Kyle Fischer 72
Kyle  Fischer
RS Senior

Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Spring Valley

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 308




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2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Cincinnati (Howell)

Photos from the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl as Vanderbilt played against Cincinnati.


AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Cincinnati 12/31/11 (Russell)


Vanderbilt at Tennessee (Howell)

Vanderbilt played at Tennessee on Nov. 19, 2011. Photos by Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University.


Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt (AP)

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No. 8 Arkansas at Vanderbilt (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

No. 8 Arkansas played at Vanderbilt on Oct. 29, 2011.

Fischer put together the best season of his five-year Commodore career... Served as offensive co-captain as senior... Started every game at right tackle, pushing his consecutive starts streak to 30 games following the AutoZone Liberty Bowl... Earned honorable mention All-SEC OL recognition from Associated Press voters... Played virtually every offensive snap... Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after stellar blocking performance in season-finale win at Wake Forest... Key blocks led to two Zac Stacy rushing TDs vs. Demon Deacs.

Most experienced offensive lineman for the Commodores, Fischer started every game at right guard, gaining confidence and knowledge with each outing... Pushed consecutive starts streak to 17 games during season... Performance improved during course of season... Along with LT Wesley Johnson, played virtually every offensive snap during the season... Entered year as team's only returning OL starter... Played first half of season with uncertainty at both sides, with starting changes coming at center and right tackle positions.

Versatile lineman developed into starter on the offensive front as redshirt sophomore... Played in every game, seeing action at both guard positions... First of six starts came at right guard for an injured Eric Hensley at Army; then moved across to left guard to start the final five games in place of injured Ryan Custer... Played more than 90 percent of the Commodore offensive snaps during second half of season.

Young yet versatile, Fischer earned starting assignments at both offensive tackle and guard in his first year as a contributor... Started final seven games of season: three at LT and four at LG.. Played in every game... First career start came as LT at Georgia... Moved to starting LG for final three games, showing toughness and solid technique... Improved with each starting assignment... Played nearly every snap in victory over Kentucky, earning "winning" blocking grade from coaches.

Sat out first year on campus as a redshirt freshman... Showed promise as a practice squad offensive lineman... Named team's Offensive Scout of the Week after win over Ole Miss.

High School
Two-year starter for one of South Carolina's top prep programs... Started at offensive left tackle as junior and senior, earning team's line MVP honor both seasons... Earned prep All-American honors after playing every offensive snap in the prestigious Max Emfinger All-Star Bowl played in Shreveport, La... Named First Team All-State by in 2006 for a Viking squad that went 9-3... Tied school mark with 17 knockdown blocks against Rock Hill, and set school career mark with 120 knockdown blocks... Two-time All-Region selection... Also participated in postseason North-South All-Star Game in South Carolina... In 2005 and 2006, Vikings went 19-6 and captured pair of region titles... Also lettered in wrestling and track & field.

Kyle Marcus Fischer... Son of Ivey Gilliam and Debra Hamilton... Born June 16, 1988 in Germany... Youngest of five siblings: three sisters and a brother... Dad is police officer; mom works in medical field... One of three D-I signees on the Spring Valley offensive line...Participates in reading program with teammates in local elementary schools... Enjoys singing... Three graduates of Spring Valley H.S. are currently on NFL rosters, including DB Michael Boulware of the Seattle Seahawks...Working toward degree in Human & Organizational Development.

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