the region. Though located within walking distance of downtown activities, the quality of Vanderbilt life is reflected in much smaller, less public ways – running into friends while walking on campus, researching papers or grabbing a late-night snack with friends, choosing between a public policy lecture or athletic event, or having dinner at a professor’s home. The University’s student body has been coeducational since 1875. The original campus, which opened on 75 acres, expanded to 330 acres in 1979 when Vanderbilt merged with neighboring George Peabody College for Teachers. Vanderbilt offers four undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts and Science; the Peabody College; the School of Engineering; and the Blair School of Music.

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UNIVERSITY The Commons

On-Campus Living At Its Best First-Year Students Enjoy Rare Collegiate Living Experience Last September, a national television audience enjoyed an up-close look at The Commons when ESPN used the venue to broadcast their first College GameDay show from the campus. Besides discovering that The Commons makes an ideal set location for ESPN, the nation also learned that the modern, six-acre complex is one of the truly unique on-campus collegiate living environments. Built in the southeast quadrant of the Vanderbilt campus, The Commons includes 10 residence halls, or "houses," spacious study and social areas, and the showpiece Commons Center, a modern dining and activity hub, all located on the Peabody campus. It opened to first-year students in 2008. Vanderbilt officials believe The Commons provides new students with a truly special living/learning experience. Bringing scholars, leaders, teachers and students together to create a vibrant intellectual community is at the heart of The Commons' mission. The Commons Center also features the Eatery, the place to dine with friends and study with classmates. At the Commons Cafe, students, faculty and staff can develop friendships while listening to Vanderbilt and Nashville musicians.

Notable Alumni Vanderbilt alumni are having a positive impact on the nation. Many of Vanderbilt's 115,000 alumni are leaders in their chosen fields, including business, engineering, science and medicine, public service, education, arts and entertainment, and sports. From the halls of Congress, Lamar Alexander continues to be one of the nation's most effective leaders as Tennessee's senior senator. Suspense enthusiasts gobble up James Patterson's newest thriller. Economist and Novel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is taking his community-based Grameen Bank concept across the globe from Bangladesh. And in business and technology, Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., Cal Turner Jr., John Rich, Bill Samuels Jr., and John Ingram are just a few of many alums regarded as leaders of industry and commerce. In sports, our alums are more abundant than ever: former Vanderbilt student newspaper ace Buster Olney is a leading baseball analyst for ESPN; Arthur Hancock is a leading breeder of Kentucky Derbycaliber thoroughbreds; former No. 1 pick David Price is one of many promising Major League Baseball talents with Commodore ties; and quarterback Jay Cutler is the most prominent of 14 former Commodores playing in the National Football League.

Muhammad Yunus

Lamar Alexander

Buster Olney

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David Price


The University

Chancellor Zeppos Just days after being named Vanderbilt's chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos paid a visit to McGugin Athletic Center to watch Head Coach Bobby Johnson put the Commodores through a two-hour preseason drill. Last winter, Johnson was able to return the favor, visiting Zeppos' campus office in Kirkland Hall with his own gift of appreciation. There he presented the chancellor with a personalized Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl championship ring. The long-time Vanderbilt educator and administrator has been a vocal supporter of the Commodore student athletics program. Zeppos has given his endorsement to an athletics capital improvement plan expected to surpass $50 million in the coming years. Several of the upgrades are directed at Johnson's Commodore football program. Zeppos served in an increasingly prominent role during his ascension to the chancellorship since being hired by Vanderbilt as an assistant professor of law in 1987. A distinguished legal scholar, teacher and executive, Zeppos served from 2002 to February 2008 as Vanderbilt's chief academic officer, overseeing the university's undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs and research in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, business, law, and divinity. As provost and vice chancellor, he chaired Vanderbilt's budgeting and capital planning council, as well as oversaw the dean of students and dean of admissions. Zeppos has led a number of important initiatives at Vanderbilt, including the planning process for The Commons, a landmark transformation of the first-year experience; the Strategic Academic Planning Group; innovative efforts in undergraduate admissions and financial aid; and the development of new programs in

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Jewish studies, law and economics, and genetics, among others. He also has led the university's Shape the Future fund-raising campaign, which exceeded its $1.25 billion goal two years ahead of schedule and set a new target of $1.75 billion by 2010. Zeppos was recognized with five teaching awards at the law school before serving as an associate dean, associate provost, and provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He also served as interim chancellor for eight months prior to being formally appointed as Vanderbilt's eighth chancellor on March 1, 2008. In the Nashville community, Zeppos serves on the boards of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Alliance for Public Education and is a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet. From 1982 to 1987, Zeppos practiced law in Washington, D.C., at the United States Department of Justice and at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he specialized in appellate litigation involving complex regulatory, statutory and constitutional matters. The Milwaukee, Wis., native is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he served as editor in chief of the Wisconsin Law Review and was selected as the outstanding graduate of his class. He studied history during his undergraduate years at the university, where he was a 1976 Phi Beta Kappa graduate. He is married to Lydia Ann Howarth, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Lawrence University, who is a writer and editor. They have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas.

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VICE Chancellor WILLIAMS Williams came to Vanderbilt after serving in numerous administrative roles at Ohio State University over a 14-year period. When he accepted the Vanderbilt role, Williams was Vice President of Student and Urban/Community Affairs and Professor of Law at Ohio State. A native of Detroit, Mich., Williams received a Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Master of Arts in Education from Northern Michigan University where he was a member of the track team. He also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Detroit, and an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University. Before entering law school, Williams spent 10 years as a middle school teacher and coach in Detroit public schools. Williams is active in the Nashville area community, serving as an executive member and director with several organizations. He is treasurer and finance committee chair of the Nashville Symphony Board of Directors, and is past chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Some of Williams’ other board memberships include the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Sports Council, Tennessee Williams shares a lighter moment with Vanderbilt Sports Hall of student-athletes prior to commencement ceremonies. Fame, Nashville Public Televislon, Adventure Science Center, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Rotary and Special Olympics Tennessee. Williams also supports youth athletic programs in the Nashville community. Professionally, Williams is currently serving his second three-year term as a member of the Nashville branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Board. He is an active member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Continuing Legal Education committee of both the Nashville Bar Association and the NACUA. As a member of ABA’s Section of Business Law, Williams has served as a member of the Corporate Counsel Committee. He held terms on two prestigious legal committees – the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education and the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions Standards Review Committee. Williams also is a member of the American Law Institute, an arbitrator for FINRA, the American Arbitration Association, and a past member of the Harry Phillips Inn of Court. He has served on a number of ABA Accreditation site visits of law schools and has completed a term on the Membership Review Committee of the American Association of Law Schools. Williams has written, lectured and participated in many seminars on topics of tax law, sports law, law and education, and legal history. Williams was recently elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the National Association for Colleges and University Attorneys. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has appointed Williams to the city’s new “Green Ribbon” Commission. Williams has taught at the law schools of the University of Detroit, Capital University, the Ohio State University and Vanderbilt, and directed the Ohio State University Law Program in Oxford, England in 1992 and 1995. He was elected outstanding law professor at both the University of Detroit and Ohio State. Williams and his wife, Gail, have two children: Samantha, who is a varsity swimmer and rising sophomore at Brown University, and Nicholas, who is a ninth grader at University School of Nashville and competes in cross country, basketball, track and soccer. His wife serves as the Associate Director of Community Relations at Vanderbilt, and is chair of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) board of directors.

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In the aftermath of Vanderbilt's Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory on New Year's Eve, few Commodores enjoyed the celebration and athletic accomplishment more than David Williams II. On gameday, Williams is a keen follower from the sidelines, offering encouraging words and support to Vanderbilt coaches, student-athletes and fans. Off the field, Williams is an influential administrator serving as Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics. In the last six years, Williams has guided Vanderbilt Student Athletics into a bold new era, one characterized by successes on and off the field of competition. Since 2003, Williams has directed an initiative to more fully integrate Commodore athletics into the total Vanderbilt student life experience. With the support of current chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and former Chancellor Gordon Gee, the university’s senior management team and Vanderbilt Board of Trust, Williams’ efforts have been successful in creating opportunities for studentathletes to participate in programs across the Vanderbilt landscape. Today, Williams’ efforts have placed the Vanderbilt program among the nation’s most innovative, offering a streamlined organization. Since sweeping changes were initiated in September 2003, Williams has firmly placed his stamp on the program. He has overseen the recruitment and hiring of seven outstanding head coaches. Williams also has addressed facility upgrades with an effort announced in early 2008 that to date has resulted in the refurbishing of Vanderbilt Stadium, expansion of Hawkins Field and renovation in Memorial Gym. Under Williams, Vanderbilt Athletics have blossomed. Since 2006-07, at least eight sports have participated in postseason action each year. Eight Commodore athletes have been selected in Vice Chancellor Williams welcomes Perry Wallace into the first round of their the inaugural Vanderbilt Sports Hall of Fame class. respective sports in the last four years. Off the field, student-athletes’ collective GPA has reached its highest level in more than a decade. Athletics is but a small part of Williams’ influential Vanderbilt role. Williams also serves as General Counsel directing a staff of 14 attorneys, Secretary of Vanderbilt and its nationally recognized Medical Center, the Office of Risk Management, the University’s Compliance and Conflict of Interest functions, and the operations of the University’s Board of Trust. Williams’ campus participation also includes a tenured full professorship at the School of Law, lecturing on Tax Law, Sports Law and Education Law. He has taught a course on Law and Higher Education at Peabody College, and from time to time, courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Williams has reached outside of the Vanderbilt community, having served a term helping set national policy regarding collegiate athletics on the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet. He presently serves as a member of the NCAA Infraction Appeals Committee. Williams was named Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and Secretary of Vanderbilt in 2000. His role moved toward administration of Vanderbilt student affairs and athletics in 2002.


University Administration The University

GENERAL OFFICERS

Nicholas S. Zeppos

Jeff Balser

Chancellor

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jerry fiFe

Beth Fortune

Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration

Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Richard McCarty

Brett Sweet

Provost, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Finance; Chief Financial Officer

David Williams II

Matthew Wright

Secretary, General Counsel; Vice Chancellor for University Affairs & Athletics

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VANDERBILT DEANS

Camilla Benbow

Dean, Peabody College

Carolyn Dever Dean, College of Arts and Science

Jim Bradford

Colleen Conway-Welch

Kenneth Galloway

Chris Guthrie

Dean, Owen Graduate School of Management

Dean, School of Engineering

James Hudnut-Beumler Dean, Divinity School

Dean, School of Nursing

Dean, Law School

Mark Wait

Dean, Blair School of Music

Vice Chancellor for Investments

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ATHLETICS Administration

Lori Alexander

Assoc. Director of Student Athletics: Baseball/Track/Cross Country/ Women’s Swimming

Kevin Colon

Dwayne Elliott

Jeff Miller

Lucius Outlaw

Christy Passmore

General Manager, ISP Sports Properties

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; Faculty Athletic Representative

Candice Storey

Senior Woman Administrator; Assoc. Director of Student Athletics: Women’s Basketball

Director, Student Campus Events

Executive Director of Development/ National Commodore Club

Brock Williams

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Recreation; Assoc. Director of Student Athletics: Men’s Basketball/Golf

Eric Jones

Patricia Marett

Brian Reese

Diane Scott

Manager, Ticket Office

Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff/ Division of University Affairs and Athletics

Assoc. Director of Student Athletics: Football/Women’s Bowling/ Women’s Lacrosse

Rod Williamson Director of External Relations

Executive Assistant, Student Athletics Administration and Compliance

Elizabeth Wright Director of Academic Support

vanderbilt student athletics telephone directory Vanderbilt Student Athletics Switchboard....................................322-4121 Student Athletics Administration Vice Chancellor David Williams II . ..............................................322-4831 Associate Vice Chancellor Patricia Marett (Finance).....................322-4831 Brock Williams (Men's Basketball/Golf)........................................343-4411 Lori Alexander (Tennis, Women's Soccer)....................................322-4118 Kevin Colon (Baseball, Cross Country, Women's Track)................343-4937 Brian Reese (Football, Bowling, Women's Lacrosse)....................343-6372 Christy Passmore (National Commodore Club).............................343-3109 Candice Storey (Compliance, Women's Basketball) ....................322-7992 Elizabeth Wright (Director of Academic Support)..........................322-0795 Rod Williamson (Director of External Relations)...........................322-4121

Key Athletic Phone Numbers Academic Center . ......................................................................343-0444 Baseball Office............................................................................322-3716 Basketball Office (Men)...............................................................322-6530 Basketball Office (Women)..........................................................343-8482 Business Office...........................................................................343-1712 Compliance Office.......................................................................322-7992 Football Office.............................................................................322-3565 ISP Sports (corporate marketing partner).....................................343-2580 Ticket Box Office.........................................................................322-4653 Vanderbilt Bookstore (located in Rand Hall).................................322-2994 Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center .........................................322-6068

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Assoc. Director of Student Athletics: Tennis/ Women’s Soccer


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Athletics Staff

Greg Allen

Women's Golf

Melanie Balcomb

Women’s Basketball

Tim Corbin

Ronnie Coveleskie

Ian Duvenhage

D'Andre Hill Women's Track

Bobby Johnson

Steve Keith Cross Country

Geoff Macdonald

Jeremy Organ Women’s Swimming

Tom Shaw Men’s Golf

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Football

Baseball

Kevin Stallings Men’s Basketball

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Tennis

Cathy Swezey Women’s Lacrosse

Men’s Tennis

John Williamson Women’s Bowling

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Athletics Staff

Conrad Bradburn

Alison Bush

Meggie Butzow

Eric Chaffin

Neal Clark

Cal Cook

Assistant Director, Marketing

Coordinator, CHAMPS/Life Skills

Assistant Dir. of Facilities and Events/Tennis Center

Associate Dir. of Facilities and Events/Memorial Gym

Academic Counselor

Associate Director, Natl. Commodore Club

Shanika Douglass

Nicki Cutler

Cristin Czubik

Mark Davis

Assistant Coach, Women's Golf

Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning

Accountant, Business Office

Joanne Eskreis

Shawn Fagan

Katie Feyes

Admin. Assistant to Dir. of Sport Operations

Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor

Susan Ellis

Justin Emil

John Erck

Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

Assistant Coach, Men’s Golf

Associate Director, Natl. Commodore Club

Brad Frederick

Mike Glenn

Shannon Gordon

Debbie Green

Men’s Basketball Staff

Asst. Facilities Director, Mail Room

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Ticket Manager

Chris Ham

Christy Hogan

Clark Humphreys

Derek Johnson

Lucy Jones

Rebecca Kelley

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Academic Counselor

Assistant Coach, Women’s Track & Field

Assistant Coach, Baseball

Senior Director, Natl. Commodore Club

Assistant Director, Marketing/Group Sales

Robin Langlois

Michele Loftis

Renee Macklin

Molly Malone

Graham Manning

Member Services Coord., Natl. Commodore Club

Athletic Trainer, Women’s Basketball

Asst. Director of Facilities and Game Management

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Admin. Assistant, Baseball

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Tom Boysen Assistant Coach, Men’s Tennis


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Athletics Staff

Sara Melby

George Midgett

Dan Muller

Krysten Nemecek

Gina Owens

Michelle Parks

John Peach

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Compliance Coordinator

Men’s Basketball Staff

Assistant Coach, Women's Swimming

Assistant Manager, Business Office

Admin. Assistant, Natl. Commodore Club

Compliance Coordinator

Corey Pelot

Vicky Picott

King Rice

Tom Richardson

Rhonda Riley

Kim Rosamond

Lindsay Rutledge

Ticket Office Associate

Assistant, Women’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball Staff

Men’s Basketball Staff

Assistant Coach, Women's Cross Country

Assistant, Women’s Basketball

Admin. Assistant, Natl. Commodore Club

Meredith Schakel

Jason Silvers

David Sparks

Vicki Spina

Jeannie Stotts

Lisa Teasley

John Thorpe

Admin. Assistant, Men’s Basketball

Assistant Director, Marketing

Equipment Manager, Baseball

Admin. Assistant, Women’s Basketball

Travel Coordinator, Caldwell Travel

Manager, Business Office

Assistant Director of Operations & Facilities

Aleke Tsoubanos

Craig Turman

Andrew Turner

Beth Turner

Justin VanOrman

Eric Vaughter

Garrett Walker

Assistant Coach, Women's Tennis

Associate G.M., ISP Sports

Recruiting Coordinator, Olympic Sports

Accountant, Business Office

Director of Operations, Women’s Basketball

Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer

Equipment Manager, Olympic Sports

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Steve Walsh

Heather Warf

Lisa Webb

Natasha Weddle

Michael West

Kerry Wilbar

Assistant Manager, ISP Sports

Accounting Assistant, Business Office

Admin. Asst., Directors of Sport Operations

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning

Assistant Ticket Manager

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Media INformation

MEDIA RELATIONS INFO...... 200-201 Media Information........ 200-201 Media Relations Staff...........200 Key Preseason Dates............200 FUTURE SCHEDULES...................202 VANDERBILT RADIO TEAM..........202 STADIUM, MEDIA PARKING.........203 2009 OPPONENT INFO......... 204-205 SEC SCHEDULE............................206 POSTSEASON BOWL TIE-INS.......207 NCAA COMPLIANCE RULES.........208


Staff & Policies www.vucommodores.com

Athletic Communications

Media info

The Source for Commodore Football

  Pre-game and post-game materials for the working media are updated regularly on Vanderbilt’s athletic website, www.vucommodores.com. Most documents are available in .pdf format. Pre-game materials include game notes, current statistics, player and coaching bios, releases and press conference transcripts. A live radio feed and live statistic package are provided during games. Official game finals and statistics, and quotes from Coach Johnson, Commodore players and opponent quotes are among the post-game materials.

Brandon Barca

Director of Online Services

Preseason Camp Coverage

Andy Boggs

Assistant Director

Joe Fisher

Voice of the Commodores

Coach Johnson opens the first 30 minutes of each preseason practice to media outlets.The coaching staff may close practices without prior notice.

Credentialing Vanderbilt no longer offers online credentialing for home games. Media members may obtain credentials by emailing requests to Larry Leathers (larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu). To fax, send request on company letterhead to (615) 343-7064. All applications will be notified of their credential status at Aug. 5 Freshmen Report least 10 days before the game requested. Aug. 6 Upperclassmen Report When possible, credentials will Aug. 7 First Team Practice be mailed 10 days in advance. Aug. 13 Two-A-Day Drills Start However, credentials can also Aug. 16 Dore Jam VI Activities be picked up in advance at the (Team’s Fan Day activities) Athletic Communications Office, Sept. 5 Season Begins: located on the second floor of vs. Western Carolina McGugin Center or at Media Will 6:30 p.m., Nashville Call on game day, which is located at Gate 1 (stadium entrance nearest the Vanderbilt Marriott hotel).

Larry Leathers

Key august Dates

GameDay Media Parking Media parking will be located in the Kensington Garage, located next to Memorial Gymnasium. Please access the garage entrance off 25th Avenue. All media representatives must have a proper credential to access parking garage.

Press Box Access Media must wear "PRESS" or "PHOTO" credentials to gain access to the stadium press box, which is located on the third floor. The field elevator is located near Gate 1. Seating charts are posted in various press box sites.

Football Sports Information Director

Thomas Samuel Assistant Director

Ryan Schultz

Editor, Commodore Nation

Vanderbilt Athletic Communications 2009-10 Intern:

• Travis Young Chris Weinman Assistant Director

Rod Williamson

Director of External Relations

Vanderbilt Athletic Communications Mailing Address PO Box 120158 2601 Jess Neely Drive Nashville, TN 37212 Nashville, TN 37212 Key department Telephone Numbers (area code 615) Office: 322-4121 • Fax: 343-7064 • Football Press Box: 320-0436

Larry Leathers Rod Williamson Andy Boggs Thomas Samuel Ryan Schultz Chris Weinman

343-6437 (O)•480-8226 (C) larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu 322-4051 (O) rod.williamson@vanderbilt.edu 343-1847 (O) andy.boggs@vanderbilt.edu 343-0020 (O) thomas.samuel@vanderbilt.edu 343-4396 (O) ryan.schultz@vanderbilt.edu 343-0019 (O) chris.weinman@vanderbilt.edu

Wireless Communications in Stadium/ Gameday Telephone Availability The press box is equipped with wireless internet access for the working press. The only area to transmit for working photographers is in the press box. A limited number of phone lines are available in the press box at no charge. However, writers working on deadline and TV production crews can order phone lines in advance. To order, call the following pager: (615) 748-8889.

In-Game Field Access Field access is restricted to working photojournalists from kickoff until five minutes remaining in the game. To gain field access, photographers must pick up a "PHOTO" armband at Media Will Call at Gate 1 (located at north endzone stadium gate nearest the Marriott) before the game.

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Dick Cate, right, coordinates the friendly staff of hospitality volunteers that serve media members in the Vanderbilt Stadium press box. He is assisted by, from left, Joanna Fitzpatrick, Irene Womack, Carolyn Cate and Julie Popp (not pictured).

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Policies & Media Outlets On the road with the Commodores

Game 2 (at LSU)

Crowne Plaza 4728 Constitution Ave. Baton Rouge, La. (225) 925-2244

Game 4 (at Rice)

JW Marriott 5150 West Heimer Houston, Texas (713) 961-1500

Game 6 (at Army)

Marriott Park Ridge 300 Brae Blvd. Park Ridge, N.J. (201) 307-0800

Game 8 (at So. Carolina) Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 8105 Two Notch Road Columbia, S.C. (803) 736-5600

Game 10 (at Florida) Hilton Ocala 3600 SW 36th Ave. Ocala, Fla. (352) 854-1400

Game 12 (at Tennessee) Hilton Knoxville Airport 2001 Alcoa Highway Maryville, Tenn. (865) 970-4300

Johnson Interview Opportunities

Media wishing to participate in postgame interviews should meet at the elevator with 5:00 left in the game to be escorted to the south end zone area of the field. Coach Johnson’s post-game press conference is held immediately after he addresses the team. Only properly credentialled working media will be allowed into the conference, which is held in Room 153 of McGugin Athletic Center. To attend, cross Jess Neely Drive and enter McGugin Center at the entrance marked “Press Conference Area.” Once inside McGugin, enter the media room through either of the first two doors on your right.

• WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

Johnson meets with local media each Monday prior to a game, starting at 12 noon, CT. The conference is held in the McCall Room, McGugin Center.

• WEEKLY SEC TELECONFERENCE

Each Wednesday of the season, Johnson is available to out-of-town media via the SEC Coaches’ Teleconference at 10:56 a.m., CT. Call 205-458-3010 for info.

Player Postgame Interviews The Vanderbilt Player Locker Room is closed to media. Up to five student-athletes will be made available for post-game interviews. These interviews will be conducted in the same room as Coach Johnson's post-game remarks. The players will enter this area when Johnson concludes with his press conference. During Commodore home games, the visiting team interview room is located in the south endzone of the stadium. The entrance is located in the stadium tunnel. Vanderbilt athletic communications personnel will make every effort to provide quickie stats to the media.

Satellite Feeds Vanderbilt does not offer satellite feeds and teleconferencing of the Monday press gathering with Johnson. Vanderbilt will provide a postgame highlight feed for any non-televised SEC game. Transmission info will be provided Thursday before the game.

Game Week Player Interviews Media wishing to interview players during the week should contact the Athletic Communications staff. Practice interviews are available Tuesday-Wednesday, prior to position meetings (typically 90 minutes before practice). Upon request, the head coach and players also are available briefly at the end of practice those days. Media outlets are permitted to shoot the first 30 minutes of practice; afterward, sessions are closed to all cameras. The staff may close practice without notice. Out of town media can arrange interviews on a 24hour notice through the Athletic Communications Office.

Use of Photography Please credit "Vanderbilt Athletics" when using images provided by the Athletic Communications Office.

Media Outlets Covering the Commodores Wire Services Associated Press

Teresa Walker, beat writer, Nashville bureau 215 Centerville Dr., Brentwood, 37027 Phone: 615-373-9988

Newspapers The Tennessean (AM daily)

Maurice Patton, beat; David Climer/Joe Biddle, columnists 1100 Broadway, Nashville, 37202 Phone: 615-259-8010 www.tennessean.com Nashville City Paper (M,F/AM) David Boclair, beat writer P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, 37215 Phone: 615-298-9833 www.nashvillecitypaper.com

Murfreesboro Daily News Journal Greg Pogue, Sports Editor 224 North Walnut St., Murfreesboro, 37130 Phone: 615-278-5167 www.dnj.com

Vanderbilt Hustler (student publication) Box 1504, Station B, Nashville, 37221 Phone: 615-322-2424

www.insidevandy.com

Nashville Scene (weekly)

Randy Horick, sports writer 2120 Eight Avenue South, Nashville, 37204 Phone: 615-244-7989

Memphis Commercial-Appeal Ron Higgins, SEC beat writer 495 Union Avenue, Memphis, 38101 Phone: 901-529-2366

Chattanooga Times-Free Press Mark Wiedmer, SEC beat writer P.O. Box 951, Chattanooga, 37401 Phone: 423-756-1234

Radio Statons WGFX “The Zone”, 104.5-FM

Mark Howard/Kevin Ingram/Frank Wycheck (AM) George Plaster/Willy Daunic/Darren McFarland (PM) Brent Dougherty (evenings) 506 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, 37015 In-studio phone: 615-737-1045

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WNSR, AM-560

Greg Pogue/David Coleman (AM); Thom Abraham (12-3 PM); Bill King/Joe Biddle (3-6 PM) 435 37th Avenue North, Nashville, 37209 In-studio phone: 615-844-5600

Television Stations WKRN-TV, Channel 2, ABC

Personalities: Corey Curtis/Dawn Davenport/Joe Dubin 441 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, 37210 Phone: 615-369-7240 WSMV-TV, Channel 4, NBC Personalities: Rudy Kalis/Terry Bolger P.O. Box 4, Nashville, 37202 Phone: 615-353-2407 WTVF-TV, Channel 5, CBS Personalities: Hope Hines/Eric Yutzy 474 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, 37219 Phone: 615-248-5285 WZTV-TV, Channel 17, FOX Personalities: Paul Jones/Dan Phillips/Dave Foster 621 Mainstream, Nashville, 37228 Phone: 615-369-5562

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Coach's Postgame Interviews


Future Games/Radio Network Media info

Vanderbilt Broadcast Crew   Joe Fisher, John Gromos and Kevin Ingram provide concise and insightful coverage on the Vanderbilt Football Radio Network. A Nashville native, Fisher enters his 12th season as the team’s play-by-play announcer. He handles similar duties for Vanderbilt men’s basketball and baseball. Prior to announcing Vanderbilt games, Fisher was a television sports anchor in the Nashville market from 1987-96, with stints at WSMV-4 and WKRN-2. He also worked two years in public relations. Fisher also serves as Vanderbilt The Commodore radio crew, from left, is sideline reporter Kevin Athletics’ Director of Broadcasting. A resident of Nashville, Gromos enters Ingram, play-by-play announcer Joe Fisher, producer Bob Horner, and color analyst John Gromos. his 14th season as color analyst. A four-year Commodore quarterback, Gromos ranks seventh on the team’s career passing yardage charts. Gromos serves as Manager of Business Development for Turner Universal, a subsidy of Turner Construction Co. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt in 1990. Ingram enters his eighth season providing sideline commentary. A respected member of the Nashville radio market, Ingram co-hosts the popular "Wake Up Zone” Show on FM-104.5 The Zone. Bob Horner has served as the producer and engineer for Vanderbilt football and men’s basketball for nearly a quarter century.

Vanderbilt Radio Network Vanderbilt fans in Middle Tennessee can listen to all games on one of Nashville's top radio stations. Vanderbilt enters the sixth year in a flagship relationship with WGFX 104.5-FM “The Zone.” The station features the area's most prominent sports talk shows, topped by The Sports Zone, an afternoon

presentation co-hosted by George Plaster, Willy Daunic and Darren McFarland that ranks as the highestrated show in the market. The station's morning show, Wake Up Zone, featuring co-hosts Kevin Ingram, Mark Howard and Frank Wycheck also has one of the area's largest audiences.

WGFX* FM 104.5 Nashville WSLV 1110-AM Ardmore WQSV 790-AM Ashland City WDOD 1310-AM Chattanooga WEKR 1240-AM Fayetteville WMSR 1320-AM Manchester KWAM 990-AM Memphis WCDT 1340-AM Winchester * Commodore flagship

Vanderbilt Future Schedules 2010 September 4 September 11 September 18 October 2 October 9 October 16 October 23 October 30 November 6 November 13 November 20 November 27

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2011 NORTHWESTERN LSU at Ole Miss at Connecticut at Eastern Michigan at Georgia SOUTH CAROLINA at Arkansas FLORIDA at Kentucky TENNESSEE WAKE FOREST

September 3 September 10 September 17 September 24 October 8 October 15 October 22 October 29 November 5 November 12 November 19 November 26

ELON CONNECTICUT OLE MISS at South Carolina at Alabama GEORGIA ARMY ARKANSAS at Florida KENTUCKY at Tennessee at Wake Forest

Commodores on National TV Dating back to the 1955 Gator Bowl, Vanderbilt has played 43 nationally televised games 2008 Miami (Ohio) ESPNU South Carolina ESPN Auburn ESPN Florida ESPN2 Kentucky ESPN2 Wake Forest ESPNU Boston College (MCB) ESPN2 2007 Georgia ESPN2 2005 Florida ESPN2 Georgia ESPN2 LSU ESPN2 Wake Forest ESPNU 2001 Tennessee CBS 1999 Florida CBS Kentucky ESPN Tennessee CBS 1998 Miss. State ESPN2 Tennessee ESPN2 1997 Alabama ESPN Georgia ESPN2 Tennessee CBS 1996 Notre Dame ESPN Alabama ESPN2 Tennessee ESPN 1995 Notre Dame NBC 1990 LSU TBS 1989 Alabama WTBS Tennessee WTBS 1988 Florida WTBS 1987 Auburn WTBS 1986 Alabama WTBS Auburn WTBS Georgia WTBS 1985 Alabama WTBS Tennessee WTBS 1984 LSU ESPN Georgia WTBS 1983 Tennessee CBS 1982 Ole Miss CBS Hall of Fame Bowl WTBS 1981 Georgia ABC 1974 Peach Bowl Mizlou 1955 Gator Bowl CBS

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Vanderbilt also has been featured on regional television across the Southeast on former SEC TV partners Raycom Sports and FOX Sports. This year, the Commodores begin a new 10-year television contract with the ESPN network and its TV partners.

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STADIUM PARKING INFO Directions to the Stadium/ Kensington Parking Garage

to Louisville

to Memphis

Take I-65 North to I-40 West to Exit 209A (Broadway-West End). Turn left to go west on Broadway. When Broadway splits, stay to the right to enter West End Ave. Take West End past the University on the left and turn left on 25th Avenue. The Kensington Garage entrance is located just one block on the right, just before Memorial Gymnasium, home of Commodore basketball.

Distances to Nashville

City Miles Athens, Ga. 315 Atlanta, Ga. 246 Auburn, Ala. 299 Baton Rouge, La. 452 Columbia, S.C. 437 Fayetteville, Ark. 541 Gainesville, Fla. 577 Knoxville 178 Lexington, Ky. 243 Oxford, Miss. 257 Starkville, Miss. 330 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 247

From the South Take I-65 South to I-265 to I-40 East to Exit 209B (Broadway-West End). Turn right on Broadway. When Broadway splits, stay to the right to enter West End Ave. Take West End past the University on the left and turn left on 25th Avenue. Kensington Garage access is one block on right next to Memorial Gym.

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From the East Take I-40 West to Exit 209A (Broadway-West End). Turn left to go west on Broadway. When Broadway splits, stay to the right to enter West End Ave. Take West End past the University on the left and turn left on 25th Avenue. The garage access is one block on right next to Memorial Gym.

From the West Take I-40 East to I-440 East. Take the West End Exit heading east toward downtown. The Vanderbilt campus will be on your right. Turn right on 25th Avenue (intersection past Border’s bookstore). The garage access is one block on right next to Memorial Gym.

From Chattanooga/Atlanta Take I-24 West to I-440 West. Take Exit 1 (West End). Turn right off the exit onto West End Ave. The Vanderbilt campus will be on your right. Turn right on 25th Avenue (intersection past Border’s bookstore). The garage access is one block on right next to Memorial Gym.

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From the South


2009 Opponents Game 1: Western Carolina

Media info

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Sept. 5 Kickoff: 6:30 p.m., CT; Television: TBA

General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record Stadium Official Website

Cullowhee, N.C. 1889 9,150 Catamounts Southern 304-414-23 (.423) 3-9 Whitmire (13,742) www.CatamountSports.com

Head Coach

Dennis Wagner Record at Western Carolina Career Head Coaching Record

Vs. WESTERN CAROLINA Overall Series: VU-WCU @ Vanderbilt VU-WCU @ Cullowhee Johnson vs. Western Carolina

Utah, 1982 3-9 (2nd year) same First Game in Series 0-0 0-0 6-2

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Daniel Hooker Office/Home Phone: (828) 227-2339/(828) 508-2494 Email Address: dhooker@email.ecu.edu Mailing Address: WCU Athletics Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Game 4: Rice

Location Founded/Enrollment Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/CUSA mark Stadium Official Website

Head Coach

David Bailiff Record at Rice Career Head Coaching Record

Vs. RICE (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU leads VU-Rice @ Vanderbilt VU-Rice @ Houston Johnson vs. Rice

Sports Information

General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Baton Rouge, La. 1860 29,317 Tigers Southeastern 700-383-47 (.640) 8-5/3-5 (3rd/West) Tiger (92,400) www.LSUSports.net

Head Coach

Les Miles Record at LSU Career Head Coaching Record

Michigan, 1976 42-11 (fifth year) 70-32 (ninth year)

Vs. LSU (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-LSU @ Vanderbilt VU-LSU @ Baton Rouge Johnson vs. LSU

7-20-1 6-10 1-10-1 0-2

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Michael Bonnette Office/Home Phone: (225) 578-8226/(225) Email Address: mbonnet@lsu.edu Mailing Address: LSU Sports Information 501 Athletic Adm. Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70894

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Oct. 3 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA

Houston, Texas 1912 3,000 Owls Conference USA 425-532-32 (.445) 10-3/7-1 (T-2nd) Rice (47,000) www.RiceOwls.com Texas State, 1981 10-3 (2nd year) 31-18 (5th year) 3-1 1-0 2-1 1-0

Primary Football Contact Chuck Pool Office/Home Phone: (713) 348-5775/(832) 244-6476 Email Address: cpool@rice.edu Mailing Address: Rice Athletic News Bureau P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892

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Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 12 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA

Game 5: Ole Miss

Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas, Sept. 26 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information

Game 2: LSU

General Information

Location Oxford, Miss. Founded 1848 Enrollment 17,450 Nickname Rebels Conference Southeastern All-time Record 606-464-35 (.564) 2008 Record/SEC mark 9-4/5-3 (2nd/West) Stadium Vaught-Hemingway (60,580) Official Website www.olemisssports.com

Head Coach

Houston Nutt Record at Ole Miss Career Head Coaching Record

Oklahoma State, 1981 9-4 (2nd year) 120-74 (17th year)

Vs. Ole Miss (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt VU-Ole Miss @ Oxford Johnson vs. Ole Miss

Sports Information

35-46-2 26-21-2 9-25 3-4

Primary Football Contact Langston Rogers Office/Home Phone: (662) 915-7522/(662) 236-3535 Email Address: lrogers@olemiss.edu Mailing Address: Ole Miss Media Relations P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677

Game 3: Mississippi State Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Sept. 19 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA

General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Starkville, Miss. 1874 17,824 Bulldogs Southeastern 485-527-39 (.480) 4-8/2-6 (T-4th/West) Davis Wade (55,082) www.mstateathletics.com

Head Coach

Dan Mullen Record at Mississippi State Career Head Coaching Record

Ursinas, 1994 1st year same

Vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-MSU @ Vanderbilt VU-MSU @ Starkville Johnson vs. Mississippi State

7-11-2 5-5-2 2-6-0 1-1

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Joe Galbraith Office/Home Phone: (662) 325-0967•(662) 323-4343 Email Address: jgalbraith@athletics.msstate.edu Mailing Address: MSU Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 5308, MSU, MS 39762

Game 6: Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y, Oct. 10 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Overall Record Stadium Official Website

West Point, N.Y. 1802 4,400 Cadets independent 634-440-51 (.586) 3-9 Michie (40,000) www.GoArmySports.com

Head Coach

Rich Ellerson Record at Army Career Head Coaching Record

Vs. ARMY (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU leads VU-Army @ Vanderbilt VU-Army @ West Point Johnson vs. Army

Hawaii, 1977 1st year 60-41 (10th year) 4-3 1-2 3-1 0-0

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Bob Beretta Office/Home Phone: (845) 325-0967•(845) 323-4343 Email Address: yr7587@usma.edu Mailing Address: USMA Sports Information 639 Howard Road, West Point, NY 10996

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2009 Opponents Game 7: Georgia

Game 8: South Carolina

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Oct. 17 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C., Oct. 24 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA

General Information

Athens, Ga. 1785 34,189 Bulldogs Southeastern 723-384-54 (.646) 10-3/6-2 (2nd-East) Sanford (92,746) www.GeorgiaDogs.com

Head Coach

Mark Richt Record at Georgia Career Head Coaching Record

Miami, Fla, 1982 82-22 (9th year) same

Vs. GEORGIA (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-Georgia @ Vanderbilt VU-Georgia @ Athens/Atlanta Johnson vs. Georgia

18-49-2 10-22-2 8-27 1-6

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Claude Felton Office/Cell Phone: (706) 542-1621/(706) 540-4029 Email Address: cfelton@sports.uga.edu Mailing Address: Georgia Athletic Communications P.O. Box 1472, Athens, GA 30603

Game 10: Florida

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 7 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information

Location Gainesville, Fla. Founded/Enrollment 1853 Enrollment 51,913 Nickname Gators Conference Southeastern All-time Record 641-369-40 (.630) 2008 Record/SEC mark 13-1/7-1 (1st/East) Stadium Ben Hill Griffin/Florida Field (88,548) Official Website www.GatorZone.com

Head Coach

Urban Meyer Record at Rice Career Head Coaching Record

Vs. Florida (see Page 166)

Cincinnati, 1986 44-9 (5th year) 83-17 (9th year)

Overall Series: VU trails VU-Florida @ Vanderbilt VU-Florida @ Gainesville/Jacksonville Johnson vs. Florida

Sports Information

9-31-2 7-12-1 2-19-1 0-7

Primary Football Contact Steve McClain Office/Home Ph.: (352) 375-4683#6100/(352) 332-9131 Email Address: cpool@rice.edu Mailing Address: Rice Athletic News Bureau P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892

General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Columbia, S.C. 1801 27,390 Gamecocks Southeastern 528-529-44 (.499) 7-6/4-4 (T-3rd/East) Williams-Brice (80,250) www.USCSports.com

Head Coach

Steve Spurrier Record at South Carolina Career Head Coaching Record

Florida, 1967 28-22 (5th year) 170-62-2 (20th year)

Vs. SOUTH CAROLINA (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-USC @ Vanderbilt VU-USC @ Columbia Johnson vs. South Carolina

4-14 2-7 2-7 2-5

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Steve Fink Office/Cell Phone: (803) 777-5204/(803) 240-5268 Email Address: sfink@gwm.sc.edu Mailing Address: USC Media Relations, Enright Center 1300 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29208

Game 11: Kentucky

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Nov. 14 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Lexington, Ky. 1865 27,000 Wildcats Southeastern 560-552-44 (.503) 7-6/2-6 (6th/East) Commonwealth (67,942) www.ukathletics.com

Head Coach

Rich Brooks Record at Kentucky Career Head Coaching Record

Oregon State, 1963 32-41 (7th year) 123-150-4 (25th year)

Vs. Kentucky (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-Kentucky @ Vanderbilt VU-Kentucky @ Oxford Johnson vs. Kentucky

38-39-4 24-18-2 14-21-2 2-5

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Tony Neely Office/Home Phone: (859) 257-3838/(859) 224-9493 Email Address: tneely@email.uky.edu Mailing Address: Kentucky Sports Information, Craft Center 338 Lexington Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506

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Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Oct. 31 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information

Location Atlanta, Ga. Founded 1885 Enrollment 19,393 Nickname Yellow Jackets Conference Atlantic Coast All-time Record 653-441-43 (.597) 2008 Record/ACC mark 9-4/5-3 (2th/West) Stadium Bobby Dodd/Grant Field (55,000) Official Website www.mstateathletics.com

Head Coach

Paul Johnson Western Carolina, 1979 Record at Georgia Tech 9-4 (2nd year) Career Head Coaching Record 116-43 (13th year)

Vs. GEORGIA TECH (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-GT @ Vanderbilt VU-GT @ Atlanta Johnson vs. Georgia Tech

15-18-3 6-7-3 9-11 0-2

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Dean Buchan Office/Cell Phone: (404) 894-5445•(404) 295-8703 Email Address: dbuchan@athletics.gatech.edu Mailing Address: Georgia Tech Media Relations 150 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, GA 30332

Game 12: Tennessee

Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 21 Kickoff: TBA; Television: TBA General Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Head Coach

Lane Kiffin Record at Tennessee Career Head Coaching Record

Knoxville, Tenn. 1794 27,739 Volunteers Southeastern 776-327-53 (.694) 5-7/3-5 (5th/East) Neyland (100,011) www.utsports.com Fresno State, 1998 1st year same

Vs. Tennessee (see Page 166) Overall Series: VU trails VU-Tennessee @ Vanderbilt VU-Tennessee @ Knoxville Johnson vs. Tennessee

28-70-5 18-34-4 10-36-1 1-6

Sports Information

Primary Football Contact Bud Ford Office/Home Phone: (865) 974-1212/(865) 414-1143 Email Address: yr7587@usma.edu Mailing Address: USMA Sports Information 639 Howard Road, West Point, NY 10996

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Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Conference All-time Record 2008 Record/SEC mark Stadium Official Website

Game 9: Georgia Tech


SEC Schedule Southeastern Conference Composite Schedule Thursday, Sept. 3

Media info

So. Carolina at No. Carolina State

Saturday, Sept. 5

Virginia Tech at Alabama ^ Missouri State at Arkansas + La. Tech at Auburn Charleston So. at Florida Georgia at Oklahoma State Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky % Jackson State at Miss. State W. Kentucky at Tennessee W. Carolina at Vanderbilt

Saturday, Sept. 6 Ole Miss at Memphis

Saturday, Sept. 12

Fla. International at Alabama Miss. State at Auburn Troy at Florida So. Carolina at Georgia Vanderbilt at LSU UCLA at Tennessee

Saturday, Sept. 19

North Texas at Alabama Georgia at Arkansas

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West Virginia at Auburn Tennessee at Florida Louisville at Kentucky La.-Lafayette at LSU SE La. at Ole Miss Miss. State at Vanderbilt Fla. Atlantic at So. Carolina

Saturday, Sept. 24

Ole Miss at So. Carolina

Saturday, Oct. 31

Saturday, Oct. 17

Saturday, Nov. 7

Alabama at Ole Miss Auburn at Arkansas Florida at LSU Georgia at Tennessee Kentucky at South Carolina Houston at Miss. State Vanderbilt at Army South Carolina at Alabama Arkansas at Florida Kentucky at Auburn Georgia at Vanderbilt UAB at Ole Miss Miss. State at MTSU

Saturday, Sept. 26 Arkansas at Alabama Ball State at Auburn Florida at Kentucky LSU at Miss. State Ohio at Tennessee Vanderbilt at Rice

Saturday, Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 10

Saturday, Oct. 24

Alabama at Kentucky Arkansas at Texas A&M Auburn at Tennessee LSU at Georgia Ole Miss at Vanderbilt Georgia Tech at Miss. State. So. Carolina State at So. Carolina

Tennessee at Alabama Arkansas at Ole Miss Auburn at LSU Florida at Miss. State La.-Monroe at Kentucky Vanderbilt at South Carolina

Eastern Mich. at Arkansas Ole Miss at Auburn Georgia at Florida # Miss. State at Kentucky Tulane at LSU South Carolina at Tennessee Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt LSU at Alabama South Carolina at Arkansas Furman at Auburn Vanderbilt at Florida Tennessee Tech at Georgia Eastern Ky. at Kentucky Northern Az. at Ole Miss Memphis at Tennessee

Saturday, Nov. 14

Alabama at Miss. State Troy at Arkansas Auburn at Georgia Florida at South Carolina Kentucky at Vanderbilt La. Tech at LSU Tennessee at Ole Miss

Saturday, Nov. 21

Chattanooga at Alabama Miss. State at Arkansas + Fla. International at Florida Kentucky at Georgia LSU at Ole Miss Vanderbilt at Tennessee

Friday, Nov. 27

Alabama at Auburn

Saturday, Nov. 28

Arkansas at LSU Florida State at Florida Georgia at Georgia Tech Tennessee at Kentucky Ole Miss at Miss. State Clemson at South Carolina

Saturday, Dec. 5

SEC Championship ^ ^ Atlanta, Ga. % Cincinnati, Ohio # Jacksonville, Fla. + Little Rock

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SEC BOWL PARTNERS

Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m. Site: New Orleans, FOX Teams: BCS vs. BCS

Dec. 28, 4:00 p.m. Shreveport, La., ESPN Teams: Big 12 vs. SEC

Jan. 2, 1:00 p.m. Dallas, Texas FOX Teams: Big 12 vs. SEC

Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta, Ga., ESPN Teams: ACC vs. SEC

Jan. 2, 1:00 p.m. Birmingham, Ala., ESPN Teams: Big East vs. SEC

Jan. 1, 10:00 a.m. Tampa, Fla. ESPN Teams: Big Ten vs. SEC

Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. Site: Orlando, ABC Teams: Big Ten vs. SEC

Jan. 2, 4:30 p.m. Memphis, Tenn., ESPN Teams: C-USA vs. SEC

Jan. 7 7:00 p.m. Pasadena. Calif., ABC Teams: BCS #1 vs. BCS #2

2009-10 NCAA Postseason Bowl Schedule Bowl Game New Mexico Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl MAACO Las Vegas Bowl San Dieco County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Motor City Bowl Bowl Meineke Car Care Bowl Emerald Bowl Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Advocare 100 Independence Bowl EagleBank Bowl Champs Sports Bowl Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Texas Bowl Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Brut Sun Bowl Insight Bowl Chick-fil-A Bowl Outback Bowl Capital One Bowl Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi Bowl Allstate Sugar Bowl International Bowl AT&T Cotton Bowl Papajohns.com Bowl AutoZone Liberty Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl Tostitos Fiesta Bowl FedEx Orange Bowl GMAC Bowl Citi BCS National Championship

Date Dec. 19 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 7

Time (CT) 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 12 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Location Albuquerque, N.M. St. Petersburg, Fla. New Orleans, La. Las Vegas, Nev. San Diego, Calif. Honolulu, Hawaii Detroit, Mich. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Nashville, Tenn. Shreveport, La. Washington, D.C. Orlando, Fla. Boise, Idaho San Diego, Calif. Houston, Texas Fort Worth, Texas El Paso, Texas Tempe, Ariz. Atlanta, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Pasadena, Calif. New Orleans, La. Toronto, Canada Arlington, Texas Birmingham, Ala. Memphis, Tenn. San Antonio, Texas Glendale, Ariz. Miami, Fla. Mobile, Ala. Pasadena, Calif.

Conference Matchup Mountain West vs. WAC Big East vs. C-USA C-USA vs. Sun Belt Mountain West vs. Pac-10 Mountain West vs. Pac-10 C-USA vs. WAC Big Ten vs. Mid-American ACC vs. Big East ACC vs. Pac-10 ACC vs. SEC Big 12 vs. SEC ACC vs. U.S. Military Academy ACC vs. Big Ten Mountain West vs. WAC Big 12 vs. Pac-10 Big 12 vs. U.S. Naval Academy C-USA vs. Mountain West Pac-10 vs. Big East/Big 12/Notre Dame Big Ten vs. Big 12 ACC vs. SEC Big Ten vs. SEC Big Ten vs. SEC ACC vs. Big East/Big 12/Notre Dame *BCS vs. BCS *BCS vs. BCS Big East vs. Mid-American Big 12 vs. SEC Big East vs. SEC C-USA vs. SEC Big Ten vs. Big 12 *BCS vs. BCS *BCS vs. BCS ACC vs. Mid-American BCS #1 vs. BCS #2

TV ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN NFL ESPN CBS NFL ESPN ESPN ABC CBS ABC FOX ESPN2 FOX ESPN ESPN ESPN FOX FOX ESPN ABC

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – When not having a conference champion participating in the BCS National Championship Game, the BCS will have the following conference champions serve as host teams: Rose Bowl - Big Ten and Pac-10; FedEx Orange Bowl - ACC; Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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Dec. 27, 7:15 p.m. Nashville, Tenn., ESPN Teams: ACC vs. SEC


Credits/NCAA Compliance Guide Credits

Media info

The 2009 Vanderbilt University Football Media Guide was produced by the Vanderbilt Athletic Communications Office. Staff: Larry Leathers, lead football contact in the office, was the chief writer for this publication. Staffers Chris Weinman, Andy Boggs, Ryan Schulz, Thomas Samuel, Brandon Barca and intern Travis Young also contributed, as did summer intern David Rutz. Design Assistance: A special thanks to Nashville graphic artist David Lowry, who contributes his design expertise to this guide and other Commodore athletic publications. This is David’s eighth year to design the Vanderbilt Football Media Guide. Photos: Many images used in this guide are the work of Vanderbilt photographers John Russell, Daniel Dubois and Steve Green. The late Neil Brake, a former Vanderbilt photographer, and Paul Levy, provided multiple images. Free-lancer Stan Jones also has provided numerous photos. Other free-lance shooters, including Mike Rapp, Don McPeak, David Allen Williams, Mike Strasinger, Matt Billups, Brian Westerholt, Mason Hensley and Leslie Fisher, also have photographs in the guide. We greatly appreciate all of their contributions. Printing: Franklin Graphics, Nashville Gratitude: For the fifth consecutive year, the Vanderbilt football staff wants to offer a special thank you to Nashville author H. Jackson Brown, Jr., who gave permission for the team to use the “The Commodore Creed” adaption of his “The Champion’s Creed.” On the front cover: Four Commodore standouts – senior captains Bradley Vierling, Ryan Hamilton and Patrick Benoist, and senior Myron Lewis – are shown. Special Thanks: Associated Press, College Football Hall of Fame, Chicago Bears/Bill Smith, Country Music Association, Getty Images/Bill Stover, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nashville Sports Council, Nashville Tennessean, Nashville City Paper, NBC Universal, Southeastern Conference, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Miami (Ohio) sports information office, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs. Vanderbilt Athletic Communications Primary Football Contact: Larry Leathers Email: larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Phone: (615) 343-6437 or 322-4121 Mailing Address: 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212 Office: (615) 322-4121 Fax: (615) 343-7064

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IMPORTANT NOTE FROM VANDERBILT ATHLETICS REGARDING NCAA RULES COMPLIANCE It is the goal of Vanderbilt University Athletic Department’s Compliance Program to assist coaches and staff by developing and maintaining a compliance program that will educate, monitor and provide interpretations of NCAA and SEC rules. Staff members, student-athletes and supporters of Vanderbilt Athletics are encouraged to consult with the compliance staff when clarification is needed.

Institutional Control/Compliance Institutional control of athletics is a fundamental requirement of NCAA legislation. Specifically, the NCAA constitution provides that each institution should be responsible for: • Controlling its intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Association. • Monitoring its programs to ensure compliance, identifying and reporting to the Association instances in which compliance has not be achieved and taking appropriate corrective actions. • Insuring that members of the institution’s staff, student- athletes and other individuals or groups representing the institution’s athletics interests comply with all applicable Association rules.

Representatives of Athletics Interests (Boosters) “A Representative of the Institution’s Athletics Interest” (Booster) is an individual who is known (or should be known) by a member or members of the institution’s executive or athletic administration to: • Participate in or have been a member of a sport support group or booster club. • Provide or have helped arrange employment for student-athletes. • Have been involved, in any way, with the promotion of the Vanderbilt University athletic program • Note: Once a person is identified as a “Representative of the Institution’s Athletics Interests,” the person retains that identity Forever.

Recruiting Recruitment of prospective student-athletes is the sole responsibility of Vanderbilt coaches. Do not become involved in the recruiting process.

Extra Benefits Vanderbilt University’s athletics interests (boosters) cannot provide an “extra benefit” or special arrangement to a prospect or to an enrolled student-athlete. An extra benefit would include provision of any transportation, meals, clothes, entertainment, loans, or other benefits offered to a student-athlete or a student-athlete’s relatives or friends unavailable to the general student population. Examples of extra benefits that you cannot provide an athlete include, but are not limited to: • Signing or cosigning a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan. • Giving gifts of any kind (e.g., clothing, airline tickets, or holiday cards/gifts) or services (e.g., car repair, dental, free round of golf). • Providing special discounts for goods and services.

Consequences to Boosters for NCAA Violations Institutions are required by the NCAA to notify boosters of consequences regarding rules violations. Boosters found in violation of NCAA rules are subject to losing benefits and privileges, including season tickets. The NCAA Committee on Infractions has processed cases in which penalties have included both the disassociation of boosters with the institution and the loss of season ticket privileges.

Remember: Ask Before YOU Act

Should you have any questions regarding NCAA rules and regulations, please contact the Vanderbilt University Compliance Office at (615) 322-4727, or check on the official website at www.vucommodores.com/compliance.

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Broderick Stewart

Mackenzi Adams

Brett Upson

Jamie Graham

e g a k c a P l a t o T The World Class Education Vanderbilt: Top 20 University

A Great Southern City Nashville, Tennessee

The Nation’s Best Conference Playing in the SEC

Developing Players More Commodores to the NFL

Thomas Welch Steven Stone Jared Hawkins Larry Smith


Vanderbilt Football Schedule Sept. 5 W. Carolina

Sept. 12 LSU

Sept. 19 MISS. STATE

Sept. 26 Rice

Oct. 3 OLE MISS

Oct. 10 Army

Oct. 17 GEORGIA

Nashville

Baton Rouge, La.

Nashville

Houston, Texas

Nashville

West Point, N.Y.

Nashville

Oct. 24 Oct. 31 SO.CAROLINA Georgia Tech Columbia, S.C.

Nashville

Nov. 7 FLORIDA

Nov. 14 KENTUCKY

Nov. 21 Tennessee

Gainesville, Fla.

Nashville

Knoxville

2009 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide

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Myron Lewis Bradley Vierling

Patrick Benoist

Ryan Hamilton

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2009 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide  

2009 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide

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