Wide receiver Trent Sherfield and linebacker Charles Wright have earned all-Southeastern Conference recognition from Phil Steele publications.
Phil Steele, one of the nation’s most respected college football media outlets, named Sherfield to its third team All-SEC offense. Wright was named to the publication’s third team All-SEC defense.
The all-conference inclusion by Phil Steele marks the first postseason accolade for Sherfield, who concluded his collegiate career with a two-touchdown reception performance in Vanderbilt’s 42-24 win at Tennessee. It was the second honor by Wright, who was selected as a second team All-SEC linebacker by the Associated Press in early December.
Sherfield, an offensive co-captain and three-year starter for the Commodores, finished the season with 729 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 50 catches. He ranked eighth in the conference in both receptions and receiving yards.
Sherfield, a senior from Danville, Ill., also concluded his career high on Vanderbilt’s all-time receiving charts. He ranks with the Commodore Top Ten with 136 catches and 1,869 receiving yards.
Wright, a redshirt junior from Irvine, Calif., enjoyed a banner campaign in his first year as a full-time starter. His nine quarterback sacks was the highest total by a Vanderbilt defender since Alan Young set a school record with 12 sacks in 1993. Wright’s sack total also ranked second in the SEC.
Wright also posted 43 tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss. Wright opened the year amassing 6.5 sacks in the Commodores’ 3-0 start. Those performances included a career-high three sacks in Vanderbilt’s season-opening victory at Middle Tennessee and 2.5 sacks in the Commodores’ September win over No. 19 ranked Kansas State.
Late in the season, Wright registered two sacks in Vanderbilt’s victory over Western Kentucky. He ended the year with a final sack in the victory at Tennessee.