July 10, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former Stanford football players Davis Dudchock and Chandler Dorrell have transferred to Vanderbilt and will play for the Commodores this season.
Dudchock, a product of Oak Mountain High School just south of Birmingham, Ala., will join Vanderbilt's tight end corps. Dorrell, a product of St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is expected to play wide receiver for the Commodores.
Both Dudchock, a Stanford graduate who will enter Vanderbilt's Peabody College for postgraduate studies, and Dorrell, a redshirt freshmen and son of current Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, will be eligible to play this year.
Dudchock and Dorrell, who played for first-year Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason at Stanford last year, join former LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers as recent additions to the Commodore program.
Dudchock, heavily recruited by the Commodores out of high school, played in 16 games for Stanford in the last three years, helping the Cardinal to two Pac-12 titles, a pair of Rose Bowl appearances and three straight BCS bowl games. In 2013, He had five receptions for 43 yards in eight games, including three catches in Stanford's victory over Notre Dame.
The 6-4, 245-pound Dudchock played behind some of the nation's elite tight ends at Stanford, including current NFL players Coby Fleener and Zach Ertz. He also earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention recognition last year.
Dorrell redshirted as a true freshman last year at Stanford, participating as a practice squad defensive back for the Cardinal.
As a prep athlete, Dorrell played wide receiver for two years at one of America's top high school programs, St. Thomas Aquinas in south Florida. After playing receiver and punting as a junior, Dorrell caught 37 passes for 412 receiving yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2012.
Dorrell was a four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member, and recipient of the Broward County Scholar-Athlete Award during his high school career.
The Commodores will report for Mason's first preseason camp in Nashville in late July. Coming off consecutive 9-4 campaigns and three straight bowl appearances, Vanderbilt opens the season at home against Temple on Thursday, August 28.
Season tickets for the Commodores' eight-game home schedule are available, starting at $161 for end zone locations. Tickets can be purchased online at vucommodores.com, by phone at 615-322-GOLD (4653) or at the McGugin Athletics Center box office on campus, which is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Besides Temple, the Vanderbilt season ticket package includes seven other games: Ole Miss on Sept. 6 in LP Field, UMass on Sept. 13, South Carolina on Sept. 20, Charleston Southern on Oct. 11, Ole Dominion on Nov. 1, Florida on Nov. 8 and Tennessee on Nov. 29.