June 19, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - College Football Performance Awards recently announced its 2013 CFPA Defensive Awards Watch List, and Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler earned a spot on the 2013 CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List.
Ladler, a senior from Stone Mountain, Ga., ranks as the co-leader among returning SEC safeties with 90 total tackles. His 90 tackles led the Commodores in 2012, while also racking up 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. More than 130 CFPA recipients have signed professional contracts, and 21 have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
The Commodores open this season with an important Southeastern Conference game against perennial SEC West rival Ole Miss on Thursday, Aug. 29. The game kicks off at 8:15 p.m., CT in Nashville on ESPN. Season tickets remain available, either by phone at (615) 322-GOLD (4653) or online.