Vanderbilt football players spread out to attend all-star games

Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:37pm

Five outgoing seniors will represent Vanderbilt in a pair of postseason all-star games.

Running back Zac Stacy, defensive tackle Rob Lohr and cornerback Trey Wilson will participate in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. That same day, across the country in Los Angeles, quarterback Jordan Rodgers and offensive lineman Ryan Seymour will compete in the second annual NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl.

Stacy finished his career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 1,343 yards. He also broke school records with 30 career rushing touchdowns and 1,193 rushing yards in 2011. He is the first multiple 1,000-yard rusher at Vanderbilt.

Lohr ranks near the top of the program with 31.5 tackles for loss. The three-year starter accumulated 11 sacks and 120 tackles.

Wilson broke the school record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns. He also has the most interception return yards (291) off six career picks.

In 2012, Rodgers threw for 2,539 yards — the fourth-highest single-season mark at Vanderbilt. He had 15 touchdowns and just five interceptions. His 4,063 career passing yards in two years ranks is the sixth-most by a Commodore quarterback. 

Seymour started 35 games after redshirting in 2008. He played all three line positions of center, guard and tackle. This year, he made nine straight starts at left guard.

Both games will be televised. The East-West Shrine Game starts at 3 p.m. on NFL Network. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will air on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. All five players will participate in a Pro Day at Vanderbilt in March in preparation for the NFL Draft, which runs April 25-27.

1 Comment on this post:

By: wallycheckers on 1/11/13 at 5:41

Can't believe Vandy is having such a hard time recruiting running backs. Dodson, Wilkins. Elder, are just a few in this year's class. Ford committed back in April but the Vols are in his ear. Hope Vandy has a plan E.