Vanderbilt Commodores football statistical leaders

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Earl Bennett's 236 career receptions were a record until Jordan Matthews broke it 6 years later.

The Vanderbilt Commodores football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Vanderbilt Commodores football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, Single season and career leaders. The Commodores represent Vanderbilt University in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference.

Although Vanderbilt began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers[1] the "modern era" to have begun in 1946. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since 1950, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Commodores have played in five bowl games since them.
  • The 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons, all played under head coach James Franklin, are the three-highest scoring Commodore seasons of the modern era, and three of the four seasons with the most offensive yards.[1]

The statistics below are updated through the end of the 2017 season.


Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]


Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]



Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[20]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]






Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "2014 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Kyle Shurmur". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  4. ^ a b Hall of Fame Bowl
  5. ^ a b "Party like it's 1999: Woodson has Kentucky bowl eligible". 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  6. ^ a b "Bowl worthy: Vanderbilt upsets No. 17 Tennessee, 45-35". 2016-11-26.
  7. ^ a b c d "Kentucky 48, Vanderbilt 43". 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  8. ^ a b "Vanderbilt overpowers Austin Peay 47-7". 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  9. ^ "Interception in second OT saves Gators". 2005-11-05. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The 2014 Vanderbilt Football Media Guide lists only a leader for this statistic, rather than a top 10.
  11. ^ a b Cirillo, Chip (2014-11-02). "Vanderbilt soars past Old Dominion 42-28". AP. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Ralph Webb". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  13. ^ "Webb runs for 211, Vanderbilt beats Middle Tennessee 47-24". 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  14. ^ "Zac Stacy burns Army for 198 yards, 3 TDs as Vandy rolls". 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  15. ^ "Vanderbilt becomes bowl eligible for first time since 2008". 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  16. ^ "Vanderbilt routs Wake Forest to win sixth straight". 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  17. ^ "Commodores 41, Spiders 17". 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  18. ^ "Spurrier posts first winning streak as Gamecocks coach". 2005-10-22. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  19. ^ "Nickson helps Vandy keep Duke winless in 'SAT Bowl'". 2006-10-28. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  20. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  21. ^ "Shurmur powers Vanderbilt in 42-0 shutout of Alabama A&M". 2017-09-09.
  22. ^ "Hamilton picks off Snead three times as Vandy clips Ole Miss for 4-0 start". 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  23. ^ a b c d "Tommy Openshaw". Retrieved 2017-12-07.