MMatthews has had a record-setting junior season for the Commodores, arguably the greatest season 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, who also ties LSU's Josh Reed for No. 2 all-time among SEC players...
Played in all 13 games and started 12…Was instrumental on special teams, with three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks…Finished the season fourth on the team with 51 tackles and added five pass breakups on the season…Against Louisiana, Purifoy blocked a punt in the final seconds that was recovered and returned for a touchdown by Jelani Jenkins to win the game…Added five tackles in win over the Ragin Cajuns…Blocked a field goal for the first time in his career against Missouri…Recorded a career high and led the team with eight tackles against Georg
Jackson followed up his breakout sophomore campaign with an even better showing in his junior season, leading WKU in tackles (122), forced fumbles (4) and quarterback hits (3). He was named first-team all-Sun Belt Conference for the second-straight season, leading the Hilltoppers in tackling on six different occasions, making him WKU’s leading tackler in 14 of the last 26 games he has played.
Third-team Associated Press All-American led the Cardinal with six interceptions, most by a Stanford player since 1973 (Jim Kaffen, 7)...set a new school record with three interceptions returned for a touchdown...ranked 12th nationally with 0.43 interceptions/game...ranked first nationally with 301 INT return yards, one yard short of the NCAA single-season record (Charles Phillips - USC, 1974)...along with four tackles, notched his conference-high tying sixth inter