Tribute to Vanderbilt's Udom Umoh

Nine Vanderbilt seniors make up the first class to ever play in two bowl games during their Commodore careers. Leading up to the Liberty Bowl, VandyMania.com will look back on each senior's career. In this segment Udom Umoh is featured.

THE BASICS:

Udom Umoh

Hometown: Fort Valley, Ga.

High school: Peach County

Position: WR

HT: 6-0 WT: 180

Chose Vanderbilt over: Umoh had interest from Georgia Tech, Duke, UCF and Wake Forest.

OVERVIEW:

Udom Umoh is a an important part of the 2011 group of Vanderbilt seniors. Some followers might question that but the fact is he is one of the key leaders on the team. Just visit a practice and you'll continually hear him exhorting his teammates to practice hard. Umoh has delivered on the field as well. He had a hand in Vanderbilt's first bowl win in 50 years when he was the team's leading receiver with three catches including one for catch 16 yards. This season he's continued to be a part of the Commodore receiving corps but has also become a super special team's player. In the Kentucky game he tackled the UK punter deep in Wildcat territory to set up an easy Vanderbilt score. His blocked punt against Georgia with 7 seconds remaining in the game nearly enabled Vanderbilt to pull off a huge win at Vanderbilt stadium.

BEST MOMENT:

Udom's outstanding punt block against Georgia.

MEMORABLE QUOTE:

"I expect to exert myself on the field and be a leader for the younger receivers and just everybody as a whole on the team." Udom in July, 2010.

HONORS:

2010: Team Offensive Player of the Week (UConn); 2009: Team Specialist of the Week (Tennessee); 2007: Team Offensive Scout MVP Award; Team Offensive Scout Honors (Eastern Michigan and Florida).

CAREER STATS:

Catches: 38
Receiving yards: 506
TD Receptions: 3
Rushes: 5
Rushing yards: 30
Punt returns: 1
Punt Return yards: 17
Tackles: 21
Tackles for losses: 1 for 21 yards
Blocked kicks: 1

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: (Umoh blocked punt at 2:18 mark)


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