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News, notes on Vanderbilt athletics
Running back now up for national Academic All-American consideration
Commodores set to honor 20 seniors on Saturday night
Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers
South Carolina 34, Vanderbilt 27
Vanderbilt football on the road at South Carolina. Photos by Zach Bland (10/27/17)
USATSI photos from Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina - Saturday Oct. 28, 2017
Vanderbilt football team takes on Georgia Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Vanderbilt at Florida (9-30-17)
USATSI Gallery - Alabama at Vanderbilt Photos
• 2017 CoSIDA All-District Academic
• 2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
For the second straight year, Blasingame played an important role for the Commodores, contributing on offense and special teams... Blasingame participated in 11 games and earned a starting role at running back the Commodores' early-season win over Alabama A&M... As the top reserve to all-time leading rusher Ralph Webb, Blasingame produced 147 yards on 45 carries... Best performance of the year came against Alabama A&M - 55 yards on six rushing attempts including a career-long carry of 31 yards... Also contributed six receptions out of the backfield for 52 yards and a touchdown... Nine-yard touchdown pass came at South Carolina... Career-long catch of 21 yards came against Florida... Blasingame also was effective on special-team coverage units, contributing five tackles during the season.
As a first-year contributor on offense, Blasingame played a key role in diversifying the Commodore attack... After moving from linebacker to running back in spring drills, Blasingame played in all 13 games at running back and on special team return units... His presence gave the Commodore offensive backfield an inside-the-tackles power back to go with three-year standout Ralph Webb... Blasingame finished the season second behind Webb with 449 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 97 carries... He also registered four receptions... Blasingame impressed in the opener, rushing for 68 yards and a score against South Carolina... Later in the year, he produced career highs with 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns vs. Tennessee State... Notched two rushing scores in victory over MTSU, and added scores in SEC games against Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri... Blasingame posted his final rushing score in Camping World Independence Bowl... Blasingame also contributed at least five rush attempts in 11 games, including a high of 15 carries against South Carolina... A workout warrior, Blasingame also received the coaches' postseason Lifter of the Year Award.
Blasingame played in 11 games, contributing at inside linebacker and on special teams... Missed the victory over Kentucky with minor injury... Earned first career start at Ole Miss... Finished the year with 13 total tackles, including eight solo stops... Posted career high with three tackles in win over Austin Peay... Registered tackles in six straight midseason games.
Blasingame did not see action as a true freshman... Impressed as a scout team safety during fall practices and continued to add strength in the weight room.
Two-year captain and two-way starter... As senior, posted 64 solo tackles and pair of INTs as safety for 6-5 Bucks' squad that advanced to 6A state playoffs... Also rushed for 966 yards and 10 TDs... Earned second-team All-State DB and All-Tennessee Valley DB honors.. Started at cornerback during junior and sophomore seasons... Also lettered as sprinter-jumper in track & field and on baseball squad... Served as school ambassador and member of National Honor Society.
Khari Thomas Blasingame... Majoring in medicine, health & society... Born July 1, 1996... Son of Stanley and Tara Blasingame... Has an older sister, Camara... Dad is an engineer; mom is a podiatric surgeon... Mom is related to U.S. gold medal sprinter Evelyn Ashford... Plays the saxophone.
Rushing Yards: 100, vs. Tennessee State, 10/22/2016
Rush Attempts: 15, vs. South Carolina, 9/1/2016
Longest Rush: 31, vs. Alabama A&M, 9/9/2017
Rushing Touchdowns: 3, vs. Tennessee State, 10/22/2016