LaDarius Wiley 5
LaDarius  Wiley
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Cathedral

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
S

Experience:
3L

 

11/27/2017

Reagan earns SEC OL recognition

Center posts superb performance in Vanderbilt's 42-24 win over Tennessee

11/25/2017

Postgame Notes -- Tennessee

Vanderbilt defeats the Volunteers 42-24

11/21/2017

Notes & Depth Charts - Tennessee

Commodores travel to Knoxville for regular season finale

11/11/2017

Postgame Notes - Kentucky

Commodores fall to Kentucky

11/08/2017

VUFB partnering with Medals of Honor

Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers

11/18/2017

Football vs. Missouri | Photos by Joe Howell (11/18/17)

Vanderbilt falls 45-17 to Missouri in last home contest of '17. (11/18/17) Photos by Joe Howell.

11/04/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky (USATSI)

The Commodores play host to the Hilltoppers in non-conference action

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)

09/30/2017

9-30-17 - Florida (Howell)

Vanderbilt at Florida (9-30-17)

09/23/2017

Alabama at Vanderbilt

USATSI Gallery - Alabama at Vanderbilt Photos

Honors
Bednarik National Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Kansas State, 9/16/2017)

2017
Wiley enjoyed his finest season as a Commodore, ranking among team and Southeastern Conference leaders in two defensive categories... Earned starting assignments at safety in all 12 games... Finished the year with a team-leading 88 total tackles and 58 solo tackles... Also contributed a tackle for loss, an interception and forced fumble, and five defensed passes... Solo tackle total tanked No. 6 in the SEC... Produced the most tackles by a Commodore defensive back since Kenny Ladler's 90-tackle total in 2013... Remarkably consistent through the season, registering at least four tackles in 11 of 12 games... Posted double-digit tackle totals against four opponents, topped by 14-tackle effort against Alabama... Earned Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his stellar performance in win over nationally ranked Kansas State – 11 tackles, a game-sealing interception and two defensed passes... Notched season high with nine solo tackles at Ole Miss... Also contributed 11 stops at Florida... Had seven tackles and a forced fumble against Kentucky.

2016

Wiley was a seven-game starter at safety who played in all 13 contests, Wiley became one of the Commodores' most productive defenders... Concluded the season second to linebacker Zach Cunningham with 50 solo tackles and 76 total tackles... Also contributed 2.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and four defensed passes... Registered at least three tackles in 12 games, topped by a 10-tackle performance at Florida... Had a tackle for loss and seven stops in Vanderbilt's win at Georgia, and seven solo tackles in the finale against Tennessee... Contributed forced fumbles against Tennessee State and Auburn, and recoveries versus Middle Tennessee and Missouri.

2015
Wiley participated in every game as a two-year player, contributing at cornerback, nickel back and on coverage units... Concluded the season with eight total tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery... Set career best with three solo tackles at Florida... Registered first fumble recovery in win over Missouri.

2014
Wiley saw limited action during an early-season games, but was forced to sidelines for much of the season by injury... Played limited snaps in defensive secondary against Ole Miss prior to being sidelined... Do not register any defensive stats during playing time.

High School
Multi-year captain for Los Angeles private school... Two-way starter at CB and WR... As senior CB, posted 35 tackles, five interceptions and 18 passes defended for Phantoms' squad that finished 6-5... Also produced seven TDs and 503 yards as WR... As junior, helped Cathedral to Division IV state playoffs and 10-3 mark by contributing 38 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles on defense... Also registered 13 TDs on 45 receptions as an WR... Earned team's co-Offensive MVP as junior... Also lettered in track & field and basketball.

Personal
LaDarius R. Wiley... Working toward a major in Medicine, Health & Society... Born on June 3, 1996... Son of Sue Markham Wiley and Lincoln Wiley Jr... Has five brothers: Larry, Lincoln, London, Logan and LaVario... Dad works for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway; mom works for U.S. Postal Service; Worked summers as counselor at local Boys & Girls Club... Video game enthusiast.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 14, vs. Alabama, 9/23/2017
Solo Tackles: 9, at Ole Miss, 10/14/2017
Interceptions: 1, vs. Kansas State, 9/16/2017 
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Kentucky, 11/11/2017
Defensed Passes: 2, vs. Kansas State, 9/16/2017

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