Tribute to Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy

Zac Stacy (VM-Stan Jones)

Sixteen Vanderbilt players make up the first senior class to ever play in two consecutive bowl games during their Commodore careers. Leading up to the Music City Bowl, VandyMania.com will look back on each senior's career. In this segment Zac Stacy is featured.

THE BASICS:

2 Zac Stacy

Hometown: Centreville, Ala.

High school: Bibb County

Position: RB

HT: 5-9 WT: 210

Chose Vanderbilt over: Interest from Alabama and Auburn.

OVERVIEW:

Recruited by the previous Bobby Johnson staff, Stacy came to Vandy as a freshman in 2009 in the same freshman class as fellow tailback Warren Norman. Stacy actually won the preseason battle for the starting position but because of an injury Norman started the season opener and went on to be the SEC Freshman of the Year. Stacy battled his way back to the starting position and his hard running has helped make him the program's all-time career leading rusher.

BEST MOMENT:

November 12, 2011 versus Kentucky. Stacy brutalizes the Wildcats for 135 yards rushing on 28 carries. Late in the game, with Vandy leading 31-8, Stacy runs 18 yards and carries numerous Wildcats into the end zone with him. It was the third of three Stacy touchdowns on the day.

MEMORABLE QUOTE:

"It was basically a lot of adrenaline, a lot of movement of the feet. It was just a great effort, not only by me, but by a couple of guys that pushed me in... It was just a good play. We were able to punch it in and pretty much put the game away." Zac Stacy, November 12, 2011 after Vandy's 38-8 win over Kentucky.

HONORS:

2012 Second Team All-SEC (AP), Maxwell Award Watch List, Doak Walker Award Watch List; 2011 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches), Second Team All-SEC (AP), SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER STATS:

Pass attempts: 9
Completions: 3
TD Passes: 1
Carries: 556
Rushing yards: 3036
Rushing TDs: 29
Receptions: 45
TD Receptions: 403
Kick Returns: 2
Kick return yards: 15
Punt returns: 10
Punt return yards: 64
Total offense: 3103

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Zac Stacy and family on Senior Day. (VM-Stan Jones)

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