Donaven Tennyson 4
Donaven  Tennyson
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Benedictine College Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L

 

11/08/2017

VUFB partnering with Medals of Honor

Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers

09/30/2017

Vanderbilt – Florida Postgame Notes

Florida 38, Vanderbilt 24

08/08/2017

Offense impressive on Tuesday

Shurmur sparks unit in 11-on-11 team drills

07/21/2017

Preview: Receiving corps

Commodores return nearly all wide receivers and tight ends from a year ago

06/28/2017

62 named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible

10/28/2017

Football at South Carolina | Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)

Vanderbilt football on the road at South Carolina. Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)

10/14/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss

The Commodores traveled to Oxford to take on Ole Miss Saturday afternoon.

09/30/2017

9-30-17 - Florida (Howell)

Vanderbilt at Florida (9-30-17)

11/12/2016

Missouri 26, Vanderbilt 17

Photos from Vanderbilt @ Missouri on November 12, 2016.

09/01/2016

Russell's Photos

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina

Honors 
2016 Freshman SEC Academic Honor Roll
 

2017
In his second year on campus, the speedy Tennyson developed into a valuable offensive weapon for the Commodores, utilized a both a running or receiving threat... Played in nine games as wide receiver... Finished the year with eight receptions for 116 yards and 63 yards on three reverses... Three of Tennyson's 11 touches resulted in explosive plays of at least 25 yards... Posted multiple catches against Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri... Had receptions of 35 yards at Florida and 25 yards at Tennessee... First rush of the year resulted in 48-yard gain at Ole Miss.

2016

The speedy Tennyson was one of six true freshmen to see action, playing in eight games... Tennyson was effective on reverses from his wide receiver slot, having 28 yards on four carries... Longest rush was 13 yards against Tennessee State... He did not register a catch.

High School
Senior captain... Two-year starter for one of Richmond’s top private powers... Helped Benedictine to back-to-back VISAA Division I state titles in 2014-15, marking first such achievement in school history... As a senior, hauled in 38 passes for 698 yards and 11 touchdowns... Two-time VISAA Division I First Team All-State and All-Conference pick... As a junior, posted 41 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns... Also returned three kicks for touchdowns as junior... Produced 498 all-purpose yards as sophomore wide receiver at nearby Manchester HS.

Personal
Donaven Coleon Tennyson... Born March 9, 1998... Son of the late Frank and Yolanda Tennyson... Born and raised in Richmond... Has two brothers, Franklin and Dillon... Dad was a financial advisor and community leader in Richmond... Mom works as a senior insurance analyst... Enjoys travel and playing ping-pong.

Career Highs 
Receptions: 2, (3x), most recently vs. Missouri, 11/18/2017
Receiving Yards: 35, at Florida, 9/30/2017
Longest Reception: 35, at Florida, 9/30/2017
Longest Rush: 48, at Ole Miss, 10/14/2017

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