Vanderbilt Commodores Roster 2019 Commodores Roster

Head Coach: Derek Mason        2017 Salary: $1,721,834        Offensive Coordinator: Andy Ludwig       Defensive Coordinator: Jason Tarver         

Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Nashville        State: Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Commodores appeared to be entering the team’s SEC schedule last season with a head full of steam. The defense was a shutdown unit during its non-conference schedule and the Commodores appeared to be headed towards great things. Then, the wheels fell off during SEC play and the Commodores won only one conference game.

Success is relative for Vanderbilt playing in the hypercompetitive SEC. The Commodores will never compete at the top of the conference, although they made some noise during a two-year boomlet under James Franklin earlier in the decade. Still, there is room for Vanderbilt to make the postseason, provided there is improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Save for a matchup against Notre Dame, Vanderbilt has a manageable nonconference schedule that could help narrow the gap between the Commodores and a bowl bid.

The offense should be better this season under coach Derek Mason. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur returns and he has his favorite target Kalija Lipscomb back as well. Plus, there are several transfers to boost the offense.

The defense struggled as last season progressed and will have to make some improvements this season if Vanderbilt hopes to return to a bowl game. Vanderbilt has brought in some good recruits in the secondary to shore up the pass defense. That unit will be young with some upside. Jason Tarver comes in as the coordinator to strengthen the defense. He has a good track record and hopes to breathe life into the unit.

Name Pos
Deuce Wallace D. Wallace QB
Kyle Shurmur K. Shurmur QB
Jacob Free J. Free QB
Ke'Shawn Vaughn K. Vaughn RB
Khari Blasingame K. Blasingame RB
Ralph Webb R. Webb RB
Josh Crawford J. Crawford RB
Jaire George J. George RB
Dallas Rivers D. Rivers RB
Jamauri Wakefield J. Wakefield RB
Baffour Osei B. Osei RB
Jackson Winrow J. Winrow WR
Donaven Tennyson D. Tennyson WR
Caleb Scott C. Scott WR
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield WR
Kalija Lipscomb K. Lipscomb WR
C.J. Duncan C. Duncan WR
Trey Ellis T. Ellis WR
James Bostic J. Bostic WR
Chris Pierce C. Pierce WR
Alex Stump A. Stump WR
Jared Pinkney J. Pinkney TE
Nathan Marcus N. Marcus TE
Sam Dobbs S. Dobbs TE
Cody Markel C. Markel TE
Turner Cockrell T. Cockrell TE
Bailey McElwain B. McElwain FB
Tommy Schiager T. Schiager FB
Bruno Reagan B. Reagan OL
Sean McMoore S. McMoore OL
Ean Pfeifer E. Pfeifer OL
Justin Skule J. Skule OL
Jared Southers J. Southers OL
Egidio DellaRipa E. DellaRipa OL
Devin Cochran D. Cochran OL
David Floyd D. Floyd OL
Saige Young S. Young OL
Johnathan Stewart J. Stewart OL
Cole Hardin C. Hardin OL
Braden Kopp B. Kopp OL
Grant Miller G. Miller OL
Cole Clemens C. Clemens OL
Bryce Bailey B. Bailey OL
Darion DeBrossard D. DeBrossard DL
Kade Mayle K. Mayle DL
Josiah Sa'o J. Sa'o DL
Jay Woods J. Woods DL
Cameron Tidd C. Tidd DL
Drew Birchmeier D. Birchmeier DL
Dayo Odeyingbo D. Odeyingbo DL
Jalen Pinkney J. Pinkney DL
Jonah Buchanan J. Buchanan DL
Stone Edwards S. Edwards DL
Arnold Tarpley III A. T. III S
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith S
LaDarius Wiley L. Wiley S
Ryan White R. White S
Andrew Rector A. Rector S
Caleb Peart C. Peart LB
Oren Burks O. Burks LB
Josh Smith J. Smith LB
Kenny Hebert K. Hebert LB
Jordan Griffin J. Griffin LB
Andre Mintze A. Mintze LB
Feleti Afemui F. Afemui LB
Colin Anderson C. Anderson LB
Michael Owusu M. Owusu LB
Charles Wright C. Wright LB
Jay Edward Hockaday J. E. Hockaday LB
Dimitri Moore D. Moore LB
Brayden DeVault-Smith B. DeVault-Smith LB
Zaire Jones Z. Jones DB
Elijah Hamilton E. Hamilton DB
Bryce Lewis B. Lewis DB
Frank Coppet F. Coppet DB
Gil Barksdale G. Barksdale DB
Alim Muhammad A. Muhammad DB
Tae Daley T. Daley DB
Austin Quillen A. Quillen DB
Randall Haynie R. Haynie DB
Allan George A. George DB
Tommy Openshaw T. Openshaw K
Ryley Guay R. Guay K
Tre Herndon T. Herndon CB
Taurean Ferguson T. Ferguson CB
Joejuan Williams J. Williams CB
Donovan Sheffield D. Sheffield CB
Dare Odeyingbo D. Odeyingbo DE
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn DE
Nifae Lealao N. Lealao DT
Reid Nelson R. Nelson P
Scott Sypniewski S. Sypniewski LS
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Deuce Wallace D. Wallace QB 2 6' 2" 210
Kyle Shurmur K. Shurmur QB 14 6' 4" 225
Jacob Free J. Free QB 12 6' 4" 215
Ke'Shawn Vaughn K. Vaughn RB 5 5' 10" 215
Khari Blasingame K. Blasingame RB 23 6' 1" 235
Ralph Webb R. Webb RB 7 5' 10" 202
Josh Crawford J. Crawford RB 6 5' 10" 198
Jaire George J. George RB 27 6' 1" 230
Dallas Rivers D. Rivers RB 28 6' 1" 225
Jamauri Wakefield J. Wakefield RB 32 6' 1" 220
Baffour Osei B. Osei RB 40 5' 8" 180
Jackson Winrow J. Winrow WR 13 6' 1" 195
Donaven Tennyson D. Tennyson WR 4 5' 10" 170
Caleb Scott C. Scott WR 9 6' 2" 202
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield WR 10 6' 1" 205
Kalija Lipscomb K. Lipscomb WR 16 6' 1" 200
C.J. Duncan C. Duncan WR 19 5' 11" 203
Trey Ellis T. Ellis WR 36 5' 9" 170
James Bostic J. Bostic WR 81 6' 3" 208
Chris Pierce C. Pierce WR 19 6' 4" 215
Alex Stump A. Stump WR 11 6' 3" 210
Jared Pinkney J. Pinkney TE 80 6' 4" 255
Nathan Marcus N. Marcus TE 83 6' 5" 242
Sam Dobbs S. Dobbs TE 84 6' 4" 230
Cody Markel C. Markel TE 45 6' 5" 250
Turner Cockrell T. Cockrell TE 82 6' 5" 230
Bailey McElwain B. McElwain FB 39 6' 1" 238
Tommy Schiager T. Schiager FB 47 6' 0" 220
Bruno Reagan B. Reagan OL 61 6' 3" 315
Sean McMoore S. McMoore OL 50 6' 4" 305
Ean Pfeifer E. Pfeifer OL 57 6' 4" 300
Justin Skule J. Skule OL 58 6' 6" 315
Jared Southers J. Southers OL 71 6' 5" 310
Egidio DellaRipa E. DellaRipa OL 76 6' 4" 305
Devin Cochran D. Cochran OL 77 6' 7" 315
David Floyd D. Floyd OL 55 6' 5" 300
Saige Young S. Young OL 56 6' 5" 315
Johnathan Stewart J. Stewart OL 73 6' 7" 310
Cole Hardin C. Hardin OL 60 6' 4" 305
Braden Kopp B. Kopp OL 89 6' 5" 275
Grant Miller G. Miller OL 63 6' 4" 285
Cole Clemens C. Clemens OL 74 6' 6" 310
Bryce Bailey B. Bailey OL 78 6' 5" 305
Darion DeBrossard D. DeBrossard DL 96 6' 4" 295
Kade Mayle K. Mayle DL 54 6' 2" 265
Josiah Sa'o J. Sa'o DL 57 6' 2" 295
Jay Woods J. Woods DL 74 6' 3" 285
Cameron Tidd C. Tidd DL 90 6' 3" 290
Drew Birchmeier D. Birchmeier DL 91 6' 4" 295
Dayo Odeyingbo D. Odeyingbo DL 10 6' 6" 265
Jalen Pinkney J. Pinkney DL 44 6' 4" 230
Jonah Buchanan J. Buchanan DL 92 6' 4" 285
Stone Edwards S. Edwards DL 99 6' 5" 260
Arnold Tarpley III A. T. III S 2 6' 1" 203
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith S 4 6' 2" 240
LaDarius Wiley L. Wiley S 5 6' 1" 210
Ryan White R. White S 14 5' 10" 190
Andrew Rector A. Rector S 26 6' 0" 205
Caleb Peart C. Peart LB 9 6' 1" 235
Oren Burks O. Burks LB 20 6' 3" 230
Josh Smith J. Smith LB 25 6' 4" 240
Kenny Hebert K. Hebert LB 42 6' 4" 230
Jordan Griffin J. Griffin LB 40 6' 0" 223
Andre Mintze A. Mintze LB 48 6' 3" 238
Feleti Afemui F. Afemui LB 17 6' 3" 230
Colin Anderson C. Anderson LB 18 6' 2" 225
Michael Owusu M. Owusu LB 88 6' 5" 235
Charles Wright C. Wright LB 11 6' 3" 240
Jay Edward Hockaday J. E. Hockaday LB 33 6' 3" 230
Dimitri Moore D. Moore LB 7 6' 3" 225
Brayden DeVault-Smith B. DeVault-Smith LB 12 6' 3" 225
Zaire Jones Z. Jones DB 6 6' 0" 200
Elijah Hamilton E. Hamilton DB 15 6' 1" 200
Bryce Lewis B. Lewis DB 30 6' 1" 185
Frank Coppet F. Coppet DB 2 5' 11" 185
Gil Barksdale G. Barksdale DB 38 5' 10" 180
Alim Muhammad A. Muhammad DB 31 5' 10" 170
Tae Daley T. Daley DB 3 6' 0" 190
Austin Quillen A. Quillen DB 22 5' 11" 190
Randall Haynie R. Haynie DB 4 6' 0" 190
Allan George A. George DB 28 6' 1" 185
Tommy Openshaw T. Openshaw K 17 6' 2" 200
Ryley Guay R. Guay K 98 5' 10" 190
Tre Herndon T. Herndon CB 31 6' 1" 188
Taurean Ferguson T. Ferguson CB 3 5' 9" 190
Joejuan Williams J. Williams CB 8 6' 3" 208
Donovan Sheffield D. Sheffield CB 21 6' 0" 190
Dare Odeyingbo D. Odeyingbo DE 34 6' 2" 282
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn DE 49 6' 5" 265
Nifae Lealao N. Lealao DT 77 6' 5" 312
Reid Nelson R. Nelson P 97 6' 2" 215
Scott Sypniewski S. Sypniewski LS 51 6' 1" 231