Since 2011, the anchor has been carried onto the field and presented to the crowd during a special pregame ceremony. The ceremony commences with the chosen participants "dropping the anchor" at midfield.
Below is a list of individuals and groups who have taken part in the ceremony.
South Carolina - 10 Freshman that represented each hall in the Commons
Presbyterian - Danny Jones and Travis Marshall, football equipment truck drivers
Florida - Wounded Warriors (Anthony Stroup, Emil Hirsch, Zach Bell, Jeffrey McFarland, Jonathan Murphey, Ryan Autery, Joey Ellis, Justin Oliver, Tim Coop and Ben Maenza)
Auburn - Dr. Wright Pinson and Marilyn Dubree- Vanderbilt Medical Center
UMass - Gina Owens and Cindi Gallagher- Breast Cancer Survivors
Tennessee - Francille Bergquist- Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences/ Associate Professor of Spanish
UConn - Vanderbilt Student Government (Adam Meyer, Maryclaire Manard, Zye Hooks, David Head, Josh Landis, Melissa O'Neill and Jonathan Safron)
Ole Miss - Student Athletic Advisory Council
Georgia - Members from the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center
Army - Former Baseball Players (Pedro Alavarez, Mike Baxter, Ryan Flaherty and Matt Buschmann)
Arkansas - Multicultural Leadership Coucil