Football



VUNSD2012 Barrett
Gouger
  #73
Offensive Line
6'4 | 280

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Baylor School | Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
Head Coach: Phil Massey
Selected Vanderbilt over Georgia, Kentucky, Duke, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest among others
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Photo Credit: Mike Strasinger
HIGH SCHOOL   Senior captain... Four-year Letterwinner and three year starter at offensive tackle... Recipient of 2011 Division II Mr. Football Lineman Award... As senior had 36 pancake blocks, helping Red Raiders to school's first D-II regional championship and second consecutive appearance in D-II championship game... Also earned All-State and All-Region as senior, along with being named to Dream Team by Nashville Tennessean and Best of the Preps by Chattanooga Times-Free Press... Reigning Division II heavyweight state champion in wrestling.

PERSONAL  Barrett David Gouger... Son of Mark and Beverly Gouger... Born Sept. 30, 1993... Born and raised in Chattanooga area... Dad works as sales manager; mom is elementary school teacher... Has one brother, Chandler... Enjoys fishing and hunting.

BAYLOR HEAD COACH PHIL MASSEY  "Barrett is one of the most talented offensive linemen that I've coached in 26 years. He is truly a gifted football player, and a leader at practice, in the weight room and on the field.

"Barrett's mobility is the thing that makes him a special player. For a kid his size, he has great agility. With great work ethic and fundaments, Barrett should adapt real well at Vanderbilt.

"Once Barrett is focusing completely on football, he's going to continue to get stronger. If he works hard this summer, I think he could end up contributing for the Commodores next season if needed."

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