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Gameday Traditions: The Admiral

Aug. 24, 2012

In the coming weeks, VUcommodores.com will be unveiling videos that highlight many of Vanderbilt's gameday traditions. Up first: The Admiral.


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There is no sound more synonymous with Vanderbilt football than the bellowing noise emitted from The Admiral, which has been perched high above the stadium press box since 1993.

The Admiral is sounded to remind fans of upcoming pregame activities, as well as when the football team takes the field and after every Commodore score.

"It's almost like a war cry; it really get everyone amped up, it gets the crowd into it, you kind of get the chills when you hear it," quarterback Jordan Rodgers said.

The sounding of the horn has always been the responsibility of Vanderbilt's Navy ROTC. The horn was named by Bob Redd, a fan who won the naming contest in the summer of 2011.

"Anytime I hear it," running back Zac Stacy remarked, "it is just a feeling of excitement, a feeling of pride."

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