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Jay  Hockaday
RS Sophomore

Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Christ Presbyterian Acad.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230





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Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers


Energy high at stadium scrimmage

Commodores hold 59-play scrimmage in stadium Saturday night


Offense closes impressively Wednesday

Mason pleased with team's energy, effort early in camp


Preview: Linebackers

New-look linebacker corp ready to anchor defense


Offense productive at Spring Showcase

Commodores impress in featured practice of Spring Ball


Vanderbilt vs Alabama (09-23-17)

Photos by Joe Howell


Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M (09/09/17)

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 9, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell and John Russell


2017 Spring Practice

Vanderbilt Commodores Spring Football

Hockaday played key minutes for the Commodore defense into October but saw injuries limit his participation in the last six weeks of action... Played in eight games, participating on special teams and as inside linebacker... Finished the year with five tackles, two solo stops and shared on a tackle that resulted in minus yardage... Contributed three tackles against Alabama. 


Hockaday missed the entire season with a leg injury after showing promise as a linebacker during spring drills.

Hockaday participated in eight games as a true freshman, seeing action on special team coverage units and as inside linebacker... First career appearance came in win over Austin Peay... Registered two total tackles, with stops coming against South Carolina and Austin Peay.

High School
Senior captain... Two-way starter as junior and senior... Helped CPA to 3A state championship as senior, starting at RB and LB... Rushed for 887 yards and 19 TDs, and registered nearly 100 tackles, including four sacks, for 15-0 Lions squad in 2014... Dominated state title game, rushing for 124 yards and posting 15 tackles en route to Offensive MVP honors... Named First Team 3A All-State RB, District MVP, and All-Midstate by Tennessean... As junior, topped squad with 19 rushing TDs and contributed 95 tackles for 14-1 team... Accounted for 46 TDs and 190 tackles in two-year career... Threw discus in track & field... High academic achiever.

James Edward Hockaday III... Born Feb. 6, 1996 in Nashville... "Jayhock"... Son of Jimmy and Krista Hockaday... Has two sisters, Holly and Ally... Dad is a sales vice president; mom is a nurse... Dad played WR at University of Georgia... Grandad, Jim Hockaday, played in the NBA... Avid golfer.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 3, vs. Alabama, 9/23/2017

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