Stone Mountain, Ga.
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6-1 / 225
Vanderbilt 45, Tennessee 34
Freshman fullback making case for early playing time at Vanderbilt
Dore Jam tomorrow 2-4 p.m.
Mason puts squad through brisk 90-minute practice Monday
Weather forces Commodores indoors Saturday for third straight day
Vanderbilt football vs. Tennessee. Photos by John Russell (11/26/16)
Vanderbilt at Kentucky on Oct. 8, 2016.
Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina
Vanderbilt falls on the road to Tennessee on November 28, 2015.
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Rivers participated in all 13 games, contributing at both tailback and fullback in Commodore backfield... Finished the year with 92 rushing yards on 20 carries... Produced arguably best performance of career in regular season finale win against Tennessee, rushing for season-high 52 yards on six carries... One of Rivers' rushes against the Vols was a career-long carry of 39 yards that gave the Commodores a critical first down late in the contest... Rivers also contributed on kickoff return units.
Rivers participated in every game as a second-year contributor, serving as a primary option to Ralph Webb in the running game... Concluded the season with 183 rushing yards and a touchdown on 60 carries... Had rush attempts in all 12 games, including 11 rushes for 26 yards in the opener vs. Western Kentucky... Had 137 all-purpose yards -- 30 rushing yards and 107 in kick returns -- against Texas A&M... Lone TD rush came in victory over Middle Tennessee.
As a true freshman, Rivers played in all 12 games, serving as the Commodores' No. 2 running back behind Ralph Webb... Finished the season with 218 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 61 carries... Rivers' powerful built gave Commodore rushing attack different dimension from Webb's style... Set single-game highs with 73 rushing yards on 17 carries in victory over Old Dominion... Had 47 yards and a score in win over Charleston Southern... First career rushing touchdown came at Georgia.
Three-year starting RB for two Atlanta area schools, Stephenson HS and Tucker HS... As senior RB, rushed for 1,127 yards and 22 TDs for 9-3 Stephenson squad that advanced to second round of Class AAAAA playoffs... Earned First Team All-Area honors as senior... Played in postseason DeKalb County All-Star Game... Transferred to Stephenson prior to senior season... As a junior at nearby Tucker HS, was DeKalb County's leading rusher with 1,110 yards and 14 TDs, helping Tucker to 10-3 and state quarterfinals... As sophomore, rushed for 882 yards and 18 TDs helping Tucker to 15-0 record and AAAA state title... Honors student, Atlanta Carson Scholar recipient.
Dallas James Rivers... Undeclared Major... Born May 25, 1996... Son of Rhonda and Lester Rivers III... Has two younger brothers, Dawson and Dylan... Involved in Young Life organization, worked as counselor at local summer camps... Video game enthusiast.
Total Carries: 17, vs. Charleston Southern, 11/1/2014
Total Rush Yards: 73 yards, vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014
Longest Rush: 39 yards, vs. Tennessee, 11/26/2016
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, (4x) last vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016
Receptions: 2, at Tennessee, 11/28/2015
Total Receiving Yards: 15 yards, at Tennessee, 11/28/2015
Longest Reception: 8 yards, at Tennessee, 11/28/2015
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, at Tennessee, 11/28/2015
All Purpose Yards: 137 yards, vs. Texas A&M, 11/21/2015