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6-0 / 190
Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers
Vanderbilt's program remains most comprehensive in college athletics
Commodores hold 59-play scrimmage in stadium Saturday night
Team to stage first preseason practice in full gear Friday
Mason pleased with team's energy, effort early in camp
Photos by Joe Howell
Vanderbilt Commodores Spring Football
Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss on Nov. 19, 2016.
Vanderbilt at Georgia (10/15/16)
Vanderbilt's football team and police department joined in a walk of solidarity to the Commodores' first preseason practice.
Sheffield saw action in all 12 games in the defensive secondary, playing both cornerback and nickel book... Finished with 14 total tackles, including seven solo stops, and a defensed passes... Posted single-game highs with three solo tackles and five total tackles in victory over Alabama A&M... Also had multiple tackles against Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss.
Sheffield played in every game as a sophomore defensive back, earning a larger role as the season endured... Played both nickel back and cornerback in the Commodore secondary... Concluded the season with seven total tackles, including four solo stops... Posted multiple tackles against Middle Tennessee and Missouri.
Limited by an injury early in the year, Sheffield came on to create valuable role in Commodore secondary as true freshman... Played in the final six games, contributing at cornerback and nickel back... Finished the year with five total tackles, including four solo stops... Also registered a pair of defensed passes against Texas A&M.
Senior captain and three-time starter in secondary for one of Tennessee's most powerful private schools... As two-way starter, helped Ensworth to 34-3 overall record, Division II-AA state titles in 2012 and 2013, and the D-II state title game in 2014... As senior, registered 33 tackles and six INTs as CB, and posted 16 touchdowns as RB, earning First Team D-II All-State and All-Midstate honors... Named to Tennessean's Dandy Dozen All-Region team... Ended prep career with 12 INTs, 121 tackles and 21 defensed passes on defense, and 23 total touchdowns and more than 2,000 rushing yards on offense... Captured state triple jump title as a junior with 46'11" leap.
Donovan Alexander Sheffield... Born May 31, 1997 in Nashville... Son of Robert and Tamara Sheffield... Has four siblings: three sisters, Symone, Mykah and Jai; and a brother, Ryan... Dad played cornerback at Vanderbilt from 1993-96... Will become third-generation college football player in family... Working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.
Total Tackles: 5, vs. Alabama A&M, 9/9/2017
Solo Tackles: 3, vs. Alabama A&M, 9/9/2017