Nov. 25, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Chase Garnham (Sr., LB) and Paris Head (R-Fr., CB) received recognition from the Southeastern Conference on Monday for their contributions to Vanderbilt's 14-10 victory at Tennessee.
Garnham, a defensive co-captain from Fairhope, Ala., was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Head, from Lawrenceville, Ga., shared SEC Freshman of the Week honors with LSU CB Reshard Robinson.
It marks the first time since the 2012 Kentucky game that multiple Vanderbilt players have been recognized during the same week by the conference.
Garnham set a season high with seven solo tackles and 10 total stops to pace the Commodore defensive effort that limited Tennessee to its lowest point total in the series since 1968.
Head was superb after being inserted into the secondary when both starting cornerbacks went to the sidelines. Head intercepted two Tennessee passes, including one coming on a Volunteer fake field goal in the fourth quarter.
Garnham and Head are the fourth and fifth Commodores to be recognized this year by the SEC office. Earlier in the season, Wesley Johnson (R-Sr., OT) was named Offensive Lineman of the Week for his blocking performance against Georgia, Caleb Azubike (So., DE) was honored as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts against Florida, and Jordan Matthews (Sr., WR) was named Offensive Player of the Week after a superb performance against Kentucky.