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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.


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).


Top Yearly scoring avg.


2013 Vanderbilt Football Spring Guide  
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2013 Vanderbilt Football Spring Guide