Vanderbilt defeats UMass 34-31. Photos by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
2014 McGaster developed into the Commodores' most consistent cornerback as a first-year starter... Played in all 12 games, McGaster earned 11 starting assignments in the secondary... Finished the year with two interceptions, sharing team lead with cornerback Taurean Ferguson... Ranked first on the squad with 46 solo tackles, second with five defensed passes, and third with 66 total tackles... Also contributed 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Concluded the year in outstanding fashion, picking off two passes in narrow loss vs. Tennessee... Season high of seven solo tackles and nine total tackles came at Mississippi State... All season totals marked new career highs for McGaster... Registered seven total tackles and a forced fumble vs. South Carolina... Also posted at least four tackles in 11 of 12 games.
2013 McGaster played in all 13 games, and earned a start in the secondary at cornerback against Texas A&M... Finished the year with 10 solo tackles, 15 total tackles and a fumble recovery... Contributed pair of tackles against UMass, UAB, Missouri, Texas A&M and Wake Forest... Fumble recovery came in win over nationally ranked Georgia.
2012 Though McGaster never played as a true freshman, he received valuable practice time working frequently with the team's travel roster... Displayed plenty of coverage skills and nose for the football during fall practices.
High School Two-year starter in defensive secondary for one of Alabama's top 6A programs... Three-year letterwinner... As senior, posted 37 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defended, four fumble recoveries as DB for 10-2 Trojans squad that reached second round of state playoffs... Returned four kickoffs for TDs as senior, and notched six career return TDs... Also blocked three punts... As junior, posted 29 tackles, two INTs and nine passes defended, helping Daphne to 15-0 mark and 2010 6A state title... Two-time All-Region recipient.
Personal Torren McGaster... Majoring in Sociology... Son of Alane Perdue and Robert McGaster... Born on May 25, 1993... Mom works with Daphne school system; dad is self-employed... One of six siblings: two brothers, Jonathan and Johnnie; and three sisters, Amber, Fredrika and Nastisa .
Career Highs Total Tackles: 9, at Mississippi State, 11/22/2014 Solo Tackles: 7, at Mississippi State, 11/22/2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, (3x) vs. Charleston Southern, 10/11/2014 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014 Interceptions: 2, vs. Tennessee, 11/29/2014