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General Information MUSIC CITY BOWL GUIDE INDEX

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Nicholas Zeppos..................Vanderbilt Chancellor David Williams II.....................Director of Athletics Richard McCarty...............Faculty Representative Kevin Colon................Assoc. Director of Athletics Patricia Marett.................Assoc. Vice Chancellor/ ......Chief of Staff/University Affairs and Athletics Candice Lee..............Assoc. Director of Athletics/ .................. Sr. Woman Administrator/Compliance Lori Alexander..........Assoc. Director of Athletics Mark Carter..........Director of Development, NCC Steve Walsh.........Director of Sales & Marketing Brock Williams.........Assoc. Director of Athletics Rod Williamson.......Director of Communications Elizabeth Wright......Director, Academic Support Jeff Miller.....................General Mgr., IMG College Eric Jones.............................Ticket Office Manager

THE COACHING STAFF James Franklin....................................Head Coach John Donovan.....................Off. Coordinator/RBs Bob Shoop...................Def. Coordinator/Safeties Charles Bankins.....................Special Teams/TEs George Barlow........Def. Recruiting Coord./DBs Josh Gattis................Off. Recruiting Coord./WRs Herb Hand.........................................Offensive Line Brent Pry....................... Co-Def. Coordinator/LBs Ricky Rahne......................................Quarterbacks Sean Spencer.................................Defensive Line Joey Orck........................Graduate Asst., Offense Derham Cato................ Graduate Asst., Defense

KEY SUPPORT STAFF Jemal Griffin........................Football Chief of Staff Dwight Galt..........Dir., Performance Enhancement Chuck Losey........Asst., Performance Enhancement Barry Gant........Asst., Performance Enhancement Michael Hazel................Dir., Football Operations Andy Frank.............Player Personnel Coordinator Kevin Threlkel.....Asst. Dir., Football Operations Andrea Cain..............Asst. Recruiting Coordinator Matt Ruland..............Asst. Recruiting Coordinator Chandler Henley..............Quality Control, Offense Charles Walker............... Quality Control, Defense Steven Parks...............Director, Video Production Lacey Ballard....................Asst., Video Production Wes Whaley...............Asst. Dir., Video Production Angela Bess.................Admin. Asst., Head Coach Beverly Brothers............Administrative Assistant Tom Bossung......................... Head Athletic Trainer Justin Wenzel........................Asst. Athletic Trainer Luke Wyatt.............................. Equipment Manager Chris Singleton.............Asst. Equipment Manager Gary Veach..............................Equipment Assistant Gina Owens............................... Business Manager Bart Smith..................................Associate Dir., NCC Cierra Gillison........................ Academic Counselor Eugene Henderson............. Academic Counselor Max-Maurice Martin......... Academic Counselor John Thorpe.........Asst. Dir., Operations/Facilities Jeannie Stotts.............................Travel Coordinator Allison Bradley............................................Marketing

VANDERBILT RADIO CREW Joe Fisher............................................Play-by-Play John Gromos................................................Analyst Mitch Light..................................Sideline Reporter Bob Horner................................................ Producer

Game Date: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 (11 a.m., CT) Game Site: LP Field, Nashville, Tenn. (67,000) Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl President/CEO: Scott Ramsey Bowl Media Contact: Michael Graham Michael.Graham@dvl.com • (615) 244-1818 Media Headquarters: Renaissance Nashville Hotel 611 Commerce Street, Nashville • (615) 255-8400 vanderbilt headquarters: Opryland Hotel Television: ESPN, Carter Blackburn (PBP)/ Rod Gilmore (analyst)/Jemele Hill (sidelines) Vanderbilt Radio: NewsRadio AM-1510 WLAC

TENTATIVE MEDIA SCHEDULE All times subject to change; all times Central

Note to Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl media: Final 10 minutes of Dec. 26-28 practices are open to media outlets. Interviews with Coach Franklin and Vanderbilt student-athletes take place after practice. WednesdAY, Dec. 26 4:45-6:00 pm ....................................Practice @ Vanderbilt THursday, Dec. 27 1:50-3:45 pm ......................................Practice @ Vanderbilt Friday, Dec. 28 1:40-3:40 pm ......................................Practice @ Vanderbilt 7:00 pm ...........Official Welcome Party, General Jackson Saturday, Dec. 29 7:30 am..............................FCA Prayer Breakfast, Opryland 11:45 am-1:00 pm ...........Practice @ Vanderbilt (closed) 2-3:00 pm......Head Coaches Press Conference, LP Field 5:45 pm .................................................. SunTrust VIP Dinner, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum 5-6:00 pm .....Coaches' Radio Show, Student Life Center Sunday, Dec. 30 9:00 am ......Franklin American Mortgage Coaches Brunch, Wildhorse Saloon 12:50-2:00 pm....................Practice @ Vanderbilt (closed) 5-7:00 pm .....Battle of the Bands, 2nd Ave. & Broadway 7-10:00 pm ........Vanderbilt Bowl Celebration, Wildhorse Monday, Dec. 31 8-11:00 am .......Commodore Tailgate (south end of stadium) 8:45 am .........................'Dore Alley (south end of stadium) 11:00 am ....Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl kickoff, LP Field

Vanderbilt vs North Carolina State....... Pages 2-3 The Year in Photos................................................4-5 Vanderbilt Music City Bowl Notes...................6-15 Updating Commodore Records........................... 16 Vanderbilt Depth Chart.......................................... 17 Numerical Roster/Pronunciations.................18-19 Vanderbilt Bowl History/Game Recaps.........20-22 Vanderbilt Bowl Records.................................23-26 The Commodore Staff......................................27-35 Head Coach James Franklin...................27-30 Assistant Coaches....................................31-33 University, Student Athletics Officials....... 34 Football Support Staff................................... 35 Meet the Commodores................................... 36-61 2012 Vanderbilt Statistics................................62-85 Overall Team Statistics................................. 63 Individual Statistical Leaders.................63-66 Individual (Game-by-Game)....................67-69 Offensive & Defensive Starters................... 70 Team Statistics..........................................70-72 The Last Time............................................73-74 2012 Game Recaps...................................75-85 2012 SEC Statistics...........................................86-87 2012 – The Year in Photos..................................... 88

MUSIC CITY BOWL GUIDE CREDITS ON THE COVERS: The Vanderbilt senior class has been instrumental in securing back-to-back postseason bowl appearances for the Commodore football program. Images of 15 seniors grace three covers of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Guide. The inside front cover features Head Coach James Franklin with seven Commodore juniors. Printing: Franklin Graphics, Nashville. sTaff: The Vanderbilt Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Guide was produced by the Athletic Communications staff. Football SID Larry Leathers was the publication coordinator. Staffers Kyle Parkinson, Chris Weinman, Andy Boggs, Ryan Schulz, Brandon Barca, Michael Scholl, Robynn Candish and intern Weston Pletcher contributed. Schulz designed the covers. Photos: Images were provided by Vanderbilt photographers John Russell, Joe Howell, Daniel Dubois, Steve Green and Anne Raynor. Freelancers Stan Jones and Bob Leverone provided action images. Athletic Communications: Rod Williamson....Dir., Communications/Bowling Larry Leathers..............Primary Football Contact (615) 343-6437 • larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu

Kyle Parkinson.............. Secondary FB/Baseball Brandon Barca.............Website co-Coordinator Andy Boggs............................Basketball (M)/Golf Ryan Schulz...................Website co-Coordinator Michael Scholl...........Basketball (W)/X-Country Chris Weinman.........Editor/Commodore Nation Weston Pletcher......................Tennis/Swimming

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Vanderbilt Commodores COMMODORE QUICK FACTS

2012 Vanderbilt SCHEDULE 8-4, 5-3 (4th-SEC East)

A Quick Look

Date AP/USAT Opponent (TV) Aug. 30 -/- #9 SOUTH CAROLINA (ESPN) -/- Northwestern (FSN) Sept. 8 -/- Presbyterian (CSS) Sept. 15 -/- #5 Georgia (ESPN2) Sept. 22 -/- Missouri (FSN) Oct. 6 -/- #4 FLORIDA (ESPNU) Oct. 13 -/- AUBURN (SEC Network) Oct 20 -/- Massachusetts (FSN) Oct. 27 -/- Kentucky (ESPNU) Nov. 3 -/- Ole Miss (ESPNU) Nov. 10 Tennessee (ESPNU) Nov. 17 rv/rv

Head Coach....... James Franklin (2nd year) Career Record..........................................14-11 2012 Team Record.......................................8-4 2012 SEC Record.......... 5-3 (4th in SEC East) BCS Rank........................................................r/v AP Rank..........................................................r/v USA Today/Coaches' Rank........................r/v Home..............................................................4-2 Away...............................................................4-2 Home Attendance...............................227,160 Average Home Attendance................ 37,860 Bowls..............................................................6th All-Time Bowl Record............................. 2-2-1 Last Bowl...................2011 AutoZone Liberty Last Bowl W/L..................Cincinnati (L, 24-31)

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Wake Forest (ESPNU)

Zac Stacy

(SEC/NCAA) Scoring Offense.............................. 29.3 (9/60) Total Offense..................................392.6 (7/70) Rushing Offense............................170.4 (6/55) Passing Offense............................222.2 (8/70)

L, 13-17 L, 13-23 W, 58-0 L, 3-48 W, 19-15 L, 17-31 W, 17-13 W, 49-7 W, 40-0 W, 27-26 W, 41-18

W, 55-21

2012 VANDERBILT INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing

Team Offense

Site Result Nashville, Tenn. Evanston, Ill. Nashville, Tenn. Athens, Ga. Columbia, Mo. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Lexington, Ky. Oxford, Miss. Nashville, Tenn. Winston-Salem, N.C.

Brian Kimbrow Wesley Tate

Passing

G Att. Net. Avg. TD Long Avg./G 12 12 12

182 65 98

1,034 415 362

5.7 6.4 3.7

9 3 7

90 74 25

86.2 34.6 30.2

G Effic. Comp.-Att.-INT Pct. Yards TD Avg./G

Jordan Rodgers Austyn Carta-Samuels

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(SEC/NCAA) Scoring Defense............................. 18.3 (5/15) Total Defense.................................325.8 (5/17) Rushing Defense..........................150.6 (9/52) Passing Defense...........................175.8 (3/20)

Receiving

G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G

Jordan Matthews Chris Boyd Wesley Tate Kris Kentera

12 12 12 12

General Information

Defense

UA-A-TT TFL/Yds. Sacks INT PBU FF-FR QH 48-25-73 3.5-9 1.0-4 1-17 1 1/0 0 51-21-72 2.0-6 0.0-0 0-0 2 1/0 0 35-36-71 11.5-48 6.0-38 0-0 0 1/0 3 29-27-56 2.0-4 1.0-3 1-0 5 1/0 3 31-16-47 10.5-31 2.0-12 0-0 4 1/1 2 35-12-47 2.0-2 0.0-0 2-68 11 0/1 0 20-14-34 8.5-39 3.0-28 0-0 2 0-1 6

Team Defense

Location.................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded ..................................................... 1873 Undergraduate Enrollment.................... 6,875 Nickname...................................Commodores Colors......................................Black and Gold Stadium..................Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350) All-Time Record................. 571-579-50 (.497) Chancellor...................... Nicholas S. Zeppos Director of Athletics................David Williams II Conference............................... Southeastern Marching Band......................... Spirit of Gold Primary Football SID............ Larry Leathers ......................larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Secondary Football SID......Kyle Parkinson .....................kyle.parkinson@vanderbilt.edu Athletic Communciations......(615) 322-4121 Vanderbilt Athletics Website: VUCommodores.com Vanderbilt Football Twitter: @VandyFootball SEC Official Website: SECsports.com

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Kenny Ladler Javon Marshall Chase Garnham Archibald Barnes Karl Butler Andre Hal Walker May

140.2 144.9

87 46 10 10

175-294-5 14-24-0

1,262 756 106 98

59.5 58.3

14.5 16.4 10.6 9.8

2,431 208

7 4 1 2

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78 60 25 25

221.0 41.6

105.2 63.0 8.8 8.2

2012 Southeastern Conference Standings

Eastern Division Georgia Florida South Carolina Vanderbilt Missouri Tennessee Kentucky

SEC 7-1 7-1 6-2 5-3 2-6 1-7 0-8

Pct. Overall Pct. .875 11-2 .846 .875 11-1 .917 .750 10-2 .833 .625 8-4 .667 .250 5-7 .417 .125 5-7 .417 .000 2-10 .167

WEStern Division Alabama LSU Texas A&M Mississippi State Ole Miss Arkansas Auburn

SEC 7-1 6-2 6-2 4-4 3-5 2-6 0-8

Pct. Overall Pct. Bowl Game (opponent) .875 12-1 .9246 BCS Natl. Championship (Notre Dame) .750 10-2 .833 Chick-fil-A (Clemson) .750 10-2 .833 AT&T Cotton (Oklahoma) .500 8-4 .667 Taxslayer.com Gator (Northwestern) .375 6-6 .500 BBVA Compass (Pittsburgh) .250 4-8 .333 .000 3-9 .250

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Bowl Game (opponent) Capital One (Nebraska) Gator (Louisville) Outback (Michigan) Franklin Amer. Mortgage Music City (N.C. State)


NOrth Carolina State WOLFPACK 2012 NORTH CAROLINA STATE Schedule Date AP/USAT Opponent (TV) Aug. 31 -/- Tennessee (ESPNU) -/- Connecticut (ESPN3) Sept. 8 -/- SOUTH ALABAMA (ESPN3) Sept. 15 -/- THE CITADEL (ESPN3) Sept. 22 -/- Miami, Fla. (ESPNU) Sept. 29 -/- #3 FLORIDA STATE (ESPN2) Oct. 6 -/- Maryland (ESPNU) Oct. 20 -/- North Carolina (ACC) Oct. 27 -/- VIRGINIA (ACC) Nov. 03 -/- WAKE FOREST (RSN) Nov. 10 Nov. 17 -/- #9 Clemson (ESPN2) -/- BOSTON COLLEGE (ESPN3) Nov. 24

7-5, 4-4 (ACC)

Site Result Georgia Dome, Atlanta L, 21-35 Hartford, Conn. W, 10-7 Raleigh, N.C. W, 31-7 Raleigh, N.C. W, 52-14 Miami, Fla. L, 37-44 Raleigh, N.C. W, 17-16 College Park, Md. W, 20-18 Chapel Hill, N.C. L, 35-43 Raleigh, N.C. L, 6-33 Raleigh, N.C. W, 37-6 Clemson, S.C. L, 48-62 Raleigh, N.C. W, 27-10

2012 NORTH CAROLINA STATE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Shadrach Thornton Tony Creecy Brandon Barnes

G Att. Net Avg. TD Long Avg./G 9 142 655 4.6 3 27 72.8 10 118 433 3.7 4 43 43.3 8 44 125 2.8 1 15 15.6

Passing

G Effic. Comp.-Att.-INT 12 131.6 511-295-14

Receiving

G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G 12 48 761 15.9 2 73 63.4 12 46 670 14.6 6 83 55.8 12 43 615 14.3 10 68 51.2 12 31 333 10.7 2 35 27.8 10 28 132 4.7 1 15 13.2

Mike Glennon

Quintin Payton Tobais Palmer Bryan Underwood Mario Carter Tony Creecy

Defense

Earl Wolff Brandan Bishop Rickey Dowdy Sterling Lucas Dontae Johnson David Amerson

Pct. Yards TD Avg./G 57.7 3648 30 304.0

UA-A-TT TFL/Yds. Sacks INT PBU FF-FR QBH 67-43-110 4.0-7 0.0-0 2-35 8 1/1 0 67-32-99 3.0-11 0.0-0 3-14 9 2/1 0 43-38-81 13.5-35 3.5-13 0-0 2 0/2 4 36-42-78 5.5-17 2.0-10 1-0 3 0/1 4 50-15-65 6.0-30 1.0-15 0-0 5 0/0 2 42-12-54 0.5-1 0.0-0 5-82 16 0/0 0

2012 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Conference Standings Atlantic Conf. Pct. Overall Florida State 7-1 .875 11-2 Clemson 7-1 .875 10-2 North Carolina State 4-4 .500 7-5 Wake Forest 3-5 .375 5-7 Maryland 2-6 .250 4-8 Boston College 1-7 .125 2-10

Pct. Bowl Game (Opponent) .846 Discovery Orange (Northern Illinois) .833 Chick-fil-A (LSU) .583 Franklin Amer. Mortgage Music City (Vanderbilt) .417 .333 .167

Coastal Conf. Pct. Overall North Carolina 5-3 .625 8-4 Miami (Fla.) 5-3 .625 7-5 Georgia Tech 5-3 .625 6-7 Virginia Tech 4-4 .500 6-6 Duke 3-5 .375 6-6 Virginia 2-6 .250 4-8

Pct. .667 .583 .461 .500 .500 .333

WOLFPACK QUICK FACTS A Quick Look

Head Coach:............. Dana Bible (acting) Career Record:......................................n/a 2012 Team Record:................................ 7-5 2012 ACC Record..... 4-4 (3rd in ACC Atlantic) BCS Rank:...............................................n/a AP Rank:.................................................n/a USA Today Coaches’ Rank:.................n/a Home....................................................... 5-1 Away....................................................... 2-3 Neutral.................................................... 0-1 Home Attendance......324,636 (six games) Average Home Attendance..............54,106 Bowls.................................................... 27th Bowl Record...................................14-11-1 Last Bowl.....................................2011 Belk Last Bowl W/L......... Louisville (W, 31-24)

Team Offense

(ACC/NCAA) Scoring Offense........................28.4 (7/72) Total Offense............................420.9 (3/51) Rushing Offense....................116.9 (2/109) Passing Offense......................304.0 (2/20)

Team Defense

(ACC/NCAA) Scoring Defense.......................24.6 (3/45) Total Defense...........................419.7 (6/80) Rushing Defense.....................157.9 (7/60) Passing Defense.....................261.9 (9/97)

General Information

Location........................................Raleigh, N.C. Founded........................................................1887 Undergraduate Enrollment.................. 22,100 Nickname...........................................Wolfpack Colors............................................Red & White Stadium.........Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583) All-Time Record...................551-536-55 (.506) Chancellor.............................Randy Woodson Director of Athletics................ Deborah Yow Conference............................... Atlantic Coast Marching Band ....Power Sound of the South Media Relations Dir.......... Annabelle Myers .........................annabelle_myers@ncsu.edu Assistant FB SID...................Brian Reinhardt ............................ brian_reinhardt@ncsu.edu Media Relations Phone.........(919) 515-2102

Bowl Game (Opponent) n/a n/a Hyundai Sun (Southern California) Russell Athletic (Rutgers) Belk (Cincinnati)

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes A PROGRAM FIRST: Back-to-Back Bowl Appearances... Vanderbilt will make its sixth postseason appearance in its 121-year Year Bowl/Opponent.............................. Result history when the 1955 Gator/Auburn ...............................W, 25-13 Commodores play North 1974 Peach/Texas Tech.............................T, 6-6 1982 Hall of Fame/Air Force................. L, 28-36 Carolina State in the 15th 2008 Music City/Boston College........W, 16-14 Annual Franklin American 2011 Liberty Bowl/Cincinnati............... L, 24-31 Music City Bowl on Dec. 31, 2011 in Nashville. The Music City Bowl appearance will have historical significance for the Commodores. For the first time in program history, Vanderbilt will be enjoying back-to-back bowl games. In 2011, Vanderbilt played Cincinnati

VANDERBILT'S ALL-TIME BOWLS

in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl held in Memphis. The Commodores are 2-2-1 all-time in postseason bowls. The Vanderbilt victories have come in the 2008 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (16-14 over Boston College) and 1955 Gator Bowl (25-13 over Auburn). Vanderbilt also tied Texas Tech 6-6 in the 1974 Peach Bowl. The losses were close high-scoring affairs, 31-24 to Cincinnati in the 2011 Liberty Bowl and 36-28 to Air Force in the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl. This also will mark the first time that Vanderbilt has ever returned to a bowl location. James Franklin has enjoyed instant success as Vanderbilt's head coach, guiding the Commodores to consecutive bowl appearances in his first two years on campus.

...DURING A YEAR OF HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT BY VANDERBILT Most Victories in Season in Three Decades

Vanderbilt's eight regular season wins are the most since the Commodores went 8-3 in 1982 en route to the Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham.

SIX-GAME WIN STREAK TO END REGULAR SEASON

Vanderbilt ended the season riding a six-game win streak, the team's longest since a six-game stretch in the 1982 season. The last year Vanderbilt put together six wins to conclude its season was 1948.

UNDEFEATED NOVEMBER

The Commodores were 4-0 in November, beating Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wake Forest by a combined 163-65 margin. It was the first time since 1982 that Vanderbilt enjoyed an undefeated November.

WINNING ON THE ROAD

The Commodores under James Franklin won four road games in the 2012 season, including three in SEC action. This marks the most road victories by a Vanderbilt squad since 1948.

FIVE VICTORIES IN SEC ACTION

Vanderbilt was 5-3 in Southeastern Conference play this year. The 1935 Commodores were the only other Vanderbilt squad to reach five league victories in a season.

SOARING ENTHUSIASM AMONG FAN BASE

Enthusiasm among the Commodore fan base continues to soar due to Franklin's improvement of the program. Attendance increased nearly 15 percent this season in renovated Vanderbilt Stadium.

Five Offensive Games with 40+ Points

The Vanderbilt offense tallied more than 40 points against five foes this year. It was the first time since 1915 the Commodores put together that many 40+ point games.

DECISIVE VICTORIES IN SEC PLAY

Under Franklin, Vanderbilt has won four SEC games by 23 or more points, including Tennessee this year by a 41-18 margin. From 1957-2010, Vanderbilt had four total wins against SEC opponents by 23+ points.

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Franklin Accomplishment: Most Wins In First Two Seasons Since 1904 Head Coach James Franklin is off to one of the most successful two-year coaching starts in team history. No Vanderbilt coach since before World War I has posted more victories in the first two years of his tenure than Franklind. The Commodores are 14-11 under Franklin's direction. With 14 wins under his belt, Franklin has more total victories than all but one of Vanderbilt's 16 second-year head coaches. The only former coach with more wins this early in his Commodore tenure was eventual Hall of Famer Dan McGugin.

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Wins by Vandy Coaches During FIRST TWO YEARS Coach

Seasons Record

Dan McGugin James Franklin Bill Edwards Steve Sloan Red Sanders Gerry DiNardo Fred Pancoast Bill Pace Doby Bartling Woody Widenhofer Watson Brown Art Guepe Jack Green Rod Dowhower Bobby Johnson George MacIntyre

1904-05 2011-12 1949-50 1973-74 1940-41 1991-92 1975-76 1967-68 1944-45 1997-98 1986-87 1953-54 1963-64 1995-96 2002-03 1979-80

16-1 14-11 12-9 12-9-2 11-8-1 9-13 9-13 7-11-2 6-6-1 5-17 5-17 5-14 4-13-3 4-18 4-20 3-19


Vanderbilt Bowl Notes VANDERBILT'S RECORD WHEN... Playing at home ....................................................... 4-2 Playing on the road.................................................. 4-2 Playing during the day............................................. 4-0 Playing at night......................................................... 4-4 Vandy facing SEC opponent.................................... 5-3 Vandy facing non-SEC opponent............................ 3-1 Vanderbilt scores on first possession................... 4-1 Opponent scores on first possession.................... 2-2 Vanderbilt scores first............................................. 6-2 Opponent scores first.............................................. 2-2 Vanderbilt leads after 1st quarter.......................... 5-2 Opponent leads after 1st quarter........................... 2-2 Teams are tied after 1st quarter............................. 1-0 Vanderbilt leads at halftime.................................... 6-1 Opponent leads at halftime..................................... 1-2 Teams are tied at halftime....................................... 1-1 Vanderbilt leads after 3rd quarter.......................... 6-2 Opponent leads after 3rd quarter.......................... 1-2 Teams are tied after 3rd quarter............................ 1-0 Vanderbilt has more total yards............................. 6-1 Opponent has more total yards.............................. 2-3 Vanderbilt has more rushing yards........................ 7-0 Opponent has more rushing yards......................... 1-4 Vanderbilt has more passing yards....................... 6-3 Opponent has more passing yards........................ 2-1 Vanderbilt has more turnovers............................... 4-3 Opponent has more turnovers................................ 3-1 Teams have equal turnovers................................... 1-0 Vanderbilt has more penalties................................ 3-1 Opponent has more penalties................................. 3-2 Teams have equal penalties................................... 2-1 Vanderbilt has more time of possession............... 3-1 Opponent has more time of possession................ 5-3 Vanderbilt has 100-yard rusher.............................. 3-0 Opponent has 100-yard rusher............................... 1-4 Vanderbilt scores at least 20 points...................... 6-0 Vanderbilt scores less than 20 points................... 2-4 Opponent scores at least 20 points....................... 2-2 Opponent scores less than 20 points.................... 6-2 Playing on natural grass.......................................... 1-2 Playing on artificial surface.................................... 7-2 Vanderbilt defense scores...................................... 2-0 Opponent defense scores....................................... 1-0 Vanderbilt special teams score.............................. 2-0 Opponent special teams score............................... 1-0

2012 Cumulative Score: Vanderbilt With 133-Point Edge Vanderbilt outscored its 12 regular season foes by a 352-219 margin. It marks just the 12th year since 1948 that the Commodores have accomplished the feat. The 133-point differential is the second largest in modern Commodore gridiron history. Since World War II, the only point differential larger than this season came during the 1955 campaign when Vanderbilt outscored its opponents by 154 points for the season (240-86).

Jordan Matthews

Andre Hal

Wesley Johnson

Richard Kent

Carey Spear

Zac Stacy

Six Commodore Standouts Earn All-SEC Honors Six Vanderbilt student-athletes, paced by record-setting wide receiver Jordan Matthews, earned postseason All-Southeastern Conference honors from either Associated Press sportswriters or the conference's 14 head coaches. Matthews, a junior from Madison, Ala., was a unanimous First Team All-SEC selection after establishing a new team record with 1,262 receiving yards. Joining Matthews on the AP All-SEC team were three second team picks: senior running back Zac Stacy, junior cornerback Andre Hal and junior placekicker Carey Spear. The coaches selected senior punter Richard Kent to their second team. Junior offensive lineman Wesley Johnson earned AP honorable mention. It marks the first time since 2007 that four Vanderbilt student-athletes were named to the AP All-SEC team. Matthews also is the first Commodore to earn first team honors since cornerback D.J. Moore in 2008. Matthews has 87 catches on the season, the second highest reception total ever by a Commodores. In addition to his 1,262 receiving yards, Matthews has eight touchdown catches. He also ranks second in the SEC in both receptions and receiving yards. Stacy is the only current Commodore to earn back-to-back All-SEC recognition. The team's all-time leading rusher with 3,036 yards and 29 touchdowns, Stacy became the first Commodore to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons when he surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in Vanderbilt's regular season finale. He finished with 1,034 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Stacy is just the eighth SEC running back to produce back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the last decade and the 30th back in conference history to surpass 3,000 career rushing yards. Hal, a product of Port Allen, La., shared the SEC lead with 13 passes defended. The junior defensive back finished with career highs of 35 solo tackles, 47 total tackles and one fumble recovery. Hal's two interceptions also played a huge role in Vanderbilt's 41-18 win over Tennessee. Spear, from Mayfield Village, Ohio, put together the best season ever by a Vanderbilt placekicker, setting team records with 19 field goals and 81 points scored by a kicker. Spear topped all SEC kickers (with at least 14 field goal attempts) with a 86.4 percent success rate. On the season, he was 19-of-22, including 14-of-14 inside 43 yards. Kent, from Marietta, Ga., also enjoyed a career year, averaging 44.8 yards on 54 punts. Nineteen of Kent's punts were downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He had 16 punts of 50-plus yards, including four beyond 60 yards. Johnson, a redshirt junior from Nashville, started at both tackle positions this season, and has started all 37 games of his Commodore career.

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Vanderbilt-NC State Series

2012 'Dores: Improved Over 2011

★ Meeting Between Schools: 2nd ★ Series Record: Vanderbilt leads 1-0 ★ Previous Meeting: Vanderbilt 7 – NC State 0 (1946) The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl matchup will mark just the second meeting ever between Vanderbilt and North Carolina State. In the only previous meeting, the Commodores under eventual College Football Hall of Fame recipient Red Sanders registered a 7-0 victory in Nashville over a No. 20-ranked Wolfpack squad in 1946 as the nation was coming out of World War II. Remarkably, the victory was Vanderbilt's fifth of the season – all coming as shutouts.

Statistics show that James Franklin's 8-4 2012 Commodores are improved over his initial Category 2012 Avg. 2011 Avg. Diff. Record 8-4 6-6 +2 team that appeared in the Scoring Offense 29.3 26.9 -2.4 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Total Offense 392.6 342.8 +49.8 Vanderbilt's two-game Rushing Offense 170.4 167.6 +2.8 improvement this season Avg. Per Play Offense 5.8 5.3 +0.5 in overall record is the Passing Offense 222.2 175.2 +47.0 most obvious stat Pass Efficiency 140.7 114.7 +26.0 supporting that fact. First Downs 19.1 17.4 +1.7 Scoring Defense 18.3 20.8 +2.5 Quite simply, the 2012 Total Defense 326.4 324.6 -1.8 Commodores are Rushing Defense 150.6 123.0 -26.4 producing more points, Passing Defense 175.8 201.6 +25.8 total yards and first Avg. Per Play Defense 4.7 4.9 +0.2 downs on offense – and Pass Efficiency Defense 99.8 114.6 +14.8 allowing fewer points First Downs Allowed 17.7 17.9 +.2 and first downs on Net Punting 39.3 38.8 +0.5 Punt Returns 10.5 6.2 +4.3 defense. Turnover Margin -5 +2 -7 This year, Vanderbilt Time of Possession 29:57 29:56 +:01 is averaging 29.3 points, Penalty Yards 47.8 51.2 +3.4 2.4 more than a year ago. 3rd Down Conv. % (Off.) 34% 35% -1% They are also averag3rd Down Conv. % (Def.) 31% 37% +6% ing 49.8 more yards of QB Sacks 28 24 +4 QB Sacks Allowed 23 25 +2 offense: 47 passing and This comparison is through the complete 2.8 rushing. The improved regular season of the 2011-12 seasons. production has the 2012 Commodores posting 1.7 more first downs. The 2012 offense also is averaging 5.8 yards per play, a 0.5-yard improvement over last year. On defense, the 2012 Commodores also are faring better than a 2011 unit that ranked among the most improved defenses in the nation. The 2012 defense has registered two shutouts for the first time in nearly 50 years. The unit is allowing 18.2 points a game, 2.5 points less than last year. The 2012 squad also has more sacks – and is allowing less sacks by opposing defenses. The current team is also getting flagged for 4.3 fewer yards in penalties. The only stat where the 2012 Commodores are not getting the results of a year ago is in turnovers. This year, Vanderbilt has been one of the nation's best in limiting turnovers, committing just 18 after having 27 turnovers in the 2011 regular season. The improved ball security has not translated to improved turnover margin because Vanderbilt has forced just 13 turnovers this season.

Vanderbilt: 68-61-5 vs. ACC Teams Vanderbilt is 68-61-5 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Vanderbilt concluded the regular season with a 55-21 victory vs. Wake Forest of the ACC. In the last decade, the 'Dores are 6-6 vs. ACC teams. Vanderbilt's last postseason win came in the 2008 Music City Bowl against Boston College of the ACC

Vanderbilt vs. The ACC ACC Member VU Record Last Meeting Boston College 1-2-0 2008 Clemson 3-1-0 1960 Duke 7-4-0 2008 Georgia Tech 15-19-3 2009 Maryland 8-4-0 1987 Miami (Fla.) 4-4-0 1981 North Carolina 5-8-0 1982 North Carolina State 1-0-0 1946 Virginia 12-7-2 1975 Virginia Tech 3-6-0 1989 Wake Forest 9-6-0 2012 VU all-time vs the ACC 68-61-5

Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl ★ Music City Bowl Appearance: 2nd ★ Music City Bowl Record: Vanderbilt leads 1-0 ★ Previous Music City Bowl Game: VU 16 – Boston College 14 (2008) Vanderbilt has made one previous appearance in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, facing No. 24-ranked Boston College in the 2008 edition. The game marked Vanderbilt's first postseason bowl appearance in 26 years. A 45-yard field goal by Bryant Hahnfeldt with 3:26 to play gave the Commodores their winning margin. Vanderbilt won the game on the strength of a 3-0 advantage in turnovers. One of BC's turnovers was a fumbled punt return recovered for a Vanderbilt score.

Vanderbilt ALL-TIME AT LP FIELD ★ Vanderbilt Appearance at LP Field: 4th ★ Vanderbilt Record at LP Field: 1-2 ★ Last Appearance at LP Field: Vanderbilt 16-Boston College 14, 2008 Music City Bowl Vanderbilt's 16-14 victory over Boston College in the 2008 Music City Bowl marked the team's first victory in LP Field after regular season losses to Tennessee in 2000 and 2002.

MUSIC CITY BOWL STARTED ON CAMPUS The first Music City Bowl pitting Virginia Tech vs. Alabama was played Dec. 29, 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium. The bowl moved to newly opened LP Field the following year.

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2011-12 STATISTICAL COMPARISON

All Four Vanderbilt Losses Come to Teams Ranked in the BCS Top 25 All four teams that have topped Vanderbilt this season are ranked in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Poll, including three listed among the Top Ten teams in the nation. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina from the SEC East Division are ranked No. 3, No. 7 and No. 10, respectively, in the BCS poll released Dec. 2. The fourth opponent, Northwestern, is No. 20 in the latest ballot. The combined record of the four teams that have defeated Vanderbilt this year is 41-8.

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK RECIPIENTS CAREY SPEAR

Specialist of the Week , Nov. 24 (Wake Forest)

Carey Spear (Jr., PK) was recognized as SEC Specialist of the Week for his strong kicking performance in the Commodores' 55-21 win at Wake Forest. Spear became the first Vanderbilt kicker since 1996 to make two field goals of at least 50 yards in a game against the Demon Deacons. Spear converted from 50 and a career-long 52 yards. The performance allowed Spear to post 81 total points, breaking the team record for points scored by a placekicker in a single season. Spear made his last 10 field goal attempts, including four beyond 43 yards. He also had two field goals in his last four games.

ANDRE HAL

Def. Player of the Week , Nov. 17 (Tennessee)

Eight Vanderbilt Team Captains Eight veterans, including three offensive contributors and four defensive players, serve as Vanderbilt team captains this season. The collection represents both the Commodore junior and senior classes .

Archibald BarneS.............................................R-Sr. • Linebacker

Ranks fourth on team with 60 tackles as senior. Ranks second on team with 86 solo tackles and 145 total tackles during four-year career.

Wesley Johnson............................................ R-Jr. • Offensive Line One of SEC's best and most versatile offensive linemen. Started at center, guard and tackle as sophomore. Has started 37 consecutive games.

Javon Marshall...........................................................R-Jr. • Safety

Leads defense with 58 solo tackles with starts in every game. Shared starting safety role in 2011, making 42 total tackles and grabbing two picks.

Andre Hal (Jr., CB) earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after his impressive individual performance in Vanderbilt's 41-18 home rout of Tennessee. Hal posted two interceptions against the Volunteers, returning each inside the Tennessee 20-yard line. The Commodore offense quickly scored touchdowns after each interception to break the game open.

Walker May........................................................ R-Jr. • Defensive End

WALKER MAY

Jordan Rodgers............................................... R-Sr. • Quarterback

Def. Lineman of the Week , Nov. 10 (Ole Miss)

Walker May (R-Jr., DE) was recognized as the SEC's Defensive Lineman of the Week for his strong defensive effort in Vanderbilt's 27-26 comeback win at Ole Miss. May, a native of Birmingham, Ala., set career highs with six solo tackles and three tackles for loss in the win that gave Vanderbilt bowl eligibility for the second consecutive season. The defensive co-captain's performance also included a key 14-yard quarterback sack.

WESLEY JOHNSON

Off. Lineman of the Week , Nov. 3 (Kentucky)

Wesley Johnson (R-Jr., OT) was recognized as SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his superb blocking effort in Vanderbilt's 40-0 shutout win at Kentucky. The Nashville native blocked at an 87 percent grade, frequently springing Commodore backs for big gains. Johnson and his offensive line mates paved the way for 227 yards rushing and 220 yards through the air as Vanderbilt produced a season-high 29 first downs.

CAREY SPEAR

Specialist of the Week , Nov. 3 (Kentucky)

Carey Spear (Jr., PK) was recognized as SEC Specialist of the Week for his strong kicking effort in the Commodores' shutout victory at Kentucky. Spear made two field goals in the victory, including a 48-yarder.

JOE TOWNSEND

Off. Lineman of the Week, Oct. 20 (Auburn)

Joe Townsend (So., center) was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after Vanderbilt's 17-13 win over Auburn. The native of Hendersonville, Tenn., recorded 10 knockdown blocks in his second career start, helping pave the way for the Commodores to record 209 rushing yards. Of his 10 knockdown blocks, four helped spring Commodore rushers for a touchdown or a first down.

RICHARD KENT

Co-Specialist of the Week, Oct. 6 (Missouri)

Richard Kent (R-Sr., punter) shared SEC Specialist of the Week honors after his punting performance in the team's 19-15 road win at Missouri. Kent, from Marietta, Ga., punted six times, pinning Mizzou inside the 20 on two occasions. In addition, the Tigers were limited to three return yards after entering with one of the nation's best return games.

Has 40 tackles, including 10.5 resulting for losses, three sacks and six QB hurries. Started eight games in 2011, making 30 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss.

Carey Spear................................................................ Jr. • Placekicker Enjoying best season ever by Vandy kicker. Spear is 19-of-22 on field goals, including 14-of-14 inside 43 yards. He is a 2012 All-SEC pick by AP writers.

Enjoying superb year, setting career highs with 2,431 passing yards, 13 TDs and 175 completions. Ranks among team's all-time Top Ten in several QB categories.

Zac Stacy........................................................................................Sr. • RB Team's all-time leading rusher (3,036 yards). Has 1,034 yards this year, earning All-SEC honors from coaches and sportswriters. Team's offensive MVP in 2011, setting team marks with 1,193 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Johnell Thomas................................................................. R-Sr. • DE

Has contributed 27 tackles this year, and nabbed first career interception vs. Tennessee. Started five games last year, contributing 26 tackles and 5 sacks.

VANDERBILT ACTIVE CAREER STATISTICAL LEADERS Category Team Leaders Career Totals Total Offense J. Rodgers/Z. Stacy Total TDs Z. Stacy/J. Matthews Rushing Yards Z. Stacy/W. Norman Rushing Attempts Z. Stacy/W. Norman Rushing TDs Z. Stacy/W. Norman-W. Tate (tie) Passing Yards J. Rodgers/A. Carta-Samuels Pass Attempts J. Rodgers/A. Carta-Samuels Completions J. Rodgers/A. Carta-Samuels Passing TDs J. Rodgers/A. Carta-Samuels Receptions J. Matthews/ C. Boyd Receiving Yards J. Matthews/C. Boyd Receiving TDs J. Matthews/C. Boyd Punt Return Yards J. Krause/J. Cole Kick Return Yards W. Norman/A. Hal Total Tackles K. Ladler/A. Barnes Solo Tackles K. Ladler/A. Barnes Tackles for Loss R. Lohr/W. May Quarterback Sacks R. Lohr/C. Garnham Interceptions T. Wilson/E. Foster Forced Fumbles A. Barnes/J. Marshall Fumbles Recovered Samuels/May-Clarke-Butler (tie) Passes Defended T. Wilson-A. Hal (tie) Career Starts W. Johnson-R. Lohr-R. Kent Consecutive Starts W. Johnson-R. Lohr-R. Kent

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4,264/3,463 29/17 3,036/1,317 556/243 29/8 3,955/208 510/24 283/14 22/1 143/77 2,226/1,229 16/12 499/196 1,628/1,233 190/145 133/86 31.5/20 11/8 5/4 5/3 3/2 15 37 37

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Commodore Defense Ranks among National Leaders

ALL-SEC RUNNING BACK ZaC STACy IS Team's MOST DECORATED rUSHER Zac Stacy (Sr., RB) enters his final game in a Commodore Record Total 3,036 uniform as the team's Career Rushing Yards Career Rushing TDs 29 most decorated Career TDs Scored 29 running back ever. Single-Season Rushing Yards 1,193 (2011) Stacy, the first Single-Season Rushing TDs 14 (tied, 2011) Vanderbilt back to 1,000-Yard Rushing Seasons 2 earn back-to-back Longest Rush 90 yards, at Wake Forest, 2012 All-Southeastern Conference honors since the late 1970s, will conclude his career owning an abundance of team rushing records. Among the Commodore marks Stacy holds entering the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl are 3,036 career rushing yards, 29 career rushing touchdowns and 1,193 rushing yards in a season. Stacy capped the regular season in style, rushing for 180 yards and two scores. His last regular season rush produced the longest carry in team history – a 90-yard Yards Opponent touchdown jaunt. 198 vs. Army, 10/22/2011 Stacy ranks fifth in the SEC with 184 at Wake Forest, 11/26/2012 1,034 rushing yards on 182 carries. 180 at Wake Forest, 11/24/2011 He is averaging 5.7 yards per rush, 174 vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 just 0.2-yard off his career high set 169 169 vs. Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 as a junior in 2011. During the Wake Forest game, Stacy became just the eighth SEC back this decade to produce back-toback 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He also became the 30th SEC back to reach 3,000 career rushing yards. Stacy has nine games of 100-plus rushing yards in his career, trailing only Jermaine Johnson, who had 11 games of 100-plus rushing yards from 1993-95. The Commodores have enjoyed plenty of success when Stacy reaches the 100-yard rushing mark, going 8-1 overall. Stacy's three highest single-game rushing totals are 198 yards vs. Army on Oct. 22, 2011, 184 yards at Wake Forest on Nov. 26, 2011, and 180 yards at Wake Forest on Nov. 24, 2012.

STACY's SCHOOL RECORDS

Stacy's Top rush totals

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The Commodore WHY VANDERBILT DEFENSE RANKS defense ranks among Category Avg. NCAA SEC the finest in years on the Scoring Defense 18.3 15 5 Vanderbilt campus. Total Defense 326.4 17 5 Despite opening the Pass Defense 175.8 10 3 season without three Def. Pass Efficiency 99.8 5 2 current members of NFL Tackles for Loss 93 5 1 rosters and 2010-11 Third-Down Efficiency 31% 12 4 All-SEC linebacker Chris First Downs Allowed 17.7 15 5 Marve, the defense has been one of the top performing units in the nation this season. Coordinated by Bob Shoop, the unit ranks among the NCAA Top 20 in numerous key categories. They currently rank 15th in scoring defense (18.3 ppg.), 17th in total offense (326.4 ypg.) and 10th in pass defense (175.8 ypg.). The unit also ranks even higher in other stats. The Commodores are fifth in the nation with a 99.8 defensive pass efficiency rating and 93 tackles for loss. Scoring Defense Shoop's squad also performs extremely well in third down situations. Year Scoring Def. (Avg.) The team ranks No. 12 in the NCAA in 1974 16.6 1975 18.2 third down efficiency (31 percent) and 2012 18.3 15th in first downs allowed (17.7 pg.). On 18.5 the season, opponents have been limited 1997 2008 19.6 to a quick 3-and-out possession on 33% Team's top scoring defenses of their drives. since 1970 The 18.3-point scoring defense is the third lowest scoring average by the Commodores since the 1960s.

2012 Vanderbilt Offense PRODUCing at high level The Commodore offense is scoring more points than any Vanderbilt unit since the 1940s. Coordinated by John Donovan, the offense is averaging 29.3 points, the program's highest single-season average since 1948. For the first time since 1915, the Vanderbilt offense also has tallied at least 40 points in five games. Scoring OFfense The team's 392.6-yard average of total offense is the most since former Year Scoring Off. (Avg.) 1948 29.8 SEC Offensive Player of the Year Jay 2012 29.3 Cutler was a senior quarterback in 2005 27.2 2005. 2011 26.1 Donovan's offense has shown 1974 26.1 remarkable balance, getting 222.2 yards Vanderbilt's top scoring offenses since World War II. from the passing game and 170.4 yards on the rushing attack. The balance also shows in total first downs where the Commodores have 105 rushing and passing first downs. Directed by a veteran in senior quarterback Jordan Rodgers, the 2012 offense is the first Vanderbilt unit ever to produce a 1,000-yard rusher (Zac Stacy, 1,034 yards) and 1,000-yard receiver (Jordan Matthews, 1,262 yards).

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes vanderbilt Attendance Rises; 15 Percent INcrease on Campus Crowds are coming out to see the Commodores play in 2012. The sellout crowd vs. Tennessee on Nov. 17 was the Commodores' third this season in Vanderbilt Stadium. Earlier, the Florida and Auburn games were played before supportive capacity crowds. Total attendance for the 2012 season in Vanderbilt Stadium was 227,160, an average of 37,860. The Commodores played before 93.8 percent capacity crowds during the team's six home games. Vanderbilt has not enjoyed three sellouts in the same season since 1996 when the Commodores' Attendance Opponent, Date home opener was Notre Dame. 40,350 Tennessee, 11/17/2012 To Vanderbilt players and 40,350 Auburn, 10/20/2012 Florida, 10/13/2012 coaches, the most positive aspect 40,350 38,393 So. Carolina, 8/30/2012 of the increased crowds is the growing popularity of Commodore football. In all three capacity audiences, the crowd was strongly pro-Vanderbilt in its support. The Commodores also enjoyed highly partisan crowds in its three other home games. The crowd for Vanderbilt's home opener vs. South Carolina was 38,885, the largest audience to view a Commodore opener since 2001.

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Commodores Nearing top 25 in PollS Vanderbilt's 8-4 regular season pushed the Commodores to No. 27 in the final regular season polls conducted by Associated Press (writers) and USA Today (coaches). Vanderbilt notched 75 votes in the last USA Today/Coaches Poll, and received 67 votes from AP national writers. Vanderbilt was last ranked on Oct. 18, 2008. The last time Vanderbilt was ranked in the final AP poll was 1948 (No. 12).

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ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

coaches ballot, released Dec. 2, 2012 # SCHOOL (rECOrD) VOTES 1. Notre Dame (12-0) 1470 2. Alabama (12-1) 1417 3. Oregon (11-1) 1313 4. Florida (11-1) 1287 5. Georgia (11-2) 1216 6. Kansas State (11-1) 1190 7. LSU (10-2) 1111 8. Stanford (11-2) 1047 9. Texas A&M (10-2) 1039 10. South Carolina (10-2) 947 11. Oklahoma (10-2) 890 12. Florida State (11-2) 853 13. Clemson (10-2) 769 14. Oregon State (9-3) 663 15. Boise State (10-2) 569 16. Northern Illinois (12-1) 495 17. Northwestern (9-3) 444 18. Louisville (10-2) 409 19. UCLA (9-4) 408 20. Utah State (10-2) 334 21. Nebraska (10-3) 328 22. Michigan (8-4) 278 23. Wisconsin (8-5) 115 24. San Jose State (10-2) 110 25. Texas (8-4) 97

coaches ballot, released Dec. 2, 2012 # SCHOOL (rECOrD) VOTES 1. Notre Dame (12-0) 1500 2. Alabama (12-1) 1424 3. Ohio State (12-0) 1302 4. Florida (11-1) 1279 5. Oregon (11-1) 1250 6. Georgia (11-2) 1213 7. Kansas State (11-1) 1129 8. Stanford (11-2) 1094 9. LSU (10-2) 1051 10. Texas A&M (10-2) 1025 11. South Carolina (10-2) 907 12. Oklahoma (10-2) 851 13. Florida State (11-2) 789 14. Clemson (10-2) 691 15. Oregon State (9-3) 638 16. Northern Illinois (12-1) 534 17. UCLA (9-4) 440 18. Utah State (10-2) 379 19. Michigan (8-4) 306 20. Boise State (10-2) 276 21. Northwestern (9-3) 266 22. Louisville (10-2) 248 23. Nebraska (10-3) 227 24. San Jose State (10-2) 157 25. Kent State (11-2) 117

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Kent State 84, Vanderbilt 75, Cincinnati 46, Tulsa 32, Fresno State 31, Rutgers 29, San Diego State 23, Arkansas State 20, Oklahoma State 15, Mississippi State 9, Arizona State 8, Louisiana Tech 2, USC 2

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Penn State 83, Vanderbilt 67, Wisconsin 62, Texas 51, San Diego State 22, Fresno State 20, Baylor 15, Cincinnati 15, Oklahoma State 15, TCU 14, Arkansas State 13, USC 11, Tulsa 9, Rutgers 6, Ball State 2, North Carolina 1, West Virginia 1

matthews Holds Receiving Mark; CHASinG MORE TEAM RECORDS Jordan Matthews (Jr., WR) has established himself as one of the finest to ever play wide receiver at Vanderbilt. He's also well on his way to putting together one of the most productive seasons ever by a SEC receiver. Matthews' 2012 totals of 87 catches and 1,262 receiving Category Total Team Rank yards rank among Receiving Yards (season) 1,262 (2012) 1st the Top Ten season Receptions (season) 87 (2012) 2nd Receiving Yards (career) 2,226 5th efforts in league Receptions (career) 143 T-6 history. Touchdown Receptions (career) 16 T-6 Only seven other 100+ Receiving Games (season) 7 (2012) 1st SEC receivers have 100+ Receiving Games (career) 10 T-2 caught more than 87 passes in a season. And just eight others have amassed more than 1,262 receiving yards. Matthews had another stellar performance in the regular season finale, catching 10 passes for 144 yards and a TD in the victory at Wake Forest. In the effort, Matthews broke Boo Mitchell's 24-year-old team record for receiving yards. Entering the Music City Bowl, Matthews is 10 receptions shy of the team and Rec. Yards Opponent, Date 170 at Florida, 11/5/2011 SEC record of 97 catches set by 153 at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 Keith Edwards in 1983. 151 vs. Arkansas, 10/29/2011 Matthews is getting more 147 vs. South Carolina, 8/30/2012 recognition for his receiving 144 at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 achievements. Phil Steele's and 131 vs. Florida, 10/13/2012 131 vs. Kentucky, 11/12/2011 CBSSportsline.com named the 118 at Georgia, 9/22/2012 junior to their Third Team All 115 vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2012 America Team. He also became a 112 vs. Massachusetts, 10/27/2012 unanimous First Team All-SEC pick by the coaches and Associated Press in early December. Matthews ranks second in the SEC in receptions and receiving yards. He also leads all SEC receivers with a 109.6-yard average in SEC play. The junior now ranks fifth on the Vanderbilt career receiving yardage list with 2,226 yards and tied for sixth with 143 career catches. The 144-yard effort at Wake Forest was Matthews' seventh game this season of at least 100 receiving yards.

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Where MATTHEWS RANKS

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Vanderbilt's Matthews & Boyd COMBO: SEC's Most Productive Receiving DUO Wide receivers Jordan Matthews (Jr.) and Chris Boyd (R-So.) concluded the regular season as the SEC's most Team SEC Duo Combined Rec. Yards (ypg) productive receiving duo. Vanderbilt Jordan Matthews, Chris Boyd 168.2 Combined, Matthews and Boyd Tennessee Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson 155.1 are averaging 168.2 receiving yards Texas A&M Mike Evans, Ryan Swope 152.6 per game, 13.1 yards more than the Note: Receivers played in minimum of eight games Tennessee duo of Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson (155.1 ypg). Texas A&M's combo of Mike Evans and Ryan Swope (152.6 ypg) ranks third in the conference. In Vanderbilt's season finale at Wake Forest, Matthews and Boyd combined for 13 catches, 179 yards and one TD. The Wake Forest performance by Matthews (10 catches, 144 yards, 1 TDs) and Boyd (3 catches, 35 yards) established them as the all-time leading Commodore receiving combo. The combined receiving yardage of 2,018 surpasses the former team record of 1,880 yards set by Chuck Scott and Keith Edwards in 1983. Matthews also set a new Commodore record with 1,262 receiving yards, earning unanimous First Team All-Southeastern Conference Vanderbilt's Top Career Receiving DUOS honors after the regular season. Matthews trails only Cobi Hamilton of Year Players (Yards) Combined Yards Arkansas in the SEC with 87 catches and 2012 J. Matthews, 1,262; C. Boyd, 756 2,018 1,262 receiving yards. Matthews tops the 1983 C. Scott, 971; K. Edwards , 909 1,880 league with a 109.6-yard receiving 2001 D. Stricker, 1,079; M.J. Garrett, 455 1,534 average in conference games. 1988 B. Mitchell, 1,213; S. Kosanvich, 296 1,509 Matthews' receiving totals also rank 2005 E. Bennett, 876; E. Davis, 619 1,495 high among SEC single-season achievements. His 87-reception total is the eighth highest single-season total in league history. His 1,262 receiving yards ranks No. 9 in SEC history. Boyd ranks 12th in the SEC with 43 catches and 756 receiving yards. Matthews and Boyd both topped 100 receiving yards at Georgia on Sept. 22, becoming just the eighth Vandy duo to ever accomplish the feat.

SEC's TOp Receiving DUOS

Rodgers ENJOYING BeST YEAR at Quarterback Jordan Rodgers (R-Sr., QB) is arguably putting together the second finest season Name Rushing Passing Total Off. ever by a Vanderbilt senior quarterback. 1. Jay Cutler, 2002-05 1,256 8,697 9,953 In Vanderbilt's current six-game win 2. Greg Zolman, 1998-01 -274 7,981 7,607 streak, Rodgers is producing at a very 3. Whit Taylor, 1979-82 420 6,307 6,727 high level while eliminating mistakes. 4. Eric Jones, 1986-88 1,211 5,029 6,240 During those six appearances, Rodgers 5. Kurt Page, 1981-84 -225 6,233 6,008 is completing 63.1 percent of his passes 6. Chris Nickson, 2005-08 1,463 3,406 4,869 7. JORDAN RODGERS, 2011- 474 3,955 4,429 (101-of-160), averaging 227.2 passing yards, and has thrown for 10 touchdowns. Rodgers also has thrown just three INTs during the streak. Passing YARDS BY SENIOR In the season finale, Rodgers was 17-of-23 for 229 yards Player, Year Yards and two TDs, leading Vanderbilt to a win at Wake Forest. 1. Jay Cutler, 2005 3,073 He has thrown two TDs in each of his last five games. 2. Eric Jones, 1988 2,548 For the season, Rodgers has set career highs in every 3. Greg Zolman, 2001 2,512 4. Whit Taylor, 1982 2,481 stat category. He is 175-of-294 for 2,431 yards and 13 TDs. 2,431 His 59.5% completion percentage is the best by a Vanderbilt 5. JORDAN RODGERS, 2012 signal caller since Jay Cutler hit 61% as a junior in 2004. Rodgers is also moving into select company among Vanderbilt quarterbacks. He ranks seventh in career total offense, amassing 4,429 yards (3,955 passing and 474 rushing) in just 18 career starts. Rodgers also ranks fifth all-time among Commodore senior QBs with 2,431 yards. He needs 118 passing yards to move into second place all-time behind Cutler's 3,073-yard total in 2005. Rodgers is 10-8 as a starting quarterback at Vanderbilt.

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VANDERBILT'S SEC, NCAA RANKING Team Category Avg.

SEC NCAA

Scoring Offense Total Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Scoring Defense Total Defense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Efficiency Def. Pass Efficiency Penalties Penalty Yards 3rd Down Conv. % 3rd Down Conv. % (Defense) Red Zone Offense Red Zone Defense QB Sacks QB Sacks Allowed Tackles for Loss Pass Interceptions Interceptions Thrown First Downs First Downs Allowed Time of Possession

9 7 6 8 5 5 9 3 7 6 9 10 8 2 8 8 12 4 12 11 7 5 1 10 3 10 4 6

29.3 392.6 170.4 222.2 18.3 326.4 150.6 175.8 39.3 10.5 20.8 -.4 (-5) 140.7 99.8 6.3 47.8 35% 32% 73% 83% 2.3 (28) 1.9 (23) 7.8 (93) .7 (8) .4 (5) 19.1 17.7 29:57

60 70 54 69 15 17 51 10 22 35 78 T-85 45 5 72 48 100 12 T-105 T-69 36 T-61 5 T-87 T-10 93 15 59

Individual Category Avg.

SEC NCAA

Zac Stacy rushing yards all-purpose yards Jordan Rodgers pass efficiency passing yards total offense Jordan Matthews receptions receiving yards all-purpose yards Chris Boyd receptions receiving yards Brian Kimbrow kickoff returns Jonathan Krause punt returns Caleb Azubike QB sacks Karl Butler tackles for loss Chase Garnham QB sacks tackles for loss Andre Hal interceptions passes defended Kenny Ladler tackles Rob Lohr tackles for loss Javon Marshall tackles Walker May tackles for loss Jared Morse tackles for loss Trey Wilson interceptions passes defended Carey Spear field goals points scored Richard Kent punting

5 7 9 7 7 2 2 4 T-12 12 10 4 T-21 T-11 T-11 T-11 T-20 3 12 T-14 T-21 16 T-23 T-20 T-12 3 10 3

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86.2 103.5 140.2 208.9 226.9 7.3 (87) 105.2 117.7 3.8 (46) 63.0 20.7 11.2 .3 (4) 1.0 (11.5) .5 (5.5) 1.0 (11.5) .2 (2) 1.1 (13) 7.3 .9 (11) 6.7 .9 (10.5) .8 (9) .2 (2) .8 (9) 1.6 (19) 6.8 (81) 44.8

50 87 45 70 64 17 6 47 90 82 20 T-88 T-97 T-88 T-38

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Spear Having All-SEC CAMPAIGN SPEAR'S TEAM RECORDS

Carey Spear (Jr., PK) has produced the best year ever by a Placekicking Rocord Record Vanderbilt placekicker. Most FGs in Season 19 Voted Second Team All-SEC Most Points Scored by Kicker 81 by sportswriters, Spear set a team record with 19 field goals during the 2012 season. He ranked as the SEC's most accurate kicker, making 86.4 percent (19-of-22) on the year. Spear made his last 10 field goal attempts, incuding three beyond 47 yards. He also was perfect inside 43 yards – 14-of-14 – on the season. Spear's only misses are from 44, 46 and 51 yards. In the finale, Spear earned SEC Co-Specialist of the Week honors by hitting two field goals of 50 yards or more, including a career-long 52 yarder. Spear also set a new single-season team mark with 81 points scored.

WILSON: Four INT. RETURNS for TDS Trey Wilson (Sr., CB) is the Commodore all-time leader with four interception returns for touchdowns. Opponent/Date Yards UMass, 10/27/2012 17 The product of Shreveport, La., Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 100 needs one more return for a score Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 52 to match the existing Southeastern Elon, 9/3/2011 21 Conference held by Tennessee's Jackie Walker (1969-71). Wilson has returned both of his interceptions this season for touchdowns. Wilson also tied a team record for the longest interception return with a 100-yard score against Presbyterian on Sept. 15, 2012. He also had a 17-yard touchdown return against UMass on Oct. 27. Remarkably, Wilson has four scores on five career picks. Wilson is one of just three Commodores who have returned multiple interceptions for touchdowns. The others are Dominique Morris (2002-04) and Jay Chesley (1972-75).

WILSON's TD RETURNS

2013 Vanderbilt Schedule Released Vanderbilt will open the 2013 football season at home against perennial SEC rival Ole Miss, the first of seven encounters scheduled on campus. The Vanderbilt-Ole Miss game also serves as the first matchup of the year pairing SEC teams. Later in the 2013 season, the 'Dores will entertain three SEC East foes in Vanderbilt Stadium: Missouri on Oct. 5, Georgia on Oct. 19 and Kentucky on Nov. 16.

2013 Schedule Date Opponent Location 8/31 OLE MISS Nashville 9/7 AUSTIN PEAY Nashville 9/14 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 9/21 UMass Foxboro, Mass. 9/28 UAB Nashville 10/5 MISSOURI Nashville 10/19 GEORGIA Nashville 10/26 Texas A&M College Station, Tex. 11/9 Florida Gainesville, Fla. 11/16 KENTUCKY Nashville 11/23 Tennessee Knoxville 11/30 Wake Forest Nashville

Norman BROTHERS ON OPPOSIng TEAMS Vanderbilt's Warren Norman (R-Jr., RB) will face his younger brother, Art, when the Commodores and Wolfpack meet on New Year's Day. The Commodore back has rushed for 75 yards on 21 carries as a redshirt junior. Art Norman is a sophomore defensive end who shares the North Carolina State team lead with 5.5 quarterback sacks.

VANDERBILT-NC STATE COMPARISON Vandy NC State Team Record 8-4 7-5 Total Points 352 341 Touchdowns Scored 42 44 Points Allowed 219 295 Touchdowns Allowed 24 36 First Downs 229 260 Rushing 105 93 Passing 105 153 Penalty 19 14 Rushing Yardage 2045 1403 Yards Gained Rushing 2381 1763 Yards Lost Rushing [336] [360] Rushing Attempts 483 446 Average Per Rush 4.2 3.1 Average Per Game 170.5 116.9 TDs Rushing 22 11 Passing Yardage 2666 3648 Att-Comp-Int 323-191-5 428-248-16 Average Per Pass 8.3 7.1 Average Per Catch 14.0 12.4 Average Per Game 222.2 304.0 TDs Passing 15 30 Total Offense 4711 5051 Total Plays 806 962 Average Per Play 5.8 5.3 Average Per Game 392.6 420.9 Kick Returns: #-Yards 37-769 45-1052 Average Kick Return 20.8 23.4 Punt Returns: #-Yards 35-366 33-311 Average Punt Return 10.5 9.4 INT Returns: #-Yards 8-243 16-192 Average Int. Return 30.4 12.0 Fumbles-Fumbles Lost 25-13 26-14 Opp. Fumbles-Fumbles Rec. 19-5 12-8 Penalties: #-Yards 75-574 78-566 Average Per Game 47.8 42.8 Punts-Yards 56-2488 72-2788 Average Per Punt 44.4 38.7 Net Punt Average 39.3 35.9 Time of PossESSION 29:57 30:45 3rd-Down Conversions 60/174 82/211 3rd Down Pct. 34% 39% 4th-Down Conversions 14/26 14/26 4th Down Pct. 54% 54% QB Sacks-Yards 28-176 32-219 QB Sacks Allowed-Yards 23-173 36-233 FG Made/Attempts 19/22 12/21 AVG. HOME ATTENDANCE 37,860 54,110

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Vanderbilt: ACROSS-THE-BOARD ATHLETIC SUCCESS In 2011 and 2012, no Division I athletic program has enjoyed greater all-around success with its four revenue sports than Vanderbilt. With the Commodores securing a Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl bid after their 8-4 campaign, Vanderbilt is the only school in Division I sports over the last two years to witness its men's and women's basketball teams and baseball squad making NCAA postseason appearances and its football team participating in bowl games.

'Dores 7-1 Under Franklin IN Non-SEC regular season The Commodores have defeated seven of nine non-conference Year Non-SEC Opponents (W/L) opponents during 2012 Northwestern (L), Presbyterian (W), Massachusetts (W), Wake Forest (W) James Franklin's 2011 Elon (W), Connecticut (W), Army (W), Wake Forest (W), Cincinnati (L) two-year tenure. 2010 Northwestern (L), Connecticut (L), Eastern Michigan (W), Wake Forest (L) In its latest non-SEC 2009 Western Carolina (W), Rice (W), Army (L), Ga. Tech (L) encounter, Vanderbilt 2008 Miami Ohio (W), Rice (W), Duke (L), Wake Forest (L), Boston College (W) earned a 55-21 road 2007 Richmond (W), Eastern Michigan (W), Miami Ohio (W) Wake Forest (L) victory over Wake 2006 Michigan (L), Tennessee State (W), Temple (W) Forest from the Atlantic 2005 Wake Forest (W), Richmond (W), Middle Tennessee (L) Coast Conference. 2004 Navy (L), Rutgers (L), Eastern Kentucky (W) Under Franklin, the 2003 Chattanooga (W), TCU (L), Georgia Tech (L), Navy (L) Commodores are 7-1 in regular season, nonSEC games. They were 4-0 in 2011, the first time since 1994 that Vanderbilt registered an unblemished nonconference record. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl loss in 2011 also came against a non-SEC member. This year, the Commodores are 3-1 in non-SEC games, and have outscored the four foes by a combined 175-51 margin. Besides Wake Forest, the Commodores have topped Massachusetts (49-7, Oct. 27) and Presbyterian (58-0, Sept. 15) in Vanderbilt Stadium, and lost at Northwestern (23-13, Sept. 8) in non-SEC games.

VANDERBILT RESULTS VS. NON-SEC TEAMS

Fullback Marc panu – Recent YouTube Sensation On Aug. 10, James Franklin surprised fourth-year player Marc Panu (FB, Mableton, Ga.) by presenting the walk-on with a full scholarship for 2012-13. Franklin broke the news to Panu in a team meeting and the moment was captured for posterity, however no one imagined the amount of attention the moment would garner. Within one week, the video of the announcement had received over 350,000 views on YouTube, while Panu and Franklin had been interviewed by media outlets ranging from The Tennessean to FOX News. When Franklin arrived at Vanderbilt for the 2012 season, Panu moved to fullback. He has played in 24 straight games during the 2011-12 season, seeing action as a short-yardage blocker and special teams contributor. He began at Vanderbilt as a walk-on LB/DE and was named defensive scout team MVP as a sophomore.

Johnson, Lohr Top Squad With 37 Career Starts Two Vanderbilt veterans – Wesley Johnson (R-Jr., OL) and Rob Lohr (R-Sr., DT) – pace all active Commodore position players with 37 career starts. Johnson has started every game of his Commodore career, seeing assignments at center, guard and tackle. Lohr also has started every game of the last three years. One specialist, Richard Kent (R-Sr.), also has been the team's primary punter for 37 consecutive games. Two other Commodore veterans, Ryan Seymour (R-Sr., OL) and Zac Stacy (Sr., RB) have more than 30 starts. Seymour and Stacy will be making their 35th and 34th starts, respectively, at the bowl. Here's a list of active Commodores with at least 10 career starts follows: Player Career Starts • Wesley Johnson (R-Jr, OL) • Richard Kent (R-Sr., punter) • Rob Lohr (R-Sr., DT) • Ryan Seymour (R-Sr., OL) • Zac Stacy (Sr., RB) • Ryan Fowler (R-Sr., PK) • Kenny Ladler (Jr., safety) • Trey Wilson (Sr., DB) • Jordan Matthews (Jr., WR) • Colt Nichter (R-Sr., DT) • Jonathan Krause (Jr., WR) • Archibald Barnes (R-Sr., LB) • John Cole (Grad., WR) • Walker May (R-Jr., DE) • Chris Boyd (R-So., WR) • Chase Garnham (Jr., LB) • Javon Marshall (R-Jr., safety) • Jordan Rodgers (R-Sr., QB) • Johnell Thomas (R-Sr., DE) • Eddie Foster (R-Sr., DB) • Josh Jelesky (R-Sr., OL) • Andrew Bridges (R-So., OL) • Andre Hal (Jr., CB) • Warren Norman (R-Jr., RB) • Austin Monahan (Grad., TE) • Karl Butler (Jr., LB) • Carey Spear (Jr., PK)

37 37 37 34 33 28 26 26 24 22 22 21 21 21 20 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 14 13 13 12 12

How Former Commodores Are Performing in the NFL Player NFL Team Notes Earl Bennett, WR Chicago Bears Bennett is working as Bears's No. 2 receiver. Has nearly 150 catches, 2,000 receiving yards in five years. Brandon Barden, TE Tennessee Titans Rookie was named to Titans' active roster in mid-December. Member of Titans' practice squad since August. Jay Cutler, QB Chicago Bears Fourth-year starter pushing Bears toward playoff spot. Has more than 20,000 passing yards, 125 TDs in career. Tim Fugger, LB Arizona Cardinals Released by Indianapolis in early October, rookie LB signed to Cardinals' practice squad in late Octobert Myron Lewis, CB Tampa Bay Bucs Second-year CB was placed on injured reserve Dec. 10. Saw action on special teams and as CB in 11 games. D.J. Moore, CB Chicago Bears Fourth-year nickel back seeing more minutes late in season. Moore has 10 interceptions during his career. Casey Hayward, CB Green Bay Packers Rookie is playing at a very high level. A starter as Packer CB, Hayward ranks among NFL interception leaders. Sean Richardson, S Green Bay Packers Rookie free agent has played in eight games this season for Packers as a special teams contributor. Thomas Welch, OT Buffalo Bills Signed as a free agent in November, Welch saw his first action as a Buffalo offensive lineman on Dec. 10. Chris Williams, OL St. Louis Rams The former Chicago Bears' offensive guard-tackle signed with the St. Louis Rams in early October.

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Vanderbilt Bowl Notes Nine First-time Starters This YEar VANDERBILT PLAYER PARTICIPATION Nine Commodore players have earned their initial career starts this season, including Jake Bernstein (R-So., OL), who started at guard in the team's win over UMass on Oct. 27. Bernstein is one of six offensive players who have enjoyed their initial starting assignments. Austyn Carta-Samuels (R-Jr., QB) started against Presbyterian. A pair of sophomores, Joe Townsend and Spencer Pulley, have enjoyed multiple starts on the offensive line at center. Two redshirt freshmen, Kris Kentera and Steven Scheu, have started at tight end. Three defensive players have made their first starts: Eric Samuels, (Sr., safety), Karl Butler (R-Jr., LB) and Jared Morse (Jr., DT).

FOUR True Freshmen Have Played The Commodores have played four members of a talented true freshman class this season: DE Caleb Azubike, LB Darreon Herring, RB Brian Kimbrow and LB Jake Sealand. Azubike set a true freshman team record with four QB sacks among 18 total tackles. Herring has posted 30 tackles, an interception and forced fumble. Kimbrow ranks second on the team with 415 rushing yards and three TDs, and has averaged 20.6 yards as a kick returner. Sealand has 23 tackles and a forced fumble.

22 First-Time Contributors This Year Twenty-two underclassmen have experienced their initial action in a Commodore uniform midway through the 2012 season. First-time defensive players include Caleb Azubike (Fr., DE), Darien Bryant (R-Fr., DE), Larry Franklin (R-Fr., LB), Josh Gregory (R-Fr., DB), Conor Hart (R-Fr., DT), Darreon Herring (Fr., LB), Casey Hughes (So., LB), Derek King (R-Fr., DB), Jahmel McIntosh (R-Fr., safety), Jake Sealand (Fr., LB), Jimmy Stewart (R-Fr., DE), Kellen Williams (R-Fr., LB) and Andrew Williamson (R-Fr., safety). First-time players on offense are Jake Bernstein (R-Fr., OL), Josh Grady (R-Fr., WR), Kris Kentera (R-Fr., TE), Brian Kimbrow (Fr., RB), Jacquese Kirk (R-Fr., WR), James Lewis (R-Fr., OL), Steve Monk (R-Fr., WR), Steven Scheu (R-Fr., TE) and John Townsley (R-Jr., QB). Kentera, Scheu and Bernstein have also earned starting assignments.

Hillenmeyer: Team's 2012 SEC Legend Former All-Southeastern Conference linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer was Vanderbilt's selection to the 2012 Class of SEC Football Legends. Hillenmeyer, a native of Nashville, who went on to enjoy an eight-year career with the Chicago Bears, was honored Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Hillenmeyer topped the NCAA with 168 total tackles as a senior linebacker in 2002. He also paced the SEC the same year with 116 solo tackles. A 23-game career starter, Hillenmeyer also was a superb student-athlete. In 2002, he was selected as one of six Division I-A National Scholar Athletes. Hillenmeyer is the 19th former Vanderbilt standout recognized as a SEC Legend during SEC Championship week. The others are:

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Corey Harris, DB/RB, 1988-91 Corey Chavous, DB, 1994-97 Jamie Duncan, LB, 1995-97 Shelton Quarles, LB, 1990-93 Chuck Scott, WR/TE, 1981-84 Eric Jones, QB, 1986-88 Chris Gaines, LB, 1984-87 Boo Mitchell, WR, 1985-88 Whit Taylor, QB, 1979-82

2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Jim Arnold, punter, 1979-82 Will Wolford, OT, 1982-85 Herb Rich, RB, 1946-49 Bob Werckle, OT, 1947-51 Charley Horton, RB, 1952-55 Bucky Curtis, WR, 1947-50 John Hall, OL, 1951-54 Bob Asher, OT, 1967-69 Bill Wade, QB, 1949-51

2012 Career Consecutive Games 2012 Games Career Career Player Pos. Played Starts Played Starts Starts

Caleb Azubike DE 12 - 12 - Robby Barbieri LB 1 - 4 - Archibald Barnes LB 12 12 48 21 Jake Bernstein OL 11 5 11 5 Chris Boyd WR 12 12 25 20 Andrew Bridges OL 11 9 24 14 Darien Bryant DE 8 - 8 - Karl Butler LB 12 12 37 12 Austyn Carta-Samuels QB 5 1 5 1 Steven Clarke CB 10 - 35 - John Cole WR 3 - 30 21 Barron Dixon DT 12 - 20 - Andrew East SN 12 - 25 - Eddie Foster CB 11 - 47 16 Ryan Fowler PK 9 - 41 28 Larry Franklin LB 12 - 12 - Chase Garnham LB 12 12 36 20 Blake Gowder LB 3 - 3 - Josh Grady WR 12 1 12 1 Josh Gregory DB 2 - 2 - Andre Hal CB 12 12 37 14 Conor Hart DT 9 - 9 - Darreon Herring LB 12 - 12 - Casey Hughes S 12 - 12 - Wesley Johnson OL 12 12 37 37 Josh Jelesky OL 10 10 44 15 Richard Kent P 12 12 37 37 Kris Kentera TE 11 4 11 4 Brian Kimbrow RB 12 - 12 - Derek King CB 9 - 9 - Jacquese Kirk WR 2 - 2 - Jonathan Krause WR 12 7 37 22 Kenny Ladler S 11 11 36 26 Fitz Lassing FB 12 4 35 8 James Lewis OL 4 - 4 - Rob Lohr DT 12 12 49 37 Javon Marshall S 12 12 31 19 Jordan Matthews WR 12 12 36 24 Walker May DE 12 12 32 21 Jahmel McIntosh S 9 - 9 - Austin Monahan TE 11 - 44 13 Steve Monk WR 1 - 1 - Jared Morse DT 12 6 12 6 Colt Nichter DT 9 6 38 22 Warren Norman RB 8 - 28 13 Marc Panu FB 12 - 35 - Trent Pruitt WR 7 - 10 - Spencer Pulley OL 4 4 12 4 Jordan Rodgers QB 11 11 24 18 Eric Samuels S 11 1 43 1 Steven Scheu TE 11 8 11 8 Jake Sealand LB 8 - 8 - Jerron Seymour RB - - 13 - Ryan Seymour OL 12 12 45 34 Jimmy Stewart DE 10 - 10 - Carey Spear PK 12 12 37 12 Zac Stacy RB 12 12 44 33 Wesley Tate WR 12 - 36 4 Vince Taylor DT 12 - 24 - Johnell Thomas DE 12 12 45 17 Joe Townsend OL 10 8 16 8 John Townsley QB 1 - 1 - Dillon van der Wal TE 7 - 19 - Chase White OL 12 - 23 4 Kellen Williams LB 6 - 6 - Andrew Williamson S 12 - 12 - Trey Wilson CB 12 12 49 26 Kyle Woestmann DE 12 - 25 -

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UPdating Vanderbilt Record Books Career Total Offense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Quarterbacks Yards (plays) Years Jay Cutler 9,953 (1,695) 2002-05 Greg Zolman 7,607 (1,384) 1998-2001 Whit Taylor 6,727 (1,347) 1979-82 Eric Jones 6,240 (1,050) 1986-88 Kurt Page 6,008 (1,052) 1981-84 Chris Nickson 4,812 (878) 2005-08 Jordan Rodgers 4,429 (705) 2011Damian Allen 3,888 (940) 1994-97 Larry Smith 3,741 (880) 2008-11 Marcus Wilson 3,504 (764) 1989-92

Career Passing Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Quarterbacks Atts-Comp-TDs Yards Jay Cutler, 2002-05 1,242-710-59 8,697 Greg Zolman, 1998-2001 1,156-596-41 7,981 Whit Taylor, 1979-82 1,016-555-41 6,307 Kurt Page, 1981-84 936-531-35 6,233 Eric Jones, 1986-88 661-365-32 5,029 Jordan Rodgers, 2011- 510-283-22 3,955 Damian Allen, 1994-97 699-307-17 3,704 John Gromos, 1985, 87-89 580-297-17 3,514 Chris Nickson, 2005-08 538-347-29 3,406 Bill Wade, 1949-51 437-201-31 3,397

Career Total Offense

Single-Season Passing: Senior

SINGLE-GAME PUNTING AVERAGE

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

Seniors Yards Jay Cutler, 2005 3,073 Eric Jones, 1988 2,548 Greg Zolman, 2001 2,512 Whit Taylor, 1982 2,481 Jordan Rodgers, 2012 2,431 Kurt Page, 1984 2,405 John Gromos, 1989 1,744 Damian Allen, 1997 1,544 David Lee, 1974 1,173 Marcus Wilson, 1992 1,030

Single-Season RusHing Yards

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

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

Career Pass ATTEMPTS Quarterbacks 1. Jay Cutler 2. Greg Zolman 3. Whit Taylor 4. Kurt Page 5. Damian Allen 6. Eric Jones 7. Larry Smith 8. John Gromos 9. Chris Nickson 10. Jordan Rodgers

Career Rushing

Pass Atts. Year 1,242 2002-05 1,156 1998-2001 1,016 1979-82 936 1981-84 699 1994-97 661 1986-88 631 2008-11 580 1985, 87-89 538 2005-08 510 2011-

Running Backs Atts Yds Avg TDs 1. Zac Stacy, 2009- 556 3,036 5.5 29 3. Frank Mordica, 1976-79 546 2,632 4.8 18 4. Carl Woods, 1983-86 619 2,490 4.0 15 5. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971-74 498 2,202 4.4 20 6. Jermaine Johnson, 1993-95 486 2,152 4.4 13 7. Jared McGrath, 1997-2000 492 2,151 4.4 9 8. Lonnie Sadler, 1972-75 569 2,096 3.7 8 9. Rodney Williams, 1998-2001 452 2,021 4.5 16 T-10. C. Jackson-Garrison, 2004-07 410 1,814 4.4 18 T-10. Everett Crawford, 1984-87 395 1,814 4.6 12

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Sophomores Yards

1. Earl Bennett, 2006 2. Dan Stricker, 2000 3. Everett Crawford, 1985 4. Martin Cox, 1977 5. Chris Boyd, 2012 T-6. Carl Parker, 1985 T-6. Corey Harris, 1989 8. Keith Edwards, 1982 T-9. Erik Davis, 2003 T-9. Jordan Matthews, 2011

Career Pass Completions

Quarterbacks Completions Year Jay Cutler 710 2002-05 Greg Zolman 596 1998-2001 Whit Taylor 555 1979-82 Kurt Page 531 1981-84 Eric Jones 365 1986-88 Chris Nickson 347 2005-08 Larry Smith 310 2008-11 Damian Allen 307 1994-97 John Gromos 297 1985, 87-89 Jordan Rodgers 283 2011-

Single-Season Receptions: SOph.

Quarterbacks Total Off. Year 1. Jay Cutler 3,288 2005 2. Kurt Page 3,034 1983 3. Eric Jones 2,853 1988 4. Chris Nickson 2,779 2006 5. Whit Taylor 2,679 1982 6. Jay Cutler 2,646 2003 7. Eric Jones 2,619 1987 8. Greg Zolman 2,504 2001 9. Jordan Rodgers 2,496 2012 10. Greg Zolman 2,441 2000

Running Backs No. Yds Avg. TDs Zac Stacy, 2011 201 1,193 5.9 14 Corey Harris, 1991 229 1,103 4.8 4 Jermaine Johnson, 1995 267 1,072 4.0 4 Frank Mordica, 1978 173 1,065 6.2 8 Zac Stacy, 2012 182 1,034 5.7 9 Jamie O’Rourke, 1974 201 933 4.6 12 Jermaine Johnson, 1994 167 877 5.3 7 Doug Mathews, 1969 167 849 5.1 4 Frank Mordica, 1979 162 830 5.1 6 Kwane Doster, 2002 160 798 5.0 3

Single-Season RUSHING: Senior

Seniors Yards 1. Corey Harris, 1991 1,103 2. Zac Stacy, 2012 1,034 3. Jamie O’Rourke, 1974 933 4. Doug Matthews, 1969 849 5. Frank Mordica, 1979 830 6. Tom Moore, 1959 676 7. Lew Thomas, 2001 675 8. Herb Rich, 1949 668 9. Everett Crawford, 1987 621 10. Tony Jackson, 1993 590

Single-Season Receptions: Junior

Juniors Yards T-1. Jordan Matthews, 2012 87 T-1. Keith Edwards, 1983 97 3. Earl Bennett, 2007 75 4. Chuck Scott, 1983 70 5. Brad Gaines, 1988 67 6. Dan Stricker, 2001 65 7. Allama Matthews, 1981 50 8. Norman Jordan, 1981 49 9. Curt Chesley, 1969 44 10. Ernie Goolsby, 1981 42

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Player, Opponent Year 1. Ricky Anderson, 1984 48.2 2. Bill Marinangel, 1996 46.6 3. Jim Arnold, 1982 45.8 4. Richard Kent, 2012 44.8 5. Jim Arnold, 1980 44.2

SINGLE-season PoinTS SCORED-KICKER

Player, Opponent Year 1. Carey Spear, 2012 81 2. Ricky Anderson, 1982 73 3. Johnny Clark, 1987 70 4. Bryant Hahnfeldt, 2008 69 5. Ryan Fowler, 2009 68

Longest Interception Returns

Yds Player, Opponent Year T-1. 100 Trey Wilson, vs. Presbyterian 2012 T-1. 100 Archibald Barnes, vs. Tennessee 2011 3. 98 John Gamble, vs. Citadel 1966 4. 95 David Ray, vs. Tulane 1958 5. 86 Danny Byers, vs. Tennessee 1953 6. 79 Ryan Hamilton, vs. Ole Miss 2008 T-7. 66 Jay Chesley, vs. Ole Miss 1974 T-7. 66 Lee Nalley, vs. Marshall 1948

Longest RuSH

Yds Player, Opponent Year 1. 90 Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest 2012 2. 86 Zac Stacy, vs. Presbyterian 2012 3. 81 Bill Marinangel, Alabama 1996 T-4. 80 Rand Dixon, at Cincinnati 1934 T-4. 80 Zealand Thigpen, vs. LSU 1948 T-4. 80 Van Heflin, at Air Force 1979 T-4. 80 Warren Norman, at Ole Miss 2010 8. 79 Frank Mordica, vs. Alabama 1978 9. 78 Jermaine Johnson, vs. S. Carolina 1994

SINGLE-GAME RuSHing Yards

Yds Player, Opponent Year 1. 321 Frank Mordica, vs. Air Force 1978 2. 214 Doug Mathews, at Tulane 1969 3. 198 Zac Stacy, vs. Army 2011 T-4. 187 Frank Mordica, vs. Citadel 1979 T-4. 187 Jamie O'Rourke, at Tulane 1971 6. 184 Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest 2011 T-7. 180 Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest 2012 T-7. 180 Corey Harris, at Army 1991 9. 177 Jermaine Johnson, vs. Georgia 1994 10. 174 Zac Stacy, vs. Presbyterian 2012


Depth Chart: Dec. 18 VANDERBILT DEFENSE

VANDERBILT OFFENSE

Bob Shoop Def. Coordinator (box)

George Barlow Def. Backs (field)

Brent Pry Linebackers (field)

WR 80 19 WR 87 9 WR 17 7 QB 11 6 TB 2 24 25 5 FB 38 45 TE 82 -or- 81 86 OT 62 52 OG 53 73 C 57 71 OG 69 73 OT 67 52

Chris Boyd 6-4, 205, R-So. Jacquese Kirk 6-0, 175, R-Fr. Jordan Matthews 6-3, 205, Jr. Trent Pruitt 5-9, 175, R-So. Jonathan Krause 5-11, 184, Jr. Josh Grady 6-0, 188, R-Fr. Jordan Rodgers 6-1, 212, R-Sr. Austyn Carta-Samuels 6-1, 220, R-Jr. Zac Stacy 5-9, 210, Sr. Wesley Tate 6-1, 215, R-Jr. Brian Kimbrow 5-8, 180, Fr. Warren Norman 5-10, 205, R-Jr. Fitz Lassing 6-3, 240, Jr. Marc Panu 6-1, 240, R-Jr. Kris Kentera 6-4, 230, R-Fr. Steven Scheu 6-5, 260, R-Fr. Austin Monahan 6-6, 252, Grad. Ryan Seymour 6-5, 300, R-Sr. Andrew Bridges 6-6, 275, R-So. Jake Bernstein 6-4, 295, R-Fr. Chase White 6-5, 290, R-Jr. Joe Townsend 6-4, 305, So. Adam Butler 6-4, 290, Fr. Josh Jelesky 6-5, 295, Grad. Chase White 6-5, 290, R-Jr. Wesley Johnson 6-5, 285, R-Jr. Andrew Bridges 6-6, 275, R-So.

DE DT NT DE OLB MLB OLB CB SS FS CB

98 55 54 84 53 58 97 44 90 92 56 15 35 36 13 28 30 23 12 33 31 22 1 32 8 16

Johnell Thomas 6-0, 250, R-Sr. Caleb Azibuke 6-4, 250, Fr. Jimmy Stewart 6-4, 240, R-Fr. Rob Lohr 6-4, 290, R-Sr. Vince Taylor 6-2, 312, R-So. Colt Nichter 6-1, 288, R-Sr. Jared Morse 6-2, 304, Jr. Barron Dixon 6-4, 302, So. Walker May 6-5, 250, R-Jr. Kyle Woestmann 6-3, 255, R-So. Darien Bryant 6-4, 230, R-Fr. Archibald Barnes 6-4, 235, R-Sr. Darreon Herring 6-2, 220, Fr. Chase Garnham 6-3, 234, Jr. Jake Sealand 6-2, 220, Fr. Karl Butler 6-1, 215, Jr. Larry Franklin 6-0, 210, R-Fr. Andre Hal 6-0, 184, Jr. Steven Clarke 5-10, 195, Jr. Derek King 5-11, 196, R-Fr. Javon Marshall 5-10, 195, R-Jr. Eric Samuels 6-0, 200, Sr. Kenny Ladler 6-1, 205, Jr. Andrew Williamson 6-1, 205, R-Fr. Trey Wilson 5-11, 192, Sr. Eddie Foster 5-10, 172, Sr.

SN KO KOR PR

34 39 23 25 17 87

Andrew East Carey Spear Andre Hal Brian Kimbrow Jonathan Krause Jordan Matthews

VANDERBILT SPECIAL TEAMS

Sean Spencer Defensive Line (field)

P PK HOL

94 48 39 48 11 94

Richard Kent Ryan Fowler Carey Spear Ryan Fowler Jordan Rodgers Richard Kent

6-2, 198, R-Sr. 5-10, 175, R-Sr. 5-10, 190, Jr. 5-10, 175, R-Sr. 6-1, 212, R-Sr. 6-2, 198, R-Sr.

6-2, 230, R-So. 5-10, 190, Jr. 6-0, 184, Jr. 5-8, 180, Fr. 5-11, 184, Jr. 6-3, 205, Jr.

John Donovan

Charles Bankins

Josh Gattis

Herb Hand

Ricky Rahne

Off. Coordinator (box)

Special teams/TEs (field)

Wide Receivers (field)

Offensive Line (field)

Quarterbacks (box)

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2012 Vanderbilt rosteR OFFENSE BY POSITION QUARTERBACKS 4 6 11 14 16

Patton Robinette Fr. A. Carta-Samuels R-Jr. Jordan Rodgers R-Sr. John Townsley Sr. Luke Colbert So.

RUNNING BACKS 2 3 5 24 25 29 35 38 41 45 47 47

Zac Stacy Sr. Jerron Seymour So. Warren Norman R-Jr. Wesley Tate R-Jr. Brian Kimbrow Fr. Will Fritz Fr. Hasan Clayton Jr. Fitz Lassing Jr. Chris Martin Fr. Marc Panu Sr. Blake Gowder R-So. Tyler Anders Fr.

WIDE RECEIVERS 7 9 10 15 17 19 46 80 83 84 86 86 87

Josh Grady R-Fr. Trent Pruitt R-So. Cory Batey Fr. Tip McKenzie Fr. Jonathan Krause Jr. Jacquese Kirk R-Fr. Steve Monk R-Fr. Chris Boyd R-So. John Cole Grad. Daniel Hagaman R-So. Damon Cole Fr. Donovan Ward Fr. Jordan Matthews Jr.

TIGHT ENDS 81 82 86 89

Steven Scheu R-Fr. Kris Kentera R-Fr. Austin Monahan Grad. Dillon van der Wal So.

OFFENSIVE LINE 50 52 53 56 57 62 66 67 69 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 79

Andrew Jelks Andrew Bridges Jake Bernstein Barrett Gouger Joe Townsend Ryan Seymour Blake Fromang Wesley Johnson Josh Jelesky Adam Butler Chase White Will Holden Grant Ramsay James Lewis Spencer Pulley Kevin McCoy Ryan Brockway

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Fr. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Grad. Fr. R-So. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. So. Fr. Fr.

No.

Name

1 2 3 4 5* 5 6 7 8 9 10 11* 11 12 13 14 15 15* 16* 16* 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35* 35 36 37 38* 38 39 39* 40 41* 41 42 43 44 45 45* 46

Kenny Ladler Zac Stacy Jerron Seymour Patton Robinette Torren McGaster Warren Norman Austyn Carta-Samuels Josh Grady Trey Wilson Trent Pruitt Cory Batey Harding Harper Jordan Rodgers Steven Clarke Jake Sealand John Townsley Archibald Barnes Tip McKenzie Luke Colbert Colby Cooke Eddie Foster Jonathan Krause Jacquese Kirk Paris Head Eric Samuels Andre Hal Wesley Tate Brian Kimbrow Brandon Banks Jahmel McIntosh Karl Butler Will Fritz Larry Franklin Javon Marshall Andrew Williamson Derek King Andrew East Hasan Clayton Darreon Herring Chase Garnham Casey Hughes Alex Hysong Fitz Lassing Carey Spear Dane Stubbs Ja’karri Thomas Chris Martin Patrick Sutton Kellen Williams Scot Aiello Barron Dixon Marc Panu Stephen Weatherly Steve Monk

KICKERS/PUNTERS KICKERS/PUNTERS 16 39 48 55 94

Colby Cooke Carey Spear Ryan Fowler Taylor Hudson Richard Kent

SNAPPERS

Pos.

S RB RB QB CB RB QB WR CB WR WR LB QB CB LB QB LB WR QB P CB WR WR CB S CB WR RB CB LB LB RB LB S S CB SN RB LB LB LB CB FB PK CB LB FB LB LB S DT FB DE WR

Ht.

6-1 5-9 5-7 6-4 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-4 5-8 6-2 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-1 5-6 6-1 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-3 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-1 6-5 5-11

Wt. 205 210 190 204 185 205 220 188 192 175 205 230 212 195 220 205 235 175 203 200 172 182 175 175 200 184 215 180 165 200 215 170 210 195 205 196 230 180 220 234 210 175 240 190 170 212 215 210 220 178 302 240 235 180

Year

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

CL

2L 3L 1L HS HS 2L TR RS 3L SQ HS HS 1L 2L HS SQ 3L HS HS HS 3L 2L RS HS 3L 2L 2L HS HS RS 2L HS RS 2L RS RS 1L TR HS 2L HS SQ 2L 2L HS HS HS SQ RS SQ 1L 2L HS RS

Hometown/High School (Other)

Stone Mtn., Ga./Stephenson Centreville, Ala./Bibb County Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah Maryville, Tenn./Maryville Daphne, Ala./Daphne Stone Mtn., Ga./Chamblee San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Tampa, Fla./Armwood Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian Fitzgerald, Ga./Fitzgerald Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth Montgomery, Ala./Carver Chico, Calif./Pleasant Valley Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Anderson Tucker, Ga./Tucker Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep Natchez, Miss./Trinity Episcopal Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Goochland, Va./Goochland Colleyville, Texas/Heritage Snellville, Ga./So. Gwinnett Jasper, Ala./Walker Lawrenceville, Ga./Buford Eustis, Fla./Umatilla Port Allen, La./Port Allen Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville Memphis, Tenn./East Brandywine, Md./Gwynn Park Cleveland, Miss./Cleveland New Orleans, La./Brother Martin Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne San Antonio, Texas/Stevens Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy Indianapolis, Ind./No. Central Arlington Heights, Ill./Loyola Academy Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson Fairhope, Ala./Fairhope Reading, Pa./Mifflin Bethesda, Md./Whitman Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Mayfield Village, Ohio/Mayfield Covington, La./St. Paul's Tallahassee, Fla./Godby Princeton, N.J./Princeton Charleston, S.C./Bishop England Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange Franklin, Tenn./Centennial Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Academy Snellville, Ga./Shiloh Baton Rouge, La./University Lab

COACHING STAFF Fr. Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Sr.

34 Andrew East R-So. 61 Connor Morrison R-Fr.

James Franklin Head Coach John Donovan Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Bob Shoop Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Charles Bankins Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends George Barlow Defensive Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs Josh Gattis Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Herb Hand Offensive Line Brent Pry Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Ricky Rahne Quarterbacks Sean Spencer Defensive Line

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2012 Vanderbilt roster No.

47* 47 48* 48 49 49* 50 51 52/40 53* 53 54 55 55* 56 56* 57 58 61 62 66 67 69 71 73/85 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84* 84 85 86* 86 86* 87 89 90 92 93 93* 94* 94 95 97 98 99

Name

Pos.

Tyler Anders RB Blake Gowder FB Manny Amingwa CB Ryan Fowler PK Robby Barbieri LB Josh Gregory DB Andrew Jelks OL Hunter Bowman LB Andrew Bridges OL Jake Bernstein OL Vince Taylor DT Jimmy Stewart DE Caleb Azubike DE Taylor Hudson P Darien Bryant DE Barrett Gouger OL Joe Townsend OL Colt Nichter DT Connor Morrison SN Ryan Seymour OL Blake Fromang OL Wesley Johnson OL Josh Jelesky OL Adam Butler OL Chase White OL Will Holden OL Grant Ramsay OL James Lewis OL Spencer Pulley OL Kevin McCoy OL Ryan Brockway OL Chris Boyd WR Steven Scheu TE Kris Kentera TE John Cole WR Daniel Hagaman WR Rob Lohr DT Trey Wilkins WR Damon Cole WR Austin Monahan TE Donovan Ward WR Jordan Matthews WR Dillon van der Wal TE Walker May DE Kyle Woestmann DE Ladarius Banks DT Joseph Hoffman RB Torey Agee DT Richard Kent P Conor Hart DT Jared Morse DT Johnell Thomas DE Will Trepp SN * duplicate jersey numbers

Ht.

5-10 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-6 5-11 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-4 5-10 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-6 5-11 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-3 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-11

Wt.

192 228 190 175 228 170 275 210 275 295 312 240 250 210 230 285 305 288 230 300 285 285 295 290 290 290 285 295 290 295 290 205 260 230 180 190 290 195 165 252 180 205 255 250 255 290 195 265 198 265 304 250 250

Year

So. R-So. Sr. R-Sr. Sr. So. Fr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Grad. Fr. R-So. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. So. Fr. Jr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. Grad. R-So. R-Sr. So. Fr. Grad. Fr. Jr. So. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. R-Sr. Fr.

Robby Barbieri (bar-bee-AIR-ee) Andre Hal (HAL) Jacquese (juh-KWEESE) Kirk Rob Lohr (LOR) Marc Panu (PAN-ooh) Steven Scheu (SHOY) Jerron (juh-RON) Seymour Kyle Woestmann (West-man)

HS SQ - 3L 1L SQ HS SQ 1L RS 1L RS HS SQ RS HS 1L 3L SQ 3L HS 2L 3L HS 1L HS SQ RS 1L HS TR 1L RS RS 3L SQ 3L TR HS 3L HS 2L 1L 2L 1L HS HS HS 2L RS 2L 3L HS

Hometown/High School (Other)

Richlands, Va./Graham Blairsville, Ga./Union County Whitinsville, Mass./Milford Academy Taylors, S.C./Eastside Eden Prairie, Minn./Breck Goodlettsville, Tenn./Davidson Academy Paris, Tenn./Henry County Savannah, Ga./Savannah Country Day Atlanta, Ga./Westminster Lake in the Hills, Ill./Crystal Lake South Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove Cape Coral, Fla./Island Coast Nashville, Tenn./McGavock Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty Pickerington, Ohio/North Pickerington Soddy Daisy, Tenn./Baylor Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville Park City, Utah/Park City Edmond, Okla./Casady Kingsland, Ga./Camden County Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Naperville, Ill./Naperville Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville Plano, Texas/Plano West Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay Marietta, Ga./Pope Arlington, Tenn./Arlington Germantown,Tenn./Evangelical Tampa, Fla./Armwood Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola Roswell, Ga./Roswell Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek Somerset, Ky./Somerset Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville Cordova, Tenn./St. Benedict Pearl, Miss./Park Place Christian Charlotte, N.C./Country Day Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Madison, Ala./Madison Academy Woodland Hills, Calif./Oaks Christian Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian Marietta, Ga./Walton Dallas, Ga./East Paulding Scarsdale, N.Y./Edgemont Opelika, Ala./Opelika Marietta, Ga./Walton Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice Oxford, Ala./Oxford Orlando, Fla./Boone Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich

RETURNERS

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COACHES Ricky Rahne (RON-nee)

17 Jonathan Krause Jr. 87 Jordan Matthews Jr. 12 23 24 25

Steven Clarke Andre Hal Wesley Tate Brian Kimbrow

DEFENSIVE TACKLES 44 53 58 84 93 94 95 97

Barron Dixon Vince Taylor Colt Nichter Rob Lohr Ladarius Banks Torey Agee Conor Hart Jared Morse

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

DEFENSIVE ENDS 45 54 55 56 90 92 98

Stephen Weatherly Fr. Jimmy Stewart R-Fr. Caleb Azubike Fr. Darien Bryant R-Fr. Walker May R-Jr. Kyle Woestmann R-So. Johnell Thomas R-Sr.

LINEBACKERS 11 13 15 28 30 35 36 37 41 42 49 51

Harding Harper Fr. Jake Sealand Fr. Archibald Barnes R-Sr. Karl Butler Jr. Larry Franklin R-Fr. Darreon Herring Fr. Chase Garnham Jr. Casey Hughes Jr. Patrick Sutton Jr. Kellen Williams R-Fr. Robby Barbieri Sr. Hunter Bowman Fr.

DEFENSIVE BACKS 5 8 12 16 21 23 26 33 38 43 49 48

Torren McGaster Fr. Trey Wilson Sr. Steven Clarke Jr. Eddie Foster Sr. Paris Head Fr. Andre Hal Jr. Brandon Banks Fr. Derek King R-Fr. Alex Hysong So. Scot Aiello So. Josh Gregory So. Manny Amingwa Sr.

SAFETIES

PUNTS

KICKOFFS

DEFENSE BY POSITION

Jr. Jr. R-Jr. Fr.

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Kenny Ladler Sr. Eric Samuels Sr. Jahmel McIntosh R-Fr. Javon Marshall R-Jr. Andrew Williamson R-Fr.

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Vanderbilt Bowl appearances AUTOZONE LIBERTY

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will be Vanderbilt's sixth bowl game and marks the program's first back-to-back postseason appearances. The Commodores are 2-2-1 all-time in bowl games: In its first postseason appearance, Vanderbilt edges No. 8 Auburn 25-13 at the 1955 Gator Bowl on the strength of five fumble recoveries. The Commodores also receive an inspirational performance by injured quarterback Don Orr.

Defense, defense, defense. That was the main attraction at the 1974 Peach Bowl, as neither the Commodores nor Texas Tech are able to secure a touchdown in an eventual 6-6 tie.

Memphis, Tenn. – Isaiah Pead ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, and Ralph David Abernathy IV's 90-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter put Cincinnati ahead as the Bearcats edged Vanderbilt 31-24 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Commodores (6-7 overall) led 21-17 early in the fourth quarter until Abernathy became the first Cincinnati player to return a kickoff for a TD in the program's 13 bowl appearances. The Commodores, making their fifth bowl appearance and first since 2008, finished the season with a 6-7 record. Senior QB Larry Smith replaced Vanderbilt starter Jordan Rodgers in the third quarter, and he threw for a season-high 142 yards. Smith's biggest completion was a 68-yard scoring toss to Chris Boyd that gave the Commodores for a 21-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. Vanderbilt lost the lead on the ensuing kickoff.

Team Cincinnati Vanderbilt

Making its first bowl appearance in 26 years in Nashville, the Commodores ride a superb defensive effort and key turnovers to defeat No. 24-ranked Boston College 16-14 in the 2008 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl.

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CINCINNATI 31 - vanderbilt 24

Scoring Summary

1 2 3 4 Final Record 0 14 0 17 31 (10-3, 5-2) 7 0 7 10 24 (6-7, 2-6)

First Quarter: Vanderbilt – Stacy 7-yd. run (Fowler kick), 7:34. Second Quarter: CINCINNATI – Winn 69-yd. run (Miliano kick), 14:17. CINCINNATI – McClung 8-yd. pass from Collaros (Miliano kick), :12. Third Quarter: Vanderbilt – Jerron Seymour 5-yd. run (Fowler kick), 3:53. Fourth Quarter: CINCINNATI – Miliano 44-yd. FG, 14:41. Vanderbilt – Chris Boyd 68-yd. pass from Larry Smith (Fowler kick), 14:03. CINCINNATI – Abernathy 90-yd. KO return (Miliano kick), 13:51. CINCINNATI – Pead 12 yd-run (Miliano kick), 1:52. Vanderbilt – Fowler 35-yd. FG, :24.

Vanderbilt quarterback Whit Taylor earns MVP honors at the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl by passing for 452 yards. Norman Jordan caught 20 of Taylor's throws in a high-scoring affair.

James Franklin becomes the initial Vanderbilt head coach to take his first team to a bowl as the Commodores face Cincinnati in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The game features a number of explosive plays from both teams.

Dec. 31, 2011 • Memphis, Tenn.

Cincinnati Vanderbilt

First Downs 20 14 Net Rushing Yards 44-221 36-127 Net Passing Yards 80 168 Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-12-2 34-12-2 Plays-Yards 73-301 70-295 Punt Returns-Yards 2-(-1) 3-22 KO Returns-Yards 2-120 6-102 Int. Returns-Yds 2-17 2-11 Punts (#-Avg) 7-42.9 8-42.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 5-55 6-39 Possession Time 30:37 29:14 3rd-Down Conv. 4 of 15 6 of 19 4th-Down Conv. 0 of 0 1 of 2 Sacks By: #-Yards 2-7 3-15

RUSHING: CINCINNATI – Pead 28-149; Winn 6-78; McClung 1-4; team 1-(-2); Collaros 8-(-8). VANDERBILT – Zac Stacy 18-57; Jordan Rodgers 9-33; Richard Kent 1-17; Larry Smith 5-17; Jerron Seymour 2-5; team 1-(-2). PASSING: CINCINNATI – Collaros 12-29-2-80. VANDERBILT – Larry Smith 8-19-1-142; Jordan Rodgers 4-14-1-26; Zac Stacy 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: CINCINNATI – A. Robinson 4-16; Kelce 3-29; Pead 3-15; Chisum 1-12; McClung 1-8. VANDERBILT – Jordan Matthews 4-56; Brandon Barden 3-20; Chris Boyd 2-69; Zac Stacy 2-11; Wesley Tate 1-12.

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Vanderbilt Bowl appearances Hall of Fame

GAYLORD HOTELS Music City Dec. 31, 2008 • Nashville, Tenn.

Dec. 31, 1982 • Birmingham, Ala.

boston coll. 14 - vanderbilt 16

Vanderbilt 28 - Air force 36

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 for a 16-14 win over #24 Boston College in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl held on New Year's Eve on 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 1982. 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 TD 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 'Dores gave redshirt freshman Larry Smith his first career start at quarterback. 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.

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’ 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 four-yarder to Norman Jordan, gave the 'Dores a 28-17 margin entering the fourth quarter. Down by double digits, the Air Force Academy scored rushing TDs 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 single-game 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.

Scoring Summary

Team 1 2 3 4 Final Record Boston College 0 7 0 7 14 9-5, 5-3 Vanderbilt 6 0 7 3 16 7-6, 4-4 1st: VANDERBILT – Hahnfeldt 42-yd FG 11:02. VANDERBILT – Hahnfeldt 26-yd FG 6:31. 2nd: BOSTON COLLEGE – Harris 4-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT) 1:27. 3rd: VANDERBILT – Richardson 0-yd fumble recovery (Hahnfeldt PAT), 10:35. 4TH: BOSTON COLLEGE – Larmond 55-yd pass from Davis (Aponavicius PAT) 6:38. VANDERBILT – Hahnfeldt 45-yd FG 3:26.

BC

VanDY

First Downs 17 8 Net Rushing Yards 38-141 36-79 Net Passing Yards 190 121 Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 36-15-2 20-10-0 Total Offense: #-Yards 74-331 56-200 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns 5-(-14) 3-14 Kickoff Returns 4-76 2-35 Interceptions 0-0 2-0 Punts (#-Avg) 8-39.8 9-42.6 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-34 0-0 Possession Time 31:08 28:52 3rd Down Conversions 7 of 17 1 of 15 4th Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 1-1 Sacks By: #-Yards 1-3 0-0

Team Vanderbilt Air Force

1st: VANDERBILT – Jordan 28-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson PAT). AF – Louthan 1-yard run (Pavlich PAT). 2ND: AF – Brown 19-yard run (Pavlich PAT). VANDERBILT – Roach 15-pass from Taylor (Anderson PAT). VANDERBILT – Jordan 4-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson PAT). 3rd: AF – Pavlick 21-yard FG. VANDERBILT – Jordan 4-yard pass from Taylor (Anderson PAT). 4th: AF – Sundquist 3-yard run (failed). AF – Kershner 3-yard run (failed). AF– Louthan 46-yard run (Pavlich PAT).

RUSHING: BC – 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-(-6); TEAM 4-(-7); Sean Walker 1-(-8). PASSING: BC – Davis 15-36-2-190. VANDERBILT – Larry Smith 10-17-0-121; Chris Nickson 0-3-0-0. RECEIVING: BC – 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).

Scoring Summary

1 2 3 4 Final Record 7 14 7 0 28 8-4, 4-2 7 7 3 19 36 8-5, 4-3

Vandy Air ForcE

First Downs 26 Rush/Pass/Penalty 2-20-4 Rushing Attempts 12 Net Rushing Yards 35 Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 51-38-3 Net Passing Yards 452 Total Offensive Plays 63 Total Net Yards 495 Fumbles (Number-Lost) 2-2 Penalties 4-39 Interceptions 0-0 Punts-Yards 2-65 Punt Average 32.5 Kickoff Returns 6-102 Possession Time 20:42

23 16-6 69 331 17-11-0 136 86 451 1-0 8-75 3-19 5-180 36.0 4-84 39:18

RUSHING: VANDERBILT – Taylor 4-(-6), Edwards 5-21, Matthews 1-13, Jordan 1-4, Scott 1-3. 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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Vanderbilt Bowl Appearances PEACH

Gator

Dec. 28, 1974 • Atlanta, Ga.

Dec. 31, 1955 • Jacksonville, Fla.

Texas Tech 6 - vanderbilt 6 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 VU 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 Texas Tech Vanderbilt

Team Vanderbilt Auburn

1 2 3 4 Final Record 0 0 3 3 6 6-4-2, 3-4 0 3 0 3 6 7-3-2, 2-3-1

Texas Tech

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

Vandy

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

Scoring Summary

1 2 3 4 Final Record 7 6 6 6 25 8-3, 4-3 0 7 0 6 13 8-2-1, 5-1-1

1sT: Vanderbilt – Stephenson 7-pass from Orr (Jalufka kick). 2nd:: Auburn–James 38-pass from Tubbs (Tubbs kick). VU–Orr 4-run (kick failed). 3rd: Vanderbilt – Orr 1-run (kick failed). 4th: Vanderbilt – Horton 1-run (kick failed). Auburn–Phillips 7-pass from Cook (kick failed)

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. RECEIVING: TEXAS TECH – Felux 2-21, Williams 1-14. VANDERBILT – Burton 2-36, O'Rourke 2-15, Mathers 1-9.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Still hurting from a dislocated right elbow 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 Vandy defense provided a huge lift for the 'Dores, recovering five fumbles in the win. Vanderbilt’s first score was set up when Orr recovered an Auburn fumble. Eight plays later, Joe Stephenson ran seven yards for the VU TD. 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 a iling quarterback, Vanderbilt captured its first bowl appearance.

Scoring Summary

2nd: Vanderbilt – Adams 31-yard FG. 3rd: Texas Tech – Hall 26-yard FG 4th: Vanderbilt– Adams 26-yard FG. Texas Tech – Hall 35-yard FG.

Vanderbilt 25 - Auburn 13

Vandy 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.

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Vanderbilt Bowl records FIRST DOWNS

Vanderbilt 26........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 15........Auburn, Gator Bowl Opponent 23........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 20........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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RUSHING

Most Attempts Vanderbilt 44........Auburn, Gator Bowl 41........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponent 69........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 65........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Net Yards Rushing Vanderbilt 177......Auburn, Gator Bowl 140......Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponents 331......Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 306......Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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1955 1974 1982 1974

PASSING

Most Attempted Vanderbilt 51........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 34........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 36........Boston College, Music City Bowl 29........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Most Completions Vanderbilt 38........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 15........Boston College, Music City Bowl Highest Completion Percentage Vanderbilt 74.5%..Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 62.5%..Auburn, Gator Bowl Opponent 64.7%..Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 54%.....Auburn, Gator Bowl Most Yards Passing Vanderbilt 452......Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

Casey Hayward posted two interceptions in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 1982 2011 2008 2011

1982 2008

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1982

168......Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 190......Boston College, Music City Bowl 142......Auburn, Gator Bowl Most Interceptions Vanderbilt 3..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 2..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Most Touchdowns Passing Vanderbilt 4..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 2..........Auburn, Gator Bowl 2..........Boston College, Music City Bowl

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TOTAL OFFENSE

Most Plays Vanderbilt 70........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 63........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Opponent 86........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 75........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Most Yards Vanderbilt 495......Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 295......Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 451......Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 341......Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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PUNTING

Most Punts Vanderbilt 9..........Boston College, Music City Bowl 8..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 8..........Boston College, Music City Bowl

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Most Net Yards/Punt Vanderbilt 44.1.....Boston College, Music City Bowl 2008 42.4.....Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 2011 Opponent 38.0.....Boston College, Music City Bowl 2008

PUNT RETURNS

Most Punts Returned Vanderbilt 3..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 5..........Boston College, Music City Bowl

2011

Most Yards Returned Vanderbilt 26........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponent 3..........Auburn, Gator Bowl

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KICKOFF RETURNS

Jamie O'Rourke dives for extra yardage in 1974 Peach Bowl.

Most Kickoffs Returned Vanderbilt 6..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 6..........Auburn, Gator Bowl

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Vanderbilt Bowl records Both Teams 10........Hall of Fame Bowl Most Yards Returned Vanderbilt 102......Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 121......Auburn, Gator Bowl

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INTERCEPTIONS

Most Interceptions Vanderbilt 2..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 2..........Boston College, Music City Bowl Opponent 3..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Most Yards Returned Vanderbilt 41........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponent 19........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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FUMBLES

Most Fumbles Vanderbilt 2..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 5..........Auburn, Gator Bowl Most Fumbles Lost Vanderbilt 2..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 5..........Auburn, Gator Bowl

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TURNOVERS

Most Turnovers Vanderbilt 2..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 2..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 2..........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponent 6..........Auburn, Gator Bowl 3..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 3..........Boston College, Music City Bowl

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PENALTIES

Most Penalties Vanderbilt 6..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 8..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Most Yards Penalized Vanderbilt 54........Auburn, Gator Bowl Opponent 75........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Most Points Vanderbilt 28........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 36........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Both Teams 55........Liberty Bowl

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Largest Margin of Victory Vanderbilt 12........Auburn, Gator Bowl

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Largest Losing Margin Vanderbilt 8..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Most Touchdowns Vanderbilt 4..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 4..........Auburn, Gator Bowl Opponent 5..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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FIELD GOALS

Most Field Goals Vanderbilt 3..........Boston College, Music City Bowl 2..........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl Opponent 2..........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Whit Taylor looks for target against Air Force in 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl. Most Field Goals Attempted Vanderbilt 3..........Boston College, Music City Bowl

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Opponent 3..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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MOST POINTS BY QUARTER

First Quarter Vanderbilt 7..........Auburn, Gator Bowl 7..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 7..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 7..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Second Quarter Vanderbilt 14........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 14........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Third Quarter Vanderbilt 7..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 7..........Boston College, Music City Bowl 7..........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 3..........Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 3..........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Fourth Quarter Vanderbilt 10........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 19........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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First Half Vanderbilt 21........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl Opponent 14........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 14........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Second Half Vanderbilt 17........Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl Opponent 19........Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Vanderbilt Bowl Records RECEIVING

VANDERBILT: Individual RecORDS RUSHING

Most Yards Rushing 76........Jamie O’Rourke vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 57........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 57........Chris Nickson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 57........Zac Stacy vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 43........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 39........Donald Hunt vs. Auburn, Gator Bow 33........Phil King vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 33........Jordan Rodgers vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 31........Lonnie Sadler vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 25........Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 17........Jamie O’Rourke vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 13........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 10........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 10........Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 10........Phil King vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 8..........Chris Nickson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 8..........Lonnie Sadler vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 8..........Jared Hawkins vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl

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Most Rushing Touchdowns 2..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 1..........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl

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PASSING

Most Passes Completed 38........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 10........Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 8..........Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 5..........David Lee vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 4..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl

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Most Passes Attempted 51........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 19........Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 17........Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 14........David Lee vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 14........Jordan Rodgers vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 6..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl

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Highest Completion Percentage (Min. 10 attempts) .745.....Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl .588.....Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl .421.....Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl .350.....David Lee vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Most Yards Gained Passing 452......Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 142......Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 121......Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 67........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 60........David Lee vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Most Touchdown Passes Thrown 4..........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Most Interceptions Thrown 3..........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 1..........Jamie O’Rourke vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 1..........Larry Smith/Jordan Rodgers vs. Cincinnati, Liberty

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Most Receiving Yards 173......Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 93........John Miller Scott vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 76........Phil Roach vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 69........Chris Boyd vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 68........Sean Walker vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 56........Jordan Matthews vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 52........Arnaz Perry vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 44........Hugh Scales vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 37........Keith Edwards vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 36........Ferguson Burton vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Most Receptions 20........Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 5..........John Miller Scott vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 4..........Phil Roach vs. Air Force, Hall Of Fame Bowl 4..........Keith Edwards vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 4..........Jordan Matthews vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 3..........Arnaz Perry vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 3..........Udom Umoh vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 3..........Brandon Barden vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 2..........Hugh Scales vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 2..........Jamie Graham vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 2..........Joseph Stephenson vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 2..........Mark Matthews vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 2..........Sean Walker vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl

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Most Touchdowns Receiving 3..........Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Chris Boyd vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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PUNTING

Most Punts 9..........Brett Upson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 8..........Ferguson Burton vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 8..........Richard Kent vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 4..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl

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Highest Average Per Punt (Min. 2 Punts) 42.6.....Brett Upson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 42.2.....Richard Kent vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 40.1.....Ferguson Burton vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 32.5 ....Edward Arnold vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 32.0.....Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl

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PUNT RETURNS

Most Returns 3..........Jamie Graham vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 3..........Jonathan Krause vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 1..........Gerhardt Risser vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........DeWayne Young vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Dennis Harrison vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Most Punt Return Yards 26........Dennis Harrison vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 22........Jonathan Krause vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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KICKOFF RETURNS

Most Returns 3..........Clayton Parker vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl

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Most Kickoff Return Yards 49........Andre Hal vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 46........Clayton Parker vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 35........Gaston Miller vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 23........Steven Clarke vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Most Interceptions 2..........Casey Hayward vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 1..........Emory Chesley vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 1..........Myron Lewis vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 1..........Ryan Hamilton vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl

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Most Interception Return Yards 41........Emory Chesley vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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RUSHING

Most Rushing Attempts 32 John Kershner (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) Most Yards Rushing 149 Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl)

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PASSING

TOTAL OFFENSE

Most Plays 55........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 27........Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 23........David Lee vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl

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Most Yards 446......Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 173......Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 159......Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 146......Larry Smith vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 110......Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 93........John Miller Scott vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 76........Jamie O’Rourke vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 76........Collins Roach vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 68........Sean Walker vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 57........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 57........Chris Nickson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl

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SCORING

Most Points 24........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 18........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 18........Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 10........Bryant Hahnfeldt vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 6..........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 6..........Joe Stephenson vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 6..........Phil Roach vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 6..........Sean Richardson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 6..........Zac Stacy vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 6..........Jerron Seymour vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl 6..........Chris Boyd vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Most Touchdowns Accounted For 4..........Whit Taylor vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 3..........Don Orr vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 3..........Norman Jordan vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Charley Horton vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 1..........Joe Stephenson vs. Auburn, Gator Bowl 1..........Phil Roach vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 1..........Sean Richardson vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 1..........Larry Smith vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Most Passes Attempted 36 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008 Most Passes Completed 15 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008 Highest Completion Percentage .647 Marty Louthan (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) 12-31-1982 Most Yards Gained Passing 190 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008 Most Touchdown Passes 2 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008 Most Interceptions Thrown 2 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008 2 Zach Collaros (Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl) 12-31-2011

RECEIVING

Most Receptions 6 Marcus Greenwood (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) 12-31-1982 Most Receiving Yards 77 Marcus Greenwood (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) 12-31-1982 Most Touchdowns Receiving 1 Fob James & Jimmy Phillips (Auburn, Gator Bowl) 12-31-1955 1 M. Harris & C. Larmond (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 12-31-2008

PUNTS

Most Punts 7 Ryan Quigley (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 7 Pat O'Donnell (Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl)

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PUNT RETURNS

Most Punt Returns 2 Fob James (Auburn, Gator Bowl) 2 Dominick LeGrande (Boston College, Music City Bowl) 2 Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl) Most Punt Return Yards 6 Fob James (Auburn, Gator Bowl) 6 Montel Harris (Boston College, Music City Bowl)

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KICKOFF RETURNS

Most Kickoff Returns 6 Fob James (Auburn, Gator Bowl) Most Kickoff Return Yards 121 Fob James (Auburn, Gator Bowl)

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INTERCEPTIONS

FIELD GOALS/CONVERSIONS

Most Field Goals 3..........Bryant Hahnfeldt vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 12-31-2008 2..........Lonnie Sadler vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 12-28-1974 Most Field Goals Attempted 3..........Bryant Hahnfeldt vs. Boston College, Music City Bowl 12-31-2008 2..........Lonnie Sadler vs. Texas Tech, Peach Bowl 12-28-1974 Most PATs 4..........Ricky Anderson vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl 3..........Ryan Fowler vs. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl

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Most Interceptions 2 Carl Dieudonne (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) Most Interception Return Yards 19 Carl Dieudonne (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl)

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PLAYS

Most Offensive Plays 42 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl)

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POINTS

Most Points 12 Marty Louthan (Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl) 12 Dominique Davis (Boston College, Music City Bowl)

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Head Coach James Franklin

Doubters said it could not be done, but in two short years Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin has already taken Vanderbilt to heights not seen in decades, while completely changing the culture of the football program. Armed with a tireless work ethic, contagious personality, strong leadership and an invigorating passion for his team, Franklin has guided Vanderbilt to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history, signed the highest rated recruiting class in team history for the second year in a row and mentored a team that continues to garner academic achievement recognition. The program’s all-around success has turned heads of fans and media members across the country as people look to learn more about the mind behind the team’s rise from the depths of the SEC. In two years, Franklin has reshaped the image of Vanderbilt football by not only his success, but also his energy and love for the program. He has created a fun, energetic and close-knit family atmosphere that players crave. His passion for Vanderbilt is also on full display through his relentless promotion of the program and random acts of kindness. Whether it is speaking to local organizations and businesses in Nashville, helping freshmen students move into their dorm rooms, allowing an inspiring 11-year-old boy to lead the team onto the field for homecoming, passing out ice cream on campus or sitting in the home of a potential student-athlete, Franklin spreads his goodwill and vision for the program to all that will listen. To help spread his message, Franklin has provided unprecedented access to what takes place behind the scenes with his program. From pregame and postgame locker room speeches, to team meetings and trips inside the war room on signing day, Franklin has made a conscious effort to provide the public with an inside look at his program. His efforts have paid dividends in the media with feature stories and videos landing on prominent websites such as SI.com and SBNation.com and in publications such as Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post. Just last August, a video featuring Franklin awarding a scholarship to walk-on fullback Marc Panu went viral, collecting 400,000 views on YouTube and was featured on ESPN SportsCenter, FOX & Friends morning show and an abundance of newspapers across the nation. Hired as the first African-American head coach in Vanderbilt gridiron history on Dec. 17, 2010, Franklin’s off-the-field accomplishments have been outstanding, but the results on the field have simply been staggering. In his first season with Vanderbilt in 2011, Franklin became the only first-year coach in school history to guide the Commodores to a bowl game and surpassed the total wins achieved by the program in each of its previous two seasons. As an encore, all Franklin did in his second season was run

FRANKLIN COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2012 MOST WINS BY SECOND-YEAR COACH AT VANDERBILT IN MORE THAN A CENTURY .

Franklin's 14 victories in his first two years are the most by a Vanderbilt coach since Dan McGugin won 16 games in 1904-05.

BACK-TO-BACK BOWL APPEARANCES

For the first time in school history, Vanderbilt is preparing for backto-back bowl games. Before Franklin became the head coach in 2011, the Commodores played in just four bowls in 120 years.

EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE, TOUGH DEFENSE

The Vanderbilt offense topped 40 points in five games for the first time since 1915. The Commodores also rank in the Top 20 nationally in both scoring defense and total defense.

MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS IN DECADES

Vanderbilt concluded the 2012 regular season 8-4. It marks the most regular season wins by a Commodore squad since 1982.

DECISIVE VICTORIES IN CONFERENCE PLAY

Under Franklin, Vanderbilt has captured four SEC games by 23 or more points. From 1957-2010, Vanderbilt had four total wins against SEC opponents by 23+ points.

MOST SEC WINS SINCE 1935

Vanderbilt was 5-3 in SEC play this year. The program’s only other five-win SEC season came in 1935.

EXPERIENCING NOVEMBER SUCCESS

Vanderbilt is 6-2 in the month of November under Franklin. In the decade before he arrived on campus, Vanderbilt was 3-32 in November games.

ENTHUSIASM SOARS ON CAMPUS

Vanderbilt played before three home sellouts, the most since 1996. Total home attendance spiked 14 percent from a year ago.

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Franklin celebrates a Commodore touchdown with junior Jared Morse. circles around what he achieved in 2011 and more, much more. This year, he guided Vanderbilt to an 8-4 record during the regular season, including wins in the final six games. As a result, the team was rewarded with an invitation to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against NC State. Franklin was also rewarded for his efforts with a new contract that included facility enhancements to McGugin Center and Vanderbilt Stadium. Franklin’s new contract came after a regular season in which the Commodores rewrote a number of Vanderbilt records. The team’s eight wins were the most by a Commodore team since 1982, and the six-game win streak was the longest since 1955. The last time Vanderbilt closed the regular season with six straight wins was 1948. Vanderbilt’s SEC wins came at Missouri, Kentucky and Ole Miss and at home against Auburn and Tennessee. Vanderbilt’s road win at Missouri was Franklin’s first road triumph in the SEC. The team’s 40-0 shutout at Kentucky was its second shutout of the season, marking the first time Vanderbilt had two shutouts in the same year since 1968. The team’s win at Ole Miss was its sixth win of the season and came after facing a 23-6 deficit in the third quarter. Vanderbilt’s win against Tennessee was its first at home over the Volunteers since 1982. Other wins came against Presbyterian, UMass and Wake Forest. Vanderbilt won at Wake Forest, 55-21, and scored the second-most points

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ever allowed at BB&T Field. The win also helped Vanderbilt eclipse 300 points for the second straight year – a first in school history. Vanderbilt excelled in all three phases of the game in 2012. On offense, the team scored 40-plus points on five occasions for the first time since 1915. The defense allowed just 18.2 points per game – the fewest since 1975. On special teams, Vanderbilt had an All-SEC punter and kicker in the same year for the first time in team history. Franklin also helped mentor three players to school records in 2012. All-SEC running back Zac Stacy became Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher and was the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-toback seasons. All-conference receiver Jordan Matthews set Vanderbilt’s single-season receiving yardage record. Kicker Carey Spear set a new school record with 81 points scored and 19 field goals made. Six different players also received weekly awards from the SEC in 2012: Spear, cornerback Andre Hal, offensive linemen Wesley Johnson and Joe Townsend, defensive end Walker May and punter Richard Kent. In two seasons at the helm, Franklin has compiled a 14-11 overall record. The 14 wins are the second most wins in school history of any second-year head coach. Only Dan McGugin registered more victories (16, 1904-05) in his first two seasons than Franklin has. Franklin is 7-1 all-time in non-conference games and went 4-0 in non-conference games in 2011, marking the first undefeated non-SEC record since 1999. In SEC play, Vanderbilt has also more than held its own. Four of Vanderbilt’s SEC wins have come by 23 points or more. From 1957-2010, Vanderbilt had four total wins against SEC opponents by 23-plus points. Before Franklin arrived, Vanderbilt had historically struggled to finish seasons on a strong note. However, it has been just the opposite under Franklin. For the first time since 1948, Vanderbilt finished undefeated in November. In two years, Franklin’s teams are 6-2 in November. In the decade before he arrived on campus, Vanderbilt was 3-32 in November games. The success of the team on the field has also translated to the stands. In 2012, attendance rose nearly 15 percent at the newly-renovated Vanderbilt Stadium, which hosted three sellouts for the first time since 1996. In the offseason before the 2012 season, Vanderbilt installed a new video board in the south end zone, along with new hillside seating below the video board. New stadium lights and an artificial playing surface was also installed in place of natural grass. A new multipurpose facility is also currently being constructed and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. In his first season at Vanderbilt, Franklin led the Commodores to the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis on New Year's Eve. The team totally reversed two consecutive seasons of disappointment by earning the fifth postseason appearance in school history.

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JOHN DONOVAN Offensive Coordinator/Backs

AGE: 40 CAREER RECORD: 14-11 (second season) ALMA MATER: East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University; Playing career – 1991-94 DEGREE: Bachelor's: Psychology, East Stroudsburg, 1995 Master's: Educational Leadership, Washington State, 1999 FAMILY: Wife, Fumi; daughters: Addy and Shola FRANKLIN ON TWITTER: @JamesFranklinVU

Helped Zac Stacy become the team's all-time leader with 3,036 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns... Stacy rushed for team-record 1,193 yards and 14 TDs as All-SEC junior... Joined Franklin in coming from Maryland... Graduate of Johns Hopkins.

Bob SHOOP Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Former Columbia head coach... Has enjoyed superb success as coordinator at Vanderbilt... Shoop's units rank among the Top 20 in scoring defense, total defense, pass defense among other categories... Came from four-year stint guiding excellent defensive units at William & Mary.

Charles Bankins Special Teams Coord./TEs Coached at NFL, college and prep levels... Worked two years at Maryland with Franklin... Two of Vanderbilt's kicking specialists enjoyed career years in 2012. Carey Spear set team record making 19-of-22 FGs... Richard Kent set a career high in punting (44.8-yard avg.) that ranks among SEC & NCAA leaders.

George Barlow Def. Recruiting Coord./DBs

One of two new staff additions in 2012... Two of Barlow's pupils, cornerbacks Andre Hal and Trey Wilson, earned All-SEC consideration for their 2012 contributions... In 2011, started as New Mexico's defensive coordinator, then was named interim head coach after fourth game... Helped Lobos' Carmen Messina break MWC total tackles record.

FRANKLIN'S CAREER AT A GLANCE 2011-12 VANDERBILT (head coach)

Win total after two seasons at Vanderbilt (14) is the most by second-year Commodore coach since 1904... Guides Commodores to 8-4 record in 2012, most regular season wins by Vanderbilt since 1982... Has squad preparing for first back-to-back bowl appearances in school history... Goes undefeated in November games for first time since 1982... 2012 offense featuring 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver ranks as team's best since 1948; 2012 defense is finest since 1997... His push for season tickets results in substantial increases in total attendence and helps Vanderbilt enjoy three home sellouts, including first consecutive home sellouts in 16 years...The 2012 team beat Missouri, Kentucky and Ole Miss in consecutive SEC road games, marking first time Vanderbilt has ever accomplished that feat... Guides 2011 Commodores to 6-6 regular season record and appearance in AutoZone Liberty Bowl in first year...Team shows vast improvement, ranking as the SEC's most improved offense and defense...Wins five home games in 2011, most by Vanderbilt in more than a decade...Four players earned postseason recognition, including defensive back Casey Hayward (All-America by Walter Camp Foundation) and team rushing record setter Zac Stacy... Builds enthusiasm among fan base and works non-stop growing support for program on campus and in the community... Excites fans after the season by inking strong signing class of prep recruits.

2008-10 Maryland (assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/QBs)

First year at Vanderbilt... WR duo of Jordan Matthews & Chris Boyd rank as the SEC's No. 1 tandem... Matthews has set multiple school records... As assistant at Western Michigan in 2011, mentored WR Jordan White to best season in program history (140 catches, 1,911 yards)... Was All-ACC safety as Wake Forest undergrad.

On December 23, 2007, Ralph Friedgen sways Franklin back to Maryland as the Terps’ assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. In February 2009, Friedgen designates Franklin as his successor at Maryland... The Terrapins go 9-4 overall in 2010, finishing second in the ACC’s Atlantic Division and winning the Military Bowl... Quarterback Danny O'Brien earns ACC Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-America honors under Franklin's mentorship, ranking third nationally among freshmen in pass efficiency rating... O’Brien throws for 22 touchdowns against only eight picks after becoming the team's starter in Week Four... Franklin’s 2010 offense ranks among the nation's best in limiting turnovers... Torrey Smith also flourishes in 2010, catching 67 passes for 1,055 yards to earn first-team All-ACC honors... For the fourth time in his career, Franklin also is honored as a Top 25 recruiter by Rivals.com for helping to secure a class that included a number of four-star athletes... In 2008, the Terps defeat four ranked teams en route to a win in the Humanitarian Bowl to cap an 8-5 record... Terp WR Darrius Heyward-Bey becomes No. 9 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.

herb hand Offensive Line

2006-07 Kansas State (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

Josh Gattis Off. Recruiting Coordinator/WRs

Longest-tenured coach on staff (2010)... Done remarkable job blending veterans Wesley Johnson and Ryan Seymour with several young prospects... Two of his pupils (Johnson & Joe Townsend) have earned SEC Lineman of the Week honors this year... Unit has limited sacks and allowed offense to produce highest point total since 1948.

brent pry Co-Def. Coord./Linebackers

Son of college coach... On staff at East Stroudsburg when Franklin was QB... Has developed three new starters into productive LBs at Vanderbilt: Archibald Barnes and Chase Garnham in 2011, and Karl Butler in 2012... Former defensive coordinator at Georgia Southern.

Ricky Rahne Quarterbacks

Cornell grad... In 2011 helped Larry Smith increase completion percentage to career-high 55%... His current pupil Jordan Rodgers is enjoying career year: 59% completions, 2,400+ passing yards, 13 TDs and just five INTs... Recruited All-America QB Collin Klein to Kansas State... Worked with Josh Freeman at K-State.

Sean Spencer Defensive Line

Coached Tim Fugger to All-SEC honors in 2011 before Fugger was drafted by the Colts... Helped several underclass interior linemen develop key roles in 2012... Emotional mentor who encourages players to attack like "wild African dogs"... Mentored three Buchanan Award finalists as assistant in FCS classification.

As K-State's offensive coordinator, Franklin helps Wildcats to 7-6 record in 2006, topped by a 45-42 win over No. 4 Texas. K-State lays in the Texas Bowl, its first postseason game in three years... Under Franklin's guidance, K-State offense in 2007 becomes first in team history to feature a 3,000-yard passer, 1,500-yard receiver and 1,000-yard rusher in the same season... QB Josh Freeman (eventual 2009 1st-round pick of Tampa Bay) sets many school records, including 3,353 passing yards... WR Jordy Nelson becomes an All-American by catching 122 passes, and is a high draft pick of the Packers... In 2011, Nelson starts on Green Bay's world champion squad.

2005 Green Bay PackeRS-NFL (assistant coach/wide receivers)

Assisting Head Coach Mike Sherman, Franklin mentors a strong receiving arsenal that includes Donald Driver, Javon Walker and Robert Ferguson catching passes from Brett Favre... Despite an injury to Walker, the Packers rank sixth in team receiving yards... Driver sets career highs with 86 receptions for 1,221 receiving yards.

2000-04 Maryland (wide receivers/recruiting coordinator)

Franklin helps Maryland to three consecutive bowl games starting with the 2001 squad... Maryland also achieves three straight seasons of 10 wins or more (2001-03), including appearance in 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl...Terps followed Orange Bowl berth with 30-3 victory over Tennessee in 2002 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and 41-7 win over West Virginia in 2003 Toyota Gator Bowl... Promoted to recruiting coordinator in 2003, Franklin delivers back-to-back recruiting classes that were ranked among the nation's Top 25.

1999 Idaho State (wide receivers)

As receivers coach, Franklin helps ISU finish ninth nationally in total offense.

1998 Washington State (graduate assistant coach/tight ends)

Franklin joins highly successful Cougar Coach Mike Price as grad assistant.

1997 James Madison (wide receivers)

Franklin mentors James Madison wide receivers... Junior receiver Earnest Payton finishes his career as the school’s leader in receptions with 185.

1996 East Stroudsburg (defensive backs)

Franklin returns to his alma mater, Division II East Stroudsburg.

NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program

Franklin participates in the program in 1998, serving an internship with Miami. He also enjoyed stints with Philadelphia in 1999 and Minnesota in 2008.

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FROM LIBERTY TO MUSIC CITY JAMES FRANKLIN HAS GUIDED VANDERBILT TO CONSECUTIVE NEW YEAR'S EVE APPEARANCES. THE BACK-TO-BACK BOWLS REPRESENT A NEW PROGRAM STANDARD. HERE'S A LOOK AT FRANKLIN'S 2012 – FROM THE LIBERTY TO MUSIC CITY BOWL. EARNING SEC WIN AT MISSOURI H Oct. 6, 2012

The Commodores share the national spotlight as they kick off ESPN's 2012 coverage of college football by hosting South Carolina on Thursday night.

Franklin GUIDES 'DORES TO AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL H Dec. 31, 2011

James Franklin concludes his first year as head coach by leading the Commodores to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. He becomes the initial Vanderbilt coach to guide the Commodores to a postseason appearance in his first season.

National Signing Day H Feb. 1, 2012

Fueled by the Liberty Bowl appearance, diligence and hard work, Franklin lands a 22-player class that keen recruiting observers describe as the best Commodores in decades. The class includes four 4-star prospects, including six of the best high school seniors across Tennessee.

THE STREAK BEGINS WITH HOME WIN OVER AUBURN H Oct. 20 2012

Playing before a second straight home sellout, the Commodores smother Auburn's offense and ride a huge rushing effort by Zac Stacy to a 17-13 win. Late in the game, Stacy breaks the team record for career rushing yards.

BREWING A SHUTOUT IN KENTUCKY H Nov. 3, 2012

Vanderbilt dominates the Wildcats in Lexington, earning a third straight victory by producing their first SEC road shutout since 1968.

COMEBACK SEALS win IN OXFORD H Nov. 10, 2012

ATTENDANCE GROWS FOR 2nd black & Gold spring game H April 14, 2012

Trailing 23-6 early in the third quarter, the Commodores rally with a last-minute touchdown to post a thrilling 27-26 victory in Oxford. Afterward, Franklin carries Mr. Commodore into the post-game locker room.

HOW SWEET IT IS – VICTORY OVER TENNESSEE H Nov. 17, 2012

Franklin's second spring drill on campus concludes with more than 8,000 spectators watching the Black squad earn a convincing 33-0 victory in the Black & Gold Spring Game. It marks the largest audience for the spring finale since the early 1990s.

Looking for their first victory over Tennessee in Nashville since 1982, the Commodores claim victory in convincing fashion, beating the Vols 41-18. It marks Vanderbilt's biggest margin of victory over Tennessee since 1954.

packed house for uniform unveiling event H July 11, 2012

Commodore fans packed into Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt in mid-July to watch Vanderbilt players unveil stylish new uniforms for the upcoming season. Serving as MC, Franklin brings down the house with introducing white helmets to the Commodore uniform collection.

ACCEPTING A MUSIC CITY INVITE H Dec. 2, 2012

TEAM WELCOMES FACILITY UPGRADES AS SEASON nearS H August 2012

Excitement surrounds the Commodore program as players arrive on campus to open preseason camp. Inside the program, coaches, staff and student-athletes are thrilled to cut the ribbon on a massive McGugin Center facility upgrade that includes a 140-person auditorium and team room, and new meeting rooms for each position grouping. Across Jess Neely Drive, crews are putting the finishing touches on a state-of-the-art video board, 400-seating capacity berm and new artificial turf in Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Commodore players celebration with nearly 2,000 fans in the Student Life Student as leaders of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl officially invite Vanderbilt to the Dec. 31st game in Nashville by presenting a guitar to Franklin.

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DONOVAN

Off. Coordinator•Running Backs 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff Donovan's offense continues to be a huge hit at Vanderbilt, a school that struggled with point production prior to Donovan's and James Franklin's arrival on campus. This season, Donovan coordinated one of the most productive offenses in modern day team history. The 2012 Commodores' accumulation of 4,711 total yards ranks as the highest total in modern Vanderbilt history. Vanderbilt also scored 352 points, the highest single-season total by a Commodore squad since World War I. Donovan's balanced Donovan's offense, led by all-time rushing leader attack resulted in Zac Stacy, receiver Jordan Matthews and quarterthree of the finest back Jordan Rodgers, averaged 39.8 points during individual seasons the Commodores' six-game win streak to conclude ever by Vanderbilt players. Senior Zac the regular season. It also topped 40 points in five Stacy became the most games, the most by a Vanderbilt squad since 1915. decorated running back in team history, setting career record with 3,036 rushing yards and 29 rushing TDs. Stacy also became the first Commodore to ever produce back-to-back 1,000-yard season. Junior wide receiver Jordan Matthews set a team single-season record with 1,262 receiving yards. His 87-reception total also ranks No. 2 all-time among Commodores. Senior quarterback Jordan Rodgers also produced a career season, hitting 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,431 yards, and 13 touchdowns. The offense also showed improvement in turnovers and third down efficiency. Besides Stacy, Donovan also mentored a running back corps that included running backs Wesley Tate and Brian Kimbrow.

since 1974. The team's total defense average of 326.4 yards ranks 17th in the NCAA. The unit is even better in pass defense, where it ranks 10th nationally with a 175.8yard average. Shoop's attacking Despite missing four quality starters from a year squad also performs well ago, Shoop's Vanderbilt defense didn't miss a beat. forcing fourth downs. The unit ranks 12th nationally The unit ranked among NCAA leaders in several on third down situations. categories. The defense also held five SEC opponents The pressuring unit under 20 points and posted its first shutout in also leads the SEC with conference play since 1968. 93 tackles for loss this year, the most by any SEC defense. Shoop's defense enjoyed widespread success with limited individual recognition. Cornerback Andre Hal was the only Commodore to garner all-conference postseason honors. Shoop also mentored Commodore safeties, developing Kenny Ladler and Javon Marshall into extremely productive starters. Ladler and Marshall topped the defense in tackles.

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BOB

SHOOP

Def. Coordinator•Safeties 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff Bob Shoop's second defense at Vanderbilt continued the same positive trends that begun in 2011 when the Commodore defense enjoyed stunning, across-the-board improvement. Despite missing four standouts from a year ago, the 2012 defense ranks among the NCAA's Top 20 in several key categories, including scoring defense, total defense and pass defense. The unit ranks 15th in the NCAA with a 18.3-point scoring defense. That total ranks as the fewest points allowed by a Vanderbilt defense

CHARLES

BANKINS

Special Teams Coordinator•TEs 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff In his second season on campus, Bankins continued his remarkable job of coaching Vanderbilt special teams. Behind the placekicking of junior Carey Spear and the punting of senior Richard Kent, the Commodores put together arguably the finest combined special teams effort in team history. Spear was sensational, setting a school record with 19 field goals and 81 points scored by a kicker. He also ranked as the SEC's most accurate kicker, hitting 86.4 percent of his field goal attempts (19-of-22). Kent wasn't outdone by Spear. The third-year starter averaged 44.8 yards, the fourth highest single-season average ever by a Commodore. His outstanding ability to directionally punt was extremely effective in limiting returns and pinning teams deep inside their 20-yard line. Junior Jonathan Krause also made huge strides as a punt returner. His 11.2-yard average was the second highest by a Commodore in the 20 years. He also became For the first time in team history, both of the first Vanderbilt player Vanderbilt's specialists received All-Southeastern since 1968 to register Conference recognition in the same season. Kicker two punt returns for Carey Spear was named Second Team All-SEC by touchdowns in the same Associated Press writers; punter Richard Kent earned season. Second Team All-SEC honors from the head coaches. Bankins also mentored a young and improving corps of tight ends. A pair of redshirt freshmen who developed nicely during the season, Steven Scheu and Kris Kentera, combined for 16 receptions and three TD catches.

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Commodore coaches George

Barlow

Def. Recruiting Coordinator•DBs 1st year on Vanderbilt staff In his first season on the Vanderbilt staff, Barlow mentored the Commodore defensive backs into one of the Southeastern Conference's most productive units. The defensive backs were part of a Vanderbilt defense that ranked among the NCAA's best in several pass defense categories. The Commodores rank No. 10 in the NCAA – and third in the SEC – in pass defense, allowing just 175.8 yards. They are even better in defensive pass efficiency, ranking fifth in the nation with a 99.8 rating. Barlow also did a Barlow continued the recent run of outstanding superb job helping to Vanderbilt cornerbacks. Second-year starter Trey develop first-year Wilson put together a solid year, and established a starting cornerback new team all-time record by returning two Andre Hal. The junior interceptions for touchdowns, running his career was named second total to four. First-year starter Andre Hal turned team All-SEC for his plenty of heads, ranking third in the SEC in passes outstanding play. defending. Hal also became the fifth Commodore receptions. DB in the last six years to earn All-SEC recognition. At the start of the season, Barlow became the third highly respected former NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) defensive coordinator on Franklin's staff, joining Bob Shoop and Brent Pry. Barlow came to Vanderbilt after three years at New Mexico. In 2011, Barlow began the season as New Mexico's defensive coordinator and concluded as interim head coach. Prior to New Mexico, Barlow served a highly successful decade mentoring defenses at James Madison (Va.) University, one of the top teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

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Josh

Gattis

Off. Recruiting Coordinator•WRs 1st year on Vanderbilt staff In his first year with the Commodores, Gattis mentored the most productive wide receiving corps in team history. Gattis, who joined the Commodores after a successful season at Western Michigan, helped develop the talents of junior Jordan Matthews and redshirt sophomore Chris Boyd. Combined, Matthews and Boyd put together receiving statistics

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unmatched by any other Vanderbilt duo. The Matthews-Boyd tandem totalled 133 catches and 2,018 receiving yards, 138 yards more than the next closest Commodore duo. Matthews was superb, earning In 2011-12, Gattis' pupils have enjoyed staggering consensus First Team success at the wide receiver position. This year, Jordan All-SEC honors by Matthews has enjoyed arguably the greatest year ever ranking among the by a Vanderbilt WR – 87 catches, 1,262 yards, seven NCAA's Top Ten receivers with 87 TDs. In 2011, Gattis' top WR at Western Michigan, catches and 1,262 Jordan White, caught 140 passes for 1,911 receiving receiving yards. yards and 17 TDs. Boyd also enjoyed a sensational season with 46 catches and 756 receiving yards. They also combined to catch 11 touchdown passes. Gattis came to Vanderbilt after mentoring Western Michigan receiver Jordan White to a spectacular All-America campaign in 2011. White set virtually every WMU receiving record working under Gattis' guidance.

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HERB

HAND

Offensive Line 3rd year on Vanderbilt staff Hand continues to get excellent production from an offensive line that has lacked ideal size and depth. This season, Hand continued to use innovation to maximize the effectiveness of his offensive line. Hand's belief in preparing linemen for multiple positions proved highly beneficial when several players contributed key roles late in the year after shifting from their original position. Hand's desire for versatility on the offensive front was on full display late in the season with the play of redshirt junior Wesley Johnson and senior Ryan Seymour. Johnson, recognized as an honorable mention All-SEC selection, played extremely well at right tackle after moving from left tackle. Seymour, a three-year starting guard who also took a few snaps at center, moved Hand's coaching job at Vanderbilt continues to get the into Johnson's vacant attention of others. Two of his pupils – Wesley Johnson left tackle role and and Joe Townsend – received SEC Offensive Lineman performed at a high level. of the Week honors after their outstanding individual Several other effort in Commodore victories. The unit helped paved members of Hand's the way for a balanced attack that produced more corps performed well points than other Vanderbilt offense since 1915. as the Commodores featured one of the SEC's most balanced offensive attacks. Senior Josh Jelesky continued to develop as a second-year offensive guard. When sophomore Joe Townsend was inserted at center, he played at a high level, earning SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors following his first career start. Another young prospect, redshirt freshman Jake Bernstein, blossomed as a starter in November.

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SEAN

PRY

SPENCER

Co-Defensive Coordinator•LBs 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff Pry developed a linebacking corps that lacked depth and experience entering the year into one of the unit's most productive position groups by season's end. Despite the graduation of team captain Chris Marve at middle linebacker, Pry got career seasons from returning starters Chase Garnham and Archibald Barnes, developed Karl Butler into a quality third starting linebacker, and introduced three freshmen into key reserve roles. After moving to middle linebacker during spring drills, Garnham topped the corps with 77 tackles and ranks among the SEC linePry's decision to move Chase Garnham to inside backer leaders with six quarterback sacks. linebacker paid huge dividends. The junior earned Barnes contributed 66 All-SEC consideration after garnering 77 tackles, tackles while Butler 11.5 tackles for loss and a team-high six sacks. added 48 tackles while matching Garnham's team-high 11.5 tackles for loss. Pry also mentored a pair of true freshmen, Darreon Herring and Jake Sealand, into key contributors. They combined for 53 tackles.

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Defensive Line 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff The Commodore defensive line corps continues to feed off the energy and enthusiasm of their mentor, Sean Spencer. Several in the corps, including ends Johnell Thomas, Walker May and Kyle Woestmann, and interior tackles Jared Morse and Barren Dixon, enjoyed career seasons in 2012 under Spencer's guidance. In just two years, Spencer has developed one of the deepest lines in recent Vanderbilt memory. Up to five players rotated effectively this season at both the end and tackle Six different players mentored by Spencer posted positions. career highs in total tackles, tackles for loss or Spencer's corps were quarterback sacks during the 2012 season. topped by May, Morse, Thomas, senior tackle Rob Lohr and freshman Caleb Azubike. May and Lohr topped the corps with 40 total tackles and 11 tackles for loss, respectively. Azubike and Woestmann shared the team high with four quarterback sacks. Thomas and Morse both registered career highs in total tackles.

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RICKY

DWIGHT

RAHNE

GALT

Quarterbacks 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff Rahne's work with redshirt senior Jordan Rodgers produced one of the finest campaigns ever by a Vanderbilt quarterback. Rodgers, entering the season with seven career starts, prospered under Rahne's guidance. Rodgers' season totals of 2,431 passing yards, 175 completions and 13 TD passes rank among the team's Top Ten single-season passing charts. More importantly, Rodgers substantially improved from his junior to senior seasons in completion percentage and ball security. Rodgers pushed his One year after hitting 50 percent of his pass attempts, completion percentage senior Jordan Rodgers was a totally different QB in to a career-best 59.5% 2012. He completed 59.5% of his passes, threw for and threw just five the fifth highest yardage total ever by a Commodore, interceptions. and compiled one of the SEC's best touchdown-toRahne also worked interception ratios. on the development of redshirt junior transfer Austyn Carta-Samuels and promising freshman Patton Robinette.

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Dir., Performance Enhancement 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff Vanderbilt Football student-athletes continue to flourish under the strength and conditioning program instituted by Director of Performance Enhancement, Dwight Galt. Galt, along with assistants Chuck Losey and Barry Gant, direct a year-around program aimed at improving speed, agility, strength, and power that the Commodore players have enthusiastically embraced. The in-season training Conditioning continues to be a big factor in effort, aimed at Vanderbilt's success under James Franklin. For the maximizing results for second straight year, the Commodores reversed the critical month of historical second half scoring trends. The 2012 'Dores November, was extremely outscored their opponents 181-119 after halftime. successful, with the Commodores using their enhanced preparedness to go 4-0 in the month. During the in-season training phase, the team’s bench press average increased by 10.4 pounds.

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University, athletics officials

Nicholas S. Zeppos

David Williams II

Richard McCarty

Kevin Colon

Jemal Griffin

Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Vice Chancellor of University Affairs & Athletics

Provost, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Associate Director of Student Athletics

Football Chief of Staff

Michael Hazel

Andy Frank

Tom Bossung

Luke Wyatt

Kevin Threlkel

Director of Football Operations

Player Personnel Coordinator

Head Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Assistant Director of Football Operations

Lori Alexander

Mark Carter

Candice Lee

Patricia Marett

Steve Walsh

Associate Director of Student Athletics

Director of Development, National Commodore Club

Director of Compliance; Senior Woman Adminstrator

Associate Vice Chancellor

Director of Sales and Marketing

Brock Williams

Rod Williamson

Elizabeth Wright

Jeff Miller

Eric Jones

Associate Director of Student Athletics

Director of Communications

Director of Academic Support

General Manager, IMG College

Athletics Ticket Manager

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support staff

Chuck Losey

Barry Gant Jr.

Associate Director, Conditioning

Assistant Director, Conditioning

Joey Orck Graduate Assistant, Offense

Andrea Cain

Derham Cato

Sam Williams

Charles Walker

Chandler Henley

Graduate Assistant, Defense

Quality Control, Offense

Quality Control, Defense

Graduate Assistant, Recruiting/Offense

LaMar Morgan

Matt Ruland

Beverly Brothers

Larry Leathers

Kyle Parkinson

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Angela Bess

Graduate Assistant, Recruiting/Deffense

Admin. Assistant, Head Coach

Admin. Assistant, Football Staff

Sports Information Director

Sports Information Assistant Director

Dr. Kurt Spindler

Dr. Warne Fitch

Dr. Harrison Shull

Tracy Campbell

Justin Matlage

Justin Wenzel

John Thorpe

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Team Physician

Team Physician

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Director, Game Management

Steven Parks

Lacey Ballard

Wes Whaley

Cierra Gillison

Eugene Henderson

Max Martin

Director, Video Production

Assistant Director, Video Production

Assistant Director, Video Production

Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor

"Magic" Noori

Michael West

Chris Singleton

Gary Veach

Allison Bradley

Food Coach, Hendrix Room

Assistant Ticket Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Equipment Assistant

Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing

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55 Azubike

Torey

Caleb

Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 265 Opelika, Ala. H Opelika HS 2012 Agee redshirted during his first year on campus, working hard in the weightroom to add bulk... Showed plenty of promise as scout team defensive lineman. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at DE for Alabama public school... Earned three varsity letters... Named All-Area DE honors as junior and senior... In 2011, produced 40 solo tackles, six tackles for loss and five quarterback sacks for Bulldogs' squad that advanced to 5A state playoffs... Played in postseason Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game after senior campaign.

43 Aiello Scot

So. H Defensive Back H 5-10 • 178 Franklin, Tenn. H Centennial HS 2012 Second-year walk-on earned first playing time of Commodore career, seeing action in two games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor. 2011 Aiello was added to the Commodore roster prior to spring drills, making the squad after a student tryout offered by new coach James Franklin... Has contributed as defensive back on practice squads.

48 Amingwa Manny

Sr. H Defensive Back H 5-11 • 190 Whitinsville, Mass. H Milford HS 2012 Amingwa did not see action during the season after moving from wide receiver to defensive back. Helped the Commodores during regular season as an effective scout team defensive back. 2011 Amingwa joined the Commodore program after the 2011 regular season... Was invited to join Vanderbilt roster after participating in offseason student tryout.

47 Anders Tyler

So. H Running Back H 5-11 • 192 Richlands, Va. H Graham HS 2012 Anders did not see action during his first full season with the Commodores, though contributed effectively as a practice squad running back. 2011 Anders did not participate in the 2011 regular season, joining the squad prior to 2012 spring drills... Invited to join the roster by coaching staff Franklin after participating in an offseason student tryout.

Fr. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 255 Nashville, Tenn. H McGavock HS 2012 Azubike enjoyed one of the finest campaigns ever by a Commodore true freshman defensive end... Saw action in every game, playing more snaps than any other Vanderbilt first-year player... Set team record for true freshmen with four quarterback sacks... Ended season with 14 solo tackles, 18 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and a pair of quarterback hurries... Set season high with three solo tackles, including a sack, at Northwestern... Added key sack in win over Tennessee. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain, two-year starter at DE... As senior, topped the Raiders with 117 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 10 QB sacks and six forced fumbles for Raiders... Two-time team MVP... All-State recipient as senior; listed on Tennessean's Dream Team... Posted three sacks at postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held in Texas... Earned defensive MVP honors in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game after setting record with 17 tackles... Finalist for Hume Award, given to Nashville public school's top scholar-athlete.

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AZUBIKE's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles SACKS TFL 14-4-18 4.0-22 4.5-22

FF/FR QBH 0/1 2

26 Banks Brandon

Fr. H Defensive Back H 5-10, 165 Brandywine, Md. H Gwynn Park HS 2012 Banks redshirted as a true freshman cornerback prospect, using the fall semester to add strengh and pounds in the weightroom. As a scout team player, Banks displayed excellent athleticism and coverage skills. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter for 2A Maryland school located southeast of Washington D.C... Started at DB and WR... As senior DB, registered eight INTs and 45 tackles, helping team to 8-3 mark and 2A state playoffs... Had 30 catches for 762 yards and seven TDs as senior WR, earning First Team All-State... Played in Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Game... Also produced as junior WR/DB, catching eight TDs and registering seven INTs on defense.

93 Banks Ladarius

Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 290 Dallas, Ga. H East Paulding HS 2012 Banks did not play as a true freshman interior lineman, but showed plenty of quickness and desire as a defensive tackle candidate. Also improved strength and added bulk through weightroom efforts. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year captain... Three-year defensive line starter for one of top teams in Atlanta area... As senior tackle, earned MVP honors posting 65 total tackles, 36 solo tackles and four QB sacks for 11-2 Raider squad that advanced to AAAA state quarterfinals... Named to Georgia's Top 75 seniors by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and First Team All-Region as senior... Helped 2011 defense post five shutouts... Participated in Army All-American Combine as junior... Vice president of senior class.

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49 Barbieri Robby

Sr. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 228 Eden Prairie, Minn. H Breck School 2012 Barbieri made his lone appearance late in team's win over Presbyterian, though did not earn defensive stats during the victory... Progress at outside linebacker slowed by injury during second half of season. 2011 Barbieri will look to contribute on special teams and as a reserve linebacker in his second year with the program. 2010 Barbieri did not participate as a first-year walk-on linebacker prospect... Contributed as defensive scout during fall practices.

15 Barnes Archibald

R-Sr. H Linebacker H 6-4 • 235 Tampa, Fla. H Berkeley Prep 2012 Barnes has been one of the Commodores’ most valuable members of a defense that again ranks among the NCAA Top 20 in numerous categories and a squad preparing for its second consecutive postseason appearance... Has served as defensive co-captain during senior season... Barnes has started all 12 games as Total Tackles: 12, vs. Florida, 10/13/2012 a fifth-year senior at outside SOLO Tackles: 6, (2x), most recently linebacker... He ranks fourth on vs. Cincinnati, 12/31/2011 the team with a career-high 60 INTERCEPTIONS: 2, at Tennessee, 11/19/2011 total tackles, including 31 solo Longest INT. Return: 100 yds., at stops, an interception, quarterTennessee,11/19/2011 back sack and forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and five passes defended... Played sensationally against Florida, registering a single-game career high 12 tackles... Also contributed a sack and two tackles for loss in Vanderbilt’s victory over Auburn... Opened the season with eight tackles vs. South Carolina and five stops at Northwestern... Contributed six tackles, a quarterback hurry and pass defended in victory at Ole Miss that provided bowl eligibility for the squad... Aided the regular season finale win at Wake Forest with third career interception and two additional passes defended. 2011 Barnes enjoyed the best year of his Commodore career, becoming a top defensive performer by season's end... After starting the year in reserve role, Barnes moved into the starting lineup at outside linebacker after injury to Tristan Strong... Play seemed to improve with each start... Saw action in all 13 games, with starting assignment in final nine contests... Finished with career highs in every stat: 37 solo tackles, 59 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions, and six passes defended... Shared team lead with three forced fumbles... Career game came at Tennessee, picking off two Vol passes, including one returned school-record 100 yards for score... Finished year as team's fifth leading tackler... Posted six solo tackles and eight total stops came in first start at Alabama... Also had seven stops at South Carolina and six against Army and Tennessee... Contributed forced fumbles in wins over Wake Forest and Kentucky, and at South Carolina... Registered career high of 10 tackles in AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Cincinnati. 2010 Barnes continued his development as a sophomore outside linebacker... Played in all 12 games, seeing action as LB and special teams contributor... Earned first career start against LSU... Finished season with 11 total tackles, including one resulting in five-yard loss... Posted two solo tackles against Northwestern, LSU and Wake Forest... Also

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forced fumble in loss to LSU. 2009 As redshirt freshman, Barnes participated in every game, contributing on various coverage units... Minutes increased after midseason injuries to two other LBs... Played substantial minutes in SEC games against Kentucky and Tennessee... Finished with 11 solo tackles and 15 total stops... Set highs in total tackles (5) vs. Kentucky... Earned team's Specialist of the Week honor at Ga. Tech game. 2008 Barnes spent his first year on the Vanderbilt campus as a redshirt, working at several defensive positions on the practice squad.

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Barnes' Career Defensive Statistics Tackles TFL Sacks 31-29-60 2.0-4 1.0-3 37-22-59 4.5-30 2.0-12 7-4-11 1.0-5 0.0-0 11-4-15 0.0-0 0.0-0 86-59-145 7.5-39 3.0-15

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10 Batey Cory

Fr. H Wide Receiver H 6-0, 205 Nashville, Tenn. H Ensworth School 2012 Batey redshirted as a true freshman as returning starters Jordan Matthews, Chris Boyd and Jonathan Krause enjoyed substantial action. As practice squad receiver, displayed excellent hands and skill as route runner. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at WR and DB... Had 42 receptions for 802 yards and 10 TDs as senior WR... Also contributed 30 tackles and two INTs as DB and averaged 31.8 yards as kickoff returner for 12-1 private school power... Helped Ensworth to consecutive Division II-AA state titles in 2010-11... Named first team All-State by sportswriters and recognized on All-Midstate Team by Tennessean... Had TD catch in postseason Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl... Also participated in East-West All-Star Game... As junior, posted 47 catches, good for 687 yards and three TDs, and 42 tackles for 10-2 squad.

53 Bernstein Jake

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 295 Lake in the Hills, Ill. H Crystal Lake South HS 2012 After starting the season as a reserve guard, Bernstein became one of the Commodores' most valuable and dependent players during the team's six-game win streak to conclude the season... Played virtually every meaningful snap on the offensive line over the team's last six games, seeing action in both guard roles... Earned five starting assignments: three at right guard and two at left guard... Increased playing time began in win over Auburn... First career start came at right guard in win over UMass, followed by starts at same position in road wins against Kentucky and Ole Miss... Started at left guard in late-season wins against Tennessee and Wake Forest. 2011 Bernstein has not played, but has shown abilities as a prospective guard on the offensive front... Has added strength to frame and worked to improve blocking techniques during his freshman season on campus.

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51 Bowman

Andrew

Hunter

R-So. H Offensive Tackle H 6-6 • 275 Atlanta, Ga. H Westminister School

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 5-11 • 216 Savannah, Ga. H Savannah Country Day 2012 Bowman did not see action as a first-year walk-on... Contributed to team's success as a practice squad linebacker. 2011 Joined the team during the year but did not see action. He participated as fullback in spring drills.

80 Boyd Chris

R-So. H Wide Receiver H 6-4 • 205 Roswell, Ga. H Roswell HS 2012 Boyd has put together one of the finest receiving seasons ever by a Commodore sophomore... A starter in every game, Boyd teamed with Jordan Matthews to form the SEC's most potent WR duo and the finest receiving tandem in team history... Boyd's 46 catches ranks No. 5 all-time among Vanderbilt sophomores and ninth among current SEC receivers... His 756 receiving yards ranks eighth in the league... A 120-yard performance in the bowl would place Boyd among the team's all-time Top Ten Receptions: 6, (4x), most recently in single-season receiving yardage... at Kentucky, 11/3/2012 Boyd Receiving Yards: 110, at Georgia, has at least three catches in 10 of 9/22/2012 12 games this season, and has Longest Catch: 68, vs. Cincinnati, surpassed 60 receiving yards in 12/31/2011 eight games... Established new Touchdown catches in Game: 2, career high with 110 receiving yards vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 at Georgia... Match previous high of six catches in three games, including at Northwestern, vs. Auburn and at Kentucky... Posted touchdowns in four consecutive late-season games... Enters postseason appearance with 77 career receptions, 1,229 receiving yards and 12 TD catches. 2011 Boyd finished his first season as a key contributor on a high note, capping a solid redshirt freshman campaign by posting receptions in the team's last seven games... Played in every game, earning seven starts... Posted a career long catch (68-yard) for touchdown vs. Cincinnati in AutoZone Liberty Bowl... Topped the squad with seven touchdown catches, most by a Commodore since Earl Bennett's nine TDs in 2005... Finished with 31 catches (No. 4 all-time by Vanderbilt freshman) and 473 receiving yards, both totals ranking second on the team... Opened playing career with rare receiving feat – catching TD passes with first three career catches... In first career start, had two TD catches vs. Elon... Single-game career highs in receiving yards (90) came in win over Army... Sparked late rally at Florida with 10-yard TD catch from Jordan Rodgers in closing minute. 2010 Boyd did not play as a true freshman... As a redshirt, he worked to add strength while impressing teammates and coaches with his receiving abilities on the practice field.

2012 Bridges played in 11 of 12 games during the season... Earned starting assignments at right tackle in the first nine games, then returned in reserve role for season-ending wins vs. Tennessee and Wake Forest... Also played sparingly at TE in short-yardage situations... Was on the field for majority of offensive snaps in first eight games... Displaying excellent mobility and techique as pass blocker. 2011 Bridges became a valuable contributor on the offensive front as the season endured... Concluded as a quality starter at left tackle, giving opening-game starter Wesley Johnson the ability to move to center when Logan Stewart was injured... Played in nine games, earning starts against Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Cincinnati in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl... Earned solid blocking grades from offensive coaches, helping unit average 35.3 points and more than 400 yards in final three regular season games. 2010 Bridges did not play as a true freshman, instead concentrating on adding strength and bulk in the weight room... Worked as offensive tackle on scout units during fall practices.

79 Brockway Ryan

Boyd's Career Highs:

2012 2011 Career

Jr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 290 Los Angeles, Calif. H Loyola HS

2012 Brockway did not see action as a first-year walk-on... Contributed on scout teams as an offensive lineman.

56 Bryant Darien

R-Fr. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 230 Pickerington, Ohio H Pickerington North HS 2012 Saw action in eight games in first season as contributor... Utilized in passing situations as rush end... Enjoyed most action early in season when coaches rotated five DEs... Ended season with pair of tackles, including a quarterback sack in victory over Presbyterian. 2011 Bryant did not play as a true freshman, working as a defensive end and tight end at practice.

2012

Bryant's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles SACKS TFL 1-1-2 1.0-1 1.0-1

FF/FR PBU 0/0 1

Boyd's Career Receiving Statistics

Rec. Yards TD AVG. Long 46 756 4 16.4 60 31 473 8 15.3 68 77 1229 12 15.9 68

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Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 290 Duncanville, Texas H Duncanville HS 2012 Butler has not played during his true freshman season, but has remained on the team's depth chart throughout the year as a centerguard candidate... Brings physical maturity and mobility to the squad's offensive line corps. HIGH SCHOOL Two-time captain for large suburban Dallas public school... Started at LT as junior and senior after playing DE as sophomore... As senior, also blocked eight field goal attempts... Two-time first team 5A All-District recipient... Named All-Area as senior, earning team MVP honors... Helped squad to district titles and 5A playoff appearances in 2010 and 2011...Played center in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held in Cowboys Stadium.

28 Butler Karl

Jr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 215 New Orleans, La. H Brother Martin HS 2012 Earned starting assignments in every game at outside linebacker... Extremely productive campaign, ranking fifth on team with 48 total tackles... Shared team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss... Also contributed two sacks, four passes defended, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and two quarterback hurries... Had at least three tackles in nine of 12 games... Produced career high of four solo tackles against Total Tackles: 7, at Missouri, 10/6/2012 three opponents: Northwestern, SOLO Tackles: 4, (3x), most recently vs. Missouri and tennessee... Career Tennessee, 11/17/2012 high of seven total tackles came TACKLES FOR LOSS: 2.5, at Northwestern, 9/8/2012 in win over Missouri... In opener, had forced fumble and recover... Contributed 2.5 tackles for loss at Northwestern... Sacks came against Florida and Wake Forest. 2011 Earned respect of coaches and teammates by switching positions midway through the season, providing much-needed depth and pass coverage abilities at the linebacker position... Moved from safety to linebacker prior to Army game after injuries to Tristan Strong and Chase Garnham thinned corps... Played in all 13 games... Concluded regular season by setting career highs with 18 solo tackles, and 27 total tackles... Posted single-game high of five tackles in opener vs. Elon and finale vs. Wake Forest... Contributed four tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Army. 2010 Played in every game on special teams and as safety during first year on campus... One of 13 true freshmen, including five players in the secondary, that saw action... Earned early reputation for punishing hits in preseason camp... Ended season with three total tackles... Top effort came against Florida where he posted two tackles and an INT returned for 33 yards... Also contributed on kickoff coverage units.

2012 Carta-Samuels saw action in five games for the Commodores... Served as top reserve quarterback... Earned first Commodore start against Presbyterian... Completed Attempts: 24, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 14-of-24 passes for 208 Completions: 14, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 yards and a touchdown on Yards: 208, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 the season... Also contributed 27 rushing yards... All of his passing stats came while leading Vanderbilt to win over Presbyterian. 2011 Carta-Samuels was not eligible to play for the Commodores after transferring from the University of Wyoming... Served as outstanding practice squad quarterback.

Carta-Samuels' Career Highs:

Carta-Samuels’ Offensive Statistics

Att/ComP-Int 2012 24-14-0

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Int FF/FR PBU 0-0 1/1 4 0-0 0/1 2 1-33 0/0 1 1-33 1/2 7

Yds. Pct. TD Lg Rush-Yds TD Lg 208 58.3 1 38 5-27 0 11

12 Clarke Steven

Jr. H Cornerback H 5-10 • 190 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. H Boyd Anderson HS 2012 Clarke played in nine games during the season, seeing action as a cornerback and kick returner... Finished the season with eight solo tackles, 13 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and three passes defended... Contributed Total Tackles: 8, vs. So. Carolina, 10/25/2010 four total tackles in SOLO Tackles: 4, vs. So. Carolina, 10/25/2010 Vanderbilt's win at Kentucky. 2011 Contributed key role in the defensive secondary and on special teams... Played in all 13 games as reserve DB... Averaged 22 yards as kickoff returner... Ended season with career high of 18 total tackles... Shared team high with two fumble recoveries... Second recovery came in win over Kentucky... Had three tackles vs. Army and Tennessee. 2010 Talented freshman who displayed the versatility to play either defensive back or running back... Moved to RB during last two weeks of summer camp when injuries piled up in the offensive backfield... Coaches returned Clarke to secondary before the opener where he saw action in 11 games... Also aided Commodore coverage units... Ended season with 16 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, a sack, and a QB hurry.

Clarke's Career Highs:

BUTLER's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles TFL SACKs 32-16-48 11.5-39 2.0-12 18-9-27 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-2-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 51-27-78 11.5-39 2.0-12

Carta-Samuels

R-Jr. H Quarterback H 6-1 • 220 San Jose, Calif. H Bellarmine HS H Wyoming

Butler's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

Austyn

2012 2011 2010 Career

Clarke's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles 8-5-13 10-8-18 10-6-16 28-19-47

TFL Sacks Int FF/FR PBU KOR AVG. 1.0-2 0.0-0 0-0 0/0 0 1-23 23.0 1.5-4 1.0-2 0-0 1/2 1 10-220 22.0 1.0-1 1.0-1 0-0 0/0 1 - 3.5-7 2.0-3 0-0 1/2 2 11-243 22.1

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So. H Running Back H 5-10 • 180 Arlington Heights, Ill. H Loyola Academy 2012 Clayton did not see action as a second-year walk-on... Contributed early in the season as a scout team running back. 2011 Clayton joined the Commodores after participating in student tryouts... Did not play, but played RB on practice squad units.

16 Colbert Luke

So. H Quarterback H6-2 • 203 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell Academy

tions (7) and receiving yards (67) at Rice... Also scored 31-yard reverse for touchdown on first career rush against Rice... Posted at least two receptions in nine games... Had five catches against both Army and Kentucky... Longest reception (21 yards against Kentucky) also resulted in first career touchdown pass reception. 2008 Expected to contribute at receiver, Cole only played in the season opener... Missed the final 12 games after sustaining an injury at Miami (Ohio)... Returned two punts for 22 yards, including a long of 13 yards at Miami, though did not have a catch.

2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

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Fr. H Wide Receiver H 5-10 • 165 Pearl, Miss. H Park Place Christian 2012 Cole joined the team this season as a walk-on wide receiver candidate... He did not see game action, but contributed on offensive scout team.

Rec. Yards Avg TD Long PR Avg. LONG - - - - - - - 4 59 14.8 0 31 5-31 6.2 13 25 317 12.7 1 57 18-143 7.9 54 36 382 10.6 1 21 - - 65 758 11.7 2 57 23-174 7.3 54

16 Cooke Colby

2012 A second-year walk-on, Colbert did not see action, but contributed a valuable role to squad as scout team quarterback. 2011 Colbert did not participate during the regular season... He joined the squad prior to spring drills, after transferring after one year at SMU.

Damon

Cole’s Career Receiving Statistics

Fr. H Punter/Kicker H 6-3 • 200 Goochland, Va. H Goochland HS 2012 Cooke did not play as a true freshman... He is a combo punter-kicker candidate for the Commodores. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Named Parade All-American PK as senior... Three-year starting placekicker for middle Virginia public school... As senior, converted 17 of 21 field goals... 17 field goals is second highest single-season total by Virginia prep kicker... Helped Bulldogs to 14-1 record and Division 2 state finals where he made field goals of 48 and playoff-record 51 yards... Earned All-State and All-Region honors.

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83 Cole John

So. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 302 Alpharetta, Ga. H Chattahoochee HS

Grad. H Wide Receiver H 5-10 • 180 Somerset, Ky. H Somerset HS 2012 Fifth-year Commodore played in three games while enrolled in graduate courses on campus... Saw limited action at wide receiver in team's first three games... Did not register a reception... Enters final career appearance third in career catches. 2011 Cole missed much of the season due to a leg injury... The junior saw action as wide receiver and punt returner in early-season wins over Elon and Connecticut, then missed the last 10 games rehabilitating the injury... Posted four catches for 59 yards and averaged 6.2 yards on five punt returns... Topped squad in receptions (3) and receiving yards (50) in win over UConn... Cole is just returning to full participation at practice. 2010 A mainstay in the Commodore passing game for the last two years, Cole played through pain to see action in all 12 games at WR... Started every game except South Carolina encounter when Commodores opened with two-TE set... Concluded campaign second on the team – and tops among wideouts – with 25 receptions, good for 317 yards and one TD... Had four receptions (season high) on four occasions... Top effort came in victory over Eastern Michigan – four catches good for 103 yards... That performance included a career-long 57-yard TD catch. 2009 Played in 11 of 12 games... Started 10 games at wide receiver... Earned team's postseason MVP Receiver Award... Concluded year as team leader in receptions (36) and receiving yards (382)... Shared team's Offensive Player of the Week honors after setting career highs in recep-

2012 Dixon performed well in the Commodore interior defense after stepping into a bigger role as a sophomore... Played in all 12 games at top reserve DT... Set career highs in nearly every statistical category... Posted 20 total tackles, including a stop in each of Vanderbilt's final seven games... Career-high of four tackles came in win over Massachusetts... Total Tackles: 4, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 Contributed three tackles SOLO Tackles: 2, at Wake Forest, 11/25/2012 and fumble recovery against Presbyterian... Registered first career sack in shutout win at Kentucky. 2011 Dixon was one of five true freshmen to see action... Played in final seven games, contributing as a valuable reserve defensive tackle after injuries sidelined others... Registered three total tackles and a forced fumble... Initial action came against Georgia.

Dixon's Career Highs:

2012 2011 Career

Dixon's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR 5-15-20 1.0-4 1.0-4 0/1 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 7-16-23 1.0-4 1.0-4 1/1

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R-So. H Snapper H 6-2 • 230 Indianapolis, Ind. H North Central HS 2012 East continued to perform in superb fashion as the Commodores' primary snapper for the second consecutive season... Saw important action in all 12 games... Both of Vanderbilt specialists, Carey Spear and Richard Kent, benefited from East's work: Carey set a new school record with 19 field goals, Kent set a career high with a 44.8-yard punt average... Earned credit for two tackles covering punts... Named team's representative to the SEC Football Community Service Team for his off-the-field work. 2011 As a first-year contributor, East handled all of the Commodores' snapping responsibilities... Received postseason Public Service Award from coaches... Credited with three tackles... Also had key role in one of the team's most exciting plays of the season, catching a 35-yard pass from punter Ryan Fowler on a fake punt to convert a 4th-and-long situation against Georgia. 2010 East redshirted as a freshman, using the time to get stronger in the weight room... Showed potential as versatile snapper in fall practices.

2012 2011 Career

East's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 2-0-2 2-1-3 4-1-5

TFL Sacks FF/FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0

16 Foster Eddie

Sr. H Cornerback H 5-10 • 172 Colleyville, Texas H Heritage HS 2012 Foster saw action in 12 games as defensive back and special teams contributor... Finished the year with 15 total tackles, 13 solo tackles and a pass defended... Season high of three solo tackles came at Kentucky... Also contributed pair of solo stops vs. Georgia, Missouri and Wake Forest. 2011 Foster played less minutes than in two previous seasons, but still saw action in all 13 games... Playing time came as reserve cornerback and on special team units... Finished season with seven total tackles, an intercepTotal Tackles: 10, at Northwestern, 9/24/2010 tion and one pass defended... Notched the last of five SOLO Tackles: 8, at Northwestern, 9/24/2010 picks in win over Ole Miss... Had season high in tackles (3) during victory over Army... Also contributed a pair of stops in convincing win over Wake Forest in regular season finale. 2010 As a second-year contributor, Foster became a consistent performer in the Commodore defensive secondary... Played in all 12 games, and earned starts in all but the season finale... Established single-season highs in virtually every stat category, including solo tackles (36), total tackles (53), tackles for loss (6) and passes defended (5)... Started the season in superb fashion, winning team's Offensive Player of the Week honor against Northwestern after producing three tackles for loss and career-high eight total tackles... Two weeks later, repeated the team achievement in win over Ole Miss by taking INT 21 yards for early TD and posting five tackles... Added two tackles for loss against Tennessee. 2009 One of seven true freshmen to see action, Foster enjoyed more

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action than any other first-year Commodore defender... Earned starts against South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida and Kentucky... Used primarily as third defensive back in nickel defensive packages... Finished season with 17 total tackles, including 11 solo stops, two INTs, a QB sack and defended pass... Season high in tackles (4) came against South Carolina... Interceptions came against Rice and against Kentucky.

FOSTER’s Career Defensive Statistics 2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

Tackles 13-2-15 5-2-7 36-17-53 11-6-17 65-27-92

TFL Sacks Int 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0 6.0-11 0.0-0 1-21 1.0-2 1.0-2 2-3 7.0-13 1.0-2 4-23

FF/FR PBU 0/0 1 0/0 1 1/0 4 0/0 1 1/0 7

48 Fowler Ryan

R-Sr. H Placekicker H 5-10 • 175 Taylors, S.C. H Eastside HS 2012 Fowler rotated with Carey Spear as the team's extra point conversion specialist... Made 17 of 18 PATs... Did not attempt a field goal during the season... Saw action in 10 games. 2011 Fowler shared the Commodore placekicking chores with Carey Spear... Concluded regular season on high note, making field goals from 33 and 30 yards at Wake Forest... Ended season scoring 25 points, converting three of six field goal attempts and all 16 extra point tries... Inserted into kicking role at midseason, Fowler made a 32-yard field goal in win over Kentucky... Also had three FGS in Game: 3, (2x), most recently at punts for 30.7-yard average... Tennessee, 11/21/2009 Also participated in one of Longest FG: 47, vs. Kentucky, 11/14/2009 top plays of year, completing a 35-yard pass on fourth down to Andrew East. 2010 Fowler saw less opportunities as second-year starting PK... Ended with 47 points scored... Converted on eight of 13 field goals (61.5 percent), making eight of nine from within 35 yards... Attempted only FG (conversion from 22 yards) in midseason seven-game stretch... Also converted on 23 of 24 extra point attempts. 2009 Selected as placekicker to SEC All-Freshman squad by every poll, including coaches, Sporting News, Phil Steele's and Rivals.com... Fowler produces one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore kicker during first year in role... Concluded season by converting 16 of 21 field goal attempts and all 20 extra point tries... Finished with 68 points scored, team's fifth highest total ever by kicker... Matched 25-year-old team record with 16 field goals... Became arguably SEC's most accurate kicker in last seven weeks of season, making 11 of last 12 field goal attempts... Was 7-of-7 from beyond 30 yards during that span... Hit field goals of 42 and 47 yards against Kentucky... Kicked three field goals against Rice and Tennessee... Made 41-yard field goal in closing seconds to send Army game into overtime... Earned or shared Specialist of the Week honors after kicking performances against Rice, Army, Kentucky and Tennessee. 2008 Fowler sat out his first year on campus as a redshirt, though he showed promise as a placekicker in fall practices.

Fowler's Career Highs:

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FOWLER’s Career PLACEKICKING Statistics 2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

FGS Long FG 0-0 - 3-6 33 8-13 31 16-21 47 27-40 47

Pct. - 50.0 61.5 76.2 67.5

PAT Points 17-18 17 16-16 25 23-24 47 20-2–0 68 59-60 157

30 Franklin Larry

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 210 Vero Beach, Fla. H Vero Beach HS 2012 In his first season of competition, Franklin saw action in 11 of 12 games during the regular season... Moved to outside linebacker after playing safety as true freshman... Spelled Karl Butler in the rotation... Ended season with 15 total tackles, including Total Tackles: 5, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 nine solo stops... Also added 3.5 SOLO Tackles: 2, (3x), most recently vs. tackles for loss, a fumble UMass, 10/27/2012 recovery and a pass defended... Posted career high of five total tackles in win over UMass... Notched fumble recovery at Missouri. 2011 Franklin has shown ability as a safety prospect on practice squad units... Has yet to see action during his first year on campus.

Franklin's Career Highs:

FRANKLIN’s Career Defensive Statistics

2012

Tackles 9-6-15

TFL Sacks Int 3.5-7 0.0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 0/1 1

29 Fritz Will

So. H Running Back H 5-6 • 170 Cincinnati, Ohio H Country Day School 2012 Fritz has not seen playing time but contributes as a practice squad running back... He joined the team as a walk-on early in the season.

Jr. H Linebacker H 6-3 • 234 Fairhope, Ala. H Fairhope HS

2012 Garnham has started all 12 games at middle linebacker for the Commodore defense in 2012... Finished third on the team with 77 total tackles... Led the team with six sacks and tied for the team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss... Ranked among SEC linebacker leaders in both sack and tackle for loss categories... Forced a forced fumble in Vanderbilt’s win at Ole Miss... Tied a career-high with 10 total tackles in a blowout win versus Tennessee... Played arguably his finest game of the season in team's victory over Auburn, contributing career-high three sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. 2011 Injuries derailed Garnham from putting together a truly special campaign in his first year as a defensive starter... Started the first seven games and the season finale at outside linebacker, missed three full games and most of Total Tackles: 10, (3x), vs. Tennessee, two others with an 11/17/2012 abdominal injury... SOLO Tackles: 8, at So. Carolina, 9/24/2011 Finished as Commodores' Tackles for Loss: 3.5, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 sixth leading tackler with 44 total tackles... Also contributed 25 solo tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, a quarterback sack, forced fumble and QB hurry... Was playing best football of career when sidelined by injury in Army game... Matched single-game high in tackles (10) against South Carolina and Alabama... Also had nine tackles vs. Georgia... Singlegame high in solo stops (8) came at Carolina... Contributed tackle for loss in five straight games... Had sack and forced fumble in win over UConn. 2010 Garnham was the only true freshman linebacker to see action for the Commodores... Played in all 12 games as reserve LB and special teams contributor... Concluded season with eight total tackles, including one against Florida that resulted in loss of yardage... Posted pair of solo tackles against Kentucky.

Garnham's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

GARNHAM’s Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 40-37-77 30-21-51 3-5-8 73-63-136

TFL Sacks 11.5-48 6.0-38 5.5-30 2.0-19 0.5-1 0.0-0 17.0-79 8.0-57

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 1/0 0 1/0 1 0/0 0 2/0 1

66 Fromang Blake

Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-7 • 285 Orlando, Fla. H Lake Highland Prep 2012 Fromang has redshirted during his first season on campus, while contributing as a practice squad offensive lineman... Has improved strength through an effective effort in the weight room. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain for one of central Florida's top private schools... Three-year starter at offensive tackle, moving to left tackle as junior... As senior, named All-District and All-County OL... Listed among Top 60 players in central Florida by Orlando Sentinel... Helped Lake Highland to state playoffs in 2010 and 2011... Played in Central Florida All-Star Game.

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Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 285 Soddy Daisy, Tenn. H Baylor School 2012 Gouger has redshirted in his first season at Vanderbilt, while contributing as a practice squad offensive lineman. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at offensive tackle... Recipient of 2011 Division II Mr. Football Lineman Award... As senior had 36 pancake blocks, helping Red Raiders to school's first D-II regional championship gme... Also earned All-State and All-Region as senior, along with being named to the Dream Team by Tennesseean and Best of the Preps by Chattanooga Times-Free Press... Three-year letterwinner in wrestling and Division II state champion in heavyweight class.

47 Gowder Blake

2012 Gowder saw action in two games as a special teams contributor... Did not get credit for a rush or tackle. 2011 Gowder did not participate with the squad during his second year on campus. 2010 Gowder did not play as a true freshman, seeing action as a practice squad fullback.

Josh

Grady

R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 6-0 • 188 Tampa, Fla. H Armwood HS 2012 Grady has earned action in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman... Participation came as wide receiver, with limited snaps as a wildcat quarterback... Totaling seven catches for 89 yards with a long of 32 yards against South Carolina… Also recorded six rushes for 23 yards. 2011 Grady gained valuable knowledge of the offense while redshirting... Showed outstanding athleticism and quarterback abilities during his first season on campus.

2012

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Grady's Career Receiving Statistics Receptions Yards Avg 7 89 12.7

So. H Defensive Back H 5-11 • 170 Goodlettsville, Tenn. H Davidson Academy 2012 Gregory saw limited action in one game for the Commodores in his second season as a walk-on defensive back... Was not credited with defensive stats. 2011 Gregory joined the Commodores as a walk-on... Worked as practice squad defensive back... In early December, travelled to New York to receive National High School Scholar-Athlete Award from National Football Foundation.

84 Hagaman Daniel

R-So. H Wide Receiver H 6-2 • 190 Brentwood, Tenn. H Brentwood HS

R-So. H Fullback H 6-2 • 228 Blairsville, Ga. H Union Co. HS

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2012 Hagaman is a contributor on the practice squad, working as a wide receiver. 2011 Hagaman earned a Vanderbilt roster spot following an invitation for student tryouts from Coach Franklin prior to spring drills... Worked as a practice squad wide receiver during the fall.

23 Hal Andre

Jr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 184 Port Allen, La. H Port Allen HS 2012 Earned Second Team All-Southeastern Conference defensive back recognition from Associated Press sportswriters after the regular season... Played impressively in first season as starter... Has started all 12 games at cornerback for the Commodores’ defensive unit, registering 47 total tackles... Also contributed 35 solo stops including 35 solo stops... Tied for the team lead with two interceptions, while leading the team with 11 passes defended... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in a 41-18 rout of Tennessee, recording two interceptions versus Tennessee and totaling SOLO Tackles: 7, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 68 return yards to set up Total Tackles: 8, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 Vanderbilt touchdowns. Interceptions: 2, vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2012 2011 Hal served as the LONGEST KOR: 96, vs. Georgia, 10/15/2011 Commodores’ leading kick returner and was a key player in the defensive secondary... Contributed 21 total tackles as a second-team cornerback... Also posted the first interception of his career at South Carolina... Had season high in tackles (4) at Alabama... As a returner, Hal averaged 23.8 yards, racking up 689 yards on 29 returns, including a 96-yard TD return against Georgia… His 96-yard TD return tied him for fourth longest in Vanderbilt history and was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since Warren Norman took the ball 80 yards against Georgia Tech in 2009… Twice posted over 100 yards in the return game with 157 yards against Georgia and 129 yards against Arkansas. 2010 One of five true freshmen to play in the Commodore secondary, Hal broke into the starting lineup late in the season after serving much of the year as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor... Played in all 12 games, earning starts at cornerback against Florida and

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HAL’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles 2012 35-12-47 2011 17-4-21 2010 10-5-15 Career 62-21-83

TFL 2.0-2 0-0 0-0 2.0-2

Int FF/FR PBU KOR AVG. Long TD 2-68 0/1 11 11-243 22.1 52 0 1-0 0/0 1 31-689 23.8 96 1 0-0 0/0 1 11-260 23.6 32 0 3-68 0/1 14 53-1241 23.4 96 1

11 Harper

Fr. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 230 Montgomery, Ala. H Carver HS 2012 Harper is redshirting in his first season on West End, while contributing as a linebacker on the practice squad... Has added bulk to frame through effective weight room effort since arriving on campus. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain as starting linebacker for 6A Montgomery public school power... Only played 2011 season at Carver, registering 108 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks and four interceptions... Returned two of the picks for scores, including one over 100 yards... Helped 7-4 Wolverines into state playoffs... Earned postseason recognition by sportswriters and listed among Alabama's Super Seniors by Birmingham News.

95 Hart Conor

R-Fr. H Defensive Line H 6-3 • 265 Bloomfield Hills, Mich. H Brother Rice HS 2012 Hart has seen action in nine games for the Commodores, while recording a tackle as a reserve defensive lineman against Presbyterian. 2011 Hart worked hard to add weight and strength during his first year on campus... Did not see action but contributed as a practice squad defensive lineman while redshirting.

HART'S Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks Int 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0

35 Herring Darreon

Fr. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 220 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Stephenson HS

Harding

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AA power.... Three-year letterwinner... As senior, registered 70 total tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles as DB... Also posted 30 receptions for 325 yards and three TDs as WR, and returned a punt for score for 14-1 Buford squad... In three-year varsity career, helped Wolves to two AA state championships and a third state title appearance... Named Second Team All-State by Georgia sportswriters as senior... Played in Rising Seniors Bowl as a junior... Contributed four INTs and 10 passes defended as junior DB.

FF/FR PBU 0/0 0

2012 One of four true freshmen to see action for the Commodores... Minutes increased as the season endured as Herring moved into key reserve role at linebacker... Played in all 12 games... Finished the year with 30 total tackles and 17 solo tackles... Also contributed a tackle for loss and a forced SOLO Tackles: 4, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 fumble... Enjoyed superb Total Tackles: 7, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 game in victory over Interceptions: 1, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 Massachusetts, registering seven tackles, a forced fumble and an interception that he returned 40 yards... One of two mid-term enrollees in 2012 recruiting class. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starting LB for one of Atlanta's top public schools... As senior, contributed 65 solo tackles, 109 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, five QB sacks, four forced fumbles and an INT for 9-2 Jaguars team that reached AAAAA state playoffs... Earned team MVP and All-Region honors as senior... As junior, posted 52 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles at Stephenson after transferring from Martin Luther King H.S. following sophomore campaign... Four-star prospect by ESPN.

Herring's Career Highs:

2012

HERRING'S Career Defensive Statistics Tackles TFL Sacks Int 17-13-30 1.0-5 0.0-0 1-40

FF/FR PBU 1/0 1

93 Hoffman Joseph

So. H Fullback H 5-11 • 195 Scarsdale, N.Y. H Edgemont HS 2012 Hoffman has not seen playing time but contributes as a practice squad fullback... He joined the team as a walk-on early in the season.

21 Head Paris

Fr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 175 Lawrenceville, Ga. H Buford HS 2012 Head has contributed on the practice squad, while redshirting in his first season at Vanderbilt... Showed athletic coverage skills during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starter at DB and WR for Georgia

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74 Holden Will

Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-6 • 290 Green Cove Springs, Fla. H Clay HS 2012 Holden has redshirted during his first season on campus, while helping out the offensive line on the practice squad... Has added strength through efforts in weight room. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter on offensive front for Class 5A school near Jacksonville... Starting left tackle as senior for district runners-up, earning first team All-State honors by Florida sportswriters... Name to Jacksonville Times-Union's prestigious Super 24 Team as senior... Played in postseason Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State Game... Also lettered as thrower in track & field... Member of National Honor Society.

55 Hudson Taylor

R-Fr. H Punter H 6-3 • 210 Powell, Ohio H Olentangy Liberty HS 2012 Hudson did not see action as a walk-on punter during the season. 2011 Hudson was a punting candidate in his first year with the Commodore program... Was sidelined for much of the season with injuries.

37 Hughes

2012 Hughes has played in 11 of 12 games as a reserve linebacker and contributor on special teams... Tallied four total tackles, including a tackle for loss during the season... Also recovered a fumble in the win against UMass... Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score in Vanderbilt’s win at Wake Forest becoming the first Commodore to register a touchdown off blocked punt since Javon Marshall accomplished the feat against Florida in 2010.

HUGHES' Career Defensive Statistics

FF/FR PBU 0/1 0

38 Hysong Alex

So. H Defensive Back H 5-10 • 175 Bethesda, Mass. H Whitman HS 2012 Hysong did not see action during a game, though he contributed valuable role as practice squad defensive back.

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2012 In just his second year among the offensive line corps, Jelesky has started 10 games this season at guard... Valuable blocker earned starts at both guard positions, with most coming on the right side of center... Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 170 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 222 yards per game... Nominated for SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after superb blocking effort in win at Wake Forest. 2011 It was a remarkable season for the fourth-year contributor... After a season playing defensive tackle, Jelesky moved to the offensive line during preseason camp... By season's end, the redshirt junior was one of the Commodores' most valuable offensive linemen... Earned a starting role at right guard for the final four games. 2010 Undersized as a first-year DT, Jelesky managed to contribute effectively in limited action... Played in all 12 games, either as reserve DT or on special teams... Finished year with 15 total tackles, including two that resulted in losses... Had career-high seven tackles in extensive action at Connecticut. 2009 Played in 11 games, participating on special teams and as a defensive end... Credited with one assisted tackle against Florida. 2008 Jelesky redshirted this season, showing promise as a defensive end on scout teams.

50 Jelks

Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-6 • 275 Paris, Tenn. H Henry County HS

Jr. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 210 Reading, Pa. H Mifflin HS

Tackles TFL Sacks Int 2-2-4 1.0-5 0.0-0 0-0

Grad. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 295 Naperville, Ill. H Naperville HS

Andrew

Casey

2012

69 Jelesky Josh

2012 Jelks has drawn rave reviews from the coaching staff despite redshirting as a true freshman... Jelks displayed excellent agility and techniques during fall practices and also added bulk through the weight room. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year offensive line starter... As senior left tackle, contributed over 70 pancake blocks as Henry County went 15-0 and earned first state title in school history... Finalist for 5A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year as senior... First Team 5A All-State and named to Tennessean's Dream Team, Dandy Dozen and All-Midstate squads... Started on varsity hoops team... Ranked among top 10-percent of class academically.

67 Johnson Wesley

R-Jr. H Offensive LIne H 6-5 • 285 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell Academy 2012 An offensive co-captain, Johnson has started all 12 games on the offensive line during his redshirt junior campaign... One of the top lineman in the Southeastern Conference, Johnson earned All-SEC honorable mention from an Associated Press panel of writers.... Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 170 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 222 yards per game… He was recognized as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in shutout win at Kentucky, in which Johnson and the offensive line paved the way for 227 yards on the ground and 220 yards through the air... Johnson’s SEC honor

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commodores was his third weekly award from the league, the most ever by a Vanderbilt offensive lineman... The Commodores produced a season-best 29 first downs and converted 11-of-17 third down conversions in the win against the Wildcats. 2011 Johnson ranked among the most versatile offensive linemen in the SEC... As a redshirt sophomore, Johnson showed his versatility, starting games at center (6 games), left tackle (5 games) and left guard (1 game)... Played virtually every offensive snap for the Commodores for a second consecutive season... A key member of the offensive turnaround that has the Commodores scoring 10 points more points per game than a year ago... Was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Ole Miss when the 'Dores rushed for 281 yards... Helped pave the way for Zac Stacy to set the single season school record with 1,136 yards. 2010 Undersized as a first-year starter, Johnson put together a solid season at left tackle, earning conference and national recognition... One of two linemen to start every game for Commodores... Earned SEC All-Freshman OL honors by postseason ballot of head coaches and several football publications... Named All-SEC freshman and second-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's magazine...Consistently graded among the top performers on Commodore line, despite being outweighed by virtually every opposing DE... Named SEC's Offensive Lineman of the Week after excellent performance in Commodores' win at Ole Miss. 2009 Earned team's postseason Offensive Scout of the Year award during redshirt campaign.

94 Kent

KENT's Career Punting Statistics 2012 2011 2010 Career

Punts 54 64 84 202

Yards Avg. Long Inside-20 2421 44.8 67 19 2719 42.5 67 23 3511 41.8 61 27 8651 42.8 67 69

50+ 16 16 18 50

82 Kentera Kris

R-Fr. H Tight End H 6-4 • 230 Colorado Springs, Colo. H Pine Creek HS 2012 Kentera has appeared in all 12 games, earning four starts after a position switch from quarterback... As receiving threat out of the backfield, Kentera has hauled in 10 catches for 98 yards and two TBs... His 10 catches are tops among the team's tight ends corps, and tied for third among all receivers... RECEPTIONS: 3, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 Kentera's two TDs also rank REC. YARDS: 29, vs. Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 third on the squad... Switched LONGEST CATCH: 25, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 to tight end during spring drills. 2011 Kentera used his first year on campus to increase strength while gaining familiarity with the Commodore playbook.... Demonstrated athleticism as a scout team contributor.

Kentera's Career Highs:

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R-Sr. H Punter H 6-2 • 198 Marietta, Ga. H Walton HS 2012 Kent has enjoyed a career-best season and has been a vital part of the Commodores’ 8-4 campaign... Earned Second Team All-SEC punter in coaches' ballot... He is ranked in the Top 10 in the NCAA – and third in SEC – with a 44.8-yard average... Was named SEC Co-Specialist of the Week for his performance at Missouri, punting six times for an average of 45.2 yards per punt and pinning the Tigers inside the 20-yard line twice... Had 16 punts of 50 yards or PUNTS: 10, (2x), vs. Florida, 11/6/2010 longer, including four BEST AVG: 53.5, vs. UMass, 10/29/2012 beyond 60 yards... Season LONGEST Punt: 67, (2x), at Northwestern, long of 67 yards came at 9/10/2012 Northwestern... Pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line on 19 different occasions... Only three of 54 total punts resulted in touchbacks. 2011 Commodores’ junior punter backed up a solid sophomore campaign averaging 42.5 yards per punt, sixth-best in the SEC... Placed 19 of his 56 punts inside the 20-yard line and has at least one punt inside the 20-yard line in 23 of his 24 career games... Boomed a 67-yard punt in win against Connecticut, including three punts over 50 yards… Averaged a career-best 51.8 yards per boot in win over Ole Miss, one of his two games that he averaged over 50-yards per punt. 2010 In first year as of action on the field, Kent became the nation's most active punter, setting new team mark with 84 boots... Ended season with 41.8-yard average, tops by a first-year Commodore punter in nearly a decade... One of SEC's most efficient punters, opponents returned less than 33 percent of Kent's attempts... Kent had more punts downed inside the opponent 20-yard line (27) than punts returned by opponents (26)... Teams averaged just 6.8 yards in punt returns vs. Commodores... Also had just 10 punts that reached the opponent end zone... Boomed punts of at least 50 yards in 10 of 12 games, including a career-long 61-yarder at Arkansas... Three-time recipient of team's Specialist of the Week honors; coming after punting efforts against LSU, Connecticut and South Carolina.

Kent's Career Highs:

2009 Talented walk-on served second consecutive year as primary backup to senior punter Brett Upson... Did not see game action, but showed plenty of leg strength and consistent form on practice field. 2008 Kent did not play as a walk-on true freshman.

2012

kentera's Career Receiving Statistics Receptions Yards Avg 10 98 9.8

TD Long 2 25

PGA Tour champion and Vanderbilt grad Brandt Snedeker is honored before a sellout crowd at the Florida game.

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25 Kimbrow

17 Krause

Brian

Jonathan

Fr. H Running Back H 5-8 • 180 Memphis, Tenn. H East HS

So. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 182 Snellville, Ga. H South Gwinnett HS

2012 Kimbrow has made an immediate impact as a true freshman for Vanderbilt during the 2012 season... One of four true freshmen to contribute during the season... Ranks second on the team with 415 yards rushing on just 65 carries... Third on the team with three rushing TDs, with a long rush of 74 yards... Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing day versus Presbyterian when he carried the ball 14 times for 137 yards and a TD... Registered 98 yards on the ground on only seven touches and a score vs. UMass. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year starting RB for Memphis Rushes: 14, vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 public school... As senior, Rush Yards: 137, vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 rushed for 1,969 yards and Longest Rush: 74, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 21 TDs on 187 carries (10.5 KO Return Yards: 134, at Georgia, 9/22/2012 avg.) and produced 2,186 LONGEST KO Return: 43, at Georgia, 9/22/2012 all-purpose yards for 7-4 Mustangs tat advanced to 5A state playoffs... Finalist for 5A Mr. Football Back of the Year Award and First Team All-State selection... Included on numerous postseason teams, including Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps and Tennessean's Dream Team... Participated in U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio.

Kimbrow's Career Highs:

KIMBROW'S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg Rec-Yds TD Lg KOR-Yds Avg. TD Lg 2012 65-415 6.4 3 74 3-3 0 4 20-413 20.6 0 43

33 King Derek

R-Fr. H Defensive Back H 5-11 • 196 Nashville, Tenn. H Brentwood Academy 2012 Contributed on special teams and as reserve defensive back... Saw action in eight games, registering a pair of solo tackles. 2011 King did not play as a true freshman... Showed athleticism and talent as a DB during fall campaign.

2012

KING'S Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles 2-0-2

TFL Sacks Int 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 0/0 0

Krause's Career Highs:

KRAUSE’s Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rec.-Yards Avg. TDs Lg Rush-Yards Avg. TDs Lg 2012 9-69 7.7 0 23 1-2 2.0 0 2 2011 23-171 7.4 0 41 12-68 6.2 0 24 2010 24-243 10.1 0 52 6-121 20.2 2 45 Career 56-483 8.8 0 52 19-191 10.1 2 45

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19 Kirk

Jacquese

R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 6-0 • 175 Jasper, Ala. H Walker HS 2012 Kirk saw limited action as a second-year player... Played in two games at wide receiver, but did not register a reception. 2011 Kirk did not play as a true freshman, but showed talent on the practice field as a receiver prospect... Spent first four months on campus adding weight and strength through team's conditioning effort.

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2012 Krause has played in all 12 games at wide receiver, while also doing a superb job as the team's primary punt returner... Returned 25 punts for 281 yards, which was good for an 11.2-yard avg... Returned two punts for touchdowns this season with a long of 83 yards at Wake Forest, making it the longest punt return for a score since Alvin Duke’s 88-yard return against Alabama in Receptions: 9, at So. Carolina, 9/24/2011 1996... Became the first RecEIVING Yards: 63, at Kentucky, 11/13/2010 Commodore since 1968 Longest Catch: 52, at Kentucky, 11/13/2010 to return two punts Longest rush: 45, at Kentucky, 11/13/2010 for scores in the same Longest Punt Return: 83, at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 season... Posted nine catches for 69 yards. 2011 Krause had 23 receptions as a main aerial target in attack... Played in all 12 games starting at WR in five games and serving as the team’s primary punt returner... In the return game, he returned 16 punts for a 3.5-yard average... Caught career-best and team season-high nine passes in loss at South Carolina... Had two catches in each of the first three games of the year totaling 25 yards before the effort against the Gamecocks... Posted at least two receptions in first six games... Had three rushes on reverses in victory over UConn, including a 24-yarder. 2010 One of two true freshmen to play at wide receiver, Krause concluded the season as arguably the Commodores' most explosive offensive performer... Displayed sure hands as receiver and was threat to go the distance on infrequent reverses... Played in every game, with 10 starting assignments to multiple set formations... First career start came against LSU... Ranked third on team in receptions (24) and receiving yards (243)... As rusher, scored two TDs and averaged 20.2 yards on six carries... Concluded the season with five catches against Wake Forest, a careerhigh... Also had four receptions in opener vs. Northwestern... Had 44-yard reverse for TD and two catches at Connecticut... Compiled 108 total yards – 63 receiving and 45 rushing – at Kentucky, including career-long catch of 52 yards... Also had 21-yard reverse for TD at Arkansas.

Kenny

Ladler

Jr. H Safety H 6-1 • 205 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Stephenson HS 2012 Ladler has started all 11 games he has appeared in as a first-year, full-time starting safety... Tied for the team lead with 80 total tackles with Javon Marshall... Was second on team with 54 solo stops... Also registered 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception... In the season-opener versus South Carolina, he notched nine tackles, a tackle for

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commodores loss, a sack and an interception... Matched career high with 11 total tackles against Georgia... Tallied a season-best 11 tackles at Georgia. 2011 Ladler played in all 12 games with five starts... Finished regular season with 50 tackles, fourth on squad... Made multiple tackles in 10 of 12 games, including SOLO Tackles: 9, at Florida, 11/6/2011 nine games with at least Total Tackles: 11, (2x), at Georgia, 9/22/2012 three tackles... Set a Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Kentucky, 10/13/2010 career-best 11 stops at Florida to lead the team... His nine solo stops against the Gators were the most by a Commodore safety this season equaling Sean Richardson’s tackle output against Florida... Posted seven tackles at South Carolina... Picked off his second career pass and first of the season in win over Connecticut. 2010 Developed into one of the nation's top young safeties in the nation, earning Freshman All-SEC recognition in postseason ballot of league coaches... Played in every game at strong safety... Earned nine starting assignments, including starts in the team's final eight games... Ranked fifth on team in solo tackles (41) and total tackles (57)... Also registered 5.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and interception... Posted four or more tackles in eight of those contests... Career-high tackle total (8) came at Arkansas... Had key fumble recovery in win at Ole Miss... Interception came vs. Tennessee.

76 Lewis James

Ladler's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

Ladler's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 54-26-80 37-16-53 41-16-57 132-58-190

TFL Sacks 3.5-9 1.0-4 1.0-1 0.0-0 5.5-11 0.0-0 10.0-21 1.0-4

Int 1-17 1-0 1-0 3-17

FF/FR PBU 1/0 2 0/0 3 1/1 6 2/1 11

38 Lassing Fitz

Jr. H Tight End/Fullback H 6-3 • 240 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell Academy 2012 Lassing has appeared in 11 of the 12 games for the Commodores as the primary fullback… Has helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 170 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 222 yards per game… Also Rec. Yards: 15, vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 caught two passes for 19 yards. Longest Catch: 15, vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 2011 Played key offensive role as versatile tight end/fullback and special teams contributor in true sophomore campaign... Served as solid blocker fullback role... Saw action in all 12 games... Had a catch in each of the team's first five games, resulting in 54 receiving yards and one TD... Had posted a 25-yard rush in narrow loss to Arkansas... First catch of season was career-long 15-yarder for TD in win over Elon. 2010 As undersized true freshman, Lassing was inserted into the offense at TE after injuries to Austin Monahan and Mason Johnston... Played in 10 of 12 games, contributing at TE and on special teams... Missed Arkansas and Kentucky games to injury... Lone catch came vs. Wake Forest.

Lassing's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

LASSING’s Career Receiving Statistics

Rec. Yards Avg TD Long Rush Yards 2 19 9.5 0 12 - 5 54 10.8 1 15 1 25 1 3 3.0 0 3 - 8 76 9.5 1 15 1 25

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 295 Arlington, Tenn. H Arlington HS 2012 Has seen limited action, particiating in four games on the offensive line. 2011 One of five true freshmen offensive line prospects, Lewis has not played during his first season on campus.

84 Lohr Rob

R-Sr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 290 Phoenixville, Pa. H Phoenixville HS 2012 Lohr has started all 12 games at tackle, running his consecutive career total to 37 starts... Ranks third on team with 11 tackles for loss... Ranks as team's active leader with 31.5 career tackles for loss and 11 sacks... Has notched 28 tackles and a pair of sacks as a senior, and is playing his best football late in the season... Was superb in thrilling win at Ole Miss with five solo tackles, three resulting in losses... Also had pair of tackles for loss and a sack vs. UMass... Finished regular season with sixsolo tackle performance in win at Wake Forest. 2011 Lohr is enjoying the finest season of his Commodore career as a second-year starter in the defensive interior... Started every game at defensive tackle... Finished campaign with career highs in total tackles (38), tackles for loss (11.5) and SOLO Tackles: 6, (2x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 sacks (5)... Finished among Total Tackles: 6, (2x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 SEC defensive tackle Tackles for Loss: 4.0, vs. UConn, 9/10/2011 leaders in sacks and tackles for loss... Top performance was career-high seven tackle effort in win over Army... Recovered own forced fumble in Army contest... Earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors on Sept. 10 after four tackles for loss in earlyseason win over Connecticut... Contributed five-tackle, one-sack effort in win over Ole Miss. 2010 Lohr put together his finest Commodore season as a first-year starting interior tackle... Forced into an expanded role due to the injuries of DT co-captains, Lohr started every game and played more snaps than any other DT on the roster... Topped squad with four quarterback sacks and shared team lead with eight tackles for loss.. Also posted 26 solo tackles, 35 total tackles and a pair of QB hurries... Career high in tackles (6) and QB sacks came in victory at Ole Miss... Also produced sacks in consecutive SEC games against South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky... Named team's Defensive Player of the Week after effort vs. Kentucky. 2009 Played every game as part of four-player rotation at defensive tackle along with Greg Billinger, Adam Smotherman and T.J. Greenstone... Showed excellent intensity in first year... Finished year with 14 total tackles, including five solo stops, a tackle for loss and QB hurry... Season high in tackles (3) and lone tackle for loss came against Georgia. 2008 Lohr stayed on depth chart for much of year, yet did not see action.

Lohr's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

LOHR's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles TFL Sacks 17-11-28 11.0-35 2.0-10 21-20-41 11.5-40 5.0-22 26-9-35 8.0-33 4.0-23 11-5-16 1.0-1 0.0-0 69-49-118 31.5-109 11.0-55

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87 Matthews Jordan

31 Marshall Javon

Jr. H Wide Receiver H 6-3 • 205 Madison, Ala. H Madison Academy

R-Jr. H Safety H 5-10 • 195 Huber Heights, Ohio H Wayne HS 2012 Marshall is in the midst of his best Commodore season... A defensive co-captain, he has started all 12 games this year at safety... Ranks as the team's leader with 58 solo tackles and shares the lead with 80 total tackles... Has also contributed two tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Quarterback of the secondary, Marshall has established new highs in virtually every stat category... Was superb in Vanderbilt's thrilling 27-26 victory SOLO Tackles: 8, at Ole Miss, 11/10/12 at Ole Miss, setting single-game Total Tackles: 11, at Ole Miss, 11/10/12 career highs with eight solo tackles and 11 total tackles... Has posted at least four tackles in every game... Opened season with 10-tackle effort vs. South Carolina... Fumble recovery came at Northwestern... Contributed seven solo stops in team's victory at Missouri. 2011 Marshall brought stability and powerful hitting style as a first-year safety in the Commodore secondary... Developed into a co-starter at free safety, sharing role with returning starter Kenny Ladler... Played through injuries to see action in all 12 games... Earned seven starting assignments... Finished year as team's seventh leading tackler (42 total stops)... Set season career highs in every stat category, including solo tackles (32), interceptions (2) and defensed passes (4)... Contributed single-game high of six tackles against Georgia and Tennessee... Interceptions helped spark early-season wins over Connecticut and Ole Miss... Posted at least four tackles in eight games... One of four Commodores with multiple INTs... Broke up four passes and defended six others, third-most on the club. 2010 Marshall saw action in eight games as reserve defensive back and special teams contributor... Missed first four games of year with leg injury...Concluded season with four total tackles... Contributed two key plays against Florida, forcing a Gator fumble, then recovered a blocked Florida punt for a touchdown. 2009 Contributed as scout team DB while redshirting during first year on campus... Showed plenty of potential on the practice field.

Marshall's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

Marshall's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 58-22-80 32-10-42 1-3-4 92-35-126

TFL 2.0-6 0.5-1 0.0-0 2.5-7

INTs FF/FR PBU 0-0 1/0 2 2-32 0/0 4 0-0 1/0 1 2-32 2/0 7

41 Martin Chris

Fr. H Fullback H 5-9 • 215 Princeton, N.J. H Hun School 2012 Martin has not see playing time during his first season on campus while redshirting... Walk-on has spent the year working at fullback on practice squad teams.

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2012 Matthews has had a record-setting junior season for the Commodores, arguably the greatest season ever by a Vanderbilt wide receiver... Unanimous First Team All-SEC WR by sportswriters and coaches... Also named Third Team All-America by CBSSportsline.com... Matthews started all 12 games, finishing the season as the Commodores' all-time leader with 1,262 receiving yards... Also posted second receptions total in team history with 87 catches... Seven of his receptions went for touchdowns... Set a third team mark by surpassing 100 receiving yards seven different occasions... Receiving total and yardage total ranks s econd among SEC's wideouts... Opened the year with eight-catch, 147-yard performance against South Carolina... Also had eight-catches, 119 yards against Georgia and eight Catches: 10, (2x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 receptions, 131 yards Rec. yards: 170, at Florida, 11/5//2011 against Florida... Closed Longest Catch: 78, vs. South Carolina, 8/30/2012 the season with remarkable three-game stretch against Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wake Forest: 26 catches, 415 receiving yards, four TDs... Produced the highest receiving average in SEC games (109.6 ypg) than any league player... Posted a season-high 153 yards on nine receptions in 27-26 win at Ole Miss… Caught at least three passes in every game... Matched career high with 10 catches agianst UMass and Wake Forest. 2011 Matthews emerged at midseason to lead Vanderbilt in receptions and receiving yards... Through the first five games he had just five catches for 63 yards and no touchdowns but caught fire down the stretch reeling in 32 passes for 659 yards and five TDs... Enjoyed a three-game stretch against Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky that saw him go over 100 yards with a TD in all three games... His 151 yards against the Razorbacks made him the first Commodore to have over 100 yards receiving since John Cole in 2010... Matthews followed up with a career-high 171 yards against the Gators, the most by a Vandy WR since Earl Bennett’s 223 against Richmond in 2007... He also became the first 'Dore to post back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Bennett in 2006... Matthews’ nine receptions matched Jonathan Krause’s team season-high and established a new career mark for Matthews... His 131-yard game against Kentucky made him the first Vanderbilt player to record three straight 100-yard receiving games since Dan Stricker in 2000. 2010 One of four true freshmen receivers on preseason roster, Matthews worked his way into the starting lineup by season's end, proving himself as a top aerial target for Commodore QBs... Saw action in every game at WR, though playing time increased substantially by end of year... Concluded year with 15 catches, 184 yards and four TDs, which topped the receiving corps... Registered a TD catch in each of last four games... Named team's Offensive Player of the Week after five-reception effort vs. Tennessee... Ended season with seven-catch, 74-yard effort vs. Wake Forest.

Matthews' Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

Matthews’ Career Receiving Statistics

Rec. Yards Avg TD Long 87 1262 14.5 7 78 41 783 19.1 5 49 15 184 12.1 4 35 143 2226 15.6 16 78

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commodores and 6A state title... Named First Team 6A All-State by writers as senior... Also selected to Tampa Bay Times' All-Sun Coast squad... Team went a combined 29-1 in junior and senior seasons, winning one state title and playing for another.

90 May Walker

R-Jr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 250 Birmingham, Ala. H Briarwood Christian 2012 As defensive co-captain, May has started all 12 games at defensive end for the Commodores... Concluded the regular season by registering 40 total tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss, which ranks fourth on the team... Also tallied three sacks and two passes defended... Was superb in thrilling win at Ole Miss, recording six tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack... Also made six tackles with two Solo tackles: 6, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 tackles for loss and a sack in Total tackles: 6, (4x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 tackles for loss: 3.0, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 the regular season finale at Wake Forest... Had at least one tackle in every game... Set careet high in solo tackles (6) at Ole Miss... Also had six tackles in victory over Auburn... Opened the year by contributing sack vs. South Carolina... Ranks second on the team with 6.5 career sacks and 10 career tackles for loss. 2011 May played in all 12 games starting seven games, including the last six games of season... Made his first start of the year at South Carolina contributing two tackles... Finished with 28 tackles, including 4.5 for loss... Posted at least one tackle in all 12 games with a season-high four against Connecticut and Ole Miss… Leads the team with two fumble recoveries, picking up fumbles in the first game of the year against Elon and the final game of the season at Wake Forest… Notched three sacks on the year recording one each against Alabama, Kentucky and Wake Forest… Also plays on special teams. 2010 Arguably team's top rusher off the edge, May worked his way into the starting lineup as a first-year contributor, earning SEC All-Freshman honors from league coaches... Appeared in eight games, earning first career start at DE against Florida... Injury that came in first series versus Gators ended season... Also saw action on special teams... Concluded year with 29 total tackles, including six stops for loss, 1.5 QB sacks and a pair of QB hurries... Matched career high in tackles (6) in win over Eastern Michigan and loss at Arkansas... Also aided EMU victory with first career sack... Named team's Specialist of the Week after Georgia effort. 2009 May was one of the team's most impressive scout team defenders during his first year on campus, working primarily at defensive end.

May's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 Career

MAy's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 24-16-40 17-13-30 17-12-29 58-41-99

TFL Sacks 10.5-49 3.0-28 4.5-25 3.0-21 6.0-20 1.5-6 21.0-94 7.5-55

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF/FR 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/2

QH 6 2 2 10

78 McCoy Kevin

Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 295 Tampa, Fla. H Armwood HS 2012 McCoy is redshirting during his first season on campus... One of six true freshman offensive line prospects, McCoy displayed plenty of talent as a scout team contributor. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year offensive line starter for one of Florida's strongest 6A programs... As senior, started at tackle, helping Hawkis to 15-0 record

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McGaster

Fr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 185 Daphne, Ala. H Daphne HS

2012 Though McGaster never played as a true freshman, he received valuable practice time working frequently with the team's travel roster... Displayed plenty of coverage skills and nose for the football during fall practices. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter in defensive secondary for one of Alabama's top 6A programs... Three-year letterwinner... As senior, posted 37 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defended, four fumble recoveries as DB for 10-2 Trojans squad that reached second round of state playoffs... Returned four kickoffs for TDs as senior, and notched six career return TDs... Also blocked three punts... Two-time All-Region player.

27 McIntosh Jahmel

R-Fr. H Safety H 6-1 • 200 Cleveland, Miss. H Cleveland HS 2012 McIntosh has seen action in eight games for the Commodores as a reserve safety and special teams contributor registering seven total tackles. 2011 McIntosh did not see action as a true freshman... Impressed coaches and teammates as a practice squad defender and has worked to improve overall strength during first semester on campus.

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Mcintosh's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 4-3-7

TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 0

15 McKenzie Tip

Fr. H Wide Receiver H 5-8 • 175 Natchez, Miss. H Trinity Episcopal HS 2012 McKenzie has been a key contributor on the practice squad, while redshirting during his first season on campus. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starter at Trinity... Versatile athlete was named Area Player of the Year as a senior by Natchez Democrat... Saw action at RB, QB, WR, safety and returner as a senior, rushing for 631 yards and eight TDs on 78 carries, had 35 catches for 1046 yards and 16 TDs and added 54 tackles, six INTs and three TDs as defensive standout... Named Team MVP, First Team All-State WR and District MVP as a senior... Helped Saints to a pair of AA state titles and third semifinal appearance... Concluded remarkable prep career with nearly 10,000 all-purpose yards and 100 TDs.

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86 Monahan Austin

61 Morrison Connor

Grad. H Tight End H 6-6 • 252 Charlotte, N.C. H Charlotte Country Day

So. H Long Snapper H 6-0 • 230 Edmond, Okla. H Casady School

2012 Monahan has appeared in 10 games for the Commodores as a tight end.... Did not notch a reception during the season... Contributes effectively from the position as a blocker helping the Vanderbilt rushing attack. 2011 Monahan enjoyed his first full season of good health in a Commodore uniform... The fifth-year player rotated with Brandon Barden as the team's 1-2 tight end tandem... Played in all 12 games, earning three starting assignments in two-tight end Catches: 4, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 formations... Started games Rec. yards: 36, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 against Army, Tennessee and Longest Catch: 23, vs. Kentucky, 11/12/2011 Wake Forest... Finished the season with three catches for 40 receiving yards... Longest reception for 23 yards provided a key early first down in victory over Kentucky. 2010 Injuries continued to halt Monahan's career last year... Expected to share tight end duties with Brandon Barden, Monahan missed the entire season after suffering an injury. 2009 Started season as key contributor at tight end before leg injury ended season prematurely for second consecutive season... Played in seven games, earning starts against Western Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss and Army... Leg injury suffered against Georgia required season-ending surgery... Set single-season highs with 10 receptions and 92 receiving yards... Posted reception high (3) against Western Carolina and LSU. 2008 Monahan was a starter and key offensive contributor early in the season until an arm 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 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.

2012 Morrison has not received playing time as a second-year walk-on long snapper. 2011 Morrison joined the Vanderbilt roster but did not play... He practiced as a snapper during the fall.

97 Morse

Monahan's Career Highs:

Jared

Jr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 304 Oxford, Ala. H Oxford HS 2012 Morse is having the best season of his Commodore career... The junior defensive tackle has played in all 12 games, while making six starts... Through the regular season finale, he has registered career highs with 17 solo tackles, 24 total tackles and nine tackles for loss... Also notched two sacks and four passes defended... Made a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss versus Presbyterian... Tied a season-high with four tackles against UMass, while also recording two tackles for loss. Total tackles: 4, (2x), at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 2011 Morse continued to Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 develop as a dependable run-stopping defensive tackle in his second season... Played in all 12 regular season games as a second-team DT... Concluded campaign with eight total tackles, and six unassisted stops... Season-high two tackles against Elon... Notched tackles for loss in conference games against Alabama and Arkansas... Also contributed pair of pass breakups in passing situations. 2010 One of 13 true freshmen to see action, Morse played in eight games at tackle... Pressed into action when DT starters Adam Smotherman and T.J. Greenstone were injured... Finished year with seven tackles, including for a loss, and a pass defensed... Had two tackles against Florida and Wake Forest.

Morse's Career Highs:

Monahan’s Career Receiving Statistics

Receptions Yards Avg 2012 0 0 0.0 3 40 13.3 2011 2010 did not play due to injury 2009 10 92 9.2 4 45 11.3 2008 2007 1 5 5.0 Career 18 182 10.1

TD Long 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0

14 18 5 23

2012 2011 2010 Career

Morse's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 17-7-24 9.0-25 2.0-10 0/0 4 6-2-8 2.0-10 0.0-0 0/0 2 5-2-7 1.0-1 0.0-0 0/0 1 28-11-39 12.0-36 2.0-10 0/0 7

58 Nichter Colt

46 Monk Steve

R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 180 Baton Rouge, La. H University Lab School 2012 Monk played in two games, but did not get credit for any stats... Saw action in wins over Presbyterian and UMass. 2011 Monk joined the team during the preseason as a walk-on receiver.

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R-Sr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-1 • 288 Park City, Utah H Park City HS 2012 Nichter has appeared in 10 games, while making six starts at the team's nose position... In his final season at Vanderbilt, he has registered 15 tackles and forced fumble... Concluded the regular season in style at Wake Forest, matching career highs with four solo tackles and five total tackles.

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commodores 2011 Nichter followed up a career campaign in 2010 with another solid season as a redshirt junior... Saw extensive action in all 12 games, providing dependability and grit in the defensive front... Earned starting assignments in the first nine games, playing next to All-SEC defensive tackle candidate Rob Lohr... In final three games, backed T.J. Greenstone who returned from injury... Concluded regular season with 22 total tackles, including 11 solo stops... Solo TAckles: 4, (2x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 Credited with one Total Tackles: 5, (3x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 quarterback sack and one quarterback hurry... The sack came in narrow loss to Arkansas. 2010 Nichter played in every game at DT, and earned five consecutive starts during midseason stretch injuries affected other players... Finished the season with career highs of 17 solo tackles, 32 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and three QB sacks... Ranked second among DTs in most stat categories... Matched career high with five tackles against UConn and Tennessee... Also posted three tackles and sack vs. Northwestern. 2009 Played sparingly as redshirt freshman, seeing action in two games as defensive tackle... Credited with four total tackles on the season, posting a pair of stops in victories over Western Carolina and Rice. 2008 Remained on the two-deep at tackle for much of the season, yet never played, spending the season as a redshirt.

Nichter's Career Highs:

2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

Nichter's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 7-8-15 14-12-26 17-15-32 3-1-4 41-36-77

TFL Sacks FF/FR QH 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 0 1.0-4 1.0-4 0/0 1 5.5-24 3.0-20 0/0 3 1.0-2 0.0-0 0/0 0 5.5-30 4.0-24 1/0 4

5 Norman Warren

R-Jr. H Running Back H 5-10 • 205 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Chamblee HS 2012 Norman has seen playing time in eight games during the 2012 season running for 75 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown... Caught one pass for nine yards against Presbyterian... Carried the ball eight times for 34 yards at Kentucky with a long of 12 yards... Also has returned two kickoffs Rushes: 18, vs. Western Carolina, 9/5/2009 for 32 yards. Rush Yards: 119, at Rice, 9/26/2009 2011 Missed the year Longest Rush: 58, at Rice, 9/26/2009 recovering from injury... RUSHING TDS: 2, vs. Western Carolina, 9/5/2009 Absence resulted from Receptions: 4, at So. Carolina, 10/24/2009 prolonged rehab from Receiving yards: 27, vs. Georgia, 10/17/2009 leg injury suffered KO Return Yards: 184, vs. Ga. Tech, 10/31/2009 LONGEST KO Return: 99, at So. Carolina, 10/24/2009 during the 2010 campaign... Norman strengthened the leg by remaining active through the season, participating in every regular season practice the team has conducted. 2010 Commodores' versatile running back/return specialist put together solid campaign between preseason and late-season injuries... Made six starts at RB in eight appearances... Missed last four games after hurting hand late in Arkansas game... Despite injuries, Norman topped the Commodores with 459 rushing yards and shared team lead with four rushing TDs... Also caught 11 passes for 110 yards and continued outstanding results as kickoff returner, averaging 25.4 yards on 22 returns... Enters

Norman's Career Highs:

junior campaign ranked first on team charts in career KOR average (25.9 ypr) and sixth in career KOR yardage (1,608 yards)... Sparked win at Ole Miss with 111 rushing yards on 15 carries, including an 80-yarder for a TD that is tied for the second longest rush in team history... Also posted two rushing TDs and 75 yards in victory over Eastern Michigan.... Posted four rushes of 40 or more yards... Top effort as kickoff returner came at Connecticut – 162 total yards on four returns... UConn performance included a 72-yard return. 2009 Produced one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore all-purpose athlete, becoming the second Vanderbilt player in history to capture SEC Freshman of the Year honors... Consensus pick as SEC's top freshman, earning recognition from coaches, Associated Press writers and Sporting News publication... Named Freshman All-America kickoff returner by numerous outlets, including American Football Coaches Association, Rivals.com, Sporting News and Phil Steele's... Also received team's postseason Offensive Back Award... Also recognized as SEC AllFreshman running back by Sporting News... Played in every game and earned seven starting assignments, the first coming at Army... Broke two SEC records: all-purpose yardage by freshman (1,941 yards; 161.8 ypg) and total kickoff return yardage (1,050 yards)... All-purpose yardage total also broke Corey Harris' former team mark set in 1991... Also became first SEC freshman since Georgia's Herschel Walker to lead league in all-purpose yards... Matched SEC record by returning three kickoffs for touchdowns... Topped Commodores with 783 rushing yards, second highest total ever by Commodore freshman... Ranked 7th among SEC rushers... Kickoff return average (26.2 yards) ranked fourth in SEC and is a new modern-day team mark... Topped Commodores with seven total touchdowns... Also produced 108 yards and a touchdown on 19 receptions... Started season with 105yard, 2-touchdown effort in win over Western Carolina... In victory over Rice, produced 119 rushing yards and a touchdown... Made 62 rushing yards and 76-yard touchdown return in superb effort against Army that included a 80-yard touchdown rush nullified by penalty... 99-yard kickoff return at South Carolina ranks as No. 2 all-time among Commodores... Also had 266 all-purpose yards, including 80-yard kickoff return and a 11-yard TD catch, against Georgia Tech.

NORMAN’S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg Rec-Yds TD Lg KOR-Yds Avg. TD Lg 2012 21-75 3.6 1 12 1-9 0 9 2-32 16.0 0 20 2011 did not play 2010 77-459 6.0 4 80 11-110 0 24 22-558 25.4 0 72 2009 145-783 5.4 3 58 19-108 1 24 40-1050 26.2 3 99 Career 243-1317 5.4 8 80 31-227 1 24 64-1660 25.9 3 99

45 Panu Marc

Sr. H Fullback H 6-1 • 240 Mableton, Ga. H Whitefield Academy HS 2012 Panu has seen action in 11 of the 12 games... Did not record any stats but was a key reserve at fullback... During preseason camp, Panu became YouTube sensation after video caught Coach Franklin awarding the three-year walk-on with a senior scholarship. 2011 Panu moved to fullback before the season... The walk-on played in eight games, mostly on special teams... Backed up Fitz Lassing at fullback... Did return a short kickoff against Florida for three yards. 2010 Second-year walk-on played in 11 of 12 games, contributing on special teams and at linebacker... Only missed the Connecticut encounter... Earned one tackle as coverage unit member. 2009 Did not play during season, but was one of team's top defensive scouts, working at linebacker and defensive end... During postseason banquet, received the team's Defensive Scout MVP Award.

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Trent

Pruitt

R-So. H Wide Receiver H 5-9 • 175 Fitzgerald, Ga. H Fitzgerald HS 2012 Pruitt has seen limited action in 2012 on special teams and offense... Returned his first career punt five yards at Kentucky. 2011 Pruitt was a contributor on special teams and as a reserve wide receiver prior to suffering a season-ending upper arm injury against Ole Miss... In limited action, did not register either a catch as receiver or tackle on coverage units. 2010 One of four true freshman receivers on the roster, Pruitt did not play during his first year on campus... As a redshirt, he served as valuable offensive scout wideout during fall practices.

77 Pulley Spencer

So. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 290 Germantown, Tenn. H Evangelical Christian 2012 Pulley has started four games on the offensive line at center for the Commodores in 2012… He helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 170 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 222 yards per game. 2011 One of five true freshmen to see action, Pulley played as a reserve offensive guard and also contributed on special team conversion units... Played in six games.

75 Ramsey Grant

R-So. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 285 Marietta, Ga. H Pope HS 2012 Ramsay has not seen game action but has been a key member of the practice squad. 2011 Ramsey did not see action as a redshirt freshman offensive line candidate... Participated through the regular season on offensive practice squad units. 2010 Ramsay did not play during his first year on campus, and missed much of the fall practice after suffering leg injury.

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Robinette

Fr. H Quarterback H 6-4 • 204 Maryville, Tenn. H Maryville HS

2012 Robinette has not played as a true freshman, but has travelled with the team to road games and dressed throughout the year... Has shown plenty of promise as an effective scout team quarterback. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starting quarterback for one of the top Tennessee programs... As senior, hit 114-of-160 passes (71.3%) for 1522 yards and 22 TDs while running for 886 yards and 16 TDs for 5A state champions... Tennessee's Gatorade Player of the Year, First Team All-State QB, Region Offensive Player of the Year and finalist for 5A Mr. Football

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Back of the Year Award as a senior... As the starting QB, team went 29-1 and won two state titles... Participated in National Elite 11 QB Camp following senior season... Named All-County basketball player, lettering in hoops and track & field.

11 Rodgers Jordan

R-Sr. H Quarterback H 6-1 • 212 Chico, Calif. H Pleasant Valley HS/Butte JC 2012 An offensive co-captain, Rodgers has put together one of the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt senior quarterback... Has started all 11 games in which he participated, leading team to 7-4 record one of their best seasons in the history of Vanderbilt football... His passing totals – 175 completions, 2,431 yards, 13 touchdowns – rank among the Top Ten single-season performances in Vanderbilt history... Rodgers has completed Pass Attempts: 36, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 59.5% of his passes, the Completions: 21, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 highest percentage by Passing Yards: 297, at Florida, 11/5/2011 a Commodore quarterLongest Pass: 78, vs. South Carolina, 8/30/2012 back since Jay Cutler's TD Passes: 2, (7x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 junior season... Has Rushing Yards: 96, vs. Army, 10/22/2011 been remarkably LONGEST Rush: 40, vs. Georgia, 10/15/2011 consistent during Vanderbilt's six-game win streak, averaging 227 passing yards and nearly two TD passes per game... Has passed for at least 170 yards in every start.... Threw for a season-high 279 yards and two touchdowns to guide Commodores to thrilling 27-26 comeback win at Ole Miss... Also recorded 65 yards and a TD on the ground... Finished the season throwing 10 TDs in the Commodores’ final five games... Though just a two-year player, Rodgers will finish his career among the team's Top Ten in virtually every passing and total offense category. 2011 Rodgers opened the season as the No. 2 quarterback, and finished the campaign as team's starter... Saw action at QB in each of the first five games in a reserve role before earning the starting nod for the Army game... His 1,885 yards of total offense this year rank 14th on Vanderbilt's individual single-season leader board, just ahead of Jay Cutler's freshman campaign in 2002... Team's second leading rusher with 387 yards on 108 carries... Passing total of 1,498 yards ranks seventh at VU among junior QBs... First play from scrimmage of his VU career was a 30-yard touchdown pass to Chris Boyd in the fourth quarter against Elon... First 100-yard passing performance came at Alabama, completing 11-of-18 for 104 yards... Only threw for 47 yards the following week, but ran for 79 of VU's 200 rushing yards in narrow loss to Georgia... First rushing TD and 282 yards of total offense to beat Army... Accounted for four TDs (two rushing, two passing) in close loss to Arkansas... With 240 yards passing and 66 yards rushing, went over 300 yards of total offense for first time vs. Arkansas... Matched that feat with 317 yards of total offense at Florida, including 297 passing yards and his first game with multiple passing TDs... Threw two more TDs to defeat Kentucky. 2010 Rodgers spent his first year on campus without seeing action at quarterback.

Rodgers' Career Highs:

Rodgers’ Career Offensive Statistics

Att/ComP-Int Yds. 2012 294-175-5 2431 2011 216-108-10 1524 Career 510-283-15 3955

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Pct. 59.5 50.0 55.5

TD Lg Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg 13 78 87-65 0.8 1 25 9 73 117-420 3.6 4 40 22 78 204-485 2.4 5 40


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22 Samuels

81 Scheu

Eric

Steven

Sr. H Safety H 6-0 • 200 Eustis, Fla. H Umatilla HS

R-Fr. H Tight End H 6-6 • 260 Evansville, Ind. H Reitz Memorial HS

2012 Samuels has played in 11 games during his senior season at Vanderbilt... Concluded regular season with 32 total tackles and 17 solo stops... Both totals represent single-season career highs for the safety... Added 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass defended as a member of the Commodore secondary that ranked third in the SEC in pass defense… Posted career high of five solo tackles in shutout win at Kentucky... Had at least five total tackles in four games, topped by six-tackle performance at Missouri. 2011 Samuels moved from cornerback to safety in the offseason, concentrating on defensive and special teams responsibilities this season after playing some offense last year... Appeared in all 12 games... As a punt returner in Commodores' SOLO Tackles: 5, at Kentucky, 11/3/2012 first three contests, gained Total Tackles: 6, (2x), at Missouri, 10/6/2012 159 yards on seven returns Rush Yards: 27, vs. Wake Forest, 11/27/2010 for an average of 22.7 LONGEST KOR: 46, vs. Tennessee, 11/20/2010 yards per return... Totaled 16 solo tackles and 21 total stops... Team's leading tackler against Arkansas with five solo stops… Contributed one pass breakup against Georgia... Posted four total tackles in rout of Wake Forest. 2010 Arguably team's most versatile player as sophomore, seeing action as defensive back, running back and kickoff return specialist... Played in all 12 games, though did not earn starting assignment... Opened season in defensive backfield, then added running back duties after injuries depleted rushing corps... Knack for being around ball as cornerback showed with 27 total tackles, including 15 solo stops... Also contributed pair of fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and three passes defensed... As kickoff returner, averaged 20.3 yards... Earned team's Specialist of the Week honor after performances against Arkansas and Tennessee... Had six tackles (a career high) at Arkansas... As RB, rushed for 43 yards on 10 carries... Rushed for 27 yards in finale vs. Wake Forest. 2009 One of seven true freshmen to see action, Samuels played in four games, contributing as reserve DB and on coverage units... Missed LSU and MSU games after suffering an injury during 19-yard INT return against Western Carolina... Sat out the final six games of season...Notched four total tackles, including three solo stops... In addition to pick against WCU, Samuels also added a fumble recovery... Shared team's top specialist honor after opener vs. WCU.

Samuels' Career Highs:

Samuels' Career Statistics

Rush-Yds. Avg. Lg 2012 - - - 2011 - - - 2010 10-43 4.3 14 2009 - - - Career 10-43 4.3 14

Tackles 17-15-32 16-5-21 15-12-27 3-1-4 49-34-83

INT FF/FR PBU 0-0 0/0 1 0-0 0/0 1 0-0 1/2 3 1-19 0/1 0 1-19 1/3 5

2012 Scheu has played in 11 games during the season, earning seven starts at tight end... Arguably best blocker among team's TE corps... Caught six passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on the season... Had a career-high three catches for 21 yards Catches: 4, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 versus Florida... Touchdown Rec. yards: 36, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 catch was acrobatic grab Longest Catch: 23, vs. Kentucky, 11/12/2011 against Presbyterian. 2011 Scheu did not earned playing time as true freshman, but impressed coaches and teammates with blocking and receiving abilities during practices... Added weight and bulk since arriving on campus, redshirting in his first season.

Scheu's Career Highs:

2012

Scheu's Career Receiving Statistics Receptions Yards Avg 6 38 6.3

TD Long 1 11

13 Sealand Jake

Fr. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 220 Tucker, Ga. H Tucker HS 2012 Sealand has appeared in the last seven games as a true freshman for the Commodores as a backup linebacker... One of four true freshmen to see action during the season... Showed nose for the football and excellent scheme knowledge as playing time increased during second half of season...Finished with 23 total tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Set single-game highs of five solo SOLO Tackles: 5, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 tackles and nine total tackles in Total Tackles: 9, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 victory over UMass... Forced a fumble and made one tackle in his first career game at Missouri. HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter at MLB for one of Georgia's top public schools... Voted a co-captain in last game of his career - a victory that gave Tucker the AAAA state title and first undefeated season in school history... Two-way starter (LB/OG) as a senior... Earned All-State honors as a senior LB after registering 69 total tackles, two sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles and two recoveries.

Sealand Career Highs:

2012

Sealand's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 10-13-23

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Seymour

So. H Running Back H 5-7 • 190 Hialeah, Fla. H Hialeah HS 2012 Seymour has not seen any playing time during the season as a redshirt. 2011 Seymour was team's No. 2 tailback from the first snap of the year... Third-leading rusher on the team gained 263 yards on 81 carries... Against UConn, carried eight times for 70 yards and his first collegiate TD, a 40-yard first Rush ATTempts: 16, vs Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 quarter run... Season-high Rush yards: 70, vs. UConn, 9/10/2011 16 rushes against Ole Miss Catches: 3, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 netted 60 yards including a rec. yards: 45, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 9-yard TD just to give VU 21-0 edge before halftime... Scored his four rushing touchdowns in four consecutive home games, from Elon through homecoming vs. Army...Caught nine passes out of the backfield for 108 yards... Longest catch went for 33 yards vs. Ole Miss.

into the starting lineup against Georgia when tackle Thomas Welch sustained an injury... Through final six games, played nearly half of the team's offensive snaps... First collegiate start came at No. 1 Florida 2008 Seymour redshirted as a freshman. He practiced during the fall at DT, then moved to the offensive line during the spring.

39 Spear Carey

Jr. H Kicker H 5-10 • 190 Mayfield Village, Ohio H Mayfield HS

Seymour's Career Highs:

SEYMOUR’s Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg Rec-Yds. Avg. TD Lg 2012 redshirted 2011 83-268 3.2 5 40 9-108 12.0 - 33 Career 83-268 3.2 5 40 9-108 12.0 - 33

62 Seymour Ryan

R-Sr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 300 Kingsland, Ga. H Camden County HS 2012 Seymour has started all 12 games on the offensive line, pushing his career starts total to 34 games... Plays effectively at a number of line positions... This season, has taken snaps at center, guard and tackle... Opened the year with nine straight starts at left guard, then moved to starts at both tackle positions late in the year when injuries affected depth up front... Earned solid blocking grades at all three positions... His work in the trenches helped Vanderbilt produce its most explosive offense in more than five decades, one that featured superb balance. 2011 Seymour made 10 starts on the offensive line, beginning the year at left tackle, then moving inside to guard five games into the season... Missed the Kentucky and Tennessee contests due to injury, returning to start in regular season finale at Wake Forest... Helped 'Dores rush for 297 yards and allow no sacks vs. Demons... Named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at left guard in 44-21 homecoming victory over Army as Commodores rushed for 344 yards and did not allow a sack. 2010 As talented as any 'Dore offensive linemen, Seymour increasingly exhibited that ability during his second year in a Commodore uniform... After just one start the previous year, Seymour never lost his starting assignment at RT after claiming the role after the team's second game... Earned 10 consecutive starts... Athletically gifted for his size yet lacking extended game experience, Seymour matured during the course of the season. 2009 Named All-SEC Freshman by league coaches... Redshirt freshman played in eight games as first-year offensive lineman... Minutes expanded at left tackle as injuries impacted the offensive front... After playing sparingly in wins over Western Carolina and Rice, Seymour was inserted

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2012 Spear is in the midst of putting together the finest season ever by a Vanderbilt placekicker... Has connected on 19-of-22 field goal attempts, good for 86.4 percent, tops in the SEC among kickers with at least 12 attempts... His 19 made field goals sets a new single-season team record... He also was a perfect 24-for-24 on extra points, while handling a majority of the kickoff duties... Made his final 10 field goal attempts, including five beyond 40 yards... Also was perfect inside 43 yards on the season, hitting 14-of-14 field goals... Kicked a career-long 52 yard field goal in regular season finale victory at LONG: 52, at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 Wake Forest to become the first Commodore to kick a 50-plus yard field goal since Bryant Hahnfeldt in 2006... Then added a 50-yard field goal later in the Wake game to give him the Vanderbilt single-season scoring record for a kicker with 81 points... Twice named as a SEC Special Teams Player of the Week... Had a total of 63 kickoffs for 3,847 yards (61.1 average per kick) and 22 touchbacks...Also known for his big hits on kickoff returns, as he has tallied three tackles on the season... One bruising tackle on coverage during win over Tennessee earned ESPN Top Ten Play status. 2011 Spear held place kicking duties for first eight games of season while handling all but one kickoff... Opponents averaged only 18.5 yards per return against Vandy's kickoff team with a long return of just 35 yards... Kicked off 60 times with eight touchbacks... The exuberant kicker made 10 special teams tackles, including eight solo stops, many of which were spectacular collisions... Hit 4-of-7 field goal attempts and 26-of-27 extra points to rank third on team with 38 points... Made first three field goals before missing a pair at Alabama... Season-long 37-yard field goal made against Army. 2010 One of 13 true freshmen to see action, Spear served as the team's primary kickoff specialist... Nearly 40 percent of Spear's kicks were not returned... Spear's ability to kick high and deep limited opposing returners to a 20.7-yard average.

Spear's Career Highs:

SPEAR’s Career KICKING Statistics

2012 2011 2010 Career

FGS Long FG 19-22 52 4-7 37 - - 23-29 52

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Pct. 86.4 66.7 - 79.3

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Zac

Stacy

Sr. H Running Back H 5-9 • 210 Centreville, Ala. H Bibb County HS 2012 Stacy has started all 12 games at running back for the Commodores, putting the finishing touches on the most decorated career ever by a Vanderbilt back... Ended the regular season with 1,034 yards and nine TDs on 182 carries, earning unanimous Second Team All-Southeastern Conference honors... His 1,034 yards ranks fourth in the SEC and made him the first Commodore to ever rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons... He holds the team career record with 3,036 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns... Ran for over 100 yards in three different contests as a senior, including a season-high 180 yards in a blowout victory at Wake Forest... The performance against the Deacons included a rush of 90 yards at Wake Forest, breaking his own school record for the longest run in school history... Registered 169 yards on 27 carries and a touchdown in a win over Auburn... Caught nine passes for 193 yards out of the backfield... Had a careerhigh 86 yards receiving versus Tennessee on a Rushes: 29, (2x), most recently at Missouri, career-long 72-yard 10/6/2012 reception... Has 1,243 Rush Yards: 198, vs. Army, 10/22/2011 all-purpose yards in 2012... Longest Rush: 90, at Wake Forest, 10/24/2012 Matched a career high with Rushing TDs: 3, (3x), most recently at 29 carries in team's critcal Wake Forest, 11/26/2011 win at Missouri, and sealed Catches: 3, (2x), most recently vs. Arkansas, the game with a superb 10/29/2011 third-down carry in the Rec. Yards: 86, vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2012 closing minutes. Longest Catch: 72, vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2012 2011 Stacy broke school record with 1,136 rushing yards this season (Corey Harris, 1,103 yds. in 1991)... Only fourth Commodore to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, first since Jermaine Johnson (1,072 yds.) in 1995... Carried the ball 183 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush... Currently ranks eighth all-time among 'Dores for career rushing yards (1,945 yards)... Averaged 94.7 rushing yards per game overall, with 117 yard-per-game average at home... Thirteen rushing TDs--a school record for a running back and just one shy of TE Allama Matthews' single-season school record (1982)... Scored 78 points to rank third all-time for single-season scoring behind Matthews and Jack Jenkins (90 pts., 1941)... Caught 18 passes for 95 yards... Rushed for three TDs on three occasions--vs. Army, vs. Kentucky and at Wake Forest... Second 100+ yard game of his career came against Ole Miss (11 carries for 169 yards, including a 77-yard TD)... Rushed for 97 and a TD against Georgia... Completed the first pass of his career, connecting with WR Jordan Matthews on a 43-yard TD... Completed 2-of-5 pass attempts on the season with two INTs... Career-high 198 rushing yards against Army with three TDs, including a 55-yard score... Against Arkansas, scored on 62-yard TD as part of 128-yard day... Season-high 28 carries against Kentucky and again at Wake Forest... Named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for 135-yard, three-score performance against the Wildcats on Senior Day... Ran for 184 yards at Wake to break team single-season record... Scored in six of Vandy's last seven games. 2010 Stacy continued as a productive offensive force for the Commodores until his season ended prematurely... Earned starts vs. SEC foes LSU, Georgia and Florida while playing in team's first nine games... Finished year as team's second leading rusher (331 yards)... Earned team's Offensive Player of the Week honor in opener after rushing for 69 yards, including a 33-yard TD in the fourth quarter... Named Offensive Player of the Week for second time after rushing for 90 yards in win over Eastern Michigan... Contributed season-long 67-yard rush in win at Ole Miss. 2009 One of seven true freshmen to participate for Commodores... Formed superb freshman rushing duo with Norman... Earned four starting assign-

ments as tailback and played in 10 games, missing Ole Miss and South Carolina outings with lingering ankle injury that also limited production against Mississippi State and Rice... Finished season as team's second leading rusher behind Norman with 478 yards and three TDs on 107 carries... Started season with 133 rushing yards and TD in win over Western Carolina... Rushed for 83 yards and pair of TDs against Georgia Tech... One score against Tech went for 62 yards.

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STACY’S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg Rec-Yds. Avg. TD Lg 182-1034 5.7 9 90 9-193 21.4 0 72 201-1193 5.9 14 77 20-106 5.3 0 44 66-331 5.0 3 67 9-32 3.6 0 9 107-478 4.5 3 62 7-72 10.3 0 47 556-3036 5.5 29 90 45-403 9.0 0 72

54 Stewart Jimmy

R-Fr. H Defensive End H 6-3 • 240 Cape Coral, Fla. H Island Coast HS

Stacy's Career Highs:

2012 Stewart has played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, tallying eight total tackles... Among his stops are three tackles resulting in losses... Also recorded quarterback sacks in wins against Presbyterian and Massachusetts. 2011 Stewart has not earned playing time as true freshman, but has impressed coaches and teammates with abilities during practices... Has added weight and bulk to frame through conditioning effort since arriving on campus.

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Stewart's Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 5-3-8

TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 3.0-8 2.0-6 0/0 0

39 Stubbs Dane

Fr. H Cornerback H 5-9 • 170 Covington, La. H St. Paul's School 2012 Stubbs has not seen playing time as a junior but has contributed on the scout team... He joined the team at the start of the year as a walk-on.

41 Sutton Patrick

R-So. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 210 Charleston, S.C. H Bishop England 2012 Sutton is a walk-on linebacker who has contributed to the team's success as a scout team member. 2011 A linebacker prospect, Sutton did not see action during the season... Contributed through regular season as practice squad defender.

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24 Tate Wesley

R-Jr. H Running Back H 6-1 • 215 Hendersonville, Tenn. H Pope John Paul II 2012 Tate has seen action in every game this season as an effective power rushing option to Zac Stacy and Brian Kimbrow... After moving to running back during the spring, Tate blossomed when given a greater workload during the season... Concluded the regular season third on the team with 395 rushing yards... His seven rushing TDs ranks second to Stacy's nine TD total... Also caught 10 passes for 106 yards and a score… Ran for a career-high 81 yards on 15 rushes and a touchdown in a win versus Massachusetts… Had a rushing score and receiving TD in the regular season finale at Rush yards: 81, vs. UMass, 10/27, 2012 Wake Forest.... Played his best Longest Rush: 25, vs. UMass, 10/27, 2012 football during Vanderbilt's sixCatches: 4, vs. Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 game win streak to conclude Rec. Yards: 46, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 the season... Had at least 40 Longest Catch: 33, vs. Army, 10/22/2011 rushing yards in five of the last seven games... Averaged more than 10 carries in each of the final seven games. 2011 Moved to wide receiver prior to season... Earned minutes in every game, including three starting assignments at receiver... Concluded season fourth on the team with 21 receptions and 175 receiving yards... Also had three rushes for 26 yards, including one resulting in a 23-yard TD vs. Elon... Season high in receiving yards (46) came at Alabama... Topped receivers with four catches in win over Ole Miss. 2010 Physical RB showed potential as depth at running backs diminished during season because of injuries... As redshirt freshman, played in 11 of 12 games at RB... Concluded season with 140 rushing yards on 40 carries and 25 receiving yards... Had 30 rushing yards on 10 carries, several resulting in Commodore first downs, to aid victory at Ole Miss... Established career highs in rushing yards (41) and longest rush (22) against Florida. 2009 Tailback spent first year on campus as a redshirt... Travelled with team on road trips, but did not see game action...

Tate's Career Highs:

TATE’S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg 2012 98-362 3.7 7 25 2011 3-26 8.7 1 23 2010 40-140 3.5 0 22 Career 141-528 3.8 8 25

Rec-Yds. Avg. TD Lg 10-106 10.6 1 25 21-175 8.3 0 33 5-25 5.0 0 12 36-306 8.5 1 33

53 Taylor Vince

R-So. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 312 Hattiesburg, Miss. H Oak Grove HS 2012 Taylor has enjoyed an important role this season on the Commodore interior front... He has played in all 12 games, part of a five-player rotation at tackle... He has contributed five solo tackles and 12 total stops for SOLO TACKLEs: 2, vs. Arkansas, 10/30/2011 the Vanderbilt defense... Total Tackles: 3, (2x), at Georgia, 9/22/2012 Among his stops are 1.5 tackles that resulted in lost yards for the Georgia offense... Also had three total tackles at Georgia. 2011 A first-year contributor on the defensive interior, Taylor saw action

Taylor's Career Highs:

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in the final 11 games as a key reserve at tackle... Finished the season with six solo tackles, 12 total stops and 1.5 tackles for loss… Also recovered a fumble in win over Connecticut. 2010 Taylor did not play during his first year on campus... Coaches made decision to keep talented defensive tackle out for season after he suffered injury in preseason camp that lingered into early games of schedule.

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Taylor's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks QH FF/FR PBU 5-7-12 1.5-3 0.0-0 0 0/0 0 11-13-24 1.5-5 0.0-0 0 0/1 0 29-22-51 8.0-25 3.5-16 1 0/0 1

40 Thomas Ja'Karri

Fr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 212 Tallahassee, Fla. H Godby HS 2012 Thomas shown plenty of abilities as the practice squad linebacker while redshirting during his freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL Senior co-captain... Four-year defensive starter for 5A school, seeing action along the defensive front and linebacker positions... As senior OLB/DE, posted 57 tackles, five QB sacks and an interception for 9-3 squad that advanced for second straight year to second round of 5A state playoffs... Earned First Team 5A All-State and All-Area as senior... Had 73 tackles, 6.5 sacks and pair of forced fumbles as junior... Started at DE as true freshman when Godby advanced to state finals.

98 Thomas Johnell

R-Sr. H Defensive End H 6-0 • 250 Orlando, Fla. H Boone HS 2012 A defensive co-captain, Thomas is one of the top Commodore leaders... He started all of the regular season games at defensive end... Finished the regular season wtih 32 total tackles, 17 solo stops and a quarterback sack... In rout over Tennessee, Thomas registered four tackles and an interception, coming off a deflected pass by Rob Lohr... In the final regular season game at Wake Forest, he recorded a career-high four solo tackles, five total tackles, and a quarterback sack. 2011 High energy defensive end saw action in every game, playing through pain during midseason stretch... Started five games at defensive end opposite Tim Fugger... Concluded season with career highs in solo tackles (13), total tackles (23) and quarterback sacks (2)... Also matched previous high with four tackles for SOLO TACKLEs: 4, at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 loss.. Single-game career Total Tackles: 6, vs. Army, 10/22/2011 high for tackles (6) came in win over Army... Also had multiple tackles in five other games... Contributed sacks in victories over Elon and Connecticut. 2010 Thomas put together his most productive season for the Commodore defense... Played in every game at defensive end, earning first and only career starting assignment against Florida... Ended year with career highs in virtually every statistical category, including solo tackles (12), total tackles (22), tackles for loss (4) and QB sacks (1.5)... Posted at least one tackle in every game... Registered four tackles at Kentucky... Effort against LSU in early-season conference game earned team's Defensive Player of

Thomas' Career Highs:

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2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

Thomas' Career Defensive Statistics Tackles 17-15-32 13-13-26 12-10-22 4-2-6 46-40-86

TFL Sacks 3.0-10 1.0-7 4.0-10 2.0-4 4.0-15 1.5-12 0.0-0 0.0-0 11.0-35 4.5-23

QH 0 1 0 0 1

FF/FR PBU 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 2

57 Townsend Joe

So. H Center H 6-4 • 305 Hendersonville, Tenn. H Hendersonville HS 2012 Townsend has started eight games at center for the Commodores and is a key piece of the offensive line that has helped Vanderbilt to a season-ending six-game win streatk... During Townsend's starts, Commodore offense featured excellent balance... Named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his exceptional blocking performance in win over Auburn...Recorded 10 knockdown blocks in the victory over Auburn, which came in Townsend's third career start... Also helped pave the way for the Commodores to record 209 rushing yards against the Tigers, 169 of which came from Zac Stacy. 2011 Townsend played in three early-season contests, providing depth at the center position on offensive line prior to 2010 starter Logan Stewart returning in fourth game.

14 Townsley John

Sr. H Quarterback H 6-4 • 205 Upper Arlington, Ohio H Upper Arlington HS 2012 Townsley played as reserve quarterback in win over Presbyterian... Posted one rush for seven yards... Has dressed for every game this season. 2011 Townsley was added to the Commodore roster prior to spring drills, making the squad after a student tryout offered by new coach James Franklin... Contributed as practice squad quarterback in fall practice.

99 Trepp Will

Fr. H Offensive Line H 5-11 • 250 Greenwich, Conn. H Greenwich HS

89 van der Wal Dillon

So. H Tight End H 6-6 • 255 Woodland Hills, Calif. H Oaks Christian HS 2012 Van der Wal has participated in eight games during the regular season, seeing action as a reserve tight end and on special teams... He does not have a reception from the TE position. 2011 Van der Wal is one of five true freshmen to see action this season... He has contributed in every game besides the season opener, getting minutes on special teams and in two-tight end offensive sets.

86 Ward Donovan

Fr. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 180 Palos Verdes, Calif. H Palos Verdes HS 2012 Ward has not played this season, but has been a valuable contributor as practice squad wide receiver.

45 Weatherly Stephen

Fr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 235 Snellville, Ga. H Shiloh HS

2012 Weatherly has shown talent as a practice squad defensive end... True freshman has also used redshirt year to improve bulk and strength. HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter at OLB/DE and WR... Contributed 79 tackles, 8.5 QB sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles as senior at Shiloh, earning All-Gwinnett County honors... Also had eight catches and two TDs as WR... Played in postseason Gwinnett County All-Star Game... Transferred to Shiloh after playing three years at North Atlanta HS...Posted 66 tackles and 14 sacks as junior at North Atlanta.

73 White Chase

R-So. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 290 Plano, Texas H Plano West HS 2012 White contributed in every game, playing as reserve offensive guard and tackle and on special team conversion units... Part of an offensive line that helped produce one of the most balanced attacks in recent Vanderbilt history. 2011 White saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman offensive lineman... Played both guard and tackle, earning three early-season starts at left guard... Started in wins over UConn and Ole Miss, with final starting coming at South Carolina... Also took practice snaps at tackle position. 2010 White did not play as a true freshman... Showed agility and potential as offensive linemen during fall practices... Worked hard to increase strength and weight during redshirt campaign.

2012 Trepp has not seen game action this year... Trepp joined the team early in the season as a walk-on offensive line candidate.

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85 Wilkins Trey

So. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 195 Cordova, Tenn. H St. Benedict HS 2012 Wilkins has not seen any game action as a sophomore wide receiver, though he has contributed effectively on scout teams.

42 Williams Kellen

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 220 Winter Haven, Fla. H West Orange HS 2012 Williams played in five games as a reserve LB... Finished regular season with five total tackles, including three stops vs. Georgia. 2011 Williams joined the squad during preseason as LB prospect... Did not see action, but showed ability to become future contributor.

32 Williamson Andrew

R-Fr. H Safety H 6-1 • 205 San Antonio, Texas H John Paul Stevens HS

Ranked among SEC leaders in interceptions... First Commodore player to return two picks for TDs in nearly a solo tackles: 4, (4x), most recently decade... Opened the at Kentucky, 11/3/2012 season in spectacular total tackles: 5, (2x), most recently fashion, contributing three at Georgia, 9/22/2012 interceptions in the first two Most INTs in Game: 2, vs. Ole Miss, 9/10/2011 games, two of which were longest INT Return: 100, vs. Presbyterian, returned for TDs... Earned 9/15/2012 SEC Defensive Player of Passes Defended: 3, vs. Ole Miss, 9/10/2011 the Week honors after two-interception effort in impressive win over Ole Miss... Returned one of the Rebel picks 52 yards for team's second TD... Set single-game high in solo tackles (4) against Georgia and Florida. 2010 Wilson played in every game, seeing action as a cornerback and contributing on special teams... First career start came in five-DB alignment in opener vs. Northwestern... Finished the season with 11 total tackles, Had three tackles against Northwestern, Ole Miss and Florida. 2009 As a true freshman, Wilson played in every game, seeing action on coverage units and as a reserve cornerback... Finished the season with 10 total tackles... Season-high in tackles (3) came against Kentucky.

Wilson's Career Highs:

Wilson's Career Defensive Statistics

2012 2011 2010 2009 Career

Tackles 24-7-31 24-6-30 8-3-11 6-4-10 62-20-82

2012 Played in every game, seeing action as safety and special teams contributor... Registered 20 total tackles, including career-high six stops vs. UMass... Blocked punt at Wake Forest resulting in Commodore TD. 2011 Williamsonn travelled with the squad for much of the year, but the true freshman did not seen action... Impressed coaches and teammates with his abilities as a practice squad defender.

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Trey

Wilson

Sr. H Cornerback H 5-11 • 192 Shreveport, La. H Evangel Christian Academy 2012 Wilson has started all 12 games at cornerback for the Commodore defense that ranked third in the SEC in pass defense... Tied for the team lead with two interceptions... Both interceptions he returned for TDs, including a career-long 100-yard pick six versus Presbyterian... Owns the school record and is tied for second in SEC history with four interceptions returned for touchdowns in his career... Second on team behind Andre Hal with seven passes defensed... Also contributed 31 total tackles, 24 solo stops and a forced fumble... Posted four solo tackles in shutout at Kentucky... Forced fumble in win over Tennessee. 2011 Wilson established himself as one of the Commodores' most improved defensive players after a breakthrough junior campaign... Started every game at cornerback opposite All-SEC performer Casey Hayward... Finished the season with career highs in virtually every stat category: solo tackles (23), total tackles (29), interceptions (3) and passes defended (10)...

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92 Woestmann Kyle

R-So. H Defensive End H 6-3 • 255 Marietta, Ga. H Walton HS

Williamson's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 14-6-20 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 1

TFL Int FF/FR PBU 1.5-4 2-117 1/0 7 0.0-0 3-109 0/0 11 0.0-0 0-0 0/0 0 0.0-0 0-0 0/0 0 1.5-4 5-220 1/0 18

2012 One of the team's hardest workers, Woestmann has played in all 12 games at defensive end, setting career highs with 12 solo tackles and 19 total tackles... Tied for second on team with four quarterback sacks, all coming in the team's six-game win streak to close the regular season... Also contributed six tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles... Recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in a win over solo tackles: 3, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 Auburn... Forced a total tackles: 4, (2x), vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 fumble at Ole Miss... Had two solo tackles against both Northwestern and Wake Forest. 2011 Woestmann provided energy and enthusiasm as a first-year contributor at defensive end... Concluded regular season with eight total tackles and one forced fumble... Tallied season-high three tackles and the forced fumble in win over Army. 2011 Woestmann did not see action in 2011 while redshirting.

Woestmann's Career Highs:

Woestmann's Career Defensive Statistics

2012 2011 Career

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR QH 12-7-19 6.0-27 4.0-20 2/0 0 4-4-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 0 16-11-27 6.0-27 4.0-20 3/0 0

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2012 Team Statistics Team Statistics

Vanderbilt Opponents

SCORING 352 219 Points Per Game 29.3 18.2 FIRST DOWNS 229 212 Rushing 105 104 Passing 105 92 Penalty 19 16 RUSHING YARDAGE 2045 1807 Yards gained rushing 2381 2162 Yards lost rushing 336 355 Rushing Attempts 483 457 Average Per Rush 4.2 4.0 Average Per Game 170.4 150.6 TDs Rushing 22 16 PASSING YARDAGE 2666 2110 Comp-Att-Int 191-323-5 197-379-8 Average Per Pass 8.3 5.6 Average Per Catch 14.0 10.7 Average Per Game 222.2 175.8 TDs Passing 15 6 TOTAL OFFENSE 4711 3917 Total Plays 806 836 Average Per Play 5.8 4.7 Average Per Game 392.6 326.4 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 37-769 46-877 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 35-366 19-209 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 8-243 5-89 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 20.8 19.1 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 10.5 11.0 INT RETURN AVERAGE 30.4 17.8 FUMBLES-LOST 25-13 19-5 PENALTIES-Yards 75-574 80-626 Average Per Game 47.8 52.2 PUNTS-Yards 56-2488 76-3068 Average Per Punt 44.4 40.4 Net punt average 39.3 34.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:57 30:03 3RD-DOWN Conversions 60/174 58/188 3rd-Down Pct 34% 31% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 14/26 9/26 4th-Down Pct 54% 35% SACKS BY-Yards 28-176 23-173 MISC YARDS 0 11 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 42 24 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 19-22 17-19 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (32-44) 73% (30-36) 83% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (20-44) 45% (15-36) 42% PAT-ATTEMPTS (41-42) 98% (20-20) 100% ATTENDANCE 227161 322248 Games/Avg Per Game 6/37,860 6/53,708 62

Jordan Rodgers, quarterback

Score (quarter)

Vanderbilt Opponents

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total 60 111 121 60 43 57 48 71

2012 GAME RESULTS

0 0

352 219

Date Opponent W/L,Score Overall Conf. Time Attn. 8/30 South Carolina L, 17-13 0-1 0-1 3:15 38,393 9/8 at Northwestern L, 23-13 0-2 0-1 3:15 31,644 9/15 Presbyterian W, 58-0 1-2 0-1 3:03 35,491 9/22 at Georgia L, 48-3 1-3 0-2 3:15 92,746 10/6 at Missouri W, 19-15 2-3 1-2 3:21 66,250 10/13 Florida L, 31-17 2-4 1-3 3:28 40,350 10/20 Auburn W, 17-13 3-4 2-3 3:10 40,350 10/27 UMass W, 49-7 4-4 2-3 3:13 32,227 11/3 at Kentucky W, 40-0 5-4 3-3 2:57 44,902 11/10 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 6-4 4-3 3:46 60,572 11/17 Tennessee W, 41-18 7-4 5-3 3:38 40,350 11/24 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 8-4 5-3 3:08 26,134

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2012 TEAM STATISTICS Passing

GP Eff. Att-Comp-Int Pct Yards TD Long Avg/G

Jordan Rodgers A. Carta-Samuels Zac Stacy Wesley Tate TEAM Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

11 140.17 175-294-5 59.5 2431 13 5 144.88 14-24-0 58.3 208 1 12 100.53 1-3-0 33.3 24 0 12 455.20 1-1-0 100.0 3 1 10 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 12 140.69 191-323-5 59.1 2666 15 12 99.75 197-379-8 52.0 2110 6

Rushing

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G

78 221.0 38 41.6 24 2.0 3 0.2 0 0.0 78 222.2 85 175.8

Zac Stacy 12 182 1087 53 1034 5.7 9 90 86.2 Brian Kimbrow 12 65 432 17 415 6.4 3 74 34.6 Wesley Tate 12 98 395 33 362 3.7 7 25 30.2 Warren Norman 8 21 78 3 75 3.6 1 12 9.4 Jordan Matthews 12 2 65 0 65 32.5 1 47 5.4 Jordan Rodgers 11 87 261 196 65 0.7 1 25 5.9 A. Carta-Samuels 5 5 28 1 27 5.4 0 11 5.4 Josh Grady 12 6 26 3 23 3.8 0 13 1.9 John Townsley 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 0 7 7.0 Jonathan Krause 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 TEAM 10 15 0 30 -30 -2.0 0 0 -3.0 Vanderbilt Totals 12 483 2381 336 2045 4.2 22 90 170.4 Opponents 12 457 2162 355 1807 4.0 16 70 150.6

Receiving

Jordan Matthews Chris Boyd Wesley Tate Kris Kentera Zac Stacy Jonathan Krause Josh Grady Steven Scheu Brian Kimbrow Fitz Lassing Jordan Rodgers Warren Norman Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Total Offense Jordan Rodgers Zac Stacy Brian Kimbrow Wesley Tate A. Carta-Samuels Warren Norman Jordan Matthews Josh Grady John Townsley Jonathan Krause TEAM Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

GP No. 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 8 12 12

87 46 10 10 9 9 7 6 3 2 1 1 191 197

Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G 1262 756 106 98 193 69 89 38 3 19 24 9 2666 2110

14.5 16.4 10.6 9.8 21.4 7.7 12.7 6.3 1.0 9.5 24.0 9.0 14.0 10.7

7 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 6

78 60 25 25 72 23 32 11 4 12 24 9 78 85

105.2 63.0 8.8 8.2 16.1 5.8 7.4 3.5 0.2 1.7 2.2 1.1 222.2 175.8

Zac Stacy, running back

GP Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 11 381 65 2431 2496 226.9 12 185 1034 24 1058 88.2 12 65 415 0 415 34.6 12 99 362 3 365 30.4 5 29 27 208 235 47.0 8 21 75 0 75 9.4 12 2 65 0 65 5.4 12 6 23 0 23 1.9 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 12 1 2 0 2 0.2 10 16 -30 0 -30 -3.0 12 806 2045 2666 4711 392.6 12 836 1807 2110 3917 326.4

Jordan Matthews, wide receiver

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2012 TEAM STATISTICS All-Purpose

GP Rush Rec PR KOR Ret Total Avg

Jordan Matthews Zac Stacy Brian Kimbrow Chris Boyd Wesley Tate Jonathan Krause Andre Hal Trey Wilson Warren Norman Josh Grady Kris Kentera Jordan Rodgers Darreon Herring Steven Scheu A. Carta-Samuels Steven Clarke A. Williamson Fitz Lassing Kenny Ladler John Townsley Trent Pruitt Johnell Thomas TEAM Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

12 65 1262 53 32 0 1412 117.7 12 1034 193 15 0 0 1242 103.5 12 415 3 0 413 0 831 69.2 12 0 756 0 0 0 756 63.0 12 362 106 0 15 0 483 40.2 12 2 69 281 0 0 352 29.3 12 0 0 0 243 68 311 25.9 12 0 0 0 11 117 128 10.7 8 75 9 0 32 0 116 14.5 12 23 89 0 0 0 112 9.3 12 0 98 0 0 0 98 8.2 11 65 24 0 0 0 89 8.1 12 0 0 0 0 40 40 3.3 11 0 38 0 0 0 38 3.5 5 27 0 0 0 0 27 5.4 10 0 0 0 23 0 23 2.3 12 0 0 19 0 0 19 1.6 11 0 19 0 0 0 19 1.7 11 0 0 0 0 17 17 1.5 1 7 0 0 0 0 7 7.0 4 0 0 5 0 0 5 1.2 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 10 -30 0 -7 0 0 -37 -3.7 12 2045 2666 366 769 243 6089 507.4 12 1807 2110 209 877 89 5092 424.3

|——— PATs ——––—| Scoring TDs FGs Kick Rush Rec Pass DXP Saf Pts

Carey Spear 0 19-22 24-24 0-0 0 0-0 Zac Stacy 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Wesley Tate 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Jordan Matthews 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Chris Boyd 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Brian Kimbrow 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Ryan Fowler 0 0-0 17-18 0-0 0 0-0 Jonathan Krause 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Trey Wilson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Kris Kentera 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Jordan Rodgers 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Casey Hughes 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Warren Norman 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Steven Scheu 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 TEAM 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Vanderbilt Totals 42 19-22 41-42 0-0 0 0-0 Opponents 24 17-19 20-20 2-3 0 0-1

Field Goals Carey Spear

FGM-FGA

%

19-22

86.4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 81 0 54 0 48 0 48 0 24 0 18 0 17 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 1 2 1 352 0 219

1-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk 10-10

2-2

5-7

2-3 52

1

Punting

No.

Richard Kent Carey Spear Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt Totals

54 1 1 56

2421 33 34 2488

44.8 33.0 34.0 44.4

67 33 34 67

3 0 1 4

16 19 0 1 0 0 16 20

0 0 0 0

Opponents

76

3068

40.4

57

6

14 21

1

64

Yds Avg Long TB FC I-20 Blk

Wesley Tate, running back

Kickoff Returns

No.

Punt Returns

No.

Brian Kimbrow Andre Hal Warren Norman Wesley Tate Steven Clarke Jordan Matthews Trey Wilson Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Jonathan Krause Jordan Matthews A. Williamson Zac Stacy Trent Pruitt TEAM Casey Hughes Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Field Goal Sequence

20 11 2 1 1 1 1 37 46

Yds Avg TD Long 413 243 32 15 23 32 11 769 877

20.6 22.1 16.0 15.0 23.0 32.0 11.0 20.8 19.1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

43 52 20 15 23 32 11 52 60

Yds Avg TD Long

25 281 11.2 2 83 6 53 8.8 0 16 1 19 19.0 0 0 1 15 15.0 0 15 1 5 5.0 0 5 1 -7 -7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 35 366 10.5 3 83 19 209 11.0 1 81

Vanderbilt

Opponent

South Carolina (25) (44) 51 (20) at Northwestern (32) (26) (40) (37) (18) Presbyterian (23) (28) (42) at Georgia (29) 46 at Missouri (21) (31) (28) (22) Florida 44 (22) (23) (29) (26) Auburn (30) (27) (39) UMass - at Kentucky (40) (48) 50 at Ole Miss (22) (44) (22) (28) (41) 52 (27) Tennessee (19) (27) (28) at Wake Forest (52) (50) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate successful field goals.

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2012 TEAM STATISTICS Passing

Att-Comp-Yds-TD-Int

Jordan Rodgers A. Carta-Samuels

South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest TOTALS

23-13-214-1-1 33-17-217-1-0 - 20-13-195-1-0 23-13-218-0-0 2-1-13-0-0 24-14-182-0-1 31-17-237-1-0 25-15-173-0-0 21-17-217-2-0 1-0-0-0-0 29-18-220-2-1 1-0-0-0-0 36-21-279-2-0 26-13-245-2-1 23-17-229-2-1 0-0-0-0-0 294-175-2431-13-5 24-14-208-1-0

Rushing

#-Yds/TD

Receiving

#-Yds/TD

SC NW

Zac Stacy, RB 182-1034/9 13-48/0 Brian Kimbrow, RB 65-415/3 2-5/0 Wesley Tate, WR 98-362/7 7-17/0 Warren Norman, RB 21-75/1 DNP Jordan Rodgers, QB 87-65/1 13-(-8)/0 Jordan Matthews, WR 2-65/1 - Austyn Carta-Samuels, QB 5-27/0 DNP Josh Grady, WR 6-23/0 1-0/0 John Townsley, QB 1-7/0 DNP Jonathan Krause, WR 1-2/0 -

Jordan Matthews, WR Chris Boyd, WR Zac Stacy, RB Wesley Tate, WR Kris Kentera, TE Josh Grady, WR Jonathan Krause, WR Steven Scheu, TE Jordan Rodgers, QB Fitz Lassing, RB Warren Norman, RB Brian Kimbrow, RB

Punt Returns

87-1262/7 46-756/4 9-193/0 10-106/1 10-98/2 7-89/0 9-69/0 6-38/1 1-24/0 2-19/0 1-9/0 3-3/0

Category Player, Opponent Rushing Yards 180, Zac Stacy (at Wake Forest) Rush Attempts 29, Zac Stacy (at Missouri) Passing Yards 279, Jordan Rodgers (at Ole Miss) pass completions 21, Jordan Rodgers (at Ole Miss) recePTIONS 10, Jordan Matthews (vs. UMass) receiving Yards 153, Jordan Matthews (at Ole Miss) TDs Scored 2, (3x) Jordan Matthews (vs. Tennessee) ALL-PURPOSE YARDS 193, Zac Stacy (vs. Auburn) Total Tackles 12, Archibald Barnes (vs. Florida) Solo Tackles 8, Javon Marshall (at Ole Miss) QB Sacks 3, Chase Garnham (vs. Auburn) Tackles for LOSS 3.5, Chase Garnham (vs. Auburn) LONGEST PUNT RETURN 40, Jonathan Krause (vs. UMass) INTERCEPTIONS 2, Andre Hal (vs. Tennessee) LONGEST INTeRCEPTION RETURN 100, Trey Wilson (vs. Presbyerian)

PC UGA MIZZ

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

13-36/0 8-174/1 12-83/0 29-72/2 24-86/1 27-169/1 4-14/0 14-137/1 - 3-27/0 1-2/0 2-3/0 1-(-2)/0 9-24/2 8-8/0 - 10-66/0 7-14/1 DNP 8-26/1 2-7/0 DNP - - 15-51/0 DNP 13-9/0 5-(-16)/0 11-(-27)/0 6-27/0 - - - 1-18/0 - - DNP 3-18/0 1-(-1)/0 DNP DNP DNP - 3-24/0 - 1-(-1)/0 - 1-(-2)/0 DNP 1-7/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-2/0 - - - - -

SC NW 8-147/1 1-9/0 - 1-17/0 - 1-32/0 2-9/0 DNP - - DNP -

Top INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES of 2012

6-75/1 6-76/0 1-55/0 1-5/0 - 1-(-3)/0 1-2/0 - - 1-7/0 DNP -

PC UGA MIZZ 4-54/0 4-90/0 - - - 2-37/0 - 1-3/1 DNP - 1-9/0 1-2/0

8-119/0 4-110/0 1-(-3)/0 - - 1-5/0 - - - - - -

5-15/0 7-98/1 15-81/1 3-8/0 3-22/1 - 1-10/0 - DNP -

11-69/1 13-69/1 11-44/1 8-34/0 6-11/0 - - - DNP -

2-17/0 9-41/0 15-43/1 - 8-(-7)/0 - DNP - DNP -

17-85/1 21-180/2 4-15/0 6-4/0 13-40/0 2-27/1 - DNP 3-9/0 4-(-6)/0 1-47/1 DNP - DNP DNP - -

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

9-91/0 8-131/1 3-83/0 1-37/0 - 1-16/0 - 1-(-1)/0 1-4/0 1-4/0 - 1-6/0 1-4/0 1-23/0 - 3-21/0 1-24/0 - - - DNP - - -

3-46/0 10-112/0 5-75/1 9-153/1 6-77/0 4-59/1 6-81/1 5-64/1 2-24/0 1-9/0 1-6/0 - - - 2-23/0 2-16/0 3-19/0 1-25/1 1-14/0 2-29/0 - - - 1-12/0 1-7/0 - 1-11/0 1-8/0 - - 1-6/0 - - - - - - 1-12/0 DNP - - - - - - - 1-4/0 1-(-3)/0

7-115/1 10-144/1 3-35/1 3-35/0 2-86/0 1-9/0 2-37/1 1-3/1 - - 1-5/0 - 1-8/0 - - - DNP - -

#-Yds

SC NW

PC UGA MIZZ

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

Jonathan Krause Jordan Matthews Andrew Williamson Zac Stacy Trent Pruitt

25-281 6-53 1-19 1-15 1-5

- - - 1-15 DNP

2-5 3-36 - - -

- 1-11 - - DNP

Kick Returns

#-Yds

SC NW

2-11 - - - DNP

- 1-0 - - DNP

- 1-6 - - DNP

PC UGA MIZZ

1-2 - - - DNP

6-93 - - - -

4-39 - - - 1-5

4-1 - - - DNP

3-20 - - - DNP

3-110 1-19 -

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

Brian Kimbrow 20-413 - 3-76 1-31 6-134 5-87 2-37 1-22 - - 1-15 1-11 Andre Hal 11-243 2-61 3-65 - 1-14 - 1-16 - 1-24 1-29 1-14 1-20 Warren Norman 2-32 DNP DNP - - DNP - - - - 1-20 1-12 DNP Jordan Matthews 1-32 - - - - 1-32 - - - - - - Steven Clarke 1-23 1-23 - - - - DNP DNP - - - - Wesley Tate 1-15 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-15 Trey Wilson 1-11 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-11

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2012 Defensive Statistics

Kenny Ladler, safety

Chase Garnham, linebacker

Tackles Sacks Pass Def # Name Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds 1 Kenny Ladler, safety 54 26 31 Javon Marshall, safety 58 22 36 Chase Garnham, LB 40 37 15 Archibald Barnes, LB 31 29 28 Karl Butler, LB 32 16 23 Andre Hal, CB 35 12 90 Walker May, DE 24 16 22 Eric Samuels, safety 17 15 98 Johnell Thomas, DE 17 15 8 Trey Wilson, CB 24 7 35 Darreon Herring, LB 17 13 84 Rob Lohr, DT 17 11 97 Jared Morse, DT 17 7 13 Jake Sealand, LB 10 13 44 Barron Dixon, DT 5 15 32 Andrew Williamson, safety 14 6 92 Kyle Woestmann, DE 12 7 55 Caleb Azubike, DE 14 4 16 Eddie Foster, CB 13 2 30 Larry Franklin, LB 9 6 58 Colt Nichter, DT 7 8 12 Steven Clarke, CB 8 5 53 Vince Taylor, DT 5 7 54 Jimmy Stewart, DE 5 3 27 Jahmel McIntosh, safety 4 3 42 Kellen Williams, LB 1 4 24 Wesley Tate, WR 4 1 37 Casey Hughes, LB 2 2 39 Carey Spear, PK 1 2 94 Richard Kent, punter 1 1 34 Andrew East, SN/LB 2 . 56 Darien Bryant, DE 1 1 33 Derek King, CB 2 . 95 Conor Hart, DT . 1 49 Robby Barbieri, LB . 1 TM TEAM . . Vanderbilt Totals 511 318 Opponents - -

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80 80 77 60 48 47 40 32 32 31 30 28 24 23 20 20 19 18 15 15 15 13 12 8 7 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 . 829 -

3.5-9 2.0-6 11.5-48 2.0-4 11.5-39 2.0-2 10.5-49 1.5-12 3.0-10 1.5-6 1.0-5 11.0-35 9.0-25 1.5-5 0.5-4 . 6.0-27 4.5-22 . 3.5-7 . 1.0-2 1.5-3 3.0-8 . . . 1.0-5 . . . 0.5-1 . . . . 93-334 -

1-4 . 6-38 1-3 2-12 . 3-28 1-11 1-7 . . 2-10 2-10 . 1-4 . 4-20 4-22 . . . . . 2-6 . . . . . . . 1-1 . . . . 28-176 23-173

1-17 . . 1-0 . 2-68 . . 1-1 2-117 1-40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-243 5-89

Johnnell Thomas, defensive end Fumbles Blocked BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick 1 2 . 5 4 11 2 1 1 7 . 3 4 . 1 1 . . 1 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . 47 36

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. . . . 1-0 1-0 . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . 5-0 13-58

1 1 1 1 1 . . . . 1 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 13

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1

Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .


Individual DEfensive Game Summaries Tackles

Solo-Assisted-Total

Kenny Ladler, safety Javon Marshall, safety Chase Garnham, LB Archibald Barnes, LB Karl Butler, LB Andre Hal, CB Walker May, DE Johnell Thomas, DE Eric Samuels, safety Trey Wilson, CB Darreon Herring, LB Rob Lohr, DT Jared Morse, DT Jake Sealand, LB Barron Dixon, DT Andrew Williamson, safety Kyle Woestmann, DE Caleb Azubike, DE Colt Nichter, DT Eddie Foster, CB Larry Franklin, LB Steven Clarke, CB Vince Taylor, DT Jimmy Stewart, DE Jahmel McIntosh, safety Kellen Williams, LB Wesley Tate, RB Casey Hughes, LB Carey Spear, PK Richard Kent, P Derek King, CB Andrew East, LB/SN Darien Bryant, DE Robby Barbieri, LB Conor Hart, DT

SC NW

PC UGA MIZZ

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

54-26-80 8-1 4-3 DNP 7-4 4-4 3-4 4-2 1-2 6-0 6-2 5-3 6-1 58-22-80 7-3 5-0 3-1 4-1 7-1 3-2 3-4 2-2 5-1 8-3 4-3 7-1 40-37-77 6-3 5-2 3-2 3-3 4-1 1-5 4-5 0-3 1-3 4-3 4-6 5-1 31-29-60 5-3 4-1 3-3 0-2 0-1 5-7 2-1 2-3 2-1 3-3 3-2 2-2 32-16-48 3-2 4-1 2-0 3-2 4-3 3-2 3-2 1-0 1-2 3-1 4-1 1-0 35-12-47 1-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 6-0 3-3 4-2 1-2 2-1 7-1 4-1 1-0 24-16-40 1-1 3-2 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-1 3-3 0-1 3-1 6-0 1-2 4-2 17-15-32 0-3 1-3 2-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-3 4-1 17-15-32 2-0 2-1 2-3 2-3 1-5 - 2-1 0-1 DNP 5-0 1-1 24-7-31 1-0 1-1 2-1 4-1 0-1 2-1 3-0 2-0 4-1 2-0 2-1 1-0 17-13-30 - 0-2 2-1 2-4 1-0 - 2-0 4-3 0-1 3-0 1-1 2-1 17-11-28 1-2 0-2 0-1 0-2 1-1 - 0-1 2-0 2-2 5-0 - 6-0 17-7-24 - 1-0 2-1 1-2 - 1-2 1-1 4-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 10-13-23 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 0-3 DNP 5-4 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-1 5-15-20 0-1 - 1-2 0-1 - 1-1 0-1 0-4 0-2 1-0 0-2 2-1 14-6-20 - 2-0 1-1 1-0 - 1-0 1-1 4-2 0-1 2-0 - 2-1 12-7-19 - 2-2 - 1-2 1-0 - 3-1 - 1-1 1-1 1-0 2-0 14-4-18 - 3-0 2-0 0-3 2-0 - - 2-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 7-8-15 0-1 0-2 1-0 0-2 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP 1-1 - 1-0 4-1 13-2-15 - 1-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 - 1-0 1-1 3-0 - DNP 2-0 9-6-15 2-0 - 1-1 - 2-0 0-1 - 2-3 1-0 1-0 0-1 8-5-13 2-0 1-0 - 2-0 - DNP DNP 2-0 1-3 - 0-2 5-7-12 1-0 1-0 0-2 1-2 - 0-1 0-1 1-1 - - 1-0 5-3-8 - 1-0 0-2 - DNP DNP - 2-1 1-0 - - 1-0 4-3-7 - - 0-2 - DNP - DNP 2-0 DNP - 1-1 1-0 1-4-5 - 0-1 0-1 1-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP 4-1-5 - - 0-1 - 1-0 - 1-0 - - - 2-0 2-2-4 - - 1-0 - - 0-1 - 1-0 - - - 0-1 1-2-3 - 0-1 - - - - - 0-1 - - 1-0 1-1-2 - - - 1-0 - - - - - - 0-1 2-0-2 - - - - DNP - DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 2-0-2 - - - - - 1-0 - - - 1-0 - 1-1-2 - - 1-1 - DNP DNP DNP - - DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP 0-1 - DNP - - - - - - -

Javon Marshall, safety

Archibald Barnes, linebacker

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Individual defensive game summaries

Karl Butler, linebacker

Walker May, defensive end

Rob Lohr, defensive tackle

Interceptions/Ret. No.-Yds

SC NW PC UGA MIZZ FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

Fumbles

SC NW PC UGA MIZZ FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

Andre Hal, CB 2-68 - - - - - - - - - - 2-68 Trey Wilson, CB 2-117 - - 1-100 - - - - 1-17 - - - Archibald Barnes, LB 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 Johnell Thomas, DE 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - 1-1 Kenny Ladler, safety 1-17 1-17 - DNP - - - - - - - - Darreon Herring, LB 1-40 - - - - - - - 1-40 - - - -

FF/FR

Karl Butler, LB Javon Marshall, safety Archibald Barnes, LB Barron Dixon, DT Larry Franklin, LB Jake Sealand, LB Kenny Ladler, safety Kyle Woestmann, DE Darreon Herring, LB Casey Hughes, LB Chase Garnham, LB Trey Wilson, CB Colt Nichter, DT Andre Hal, CB

QB Sacks

1/1 1/1 - - - - - - - - - - 1/0 1/0 - - - - - - - - - - 1/0 - - 1/0 - - - - - - - - 0/1 - - 0/1 - - - - - - - - 0/1 - - - - 0/1 - - - - - - 1/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1/0 - - - - - - 1/0 - - - - - 1/0 - - - - - 1/0 - - - - - - 1/0 - - - - 1/0 - - - - - - - 1/0 - - - 0/1 - - - - - - - 0/1 - - - 1/0 - - - - - - - - - 1/0 - 1/0 - - - - - - - - - - 1/0 1/0 - - - - DNP - DNP DNP - - - 1/0 0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0/1

UA-A-TOTAL SC NW

PC UGA MIZZ

FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF

Chase Garnham, LB 5-1-6 1-12 - - - 1-11 - 3-13 - - 1-2 - Kyle Woestmann, DE 2-2-4 - - - - - - 1-6 - 1-5 1-3 1-6 Caleb Azubike, DE 4-0-4 - 1-5 1-4 - - - - 1-4 - - 1-9 Walker May, DE 3-0-3 1-8 - - - - - - - - 1-14 - 1-6 Jared Morse, DT 2-0-2 - - - 1-4 - - - - 1-6 - - Rob Lohr, DT 2-0-2 - - - - - - - 1-7 - 1-3 - Karl Butler, LB 2-0-2 - - - - - 1-4 - - - - - 1-8 Jimmy Stewart, DE 1-1-2 - - 1-2 - DNP DNP - 1-4 - - - Barron Dixon, DT 0-1-1 - - - - - - - - 1-4 - - Eric Samuels, safety 1-0-1 - - 1-11 - - - - - DNP - - Johnell Thomas, DE 1-0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-7 Archibald Barnes, LB 1-0-1 - - - - - - 1-3 - - - - Darien Bryant, DE 0-1-1 - - 1-1 - DNP DNP DNP - - DNP DNP Kenny Ladler, safety 1-0-1 1-4 - DNP - - - - - - - - -

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2012 Starters; TEAM COMPARISONS Starters (OFF.) South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest

Starters (DeF.) South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest

WR

WR

WR/TE/FB TE

QB RB LT LG

Boyd Matthews Krause (WR) Kentera Boyd Matthews Krause Scheu Boyd Matthews Krause Scheu Boyd Matthews Krause Kentera Boyd Matthews Scheu (TE) Kentera Boyd Matthews Krause Kentera Boyd Matthews Krause Scheu Boyd Matthews Lassing (FB) Scheu Boyd Matthews Lassing Scheu Boyd Matthews Lassing Scheu Boyd Matthews Krause Grady (WR) Boyd Matthews Lassing Scheu

DE DT DT DE

C RG RT

Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Pulley Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Pulley Jelesky Bridges Carta-Samuels Stacy Johnson Seymour Townsend Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Townsend Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Pulley Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Pulley Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Townsend Jelesky Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Townsend Bernstein Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Seymour Townsend Bernstein Bridges Rodgers Stacy Johnson Jelesky Townsend Bernstein Seymour Rodgers Stacy Seymour Bernstein Townsend Jelesky Johnson Rodgers Stacy Seymour Bernstein Townsend Jelesky Johnson

OLB MLB

OLB

CB SS FS

J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Morse May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal

CB

Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Samuels Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson Marshall Ladler Wilson

Game-By-Game Team Comparisons (Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category)

South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest Totals

Score 1st Downs Rushing Passing Rush Yds Pass Yds Plays-Total Yds Ret. Yds Turnovers L, 13-17 11/17 6/12 5/4 36-62/47-205 214/67 59-276/62-272 116/52 1/2 L, 13-23 17/23 6/15 11/6 34-101/46-191 217/133 67-318/77-324 152/21 2/0 W, 58-0 25/7 15/2 9/4 46-410/34-47 195/102 66-605/55-149 172/97 0/2 L, 3-48 15/27 6/14 8/12 36-106/47-302 231/265 61-337/73-567 148/58 1/0 W, 19-15 17/17 6/8 8/8 43-89/35-150 206/245 69-295/75-395 125/97 1/1 L, 17-31 23/15 9/11 11/3 47-126/35-326 237/77 78-363/55-403 64/73 1/0 W, 17-13 19/13 10/8 7/4 45-209/33-103 173/109 71-382/54-212 24/55 3/0 W, 49-7 22/16 10/6 10/9 37-226/32-54 217/210 59-443/73-264 174/214 2/3 W, 40-0 29/15 13/7 11/6 50-227/31-101 220/159 80-447/66-260 73/155 2/0 W, 27-26 17/24 8/5 9/18 36-104/40-55 267/403 71-371/90-458 50/89 1/0 W, 41-18 15/19 9/7 5/10 40-194/33-149 248/154 68-442/74-303 132/238 1/3 W, 55-21 19/19 8/9 10/8 34-203/44-124 229/186 57-432/82-310 155/84 3/2 352-219 229/212 105/104 105/92 483-2045/457-1807 2666/2110 806-4711/836-3917 1378/1233 18/13

Game-By-Game Team Comparisons (Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category) South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest Totals

3rd Down 4th Down Time Poss Margin Yds/Rush Yds/Pass Yds/Play Punting Penalty Yds 3-15/3-12 1-4/1-1 28:24/31:36 -3:12 1.7/4.4 9.3/4.5 4.7/4.4 4-43.5/6-39.0 5-35/6-30 4-15/8-17 2-3/0-0 29:44/30:16 -0:32 3.0/4.2 6.6/4.3 4.7/4.2 6-45.0/6-41.5 4-40/5-40 4-12/3-16 3-4/1-1 30:34/29:26 1:08 8.9/1.4 9.8/4.9 9.2/2.7 1-48.0/10-38.9 4-45/4-21 2-14/6-12 0-1/0-0 27:53/32:07 -4:14 2.9/6.4 9.2/10.2 5.5/7.8 9-45.7/5-40.2 11-68/7-47 5-16/7-19 0-1/0-3 32:11/27:49 4:22 2.1/4.3 7.9/6.1 4.3/5.3 7-43.4/5-39.0 5-40/6-35 7-17/2-11 1-2/1-1 33:10/26:50 6:20 2.7/9.3 7.6/3.8 4.7/7.3 5-44.6/5-46.2 4-33/10-80 5-15/2-12 2-5/0-1 29:09/30:51 -1:42 4.6/3.1 6.7/5.2 5.4/3.9 3-45.3/7-40.1 5-35/4-40 3-9/5-17 1-2/2-5 25:54/34:06 -8:12 6.1/1.7 9.9/5.1 7.5/3.6 3-47.0/6-42.7 11-80/11-94 11-17/5-17 1-1/1-4 34:33/25:27 9:06 4.5/3.3 7.3/4.5 5.6/3.9 2-37.5/7-42.4 5-28/7-100 6-16/8-21 1-1/1-2 26:34/33:26 -6:52 2.9/1.4 7.6/8.1 5.2/5.1 8-41.0/6-35.8 3-20/7-33 5-16/2-15 0-0/0-3 34:11/25:49 8:22 4.8/4.5 8.9/3.8 6.5/4.1 7-47.4/7-43.6 12-90/9-64 5-12/7-19 2-2/2-5 27:11/32:49 -5:38 6.0/2.8 10.0/4.9 7.6/3.8 1-46.0/6-37.0 6-60/4-42 60-174/58-188 14-26/9-26 359:28/360:32 -1:04 4.2/4.0 8.3/5.6 5.8/4.7 56-44.4/76-40.4 574/626

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2012 Statistical comparisons

3rd DOWNS

Score

South Carolina L, 13-17 at Northwestern L, 13-23 Presbyterian W, 58-0 at Georgia L, 3-48 at Missouri W, 19-15 Florida L, 17-31 Auburn W, 17-13 UMass W, 49-7 at Kentucky W, 40-0 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 Tennessee W, 41-18 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

4th DOWNS

Score

Time of Possession

Score

South Carolina L, 13-17 at Northwestern L, 13-23 Presbyterian W, 58-0 at Georgia L, 3-48 at Missouri W, 19-15 Florida L, 17-31 Auburn W, 17-13 UMass W, 49-7 at Kentucky W, 40-0 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 Tennessee W, 41-18 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

South Carolina L, 13-17 at Northwestern L, 13-23 Presbyterian W, 58-0 at Georgia L, 3-48 at Missouri W, 19-15 Florida L, 17-31 Auburn W, 17-13 UMass W, 49-7 at Kentucky W, 40-0 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 Tennessee W, 41-18 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 Vanderbilt Total Vanderbilt Avg.

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Overall

3-15 (20.0%) 4-15 (26.7%) 4-12 (33.3%) 2-14 (14.3%) 5-16 (31.2%) 7-17 (41.2%) 5-15 (33.3%) 3-9 (33.3%) 11-17 (64.7%) 6-16 (37.5%) 5-16 (31.2%) 5-12 (41.7%) 60-174 (34.5%) 58-188 (30.9%)

Overall

1st Qtr

2-6 (33.3%) 3-5 (60.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 1-4 (25.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 4-6 (66.7%) 1-2 (50.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 0-3 (0.0%) 0-4 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 16-45 (35.6%) 11-36 (30.6%)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

1-3 (33.3%) 0-3 (0.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 2-6 (33.3%) 1-3 (33.3%) 1-5 (20.0%) 2-4 (50.0%) 6-7 (85.7%) 0-3 (0.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 3-4 (75.0%) 17-48 (35.4%) 14-49 (28.6%)

2nd Qtr

1-4 (25.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 3-4 (75.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 2-5 (40.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 2-2 (100.0%) 14-26 (53.8%) 9-26 (34.6%)

0-1 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 2-2 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 2-2 (100.0%) 7-8 (87.5%) 3-5 (60.0%)

0-1 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 2-2 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 3-8 (37.5%) 2-6 (33.3%)

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

28:24 29:44 30:34 27:53 32:11 33:10 29:09 25:54 34:33 26:34 34:11 27:11 359:28 29:57

10:18 8:53 6:00 9:26 6:14 6:02 11:38 8:25 7:44 8:47 8:03 7:46 99:16 8:16

4:49 9:17 5:45 5:40 8:26 6:29 5:37 7:35 9:05 3:51 6:57 7:26 80:57 6:44

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0-4 (0.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 2-2 (100.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 2-4 (50.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 2-4 (50.0%) 4-5 (80.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 1-3 (33.3%) 14-36 (38.9%) 13-53 (24.5%)

3rd Qtr

1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 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%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 2-7 (28.6%)

3rd Qtr 8:35 5:53 8:50 8:02 8:29 11:22 4:51 4:45 7:15 7:44 8:01 7:00 90:47 7:33

4th Qtr

0-2 (0.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 1-4 (25.0%) 0-3 (0.0%) 3-5 (60.0%) 3-7 (42.9%) 0-3 (0.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 1-3 (33.3%) 2-5 (40.0%) 2-5 (40.0%) 0-2 (0.0%) 13-45 (28.9%) 20-50 (40.0%)

4th Qtr

0-1 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-2 (50.0%) 0-1 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 1-1 (100.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%) 3-8 (37.5%) 2-8 (25.0%)

4th Qtr

4:42 5:41 9:59 4:45 9:02 9:17 7:03 5:09 10:29 6:12 11:10 4:59 88:28 7:22


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New video board and berm seating area in north end zone of stadium constructed prior to the season.

Vanderbilt窶的nside Opponent 20-Yard Line Opponent Score

Inside Total Rush Pass FG FG ----- Failed inside 20 ----20 Scored Pts TDs TDs Att. Made FG-M Downs Int Fumb Half

South Carolina L, 13-17 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 at Northwestern L, 13-23 3 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 Presbyterian W, 58-0 7 6 34 4 3 1 2 0 at Georgia L, 3-48 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 at Missouri W, 19-15 3 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 Florida L, 17-31 5 3 17 2 1 1 1 1 Auburn W, 17-13 3 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 Massachusetts W, 49-7 4 2 14 2 1 1 0 0 at Kentucky W, 40-0 2 2 13 2 2 0 0 0 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 2 2 10 1 1 0 1 0 Tennessee W, 41-18 7 5 27 3 1 2 2 0 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 3 2 14 2 2 0 0 0 Vanderbilt Totals 44 32 175 20 15 5 12 2 Vanderbilt Season Totals: 32 of 44 (72.7%)

Gm

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 4 1 0

Opponents窶的nside Vanderbilt 20-Yard Line Opponent Score

Inside Total Rush Pass FG FG ----- Failed inside 20 ----20 Scored Pts TDs TDs Att. Made FG-M Downs Int Fumb Half

South Carolina L, 13-17 2 2 10 1 1 0 1 0 at Northwestern L, 13-23 5 4 20 2 2 0 2 0 Presbyterian W, 58-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia L , 3-48 4 4 28 4 3 1 0 0 at Missouri W, 19-15 3 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 Florida L, 17-31 4 4 16 1 1 0 3 0 Auburn W, 17-13 3 3 13 1 1 0 2 0 Massachusetts W, 49-7 4 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 at Kentucky W, 40-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Ole Miss W, 27-26 5 5 23 2 1 1 3 0 Tennessee W, 41-18 2 2 10 1 0 1 1 0 at Wake Forest W, 55-21 2 2 14 2 2 0 0 0 Opponent Totals 36 30 150 15 11 4 15 0 Opponent Season Totals: 30 of 36 (83.3%)

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0

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THE LAST TIME VANDERBILT... VANDERBILT – Individuals The Last Time...

Player, Date

Player scored 3 TDs....................................Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest (3, 11/26/2011) Player scored 4 TDs or more.................... Earl Bennett, vs. Kentucky (5, 11/12/2005) QB passes for 3 TDs ................................ Chris Nickson, vs. Kentucky (3, 11/15/2008) QB passes for 4 & more TDs.........................Jay Cutler, vs. Kentucky (5, 11/12/2005) QB passed for 200+ yards ..............Jordan Rodgers, at Wake Forest (229, 11/24/2012) QB passed for 300+ yards.....................Chris Nickson, at Kentucky (446, 11/11/2006) QB passed for 400+ yards.....................Chris Nickson, at Kentucky (446, 11/11/2006) 70-yard (+) reception.................Rodgers-Matthews, vs. Tennessee (71, 11/17/2012) Rushed for 100+ yards ...........................Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest (180, 11/24/2012) Rushed for 200+ yards .......................Frank Mordica, vs. Air Force (321, 11/18/1978) Rushed for 300+ yards .......................Frank Mordica, vs. Air Force (321, 11/18/1978) 70-yard (+) rush...........................................Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest (90, 11/24/2012) Rushed for 3 (+) TDs....................................Zac Stacy, at Wake Forest (3, 11/26/2011) Receiver had 100+ yards ............ Jordan Matthews, at Wake Forest (144, 11/24/2011) Receiver had 200+ yards...........................Earl Bennett, vs. Richmond (223, 9/1/2007) Had three (+) TD receptions........................Earl Bennett, vs. Richmond, (3, 9/1/2007) Returned kickoff for TD................................... Andre Hal, vs. Georgia (96, 10/15/2011) Returned punt for TD...................Jonathan Krause, at Wake Forest (83, 11/24/2012) Returned INT for TD....................................... Trey Wilson, vs. UMass (17, 10/27/2012) Fumble return for TD...............Sean Richardson, vs. Boston College (0, 12/31/2008) Kicked three or more FGs......................Carey Spear, vs. Presbyterian (3, 9/15/2012) Kicked 50-yard (+) FG............................Carey Spear, at Wake Forest (50, 11/24/2012) Had 70-yard (+) punt.......................... Abtin Iranmanesh, vs. Georgia (80, 10/18/2003) Blocked opponent punt................Andrew Williamson, at Wake Forest (11/24/2012) Returned blocked punt for TD......... Casey Hughes, at Wake Forest (0, 11/24/2012) Blocked opponent FG............................ Walker May, vs. South Carolina (10/23/2010) Blocked a PAT attempt...........................................................vs. Tennessee (11/17/2007) Scored on safety................................................................ Team, at Missouri (10/6/2012)

Carey Spear, placekicker

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Opponent, Date

Achieved 30 (+) first downs....................................vs. Western Carolina (33, 9/5/2009) Topped 500+ Yards in Total Offense....................... vs. Presbyterian (605, 9/15/2012) 400 or more passing yards...............................................vs. Kentucky (446, 11/11/2006) 300 or more passing yards.................................vs. Eastern Michigan (353, 10/9/2010) Rushed for 200+ yards................................................. at Wake Forest (203, 11/24/2012) Rushed for 300+ yards................................................. vs. Presbyterian (410, 9/15/2012) Rushed for 400+ yards..................................................vs. Presbyterian (410, 9/15/2012) Scored 40 points or more.............................................. at Wake Forest (55, 11/24/2012) Held foe under 100 total yards........................................vs. Chattanooga (93, 9/6/2003) Held foe between 100-200 total yards..................... vs. Presbyterian (149, 9/15/2012) Held foe under 100 rushing yards.......................................at Ole Miss (55, 11/10/2012) Held foe under 100 passing yards.......................................... vs. Army (18, 10/22/2011) Held foe scoreless............................................................... at Kentucky (40-0, 11/3/2012)

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SCORING DRIVES Opponent – Individuals

The Last Time a VU Opponent...

Player (Team) Date

Player scored three TDs Jeff Driskel, Florida (3, 10/13/2012) Player scored four TDs or more................... Justin Boyles, Duke (4, 10/28/2006) QB passes for three TDs ......................... Ryan Mallett, Arkansas (3, 10/30/2010) QB passes for four TDs .....................Andre Woodson, Kentucky (4, 11/11/2006) QB passed for 200+ yards .....................A.J. McCarron, Alabama (237, 10/8/2011) QB passed for 300+ yards......................... Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (403, 11/10/2012) QB passed for 400+ yards ........................ Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (403, 11/10/2012) 70-yard (+) reception...................... Berkstresser-Sasser, Missouri (85, 10/6/2012) Rushed for 100+ yards ..........................Marlin Lane, Tennessee (108, 11/17/2012) Rushed for 200+ yards ..........................Arian Foster, Tennessee (223, 11/19/2005) Rushed for 3 (+) TDs............................................Jeff Driskel, Florida (3, 10/13/2012) 70-yard (+) rush...................................................Jeff Driskel, Florida (70, 10/13/2012) Receiver had 100+ yards .......................Ja-Mes Logan, Ole Miss (160, 11/3/2012) Receiver had 200+ yards........................... Craig Yeast, Kentucky (269, 11/13/1998) Had three (+) TD receptions..............Sidney Rice, South Carolina (3, 10/22/2005) Returned VU kickoff for TD..................... Mike Wallace, Ole Miss (98, 9/20/2008) Returned VU punt for TD......................... C. Patterson, Tennessee (81,11/17/2012) Returned VU INT for TD........................... Eric Gordon, Tennessee (90, 11/19/2010) Returned VU fumble for TD ................... Jerry Franklin, Arkansas (94, 10/29/2011) Kicked three or more FGs..............................Bryson Rose, Ole Miss (4, 11/3/2012) Kicked 50-yard (+) FG......................................Bryson Rose, Ole Miss (4, 11/3/2012) Blocked VU punt.......................................................Byron Jones, UConn (9/10/2011) Returned blocked punt for a TD...........................Byron Jones, UConn (9/10/2011) Blocked VU FG.................................................................. S. Floyd, Florida (11/5/2011) Scored on VU safety..................................................... Team, Arkansas (10/30/2010)

Brian Kimbrow, running back

Opponent – Team

The Last Time a VU Opponent...

Team, Date

Achieved 30 (+) first downs in game Ole Miss, (32, 12/1/2001) Topped 500 Yards in Total Offense.................................. Georgia (567, 9/22/2012) Rushed for more than 200 yards....................................... Florida (326, 10/13/2012) Rushed for more than 300 yards....................................... Florida (326, 10/13/2012) Rushed for more than 400 yards........................... Georgia Tech (404, 10/31/2009) 300 or more passing yards...................................................Ole Miss (403, 11/3/2012) Scored 40 points or more.......................................................Georgia (48, 9/22/2012) Held Vanderbilt under 50 rushing yards ..........................Alabama (41, 10/8/2011) Held Vanderbilt to 51-100 rushing yards ..............South Carolina (62, 8/30/2012) Held Vanderbilt under 100 passing yards............. South Carolina (73, 9/24/2011) Held Vanderbilt under 200 total yards.............................Alabama (149, 10/8/2011) Held Vanderbilt scoreless..........................................................Alabama (10/8/2011)

VANDERBILT SCORING DRIVES Opponent So. Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Presbyterian Georgia Missouri Missouri Missouri Florida Florida Florida Auburn Auburn Auburn Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

Plays Yards Time Culminating Play 2 5 10 13 11 9 1 10 7 11 6 9 4 1 9 8 11 5 12 6 11 7 16 11 7 2 8 3

76 38 27 77 80 60 86 84 30 49 68 61 63 49 33 64 76 74 78 66 75 71 75 65 85 25 72 24

1:01 2:06 3:43 4:49 3:57 4:07 0:14 4:20 2:39 4:29 3:35 3:10 1:47 0:15 4:33 1:50 4:22 1:51 4:45 2:37 4:33 2:47 8:25 1:15 2:56 0:38 3:36 0:48

Matthews 78-yd pass from Rodgers Spear 25-yd field goal Spear 44-yd field goal Matthews 22-yd pass from Rodgers Spear 32-yd field goal Spear 26-yd field goal Stacy 86-yd run Spear 23-yd field goal Tate 6-yd run Spear 28-yd field goal Scheu 3-yd pass from Carta-Samuels Tate 1-yd run Norman 3-yd run Kimbrow 49-yd run Spear 42-yd field goal Spear 29-yd field goal Stacy 5-yd run Stacy 14-yd run Spear 21-yd field goal Matthews 10-yd pass from Rodgers Stacy 1-yd run Spear 22-yd field goal Tate 7-yd run Spear 30-yd field goal Stacy 2-yd run Tate 25-yd run Kentera 25-yd pass from Rodgers Rodgers 4-yd run

Opponent Plays Yards Time Culminating Play Massachusetts 6 57 2:31 Boyd 14-yd pass from Rodgers Massachusetts 1 74 0:13 Kimbrow 74-yd run Kentucky 11 71 4:19 Matthews 34-yd pass from Rodgers Kentucky 9 67 3:53 Tate 3-yd run Kentucky 9 61 3:53 Boyd 30-yd pass from Rodgers Kentucky 7 59 1:16 Stacy 2-yd run Kentucky 6 59 1:57 Kimbrow 33-yd run Kentucky 11 44 5:19 Spear 40-yd field goal Kentucky 7 24 3:39 Speark 48-yd field goal Ole Miss 8 45 3:24 Spear 22-yd field goal Ole Miss 3 24 0:51 Spear 44-yd field goal Ole Miss 4 75 1:54 Matthews 52-yd pass from Rodgers Ole Miss 11 51 4:02 Tate 1-yd run Ole Miss 9 79 1:51 Boyd 26-yd pass from Rodgers Tennessee 5 76 2:43 Spear 19-yd field goal Tennessee 8 29 2:43 Spear 27-yd field goal Tennessee 3 17 1:20 Boyd 11-yd pass from Rodgers Tennessee 3 85 1:19 Matthews 47-yd run Tennessee 2 4 1:05 Kentera 3-yd pass from Tate Tennessee 11 59 4:53 Stacy 10-yd run Tennessee 3 78 1:26 Matthews 71-yd pass from Rodgers Wake Forest 11 85 5:20 Tate 25-yd pass from Rodgers Wake Forest 5 45 2:03 Tate 15-yd run Wake Forest 1 64 0:11 Matthews 64-yd pass from Rodgers Wake Forest 5 37 2:25 Stacy 4-yd run Wake Forest 11 41 4:48 Spear 52-yd field goal Wake Forest 4 1 2:06 Spear 50-yd field goal Wake Forest 2 91 0:48 Stacy 90-yd run

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2012 GAME RECAP Gamecocks Earns Comeback Victory in Season Opener NASHVILLE – Ninth-ranked South Carolina and coach Steve Spurrier got a big scare to open the season. Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw helped the Gamecocks grind their way past scrappy Vanderbilt. Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and 110 yards in his first game back after tearing his left ACL, and Shaw ran for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder as No. 9 South Carolina rallied for a ame victory against Vanderbilt on Thursday Aug. 30, 2012 17-13 night. Nashville "Maybe it's good for us ...," Spurrier said. "You look at the preseason press we thought we were hot stuff. Then we almost got that stuff beat out of us." But Shaw bruised his right, throwing shoulder late in the first half and missed the first two series of the third quarter before returning. The junior drove the Gamecocks for the go-ahead touchdown and ran 12 yards to the Vandy 1 before rolling in pain in the end zone. Lattimore scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run with 11:25 to go.

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PLAY OF THE GAME After a missed Vanderbilt field goal, that would have put the Commodores up 16-10, in the fourth quarter. South Carolina drove 66 yards in nine plays with running back Marcus Lattimore scoring from one yard out to give the Gamecocks the lead.

KEY STATISTIC Connor Shaw's 92 yards rushing. The Gamecocks' QB hurt the Dores with his legs with several big runs for first downs and significant yardage.

ANCHOR DOWN

QUOTABLE "It was a great atmosphere. Tonight was a really good picture and vision of what Vanderbilt can be... We lost to a good football team. We had opportunities to put together a significant win and didn't get it done"

G A M E D A Y

ARCHIBALD BARNES

ZAC STACY

PRESENTED BY VS.

ROB LOHR

INSIDE: FRANKLIN LEADS COMMODORES INTO 2012

Coach James Franklin on the game environment

AUGUST 30, 2012

NOTEWORTHY Attendance was 38,393, the largest home crowd since Oct. 3, 2009 versus Ole Miss (39,625). The crowd also marked the largest for a home opener since Aug. 30, 2001 vs. MTSU (39,885).

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Team South Carolina Vanderbilt

1 2 7 3 0 10

3 0 3

4 Final Record 7 17 1-0, 1-0 0 13 0-1, 0-1

First Quarter: SC: Lattimore 29-yd run (Yates kick) 2-49 0:21 Second Quarter: SC: Yates 2- yd field goal 14-66 6:38. VANDY: Matthews 78-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick) 2-76 1:01. VANDY: Spear 25-yd field goal 5-38 2:06. Third Quarter: VANDY: Spear 44-yd field goal 10-27 3:43. Fourth Quarter: SC: Lattimore 1-yd run (Yates kick) 9-66 4:39.

Statistics

S. Carolina

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

17 47-205 67 15-7-1 62-272 0-0 3-15 0-0 1-37 6-39.0 2-1 6-30 31:36 3 of 12 1 of 1 2-2 5-31

Vanderbilt

11 36-62 214 23-13-1 59-276 0-0 1-15 3-84 1-17 4-43.5 3-0 5-35 28:24 3 of 15 1 of 4 1-2 3-24

RUSHING: SC – Lattimore 23-110; Shaw 14-92; Davis 1-4; Miles 1-3; TEAM 3-0; Dylan Thompson 5-(-4). VANDY – Zac Stacy 13-48; Wesley Tate 7-17; Brian Kimbrow 2-5; Josh Grady 1-0; Jordan Rodgers 13-(-8). PASSING: SC – Shaw 7-11-1-67; Thompson 0-3-0-0; Seth Strickland 0-1-0-0. VANDY - Jordan Rodgers 13-23-1-214. RECEIVING: SC – Lattimore 3-21; Sanders 2-13; Cunningham 1-20; Byrd 1-13. VANDY – Jordan Matthews 8-147; Jonathan Krause 2-9; Josh Grady 1-32; Wesley Tate 1-17; Chris Boyd 1-9.

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2012 GAME RECAP Wildcats Down Commodores with 4th Quarter Comeback EVANSTON, Ill. – Venric Mark ran for 123 yards and a late touchdown, Tyler Scott forced a key fumble and Northwestern beat Vanderbilt 23-13 Saturday night. Northwestern (2-0) didn't score a touchdown in the first three quarters but managed 17 points in the fourth to come away with another dramatic win after beating Syracuse 42-41 in the opener. The Wildcats finally found the end zone when Mark ran it in from the 7 to give ame Sept. 8, 2012 Northwestern a short-lived 13-10 lead with 9:28 left in the game. Vanderbilt's Zac Evanston, Ill. Stacy then turned a short swing pass into a 55-yard gain that put the ball on the 14, but instead of a touchdown, the Commodores (0-2) had to settle for a tying 26-yard field goal by Carey Spear. Northwestern caught a break on the next drive when Trevor Siemian's 34-yard pass to Rashad Lawrence along the left sideline was ruled a completion even though he fumbled the ball as he went out of bounds. Jeff Budzien kicked an 18-yarder with 2:01 remaining to break the tie.

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Team 1 2 3 4 Final Record Vanderbilt 7 3 0 3 13 0-2, 0-1 Northwestern 3 0 3 17 23 2-0 First Quarter: VANDY: Matthews 22-yd pass from Jordan Rodgers (Spear kick), 13-77 4:49. NU: Budzien 40-yd field goal, 10-52 2:57. Second Quarter: VANDY: Spear 32-yd field goal, 11-80 3:57. Third Quarter: NU: Budzien 37-yd field goal, 14-54 4:44. Fourth Quarter: NU: Mark 7-yd run (Budzien, Jeff kick), 11-86 4:27. VANDY: Spear 26-yd field goal, 9-60 4:07. NU: Budzien 18-yd field goal, 12-73 3:20. NU : Colter 29-yd run (Budzien, Jeff kick), 3-20 0:23.

Statistics

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

17 34-101 217 33-17-0 67-318 0-0 2-11 6-141 0-0 6-45.0 3-2 4-40 29:44 4 of 15 2 of 3 2-3 1-5

Northwestern

23 46-191 133 31-17-0 77-324 0-0 0-0 1-21 0-0 6-41.5 1-0 5-40 30:16 8 of 17 0 of 0 4-5 3-24

RUSHING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 15-51; Zac Stacy 13-36; Brian Kimbrow 4-14; Jonathan Krause 1-2; Wesley Tate 1-(-2). NU – Mark 24-123; Colter 13-66; Trumpy 4-9; Jones 1-3; Green 2-(-1); TEAM 2-(-9). PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 17-33-0-217. NU – Siemian 10-16-0-91; Colter 7-15-0-42. RECEIVING: VANDY – Chris Boyd 6-76; Jordan Matthews 6-75; Zac Stacy 1-55; Fitz Lassing 1-7; Wesley Tate 1-5; Jonathan Krause 1-2; Josh Grady 1-(-3). NU – Lawrence 3-49; Prater 3-24; Jones 3-13; Jones 2-15; Fields 2-4; Mark 1-14; Dickerson, C. 1-6; Vitale 1-5; Trumpy 1-3.

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PLAY OF THE GAME Trailing 16-13 late in the fourth quarter Northwestern forces Vanderbilt QB Jordan Rodgers to fumble at the Dores' 20-yard line. Four plays later Wildcats' QB Kain Colter runs 29 yards for a TD to put the came out of reach and cap a 17-point fourth quarter.

KEY STATISTIC Vanderbilt struggled on third down converting just 4-of-15 while Northwestern converted eight of the team's 17 attempts.

QUOTABLE "They just made plays and we didn't. We have to step up and make something happen and get the ball back to our offense. We just didn't get it done."

Chase Garnham on Northwestern's offense late in the game

NOTEWORTHY The Commodores wore all white with white helmets, jerseys and pants. With the team's debut of white helmets, it marked the first time since 1989 the Dores donned white helmets on the field.

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2012 GAME RECAP Vandy defeats Presbyterian in First Shutout win since 2009 NASHVILLE – Looking for its first win of the season, Vanderbilt put together a dominating performance Saturday, defeating Presbyterian 58-0 at Vanderbilt Stadium. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels made his first start as a Commodore, and helped Vanderbilt's offense move up and down the field with ease, gaining 605 yards of offense. Vanderbilt did not punt until seven minutes were left in the game, ame doing most of its damage on the ground, Sept. 15, 2012 where the Commodores gained 410 yards. VU improved to 1-2. Nashville Zac Stacy totaled 174 yards on eight carries. Brian Kimbrow had 137 yards on 14 carries. It marked the first time Vanderbilt had two running backs rush for more than 100 yards since 2009. Wesley Tate also had two rushing touchdowns and Warren Norman added another. Norman received his first carries since the 2010 season, finishing with 26 yards on eight attempts. "This was a great win for us," Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin said. "We are 1-0 this week. We're undefeated in the 2012 season that started today."

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PLAY OF THE GAME On the first play from scrimmage for the Commodores, Zac Stacy goes 86 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for the day. Stacy only carries the ball eight times on the afternoon but racks up a seasonbest 174 yards.

KEY STATISTIC The 58-point, shutout matches the largest margin of victory in a shutout since 1999 against The Citadel. The shutout is the first since 2009 when the Dores beat Western Carolina 45-0.

QUOTABLE ANCHOR DOWN

G A M E D A Y

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JohnEll thoMAs

prEsEntED bY vs.

"Shutouts are always the goal... We want to keep points off the board and get turnovers. What I liked was getting other guys in the game and getting realistic reps." Josh JElEskY

InsIDE: hArD Work pAYs off for pAnu

Coach James Franklin on the Vanderbilt shutout

sEptEMbEr 15, 2012

NOTEWORTHY Zac Stacy took the Dores' first play of the day 86 yards for Vanderbilt's longest rushing play in school history. The run also moved Stacy into fourth place on the school's all-time rushing list.

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Team 1 2 3 4 Final Record Presbyterian 0 0 0 0 0 1-2 Vanderbilt 10 17 28 3 58 1-2, 0-1 First Quarter: VANDY: Stacy 86-yd run (Spear kick), 1-86 0:14. VANDY: Spear 23-yd field goal, 10-84 4:20. Second Quarter: VANDY: Tate 6-yd run (Fowler kick), 7-30 2:39. VANDY : Spear 28-yd field goal, 11-49 4:29. VANDY: Wilson 100-yd interception return (Spear kick). Third Quarter: VANDY: Scheu 3-yd pass from Carta-Samuels (Fowler kick) , 6-68 3:05. VANDY: Tate 1-yd run (Spear kick) , 9-61 3:10. VANDY: Norman 3-yd run (Fowler kick), 4-63 1:47. VANDY : Kimbrow 49-yd run (Spear kick), 1-49 0:15. Fourth Quarter: VANDY: Spear 42-yd field goal, 9-33 4:33.

Statistics

PRESBYTERIAN

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

7 34-47 102 21-10-1 55-149 0-0 0-0 5-97 0-0 10-38.9 2-1 4-21 29:26 3 of 16 1 of 1 0-1 0-0

Vanderbilt

25 46-410 195 20-13-0 66-605 0-0 6-41 1-31 1-100 1-48.0 0-0 4-45 30:34 4 of 12 3 of 4 6-7 3-18

RUSHING: PC – Byrd 14-31; Armstrong 7-23; Sanders 2-14; McKie 1-3; Ruff 3-2; Garrick 4-(-5); Griffin 2-(-7); TEAM 1-(-14). VANDY – Zac Stacy 8-174; Brian Kimbrow 14-137; Warren Norman 8-26; Josh Grady 3-24; Wesley Tate 9-24; Austyn Carta-Samuels 3-18; J. Townsley 1-7. PASSING: PC – Griffin 3-11-0-14; Garrick 7-10-1-88. VANDY – Austyn Carta-Samuels 13-20-0-195. RECEIVING: PC – Byrd 2-16; McKie 2-8; Williams 2-(-1); Gilkey 1-29; Hallums 1-21; Ruff 1-19; Bailey 1-10. VANDY – Chris Boyd 4-90; Jordan Matthews 4-54; Josh Grady 2-37; Warren Norman 1-9; Steven Scheu 1-3; Brian Kimbrow 1-2.

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2012 GAME RECAP Murray, Potent Offense Leads Georgia Over Commodores ATHENS, Ga. -– When Aaron Murray steps to the line, he feels a sense of calm that comes from experience. Murray completed his first 12 passes and got plenty of help from the rest of the offense, leading No. 5 Georgia to its most complete performance of the season in a 48-3 rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Murray hooked up with Brown and King ame on touchdown throws, breaking a tie with Sept. 22, 2012 Eric Zeier for second place in school history. The fourth-year junior has 69 career TDs, just Athens, Ga. three behind David Greene. Murray also scored on a 1-yard sneak as the Bulldogs raced to a 27-0 lead in the first half. He finished 18 of 24 for 250 yards. But there was more to this offensive performance than another big night for the quarterback. A lot more. Georgia's freshmen backs had another outstanding game. Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including a 29-yard score in which he broke at least four tackles. Keith Marshall had a 52-yard TD among his two scoring runs.

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Team Vanderbilt Georgia

1 2 3 0 3 0 13 14 21

4 Final Record 0 3 1-3, 0-2 0 48 4-0, 2-0

First Quarter: GA: Gurley 4-yd run (Morgan kick), 7-47 2:11. GA: Marshall 52-yd run (TEAM rush fumbled), 7-88 3:18. Second Quarter: GA: King 22-yd pass from Murray (Morgan kick), 7-57 2:31. GA: Murray 1-yd run (Morgan kick), 12-96 5:19. VANDY: Spear 29-yd field goal, 8-64 1:50. Third Quarter: GA: Brown 6-yd pass from Murray (Morgan kick), 10-63 3:34. GA: Marshall 2-yd run (Morgan kick), 3-61 1:01. GA: Gurley 29-yd run (Morgan kick), 3-71 1:01.

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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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

15 36-106 231 25-14-0 61-337 0-0 1-0 7-148 0-0 9-45.7 3-1 11-68 27:53 2 of 14 0 of 1 1-3 1-4

GEORGIA

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Aaron Murray's one-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter capped a 12-play, 96-yard scoring drive to give the Bulldogs a 27-0 lead.

KEY STATISTIC The Commodores committed a season-high 11 penalties in the loss, including eight in the first quarter.

27 47-302 265 26-19-0 73-567 0-0 4-44 1-14 0-0 5-40.2 0-0 7-47 32:07 6 of 12 0 of 0 4-4 3-20

RUSHING: VANDY – Zac Stacy 12-83; Jordan Rodgers 13-9; Wesley Tate 8-8; Warren Norman 2-7; A. Carta-Samuels 1-(-1). GA – Todd Gurley 16-130; Keith Marshall 10-82; Ken Malcome 6-41; Richard Samuel 5-27; M. Mitchell 1-16; Christian LeMay 1-5; Aaron Murray 4-5; Brandon Harton 2-(-2); TEAM 2-(-2). PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 13-23-0-218; A. Carta-Samuels 1-2-0-13. GA – Aaron Murray 18-24-0-250; Parker Welch 1-2-0-15. RECEIVING: VANDY – Jordan Matthews 8-119; Chris Boyd 4-110; Josh Grady 1-5; Zac Stacy 1-(-3). GA – Marlon Brown 5-114; Tavarres King 4-58; Rhett McGowan 2-26; Keith Marshall 2-11; Michael Bennett 2-10; R. Wooten 1-26; Todd Gurley 1-13; Chris Conley 1-13; M. Mitchell 1-(-6).

QUOTABLE "You can't have a lot of penalties in a hostile environment like Georgia. We have to fix the mental errors because when we execute, we're a pretty good football team." Running back Zac Stacy

NOTEWORTHY The Commodores and Bulldogs played under the lights for the first time at Sanford Stadium.

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2012 GAME RECAP Vandy Gets First SEC Road Win in Two Years at Mizzou COLUMBIA, MO. – A botched Missouri extra-point snap and a bobbled punt attempt that led to a safety helped Vanderbilt beat Missouri 19-15 Saturday night, depriving the former Big 12 school of its first Southeastern Conference win. Zac Stacy rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries for Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2), which earned its first conference win. Jordan Rodgers was 14 of 24 for 182 yards and one ame interception. Missouri (3-3, 0-3) took an early 6-0 lead Oct. 6, 2012 and kept Vanderbilt from gaining a first down Columbia, Mo. until nearly nine minutes into the second quarter. Missouri couldn't muster much offense after an early injury to quarterback James Franklin, who sprained his left knee on a first-quarter run and didn't return. Vanderbilt's first points of the game came when Missouri punter Trey Barrow couldn't handle a snap while standing in the back of Missouri's end zone, with the ball rolling out the back. A 5-yard Stacy run late in the second half gave the Commodores a 9-6 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

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PLAY OF THE GAME With the Commodores clinging to a four-point lead on their own 26-yard line and facing a 3rd & 9, Zac Stacy runs for 13 yards to pick up the first down and stay in bounds allowing the Dores to run out the clock.

KEY STATISTIC Punter Richard Kent's big day kicking the ball was key as the senior averaged 43.4 yards per punt, swinging field position with two punts of over 50 yards and two inside the 20-yard line.

QUOTABLE "It was just one of those situations that we go over almost every day - four-minute situations. I knew I had to get the first down and got it and knew I had to stay inbounds. It was a great way to end the game. I was pretty determined on the run." Running back Zac Stacy on his first-down rush to seal the game

NOTEWORTHY The SEC road win marked the first for Vanderbilt since winning at Ole Miss in 2010. After Missouri's first two drives, the Commodores' defense allowed only 50 yards and three first downs the rest of the first half.

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Team Vanderbilt Missouri

1 2 2 7 6 0

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4 Final Record 10 19 2-3, 1-2 6 15 3-3, 0-3

First Quarter: MU: Baggett 31-yd FG, 9-61 2:16. MU: Baggett 28-yd FG, 9-62 4:27. VANDY: TEAM safety. Second Quarter: VANDY: Stacy 5-yd run (Spear kick), 11-76 4:22. Third Quarter: MU: Baggett 22-yd FG, 15-88 4:52. Fourth Quarter: VANDY: Stacy 14-yd run (Fowler kick), 5-74 1:51. MU: Sasser 85-yd pass from Berkstresser (Moe pass failed), 3-78 1:11. VANDY: Spear 21-yd FG, 12-78 4:45

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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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

17 43-89 206 26-15-1 69-295 0-0 1-6 6-119 0-0 7-43.4 1-0 5-40 32:11 5 of 16 0 of 1 3-3 1-11

MISSOURI

17 35-150 245 40-14-0 75-395 0-0 1-3 3-63 1-31 5-39.0 3-1 6-35 27:49 7 of 19 0 of 3 3-3 2-18

RUSHING: VANDY – Zac Stacy 29-72; Brian Kimbrow 3-27; Jordan Matthews 1-18; Josh Grady 1-(-1); TEAM 4-(-11); Jordan Rodgers 5-(-16). MU – Lawrence 21-92; Murphy 1-25; Franklin 1-23; Hansbrough 4-6; Berkstresser 7-6; TEAM 1-(-2). PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 14-24-1-182; Zac Stacy 1-2-0-24. MU – Berkstresser 9-30-0-189; Franklin 5-9-0-56; Moe 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: VANDY – Jordan Matthews 9-91; Chris Boyd 3-83; Jordan Rodgers 1-24; Kris Kentera 1-4; Jonathan Krause 1-4. MU – McGaffie 5-32; Lucas 4-54; Moe 2-30; Sasser 1-101; Hunt 1-22; Clark 1-6.

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2012 GAME RECAP Driskel, Gators Prove Too Much for Commodores NASHVILLE – No one will overlook Jeff Driskel again, not after the Florida quarterback ran the ball better than even Tim Tebow. Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and the fourthranked Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday night to stay undefeated going into their big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina. Driskel ran only 11 times, and the sophomore set the Florida record for yards rushing by a quarterback, topping ame Tebow's 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 Oct. 13, 2012 on 27 carries. Vanderbilt watched Gators running back Nashville Mike Gillislee so closely that Driskel didn't even think the Commodores laid a hand on him on any of his TD runs. The Gators (6-0, 5-0 SEC) finished off their last SEC road trip outside of the state of Florida with their 22nd straight win over Vanderbilt. Florida, which rallied in the second half to beat Texas A&M, Tennessee and LSU already this season, took control early this time. The Gators scored 21 straight points, including 11 in the second quarter where they took the lead for good.

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1 2 3 4 Final Record 0 11 7 13 31 6-0,5-0 7 0 0 10 17 2-4,1-3

First Quarter: VANDY: Matthews 10-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 6-66 2:37. Second Quarter: UF: Driskel 37-yd run (Burton rush), 11-91 5:01. UF: Sturgis 23-yd field goal, 12-83 3:09. Third Quarter: UF: Driskel 13-yd run (Sturgis kick), 5-62 1:46. Fourth Quarter: UF: Sturgis 29-yd field goal, 4-3 1:25. VANDY: Stacy 1-yd run (Fowler kick), 11-75 4:33. UF: Sturgis 26-yd field goal, 6-28 3:23. VANDY : Spear 22-yd field goal, 7-71 2:47. UF: Driskel 70-yd run (Sturgis kick), 1-70 0:11.

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

FLORIDA 15 35-326 77 20-11-0 55-403 0-0 1-6 2-67 0-0 5-46.2 1-0 10-80 26:50 2 of 11 1 of 1 4-4 3-32

PLAY OF THE GAME Florida led 24-17 when they took over at their own 30-yard line in the fourth quarter. Gators' QB Jeff Driskel put the game away on the first play of the drive with a 70-yard run, untouched for a score.

KEY STATISTIC Florida's 326 yards rushing are the most allowed by the Commodores this season. The Gators' 77 yards passing are the fewest allowed by Vanderbilt.

VANDERBILT

23 47-126 237 31-17-0 78-363 0-0 1-11 3-53 0-0 5-44.6 1-1 4-33 33:10 7 of 17 1 of 2 3-5 1-4

RUSHING: UF – Driskel 11-177; Gillislee 17-67; Patton 1-54; Hines 2-16; Burton 2-10; Brown 1-3; Team 1-(-1). VANDY – Zac Stacy 24-86; Wesley Tate 10-66; Brian Kimbrow 1-2; TEAM 1-(-1); Jordan Rodgers 11-(-27). PASSING: UF – Driskel 11-20-0-77. VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 17-31-0-237. RECEIVING: UF – Reed 2-14; Gillislee 2-12; Dunbar 1-21; Hines 1-9; Burton 1-8; Burton 1-6; Andrades 1-5; Hammond 1-2; Taylor 1-0. VANDY – Jordan Matthews 8-131; Steven Scheu 3-21; Chris Boyd 1-37; Jonathan Krause 1-23; Zac Stacy 1-16; Josh Grady 1-6; Kris Kentera 1-4; WesleyTate 1-(-1).

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Team Florida Vanderbilt

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"There was a lot of momentum swings. I felt like we did a good job offensively and defensively of putting each other in good position, but then there were just plays that Florida made."

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OctObEr 13, 2012

NOTEWORTHY Vanderbilt held Florida to 77 yards passing, the second time this season the Dores have held a SEC opponent to less than 100 yards (67, South Carolina).

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2012 GAME RECAP Commodores Top Auburn; Stacy Breaks Rushing Record NASHVILLE – Luckily for Zac Stacy, he won't be remembered for his last carry on a record-setting day. Vanderbilt overcame a fourth-quarter fumble by its senior running back, who rushed for 169 yards and a go-ahead touchdown in a 17-13 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Stacy had 27 carries and became the school's all-time rushing leader but lost the ball on his final rush, ame allowing the Tigers (1-6, 0-5 Southeastern Oct. 20, 2012 Conference) to take over at their 32-yard line with 2:24 left. Nashville Vanderbilt (3-4, 2-3) responded by smothering the SEC's worst-scoring offense. Clint Moseley overshot an open Sammie Coates on fourth-and-13 with 52 seconds remaining. Stacy's 27-yard run in the fourth quarter broke Frank Mordica's previous school mark of 2,632 rushing yards from 1976-79. Stacy, who also holds the Commodores' single-season rushing record, now has 2,670 yards.

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PLAY OF THE GAME Stacy broke the Vanderbilt school record with a 27-yard run late in the fourth quarter, finishing the day with 169 yards and giving him 2,670 yards on 500 carries for his career. Stacy broke the previous mark of Frank Mordica (1976-79).

KEY STATISTIC The Commodores rushed for 209 yards compared to Auburn's 103 yards. Vanderbilt also ran 17 more plays than the Tigers.

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rIchArD KEnt

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OctObEr 20, 2012

cOlt nIchtEr

InsIDE: crOss cOuntrY tEAMs rEADY tO hOst sEc chAMP MEEt

"I'm definitely honored. Reflecting back on my career here, I've dealt with a lot of adversity, a lot of injuries, coaching changes. No doubt about it, I am very honored to represent Vanderbilt and have the rushing title." Running back Zac Stacy on the all-time record

NOTEWORTHY Vanderbilt Stadium was sold out for the second straight game marking the first time since 1996 Vanderbilt Stadium had been sold out in consecutive games.

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Team Auburn Vanderbilt

1 2 0 10 7 3

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4 Final Record 3 13 1-6, 0-5 0 17 3-4, 2-3

First Quarter: VANDY: Tate 7-yd run (Spear kick), 16-75 8:25. Second Quarter: AU: Parkey 27-yd field goal, 8-27 3:46. AU: Mason 1-yd run (Parkey kick), 5-52 2:22. VANDY: Spear 30-yd field goal, 11-65 1:15. Third Quarter: VANDY: Stacy 2-yd run (Fowler kick), 7-85 2:56. Fourth Quarter: AU: Parkey 39-yd field goal, 8-30 4:06.

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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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Auburn 13 33-103 109 21-15-0 54-212 0-0 2-7 3-48 0-0 7-40.1 1-0 4-40 30:51 2 of 12 0 of 1 3-3 1-6

VANDERBILT

19 45-209 173 26-15-0 71-382 0-0 1-2 1-22 0-0 3-45.3 3-3 5-35 29:09 5 of 15 2 of 5 3-3 5-22

RUSHING: AU – Tre Mason 16-85; McCalebb 8-39; Jay Prosch 1-5; Wallace 3-(-5); Clint Moseley 5-(-21). VANDY – Zac Stacy 27-169; Jordan Rodgers 6-27; Wesley Tate 7-14; Brian Kimbrow 2-3; TEAM 2-(-2); Josh Grady 1-(-2). PASSING: AU – Clint Moseley 14-20-0-98; Wallace 1-1-0-11. VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 15-25-0-173; TEAM 0-1-0-0; Zac Stacy 0-0-0-0. RECEIVING: AU – Emory Blake 4-47; C.J. Uzomah 2-23; Jay Prosch 2-9; Quan Bray 2-7; McCalebb 2-2; Ricardo Louis 1-11; Trovon Reed 1-6; Tre Mason 1-4. VANDY – Chris Boyd 6-77; Jordan Matthews 3-46; Kris Kentera 3-19; Zac Stacy 2-24; Jonathan Krause 1-7.

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2012 GAME RECAP 'Dores Win Second Straight; Soundly defeat UMASS NASHVILLE – For more than 25 minutes, Vanderbilt didn't look the part of the favorite. But the Commodores needed just 55 seconds to assume the role. Two late first-half touchdowns made up for a penalty-filled opening half and broke open a tight game as Vanderbilt rolled to a 49-7 victory over winless Massachusetts on Saturday. Jordan Rodgers completed 17 of 21 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a score as the Commodores (4-4) overcame 11 penalties, ame Oct. 27, 2012 two turnovers and the loss of their starting running back to blow out UMass (0-8). Nashville Vanderbilt made it look easy in the second half - specifically the third quarter. Within five minutes, the Commodores leapt to a 49-0 lead thanks to four touchdowns, including an interception return and the team's first punt return for a score since 1999. "It was huge," Rodgers said. "We needed it. We got off to a slow start and we needed to hit a couple of those touchdowns late in the half to give us some momentum - some kind of confidence going into halftime because we had too many mental mistakes."

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4 Final Record 7 7 0-8, 0-4 0 49 4-4, 2-3

First Quarter: VANDY: Tate 25-yd run (Spear kick), 2-25 0:38. Second Quarter: VANDY: Kentera 25-yd pass from Rodgers (Fowler kick), 8-72 3:36. VANDY: Rodgers 4-yd run (Spear kick), 3-24 0:48. Third Quarter: VANDY: Boyd 14-yd pass from Rodgers (Fowler kick), 6-57 2:31. VANDY: Wilson 17-yd interception return (Spear kick). VANDY: Kimbrow 74-yd run (Fowler kick), 1-74 0:13. VANDY: Krause 40-yd punt return (Spear kick). Fourth Quarter: UMASS: Walker 10-yd pass from Doyle (Lucas kick), 11-55 4:48.

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UMASS 16 32-54 210 41-23-2 73-264 1-53 1-11 8-150 0-0 6-42.7 4-1 11-94 34:06 5 of 17 2 of 5 1-4 0-0

VANDERBILT

22 37-226 217 22-17-0 59-443 0-0 6-93 1-24 2-57 3-47.0 3-2 11-80 25:54 3 of 9 1 of 2 2-4 4-23

PLAY OF THE GAME Jonathan Krause's 40-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter capped the Commodores scoring and made Krause the first Vanderbilt player since 1999 to return a punt for a touchdown.

KEY STATISTIC The Commodores dominated the Minutemen holding them to just 54 yards rushing on 32 carries. UMass was limited to just 264 total yards on the night.

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Team Massachusetts Vanderbilt

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RUSHING: UMASS – Cox 17-56; Wegzyn 4-2; Doyle 7-1; Broadnax 1-0; Burns 1-(-1); Wilson 2-(-4). VANDY – Brian Kimbrow 7-98; Wesley Tate 15-81; Jordan Rodgers 3-22; Zac Stacy 5-15; A. Carta-Samuels 1-10; Warren Norman 3-8; TEAM 3-(-10); Josh Grady 0-2. PASSING: UMASS – Wegzyn 15-27-1-162; Doyle 8-14-1-48. VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 17-21-0-217; Austyn Carta-Samuels 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: UMASS – Michel 6-56; Walker 6-51; Cox 3-49; Blanchflower 2-15; Williams 2-14; Sharpe 1-17; Davis 1-9; Broadnax 1-4; E. Long 1-(-5). VANDY – Jordan Matthews 10-112; Chris Boyd 4-59; Kris Kentera 1-25; Fitz Lassing 1-12; Zac Stacy 1-9.

"He looked right at me and when he threw it, I was just like, `let's go.' The defensive line did a great job getting pressure. I am blessed with the best teammates in the world. They do a great job of putting me in a position to make plays."

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OctObEr 27, 2012

Cornerback Trey Wilson on interception return for a touchdown

NOTEWORTHY Trey Wilson returned his fourth career interception for a touchdown and second of the season with a 17-yard return in the third quarter.

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2012 GAME RECAP Vanderbilt Blanks Kentucky; First SEC Shutout Since 1968 LEXINGTON, KY. (AP) – Before Saturday, Vanderbilt hadn't shut out a Southeastern Conference opponent since 1968. That streak was broken Saturday in a 40-0 road win against Kentucky in which the Commodores dominated on offense, defense and special teams. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers completed 18 of 29 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and three different Commodores running ame Nov. 3, 2012 backs rushed for scores against the overmatched Kentucky defense. Lexington, Ky. Vanderbilt's 40-point victory margin was its largest over the Wildcats in 96 years. In the teams' 85 meetings, only two of Vanderbilt's wins have been more lopsided: 45-0 in 1916, and 50-0 in 1897. The Commodores (5-4, 3-3) scored touchdowns on four of their five first-half drives, and none of the scoring drives took more than 4 minutes, 19 seconds. Rodgers led his team 71 yards on 11 plays begin the game, ending the drive with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. It was the fourth time this season has scored on its first drive of the game.

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PLAY OF THE GAME After a 16-play opening drive, Kentucky misses a 50-yard field goal. The Commodores force nine of the Wildcats final 11 drives to five plays or less, including three three and outs.

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1 2 7 20 0 0

QUOTABLE "We feel like we are hitting our stride at the right time. We are taking better approaches, and forcing more three and outs. We are doing really good, but we can improve." Safety Kenny Ladler on the defensive shutout

NOTEWORTHY The shutout victory is the second of the season for the 'Dores marking the first time since 1964 Vanderbilt had two shutouts in the same season (George Washington, Tennessee).

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4 Final Record 6 40 5-4, 3-3 0 0 1-9, 0-7

First Quarter: VANDY: Matthews 34-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 11-71 4:19. Second Quarter: VANDY: Tate 3-yd run (Fowler kick), 9-67 3:53. VANDY: Boyd 30-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 9-61 3:53. VANDY: Stacy 2-yd run (Fowler kick failed), 7-59 1:16. Third Quarter: VANDY: Kimbrow 33-yd run (Spear kick), 6-59 1:57. Fourth Quarter: VANDY: Spear 40-yd FG, 11-44 5:19. VANDY: Spear 48-yd FG, 7-24 3:39.

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The shutout was the first SEC shutout for Vanderbilt since blanking Kentucky 6-0 in 1968.

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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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

29 50-227 220 30-18-1 80-447 0-0 5-44 1-29 0-0 2-37.5 2-1 5-28 34:33 11 of 17 1 of 1 2-2 2-15

KENTUCKY

15 31-101 159 35-13-0 66-260 1-1 1-14 7-119 1-21 7-42.4 2-0 7-100 25:27 5 of 17 1 of 4 0-1 1-13

RUSHING: VANDY – Zac Stacy 11-69; Brian Kimbrow 13-69; Wesley Tate 11-44; Warren Norman 8-34; Jordan Rodgers 6-11; TEAM 1-0. UK – Jonathan George 14-44; Raymond Sanders 7-32; Jalen Whitlow 7-23; Patrick Towles 3-2. PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 18-29-1-220; A Carta-Samuels 0-1-0-0. UK – Patrick Towles 8-23-0-93; Jalen Whitlow 5-12-0-66. RECEIVING: VANDY – Chris Boyd 6-81; Jordan Matthews 5-75; Wesley Tate 2-23; Kris Kentera 1-14; Jonathan Krause 1-11; Zac Stacy 1-6; Steven Scheu 1-6; Brian Kimbrow 1-4. UK – A.J. Legree 3-47; Aaron Boyd 3-28; Gene McCaskill 2-24; Dem. Robinson 1-35; Ronnie Shields 1-10; Tyler Robinson 1-8; Daryl Collins 1-4; Jonathan George 1-3.

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2012 GAME RECAP Commodores Rally from 17-point Deficit to Down Rebels OXFORD, MISS. – It was a clutch moment that has so often flummoxed Vanderbilt's football program for the better part of its history. But in yet another piece of mounting evidence that the Commodores aren't a SEC doormat anymore, Jordan Rodgers calmly surveyed the field and found Chris Boyd wide open for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 52 seconds remaining to give Vanderbilt a 27-26 victory over Mississippi on Saturday night. It ended a thrilling comeback for the ame Commodores (6-4, 3-3 SEC), who trailed 23-6 Nov. 10, 2012 early in the third quarter but rallied for their Oxford, Miss. fourth straight victory. Now the postseason is in Vanderbilt's future - again. The Commodores are poised to go to their second straight bowl game for the first time in school history. Second-year coach James Franklin has engineered the quick turnaround, turning Vanderbilt into an SEC threat nearly overnight. "I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to say first ever, because we want this to be the culture at Vanderbilt. A culture of winning," Franklin said. "Our coaches and players believe it."

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Team Vanderbilt Ole Miss

1 2 3 3 3 14 7 9 7

4 Final Record 7 27 6-4, 4-3 3 26 5-5 2-4

First Quarter: UM: Sanders 9-yd pass from Wallace (Rose kick), 7-31 2:48. VANDY: Spear 22-yd field goal, 8-45 3:24. Second Quarter: UM: Rose 22-yd FG, 13-70 2:58. UM: Rose 28-yd FG, 10-40 3:38. UM: Rose 41-yd FG, 10-43 4:03. VANDY: Spear 44-yd FG, 3-24 0:21. Third Quarter: UM: Wallace 1-yd run (Rose kick), 9-56 3:14. VANDY : Matthews 52-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 4-75 1:54. VANDY: Tate 2-yd run (Fowler kick), 11-51 4:02. Fourth Quarter: UM: Rose 27-yd FG 13-72 5:28. VANDY: Boyd 26-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 9-79 1:51.

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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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

17 36-104 267 35-20-0 71-371 0-0 4-1 3-49 0-0 8-41.0 1-1 3-20 26:34 6 of 16 1 of 1 2-2 3-22

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PLAY OF THE GAME Jordan Rodgers found a wide open Chris Boyd down the sideline for 26 yards and the game-winning touchdown on the Commodores' final drive of the night.

KEY STATISTIC The Vanderbilt defense kept the Commodores in the game by forcing Ole Miss to kick four field goals and limiting the Rebels' rushing attack to only 55 yards on 40 carries.

24 40-55 403 50-31-0 90-458 1-0 3--5 4-94 0-0 6-35.8 1-0 7-33 33:26 8 of 21 1 of 2 5-5 2-16

RUSHING: VANDY – Wesley Tate 15-43; Brian Kimbrow 9-41; Zac Stacy 2-17; Josh Grady 1-12; TEAM 1-(-2); Jordan Rodgers 8-(-7). UM – Jeff Scott 24-47; Randall Mackey 2-4; Bo Wallace 13-4; I. Mathers 1-0. PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 20-35-0-267. UM – Bo Wallace 31-49-0-403; Randall Mackey 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: VANDY – Jordan Matthews 9-153; Chris Boyd 5-64; Kris Kentera 2-29; Wesley Tate 2-16; Jonathan Krause 1-8; Brian Kimbrow 1-(-3). UM – Ja-Mes Logan 8-160; Donte Moncrief 8-74; Vince Sanders 5-96; Korvic Neat 5-45; Jeff Scott 3-13; Jamal Mosley 2-15.

QUOTABLE "We've been working on emphasizing the two-minute drill in practice, and the last couple of weeks we've been getting down and scoring, so it's good to see that translate to real-life game situations." Quarterback Jordan Rodgers talks about game-winning drive

NOTEWORTHY The win marked the third straight Vanderbilt win in Oxford for the first time in series history and the first three-game win streak over Ole Miss since 1949-51. The Commodores' rally from 17 points down marks the largest deficit VU has overcome in over 30 years.

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2012 GAME RECAP Commodores Hammer Vols for Fifth conference Victory NASHVILLE – The Vanderbilt Commodores ended years of frustration at the hands of their in-state rival Tennessee with one of their best victories in decades. Making their celebration even sweeter? The Commodores also ensured Tennessee's third straight losing season, putting Volunteers' coach Derek Dooley's job status in further jeopardy. Andre Hal intercepted two passes and ame Jordan Rodgers threw for two touchdowns Nov. 17, 2012 as Vanderbilt routed Tennessee 41-18 Saturday night for the Commodores' fifth Nashville straight victory, clinching their first winning record in the regular season since 1982. In-state rival Tennessee had won 34 of the past 35 games in this series coming into this game. The Commodores (7-4, 5-3 SEC) also snapped a 14-game skid against Tennessee at home with their first win in Nashville since 1982 and the most points they've scored against the Vols since a 51-7 win in 1923. "This is what we all envisioned when we came here, that we could build something special here at Vanderbilt right here in Nashville. We are Nashville's team," Franklin said.

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PLAY OF THE GAME Jordan Matthews' first career rushing touchdown opened the scoring in the second half and was the beginning of a 21-point third quarter for the Commodores. Matthews took the ball 47 yards on a reverse for the score.

KEY STATISTIC The Vanderbilt defense shuts down an explosive Tennessee offense, holding the Vols to 303 total yards including just 154 passing. UT entered the game averaging over 330 yards per game in the air.

QUOTABLE "That's our mentality on offense. We want to score every chance we get, regardless of the situation. We knew they were going to try to make plays on defense and bring the blitz."

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Running back Zac Stacy on Vanderbilt's 21-point third quarter

NOTEWORTHY The victory over the Volunteers is the first home win over UT since 1982. Vanderbilt's 23-point win is the largest margin of victory over Tennessee since 1954 when VU won 26-0.

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Team Tennessee Vanderbilt

1 2 3 0 10 0 3 10 21

4 Final Record 8 18 4-7, 0-7 7 41 7-4, 5-3

First Quarter: VANDY: Spear 19-yd field goal, 5-76 2:43. Second Quarter: UT: Rogers 14-yd pass from Bray (Palardy kick), 7-59 2:02. VANDY: Spear 27-yd field goal, 8-29 2:43. VANDY: Boyd 11-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 3-17 1:20. UT: Palardy 28-yd field goal, 10-51 2:58. Third Quarter: VANDY: Matthews 47-yd run (Fowler kick), 3-85 1:19. VANDY: Kentera 3-yd pass from Tate (Spear kick), 2-4 1:05. VANDY : Stacy 10-yd run (Fowler kick), 11-59 4:53. Fourth Quarter: VANDY: Matthews 71-yd pass from Rodgers (Fowler kick), 3-78 1:26. UT: Patterson 81-yd punt return (Lane rush).

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TENNESSEE 19 33-149 154 41-19-3 74-303 0-0 2-109 7-129 1-0 7-43.6 1-0 9-64 25:49 2 of 15 0 of 3 2-2 0-0

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15 40-194 248 28-14-1 68-442 0-0 3-20 3-43 3-69 7-47.4 2-0 12-90 34:11 5 of 16 0 of 0 5-7 2-15

RUSHING: UT – Lane 16-108; Neal 13-61; Howard 2-(-5); Bray 2-(-15). VANDY – Zac Stacy 17-85; Jordan Matthews 1-47; Wesley Tate 13-40; Brian Kimbrow 4-15; Jordan Rodgers 3-9; TEAM 2-(-2). PASSING: UT – Bray 11-29-2-103; Worley 8-11-1-51; Palardy 0-1-0-0. VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 13-26-1-245; Wesley Tate 1-1-0-3; Zac Stacy 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: UT – Hunter 5-39; Lane 5-37; Patterson 3-52; Howard 2-(-9); Rogers 1-14; Rivera, M. 1-13; Bartholomew 1-10; Neal 1-(-2). VANDY – Jordan Matthews 7-115; Chris Boyd 3-35; Zac Stacy 2-86; Wesley Tate 1-9; Kris Kentera 1-3.

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2012 GAME RECAP 'Dores win sixth straight with rout at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Vanderbilt Commodores continue to rewrite the school record books. And the season isn't even over yet. After a 2-4 start the Commodores have strung together six straight wins, the school's longest such streak since 1955. The latest victory came Saturday in a blowout fashion as Jordan Rodgers threw for 229 yards and two touchame downs, and Zac Stacy ran for a season-high Nov. 24, 2012 180 yards and two scores in a dominating Winston-Salem, NC 55-21 win over Wake Forest. Vanderbilt also scored twice on special teams, blocking a punt and recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown and also returning a punt 83 yards for a score. Stacy eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight season and added to his career school record of 3,036 yards rushing, receiver Jordan Matthews set a single-season record with 1,262 yards receiving, and kicker Carey Spear hit a pair of field goals from beyond 50 yards and added seven extra points to finish with a school record 81 points.

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Team 1 2 3 4 Final Record Vanderbilt 7 21 13 14 55 8-4 Wake Forest 7 0 7 7 21 5-7 First Quarter: VANDY: Tate 25-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 11-85 5:20. WF: Bohanon 1-yd run (Hedlund kick), 16-71 7:10. Second Quarter: VANDY: Tate 15-yd run (Fowler kick), 5-45 2:03. VANDY: Matthews 64-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 1-64 0:11. VANDY: Stacy 4-yd run (Fowler kick), 5-37 2:25. Third Quarter: VANDY: Hughes 0-yd blocked punt return (Spear kick). WF: Martin 1-yd run (Hedlund kick), 11-75 4:59. VANDY: Spear 52-yd FG, 11-41 4:48. VANDY: Spear 50-yd FG, 4-1 2:06. Fourth Quarter: VANDY: Krause 83-yd punt return (Fowler kick). VANDY: Stacy 90-yd run (Spear kick), 2-91 0:48. WF: Okoro 4-yd fumble recovery (Hedlund kick).

Statistics

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 (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

19 34-203 229 23-17-1 57-432 0-0 4-129 2-26 1-0 1-46.0 2-2 6-60 27:11 5 of 12 2 of 2 2-3 3-21

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PLAY OF THE GAME Jordan Matthews' 64-yard touchdown catch from Jordan Rodgers started the blowout as part of the Commodores' 28 unanswered points. On the play Matthews went up and over two Wake Forest defenders for the catch then turned on the jets to score.

KEY STATISTIC Vanderbilt took the team's opening drive 85 yards for a touchdown on 11 plays, marking the sixth time this season the Commodores scored points on the team's opening drive.

19 44-124 186 38-18-1 82-310 1-4 1-5 5-75 1-0 6-37.0 1-1 4-42 32:49 7 of 19 2 of 5 2-2 2-12

RUSHING: VANDY – Zac Stacy 21-180; Wesley Tate 2-27; Brian Kimbrow 6-4; TEAM

1-(-2); Jordan Rodgers 4-(-6). WF – Martin 24-72; Cross 2-27; Campanaro 2-13; Jackson 5-12; Jackson 1-6; Bohanon 2-1; Price 8-(-7). PASSING: VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 17-23-1-229. WF – Price 17-36-1-182; Cross 1-2-0-4. RECEIVING: VANDY – Jordan Matthews 10-144; Chris Boyd 3-35; Wesley Tate 2-37; Steven Scheu 1-8; Jonathan Krause 1-5. WF – Campanaro 8-98; Davis 4 -32; Martin 2-34; Jackson 1-8; Ragland 1-6; Bohanon 1-5; Terry 1-3.

QUOTABLE "When you're throwing numbers out about breaking records from 1955, 1948 and 1915, to me that's impressive." James Franklin on the Commodores' six-game win streak

NOTEWORTHY Vanderbilt improves to 6-2 in the month of November under James Franklin. In the decade prior to Franklin's arrival, Vanderbilt was 3-32 in November games.

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2012 SEC TEAM STATS SCORING OFFENSE Team 1. Texas A&M 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Tennessee 5. So. Carolina 6. Ole Miss 7. LSU Miss. State 9. Vanderbilt 10. Florida 11. Missouri 12. Arkansas 13. Auburn 14. Kentucky

TOTAL OFFENSE

Team 1. Texas A&M 2. Tennessee 3. Georgia 4. Alabama 5. Ole Miss 6. Arkansas 7. Vanderbilt 8. Miss. State 9. LSU 10. So. Carolina 11. Missouri 12. Florida 13. Kentucky 14. Auburn

G Rush 12 2821 12 1924 13 2394 13 2920 12 2036 12 1424 12 2045 12 1688 12 2159 12 1715 12 1662 12 2329 12 1665 12 1781

RUSHING OFFENSE Team 1. Texas A&M 2. Alabama 3. Florida 4. Georgia 5. LSU 6. Vanderbilt 7. Ole Miss 8. Tennessee 9. Auburn 10. So. Carolina 11. Miss. State 12. Kentucky 13. Missouri 14. Arkansas

PASSING OFFENSE Team 1. Texas A&M 2. Tennessee 3. Arkansas 4. Georgia 5. Ole Miss 6. Miss. State 7. So. Carolina 8. Vanderbilt 9. Missouri 10. Alabama 11. LSU 12. Kentucky 13. Auburn 14. Florida

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G TD XP 12 72 64 13 65 63 13 66 58 12 56 49 12 49 48 12 46 44 12 43 41 12 47 45 12 42 41 12 36 34 12 39 33 12 35 33 12 27 27 12 27 27

2XP 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Pass 3807 3787 3564 2788 3086 3618 2666 2985 2487 2754 2615 1727 2115 1879

DXP 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 13 15 8 15 11 17 20 12 19 23 14 13 11 8

Saf 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1

Pts Avg 537 44.8 500 38.5 484 37.2 434 36.2 377 31.4 371 30.9 363 30.2 363 30.2 352 29.3 321 26.8 309 25.8 282 23.5 224 18.7 215 17.9

Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G 959 6628 6.9 68 552.3 890 5711 6.4 53 475.9 853 5958 7.0 63 458.3 825 5708 6.9 62 439.1 876 5122 5.8 44 426.8 826 5042 6.1 35 420.2 806 4711 5.8 37 392.6 786 4673 5.9 44 389.4 835 4646 5.6 38 387.2 803 4469 5.6 44 372.4 867 4277 4.9 31 356.4 768 4056 5.3 33 338.0 790 3780 4.8 26 315.0 695 3660 5.3 24 305.0

G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G 12 502 2821 5.6 42 235.1 13 525 2920 5.6 35 224.6 12 509 2329 4.6 21 194.1 13 487 2394 4.9 31 184.2 12 502 2159 4.3 27 179.9 12 483 2045 4.2 22 170.4 12 502 2036 4.1 23 169.7 12 413 1924 4.7 18 160.3 12 438 1781 4.1 16 148.4 12 474 1715 3.6 19 142.9 12 391 1688 4.3 18 140.7 12 403 1665 4.1 13 138.8 12 453 1662 3.7 16 138.5 12 367 1424 3.9 12 118.7

G Att Cmp Int 12 457 306 9 12 477 285 14 12 459 272 16 13 366 236 9 12 374 237 16 12 395 237 6 12 329 200 9 12 323 191 5 12 414 228 14 13 300 199 3 12 333 194 6 12 387 220 10 12 257 147 15 12 259 167 3

Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G 67.0 3807 8.3 26 317.2 59.7 3787 7.9 35 315.6 59.3 3618 7.9 23 301.5 64.5 3564 9.7 32 274.2 63.4 3086 8.3 21 257.2 60.0 2985 7.6 26 248.8 60.8 2754 8.4 25 229.5 59.1 2666 8.3 15 222.2 55.1 2615 6.3 15 217.9 66.3 2788 9.3 27 214.5 58.3 2487 7.5 11 207.2 56.8 2115 5.5 13 176.2 57.2 1879 7.3 8 156.6 64.5 1727 6.7 12 143.9

SCORING DFFENSE Team 1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. So. Carolina 5. Vanderbilt 6. Georgia 7. Miss. State 8. Texas A&M 9. Auburn 10. Missouri 11. Ole Miss 12. Arkansas 13. Kentucky 14. Tennessee

TOTAL DEFENSE

Team 1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. So. Carolina 5. Vanderbilt 6. Georgia 7. Ole Miss 8. Texas A&M 9. Miss. State 10. Missouri 11. Kentucky 12. Arkansas 13. Auburn 14. Tennessee

G TD XP 13 18 16 12 17 15 12 26 23 12 24 23 12 24 20 13 30 26 12 33 32 12 35 28 12 44 44 12 45 40 12 42 38 12 47 44 12 48 41 12 53 46

G Rush 13 1037 12 1159 12 1222 12 1428 12 1807 13 2311 12 1600 12 1691 12 1992 12 1791 12 1935 12 1489 12 2371 12 2266

RUSHING DEFENSE Team 1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. So. Carolina 5. Arkansas 6. Ole Miss 7. Texas A&M 8. Missouri 9. Vanderbilt 10. Kentucky 11. Miss. State 12. Georgia 13. Tennessee 14. Auburn

PASSING DEFENSE Team 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Vanderbilt 4. Florida 5. So. Carolina 6. LSU 7. Auburn 8. Miss. State 9. Kentucky 10. Missouri 11. Texas A&M 12. Ole Miss 13. Tennessee 14. Arkansas

2XP 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 2

Pass 2161 2232 2332 2319 2110 2255 3020 2981 2687 2897 2757 3430 2675 3390

DXP FG 0 5 1 12 0 8 0 14 0 17 0 12 0 13 0 10 0 10 0 9 0 16 0 13 0 13 0 20

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

Pts Avg 139 10.7 155 12.9 203 16.9 209 17.4 219 18.2 244 18.8 269 22.4 270 22.5 340 28.3 341 28.4 342 28.5 365 30.4 372 31.0 428 35.7

Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G 782 3198 4.1 16 246.0 789 3391 4.3 16 282.6 797 3554 4.5 26 296.2 801 3747 4.7 24 312.2 836 3917 4.7 22 326.4 888 4566 5.1 27 351.2 842 4620 5.5 37 385.0 889 4672 5.3 34 389.3 842 4679 5.6 30 389.9 852 4688 5.5 45 390.7 848 4692 5.5 46 391.0 859 4919 5.7 45 409.9 842 5046 6.0 43 420.5 923 5656 6.1 51 471.3

G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G 13 421 1037 2.5 9 79.8 12 377 1159 3.1 11 96.6 12 390 1222 3.1 13 101.8 12 459 1428 3.1 9 119.0 12 440 1489 3.4 21 124.1 12 447 1600 3.6 17 133.3 12 453 1691 3.7 18 140.9 12 451 1791 4.0 26 149.2 12 457 1807 4.0 16 150.6 12 481 1935 4.0 25 161.2 12 464 1992 4.3 13 166.0 13 564 2311 4.1 16 177.8 12 477 2266 4.8 25 188.8 12 484 2371 4.9 23 197.6

G Att Cmp Int 13 361 196 17 13 324 184 11 12 379 197 8 12 412 211 19 12 342 195 14 12 407 218 18 12 358 235 2 12 378 244 16 12 367 247 5 12 401 261 7 12 436 246 11 12 395 252 14 12 446 272 12 12 419 262 6

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Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G 54.3 2161 6.0 7 166.2 56.8 2255 7.0 11 173.5 52.0 2110 5.6 6 175.8 51.2 2232 5.4 5 186.0 57.0 2319 6.8 15 193.2 53.6 2332 5.7 13 194.3 65.6 2675 7.5 20 222.9 64.6 2687 7.1 17 223.9 67.3 2757 7.5 21 229.8 65.1 2897 7.2 19 241.4 56.4 2981 6.8 16 248.4 63.8 3020 7.6 20 251.7 61.0 3390 7.6 26 282.5 62.5 3430 8.2 24 285.8


2012 SEC INDIVIDUAL STATS RUSHING

Player Team Cl 1. Johnny Manziel AM FR 2. Todd Gurley UG FR 3. Mike Gillislee UF SR 4. Eddie Lacy UA JR 5. Zac Stacy VU SR 6. L. Perkins MS JR 7. Kendi Lawrence MO SR 8. Tre Mason AU SO 9. T.J. Yeldon UA FR 10. Jeff Scott UM JR

G Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 12 184 1181 6.4 19 72 98.4 13 199 1260 6.3 16 55 96.9 12 235 1104 4.7 10 46 92.0 13 184 1182 6.4 16 73 90.9 12 182 1034 5.7 9 90 86.2 11 186 940 5.1 8 64 85.5 12 200 1025 5.1 12 77 85.4 12 171 1002 5.9 8 86 83.5 13 154 1000 6.5 11 43 76.9 11 191 828 4.3 6 48 75.3

PASSING

Player Team Cl G Att Cmp Int 1. Tyler Wilson AR SR 11 401 249 13 2. Tyler Bray UT JR 12 451 268 12 3. Johnny Manziel AM FR 12 400 273 8 4. Aaron Murray UG JR 13 353 231 8 5. Bo Wallace UM SO 12 336 213 15 6. Tyler Russell MS JR 12 366 219 6 7. Jordan Rodgers VU SR 11 294 175 5 8. Z. Mettenberger LS JR 12 329 193 6 9. AJ McCarron UA JR 13 286 191 3 10. James Franklin MO JR 9 234 139 7

RECEIVING YARDS

Player Team Cl 1. Cobi Hamilton AR SR 2. Jordan Matthews VU JR 3. Mike Evans AM FR 4. Justin Hunter UT JR 5. Ryan Swope AM SR 6. Donte Moncrief UM SO 7. Chad Bumphis MS SR 8. Jarvis Landry LS SO 9. Emory Blake AU SR 10. Amari Cooper UA FR 12. Chris Boyd VU SO

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

Player Team Cl 1. C. Patterson UT JR 2. L. Perkins MS JR 3. Todd Gurley UG FR 4. Jordan Matthews VU JR 5. Cobi Hamilton AR SR 6. Mike Gillislee UF SR 7. Eddie Lacy UA JR 8. Zac Stacy VU SR 9. Dennis Johnson AR SR 10. O. McCalebb AU SR

TOTAL OFFENSE

Player Team Cl 1. Johnny Manziel AM FR 2. Tyler Wilson AR SR 3. Tyler Bray UT JR 4. Bo Wallace UM SO 5. Aaron Murray UG JR 6. Tyler Russell MS JR 7. Jordan Rodgers VU SR 8. Connor Shaw SC JR 9. AJ McCarron UA JR 10. Z. Mettenberger LS JR

Pct. Yds TD Avg/G 62.1 3387 21 307.9 59.4 3612 34 301.0 68.3 3419 24 284.9 65.4 3466 31 266.6 63.4 2843 19 236.9 59.8 2791 22 232.6 59.5 2431 13 221.0 58.7 2489 11 207.4 66.8 2669 26 205.3 59.4 1562 10 173.6

G Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 12 90 1335 5 80 14.8 7.50 12 87 1262 7 78 14.5 7.25 12 75 1022 5 75 13.6 6.25 12 73 1083 9 46 14.8 6.08 12 64 809 7 80 12.6 5.33 12 60 948 10 77 15.8 5.00 12 55 904 12 72 16.4 4.58 12 52 536 4 33 10.3 4.33 12 50 789 3 54 15.8 4.17 13 52 894 9 54 17.2 4.00 12 46 756 4 60 16.4 3.83

G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds 12 308 778 101 671 1858 11 940 160 0 325 1425 13 1260 113 0 243 1616 12 65 1262 53 32 1412 12 0 1335 0 0 1335 12 1104 146 0 11 1261 13 1182 172 0 0 1354 12 1034 193 15 0 1242 12 757 160 0 309 1226 12 570 132 0 523 1225 G Rush 12 1181 11 7 12 -34 12 363 13 -71 12 7 11 65 10 339 13 -5 12 -167

Pass 3419 3387 3612 2843 3466 2791 2431 1732 2669 2489

Avg/G 154.8 129.5 124.3 117.7 111.2 105.1 104.2 103.5 102.2 102.1

Plays Total Yds/G 584 4600 383.3 442 3394 308.5 466 3578 298.2 471 3206 267.2 408 3395 261.2 405 2798 233.2 381 2496 226.9 323 2071 207.1 334 2664 204.9 370 2322 193.5

PASSING EFFICIENCY

Player Team Cl 1. AJ McCarron UA JR 2. Aaron Murray UG JR 3. Connor Shaw SC JR 4. Johnny Manziel AM FR 5. Tyler Bray UT JR 6. Bo Wallace UM SO 7. Tyler Wilson AR SR 8. Tyler Russell MS JR 9. Jordan Rodgers VU SR 10. J. Wallace AU FR

G Att Cmp Int 13 286 191 3 13 353 231 8 10 202 136 7 12 400 273 8 12 451 268 12 12 336 213 15 11 401 249 13 12 366 219 6 11 294 175 5 9 80 46 4

SCORING

Pct. Yds TD Eff. 66.8 2669 26 173.1 65.4 3466 31 172.4 67.3 1732 15 156.9 68.3 3419 24 155.8 59.4 3612 34 146.3 63.4 2843 19 144.2 62.1 3387 21 143.8 59.8 2791 22 140.4 59.5 2431 13 140.2 57.5 720 4 139.6

Player Team Cl G TD XPT FG 1. Johnny Manziel AM FR 12 19 0 0 2. Taylor Bertolet AM FR 12 0 62 13 Caleb Sturgis UF SR 12 0 32 23 Drew Alleman LS SR 12 0 41 20 5. Bryson Rose UM SR 12 0 44 17 6. Todd Gurley UG FR 13 17 0 0 Eddie Lacy UA JR 13 17 0 0 8. Jeremy Shelley UA SR 13 0 63 11 9. M. Lattimore SC JR 9 11 0 0 10. Carey Spear VU JR 12 0 24 19

PUNTING

Player Team Cl 1. Kyle Christy UF SO 2. Dylan Breeding AR SR 3. Richard Kent VU SR 4. Brad Wing LS SO 5. Cody Mandell UA JR 6. Michael Palardy UT JR 7. Trey Barrow MO SR 8. Landon Foster UK FR 9. Ryan Epperson AM SR 10. Collin Barber UG FR

PUNT RETURNS

2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts Pts/G 114 9.5 101 8.4 101 8.4 101 8.4 95 7.9 102 7.8 102 7.8 96 7.4 66 7.3 81 6.8

G Punt Yds Long Avg 12 62 2858 62 46.1 12 53 2416 72 45.6 12 54 2421 67 44.8 11 59 2643 69 44.8 13 46 2017 61 43.8 12 36 1551 66 43.1 12 68 2925 69 43.0 12 61 2617 58 42.9 12 37 1582 61 42.8 13 57 2371 60 41.6

Player Team Cl 1. Ace Sanders SC JR 2. Marcus Murphy MO SO 3. Dustin Harris AM SR 4. Jonathan Krause VU JR 5. Christion Jones UA SO 6. Devrin Young UT SO 7. Odell Beckham LS SO 8. Quan Bray AU SO Johnthan Banks MS SR 10. Dem. Robinson UK SO

G No. Yds TD Long Avg. 12 25 363 1 70 14.5 12 27 374 3 7 13.9 12 33 434 1 96 13.2 12 25 281 2 83 11.2 13 20 212 0 31 10.6 10 16 155 0 35 9.7 12 31 300 2 89 9.7 11 16 136 0 38 8.5 12 12 102 0 22 8.5 12 18 117 0 27 6.5

Player Team Cl 1. Jameon Lewis MS SO 2. C. Patterson UT JR 3. Michael Ford LS JR 4. Marcus Murphy MO SO 5. Jaylen Walton UM FR 6. M. Mitchell UG SO 7. O. McCalebb AU SR 8. Trey Williams AM FR 9. Bruce Ellington SC SO 10. Brian Kimbrow VU FR

G Ret Yds TD Long Avg 12 16 449 1 100 28.1 12 24 671 1 98 28.0 12 18 458 0 86 25.4 12 19 458 1 98 24.1 12 24 560 1 100 23.3 12 15 347 0 48 23.1 12 23 523 1 100 22.7 12 23 522 0 76 22.7 12 16 355 0 50 22.2 12 20 413 0 43 20.6

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