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FINAL 2013 POLL RANK

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2013 SIGNING CLASS RANK

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UNIVERSITY NATL. RANK

VANDERBILT IS ONE OF JUST TWO SCHOOLS WITH MEMBERSHIP IN THIS 20-20-20 CLUB Sources: USA Today-Coaches Poll, Rivals.com recruiting service, U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” Edition


ROAD TO VANDERBILT SPRING GAME BEGINS

SPRING Practice Starts March 15 Media outlets Welcome at team's Spring Practice Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin plans to open 2013 Vanderbilt spring practices to media outlets. Upon further notice, local media photographers and videographers will be allowed to shoot each Commodore. Certain practice periods may be closed to cameras. The first practice is Friday, March 15. Post-practice interviews with Coach Franklin and selected student-athletes will be available after virtually every session. Assistant coaches will be available after Thursday practices only. Inclement weather can impact this practice schedule. If the Commodores are forced off the field, lost practices can be made up on Wednesdays or Fridays. Two Saturday practices, on March 23 and March 30, will be open to the general public.

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Monday

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Wednesday

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March 16

Practice #1 Starts at 4:30 pm

Practice #2 Starts at 9:45 am

March 22

March 23

Practice #5 Open to the Public Starts at 9:45 am March 29

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March 30

Practice #8 Open to the Public Starts at 9:45 am April 5

Practice #10 Starts at 4:30 pm

Practice #9 Starts at 4:30 pm April 7

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Saturday

March 15

Practice #7 Starts at 4:30 pm

Practice #6 Starts at 4:30 pm March 31

March 21

Friday

Practice #4 Starts at 4:30 pm

Practice #3 Starts at 4:30 pm March 24

Thursday

April 6

Practice #11 Starts at 9:45 am

April 11

April 12

April 13

Practice #13 Starts at 4:30 pm

Practice #14 Starts at 4:30 pm

Black & Gold Game Starts at 1:00 pm Free Admission

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Vanderbilt Commodores COMMODORE FACTS

2013 Vanderbilt SCHEDULE

Coaching Staff

Date Aug. 29 (Thurs.) Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

James Franklin................................Head Coach John Donovan..................Off. Coordinator/RBs Bob Shoop................Def. Coordinator/Safeties Brent Pry............................... Asst. Head Coach/ ............................ Co-Def. Coordinator/LBs Charles Bankins.... Special Teams Coord./TEs George Barlow.....Def. Recruiting Coord./DBs Josh Gattis............Off. Recruiting Coord./WRs Herb Hand.............Run Game Coord./Def. Line Ricky Rahne.................................................... QBs Sean Spencer.........................................Def. Line Dwight Galt....Dir., Performance Enhancement Barry Gant Jr., Chuck Losey.......Strength staff Derham Cato.....................Grad. Assistant (Off.) Chandler Henley..............Grad. Assistant (Off.) Ryan Anderson............... Grad. Assistant (Def.) Lamar Morgan................ Grad. Assistant (Def.)

QUICK FACTS

Head Coach.............James Franklin (3rd year) Career Record.............................................. 15-11 2012 Record.......................................................9-4 2012 SEC Record...............5-3 (4th in SEC East) Rank ..................No. 20 (USAToday)/No. 23 (AP) Home...................................................................4-2 Away....................................................................4-2 Neutral................................................................1-0 Home Attendance...................227,161 (6 dates) Avg. Home Attendance.............................37,860 Bowls...................................................................... 6 All-time Bowl Record..................................3-2-1 Last Bowl.............Franklin American Mortgage ..............................................Music City, 2012 Last Bowl W/L.................... N.C. State (W, 38-24)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location......................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded ..........................................................1873 Enrollment......................................................6,800 Nickname.......................................Commodores Colors...........................................Black and Gold Conference....................................Southeastern Stadium..................Vanderbilt Stadium (40,330) All-Time Record.......................572-579-50 (.497) Chancellor...........................Nicholas S. Zeppos Athletics Director...................David Williams II Assoc. Dir., Student Athletics.......Kevin Colon Chief of Staff................................... Jemal Griffin Dir., Football Operations............ Michael Hazel Player Personnel Director..............Andy Frank Asst. Recruiting Coordinator.......Andrea Cain Asst. Recruiting Coordinator.......Matt Ruland Asst. Dir., FB Operations............Kevin Threlkel Quality Control, Defense......... Charles Walker Primary Football SID..................Larry Leathers

Athletic Communications

Phone............................................. (615) 322-4121 Email..................larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Vandy Football twitter...............#VandyFootball James Franklin twitter.......... #jamesfranklinvu VU Official Website.........vucommodores.com

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Opponent Kickoff City, State Venue vs. Ole Miss * 8:15 pm CT Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium vs. Austin Peay TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium at South Carolina * TBA Columbia, S.C. Williams-Brice Stadium at Massachusetts TBA Foxborough, Mass. Gillette Stadium vs. UAB TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium vs. Missouri * TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium vs. Georgia * TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium at Texas A&M * TBA College Station, Texas Kyle Field at Florida * TBA Gainesville, Fla. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium vs. Kentucky * TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium at Tennessee * TBA Knoxville Neyland Stadium vs. Wake Forest TBA Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium

2012 VANDERBILT RESULTS 9-4, 5-3 (4th-SEC East) Date AP/USAT Opponent (TV) Site Aug. 30 -/- #9 SOUTH CAROLINA (ESPN) Nashville -/- Northwestern (FSN) Evanston, Ill. Sept. 8 -/- Presbyterian (CSS) Nashville Sept. 15 -/- #5 Georgia (ESPN2) Athens, Ga. Sept. 22 -/- Missouri (FSN) Columbia, Mo. Oct. 6 -/- #4 FLORIDA (ESPNU) Nashville Oct. 13 -/- AUBURN (SEC Network) Nashville Oct 20 -/- Massachusetts (FSN) Nashville Oct. 27 -/- Kentucky (ESPNU) Lexington, Ky. Nov. 3 -/- Ole Miss (ESPNU) Oxford, Miss. Nov. 10 Tennessee (ESPNU) Nashville Nov. 17 rv/rv Nov. 24

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rv/rv N.C. State (ESPN) Nashville (LP Field)

Wake Forest (ESPNU)

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Result 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 W, 38-24

2012 VANDERBILT INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing

Zac Stacy • Brian Kimbrow • Wesley Tate

G Att. Net. Avg. TD Long Avg./G 13 207 1141 5.5 10 90 87.8 13 66 413 6.3 3 74 31.8 13 107 376 3.5 8 25 28.9

Passing

G Effic. Comp.-Att.-INT Pct. Yards TD Avg./G Jordan Rodgers 12 139.11 191-319-5 59.9 2539 15 211.6 • Austyn Carta-Samuels 6 139.09 14-25-0 56.0 208 1 34.7

Receiving

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Defense

UA-A-TT TFL/Yds. Sacks INT PBU FF-FR QH 60-30-90 3.5-9 1.0-4 2-17 1 1-1 0 43-41-84 12.5-61 7.0-51 0-0 0 1-0 3 60-23-83 2.0-6 0.0-0 0-0 2 1-0 0 35-31-66 2.0-4 1.0-3 1-0 5 1-0 3 34-17-51 11.5-39 2.0-12 0-0 5 1-1 2 36-12-48 2.0-2 0.0-0 2-68 14 0-0 0 25-16-41 10.5-49 3.0-28 0-0 2 0-0 7

• Jordan Matthews • Chris Boyd • Wesley Tate • Kenny Ladler • Chase Garnham • Javon Marshall Archibald Barnes • Karl Butler • Andre Hal • Walker May

Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G 94 1323 14.1 8 78 101.8 50 774 15.5 5 60 59.5 12 116 9.7 1 25 8.9

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Vanderbilt Roster NotEs 2012 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 OFFENSE: 8

NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES Chris Boyd, WR Jonathan Krause, WR Jordan Matthews, WR Steven Scheu, TE Jake Bernstein, OG Andrew Bridges, OT Wesley Johnson, OT Joe Townsend, C

Set single-season highs with 50 receptions, 774 receiving yards Had nine catches; blossomed as returner, taking two punts for TDs Achieved best year ever by VU WR: 94 catches, 1,323 yards, 8 TDs First-year contributor had eight catches in seven starting roles Performed superbly when inserted into OL for final six games Performed well during first half of season as starting right tackle Johnson did not allow a sack while earning starts at three positions Extremely productive when inserted at center midway through year

2013 VANDERBILT SPRING ROSTER letterwinners returning: 43

OFFENSE (20) Jake Bernstein, Chris Boyd, Andrew Bridges, Austin Carta-Samuels, Josh Grady, Wesley Johnson, Kris Kentera, Brian Kimbrow, Jacquese Kirk, Jonathan Krause, Fitz Lassing, Jordan Matthews, Trent Pruitt, Spencer Pulley, Steven Scheu, Jerron Seymour, Wesley Tate, Joe Townsend, Dillon van der Wal, Chase White

DEFENSE (21) Caleb Azubike, Darien Bryant, Karl Butler,

Steven Clarke, Barren Dixon, Larry Franklin, Chase Garnham, Josh Gregory, Andre Hal, Darreon Herring, NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES Derek King, Kenny Ladler, Jovan Marshall, Walker May, Jahmel McIntosh, Jake Sealand, Jimmy Stewart, Walker May, DE Co-captain contributed 41 total tackles, including 10.5 for losses Vince Taylor, Kellen Williams, Andrew Williamson, Kyle Karl Butler, LB After moving from safety, posted 51 stops and 11.5 tackles for loss Woestmann Chase Garnham, LB Established single-season highs with 84 tackles, seven QB sacks

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Andre Hal, CB Kenny Ladler, SS Javon Marshall, FS

Named All-SEC after posting two INTs and 14 passes defended As first-year starter, topped Commodores with 90 total tackles Defensive co-captain shared team lead with 60 solo tackles

SPECIALISTS: 2

SPECIALISTS (2) Carey Spear, Andrew East

letterwinners lost: 18

OFFENSE (8) John Cole, Josh Jelesky, Austin Monahan,

NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES Warren Norman, Marc Panu, Jordan Rodgers, Ryan Carey Spear, PK Andrew East, SN

2nd Team All-SEC after setting new team mark with 20 field goals Two-year starter ranks among SEC's top dual-purpose snappers

DEFENSE (8) Archibald Barnes, Eddie Foster, Rob Lohr,

Jared Morse, Colt Nichter, Eric Samuels, Johnell Thomas, Trey Wilson

2012 STARTERS LOST: 10

SPECIALISTS (2) Ryan Fowler, Richard Kent

OFFENSE: 4

NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES Jordan Rodgers, QB Zac Stacy, TB Josh Jelesky, OG Ryan Seymour, OG/OT

Seymour, Zac Stacy

Posted career year – 59.9% completions, 2,539 yards, 15 TDs, 5 INTs All-SEC, team's most prolific RB, concluding with 3,143 yards, 30 TDs Became consistent interior force as second-year starting guard A skilled blocker, Seymour ended career with 35 starting assignments

DEFENSE: 5

Commodores by Class Seniors (18)

Ryan Brockway, Karl Butler, Austyn Carta-Samuels, Steven Clarke, Hasan Clayton, Chase Garnham, Matt Goldstein, Andre Hal, Wesley Johnson, Jonathan Krause, Kenny Ladler, Fitz Lassing, Javon Marshall, Jordan Matthews, Walker May, Carey Spear, Patrick Sutton, Wesley Tate

NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES JUniors (21) Scot Aiello, Tyler Anders, Hunter Rob Lohr, DT Colt Nichter, DT Johnell Thomas, DE Archibald Barnes, LB Trey Wilson, CB

Three-year starter had 30 tackles, including 11 resulting in losses Nichter managed 16 tackles despite never playing 100% healthy A two-year starter, Thomas totalled 36 tackles and four QBs Co-captain posted career high with 66 total tackles as senior Two-year starter set new mark with five INT returns for touchdowns

Bowman, Chris Boyd, Andrew Bridges, Barron Dixon, Andrew East, Will Fritz, Josh Gregory, Taylor Hudson, Casey Hughes, Alex Hysong, Connor Morrison, Trent Pruitt, Vince Taylor, Joe Townsend, Dillon van der Wal, Chase White, Trey Wilkins, Kellen Williams, Kyle Woestmann

SOPHOMORES (21) Caleb Azubike, Derek Allen, Jake

SPECIALISTS: 1

Bernstein, Darien Bryant, Larry Franklin, Josh Grady,

NAME, POSITION 2012 NOTES Darreon Herring, Joseph Hoffman, Kris Kentera, Brian Richard Kent, Punter

An All-SEC pick, Kent's 44.9-yard average is team's No. 4 all-time

2012 UNIT RANKINGS (SEC & NCAA) TEAM OFFENSE

Scoring Offense 30.0 (SEC: 7; NCAA: 55) Total Offense 379.7 (SEC: 8; NCAA: 80) Rush Offense 166.3 (SEC: 7; NCAA: 57) Pass Offense 213.4 (SEC: 10; NCAA: 80)

TEAM DEFENSE Points Allowed Total Defense Rush Defense Pass Defense

18.7 (SEC: 5; NCAA: 15) 333.9 (SEC: 5; NCAA: 19) 142.2 (SEC: 8; NCAA: 38) 191.8 (SEC: 3; NCAA: 14)

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REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (19) Torey Agee, Brandon Banks, Ladarius Banks, Cory Batey, Adam Butler, Colby Cooke, Blake Fromang, Barrett Gouger, Harding Harper, Paris Head, Will Holden, Andrew Jelks, Chris Martin, Kevin McCoy, Torren McGaster, Tip McKenzie, Patton Robinette, Ja'karri Thomas, Stephen Weatherly FRESHMEN (2) Sean Dowling, Johnny McCrary 3


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Vanderbilt Spring notes

RETURNING to work after Back-to-Back Bowls Vanderbilt returns to the practice field in midMarch looking to back up Year Bowl/Opponent.............................. Result one of the most impressive 2012 Music City/NC State....................W, 38-24 seasons in Vanderbilt 2011 Liberty/Cincinnati.......................... L, 24-31 2008 Music City/Boston College........W, 16-14 gridiron history. 1982 Hall of Fame/Air Force................. L, 28-36 The list of program 1974 Peach/Texas Tech.............................T, 6-6 achievements witnessed in 2012 is long, but perhaps 1955 Gator/Auburn ...............................W, 25-13 none top the fact that Vanderbilt fans have now witnessed their Commodores making bowl appearances in back-to-back seasons.

VANDERBILT ALL-TIME BOWLS

The postseason accomplishment tells college football fans across the nation how far Head Coach James Franklin has brought the Vanderbilt program. The Commodores are headed toward a bright future that bears no resemblance to much of the previous six decades on campus. The team enters Spring Practice sporting the longest active win streak among Southeastern Conference SEC teams. Their success rate in late-season games and league encounters under Franklin has rarely been witnessed. The Vanderbilt offense ranks as the program's most explosive since World War I. For a second straight year, the Commodore defense ranks among the nation's Top 25 in key stat lines such as scoring defense. And Nashville fans are beginning to come out to see the Commodores. Indeed, it's a Brand New Day at Vanderbilt.

FOLLOWING A YEAR OF HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT ON CAMPUS TYING TeAM RECORD FOR Victories in Season

Vanderbilt's nine wins in 2012 tied the single-season team record that has been accomplished just twice before – in 1915 and 1904.

SEVEN-GAME WIN STREAK TO END THE SEASON

Vanderbilt ended the season riding a seven-game win streak, the team's longest since a similar streak in 1948. 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 last year. The only other Vanderbilt squad to reach five league victories in a season was the 1935 Commodores.

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. The team's 30.0-point average also was the highest season average since World War I.

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 1904-05 James Franklin is off to one WINNING PERCENTAGE of Last of the most successful coaching 10 VANDerbilt Head COACHES starts in Vanderbilt history. No Vanderbilt coach since Coach Seasons Rec. Win% before the World War I Era has James Franklin 2011-12 15-11 .577 posted more victories in the first Robbie Caldwell 2010 2-10 .167 Bobby Johnson 2002-09 29-66 .305 two years of his tenure than Woody Widenhofer 1997-01 15-40 .227 Franklin's 15 wins. Rod Dowhower 1995-96 4-18 .182 Under Franklin, the Gerry DiNardo 1991-94 19-25 .432 Commodores are 15-11 overall. Watson Brown 1986-90 10-45 .182 His .577 winning percentage is George MacIntyre 1979-85 25-52-1 .327 under Franklin is the best by a Fred Pancoast 1975-78 13-31 .295 Steve Sloan 1973-74 12-9-2 .571 Commodore mentor since eventual College Football Hall of Famer Red Sanders had a .578 winning percentage from 1940-48. The only coach to guide Vanderbilt to more victories in his first two years was another Hall of Famer, Dan McGugin, who posted 16 wins from 1904-05.

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Vanderbilt Spring Notes Johnson Tops Squad With 38 Career Starts Veteran offensive lineman Wesley Johnson (R-Sr.) paces all active Commodore position players with 38 career starts. Johnson has started every game of his Commodore career, seeing assignments at four line positions: center, right Career Starts and left tackle, and left Player 38 guard. The majority of Wesley Johnson (R-Sr, OL) Kenny Ladler (Sr., safety) 27 his starts have come Jordan Matthews (Sr., WR) 25 at left tackle. Jonathan Krause (Sr., WR) 23 If Johnson starts Walker May (R-Sr., DE) 22 every game of his Chris Boyd (R-Jr., WR) 21 final season, he could Chase Garnham (Sr., LB) 21 Javon Marshall (R-Sr., safety) 20 become the all-time 14 team leader in career Andrew Bridges (R-Jr., OL) 15 starts. Brian Stamper, Andre Hal (Sr., CB) Karl Butler (Sr., LB) 13 an offensive lineman Carey Spear (Sr., PK) 13 from 2003-07, holds the mark with 48 starts. Kenny Ladler, a senior safety, and two senior receivers, Jordan Matthews and Jonathan Krause, are the closest to Johnson's starts total. Ladler enters the 2013 campaign with 27 starts, Matthews with 25 and Krause with 23. Twelve Commodores have enjoyed at least 12 career starts during the 2013 campaign.

Most Career Starts

Jordan Matthews

Total Offense Total TDs Rushing Yards Rushing Attempts Rushing TDs Passing Yards Pass Attempts Completions Passing TDs Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving TDs Punt Return Yards Kick Return Yards Total Tackles Solo Tackles Tackles for Loss Quarterback Sacks Interceptions Forced Fumbles Fumbles Recovered Passes Defended Career Starts Consecutive Starts

J. Matthews/C. Boyd J. Matthews/C. Boyd W. Tate/B. Kimbrow W. Tate/J. Seymour W. Tate/J. Seymour Austyn Carta-Samuels Austyn Carta-Samuels Austyn Carta-Samuels Austyn Carta-Samuels J. Matthews/ C. Boyd J. Matthews/C. Boyd J. Matthews/C. Boyd J. Krause/J. Matthews A. Hal/B. Kimbrow K. Ladler/C. Garnham K. Ladler/J. Marshall W. May/C. Garnham C. Garnham/W. May K. Ladler/A. Hal J. Marshall-K. Woestmann (tie) Butler-Clarke-Ladler-May (tie) A. Hal-K. Ladler W. Johnson/K. Ladler W. Johnson/K. Ladler

Carey Spear

Three Returning 'dores: 2012 All-SEC picks Three Vanderbilt seniors, paced by record-setting wide receiver Jordan Matthews, are coming off All-Southeastern Conference recognition from a year ago. Matthews, from Madison, Ala., was a unanimous 2012 First Team All-SEC selection after establishing a new team record with 1,323 receiving yards. Joining Matthews on the AP All-SEC team were three second team picks: cornerback Andre Hal and placekicker Carey Spear. A fourth Commodore, offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was named honorable mention all-conference by the AP. Matthews put together arguably the finest season by a Commodore receiver, finishing with 94 receptions and eight touchdown catches in addition to the record-setting yardage total. He ranks as the SEC's leading active career receiver in virtually every stat category. Hal, a product of Port Allen, La., ranked second in the SEC last year with 16 passes defended. He finished with 36 solo tackles and two picks, both coming against Tennessee. Spear, from Mayfield Village, Ohio, put together the best season ever by a 'Dore placekicker, setting team records with 20 field goals and 87 points scored by a kicker. On the season, he was 20-of-24, including 15-of-15 inside 43 yards. Johnson, from Nashville, ranks among the SEC's most versatile and productive linemen. He started multiple starts at both tackle positions as a junior in 2012.

VANDERBILT ACTIVE CAREER STATISTICAL LEADERS Category Team Leaders

Andre Hal

Career Totals 2,351/1,268 18/13 542/413 150/83 9/5 208 25 14 1 150/81 2,287/1,247 17/13 499/53 1,265/413 200/143 137/93 31.5/21 12/7.5 4/3 3 ea. 2 ea. 18/12 38/27 38/27

Commodore Offensive Production Increases, 2012 Point Average Most Since World War I The 2012 Commodores produced more points than any Vanderbilt squad since the Year Point Total Avg. post-World War I era. 1. 2012 390 30.0 The Commodores totalled 2. 1948 328 29.8 3. 2005 299 27.2 390 points in 2012, the highest 4. 2011 347 26.7 single-season total since Dan 5. 1974 313 26.1 McGugin's 1915 Vanderbilt squad averaged 51.4 points during a 9-1 campaign. In becoming just the third Vanderbilt team since the 1920s to score more than 300 points, the Commodores also averaged 30.0 points. The 30-point average is the program's highest since 1915. Vanderbilt also posted greater point production as the season endured. The Commodores averaged 41.7 points in the final six games and tallied at least 40 points against four opponents from BCS-affiliated leagues: Kentucky and Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference, and Wake Forest and North Carolina State from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Vanderbilt outscored its 13 foes in 2012 by a wide margin, 390-243. The 147-point differential is the second largest in modern Commodore gridiron history. Since World War II, the only point differential larger than 2012 came during the 1955 campaign when Vanderbilt outscored its opponents by 154 points for the season (240-86).

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Vanderbilt Spring Notes 2012 VANDERBILT Defense Ranked among NCAA Leaders

Commodores Improved in 2o11; Yet 2012 Squad More Impressive

The 2012 Commodore WHere VANDERBILT DEFENSE RANKS defense ranked among Category Avg. NCAA SEC the finest in years on the Scoring Defense 18.7 15 5 Vanderbilt campus. Total Defense 333.9 19 5 The unit continued Pass Defense 191.8 14 3 to perform among the Def. Pass Efficiency 102.4 6 2 nation's elite for a second Tackles for Loss 97 12 2 straight year under coorThird-Down Efficiency 34% 25 5 dinator Bob Shoop, First Downs Allowed 18.2 21 4 The unit ranked among the NCAA Top 25 in numerous key categories. It was 15th in the nation in scoring defense, limiting opponents to 18.7 ppg., and 19th in total defense, holding foes to an average of 333.9 yards. The defense's 175.8-yard pass defense average ranked 14th nationally. The unit also ranked even higher nationally in other stat categories. The Commodores ranked sixth with a 102.4 defensive pass efficiency rating and 12th with 97 tackles for loss. Shoop's squad also performed Scoring Defense extremely well in third down situations. The team ranked No. 25 in the NCAA in Year Scoring Def. (Avg.) third down efficiency (34 percent) and 1974 16.6 1975 18.2 21st in first downs allowed (18.2 pg.). On 2012 18.7 the season, opponents have been limited 1997 18.5 to a quick 3-and-out possession on 31% 2008 19.6 of their drives. Team's top scoring defenses The 18.7-point scoring defense is since 1974 the lowest scoring average against the Commodores in 15 years.

Statistics show that James Franklin's 2011 squad was far superior to the 2010 Commodore Category 2012 Avg. 2011 Avg. Diff. edition. Those stats also Record 9-4 6-7 +3 reveal that Franklin's Scoring Offense 30.0 26.7 +3.3 Total Offense 379.7 339.1 +40.6 9-4 2012 team also Rushing Offense 166.3 164.5 +1.8 out-performed the 2011 Pass Offense 213.4 174.6 +38.8 Commodores. Pass Efficiency 138.9 110.8 +28.1 As Spring Practice Avg. Per Play Offense 5.6 5.2 +0.4 opens on campus, First Downs 18.9 17.2 +1.7 Franklin will be doing Scoring Defense 18.2 21.6 +3.4 his all to continue the Total Defense 333.9 322.8 -11.1 improvement trend. Rushing Defense 142.2 130.5 -11.7 Vanderbilt's threePass Defense 191.8 192.2 +.4 game improvement from Pass Efficiency Defense 102.7 110.7 +8.0 First Downs Allowed 18.2 18.0 -.2 2011 to 2012 is the most Net Punting 39.4 39.2 +0.2 obvious stat supporting Punt Returns 10.5 6.3 +4.2 the Commodores' 2012 Turnover Margin 0 +1 -1 improvement. In fact, the Time of Possession 30:11 29:53 +:18 '12 squad produced more Penalty Yards 44.9 50.2 +5.3 points, more total yards 3rd Down Conv. % (Off.) 34% 34% same and more first downs 3rd Down Conv. % (Def.) 34% 37% +4% on offense, and allowed QB Sacks 31 27 +4 fewer points on defense QB Sacks Allowed 24 27 +3 than their '11 counterparts. In 2012, Vanderbilt averaged 30.0 points, 3.3 more than in 2011. The 2012 team also averaged 40.6 more yards of offense: 38.8 passing and 1.8 rushing. The improved production allowed the 2012 Commodores to register 1.7 more first downs per game. The 2012 offense also is averaging 5.6 yards per play, a 0.3-yard improvement over 2011. On defense, the 2012 Commodores registered two shutouts for the first time in nearly 50 years and allowed 18.2 points per game, 3.4 points fewer than in 2011. The Commodores were improved in pass offense and pass defense in 2012. The offense's 138.9 pass efficiency rating last year was far superior to the 110.8 efficiency rating. Vanderbilt's pass efficiency on defense was 102.7 in 2012, eight points better than the previous year. The 2012 squad also has produced more sacks and allowed less sacks by opposing defenses. The 2012 team edition also was flagged for 5.3 fewer yards in penalties.

2012 Vanderbilt Offense RANKS AMONG PROGRAM's BEST EVER The 2012 Commodore offense ranked among the program's most potent units of the modern era. Coordinated by John Donovan, the offense produced 4,936 yards, the highest single-season total in modern history. The unit's average over 13 games was 379.7 yards, the highest yearly average since former SEC Offensive Player of the Year Jay Cutler was a senior quarterback in Vanderbilt's TOtal OFfense 2005. It ranks as the fourth highest Year Total Yardage YPG yearly total offense average since 1973 4,541 (11 games) 412.8 2005 4,352 (11 games) 395.6 the 1940s. 1987 4,329 (11 games) 393.5 For the first time since 1915, 2012 4,936 (13 games) 379.7 the Vanderbilt offense also tallied 1988 4,161 (11 games) 378.3 at least 40 points in five games. Most productive Commodore offenses The offense was extremely since World War II. balanced in 2012, getting 214.4 yards from the passing game and 166.3 yards on the rushing attack. Evidence of the balance is the Commodores have 114 rushing first downs and 109 passing first downs. The 2012 offense also was the first Vanderbilt unit ever to produce a 2,500-yard passer (Jordan Rodgers, 2,538 yards), 1,000-yard rusher (Zac Stacy, 1,141 yards) and 1,000-yard receiver (Jordan Matthews, 1,343 yards).

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2011-12 STAT COMPARISON

Vandy Staff: Fully Intact from 2012 Vanderbilt is the only Southeastern Conference program that will have its entire coaching staff intact from the 2012 season. It marks the first time since 2009 that the Commodore staff remained intact. Last year, Franklin added George Barlow and Josh Gattis as position coaches/assistant recruiting coordinators. Vanderbilt is one of nine schools from conferences affiliated with the BCS that will return intact staffs. The others are Baylor, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

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Vanderbilt Spring Notes Offensive Spring Goal: Replace Six Starters Back on Defense; Playmakers Rodgers, Stacy Productive Standouts return Several important playmakers will return in 2013 as Vanderbilt coaches look to build on the most impressive two-year offensive run in modern team history. While the Commodores return virtually the entire receiving corps intact and much of an improved offensive line, the staff will use spring drills to closely examine leading candidates for two vacancies sure to impact the 2013 season: quarterback and tailback. This spring, Offensive Coordinator John Donovan and his staff will start the process of Rushing Yards 2012 Total replacing two of the team's most Brian Kimbrow 413 yards, 3 TDs productive playmakers from a Wesley Tate 376 yards, 8 TDs year ago, running back Zac Stacy and quarterback Jordan Rodgers. Receiving Yards 2012 Total Stacy became the most decorated Jordan Matthews 1,323 yards, 8 TDs back in team history, posting Chris Boyd 774 yards, 5 TDs back-to-back 1,000 rushing yards W. Tate 116 yards, 1 TD en route to setting new CommoKris Kentera 98 yards, 2 TDs dore career standards with 3,145 rushing yards and 30 rushing TDs. Rodgers put together one of the best seasons ever by a Vanderbilt senior quarterback, passing for more than 2,500 yards and 15 TDs. Seven offensive starters are back from a 2012 unit that ranked among the most productive offenses in Vanderbilt history. Topping the list of returnees are Biletnikoff Award candidate Jordan Matthews at wide receiver and All-SEC offensive line prospect Wesley Johnson. They are backed by two-year wide receiver starters Chris Boyd and Jonathan Krause, and returning line starters Joe Townsend, Jake Bernstein and Andrew Bridges. Redshirt senior Austyn Carta-Samuels and talented redshirt freshman Patton Robinette will compete with two others for Rodgers' vacancy at quarterback. Carta-Samuels earned one start last year and transferred to Vanderbilt after starting the 2009-10 seasons at the University of Wyoming. Robinette is a former Tennessee prep player of the year who showed talent on the practice field last year. They will compete with spring enrollee Johnny McCrary and versatile sophomore Josh Grady. Two key running backs from Vanderbilt's Music City Bowl squad, redshirt senior Wesley Tate and sophomore Brian Kimbrow, are back to compete for the opening left by Stacy's graduation. Tate rushed for 376 yards and was most effective in short-yardage situations where he produced eight touchdowns. As a freshman, Kimbrow was an explosive threat, averaging 6.3 yards on 66 carries. It could be an important spring for two more running back candidates: redshirt sophomores Jerron Seymour and Derek King. Seymour missed the 2012 season, but posted five rushing touchdowns as a freshman in 2011. King is switching after playing defensive back last year.

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SiX Commodores at New Positions Six players will appear at new positions when drills start March 15. Versatile redshirt sophomore Josh Grady will see action at quarterback, shifting from wide receiver. Redshirt sophomore Derek King will move from cornerback to running back. A third redshirt sophomore Jacquese Kirk will switch from wide receiver to cornerback. Three redshirt freshmen – Torey Agee, Cory Batey and Adam Butler – are moving: Agee from defensive end to defensive tackle, Batey from receiver to strong safety, and Butler from offensive line to defensive tackle.

Six starters from a year ago are back for spring drills for a Commodore defensive staff that faces the task of replacing four key multi-year starters. The list of 2012 standouts back this spring includes the team's three top tacklers in seniors Kenny Ladler, Chase Garnham and Javon Marshall, defensive co-captain Walker May and All-Southeastern Conference recipient Andre Hal. Total Tackles 2012 Total The defensive staff guided Kenny Ladler, safety 90 by coordinator Bob Shoop will Chase Garnham, LB 84 begin the process of replacing Javon Marshall, safety 83 five seniors that greatly impacted Quarterback Sacks 2012 Total the Music City Bowl unit: interior Chase Garnham, LB 7 tackles Rob Lohr and Colt Nichter, Kyle Woestmann, end 6 end Johnell Thomas, linebacker Caleb Azubike, end 4 Archibald Barnes and cornerTackles for Loss 2012 Total back Trey Wilson. In 2012, Lohr C. Garnham, LB 12.5 provided the defense with 11 Karl Butler, LB 11.5 tackles for loss as a senior, Passes Defended 2012 Total Barnes ranked as the team's Andre Hal, CB 16 fourth leading tackler, Thomas produced his finest season as Forced Fumbles 2012 Total a senior, and Wilson topped the K. Woestmann, Darreon Herring 2 squad with three interceptions. The defensive staff has 21 letterwinners, including the six returning starters, back to combat the graduation losses. Six of the team's top seven tacklers from 2012 – Ladler, Garnham, Marshall, May, Hal and senior linebacker Karl Butler – are returning this spring. Among the other top key contributors expected at spring drills at redshirt junior end Kyle Woestmann and sophomore end Caleb Azubike, the team's No. 2 and No. 3 sack specialists from a year ago.

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Spear, Krause Top specialists; Staff Must Identify next Punter The Vanderbilt corps of specialists includes a record-setting senior placekicker and one of the top punt returners in recent team history. Carey Spear, an All-SEC selection in 2012 after booting a teamrecord 20 field goals, is expected to handle the team's placekicking and kickoff responsibilities. Spear gives the Commodores a strong-legged, accurate kicker who brings tremendous leadership abilities to the special team units. Senior Jonathan Krause became one of the SEC's top return specialists in 2012, averaging 11.2 yards on 25 punt returns. Krause, who took two punts for touchdowns last year, has the second best average of all SEC returners from the 2012 season. The Commodores do need to solve one key uncertainty this spring. For the first time in three years, Vanderbilt is in search of a starting punter following the graduation of Richard Kent, who developed into one of the nation's specialists. Colby Cooke, a highly regarded redshirt freshman, and promising walk-on Taylor Hudson will compete for the role in spring drills. Vanderbilt also returns junior Andrew East, a two-year starting snapper on all conversion and punt units. The team's top kick returners, sophomore Brian Kimbrow and senior Andre Hal, also are back. Both averaged more than 22 yards per return last year.

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Vanderbilt All-Star Prospects

Chris Boyd

R-Jr., Wide Receiver

Javon Marshall

Boyd had 50 catches for 774 yards and five TDs in 2012. He has 13 career TD receptions.

Marshall's 60 solo tackles is tied with teammate Kenny Ladler for the most by a returning SEC safety.

R-Sr., Safety

WALKER MAY R-Sr., Def. End

In 2012, May posted career highs in 2012 with 40 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks.

JORDAN MATTHEWS Sr., Wide Receiver

An early Biletnikoff Trophy candidate, Matthews was a first team All-SEC pick after topping the SEC with 94 receptions and set a team record with 1,323 receiving yards. He also averaged 109.6 receiving yards in eight SEC games.

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Chase Garnham Sr., Linebacker

Garnham ranks second among returning SEC linebackers with seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He also posted 84 total tackles in 2012.

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Vanderbilt All-Star Prospects Kyle Woestmann R-Jr., Def. End

Woestmann came on strong in second half of 2012 season, posting six sacks in last seven games.

Kenny Ladler Sr., Safety

Andre Hal

Ladler's 60 solo tackles from 2012 shares first among active conference safeties. He also produced 90 total tackles last year.

Sr., Cornerback A second team AllSEC pick in 2012, Hal ranks as the SEC's active leader with 16 passes defended from a year ago.

Wesley JOhnson

Carey Spear

The versatile Johnson was an honorable mention All-SEC pick as a third-year starter in 2012. He enters 2013 with 38 consecutive career starts. Johnson has never been flagged for holding. Johnson did not allow a sack last year while \ facing elite SEC ends.

Spear broke the team record with 20 field goals as a second team All-SEC pick in 2012. His 20 field goals are six more than any other returning kicker in the conference.

R-Sr., Offensive Line

Sr., Placekicker

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Vanderbilt Spring Notes Matthews-Boyd: SEC's Most Productive DUO Vanderbilt wide receivers Jordan Matthews and Chris Boyd return in 2013 after becoming the SEC's most productive receiving duo a year ago. Combined, Matthews and Boyd averaged 161.3 receiving yards per game, 6.1 yards more than the Texas A&M duo of Mike Evans and Ryan Swope (155.2 ypg). Matthews also set a new team record with 1,323 receiving yards, earning First Team All-SEC and Third Team All-America honors. Boyd also finished among the SEC Top Ten with 774 receiving yards.

SEC's TOp Receiving DUOS Team Vanderbilt Texas A&M Tennessee

SEC Duo Combined Rec. Yards (ypg) Jordan Matthews, Chris Boyd 161.3 Mike Evans, Ryan Swope 155.2 Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson 155.1

Vanderbilt's Top Career Receiving DUOS Year 2012 1983 2001 1988

Players (Yards) Combined Yards J. Matthews, 1,323; C. Boyd, 774 2,097 C. Scott, 971; K. Edwards , 909 1,880 D. Stricker, 1,079; M.J. Garrett, 455 1,534 B. Mitchell, 1,213; S. Kosanvich, 296 1,509

COMMODORES conclude 2012 RANKED IN Top 25 Vanderbilt's seven-game winning streak to cap the 2012 season enabled the Commodores to end the year ranked among the Top 25 for the first time in more than 60 years. The 9-4 Commodores impressed enough sportswriters to finish No. 20 in the final Associated Press Poll. In the final USA TodayCoaches Poll, Vanderbilt was ranked No. 23. It marks the first year since 1948 that Vanderbilt completed its season ranked in the AP Top 25. That year the 8-2-1 Commodores finished No. 12 in the AP Poll. The 1948 Vanderbilt squad ended its season with an eight-game win streak.

Vanderbilt IN FINAL 2012 POLLS Associated Press

USA Today-Coaches

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final ballot SCHOOL (rECOrD) VOTES Alabama (13-1) 1400 Oregon (12-1) 1322 Notre Dame (12-1) 1253 Georgia (12-2) 1213 Texas A&M (11-2) 1171 Stanford (12-2) 1167 South Carolina (11-2) 1064 Florida State (12-2) 942 Clemson (11-2) 916 Florida (11-2) 886 Kansas State (11-2) 841 LSU (10-3) 775 Louisville (11-2) 772 Boise State (11-2) 633 Oklahoma (10-3) 600 Northwestern (10-3) 580 Utah State (11-2) 444 Texas (9-4) 398 Oregon State (9-4) 366 Vanderbilt (9-4) 248 San Jose State (11-2) 244 Cincinnati (10-3) 186 Nebraska (10-4) 175 Northern Illinois 12-2) 156 Tulsa (11-3) 110

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final ballot SCHOOL (rECOrD) VOTES Alabama (13-1) 1475 Oregon (12-1) 1358 Ohio State (12-0) 1302 Notre Dame (12-1) 1288 Georgia (12-2) 1230 Texas A&M (11-2) 1230 Stanford (12-2) 1169 South Carolina (11-2) 1038 Florida (11-2) 933 Florida State (12-2) 922 Clemson (11-2) 889 Kansas State (11-2) 871 Louisville (11-2) 781 LSU (10-3) 756 Oklahoma (10-3) 615 Utah State (11-2) 456 Northwestern (10-3) 443 Boise State (11-2) 419 Texas (9-4) 358 Oregon State (9-4) 303 San Jose State (11-2) 243 Northern Illinois (12-2) 227 Vanderbilt (9-4) 180 Michigan (8-5) 147 Nebraska (10-4) 119

VAnderbilt Attendance ON THE Rise; 15% IncREASE on Campus in 2012 Vanderbilt officials hope to see upward trends in home attendance to continue after the Commodores 9-4 campaign in 2012. Last year, the Commodores hosted three sellouts, the most since 1996, and averaged 37,860 for six home dates, 15 percent higher than in 2011 when attendance totals improved over 2010 figures. Vanderbilt's double-digit attendance in 2012 was the highest in the SEC, and came during a season when college football attendance nationwide dipped 1.6% from 2011 figures. The Commodores hosted three sellouts on campus last year, the most in a single season since 1996. Vanderbilt played before 93.8% capacity crowds at home. To Vanderbilt players and coaches, the most positive aspect of the increased crowds is the growing popularity of Commodore football.

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VANDERBILT'S 2012 SEC, NCAA RANK 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

7 55 8 80 7 57 10 80 5 15 5 19 8 38 3 14 8 19 6 32 8 60 8 58 7 46 8 38 7 62 7 39 12 T-107 5 25 T-11 T-94 12 T-85 6 T-36 6 57 2 12 9 T-63 3 T-6 8 95 4 21 4 54

30.0 379.7 166.3 213.4 18.7 333.9 142.2 191.8 39.4 10.5 21.9 .0 (0) 138.9 102.4 5.9 44.9 34% 34% 76% 85% 2.9 (31) 1.9 (24) 7.5 (97) .9 (11) .4 (5) 18.9 18.2 30:11

Active Individuals Avg.

SEC NCAA

Jordan Matthews receptions receiving yards all-purpose yards Chris Boyd receptions receiving yards Brian Kimbrow kickoff returns Jonathan Krause punt returns Kyle Woestmann QB sacks Karl Butler tackles for loss Chase Garnham QB sacks tackles for loss Andre Hal passes defended Kenny Ladler tackles Walker May tackles for loss Carey Spear field goals points scored

2 16 2 9 4 56 12 12 10 69 4 21 T-15 14 T-8 T-73 12 T-87 2 T-23 T-11 T-18 3 T-16 9 T-98

7.2 (94) 101.8 113.0 3.9 (50) 59.5 22.1 11.2 .4 (6) .9 (11.5) .5 (7) 1.0 (12.5) 1.2 (16) 7.5 (90) .8 (10.5) 1.5 (20) 6.7 (87)

Spear Coming OFF All-SEC Recognition Carey Spear (Sr., PK) enters his final year after enjoying the best year ever Placekicking Rocord Record by a Vanderbilt placekicker. Most FGs in Season 20 Spear was voted Second Team Most Points Scored by PK (season) 87 All-SEC by the Associated Press after establishing a new Vanderbilt singleseason record with 20 field goals. Spear also ranked among the SEC's most accurate kickers. Spear finished the year third in the SEC with a 83.3 percent success rate. He was 20-of-24 on the season. He also made 11 of his 12 field goal attempts and was a perfect 14-of-14 inside 43 yards. Spear's misses are from 44, 44, 46 and 51 yards. Spear also set a new Vanderbilt single-season scoring mark for points by a kicker. The two-year co-captain finished the year with 87 points, 14 more than the former record set by Ricky Anderson in 1982.

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Vanderbilt Spring Notes VANDERBILT 2012 STAT COMPARISON Total Points TOUCHDOWNS SCORED POINTS PER GAME First Downs

matthews Holds Receiving Marks; CHASinG SEVERAL TEAM & SEC RECORDS Jordan Matthews (Sr., WR) has established himself as one of the finest receivers to ever wear the Black & Gold. In 2013, he'll begin making his case for inclusion alongside legendary receivers in the Southeastern Conference. After producing one of the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt receiver in 2012, Matthews enters his final season within reach of two important SEC career Category Total VU Rank receiving marks. He needs Receiving Yards (season) 1,323 (2012) 1st 804 receiving yards to Receptions (season) 94 (2012) 2nd break the all-time receiving Receiving Yards (career) 2,290 4th 150 5th yards record held by former Receptions (career) 17 T-5 Georgia standout Terrence Touchdown Catches (career) 100+ Receiving Games (season) 7 (2012) 1st Edwards. He also needs 100+ Receiving Games (career) 10 T-2 87 catches to surpass the SEC and Vanderbilt career record of 236 set by Earl Bennett from 2005-07. A 2013 Biletnikoff Award candidate, Matthews posted staggering numbers last year en route to becoming a First Team All-SEC and Third Team All-America selection. Matthews' 94-reception total is tied for the second Category Total VU Rank 94 (2012) T-2nd most catches ever by a SEC Receptions (season) Receiving Yards (season) 1,323 (2012) 5th player. His 1,323 receiving Career Receptions 87 catches shy of SEC mark yardage total ranks fifth on Career Rec. Yards 804 yards shy of SEC mark the SEC all-time charts.

MATTHEWS in TEAM RECORD BOOKS

Where MATTHEWS STANDS IN SEC

Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

Kick Returns: #-Yards Average Kick Return

PUnt Returns: #-Yards Average Punt Return

INT Returns: #-Yards Average Int. Return

Fumbles-Fumbles Lost Penalties: #-Yards

VANDY OPP. 390 47 30.0

246 236 114 107 109 113 23 16 2162 1848 2531 2247 369 399 524 482 4.1 3.8 166.3 142.2 25 17 2774 2493 207-350-5 232-432-11 7.9 5.8 13.4 10.7 213.4 191.8 17 7 4936 4341 874 914 5.6 4.7 379.7 333.9 40-874 53-1050 21.9 19.8 35-366 20-214 10.5 10.7 11-320 5-89 29.1 17.8

25-13

77-584 Average Per Game 44.9 Punts-Yards 61-2719 Average Per Punt 44.6 Net Punt Average 39.4 Time of PossESSION 30:11 3rd-Down Conversions 63/188 3rd Down Pct. 34% 4th-Down Conversions 17/30 4th Down Pct. 57% QB Sacks-Yards 31-196

FG Made/Attempts

RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS

243 27 18.7

20/24

25-7

89-716 55.1 79-3159 40.0 33.8 29:49 71/207 34% 9/27 33% 24-179

18/21

38-50 76% 33-39 85% 25-50 50% 17-39 44% 46-47 23-23

Note: Vanderbilt held a season advantage over its foes in every underlined stat total

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Vanderbilt SPRING Notes RIVALS.COM: Vandy 2013 Signees Among Nation's TOp 20 Classes On Feb. 1, Head Coach James Franklin and his coaching staff delivered on a promise to Vanderbilt fans by signing what recruiting experts regard as the best class of national prospects in team history. Franklin praised the 25-player class that ranks among the finest recruiting achievements of any coaching staff in the nation. According to Rivals.com, the class ranks 19th nationally, making it the highest ranked collection of signees in Commodore history. “This is a significant day in Vanderbilt football history,” Franklin said. “This signing class is further proof that Vanderbilt has arrived and intends to compete at the highest levels of college football. I’m incredibly happy to inform the Commodore Nation that the future of Vanderbilt Football is right now – and it’s brighter than ever.” The 2013 class includes 12 players on offense, 12 on defense and one kicking specialist. It features three prep All-Americans and 17 players that earned rare four-star evaluations from national recruiting services. Fifteen members of the class made appearances in prestigious postseason all-star games. Five different signees played huge roles on state championship squads. Twenty members of the class were senior captains. The recruiting effort attacked depth concerns. The signing class includes five wide receivers, five defensive backs, four defensive linemen, three linebackers and three tight ends. The 2013 signing class follows (signee bios are on pages 45-48): Signees Position Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School

Jalen Banks DB Tre Bell DB Nigel Bowden LB Oren Burks LB Carlos Burse WR Delando Crooks OL Jordan Cunningham WR Zach Cunningham LB Sean Dowling OL Taurean Ferguson DB Nathan Marcus TE Johnny McCrary QB Tommy Openshaw PK/P Mitchell Parsons TE Gerald Perry WR Latevius Rayford WR Darrius Sims DB Landon Stokes DE Brandon Vandenburg TE Mack Weaver DE Ralph Webb RB Ryan White DB DeAndre Woods WR Jay Woods DT Jonathan Wynn DE

5-11” 188 5-11” 170 6-1” 245 6-3” 200 6-2” 200 6-5” 275 6-1” 175 6-4” 205 6-6” 270 5-9” 180 6-5” 215 6-3” 200 6-2” 175 6-4” 245 5-10” 165 6’1” 180 5’9” 175 6’4” 220 6’5” 255 6’5” 248 5’10” 190 5’9” 178 6’3” 208 6’2” 280 6’4” 220

Markham, Ill./Thornton Township HS Union, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Macon, Ga./Central HS Fairfax Station, Va./South County HS Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta HS Atlanta, Ga./Carver HS Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./University HS Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley HS Fallbrook, Calif./Fallbrook Union HS Jonesboro, Ga./Jonesboro HS Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West HS Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove HS Jacksonville, Fla./Creekside HS Parker, Colo./Chaparral HS Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven HS Memphis, Tenn./Central HS Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven HS Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep Indio, Calif./College of the Desert CC Collierville, Tenn./Harding Acad. Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville H.S. Louisville, Ky./Trinity H.S. Clay, Ala./Clay-Chalkville H.S. Jackson, Ga./Jackson H.S. Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson H.S.

2012 Bowl: Vandy's Highest Point Total Vanderbilt's 38-point total in the 2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl was its highest point production in six all-time postseason appearance. The 14-point winning spread also marked the Commodores' largest winning margin in their bowl wins.

DIXON to MISS SPRING CONTACT The Commodores will start Spring Practice with only one returning letterwinner expected to miss contact drills. Barron Dixon (Jr., DT) will not participate in contact this spring. Dixon is expected to be ready when the team opens preseason camp in August.

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VANDERBILT PLAYER PARTICIPATION 2012 Career Consecutive Games 2012 Games Career Career Player Pos. Played Starts Played Starts Starts

Caleb Azubike DE 13 - 13 - Jake Bernstein OL 12 6 12 6 Chris Boyd WR 13 13 26 21 Andrew Bridges OL 12 9 25 15 Darien Bryant DE 9 - 9 - Karl Butler LB 13 13 38 13 Austyn Carta-Samuels QB 6 1 6 1 Steven Clarke CB 11 - 36 - Barron Dixon DT 13 - 21 - Andrew East SN 13 - 26 - Larry Franklin LB 13 - 13 - Chase Garnham LB 13 13 37 21 Blake Gowder LB/FB 4 - 4 - Josh Grady WR 13 2 13 2 Josh Gregory DB 2 - 2 - Andre Hal CB 13 13 38 15 Darreon Herring LB 13 - 13 - Casey Hughes LB 13 - 13 - Wesley Johnson OL 13 13 38 38 Kris Kentera TE 12 4 12 4 Brian Kimbrow RB 13 - 13 - Derek King CB 10 - 10 - Jacquese Kirk WR 3 - 3 - Jonathan Krause WR 13 8 38 23 Kenny Ladler S 12 12 37 27 Fitz Lassing FB 13 4 36 8 Javon Marshall S 13 13 32 20 Jordan Matthews WR 13 13 37 25 Walker May DE 13 13 33 22 Jahmel McIntosh S 10 - 10 - Trent Pruitt WR 8 - 11 - Spencer Pulley OL 4 4 12 4 Steven Scheu TE 12 7 12 7 Jake Sealand LB 9 - 9 - Jerron Seymour RB - - 13 - Jimmy Stewart DE 11 - 11 - Carey Spear PK 13 13 38 13 Wesley Tate WR 13 - 37 4 Vince Taylor DT 13 - 25 - Joe Townsend OL 11 9 17 9 Dillon van der Wal TE 8 - 20 - Chase White OL 13 - 24 4 Kellen Williams LB 7 - 7 - Andrew Williamson S 13 - 13 - Kyle Woestmann DE 13 - 26 -

6 20 13 13 1 13 38 1 9 14 16 20 13 7 -

FACTS ON OL Wesley JOhnson Vanderbilt All-SEC candidate Wesley Johnson has started 38 games and played four offensive line positions along with tight end. But here's a few tidbits you probably didn't know about one of the SEC's top linemen. • Johnson has never been called for a single holding penalty. • Facing elite SEC players, Johnson has given up just 6.5 sacks on 1,021 career pass attempts, or one sack every 157 pass plays. • Johnson did not allow a single quarterback sack in 2012. • Johnson has produced 152 knockdown blocks, 37 intimidation blocks and 106 blocks that led to a Commodore touchdown or first down. • Johnson has been on the field for every Vanderbilt touchdown and PAT for the last three seasons. • Johnson has played 2,364 career snaps: 1,578 at left tackle, 457 at center, 252 at right tackle, 108 at left guard and 67 at tight end. He has played 98.3 percent of the team's snaps over the last three years.

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PRE-SPRING POSITION CHART BY ELIGIBILITY OFFENSE WR 87 Jordan Matthews 9 Trent Pruitt 81 Alex Grecco WR 80 Chris Boyd 85 Trey Wilkins WR 17 Jonathan Krause 8 Tip McKenzie QB 6 Austyn Carta-Samuels 7 Josh Grady 4 Patton Robinette 2 Johnny McCrary RB 24 Wesley Tate 47 Tyler Anders 29 Will Fritz 33 Derek King 3 Jerron Seymour 25 Brian Kimbrow FB/HB 38 Fitz Lassing 47 Blake Gowder 45 Joseph Hoffman 41 Chris Martin TE 89 Dillon van der Wal 82 Kris Kentera 81 Steven Scheu OT 67 Wesley Johnson 50 Andrew Jelks OG 79 Ryan Brockway 53 Jake Bernstein 74 Will Holden C 57 Joe Townsend 77 Spencer Pulley OG 73 Chase White 56 Barrett Gouger 78 Kevin McCoy OT 52 Andrew Bridges 66 Blake Fromang 72 Sean Dowling

DEFENSE 6-3, 205, Sr. 5-9, 180, R-Jr. 5-10, 175, So. 6-4, 205, R-Jr. 5-11, 205, Jr. 5-11, 192, Sr. 5-8, 180, R-Fr. 6-1, 218, R-Sr. 6-0, 195, R-So. 6-4, 208, R-Fr. 6-3, 208, Fr. 6-1, 224, R-Sr. 5-10, 192, Jr. 5-7, 175, Jr. 5-11, 206, R-So. 5-7, 192, R-So. 5-8, 185, So. 6-3, 242, Sr. 6-2, 230, R-Jr. 5-10, 205, So. 5-10, 230, R-Fr. 6-6, 255, Jr. 6-4, 232, R-So. 6-5, 255, R-So. 6-5, 295, R-Sr. 6-6, 292, R-Fr. 6-5, 285, Sr. 6-4, 305, R-So. 6-6, 295, R-Fr. 6-4, 310, Jr. 6-4, 300, R-So. 6-5, 290, R-Sr. 6-4, 305, R-Fr. 6-5, 300, R-Fr. 6-6, 275, R-Jr. 6-7, 295, R-Fr. 6-6, 275, Fr.

DE DT DT DE OLB MLB OLB CB SS FS CB

92 Kyle Woestmann 56 Darien Bryant 55 Caleb Azibuke 94 Torey Agee 69 Adam Butler 53 Vince Taylor 93 Ladarius Banks 98 Will Trepp 90 Walker May 54 Jimmy Stewart 45 Stephen Weatherly 18 Patrick Sutton 42 Kellen Williams 35 Darreon Herring 40 Ja'karri Thomas 36 Chase Garnham 51 Hunter Bowman 13 Jake Sealand 11 Harding Harper 28 Karl Butler 22 Casey Hughes 30 Larry Franklin 23 Andre Hal 19 Jacquese Kirk 38 Alex Hysong 2 Brandon Banks 31 Javon Marshall 43 Scot Aiello 27 Jahmel McIntosh 32 Andrew Williamson 10 Cory Batey 1 Kenny Ladler 49 Josh Gregory 39 Dane Stubbs 12 Steven Clarke 21 Paris Head 5 Torren McGaster

6-3, 255, R-Jr. 6-4, 235, R-So. 6-4, 258, So. 6-4, 280, R-Fr. 6-4, 298, R-Fr. 6-2, 305, R-Jr. 6-2, 292, R-Fr. 5-11, 260, So. 6-5, 255, R-Sr. 6-4, 245, R-So. 6-5, 250, R-Fr. 6-0, 220, Sr. 6-1, 225, Jr. 6-2, 222, So. 6-1, 222, R-Fr. 6-3, 232, Sr. 5-11, 220, Jr. 6-2, 225, So. 6-2, 235, R-Fr. 6-1, 215, Sr. 6-1, 218, Jr. 6-1, 214, R-So. 6-0, 186, Sr. 6-0, 178, R-So. 5-10, 175, Jr. 5-10, 165, R-Fr. 5-10, 195, R-Sr. 5-10, 185, Jr. 6-1, 200, R-So. 6-1, 208, R-So. 6-0, 210, R-Fr. 6-1, 202, Sr. 5-11, 178, Jr. 5-9, 180, So. 5-10, 198, Sr. 6-0, 186, R-Fr. 6-1, 195, R-Fr.

LIKELY TO MISS THE SPRING; RETURN FOR FALL CAMP DT 44 Barron Dixon 6-4, 304, Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS P PK HOL

29 16 39 16 94 9 4

Taylor Hudson Colby Cooke Carey Spear Colby Cooke Xavier Morse Trent Pruitt Patton Robinette

6-3, 210, Jr. 6-3, 208, R-Fr. 5-10, 190, Sr. 6-3, 208, R-Fr. 5-10, 180, Jr. 5-9, 180, R-Jr. 6-4, 208, R-Fr.

SN KOR PR

34 Andrew East 23 Andre Hal 25 Brian Kimbrow 17 Jonathan Krause 87 Jordan Matthews

6-2, 230, R-Jr. 6-0, 186, Sr. 5-8, 185, So. 5-11, 192, Sr. 6-3, 205, Sr.

LIKELY TO MISS THE SPRING; RETURN FOR FALL CAMP SN 61 Connor Morrison 6-0, 235, Jr.

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2013 Vanderbilt Spring rosteR OFFENSE BY POSITION QUARTERBACKS 2 4 6 7

Johnny McCrary Fr. Patton Robinette R-Fr. A. Carta-Samuels R-Sr. Josh Grady R-So.

RUNNING BACKS 3 24 25 29 33 35 38 41 45 47 47

Jerron Seymour Wesley Tate Brian Kimbrow Will Fritz Derek King Hasan Clayton Fitz Lassing Chris Martin Joseph Hoffman Blake Gowder Tyler Anders

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

WIDE RECEIVERS 8 9 17 80 81 85 87 88

Tip McKenzie R-Fr. Trent Pruitt R-Jr. Jonathan Krause Sr. Chris Boyd R-Jr. Alex Grecco Jr. Trey Wilkins Jr. Jordan Matthews Sr. Erik Allen So.

TIGHT ENDS/H-BACKS 81 Steven Scheu R-So. 82 Kris Kentera R-So. 89 Dillon van der Wal Jr.

OFFENSIVE LINE 50 52 53 56 57 66 67 72 73 74 77 78 79

Andrew Jelks Andrew Bridges Jake Bernstein Barrett Gouger Joe Townsend Blake Fromang Wesley Johnson Sean Dowling Chase White Will Holden Spencer Pulley Kevin McCoy Ryan Brockway

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

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Year

CL

Hometown/High School (Other)

1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 29 30 31 32 33 34 35* 35 36 38* 38 39 39* 40 41 42 43

Kenny Ladler Johnny McCrary Brandon Banks Jerron Seymour Patton Robinette Torren McGaster Austyn Carta-Samuels Josh Grady Tip McKenzie Trent Pruitt Cory Batey Harding Harper Steven Clarke Jake Sealand Colby Cooke Jonathan Krause Patrick Sutton Jacquese Kirk Paris Head Casey Hughes Andre Hal Wesley Tate Brian Kimbrow Jahmel McIntosh Karl Butler Will Fritz Taylor Hudson Larry Franklin Javon Marshall Andrew Williamson Derek King Andrew East Hasan Clayton Darreon Herring Chase Garnham Alex Hysong Fitz Lassing Carey Spear Dane Stubbs Ja’karri Thomas Chris Martin Kellen Williams Scot Aiello

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

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

202 212 165 192 208 195 218 195 180 180 210 235 198 225 208 192 220 178 186 218 186 224 185 200 215 175 210 214 202 208 206 230 190 222 232 175 242 190 190 222 230 225 185

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

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

Stone Mtn., Ga./Stephenson Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove Brandywine, Md./Gwynn Park Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah Maryville, Tenn./Maryville Daphne, Ala./Daphne Saratoga, Calif./Bellarmine Tampa, Fla./Armwood Natchez, Miss./Trinity Episcopal Fitzgerald, Ga./Fitzgerald Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth Montgomery, Ala./Carver Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Anderson Tucker, Ga./Tucker Goochland, Va./Goochland Snellville, Ga./So. Gwinnett Charleston, S.C./Bishop England Jasper, Ala./Walker Lawrenceville, Ga./Buford Reading, Pa./Mifflin Port Allen, La./Port Allen Hendersonville, Tenn./Pope John Paul II Memphis, Tenn./East Cleveland, Miss./Cleveland LaPlace, La./Brother Martin Cincinnati, Ohio/Country Day Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty 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 Bethesda, Md./Whitman Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Mayfield Village, Ohio/Mayfield Covington, La./St. Paul's Tallahassee, Fla./Godby Princeton, N.J./Princeton Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange Franklin, Tenn./Centennial

KICKERS/PUNTERS

COACHING STAFF

KICKERS/PUNTERS

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

16 Colby Cooke 29 Taylor Hudson 39 Carey Spear

R-Fr. R-So. Sr.

SNAPPERS 34 Andrew East R-Jr. 61 Connor Morrison R-So.

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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Year

CL

Hometown/High School (Other)

44 45* 45 46 47* 47 49 50 51 52 53* 53 54 55 56 56* 57 61 66 67 69 72 73 74 77 78 79 80 81* 81 82 85 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 94* 98

Barron Dixon DT Joseph Hoffman FB Stephen Weatherly DE Damon Cole CB Tyler Anders RB Blake Gowder FB Josh Gregory CB Andrew Jelks OL Hunter Bowman LB Andrew Bridges OL Jake Bernstein OL Vince Taylor DT Jimmy Stewart DE Caleb Azubike DE Darien Bryant DE Barrett Gouger OL Joe Townsend OL Connor Morrison SN Blake Fromang OL Wesley Johnson OL Adam Butler DT Sean Dowling OL Chase White OL Will Holden OL Spencer Pulley OL Kevin McCoy OL Ryan Brockway OL Chris Boyd WR Alex Grecco WR Steven Scheu TE Kris Kentera TE Trey Wilkins WR Jordan Matthews WR Erik Allen WR Dillon van der Wal TE Walker May DE Kyle Woestmann DE Ladarius Banks DT Torey Agee DT Xavier Morse PK Will Trepp SN * duplicate jersey numbers

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

304 205 250 165 192 230 178 292 220 275 305 305 245 258 235 305 310 235 295 295 298 275 290 295 300 300 285 205 175 255 232 205 205 180 255 255 255 292 280 180 260

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

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

Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee Scarsdale, N.Y./Edgemont Snellville, Ga./Shiloh Pearl, Miss./Park Place Christian Richlands, Va./Graham Blairsville, Ga./Union County 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 Pickerington, Ohio/North Pickerington Soddy Daisy, Tenn./Baylor Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville Edmond, Okla./Casady Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville Fallbrook, Calif./Fallsbrook Union Plano, Texas/Plano West Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay Germantown,Tenn./Evangelical Brandon, Fla./Armwood Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola Roswell, Ga./Roswell Warwich, R.I./Bishop Hendricksen Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek Cordova, Tenn./St. Benedict Madison, Ala./Madison Academy Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield Woodland Hills, Calif./Oaks Christian Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian Marietta, Ga./Walton Dallas, Ga./East Paulding Opelika, Ala./Opelika Cambridge, Mass./Buckingham Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich

PLAYERS Andre Hal (HAL) Jacquese (juh-KWEESE) Kirk Steven Scheu (SHOY) Jerron (juh-RON) Seymour Kyle Woestmann (West-man)

COACHES Ricky Rahne (RON-nee)

PUNTS

17 Jonathan Krause Sr. 87 Jordan Matthews Sr.

KICKOFFS

12 Steven Clarke 23 Andre Hal 25 Brian Kimbrow

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DEFENSIVE TACKLES 44 Barron Dixon 53 Vince Taylor 69 Adam Butler 93 Ladarius Banks 94 Torey Agee 98 Will Trepp

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

DEFENSIVE ENDS 45 54 55 56 90 92

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

LINEBACKERS 11 13 18 22 28 30 35 36 40 42 51

Harding Harper R-Fr. Jake Sealand So. Patrick Sutton Sr. Casey Hughes Jr. Karl Butler Sr. Larry Franklin R-So. Darreon Herring So. Chase Garnham Sr. Ja'karri Thomas R-Fr. Kellen Williams Jr. Hunter Bowman So.

DEFENSIVE BACKS 2 5 12 19 21 23 38 46

Brandon Banks Torren McGaster Steven Clarke Jacquese Kirk Paris Head Andre Hal Alex Hysong Damon Cole

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

SAFETIES

RETURNERS

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Sr. Sr. So.

1 10 27 31 32 39 43 49

Kenny Ladler Sr. Cory Batey R-Fr. Jahmel McIntosh R-So. Javon Marshall R-Sr. Andrew Williamson R-So. Dane Stubbs So. Scot Aiello Jr. Josh Gregory Jr.

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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 school history three years in a row and mentored a squad that earned the AFCA Academic Achievement Award in 2012. 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 publicly 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's morning show and other national outlets. Hired as the first African-American head coach in Vanderbilt gridiron history on Dec. 17, 2010, Franklin's off-the-field accomplishments have been

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FRANKLIN COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS BACK-TO-BACK BOWL APPEARANCES

Franklin has guided Vanderbilt to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history. Before Franklin became the head coach, the Commodores played in just four bowls in 120 years.

MOST WINS IN A SEASON SINCE WORLD WAR I

Vanderbilt concluded the 2012 season 9-4. The win total matches a school record that dates back to World War I.

EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE, RESTRICTIVE DEFENSE

The 2012 Vanderbilt offense topped 40 points in five games for the first time since 1915. The Commodores also ranked in the Top 20 nationally in both scoring defense and total defense.

DECISIVE VICTORIES IN CONFERENCE PLAY

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

MOST SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE WINS SINCE 1935

Vanderbilt was 5-3 in SEC play in 2012. The program’s only other five-win SEC season came in 1935.

EXPERIENCING NOVEMBER SUCCESS

Vanderbilt was 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 in 2012, the most since 1996. Total home attendance spiked 15 percent from 2011.

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HEAD COACH james franklin outstanding, but the results on the field have simply been staggering. In his initial 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 circles around what he achieved in 2011 and more, much more. Franklin celebrates a touchdown with players. He guided Vanderbilt to a 9-4 season, matching the school record for wins (1915), and ending the season with the longest winning streak in the SEC, having won seven straight. It was Vanderbilt's longest win streak since an eight-game streak in 1948. The 'Dores capped the season with a 38-24 win over No. Carolina State in the Music City Bowl. After the victory Franklin also was named as a finalist for National Coach of the Year honors from the Bryant Awards. Vanderbilt finished among the nation's best in a number of defensive statistical categories, ranking No. 6 in pass efficiency defense, No. 14 in pass defense, No. 15 in scoring defense and No. 19 on total defense. In 2012, Vanderbilt’s SEC wins came at Missouri, Kentucky and Ole Miss and at home against Auburn and Tennessee. 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 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 15-11 overall record. The 15 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-SEC games in 2011, Vanderbilt's first unblemished non-conference mark 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 were installed in place of natural grass. A multi-purpose facility will open in the fall of 2013. In his first season at Vanderbilt, Franklin led the 'Dores to the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The team totally reversed two consecutive seasons of disappointment by earning the fifth bowl appearance in school history.

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More on franklin THE FRANKLIN FILE AGE: 40 CAREER RECORD: 15-11 (third 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

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

Named as finalist for Bear Bryant Awards' National Coach of the Year honor after 2012 season... Win total after two seasons at Vanderbilt (15) is the most by second-year Commodore coach since 1904... Guides Commodores to 9-4 record in 2012, tying school record for wins dating back to World War I... Guided team to 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...Eight players earn postseason recognition, including defensive back Casey Hayward (2011 All-America by Walter Camp Foundation) and offensive record setters Zac Stacy and Jordan Matthews... 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)

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.

2006-07 Kansas State (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

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 plays 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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FRANKLIN'S VANDERBILT STAFF JOHN DONOVAN Offensive Coordinator/Backs

In 2012, Donovan's offense produced 390 points and 4,936 yards, the highest totals in modern team history... Unit's 30.0-point scoring average was highest since 1916... His top pupil, 2-time All-SEC RB Zac Stacy became the team's all-time leader with 3,143 rushing yards and 30 rushing touchdowns... Stacy also became 1st Commodore to produce back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Bob SHOOP Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Shoop's two-year stint has produced superb defenses... In 2011-12, Shoop's units have ranked among the NCAA Top 20 in several key defensive categories, including scoring defense and total defense... Came from four-year stint guiding excellent units at William & Mary.

brent pry Asst. HC/Co-Def. Coordinator/LBs

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

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 earned All-SEC honors after making 20 FGs... Richard Kent set a career high with 44.8-yard punting avg.

George Barlow Def. Recruiting Coord./DBs

A new addition in 2012, Barlow mentored first-year starting CB Andre Hal to second team All-SEC honors... Another CB starter, senior Trey Wilson broke team record with five career interception returns for touchdowns... Started 2011 campaign as New Mexico's defensive coordinator, then was named interim head coach after fourth game.

Josh Gattis Off. Recruiting Coordinator/WRs

In first year at Vanderbilt, mentored the finest WR duo (Jordan Matthews & Chris Boyd) in team history... Tandem combined for 144 catches, 2,097 yards and 13 TDs, with Matthews earning All-SEC after setting new team mark with 1,323 receiving yards... As assistant at Western Michigan in 2011, mentored WR Jordan White to best season in WMU history (140 catches, 1,911 yards).

herb hand Run Game Coordinator/Off. Line

Staff's longest-tenured coach (2010)... Has done remarkable job blending veterans with several young prospects... His most experienced player, Wesley Johnson, ranks among the SEC's most elite and versatile OL... In 2012, unit allowed offense to produce highest point total in nearly a century.

Ricky Rahne Quarterbacks

Cornell grad... In 2012, helped Jordan Rodgers to one of best seasons ever by VU QB: 60% completion rate, 2,539 passing yards, 15 TDs and just five INTs... In 2011 helped Larry Smith increase completion percentage to career-high 55%... Recruited 2012 All-America QB Collin Klein to Kansas State... Worked with Josh Freeman at K-State.

Sean Spencer Defensive Line

In 2011 coached DE Tim Fugger to All-SEC honors ... Helped several underclass interior linemen, including Kyle Woestmann and Caleb Azubike, develop key roles in 2012...Emotional mentor who encourages players to attack like "wild African dogs".


GUIDING back-to-Back Bowls & Beyond IN 2011-12, 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.

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.

COMEBACK SEALS win IN OXFORD H Nov. 10, 2012

Trailing 23-6 early in the third quarter, the Commodores rally with a lastminute 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

National Signing Day H Feb. 1, 2012

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.

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.

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

packed house for uniform unveiling event H July 11, 2012

ACCEPTING A MUSIC CITY POSTSEASON INVITE H Dec. 2, 2012

Commodore players celebrate with nearly 2,000 fans in the Student Life Center 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.

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 while introducing white helmets to the Commodore uniform collection.

CLAIMING A 7th STRAIGHT WIN AT THE MUSIC CITY BOWL H Dec. 31, 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.

OWNING THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT WITh HOME OPENER H Aug. 30, 2012

For the first time in Vanderbilt history, the Commodores make back-to-back bowlappearances. Before a highly partisan Vanderbilt crowd, Franklin guides the 'Dores earn a 38-24 victory over North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl. The 9-4 Commodores exit the season ranked in the final AP Poll for the first time since 1948. The team's seven-game win streak ranks as the longest active streak in the SEC.

FINALIST FOR Bryant Awards' Coach of the Year Honor H Jan. 17, 2013

Franklin's 'Dores own the national spotlight as they kick off ESPN's 2012 coverage of college football by hosting South Carolina on Thursday night.

After guiding the Commodores to their most victories since the 1915 season, Franklin becomes the first Vanderbilt coach to be named as a finalist for the Bear Bryant Awards' Coach of the Year Trophy.

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

A COMMODORE SIGNING CLASS LIKE NONE OTHER H Feb. 6, 2013

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.

For the first time in team history, the Commodores' 2013 signing class is among the Top 20 classes by Rivals.com. While all 26 signees have threestar ratings, 13 from the class boast four-star consideration.

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commodore coaches JOHN

DONOVAN

Offensive Coordinator•RBs 3rd year on Vanderbilt staff Donovan's offense continues to be a huge hit at Vanderbilt, a team that struggled with production prior to the arrival of James Franklin and Donovan, Franklin's top assistant at Maryland. In 2012, Donovan's offense was the most productive in modern-day Commodore history. The unit produced 390 points and 4,936 total yards, both figures that are unmatched on the Vanderbilt campus since the 1910s. Donovan's balanced attack resulted in three of the finest individual seasons Donovan's offense, led by all-time rushing leader ever by Vanderbilt Zac Stacy, receiver Jordan Matthews and quarterplayers. Senior Zac back Jordan Rodgers, averaged 39.8 points during Stacy became the most the Commodores' six-game win streak to conclude decorated running back in team history, setting the regular season. It also topped 40 points in five career record with games, the most by a Vanderbilt squad since 1915. 3,143 rushing yards and 30 rushing TDs. Stacy also became the first Commodore to ever produce back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews set a team single-season record with 1,323 receiving yards. His 94-reception total also ranks No. 2 all-time among Commodores. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers also produced a career season, passing for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns. The offense also showed marked improvement in turnovers and third down efficiency. Donovan also overlooks the play of Commodore running backs. Besides helping Stacy to the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt back, Donovan mentored Wesley Tate and Brian Kimbrow in 2012. They combined for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns.

allowed just 191.8 yards ranked third in the SEC, helping the Commodores to the conference's fifth best total defense (339.9 ypg). Shoop's attacking squad performs well in third down situations. Shoop's unit owns one of the most impressive In 2012, the unit ranked defensive streaks in the nation. According to ESPN, fifth in the SEC – and 25th in the NCAA – in the Commodores have not allowed a touchdown third down success. The beyond 20 yards in 455 plays. The last time 'Dores allowed just 18.2 Vanderbilt gave up a touchdown beyond its red zone first downs, fourth best in was against Florida in the sixth game of the season. the SEC. The pressuring unit also producing tackles for losses in bunches. The squad ranked second in the SEC last year with 97 tackles for loss. Shoop's defense enjoyed widespread success with limited individual recognition. Cornerback Andre Hal was the only Commodore to garner All-SEC honors. He also mentored Vanderbilt's rapidly-developing safeties, Kenny Ladler and Javon Marshall. The duo shared the team lead with 60 total tackles each.

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BANKINS

Special Teams Coordinator•TEs 3rd year on Vanderbilt staff Bankins continued his remarkable job of coaching Vanderbilt special teams during the 2012 season. Behind the placekicking of Carey Spear and the punting of Richard Kent, the Commodores put together arguably the finest combined special teams effort in team history. Spear was sensational, earning All-SEC honors after setting school records with 20 field goals and 87 points scored by a kicker. He also ranked among the SEC's most accurate kickers, hitting 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts (20-of-24). Kent wasn't outdone by Spear. The third-year starter averaged 44.9 yards, the fourth highest single-season average ever by a Commodore. For the first time in team history, both of His outstanding ability to directionally punt Vanderbilt's specialists from the 2012 season was extremely effective received All-Southeastern Conference recognition in in limiting returns and the same season. Kicker Carey Spear was named pinning teams deep inside Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press writers; their 20-yard line. punter Richard Kent earned Second Team All-SEC Junior Jonathan honors from the head coaches. 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 the first Vanderbilt player since 1968 to register two punt returns for touchdowns in the same season. 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 18 receptions and three TD catches.

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BOB

SHOOP

Defensive Coordinator•Safeties 3rd 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. The 2012 defense ranks among the NCAA's Top 20 in several key categories, including 14th in pass defense, 15th in scoring defense and 19th in total defense The unit 18.6-point scoring defense has been bettered only once (18.5 ppg in 1997) in the last 30 years on campus. The team's pass defense that

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Commodore coaches George

Barlow

Def. Recruiting Coordinator•DBs 2nd 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. 14 in the NCAA – and third in the SEC – in pass defense, allowing just 191.8 yards. Barlow also did a superb job helping to develop first-year starting cornerback Andre Hal. Barlow continued the recent run of outstanding The junior was named Vanderbilt cornerbacks. First-year starter Andre second team All-SEC Hal turned plenty of heads, ranking second in the after contributing a pair SEC in passes defended. Hal also became the fifth of interceptions and 16 Commodore DB in the last six years to earn All-SEC passes defended as a recognition. Senior Trey Wilson put together another shutdown cover opposite solid year, and established a new team all-time Trey Wilson, who ended record by returning two interceptions for touchdowns, his career with the most running his career total to four. touchdown returns off interceptions of any Commodore. Barlow is 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).

Matthews-Boyd tandem totalled 144 catches and 2,097 receiving yards, 217 yards more than the next closest Commodore duo. Matthews was superb, earnig First Team All-SEC and Third Team All-America In 2011-12, Gattis' pupils have enjoyed staggering honors by ranking success at the wide receiver position. In 2012, Jordan among the NCAA's Matthews enjoyed arguably the greatest year ever by Top Ten receivers a Vanderbilt receiver – 94 catches, 1,323 yards, eight with 94 catches and 1,323 receiving yards. TDs. In 2011, Gattis' top WR at Western Michigan, Boyd also enjoyed a Jordan White, posted staggering totals: 140 catches for sensational season 1,911 receiving yards and 17 TDs. with 50 catches and 774 receiving yards. They also combined to catch 13 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

Run Game Coordinator/Off. Line 4th year on Vanderbilt staff Hand continues to get excellent production from an offensive line that has lacked ideal size and depth. In 2012, 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. After the 2012 season, Hand added the duties of run game coordinator. 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 limited snaps at center, Hand's coaching job at Vanderbilt continues to get the moved into Johnson's attention of others. Two of his pupils – Wesley Johnson vacant left tackle role and Joe Townsend – received SEC Offensive Lineman and also performed at a of the Week honors after their outstanding individual high level. effort in Commodore victories. The unit helped pave Several other the way for a balanced attack that produced more members of Hand's points than other Vanderbilt offense since 1915. corps performed well as the Commodores featured their most potent attacks in the team's modern-day gridiron history. Sophomore Joe Townsend and redshirt freshman Jake Bernstein were extremely productive when inserted during the season at center and guard, respectively. This spring, Hand also will mentor his deepest corps of offensive linemen, including five highly regarded redshirt freshmen.

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Josh

Gattis

Off. Recruiting Coordinator•WRs 2nd year on Vanderbilt staff In his first year with the Commodores, Gattis mentored the most productive wide receiving tandem in team history. Gattis, who joined the Commodores after a successful season at Western Michigan, helped develop the talents of Jordan Matthews and Chris Boyd. Combined, Matthews and Boyd put together receiving statistics unmatched by any other Vanderbilt duo. The

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commodore coaches BRENT

SEAN

PRY

SPENCER

Assistant Head Coach• Co-Defensive Coordinator•LBs 3rd 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 the end of the 2012 season. Pry got career seasons from returning starters Chase Garnham and Archibald Barnes, developed Karl Butler into a quality third starter, and introduced three first-year players into key reserve roles. During the offseason, Franklin promoted Pry to assistant head coach. After being urged to move to middle linebacker by Pry, Garnham topped the corps with 43 solo tackles and 84 total tackles. Garnham Pry's ability to develop freshmen Darreon Herring also ranked among the SEC's top linebackers and Jake Sealand into key contributors last year with seven sacks and helped solve a depth issue at the position. The duo 12.5 tackles for loss. combined for 57 tackles and three forced fumbles. Barnes had 66 tackles while Butler added 48 tackles. Pry also mentored a pair of true freshmen, Darreon Herring and Jake Sealand, and redshirt freshman Larry Franklin into key reserve contributors. The trio combined for 75 total tackles.

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Defensive Line 3rd 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 Walker May, Kyle Woestmann and 2011 SEC All-Freshman recipient Caleb Azubike, and tackles Barren Dixon and Vince Taylor, enjoyed career seasons in 2012 under Spencer's guidance. In just two years, Spencer has developed Six different players coached by Spencer posted one of the deepest lines in career highs in total tackles, tackles for loss or recent Vanderbilt memory. quarterback sacks during 2012. Up to five players rotated effectively in 2012 at both the end and tackle positions. May, a co-captain in 2012, posted 10.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks last year. Woestmann closed the season in superb fashion, totalling six sacks. Azubike set a new team record for true freshmen with four sacks. The defensive tackle position is led by juniors Darren Dixon, who contributed 22 total tackles last year, and Vince Taylor, who added 14 stops.

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RICKY

DWIGHT

RAHNE

GALT

Quarterbacks 3rd year on Vanderbilt staff Ricky Rahne's work with senior Jordan Rodgers in 2012 helped produce one of the finest campaigns ever by a Vanderbilt quarterback. Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, prospered under Rahne's guidance. Rodgers' season totals of 2,539 passing yards, 191 completions and 15 TD passes rank among the team's Top Ten single-season passing charts. More importantly, Rodgers substantially improved as an efficient quarterback during his final season. Rodgers pushed his completion percentage to a One year after completing just 50 percent of his passes, career-best 60% and Jordan Rodgers was a totally different QB as a senior ranked among the SEC in 2012. He completed 60% of his passes, threw for the leaders with just five fifth highest yardage total ever by a Commodore, and interceptions. compiled one of the SEC's best TD-to-INT ratios. Rahne, who worked with Josh Freeman at Kansas State and also recruited eventual All-America Collin Klein to K-State, also used the 2012 season to develop junior transfer Austyn Carta-Samuels and first-year freshman Patton Robinette.

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Dir., Performance Enhancement 3rd year on Vanderbilt staff Vanderbilt Football student-athletes continue to flourish under the strength and conditioning program instituted two years ago 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 winter training effort, aimed at maximizSupreme conditioning continues to be a big factor in ing results prior to spring Vanderbilt's success under James Franklin. In the last drills, was extremely two years, the Commodores have reversed historical successful this year. second half scoring trends. In 2011-12, the 'Dores More than 80 percent of outscored their opponents 353--264 after halftime. the Commodore roster have established new personal bests in lifting during the winter conditioning. More proof of the strength effort: each 2012 signee have added an average of 12.2 pounds since since arriving on campus last summer.

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University, athletics officials

Nicholas S. Zeppos

David Williams II

Richard McCarty

Kevin Colon

Jemal Griffin

Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Vice Chancellor, Director of 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.

Derham Cato

Chandler Henley

Ryan Anderson

LaMar Morgan

Charles Walker

Associate Director, Conditioning

Assistant Director, Conditioning

Graduate Assistant, Offense

Graduate Assistant, Offense

Graduate Assistant, Defense

Graduate Assistant, Defense

Quality Control, Defense

Andrea Cain

Beverly Brothers

Charlotte Siegel

Larry Leathers

Kyle Parkinson

Dr. Kurt Spindler

Admin. Assistant, Football Staff

Admin. Assistant, Head Coach

Sports Information Director

Assistant Sports Information Director

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Justin Wenzel

Matt Ruland Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Dr. Warne Fitch

Dr. Harrison Shull

Tracy Campbell

Justin Matlage

Sabrina Rosson

Team Physician

Team Physician

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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John Thorpe 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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Torey

Caleb

R-Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 280 Opelika, Ala. H Opelika HS 2012 Agee redshirted during his first year on campus, working hard in the weight room 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

Jr. H Defensive Back H 5-10 • 185 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.

So. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 258 Nashville, Tenn. H McGavock HS 2012 Azubike enjoyed one of the finest campaigns ever by a Commodore true freshman defensive end... Received to ESPN.com's SEC All-Freshman team... Saw action in all 13 games, playing more snaps than any other Vanderbilt first-year player... Set team record for true freshmen with four quarterback sacks... Ended season with 15 solo tackles, 21 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and a pair of QB hurries... Played well in Music City Bowl win, earning three tackles and fumble recovery... 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, contributed 117 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 10 QB sacks and six forced fumbles for Raiders... Two-time team MVP... All-State and Tennessean Dream Team recipient as senior... Posted three sacks at postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Earned defensive MVP honors in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game after setting record with 17 tackles... Finalist for Hume Award, given to Nashville school's top scholar-athlete.

AZUBIKE's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles SACKS TFL 2012 15-6-21 4.0-22 4.5-22

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88 Allen Erik

So. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 180 Charlottesville, Va. H St. Anne's-Belfield HS 2012 Allen joined the team as a walk-on wide receiver prospect during winter conditioning.

47 Anders Tyler

FF/FR QBH 0/2 2

Brandon

Banks

R-Fr. H Defensive Back H 5-11, 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 weight room. 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.

Jr. H Running Back H 5-11 • 192 Richlands, Va. H Graham HS

93 Banks Ladarius

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.

R-Fr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 292 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 weight room 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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10 Batey

Chris

Cory

R-Jr. H Wide Receiver H 6-4 • 205 Roswell, Ga. H Roswell HS

R-Fr. H Safety H 6-0, 210 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-So. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 305 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 dependable 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 seven games, seeing action in both guard roles... Earned six starting assignments: four 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, Wake Forest and North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl. 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.

51 Bowman Hunter

Jr. H Linebacker H 5-11 • 220 Savannah, Ga. H Savannah Country Day

2012 Boyd together one of the finest receiving seasons ever by a Commodore sophomore... A starter in all 13 games, Boyd teamed with Jordan Matthews to form the SEC's most potent WR duo and the finest receiving tandem in team history... Boyd's 50 catches ranks tied for No. 3 all-time among Vanderbilt sophomores and ninth among SEC receivers... His 774 receiving yards ranks eighth in the league... Boyd had at least three catches in 11 of 13 games this season, and surpassed 60 receiving yards in eight games... Concluded the season with five touchdown Receptions: 6, (4x), most recently catches in final six games of the at Kentucky, 11/3/2012 year... Opened Commodore scoring in Receiving Yards: 110, at Georgia, Franklin American Mortgage Music 9/22/2012 City Bowl with remarkable oneLongest Catch: 68, vs. Cincinnati, handed TD catch that earned ESPN 12/31/2011 SportsCenter's No. 1 play of the day... Touchdown catches in Game: 2, Had four total catches in bowl win... vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 Also earned SportsCenter's No. 1 play for an acrobatic TD catch in victory over Tennessee... Established new career high with 110 receiving yards at Georgia... Matched previous high of six catches in three games, including at Northwestern, vs. Auburn and at Kentucky... Posted touchdowns in four consecutive late-season games... Through two years of action, Boyd has 81 career receptions, 1,247 receiving yards and 13 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 eight TD catches, most by a Commodore since Earl Bennett's nine touchdowns 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 in closing minute. 2010 Boyd did not play as a true freshman... As a redshirt, he worked to add strength while impressing coaches with his receiving abilities.

Boyd's Career Highs:

2012 2011 Career

Boyd's Career Receiving Statistics

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.

Rec. Yards TD AVG. Long 50 774 5 15.8 60 31 473 8 15.3 68 81 1247 13 15.4 68

52 Bridges Andrew

R-Jr. H Offensive Tackle H 6-6 • 275 Atlanta, Ga. H Westminister School 2012 Bridges played in 12 of 13 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, Wake Forest and North Carolina State... Also played sparingly at TE in short-yardage situations... Was on the field for majority of offensive snaps in first eight

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commodores games... Displayed 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 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.

79 Brockway Ryan

Sr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 285 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-So. H Defensive End H 6-4 • 235 Pickerington, Ohio H Pickerington North HS 2012 Saw action in nine 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.

sacks, five passes defended, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and two QB hurries... Had at least three tackles in 10 of 13 games... Produced career high of four solo tackles against three opponents: Northwestern, Missouri and Tennessee... Career high of seven total tackles Total Tackles: 7, at Missouri, 10/6/2012 came in win over Missouri... SOLO Tackles: 4, (3x), most recently vs. Contributed three tackles in Tennessee, 11/17/2012 team's Music City Bowl TACKLES FOR LOSS: 2.5, at Northwestern, victory... In season opener vs. So. 9/8/2012 Carolina, forced and recovered a fumble... 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 year, 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 singlegame 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.

Butler's Career Highs:

BUTLER's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL 2012 34-17-51 11.5-39 2011 18-9-27 0.0-0 2010 1-2-3 0.0-0 Career 53-28-81 11.5-39

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Austyn

Carta-Samuels

R-Sr. H Quarterback H 6-1 • 218 Saratoga, Calif. H Bellarmine HS H Wyoming

R-Fr. H Defensive Line H 6-4 • 298 Duncanville, Texas H Duncanville HS 2012 Butler did not play during his true freshman season, but has remained on the team's depth chart throughout the year as a center-guard 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 in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Game.

SACKs Int FF/FR PBU 2.0-12 0-0 1/1 5 0.0-0 0-0 0/1 2 0.0-0 1-33 0/0 1 2.0-12 1-33 1/2 8

2012 Carta-Samuels saw action in six games for the Commodores... Served as top reserve quarterback... Earned first Commodore start against Presbyterian... Completed 14-of-24 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown on the season... Also contributed 27 rushing yards... All of his passing stats came while leading Vanderbilt to Attempts: 24, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 win over Presbyterian. Completions: 14, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 2011 Carta-Samuels was Yards: 208, vs. Presbyterian, 9/1/2012 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

Sr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 215 LaPlace, La. H Brother Martin HS

Att/ComP-Int Yds. Pct. TD Lg Rush-Yds TD Lg 2012 25-14-0 208 58.3 1 38 5-27 0 11

2012 Earned starting assignments in all 13 games at outside linebacker... Extremely productive campaign, ranking fifth on team with 51 total tackles... Shared team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss... Also contributed two

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12 Clarke

Colby

Steven

R-Fr. H Punter/Kicker H 6-3 • 208 Goochland, Va. H Goochland HS

Sr. H Cornerback H 5-10 • 198 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. H Boyd Anderson HS 2012 Clarke played in 10 games during the season, seeing action as a cornerback and kick returner... Finished the year with 10 solo tackles, 18 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and a pass defended... Registered season-high five tackles in team's bowl victory... Contributed four total tackles in 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 Total Tackles: 8, vs. So. Carolina, 10/25/2010 season with career high SOLO Tackles: 4, vs. So. Carolina, 10/25/2010 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 Displayed the versatility to play either defensive back or running back as freshman... 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... Ended year with 16 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, a sack.

Clarke's Career Highs:

Clarke's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks Int FF/FR PBU 2012 10-8-18 1.0-2 0.0-0 0-0 0/0 1 2011 10-8-18 1.5-4 1.0-2 0-0 1/2 1 2010 10-6-16 1.0-1 1.0-1 0-0 0/0 1 Career 30-22-52 3.5-7 2.0-3 0-0 1/2 3

KOR AVG. 1-23 23.0 10-220 22.0 - 11-243 22.1

35 Clayton Hasan

Sr. H Running Back H 5-10 • 190 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.

2012 Cooke did not play as a true freshman... He is a combo punterkicker 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.

44 Dixon Barron

Jr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-4 • 304 Alpharetta, Ga. H Chattahoochee HS 2012 Dixon performed well in the Commodore interior defense after stepping into a bigger role as a sophomore... Played in all 13 games at top reserve DT... Set career highs in nearly every statistical category... Posted 22 total tackles, including a stop in each of Vanderbilt's final eight games... Career-high of four tackles came in win over Massachusetts... Contributed three tackles and fumble recovery against Presbyterian... Had Total Tackles: 4, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 pair of tackles in team's SOLO Tackles: 2, at Wake Forest, 11/25/2012 Music City Bowl victory... 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:

Dixon's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR 2012 6-16-22 1.0-4 1.0-4 0/1 2011 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 Career 8-17-25 1.0-4 1.0-4 1/1

QH 0 0 0

72 Dowling Sean

Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-6 • 275 Fallbrook, Calif. H Fallbrook Union HS 2012 Dowling joined the football team this January as one of two midyear enrollees... He will see action this spring on the offensive line. -- READ DOWLING'S FULL BIO ON PAGE 47--

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34 East

Blake

Andrew

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-7 • 295 Orlando, Fla. H Lake Highland Prep

R-Jr. H Snapper H 6-2 • 235 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 13 games... Both of Vanderbilt specialists, Carey Spear and Richard Kent, benefited from East's work: Carey set a new school record with 20 field goals, Kent set a career high with a 44.9-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, catching a 35-yard pass on a fake punt to convert 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 Fromang 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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Sr. H Linebacker H 6-3 • 232 Fairhope, Ala. H Fairhope HS

East's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR 2012 3-0-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 2011 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 Career 5-1-6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0

30 Franklin Larry

R-So. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 214 Vero Beach, Fla. H Vero Beach HS 2012 In his first season of competition, Franklin saw action in 12 of 13 games during the regular season... Moved to outside linebacker after playing safety as true freshman... Rotated with Karl Butler at position... Ended season with 18 total tackles, including nine solo stops... Also added 3.5 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and a pass defended... Posted career high of five total tackles in win over UMass... Also set career high with three solo tackles in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State. 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 Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL 2012 12-6-18 3.5-7

Sacks Int 0.0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 0/1 1

29 Fritz Will

Jr. H Running Back H 5-7 • 175 Cincinnati, Ohio H Country Day School 2012 Fritz did not see playing time but contributes as a practice squad running back... He joined the team as a walk-on early in the season.

2012 Garnham started all 13 games at middle linebacker for the Commodore defense in 2012... Set several career single-season highs, including 43 solo tackles and 84 total tackles... Topped the team with seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss... Ranked among SEC linebacker leaders in both sacks and tackles for loss... Forced a 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... Was superb in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State., posting seven-tackle performance that included a 13-yard sack. 2011 Injuries derailed Garnham from putting together a truly special campaign in his first year Total Tackles: 10, (3x), vs. Tennessee, as a defensive starter... 11/17/2012 Started the first seven SOLO Tackles: 8, at So. Carolina, 9/24/2011 games and the season Tackles for Loss: 3.5, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 finale at outside linebacker, missed three full games and most of two others with an abdominal injury... Finished as Commodores' 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... Single-game 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:

GARNHAM’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL 2012 43-41-84 12.5-61 2011 30-21-51 5.5-30 2010 3-5-8 0.5-1 Career 76-67-143 18.5-92

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Sacks Int 7.0-51 0-0 2.0-19 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 9.0-70 0-0

FF/FR PBU QBH 1/0 0 3 1/0 1 1 0/0 0 0 2/0 1 4

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Alex

Barrett

So. H Wide Receiver H 5-10 • 175 Warwich, R.I. H Bishop Hendricksen HS

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 305 Soddy Daisy, Tenn. H Baylor School 2012 Gouger did not play as a true freshman, but showed plenty of promise as an inside offensive line prospect during the season. 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

2012 Grecco joined the roster after the 2011 season as a walk-on wide receiver candidate.

49 Gregory Josh

Jr. H Defensive Back H 5-11 • 180 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... Received National High School ScholarAthlete Award from National Football Foundation.

Blake

R-Jr. H Fullback H 6-2 • 230 Blairsville, Ga. H Union Co. HS

23 Hal Andre

2012 Gowder saw action in three games as a special teams contributor and backup fullback... 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 freshman, practicing as a fullback.

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Grady

R-So. H Quarterback H 6-0 • 195 Brandon, Fla. H Armwood HS 2012 Grady earned action in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman... Earned starting assignment as fourth wide receiver in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State... Participation came as WR, 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.

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Grady's Career Receiving Statistics

Rec, Yards Avg TD Long 7 89 12.7 0 32

Sr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 186 Port Allen, La. H Port Allen HS 2012 Hal 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 13 games at cornerback for the Commodores’ defensive unit, registering 48 total tackles... Also contributed 36 solo stops and topped the Commodore secondary with 14 passes defended... Ranked second on team with two interceptions... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in a 41-18 rout of Tennessee, recording two INTs versus Tennessee and totaling 68 return yards to set up Vanderbilt touchSOLO Tackles: 7, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 downs... Contributed Total Tackles: 8, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 three passes defended in Interceptions: 2, vs. Tennessee, 11/17/2012 team's Franklin American LONGEST KOR: 96, vs. Georgia, 10/15/2011 Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State. 2011 Hal served as the 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 Wake Forest... Notched career-high tackle total (7) in first career start vs. Gators... Also posted pair of tackles in win over Eastern Michigan, and in

Hal's Career Highs:

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commodores SEC games against Kentucky and Tennessee... As return specialist late in season, averaged 23.6 yards on 11 kickoff returns.

HAL’s Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Int FF/FR PBU KOR AVG. Long TD 2012 36-12-48 2.0-2 2-68 0/1 14 11-243 22.1 52 0 2011 17-4-21 0-0 1-0 0/0 1 31-689 23.8 96 1 2010 10-5-15 0-0 0-0 0/0 1 11-260 23.6 32 0 Career 63-21-84 2.0-2 3-68 0/1 16 53-1241 23.4 96 1

11 Harper Harding

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starting LB for one of SOLO Tackles: 4, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 Atlanta's top public Total Tackles: 7, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 schools... As senior, Interceptions: 1, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 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 recruiting service.

Herring's Career Highs:

HERRING'S Career Defensive Statistics

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 235 Montgomery, Ala. H Carver HS

Tackles TFL 2012 19-14-33 1.0-5

2012 Harper redshirted 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..

21 Head Paris

Sacks Int 0.0-0 1-40

FF/FR PBU 2/0 2

45 Hoffman Joseph

So. H Fullback H 5-11 • 205 Scarsdale, N.Y. H Edgemont HS 2012 Hoffman did not see playing time, contributing as a practice squad fullback... He joined the team as a walk-on early in the season.

74 Holden Will

R-Fr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 186 Lawrenceville, Ga. H Buford HS 2012 Head 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 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.

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-6 • 295 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.

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29 Hudson Taylor

So. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 222 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Stephenson HS 2012 Herring was 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 13 games... Finished the year with 33 total tackles and 19 solo tackles... Also contributed a tackle for loss and two forced fumbles... Played well in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State, registering three tackles and a forced fumble... Enjoyed superb game in victory over Massachusetts, contributing seven tackles, a forced fumble and an interception that he returned 40 yards... One of two mid-term enrollees in 2012 recruiting class.

Jr. 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.

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22 Hughes Casey

Jr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 218 Reading, Pa. H Mifflin HS 2012 Hughes played in 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 touchdown in victory at Wake Forest, becoming the first Commodore to register a score off blocked punt since Javon Marshall accomplished the feat against Florida in 2010... Contributed two tackles in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State.

HUGHES' Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL 2012 2-2-4 1.0-5

Sacks Int 0.0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 0/1 0

38 Hysong Alex

Jr. H Defensive Back H 5-10 • 175 Bethesda, Mass. H Whitman HS

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 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.

82 Kentera Kris

2012 Hysong did not see action during a game, though he contributed valuable role as practice squad defensive back.

50 Jelks

R-So. H Tight End H 6-4 • 232 Colorado Springs, Colo. H Pine Creek HS

Andrew

R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-6 • 292 Paris, Tenn. H Henry County HS 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.

67 Johnson

2012 Kentera appeared in all 13 games, earning four starts at tight end after switching from quarterback... As receiving threat out of the backfield, Kentera has hauled in 10 catches for 98 yards and two TDs... His 10 catches are tops among the team's tight ends corps, and tied for third among all receivers... Kentera's two TDs also rank third on the squad... Switched to tight end during RECEPTIONS: 3, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 spring drills. REC. YARDS: 29, vs. Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 2011 Kentera used his first LONGEST CATCH: 25, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 year on campus to increase strength while gaining familiarity with the Commodore playbook.... Demonstrated athleticism as a scout team contributor.

Kentera's Career Highs:

2012

Wesley

kentera's Career Receiving Statistics

R-Sr. H Offensive LIne H 6-5 • 295 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell Academy 2012 An offensive co-captain, Johnson started all 13 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 166 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214 yards per game… He was recognized as the

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19 Kirk

Brian

Jacquese

So. H Running Back H 5-8 • 185 Memphis, Tenn. H East HS

R-So. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 178 Jasper, Ala. H Walker 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 413 yards rushing on just 66 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... Posted 52 yard kickoff return in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Rushes: 14, vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 Bowl win over N.C. State. Rush Yards: 137, vs. Presbyterian, 9/15/2012 HIGH SCHOOL Senior Longest Rush: 74, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 captain... Three-year KO Return Yards: 134, at Georgia, 9/22/2012 starting RB for Memphis LONGEST KO Return: 43, at Georgia, 9/22/2012 public school... As senior, rushed for 1,969 yards and 21 TDs on 187 carries (10.5 avg.) and produced 2,186 all-purpose yards for 7-4 team that 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.

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.

17 Krause Jonathan

Kimbrow's Career Highs:

KIMBROW'S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg Rec-Yds TD Lg KOR-Yds Avg. TD Lg 2012 66-413 6.3 3 74 3-3 0 4 22-486 22.1 0 52

33 King Derek

R-So. H Running Back H 5-11 • 206 Nashville, Tenn. H Brentwood Academy 2012 Contributed on special teams and as reserve defensive back... Saw action in nine 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.

KING'S Career Defensive Statistics

2012

Tackles TFL 2-0-2 0.0-0

Sacks Int 0.0-0 0-0

FF/FR PBU 0/0 0

Jr. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 192 Snellville, Ga. H South Gwinnett HS 2012 Krause has played in all 13 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 TDs, including an 83-yarder at Wake Forest, making it the longest punt return for a score since Alvin Duke’s 88-yard return against Alabama in 1996... Receptions: 9, at So. Carolina, 9/24/2011 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.

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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Ladler

Sr. H Safety H 6-1 • 202 Stone Mountain, Ga. H Stephenson HS 2012 Ladler has started all 12 games he has appeared in as a first-year, full-time starting safety... Topped the defense with 90 total tackles and shared team lead with Javon Marshall with 60 solo stops... Also registered 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two interceptions... Played one of his best games in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over North Carolina State by contributing team-high 10 tackles, an INT and fumble recovery... In the season-opener versus South Carolina, he notched nine tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and an interception... Matched career high with 11 total SOLO Tackles: 9, at Florida, 11/6/2011 tackles against Georgia. Total Tackles: 11, (2x), at Georgia, 9/22/2012 2011 Ladler played in Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Kentucky, 10/13/2010 all 12 games with five starts... Finished regular season with 50 tackles, fourth on squad... Made multiple tackles in 10 of 12 games, including nine games with at least three tackles... Set a careerbest 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.

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.

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

Ladler's Career Highs:

Ladler's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks Int FF/FR PBU 2012 60-30-90 3.5-9 1.0-4 2-17 1/1 2 2011 37-16-53 1.0-1 0.0-0 1-0 0/0 3 2010 41-16-57 5.5-11 0.0-0 1-0 1/1 6 Career 138-62-200 10.0-21 1.0-4 4-17 2/2 11

38 Lassing Fitz

Sr. H Fullback/H-back H 6-3 • 242 Nashville, Tenn. H Montgomery Bell Academy 2012 Lassing appeared in 12 of 13 games for the Commodores as the primary fullback… Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 166 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214 yards per game… Also caught two passes for 19 yards. Rec. Yards: 15, vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 2011 Played key offensive role Longest Catch: 15, vs. Elon, 9/3/2011 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

Lassing's Career Highs:

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R-Sr. H Safety H 5-10 • 202 Huber Heights, Ohio H Wayne HS 2012 Marshall put together his best season as a Commodore... A defensive co-captain, he has started all 13 games this year at safety... Ranked as the team's co- leader with 60 solo tackles and was third on squad with 83 total tackles... Also contributed two tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Quarterback of the secondary, Marshall established new highs in SOLO Tackles: 8, at Ole Miss, 11/10/12 virtually every stat category... Total Tackles: 11, at Ole Miss, 11/10/12 Was superb in Vanderbilt's thrilling 27-26 victory at Ole Miss, setting single-game 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... Contributed seven solo stops in team's victory at Missouri... Added three tackles in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over North Carolina State. 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:

Marshall's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL INTs FF/FR PBU 2012 60-23-83 2.0-6 0-0 1/0 2 2011 32-10-42 0.5-1 2-32 0/0 4 2010 1-3-4 0.0-0 0-0 1/0 1 Career 94-36-129 2.5-7 2-32 2/0 7

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41 Martin Chris

R-Fr. H Fullback H 5-10 • 230 Princeton, N.J. H Hun School 2012 Martin did not play during his first season on campus while redshirting... Walk-on has spent the year working at fullback on practice squad teams.

2012 2011 2010 Career

Matthews’ Career Receiving Statistics

Rec. Yards Avg TD Long 94 1323 14.1 8 78 41 783 19.1 5 49 15 184 12.1 4 35 150 2290 15.3 17 78

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90 May Walker

Sr. H Wide Receiver H 6-3 • 205 Madison, Ala. H Madison Academy 2012 Matthews produced a record-setting junior season for the Commodores, arguably the greatest campaign ever by a Vanderbilt wide receiver... Unanimous First Team All-SEC WR by sportswriters and coaches... Also named Third Team All-America by Phil Steele and CBSSportsline.com... Matthews started all 13 games, finishing the year as the Commodores' all-time single-season leader with 1,323 receiving yards... Also posted second highest receptions total in team history with 94 catches, which ties LSU's Josh Reed for No. 2 all-time among SEC players... Eight of his receptions went for touchdowns... Set a third team mark by surpassing 100 receiving yards in seven different games... Receiving total and yardage total both Catches: 10, (2x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 are tops among SEC's Rec. yards: 170, at Florida, 11/5//2011 wideouts... Opened the Longest Catch: 78, vs. South Carolina, 8/30/2012 year with eight-catch, 147-yard performance against South Carolina... Also had eight-catches, 119 yards against Georgia and eight receptions, 131 yards against Florida... Closed 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... Concluded year with 7-catch, 1-TD effort in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over North Carolina State. 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

Matthews' Career Highs:

R-Sr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 255 Birmingham, Ala. H Briarwood Christian 2012 As defensive co-captain, May started all 13 games at defensive end for the Commodores... Concluded the regular season by registering 41 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 Solo tackles: 6, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 tackles with two tackles for Total tackles: 6, (4x), at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 loss and a sack in the regular tackles for loss: 3.0, at Ole Miss, 11/10/2012 season finale at Wake Forest... Had at least one tackle in every game... Set career 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:

MAy's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL 2012 25-16-41 10.5-49 2011 17-13-30 4.5-25 2010 17-12-29 6.0-20 Career 59-41-100 21.0-94

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R-Fr. H Offensive Line H 6-5 • 300 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 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.

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McCrary

2012 McKenzie was a key contributor at receiver 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.

61 Morrison Connor

2012 McCrary is participating in his first spring practice as a Commodore, after having enrolled in Vanderbilt classes this January. -- READ MCCRARY'S FULL BIO ON PAGE 48--

Torren

McGaster

Jr. H Long Snapper H 6-0 • 235 Edmond, Okla. H Casady School 2012 Morrison did not receive 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.

94 Morse Xavier

R-Fr. H Cornerback H 6-0 • 195 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 the fall. 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... Returned four kickoffs for TDs as senior... Also blocked three punts... Two-time All-Region player.

Jr. H Placekicker H 5-10 • 180 Cambridge, Mass. H Buckingham School 2012 Morse is a first-year player who joined the team in January as a walk-on kicking candidate.

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Trent

Pruitt

R-Jr. H Wide Receiver H 5-9 • 180 Fitzgerald, Ga. H Fitzgerald HS

R-So. H Safety H 6-1 • 200 Cleveland, Miss. H Cleveland HS 2012 McIntosh saw action in nine games as a reserve safety and special teams contributor registering eight 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.

2012 Pruitt saw limited action in six games as receiver and special teams contributor... 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 at WR, did not register a catch. 2010 Pruitt did not play during his first year on campus... As a redshirt, he served as valuable offensive scout wideout during fall practices.

Mcintosh's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 2012 4-3-7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 0

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R-Fr. H Wide Receiver H 5-8 • 180 Natchez, Miss. H Trinity Episcopal HS

Fr. H Quarterback H 6-3 • 208 Decatur, Ga. H Cedar Grove HS

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Spencer

So. H Linebacker H 6-2 • 225 Tucker, Ga. H Tucker HS

Jr. H Offensive Line H 6-4 • 300 Germantown, Tenn. H Evangelical Christian 2012 Pulley 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.

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Robinette

R-Fr. H Quarterback H 6-4 • 208 Maryville, Tenn. H Maryville HS 2012 Robinette did not play as a true freshman, but travelled with the team to road games and dressed throughout the year... Showed plenty of promise as a reserve quarterback in practice. 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 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.

2012 Sealand appeared in the last eight games as a true freshman for the Commodores in the role of middle 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 24 total tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Set single-game highs of five solo tackles and nine total tackles in victory over UMass... Forced a fumble and made one tackle in his first career game at Missouri... Contributed a tackle and quarterback hurry in team's Music City Bowl win over North Carolina State. 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 SOLO Tackles: 5, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 - a victory that gave Tucker the Total Tackles: 9, vs. UMass, 10/27/2012 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:

Sealand's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU QBH 2012 11-13-24 1.5-5 0.0-0 1/0 0 3

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81 Scheu Steven

2012 Scheu played in 12 games during the season, earning seven starts at tight end... Arguably best blocker among team's TE corps... Caught eight passes for 48 yards and a touchdown on the season... Had a career-high three catches for 21 yards versus Florida... Lone touchdown was acrobatic Catches: 4, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 grab against Presbyterian... Rec. yards: 36, at Georgia, 10/18/2008 Also contributed two catches Longest Catch: 23, vs. Kentucky, 11/12/2011 in team's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win over N.C. State. 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 during the season.

Scheu's Career Highs:

Scheu's Career Receiving Statistics 2012

Seymour

R-So. H Running Back H 5-7 • 192 Hialeah, Fla. H Hialeah HS

R-So. H Tight End H 6-6 • 255 Evansville, Ind. H Reitz Memorial HS

Jerron

Receptions Yards Avg TD Long 8 48 6.0 1 11

2012 Seymour did not see any playing time during the season as a second-year 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, carRush ATTempts: 16, vs Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 ried eight times for 70 yards and his first Rush yards: 70, vs. UConn, 9/10/2011 collegiate TD, a 40-yard first Catches: 3, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 quarter run... Season-high 16 rec. yards: 45, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 rushes against Ole Miss netted 60 yards including a 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.

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

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Stewart's Career Defensive Statistics

Sr. H Kicker H 5-10 • 190 Mayfield Village, Ohio H Mayfield HS 2012 Spear put together arguably the finest season ever by a Vanderbilt placekicker... Connected on 20-of-24 field goal attempts, good for 83.3 percent, tops in the SEC among kickers with at least 12 attempts... His 20 made field goals set a new single-season team record... He also was a perfect 27-for-27 on extra points, while handling a majority of the kickoff duties... Made 11 of his 12 field goal attempts, including five beyond 40 yards... Also was perfect inside 43 yards on the season, hitting14-of-14 field goals... Kicked a career-long 52 yard field goal in regular season finale victory at Wake Forest to become the first Commodore to kick a 50-plus yard field goal since LONG: 52, at Wake Forest, 11/24/2012 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 20-24 52 4-7 37 - - 24-31 52

Pct. 83.3 66.7 - 77.4

PAT Points 27/27 87 12/12 24 - 39/39 111

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 2012 5-3-8 3.0-8 2.0-6 0/0 0

39 Stubbs Dane

So. H Cornerback H 5-9 • 190 Covington, La. H St. Paul's School 2012 Stubb did not see 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.

18 Sutton Patrick

R-Jr. H Linebacker H 6-0 • 220 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.

24 Tate Wesley

R-Sr. H Running Back H 6-1 • 224 Hendersonville, Tenn. H Pope John Paul II HS 2012 Tate saw action in all 13 games 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 376 rushing yards... His eight rushing TDs ranks second to Stacy's 10-TD total... Also caught 12 passes for 116 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 Wake Forest... Contributed a 7-yard rushing TD in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win Rush yards: 81, vs. UMass, 10/27, 2012 over North Carolina State... Longest Rush: 25, vs. UMass, 10/27, 2012 Played his best football during Catches: 4, vs. Ole Miss, 9/17/2011 Vanderbilt's seven-game win Rec. Yards: 46, at Alabama, 10/8/2011 streak to end season... Had at Longest Catch: 33, vs. Army, 10/22/2011 least 40 rushing yards in five of the last eight 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

Tate's Career Highs:

54 Stewart Jimmy

R-So. H Defensive End H 6-3 • 245 Cape Coral, Fla. H Island Coast HS 2012 Stewart played in 11 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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Commodores and 25 receiving yards... Had 30 rushing yards on 10 carries, several resulting in Commodore first downs, to aid victory at Ole Miss... Had 41 rushing yards against Florida. 2009 Tailback spent first year on campus as a redshirt... Travelled with team on road trips, but did not see game action...

57 Townsend Joe

Jr. H Center H 6-4 • 310 Hendersonville, Tenn. H Hendersonville HS

TATE’S Career OFFENSIVE Statistics

Rush-Yds Avg TD Lg 2012 107-376 35 8 25 2011 3-26 8.7 1 23 2010 40-140 3.5 0 22 Career 150-542 3.7 9 25

Rec-Yds. Avg. TD Lg 12-116 9.7 1 25 21-175 8.3 0 33 5-25 5.0 0 12 38-316 8.4 1 33

53 Taylor Vince

R-Jr. H Defensive Tackle H 6-2 • 305 Hattiesburg, Miss. H Oak Grove HS 2012 Taylor enjoyed an important role this season on the Commodore interior front... He played in all 13 games, part of a five-player rotation at tackle... He contributed 14 total stops for the Vanderbilt defense... 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 SOLO TACKLEs: 2, vs. Arkansas, 10/30/2011 interior, Taylor saw action Total Tackles: 3, (2x), at Georgia, 9/22/2012 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.

Taylor's Career Highs:

Taylor's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks QH FF/FR PBU 2012 5-7-12 1.5-3 0.0-0 0 0/0 0 2011 11-13-24 1.5-5 0.0-0 0 0/1 0 Career 29-22-51 8.0-25 3.5-16 1 0/0 1

2012 Townsend started nine games at center for the Commodores and is a key piece of the offensive line that has helped Vanderbilt to a seasonending seven-game win streak... 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.

98 Trepp Will

R-Fr. HDef. Line/Snapper H 5-11 • 260 Greenwich, Conn. H Greenwich HS 2012 Trepp did not see game action... Trepp joined the team early in the season as a walk-on offensive line candidate.

89 van der Wal Dillon

Jr. H Tight End H 6-6 • 255 Woodland Hills, Calif. H Oaks Christian HS 2012 Van der Wal participated in nine 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 was one of five true freshmen to see action this season... He contributed in every game besides the season opener, getting minutes on special teams and in two-tight end offensive sets.

40 Thomas Ja'Karri

R-Fr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 222 Tallahassee, Fla. H Godby HS 2012 Thomas showed plenty of ability 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.

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Andrew

R-Fr. H Defensive End H 6-5 • 250 Snellville, Ga. H Shiloh HS 2012 Weatherly showed 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 Safety H 6-1 • 208 San Antonio, Texas H John Paul Stevens HS 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 see action... Impressed coaches and teammates with his abilities as a practice squad defender.

Williamson's Career Defensive Statistics

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU 2012 14-6-20 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 1

92 Woestmann Kyle

R-Jr. 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.

85 Wilkins Trey

Jr. H Wide Receiver H 5-11 • 205 Cordova, Tenn. H St. Benedict HS 2012 Wilkins did not see any game action as a sophomore wide receiver, though he has contributed effectively on scout teams.

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

2012 One of the team's hardest workers, Woestmann has played in all 13 games at defensive end, setting career highs with 22 total tackles... Tied for second on team with six quarterback sacks, all coming in the team's seven-game win streak to close the regular season... Also contributed eight tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles... Was sensational in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl win, registering two sacks and a forced solo tackles: 3, vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 fumble... Recorded four total tackles: 4, (2x), vs. Auburn, 10/20/2012 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in a win over Auburn... Forced a fumble at Ole Miss... Had two solo tackles against both Northwestern and Wake Forest. 2011 Woestmann provided energy and enthusiasm as first-year contributor at DE... Concluded regular season with eight total tackles and one forced fumble... Tallied three tackles and 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

Tackles TFL Sacks FF/FR QH 2012 14-8-22 8.0-34 6.0-27 3/0 2 2011 4-4-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1/0 0 Career 18-12-30 8.0-34 6.0-27 4/0 2

42 Williams Kellen

Jr. H Linebacker H 6-1 • 225 Winter Haven, Fla. H West Orange HS 2012 Williams played in six games as a reserve LB... Finished the 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.

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2013 SIGNING CLASS Signees Jalen Banks Tre Bell Nigel Bowden Oren Burks Carlos Burse Delando Crooks Jordan Cunningham Zach Cunningham Sean Dowling Taurean Ferguson Nathan Marcus Johnny McCrary Tommy Openshaw Mitchell Parsons Gerald Perry Latevius Rayford Darrius Sims Landon Stokes Brandon Vandenburg Mack Weaver Ralph Webb Ryan White DeAndre Woods Jay Woods Jonathan Wynn

Position Defensive Back Defensive Back Linebacker Linebacker Wide Receiver Offensive Line Wide Receiver Linebacker Offensive Line Defensive Back Tight End Quarterback Kicker/Punter Tight End Wide Receiver Wide Receiver Defensive Back Defensive End Tight End Defensive End Running Back Defensive Back Wide Receiver Defensive Tackle Defensive End

Ht. 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-6 5-9 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-1 5-9 6-4 6-5 6-5 5-10 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-4

Wt. 188 170 245 200 200 275 175 205 270 180 215 200 175 245 165 180 175 220 255 248 190 178 208 280 220

Residence Markham, Ill. Union, N.J. Macon, Ga. Fairfax Station, Va. Alpharetta, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pinson, Ala. Fallbrook, Calif. Jonesboro, Ga. Glen Ellyn, Ill. Decatur, Ga. Jacksonville, Fla. Parker, Colo. Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Orlando, Fla. Indio, Calif. Collierville, Tenn. Gainesville, Fla. Louisville, Ky. Clay, Ala. Jackson, Ga. Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School Thornton Township H.S. St. Peter’s Prep Central H.S. South County H.S. Alpharetta H.S. Carver H.S. University School Pinson Valley H.S. Fallbrook Union H.S. Jonesboro H.S. Glenbard West H.S. Cedar Grove H.S. Creekside H.S. Chaparral H.S. Whitehaven H.S. Central H.S. Whitehaven H.S. Lake Highland Prep College of the Desert C.C. Harding Academy Gainesville H.S. Trinity H.S. Clay-Chalkville H.S. Jackson H.S. Stephenson H.S.

Jalen

Tre

Nigel

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 188 Markham, Ill. • Thornton Township HS

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 170 Union, N.J. • St. Peter's Prep

Linebacker • 6-1 • 245 Macon, Ga. • Macon Central HS

Banks Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter for large public school located in south Chicago suburb... As senior DB, posted 60 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass breakups and four forced fumbles for 8-3 squad that advanced to state playoffs... Named All-State by both Illinois Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune... As junior, contributed four INTs, three fumble recoveries to go with 55 tackles... Started at WR as freshman, moving to safety as sophomore... During career, registered 156 tackles, 10 INTs and 23 pass breakups... Sprinter in track, finishing sixth in 100-meters at 2012 state meet; PR of 10.61... High academic achiever, ranking among top of his class. PERSONAL Jalen Aaron Banks... Son of Frederick Banks and Amani Wesley... Born Sept. 10, 1994... Younger brother, Jauan, is starting WR at school, which has produced many stars, including former Steelers’ WR Antwaan Randle El... Participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and other service efforts at high school.

Bell

Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starting cornerback for one of New Jersey’s top private schools... As senior, posted two INTs, 12 pass breakups and accounted for three TDs for 8-2 St. Peter’s team... Selected as Non-Public School All-State and All-League, Bell also participated in postseason Chesapeake All-Star Game... As junior, totalled three INTs and 10 passes defended for 7-4 Marauders’ squad... Also played three years on St. Peter’s basketball team and has earned three letters on track & field team. PERSONAL Marion Tre’Quan Bell... Son of Marion and Vivian Bell... Born Jan. 14, 1995... Has two younger siblings, Jasmyn and Jaylen... Dad serves as head football coach at nearby East Orange (N.J.) HS... Involved in school’s campus ministries, peer tutoring and community service projects.

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Bowden Rivals HHHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHHH

HIGH SCHOOL Captain and team MVP as senior... Enjoyed incredibly productive career as three-year LB starter... As senior, posted 117 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles for Chargers... Named First Team AAA All-State as senior... Also played TE on offense... Nominated to play in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Two-time Region Player of the Year recipient... As junior, posted 155 tackles and five sacks... Contributed 88 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles as sophomore... Member of National Honor Society, French Club and Drama Club. PERSONAL Nigel Lorenzo Bowden... Son of Phyllis Nathan-Holt and Larry Bowden... Born Dec. 20, 1994... Both parents work for U.S. Postal Service... Has a brother, Joe, and sister, Janelle... A second brother, Jason, died in the line of duty during the Iraq War.

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2013 SIGNING CLASS Oren

Delando

Linebacker • 6-3 • 200 Fairfax Station, Va. • South County HS

Defensive Line • 6-5 • 275 Atlanta, Ga. • Carver-Atlanta HS

Burks Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year captain... Three-year defensive starter... As senior LB, named First Team All-State, district’s Defensive Player of the Year and team MVP after accumulating 123 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and three INTs... Also added three TD catches and four blocked punts for 2012 squad that advanced to second round of Group 5 playoffs... Participated in postseason Chesapeake Bowl... As junior, posted 128 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, two INTs and three defensive TDs – as Stallions advanced to state title game... Starting forward on basketball team... National Honor Society and School Leadership Council member. PERSONAL Oren Spencer Burks ... Son of Orlanda and Wanda Burks... Born March 21, 1995... Has a younger sister, Whitney, who is a highly sought-after softball player... Dad works as senior system engineer; mom works as program operations manager... Related to Baltimore Ravens’ WR Torrey Smith.

Zach

Crooks

Rivals HHH ESPN HHHH Scout HHHH 247Sports HHH HIGH SCHOOL Two-year team captain for Atlanta city power... Two-way starter as senior as Panthers went 9-2 and advanced to AAAA state playoffs... Named as Second Team MaxPreps All-American after senior campaign... In 2012, also earned First Team AAAA All-State Offensive Line, All-Region and All-City from Atlanta Journal-Constitution by producing 40 pancake blocks at OT... As senior DT, contributed 35 tackles, seven QB sacks and two forced fumbles for Panthers... Helped pave way for two running backs to surpass 1,000 yards during the 2012 season... Nominated to play in postseason East West Georgia All-Star Game... Honors student. PERSONAL Delando Lamar Crooks... “Lando”... Son of Lester Crooks and the late Janice Crooks... Born April 11, 1995... Has four brothers: Damien, Damion, Dominic and Kenard; and three sisters: Kareen, Corlett, and Alisha... Mentored and coached by his uncle, Troy Vaccianna... Named school’s Homecoming King as senior... Enjoys drawing and playing chess.

Carlos

Jordan

Wide Receiver • 6-2 • 200 Alpharetta, Ga. • Alpharetta HS

Wide Receiver • 6-1 • 175 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • University School

Burse Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Started at WR since sophomore season... As senior, earned team’s postseason Iron Raider Award and All-Region honors... Impressive career stats: 166 catches, 2,977 yards, 35 TDs... In 2012, had 49 catches for 854 yards and eight TDs, helping Raiders to 7-4 record and first round of AAAAAA state playoffs... Participated in Offense-Defense All-American bowl in Texas... As junior, earned All-State recognition from coaches and writers after catching 52 passes, good for 857 yards and 13 TDs for 9-2 squad... Earned three letters on varsity basketball team, starting as shooting guard-forward. PERSONAL Carlos Montez Burse... “Los”... Mom is Sunshine Hodges and stepdad is Daryl Hodges... Born June 22, 1994 in Memphis... Has a younger brother, Wesley... Mom works in technology sales; dad is an accountant with AT&T.

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Cunningham Rivals HHHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain, four-year contributor for one of South Florida’s top 3A schools... Three-year starter at WR... Helped 2012 Suns to 13-0 mark capped by first state title in school history... Team also received MaxPreps’ Minuteman Trophy as its 2012 small-schools national champion... Earned All-State honors with 53 catches, 817 yards and eight total TDs as senior... Named Under Armour and MaxPreps All-American... Played in Under Armour All-American Game and Dade vs. Broward All-State Game... Posted 32 catches and eight TDs as junior... Enjoyed superb sophomore season – 60 catches, 1,140 yards and 10 TDs – helping school advanced to first state title game... Three-time All-Broward County... 2012 Florida Scholar Athlete of the Year... Diversity Club President. PERSONAL Son of Carlton and Natalie Cunningham... “JC”... Born Oct. 12, 1994... Has an older sister, Jahneille... Dad is a professor and engineer; mom works as law firm secretary... Parents were born and raised in Jamaica.

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Cunningham

Linebacker • 6-4 • 205 Pinson, Ala. • Pinson Valley H.S. Rivals HHHH ESPN HHHH Scout HHHH 247Sports HHHH HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and three-year starter at LB for school located just north of Birmingham... Concluded prep career by receiving Alabama 5A Lineman of the Year and Birmingham News’ Lineman of the Year honors after 2012 campaign... Amassed 448 total tackles during three-year varsity career... As a senior, also earned First Team All-State leading Indians to 8-4 overall record and second round of 5A playoffs... Contributed 194 total tackles, including 41 tackles for loss and 12 sacks along with four blocked punts during the season... Participated in postseason Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl... As junior, earned All-State recognition after registering 152 tackles for 9-3 squad... Also lettered in basketball and track. PERSONAL Zachary Daniel Cunningham... Son of Fred and Sophie Cunningham... Born Dec. 12, 1994... Dad works in landscaping... Has four brothers: Frederick, Ethan, Nathan and Zapheth; and two sisters, Gabriel and Danica... Plays the guitar.

Sean

Dowling

Offensive Line • 6-6 • 270 Fallbrook Calif. • Fallbrook Union HS Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Team captain as junior and senior... Two-year startingoffensive lineman at Fallbrook Union... As senior, earned All-CIF First Team OL recognition and allconference status and team’s MVP OL award... Participated in the Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl after senior campaign... As ninth grader, advanced to varsity while attending North Kingstown HS in Rhode Island. PERSONAL Sean M. Dowling... Son of Christopher and Karen Dowling... Born March 31, 1995 near Washington DC... Has a younger brother, Collin... Dad holds rank of colonel in U.S. Marine Corps; mom is an attorney and retired from active duty in the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel... Maternal grandfather also retired as an Marine Corps officer... Two cousins play college football: Brock Dowling (Tulsa) and Wesley Meng (Oregon State)... Involved in church activities in hometown.


2013 SIGNING CLASS Taurean

Johnny

Mitchell

Defensive Back • 5-9 • 200 Jonesboro, Ga. • Jonesboro HS

Quarterback • 6-3 • 200 Decatur, Ga. • Cedar Grove HS

Tight End • 6-4 • 245 Parker, Colo. • Chaparral HS

Ferguson Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter in secondary school south of Atlanta... Also started multiple years at WR... As senior, contributed five INTs and eight pass breakups along with 85 tackles for 9-2 squad that advanced to first round of AAAA playoffs... As senior WR, posted 36 catches for 498 yards and eight TDs... Earned All-Region and honorable mention All-State in 2012, and played in two postseason games, International Bowl and Georgia East-West All-Star Game... As junior, contributed 21 tackles, four INTs, 60 catches, 734 receiving yards and six TDs... Has earned three letters as standout hurdler in track, and finished second at 2012 state meet in 100-meter hurdles. PERSONAL Taurean Armaud Ferguson... Son of Deonte and Crystal Burden... Born Nov. 23, 1994... Has three brothers: Chuntney, Chris and William... Dad is an accountant; mom is a flight attendant... Has worked as baseball umpire and football referee in hometown youth leagues.

McCrary Rivals HHHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain at Cedar Grove... Concluded career as leading passer in DeKalb County history, posting staggering career pass stats: 567 of 831 (68.2%) for 9,025 yards and 78 TDs... Guided Saints to three straight AAA state playoff berths... As senior at Atlanta metro school, was 203 of 270 (75.2%) for 2,927 yards, 25 TDs and just nine INTs, earning First Team All-State and Atlanta JournalConstitution “Super 11” recognition... Also surpassed 300 passing yards in five games as senior... Participated in postseason U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Achieved rarity by earning AAA All-State QB recognition for three straight years. PERSONAL Johnathon Malcom McCrary... Son of Gregory McCrary Sr... Born Sept. 6, 1994... Has one brother, Gregory Jr., and one sister, Leah... Dad is a teacher and enjoyed seven-year career as tight end in NFL... Involved in youth activities at hometown church and community service programs at school.

Nathan

Tommy

Tight End • 6-5 • 220 Glen Ellyn, Ill. • Glenbard West HS

Punter/Kicker • 6-2 • 175 Jacksonville, Fla. • Creekside HS

Marcus Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter and two-way contributor for one of nation’s elite prep programs... Named First Team All-State by Illinois Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune after helping 2012 Hitters’ squad to 14-0 campaign and 7A state championship... Team ended season ranked No. 20 in USA Today national prep Top 25 poll... In 2012, named team’s MVP after posting 56 catches for 939 yards and eight TDs as TE, and 25 tackles and eight sacks as DE/LB... Also earned First Team All-Conference as senior... In 2011, contributed 30 receptions and six TD catches... Helped team to 34-3 overall record as starter... Has earned varsity letters in basketball and track & field... Academic All-State recipient. PERSONAL Nathan Marcus... Son of Bruce and Danae Marcus... Born Sept. 14, 1994... Has an older sister, Meredith, and younger brother, Ben... Dad is a manufacturer’s representative... Enjoys skiing and playing golf.

Openshaw Rivals HH Scout HH

ESPN HH

HIGH SCHOOL Ranks among nation’s top kicking specialists by several services... Started three years as kicker.. Became team’s primary placekicker as sophomore, adding punting duties as a senior... Became school’s first player to earn First Team 6A All-State recognition from writers after making five field goals and 45.6-yard punting average as senior... Also named All-District as senior... Was 16-of-22 on field goals as junior, including team record 56-yarder, as team advanced to second round of state playoffs... Member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL Thomas Reilly Openshaw... Son of Mark Openshaw and Susanne Openshaw... Born Sept. 30, 1994... Has three younger sisters: Colleen, Tara and Claire... Dad works as a construction manager; mom is retired from the U.S. Navy... Mom was a gymnast at U.S. Naval Academy... Plans to major in engineering... High academic achiever... Active in youth activities at hometown church... Enjoys golf.

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Parsons Rivals HHHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starting TE... Named to All-State and All-Conference squads after junior and senior seasons... As senior TE, hauled in 45 catches for 754 yards and seven TDs, helping Wolverines to 8-3 record and first round of 5A state playoffs... Posted winning TD catch in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Had 35 catches for 635 yards and seven TDs as junior... A team captain on basketball squad, Parsons was instrumental in helping Chaparral claim the 2012 state title as a junior. PERSONAL Mitchell Gregory Parsons... “Mitch”... Son of Greg and Kristen Parsons... Born June 2, 1995... Has a younger sister, Kayla... Dad works in sales; mom is a teacher... Enjoys art and cooking, big fan of Denver pro teams... Has worked as busboy at steak house and youth league baseball umpire... Participates in community service projects throughout high school.

Gerald

Perry

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 165 Memphis, Tenn. • Whitehaven HS Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year captain... Three-year starter... As senior, played a huge role in Tigers’ 15-0 season capped with a thrilling victory over Maryville that gave the school its first ever 6A state title... Two-time Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” recipient... All-State as a senior, posting 38 catches for 708 yards and 10 TDs, along with a pair of punt returns for scores... Also contributed as free safety on defense... Notched two TD catches and more than 100 receiving in yards in postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... Standout sprinter on track & field team. PERSONAL Gerald Leon Perry II... Son of Gerald and Allison Perry... Born Oct. 12, 1994... Dad is a colonel with Memphis Police Department; mom is a registered nurse... Has an older sister, Gerita... Dad played in NFL with San Diego... Prep teammate of fellow Vanderbilt signee Darrius Sims... Wants to become defense lawyer... Enjoys playing golf.

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2013 SIGNING CLASS Latevius

Landon

Mack

Wide Receiver • 6-1 • 180 Memphis, Tenn. • Central HS

Defensive Line • 6-4 • 220 Orlando, Fla. • Lake Highland Prep

Defensive Line • 6-5 • 248 Collierville, Tenn. • Harding Academy

Rayford Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter at WR for Warriors... As senior, averaged 26.2 yards on 19 receptions for run-oriented offense... Also produced 11 TDs as a WR/returner and had two INTs as senior safety... Named to Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” as senior and impressed in postseason appearance at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in California... Also nominated to play in AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... As a junior, posted 48 catches, including seven TDs... Standout in track & field, earning second place finish in 100-meter hurdles at 2012 state meet... Honors student. PERSONAL Latevius D’Vonte Rayford... Son of Marcus and LaKeydra Brown... Born May 3, 1995... Has two brothers, Marcus and Shuntrell... Mom works for the Memphis Board of Education; dad works in retail... Enjoys working out with his father and hanging out with friends... Mentors local youngsters through variety of community service efforts.

Sims

Defensive Back • 5-9 • 170 Memphis, Tenn. • Whitehaven HS ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior co-captain... Three-year starter at cornerback... Played instrumental role as CB and WR in Whitehaven’s first state title campaign... Was named Defensive MVP in thrilling 36-35 6A state championship victory over Maryville that capped 15-0 record... As senior, earned First Team All-State honors after contributing 68 tackles, 40 solo tackles, four INTs and 13 pass breakups... Accounted for seven TDs as senior, including two INT returns and three punt returns... Two-time Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” recipient... Hauled in a pair of INTs in postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... Sprints on track team and lettered in basketball... Honors student. PERSONAL Darrius D. Sims... Son of Phyllis Carter... Born Oct. 26, 1994... Has two brothers, DeMario and DeMarcus; and two sisters, Josalyn and Deeleon... Godparents are Marvin and Trione Cooper... Prep teammate of fellow Vanderbilt signee Gerald Perry.

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Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter for Orlando school... Started as DE/LB on defense and WR/TE on offense... As a senior, contributed 54 tackles, and eight sacks... Also added 15 catches for 264 yards and three TDs on offense... Named Second Team 4A All-State and listed as a top prospect by Orlando Sentinel as senior... Posted nearly 20 sacks and more than 175 tackles during career... Starts on Highlanders’ basketball team coached by former Commodore standout Jeff Turner... Also lettered in track & field. PERSONAL Landon Foster Stokes... Son of Fred and Regina Stokes... Born Oct. 31, 1993... Has two brothers, Lance and Luke... Dad owns food distribution firm and played 10 years in the NFL; mom serves as director of children’s ministry at Orlando World Outreach Center... Prep teammate of Vanderbilt freshman OL Blake Fromang... Plays saxophone..

Brandon

Vandenburg

Darrius

Rivals HHH Scout HHH

Stokes

Tight End H 6-5 • 255 College of the Desert (Calif.) CC • Xavier College Prep • Indio, Calif. Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL Regarded among the top junior college TEs in the nation... In 2012 started at TE for College of the Desert near Palm Springs... Named MVP in 2012, with 24 catches for 353 yards and three TDs... Named First Team All-SCFA Central Conference... Had two TD catches in narrow road loss to No. 1-ranked Mt. SAC JC... Transferred to community college after participating one year at University of San Diego... In high school, played two years as receiver and DE at Xavier College Prep in the Palm Springs area... Posted 22 catches and 88 tackles as senior. PERSONAL Brandon R. Vandenburg... Son of Shawna Vandenburg and Rod Vandenburg... Born June 15, 1993... Has an older sister, Briana; and two younger brothers, David and Matthew... Both parents work in the real estate profession... Becomes the first junior college transfer since QB Jordan Rodgers arrived on campus in 2010.

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Weaver Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year varsity starter, playing DE and TE... As senior helped Lions to 9-3 record and second round of DII-A playoffs... Earned All-State and Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” recognition... Contributed 66 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss on defense as senior, and added pair of TD catches on offense... Played in two postseason games, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... As junior, registered 12 sacks among 78 tackles for 9-3 team... As sophomore starter, had 40 tackles, six sacks and three TD catches... Throws discus in track & field... Involved in mentoring programs at school. PERSONAL Macklin Keshun Weaver... “The Mack Truck”... Son of Fay and Mack Weaver Sr... Born July 20, 1995... Mom is a nurse; dad is an accountant... Has a sister, Mekisha, who played volleyball at Jackson State... Dad played football at South Carolina State... Plays piano.

Ralph

Webb

Running Back • 5-10 • 190 Gainesville, Fla. • Gainesville HS Rivals HHH Scout HH

ESPN HHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year letter winner for one of Florida’s top 6A programs... Started as junior and senior at RB... As senior, named First Team All-State and All-Area by Gainesville Sun after leading Hurricanes to 6A state championship game for the first time in 30 years... Named MVP of 14-1 team as senior... Rushed for 2,020 yards and 28 TDs... Produced nearly 800 rushing yards in five playoff games, including 155-yard, 2-TD effort in state championship... Also contributed as DB during 2012 season... Rushed for 917 yards for eight TDs as a junior in 2011, helping Hurricanes’ to 10-3 and state quarterfinals... One of state’s top track & field athletes, won long jump at 2012 6A state meet... Owns long jump PR of 23’5”. PERSONAL Rapheal Webb... Son of Perttina Davis and Douglas Webb... Born Nov. 21, 1994... Has an older sister, Latoya; and two younger brothers, Jacquez and Jaquan... Dad is painting contractor; mom works with mentally challenged patients... Mentors elementary students.


2013 SIGNING CLASS Ryan

Jay

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 178 Louisville, Ky. • Trinity HS

Defensive Tackle • 6-2 • 280 Jackson, Ga. • Jackson HS

White Rivals HHH Scout HHHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year captain for one of nation’s elite prep teams... Three-year starter at cornerback for Trinity squad that captured three straight 6A Kentucky state titles, going 42-1 during 2010-12 seasons... As senior, earned All-State and All-Region recognition after 44 total tackles, three interceptions and 10 defensed passes for 13-1 squad that ranked No. 16 in USA Today’s national high school Top 25... As junior, contributed 51 total tackles and an INT in Trinity’s 14-0 campaign... Earned honor roll recognition each year at Trinity. PERSONAL Ryan Andrew White... Son of Robin Woolfolk and Ryan White... Born June 26, 1995 in Louisville... Has a brother, Roman, and sister, Reaghan... Mom works as a nurse... An uncle, Oliver White, played tight end at Kentucky in mid-1980s... Aspires to become a business owner.

DeAndre

Rivals HHH Scout HHHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Multi-year captain for school located between Atlanta and Macon... Earned four varsity letters... As senior DT, named First Time AAA All-State and All-Region after contributing 117 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles... Red Devils advanced to AAA state playoffs during senior campaign... Participated in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Game... Named All-Region after posting 99 tackles and seven sacks as junior...Also earned varsity letters as thrower in track & field. PERSONAL Jachovia LaTrez Woods... “Beast”... Son of Vickie Williams and Arthur Woods... Born Sept. 27, 1994... Has an older sister, Arkeriya... Active in leadership and community service programs at school... Involved in church activities in hometown... Named school’s homecoming king.

Jonathan

Woods

Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 208 Clay, Ala. • Clay-Chalkville HS Rivals HHH Scout HHH

Woods

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain for one of north Alabama’s top 6A programs... Started for three seasons at WR for Cougars... As senior, posted 51 receptions for 733 yards and nine TDs, helping north Birmingham squad to 12-2 season and 5A state semifinals... Named to Birmingham News’ All-Metro team as senior... 6A All-State WR as a junior after posting 36 catches, good for 460 yards and 10 TDs... Became a starter as sophomore, hauling in 30 catches for nearly 400 yards and six TDs... Sprints on track squad. PERSONAL DeAndre Deon Woods... “Dre”... Son of Sonya Woods... Born Feb. 10, 1995 in Birmingham... Has two younger sisters, Jonae and Amiya... Mentors athletes at Clay-Chalkville Junior High... School’s nominee for prestigious Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Achievement Award.

Wynn

Defensive Line • 6-4 • 220 Stone Mountain, Ga. • Stephenson HS Rivals HHH Scout HHH

ESPN HHHH 247Sports HHH

HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain for one of Atlanta’s top public school programs... Started two years at DE for Jaguars... As senior earned First Team All-State and All-District DL recognition after posting 19 tackles for loss and 11 sacks among 87 total tackles... Also contributed a pair of forced fumbles and an INT helping 2012 Jags advance to second round of AAAAA state playoffs... As a first-year starter in 2011, registered 51 tackles and eight sacks for 9-2 team that also reached state playoffs... Two-year letter winner in track & field. PERSONAL Jonathan Paul Wynn... “Wynn”... Son of Todd and Donna Wynn... Born Sept. 21, 1994... Has a sister, Sierra... Dad is an engineer; mom works in technical support and is a Nashville native... Was prep teammate of current ‘Dores safety Kenny Ladler and LB Darreon Herring.

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2012 Team Statistics

Total Points TOUCHDOWNS SCORED POINTS PER GAME First Downs

Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

Kick Returns: #-Yards Average Kick Return

PUnt Returns: #-Yards Average Punt Return

INT Returns: #-Yards Average Int. Return

Fumbles-Fumbles Lost Penalties: #-Yards

VANDY OPP. 390 47 30.0

246 236 114 107 109 113 23 16 2162 1848 2531 2247 369 399 524 482 4.1 3.8 166.3 142.2 25 17 2774 2493 207-350-5 232-432-11 7.9 5.8 13.4 10.7 213.4 191.8 17 7 4936 4341 874 914 5.6 4.7 379.7 333.9 40-874 53-1050 21.9 19.8 35-366 20-214 10.5 10.7 11-320 5-89 29.1 17.8

25-13

77-584 Average Per Game 44.9 Punts-Yards 61-2719 Average Per Punt 44.6 Net Punt Average 39.4 Time of PossESSION 30:11 3rd-Down Conversions 63/188 3rd Down Pct. 34% 4th-Down Conversions 17/30 4th Down Pct. 57% QB Sacks-Yards 31-196

FG Made/Attempts

RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS

2012 GAME RESULTS

243 27 18.7

20/24

25-7

89-716 55.1 79-3159 40.0 33.8 29:49 71/207 34% 9/27 33% 24-179

18/21

38-50 76% 33-39 85% 25-50 50% 17-39 44% 46-47 23-23

Note: Vanderbilt held a season advantage over its foes in every underlined stat total

Score (quarter) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Vanderbilt 67 132 124 67 0 Opponents 43 71 48 81 0 48

390 243

Date 8/30 9/8 9/15 9/22 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/31

Opponent South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest N.C. State

Passing

W/L,Score Overall Conf. Time Attn. L, 17-13 0-1 0-1 3:15 38,393 L, 23-13 0-2 0-1 3:15 31,644 W, 58-0 1-2 0-1 3:03 35,491 L, 48-3 1-3 0-2 3:15 92,746 W, 19-15 2-3 1-2 3:21 66,250 L, 31-17 2-4 1-3 3:28 40,350 W, 17-13 3-4 2-3 3:10 40,350 W, 49-7 4-4 2-3 3:13 32,227 W, 40-0 5-4 3-3 2:57 44,902 W, 27-26 6-4 4-3 3:46 60,572 W, 41-18 7-4 5-3 3:38 40,350 W, 55-21 8-4 5-3 3:08 26,134 W, 38-24 9-4 5-3 3:20 55,801

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

Jordan Rodgers 12 139.1 191-319-5 59.9 2539 15 • A. Carta-Samuels 6 139.1 14-25-0 56.0 208 1 Zac Stacy 13 75.4 1-4-0 25.0 24 0 • Wesley Tate 13 455.2 1-1-0 100.0 3 1 TEAM 11 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 Vanderbilt Totals 13 138.9 207-350-5 59.1 2774 17 Opponents 13 102.4 232-432-11 53.7 2493 7

Rushing

GP Att Gain Loss

Zac Stacy 13 • Brian Kimbrow 13 • Wesley Tate 13 Warren Norman 8 Jordan Rodgers 12 • Jordan Matthews 13 • A. Carta-Samuels 6 • Josh Grady 13 John Townsley 1 • Jonathan Krause 13 TEAM 11 Vanderbilt Totals 13 Opponents 13

Receiving

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

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207 66 107 21 91 3 5 6 1 1 16 524 482

Net Avg TD Long Avg/G

1198 57 1141 5.5 10 432 19 413 6.3 3 419 43 376 3.5 8 78 3 75 3.6 1 276 205 71 0.8 2 65 4 61 20.3 1 28 1 27 5.4 0 26 3 23 3.8 0 7 0 7 7.0 0 2 0 2 2.0 0 0 34 -34 -2.1 0 2531 369 2162 4.1 25 2247 399 1848 3.8 17

GP No. 13 94 13 50 13 12 13 10 13 10 13 9 12 8 13 7 13 3 12 2 12 1 8 1 13 207 13 232

Yards Avg 1323 774 116 205 98 69 45 89 3 19 24 9 2774 2493

78 211.6 38 34.7 24 1.8 3 0.2 0 0.0 78 213.4 85 191.8

14.1 15.5 9.7 20.5 9.8 7.7 5.6 12.7 1.0 9.5 24.0 9.0 13.4 10.7

TD 8 5 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 7

90 87.8 74 31.8 25 28.9 12 9.4 25 5.9 47 4.7 11 4.5 13 1.8 7 7.0 2 0.2 0 -3.1 90 166.3 70 142.2

Long Avg/G 78 60 25 72 25 23 11 32 4 12 24 9 78 85

101.8 59.5 8.9 15.8 7.5 5.3 3.8 6.8 0.2 1.6 2.0 1.1 213.4 191.8


2012 TEAM STATISTICS 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

All-Purpose

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

GP Plays 12 13 13 13 6 8 13 13 1 13 11 13 13

410 211 66 108 30 21 3 6 1 1 17 874 914

GP Rush

Rush

Pass

71 1141 413 376 27 75 61 23 7 2 -34 2162 1848

2539 24 0 3 208 0 0 0 0 0 0 2774 2493

Total Avg/G 2610 1165 413 379 235 75 61 23 7 2 -34 4936 4341

217.5 89.6 31.8 29.2 39.2 9.4 4.7 1.8 7.0 0.2 -3.1 379.7 333.9

Rec PR KOR Ret Total Avg

13 61 1323 53 32 13 1141 205 15 0 13 413 3 0 486 13 0 774 0 0 13 376 116 0 15 13 2 69 281 0 13 0 0 0 275 13 0 0 0 11 8 75 9 0 32 13 23 89 0 0 13 0 98 0 0 12 71 24 0 0 12 0 45 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 6 27 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 23 13 0 0 19 0 12 0 19 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 13 0 0 0 0 11 -34 0 -7 0 13 2162 2774 366 874 13 1848 2493 214 1050

0 0 0 0 0 0 68 182 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 17 12 0 0 1 0 320 89

1469 1361 902 774 507 352 343 193 116 112 98 95 45 40 27 23 19 19 17 12 7 5 1 -41 6496 5694

113.0 104.7 69.4 59.5 39.0 27.1 26.4 14.8 14.5 8.6 7.5 7.9 3.8 3.1 4.5 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.0 7.0 1.0 -3.7 499.7 438.0

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

• Carey Spear 0 20-24 27-27 0-0 Zac Stacy 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Wesley Tate 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Jordan Matthews 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Chris Boyd 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan Fowler 0 0-0 19-20 0-0 • Brian Kimbrow 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Jordan Rodgers 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Jonathan Krause 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 Trey Wilson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Kris Kentera 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Steven Scheu 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Warren Norman 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 • Casey Hughes 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Vanderbilt Totals 47 20-24 46-47 0-0 Opponents 27 18-21 23-23 2-3

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

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

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 1 1 0

87 60 54 54 30 19 18 12 12 12 12 6 6 6 2 390 243

Field Goals

FGM-FGA

• Carey Spear

Punting

No.

Richard Kent • Carey Spear Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Field Goals

%

1-29 30-39 40-49

20-24 83.3 10-10

Yds Avg Long

59 2652 1 33 1 34 61 2719 79 3159

FGM-FGA

• Carey Spear

Punting

3-3

44.9 33.0 34.0 44.6 40.0

%

No.

4 0 1 5 6

No.

Punt Returns

No.

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

•Jonathan Krause • Jordan Matthews • Andrew Williamson • Trent Pruitt Zac Stacy TEAM • Casey Hughes Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Field Goal Sequence

22 12 2 1 1 1 1 40 53

25 6 1 1 1 1 0 35 20

52

1

50+ Blk

22 1 0 23 21

17 0 0 17 14

1-29 30-39 40-49

50+

Lg Blk

2-3

52

44.9 33.0 34.0 44.6 40.0

Kickoff Returns

Lg Blk

2-3

16 0 0 16 15

3-3

Yds Avg Long

59 2652 1 33 1 34 61 2719 79 3159

50+

TB FC I-20

67 33 34 67 57

20-24 83.3 10-10

Richard Kent • Carey Spear Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

5-8

67 33 34 67 57

5-8

TB FC I-20 4 0 1 5 6

16 0 0 16 15

Yds Avg

0 0 0 0 1

1

50+ Blk

22 1 0 23 21

17 0 0 17 14

0 0 0 0 1

TD

Long

22.1 22.9 16.0 15.0 11.0 32.0 23.0 21.9 19.8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

52 52 20 15 11 32 23 52 94

Yds Avg

TD

Long

2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

83 16 0 5 15 0 0 83 81

486 275 32 15 11 32 23 874 1050

281 53 19 5 15 -7 0 366 214

Vanderbilt

11.2 8.8 19.0 5.0 15.0 -7.0 0.0 10.5 10.7

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) N.C. State (30) 44 44 (24) 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 23-13-214-1-1 at Northwestern 33-17-217-1-0 Presbyterian - 20-13-195-1-0 at Georgia 23-13-218-0-0 2-1-13-0-0 at Missouri 24-14-182-0-1 Florida 31-17-237-1-0 Auburn 25-15-173-0-0 UMass 21-17-217-2-0 1-0-0-0-0 at Kentucky 29-18-220-2-1 1-0-0-0-0 at Ole Miss 36-21-279-2-0 Tennessee 26-13-245-2-1 at Wake Forest 23-17-229-2-1 0-0-0-0-0 vs. N.C. State (Music City Bowl) 23-17-229-2-1 0-0-0-0-0 TOTALS 294-175-2431-13-5 24-14-208-1-0

Rushing

#-Yds/TD

Receiving

#-Yds/TD

SC NW

Zac Stacy, RB 207-1141/10 13-48/0 • Brian Kimbrow, RB 66-413/3 2-5/0 • Wesley Tate, WR 107-376/7 7-17/0 Warren Norman, RB 21-75/1 DNP Jordan Rodgers, QB 91-74/2 13-(-8)/0 • Jordan Matthews, WR 3-61/1 - • A. 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, HB/FB Warren Norman, RB • Brian Kimbrow, RB

Punt Returns

SC NW

SC NW

UGA

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)

MIZZ

FLA AU

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 - - - - -

94-1362/8 8-147/1 6-75/1 50-764/5 1-9/0 6-76/0 10-205/0 - 1-55/0 11-116/1 1-17/0 1-5/0 10-98/2 - - 7-89/0 1-32/0 1-(-3)/0 9-69/0 2-9/0 1-2/0 8-45/1 DNP - 1-24/0 - - 2-19/0 - 1-7/0 1-9/0 DNP DNP 3-3/0 - -

#-Yds

PC

Top INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES of 2012

PC

PC

UGA

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 - - - - - -

UGA

MIZZ

MIZZ

MASS

FLA AU

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 - - -

FLA AU

UK

MISS

UT

WF NCST

5-15/0 11-69/1 2-17/0 17-85/1 21-180/2 25-107/1 7-98/1 13-69/1 9-41/0 4-15/0 6-4/0 1-(-2)/0 15-81/1 11-44/1 15-43/1 13-40/0 2-27/1 9-14/1 3-8/0 8-34/0 - - DNP DNP 3-22/1 6-11/0 8-(-7)/0 3-9/0 4-(-6)/0 4-9/1 - - - 1-47/1 - 1-(-4)/0 1-10/0 - DNP DNP - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - - - - -

MASS

UK

MISS

UT

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

MASS

UK

MISS

7-115/1 3-35/1 2-86/0 1-9/0 1-3/1 - - - - - - -

UT

WF NCST 10-144/1 3-35/0 - 2-37/1 - - 1-5/0 1-8/0 - - DNP -

7-61/1 4-18/1 1-12/0 2-10/0 2-7/0 DNP -

WF NCST

• Jonathan Krause 25-281 - 2-11 2-5 - - - 1-2 6-93 4-39 4-1 3-20 3-110 • Jordan Matthews 6-53 - - 3-36 1-0 1-6 1-11 - - - - - - • Andrew Williamson 1-19 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-19 Zac Stacy 1-15 1-15 - - - - - - - - - - - • Trent Pruitt 1-5 DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP - 1-5 DNP DNP - -

Kick Returns

• Brian Kimbrow • Andre Hal Warren Norman • Jordan Matthews • Steven Clarke • Wesley Tate Trey Wilson

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#-Yds 22-486 12-274 2-32 1-32 1-23 1-15 1-11

SC NW - 2-61 DNP - 1-23 - -

3-76 3-65 DNP - - - -

PC

UGA

MIZZ

FLA AU

1-31 - - - - - -

6-134 1-14 - - - - -

5-87 - DNP 1-32 - - -

2-37 1-16 - - DNP - -

1-22 - - - DNP - -

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UK

MISS

UT

WF NCST

- 1-24 - - - - -

- 1-29 - - - - -

1-15 1-14 1-20 - - - -

1-11 1-20 1-12 - - - -

- - DNP - - 1-15 1-11

2-73 1-32 DNP -


2012 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE STATS

Tackles Sacks Pass Def # Name Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp PassD

1 36 31 15 28 23 90 8 98 22 35 84 13 97 44 92 55 32 30 12 58 16 53 27 54 37 42 34 39 33 56

Fumbles QBH Rcv-Yds FF

Blkd Kick

• Kenny Ladler, safety 60 30 90 3.5-9 1-4 2-17 1 3 1-22 1 - • Chase Garnham, LB 43 41 84 12.5- 61 7-51 - - - 3 - 1 • Javon Marshall, safety 60 23 83 2.0- 6 - - 2 2 - - 1 Archibald Barnes, LB 35 31 66 2.0- 4 1-3 1-0 5 6 3 - 1 • Karl Butler, LB 34 17 51 11.5-39 2-12 - 5 5 2 1-0 1 • Andre Hal, CB 36 12 48 2.0-2 - 2-68 14 16 - 1-0 - • Walker May, DE 25 16 41 10.5-49 3-28 - 2 2 7 - - Trey Wilson, CB 29 7 36 1.5-6 - 3-182 8 11 - - 1 Johnell Thomas, DE 20 16 36 4.0-13 1-7 1-1 1 2 - - 1 Eric Samuels, safety 20 15 35 1.5-12 1-11 1-12 1 2 - - - • Darreon Herring, LB 19 14 33 1.0-5 - 1-40 1 2 - - 2 Rob Lohr, DT 19 11 30 11.0-35 2-10 - 3 3 2 - - • Jake Sealand, LB 11 13 24 1.5-5 - - - - 3 - 1 Jared Morse, DT 17 7 24 9.0-25 2-10 - 4 4 2 - - • Barron Dixon, DT 6 16 22 1.0- 4 1-4 - 1 1 . 1-0 - • Kyle Woestmann, DE 14 8 22 8.0-34 6-27 - - - 2 . 2 • Caleb Azubike, DE 15 6 21 4.5-22 4-22 - - - 2 1-0 - • Andrew Williamson, safety 14 6 20 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 • Larry Franklin, LB 12 6 18 3.5-7 - - 1 1 . 1-0 - • Steven Clarke, CB 10 8 18 1.0-2 - - 1 1 1 - - Colt Nichter, DT 7 9 16 - - - - - - - 1 Eddie Foster, CB 13 2 15 - - - 1 1 - - - • Vince Taylor, DT 5 9 14 1.5-3 - - - - - - - - • Jahmel McIntosh, safety 5 3 8 - - - - - - - - • Jimmy Stewart, DE 5 3 8 3.0-8 2-6 - - - - - - - • Casey Hughes, LB 3 3 6 1.0-5 - - - - 1 1-0 . . • Kellen Williams, LB 1 4 5 - - - 1 1 - - - • Andrew East, LB/SN 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - - • Carey Spear, PK 1 2 3 - - - - - - - - - • Derek King, CB 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - • Darien Bryant, DE 1 1 2 1-1 1-1 - 1 1 - - - TEAM - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Vanderbilt Totals 558 344 902 97-357 31-196 11-320 54 65 29 7-22 13 1 Opponents 29 382 911 88-329 24-179 5-89 43 48 37 13-58 13 1

Tackles

Solo-Assisted-Total • Kenny Ladler, safety 60-30-90 • Javon Marshall, safety 60-23-83 • Chase Garnham, LB 43-41-84 Archibald Barnes, LB 35-31-66 • Karl Butler, LB 34-17-51 • Andre Hal, CB 36-12-48 • Walker May, DE 25-16-41 Johnell Thomas, DE 20-16-36 Eric Samuels, safety 20-15-35 Trey Wilson, CB 29-7-36 • Darreon Herring, LB 19-14-33 Rob Lohr, DT 19-11-30 Jared Morse, DT 19-7-26 • Jake Sealand, LB 11-13-24 • Barron Dixon, DT 6-16-22 • Andrew Williamson, safety 14-6-20 • Kyle Woestmann, DE 14-8-22 • Caleb Azubike, DE 15-6-21 Colt Nichter, DT 7-9-16 Eddie Foster, CB 13-2-15 • Larry Franklin, LB 12-6-17 • Steven Clarke, CB 10-8-18 • Vince Taylor, DT 5-9-14 • Jimmy Stewart, DE 5-3-8 • Jahmel McIntosh, safety 5-3-8 • Kellen Williams, LB 1-4-5 • Casey Hughes, LB 3-3-6 • Carey Spear, PK 1-2-3 • Derek King, CB 2-0-2 • Andrew East, LB/SN 3-0-3 • Darien Bryant, DE 1-1-2

SC NW 8-1 4-3 7-3 5-0 6-3 5-2 5-3 4-1 3-2 4-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 3-2 0-3 1-3 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 - 0-2 1-2 0-2 - 1-0 DNP DNP 0-1 - - 2-0 - 2-2 - 3-0 0-1 0-2 - 1-0 2-0 - 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 - 1-0 - - - 0-1 - - - 0-1 - - - - - -

PC DNP 3-1 3-2 3-3 2-0 1-1 1-0 2-1 2-3 2-1 2-1 0-1 2-1 DNP 1-2 1-1 - 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 - 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-0 - - - 1-1

UGA 7-4 4-1 3-3 0-2 3-2 3-1 1-2 1-2 2-3 4-1 2-4 0-2 1-2 DNP 0-1 1-0 1-2 0-3 0-2 2-1 - 2-0 1-2 - - 1-2 - - - - -

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

FLA AU 3-4 4-2 3-2 3-4 1-5 4-5 5-7 2-1 3-2 3-2 3-3 4-2 0-1 3-3 1-1 2-0 - 2-1 2-1 3-0 - 2-0 - 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-3 DNP 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 - 3-1 - - 0-1 DNP - 1-0 0-1 - DNP DNP 0-1 0-1 DNP - - DNP DNP DNP 0-1 - - - - DNP 1-0 - DNP DNP

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UK 6-0 5-1 1-3 2-1 1-2 2-1 3-1 1-0 DNP 4-1 0-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 1-3 - 1-0 DNP DNP - - DNP - -

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

UT 5-3 4-3 4-6 3-2 4-1 4-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-1 1-1 - 1-1 2-2 0-2 - 1-0 2-0 1-0 DNP 0-1 0-2 1-0 - 1-1 - - 1-0 DNP - DNP

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

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Individual defensive Stats; 2012 Starters Interceptions/Ret.

No.-Yds SC NW PC UGA MIZZ FLA AU MASS UK MISS UT WF NCST

• Andre Hal, CB Trey Wilson, CB Archibald Barnes, LB Johnell Thomas, DE • Kenny Ladler, safety • Darreon Herring, LB Eric Samuels, safety

QB Sacks

2-68 - - - - - - - - - - 2-68 - 3-182 - - 1-100 - - - - 1-17 - - - - 1-65 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - 1-1 - 2-17 1-17 - DNP - - - - - - - - - 1-0 1-40 - - - - - - - 1-40 - - - - 1-12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-12

Sacks-Yds SC NW

• Chase Garnham, LB • Kyle Woestmann, DE • Caleb Azubike, DE • Walker May, DE Jared Morse, DT Rob Lohr, DT • Karl Butler, LB • Jimmy Stewart, DE • Barron Dixon, DT Eric Samuels, safety Johnell Thomas, DE Archibald Barnes, LB • Darien Bryant, DE • Kenny Ladler, safety

7-51 6-27 4-22 3-28 2-10 2-10 2-12 2-6 1-4 1-11 1-7 1-3 1-1 1-4

1-12 - - 1-8 - - - - - - - - - 1-4

- - 1-5 - - - - - - - - - - -

PC

UGA

MIZZ

- - 1-4 - - - - 1-2 - 1-11 - - 1-1 DNP

- - - - 1-4 - - - - - - - - -

1-11 - - - - - - DNP - - - - DNP -

FLA AU - - - - - - 1-4 DNP - - - - DNP -

3-13 1-6 - - - - - - - - - 1-3 DNP -

MASS - - 1-4 - - 1-7 - 1-4 - - - - - -

UK MISS UT

WF NCST

- 1-5 - - 1-6 - - - 1-4 DNP - - - -

- - - 1-6 - - 1-8 - - - 1-7 -

1-2 1-3 - 1-14 - 1-3 - - - - - - DNP -

- 1-6 1-9 - - - - - - - - - DNP -

1-13 2-7 -

VANDERBILT STARTERS Starters (OFF.) South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest at N.C. State (MCBowl)

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

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WR

WR

WR/TE/FB

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

DE

DT

DT

TE

QB

Kentera Scheu Scheu Kentera Kentera Kentera Scheu Scheu Scheu Scheu Grady (WR) Scheu Grady (WR)

Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Carta-Samuels Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Johnson Rodgers Stacy Seymour Rodgers Stacy Seymour Rodgers Stacy Seymour

DE

RB

OLB MLB

LT

OLB

LG

C

Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Seymour Jelesky Bernstein Bernstein Bernstein

Pulley Jelesky Pulley Jelesky Townsend Jelesky Townsend Jelesky Pulley Jelesky Pulley Jelesky Townsend Jelesky Townsend Bernstein Townsend Bernstein Townsend Bernstein Townsend Jelesky Townsend Jelesky Townsend Jelesky

Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Seymour Johnson Johnson Johnson

SS FS

CB

CB

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 J. Thomas Lohr Nichter May Barnes Garnham Butler Hal

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RT

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 Marshall Ladler Wilson


TEAM COMPARISONS 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 vs. N.C. State (MCBowl) Totals

Score

1st Downs Rushing Passing

Rush Yds

Pass Yds

L, 13-17 11/17 6/12 5/4 36-62/47-205 214/67 L, 13-23 17/23 6/15 11/6 34-101/46-191 217/133 W, 58-0 25/7 15/2 9/4 46-410/34-47 195/102 L, 3-48 15/27 6/14 8/12 36-106/47-302 231/265 W, 19-15 17/17 6/8 8/8 43-89/35-150 206/245 L, 17-31 23/15 9/11 11/3 47-126/35-326 237/77 W, 17-13 19/13 10/8 7/4 45-209/33-103 173/109 W, 49-7 22/16 10/6 10/9 37-226/32-54 217/210 W, 40-0 29/15 13/7 11/6 50-227/31-101 220/159 W, 27-26 17/24 8/5 9/18 36-104/40-55 267/403 W, 41-18 15/19 9/7 5/10 40-194/33-149 248/154 W, 55-21 19/19 8/9 10/8 34-203/44-124 229/186 W, 38-24 17/24 9/3 4/21 41-117/25-41 108/383 390-243 246/236 114/107 109/113 524-2162/482-1848 2774/2493

Plays-Total Yds

Ret. Yds

Turnovers

59-276/62-272 116/52 67-318/77-324 152/21 66-605/55-149 172/97 61-337/73-567 148/58 69-295/75-395 125/97 78-363/55-403 64/73 71-382/54-212 24/55 59-443/73-264 174/214 80-447/66-260 73/155 71-371/90-458 50/89 68-442/74-303 132/238 57-432/82-310 155/84 68-225/78-424 105/178 874-4936/914-4341 1483/1411

1/2 2/0 0/2 1/0 1/1 1/0 3/0 2/3 2/0 1/0 1/3 3/2 0/4 18/17

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

3rd Down

4th Down

Time Poss Margin

Yds/Rush

Yds/Pass

Yds/Play

Punting

Penalty Yds

South Carolina 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 at Northwestern 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 Presbyterian 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 at Georgia 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 at Missouri 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 Florida 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 Auburn 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 UMass 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 at Kentucky 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 at Ole Miss 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 Tennessee 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 at Wake Forest 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 vs. N.C. State (MCBowl) 3-14/13-19 3-4/0-1 32:56/29:04 2:52 2.9/1.6 4.0/7.2 3.3/5.4 5-46.2/3-30.3 2-10/9-90 Totals 63-188/71-207 13-30/9-27 392:24/389:36 2:48 4.1/3.8 8.1/5.7 5.6/4.7 61-44.6/79-40.0 77-584/89-716

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 vs. N.C. State (Music City Bowl) W, 38-24 Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

4th 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 vs. N.C. State (Music City Bowl) W, 38-24 Vanderbilt Totals Opponents

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

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%) 3-14 (21.5%) 63-188 (33.5%) 71-207 (30.9%)

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%) 1-3 (33.3%) 17-48 (35.4%) 14-40 (35.0%)

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%) 1-3 (33.3%) 18-51 (35.3%) 19-54 (35.2%)

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%) 0-4 (0.0%) 14-40 (35.0%) 16-60 (26.7%)

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%) 1-4 (25.0% 14-49 (28.6%) 22-53 (41.5%)

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th 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%) 3-4 (75.0%) 17-30 (56.7%) 9-27 (33.3%)

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%) 0-1 (0.0%) 7-9 (77.8%) 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%) 0-0 (0.0%) 3-8 (37.5%) 2-6 (33.3%)

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%) 1-1 (100.0%) 2-3 (66.7%) 2-7 (28.6%)

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%) 2-2 (100.0%) 5-10 (50.0%) 2-9 (22.2%)

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2012 Statistical comparisons 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 vs. N.C. State (Music City Bowl) W, 38-24 Vanderbilt Total Vanderbilt Avg.

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th 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 32:56 392:24 30:11

10:18 8:53 6:00 9:26 6:14 6:02 11:38 8:25 7:44 8:47 8:03 7:46 59:04 108:20 8:21

4:49 9:17 5:45 5:40 8:26 6:29 5:37 7:35 9:05 3:51 6:57 7:26 8:21 89:08 6:55

8:35 5:53 8:50 8:02 8:29 11:22 4:51 4:45 7:15 7:44 8:01 7:00 5:50 96:37 7:21

4:42 5:41 9:59 4:45 9:02 9:17 7:03 5:09 10:29 6:12 11:10 4:59 9.41 98:09 7:33

Vanderbilt窶的nside Opponent 20-Yard Line

Opponent

Score

Inside Total 20 Scored Pts

Rush TDs

Pass FG TDs Att. Made FG-M

----- Failed inside 20 ----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 vs. N.C. State (Music City) W, 38-24 6 6 33 3 2 1 1 0 Vanderbilt Totals 50 38 208 23 17 6 13 2 Vanderbilt Season Totals: 38 of 50 (76%)

Opponents窶的nside Vanderbilt 20-Yard Line

Opponent

Score

Inside Total 20 Scored Pts

Rush TDs

Pass FG TDs Att. Made FG-M

----- Failed inside 20 ----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 vs. N.C. State (Music City) W, 38-24 3 3 15 1 1 1 1 0 Opponent Totals 39 33 155 16 12 5 16 0 Opponent Season Totals: 33 of 39 (84.6%)

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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 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 1 0

Gm

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 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0


2012 VANDERBILT SCORING DRIVES 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 Massachusetts Massachusetts

Plays Yards Time 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 6 1

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 57 74

Culminating Play

1:01 Matthews 78-yard pass from Rodgers 2:06 Spear 25-yard field goal 3:43 Spear 44-yard field goal 4:49 Matthews 22-yard pass from Rodgers 3:57 Spear 32-yard field goal 4:07 Spear 26-yard field goal 0:14 Stacy 86-yard run 4:20 Spear 23-yard field goal 2:39 Tate 6-yard run 4:29 Spear 28-yard field goal 3:35 Scheu 3-yard pass from Carta-Samuels 3:10 Tate 1-yard run 1:47 Norman 3-yard run 0:15 Kimbrow 49-yard run 4:33 Spear 42-yard field goal 1:50 Spear 29-yard field goal 4:22 Stacy 5-yard run 1:51 Stacy 14-yard run 4:45 Spear 21-yard field goal 2:37 Matthews 10-yard pass from Rodgers 4:33 Stacy 1-yard run 2:47 Spear 22-yard field goal 8:25 Tate 7-yard run 1:15 Spear 30-yard field goal 2:56 Stacy 2-yard run 0:38 Tate 25-yard run 3:36 Kentera 25-yard pass from Rodgers 0:48 Rodgers 4-yard run 2:31 Boyd 14-yard pass from Rodgers 0:13 Kimbrow 74-yard run

Opponent Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State

Plays Yards Time 11 71 4:19 9 67 3:53 9 61 3:53 7 59 1:16 6 59 1:57 11 44 5:19 7 24 3:39 8 45 3:24 3 24 0:51 4 75 1:54 11 51 4:02 9 79 1:51 5 76 2:43 8 29 2:43 3 17 1:20 3 85 1:19 2 4 1:05 11 59 4:53 3 78 1:26 11 85 5:20 5 45 2:03 1 64 0:11 5 37 2:25 11 41 4:48 4 1 2:06 2 91 0:48 10 65 5:09 4 27 1:46 5 32 2:31 2 18 0:13 8 23 3:01 8 44 4:18

Culminating Play Matthews 34-yard pass from Rodgers Tate 3-yard run Boyd 30-yard pass from Rodgers Stacy 2-yard run Kimbrow 33-yard run Spear 40-yard field goal Spear 48-yard field goal Spear 22-yard field goal Spear 44-yard field goal Matthews 52-yard pass from Rodgers Tate 1-yard run Boyd 26-yard pass from Rodgers Spear 19-yard field goal Spear 27-yard field goal Boyd 11-yard pass from Rodgers Matthews 47-yard run Kentera 3-yard pass from Tate Stacy 10-yard run Matthews 71-yard pass from Rodgers Tate 25-yard pass from Rodgers Tate 15-yard run Matthews 64-yard pass from Rodgers Stacy 4-yard run Spear 52-yard field goal Spear 50-yard field goal Stacy 90-yard run Boyd 5-yard pass from Rodgers Stacy 6-yard run Tate 7-yard run Matthews 18-yard pass from Rodgers Spear 30-yard field goal Rodgers 15-yard run

New video board and berm seating area in north end zone of stadium constructed prior to the 2012 season.

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

Player, Date

VANDERBILT – TEAM The Last Time...

Opponent, 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, vs. N.C. State (107, 12/31/2012) 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)

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...................................vs. N.C. State (41, 12/31/2012) Held foe under 100 passing yards.......................................... vs. Army (18, 10/22/2011) Held foe scoreless............................................................... at Kentucky (40-0, 11/3/2012)

Opponent – Individuals

Opponent – Team

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 ..................Mike Glennon, N.C. State (383, 12/31/2012) QB passed for 300+ yards...................Mike Glennon, N.C. State (383, 12/31/2012) 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 ....................Tobias Palmer, N.C. State (111, 12/31/2012) 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................. Tobias Palmer, N.C. State (94, 12/31/2012) 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)

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Team, Date

Achieved 30 or more 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) Passed for more than 300 yards.................................... N.C. State (383, 12/31/2012) 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)

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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

Scoring Summary

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).

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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Scoring Summary

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. Vanderbilt 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.

ANCHOR DOWN

QUOTABLE G A M E D A Y

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"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

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Coach James Franklin on the Vanderbilt shutout

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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.

Scoring Summary

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 victory over Vanderbilt 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.

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

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

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).

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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.

Team Vanderbilt Missouri

1 2 2 7 6 0

3 0 3

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

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 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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Scoring Summary

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

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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QUOTABLE ANCHOR DOWN

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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Wide receiver Jordan Matthews

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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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.

ANCHOR DOWN

QUOTABLE

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AustIn MOnAhAn

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cOlt nIchtEr

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"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.

Team Auburn Vanderbilt

1 2 0 10 7 3

3 0 7

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.

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

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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1 2 3 0 0 0 7 14 28

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

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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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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.

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"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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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. – 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.

KEY STATISTIC The shutout was the first SEC shutout for Vanderbilt since blanking Kentucky 6-0 in 1968.

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).

1 2 7 20 0 0

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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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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 are a SEC program on the rise, 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

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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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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

OLE MISS

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.

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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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Team Tennessee Vanderbilt

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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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).

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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

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

Wake Forest

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.

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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 MUSIC CITY BOWL RECAP Commodores Notch NINTH Win; Defeat N.C. State in Bowl 38-24 NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt is winning like the Commodores haven't in nearly a century. After capturing the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Head Coach James Franklin says everyone better get used to it. Jordan Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Commodores capped their best season since 1915 by defeating North Carolina State 38-24 in Nashville's LP Field. ame "We're not going anywhere," a smiling and Dec. 31, 2012 teary Franklin said. The Commodores finished Nashville 9-4 for their best record since going 9-1 in 1915. It marks only the third time the smallest and only private university in the SEC has won as many as nine games in a season. Vandy closed the season with seven straight wins for its longest streak since an eight-game run in 1948. Senior Zac Stacy earned the bowl's MVP honors with 108 rushing yards and one touchdowns.

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Team N.C. STATE Vanderbilt

PLAY OF THE GAME Two plays after safety Eric Samuels' interception of Mike Glennon just before halftime, Jordan Rodgers and Jordan Matthews connected on an 18-yard touchdown pass to give Vanderbilt a 28-14 lead going into intermission. The score was the eventual deciding points.

KEY STATISTIC The Commodores forced five N.C. State turnovers – three interceptions and two fumbles – while committing zero turnovers. Vanderbilt scored 17 points following the turnovers.

QUOTABLE "When you're throwing out dates like 1915, you know that's a very, very, very long time... "Talk about these guys' greatgreat grandparents... We also currently have the longest win streak in the SEC, which we're very, very proud of."

Coach James Franklin on his team's accomplishments

NOTEWORTHY With the victory, Vanderbilt concludes the season with an sevengame win streak, the longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference and the longest at Vanderbilt since an eight-game span to conclude the 1948 season.

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4 Final Record 10 24 7-6, 4-4 7 38 9-4, 5-3

First Quarter: VANDY: Boyd 5-yd pass from Rodgers (Spear kick) 10-65 9:51 Second Quarter: VANDY: Stacy 6-yd run (Fowler kick) 4-27 10:08. NCS: Creecy 1-yd run (Sade kick) 11-84 1:46. VANDY: Tate 7-yd run (Spear kick) 5-32 3:47. NCS: Palmer 94-yd kickoff return (Sade kick) 3:35. VANDY: Matthews 18-yd pass from Rodgers ( Fowler kick) 2-18 0:41 Third Quarter: VANDY: Spear 30-yd field goal 8-23 9:39. Fourth Quarter: NCS: Sade 24-yd field goal 12-66 14:56. VANDY: Rodgers 15-yd run (Spear kick) 8-44 5:11. NCS: Smith 19 yd pass from Glennon (Sade kick) 10 -71 2:06.

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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

NCState 24 25-41 383 53-35-3 78-424 0-0 3-15 7-24.7 0-0 3-30.3 6-2 9-90 27:04 13 of 19 0 of 1 3-3 1-6

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17 41-117 108 27-16-0 68-225 0-0 1-15 3-35.0 3-77 5-46.2 0-0 2-10 32:56 3 of 14 3 of 4 6-6 3-20

RUSHING: NCS – Creecy 9-43; Thornton 12-39; Glennon 3-(-20). VANDY – Zac Stacy 25-107; Wesley Tate 9-14; Jordan Rodgers 4-6; BrianKimbrow 1-(-2); Jordan Matthews 1-(-4), team 1-(-4). PASSING: NCS – Glennon 35-53-3-383; VANDY – Jordan Rodgers 16-25-0-108; Austin Carta-Samuels 0-1-0, Zac Stacy 0-1-0. RECEIVING: NCS – Palmer 8-111; Creecy 6-50; Thornton 5-41; Smith 3-50; Payton 3-37; Carter 3-34; Talbert 3-29; Watson 2-21; Winkles 1-5; Underwood 1-5. VANDY – Jordan Matthews 7-61; Chris Boyd 4-18; Wesley Tate 2-10; Steven Scheu 2-7; Zac Stacy 1-12.

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