Photos of Vanderbilt's game against Kentucky on Nov. 16, 2013.
2013 Made three tackles and broke up a pass against Wake Forest... Made his fifth interception of the season and his fourth in straight games at Tennessee, where he forced his fourth fumble in the last six games and had three tackles... Led the defense with eight tackles and picked up his fourth interception of the season against Kentucky... Made his third interception of the year and had five tackles in the Commodores win over Florida... Picked off his second pass of the season for his sixth of his career against Texas A&M, making him the active leader on the Commodores roster, and he had this third game of the season with 10 tackles, and forced three turnovers with one interception and two forced fumbles... Was the Commodores' second leading tackler with nine solo tackles and forced a fumble against Georgia... Led the Commodore defense with his season-best 14 tackles and one forced fumble against Missouri... Had five tackles against UAB and had his first interception of the season... Registered a start a FS and had six tackles at UMass... Led all defenders at South Carolina with a career-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo stops and one tackle for loss... Recorded three tackles in win over Austin Peay helping hold the Govs to only six first downs... Made seven tackles as the starting FS against Ole Miss in season opener.
Honors 2013 CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List 2010 SEC All-Freshman team 2012 Ladler has started all 12 games he has appeared in as a first-year, full-time starting safety... Topped the defense with 90 total tackles and shared team lead with Javon Marshall with 60 solo stops... Also registered 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two interceptions... Played one of his best games in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl victory over North Carolina State by contributing team-high 10 tackles, an INT and fumble recovery... In the season-opener versus South Carolina, he notched nine tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and an interception... Matched career high with 11 total tackles against Georgia... Tallied a season-best 11 tackles at Georgia.
2011 Ladler played in all 13 games, earning five starts... Finished season with 53 tackles, fourth on squad... Contributed at least three tackles in 10 of 13 games... Set a career-best 11 stops at Florida to lead the team... His nine solo stops against the Gators equalled Sean Richardson's tackle output against Florida for the most by a Commodore safety... Posted seven tackles at South Carolina... Picked off his second career pass and first of the season in win over Connecticut... Also registered three tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Cincinnati in AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
2010 Developed into one of the nation's top young safeties in the nation, earning Freshman All-SEC recognition in postseason ballot of league coaches... Played in every game at strong safety... Earned nine starting assignments, including starts in the team's final eight games... After opening the season as top reserve, Ladler quickly moved into the starting lineup when Jay Fullam suffered shoulder injury... Ranked fifth on team in solo tackles (41) and total tackles (57)... Also registered 5.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and interception... Posted at least three tackles in each of last 10 games; and four or more in eight of those contests... Career-high tackle total (8) came at Arkansas... Had key fumble recovery and tackle for loss in win at Ole Miss... Interception came in loss to Tennessee.
High School Two-year starter in defensive secondary for AAAAA power located just east of Atlanta... As senior safety, helped Stephenson to undefeated regular season and second round of state playoffs, contributing 80 tackles, 45 solo stops, four interceptions and a forced fumble... Scored on punt return, INT return and blocked punt during 2009 season... Named honorable mention AAAAA All-State and All-Region... Had an INT and four tackles in postseason DeKalb County East-West All-Star Game... Posted 39 tackles, including three for loss, as junior safety... As sophomore, contributed INT in first career start... Also sprinted on track squad.
Personal Kenneth Alfonzo Ladler Jr... Son of Erica and Kenneth Ladler Sr... Born June 23, 1992... Raised in the Atlanta area... One of four siblings: brother, Khalil; and sisters, Kenisha and Kaliah... Dad works in personal training; mom is registered nurse.