Tribute to Vanderbilt's Kyle Fischer

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 Kyle Fischer is featured.

THE BASICS:

Kyle Fischer

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

High school: Spring Valley

Position: OG

HT: 6-6 WT: 308

Chose Vanderbilt over: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland and N.C. State.

OVERVIEW:

Fischer was one of the most highly recruited prospects of the 2006 Commodore signing class. A 3-star prospect, which was a rare thing for Vandy prior to the 2008 bowl season, many Vanderbilt observers believed he would be the next Chris Williams. Although that has not panned out Fischer has more than earned his tuition at Vandy. He's played in 48 games as a Commodore and started 36 contests. As a freshman Fischer played in all 12 games including the bowl win and was a starter by the middle of the season. One of Fischer's strengths has been his durability. While many of his fellow linemen have been prone to injury, Fischer has managed to stay a healthy performer on the line. The Liberty Bowl will be his 30th consecutive start. Like most players, Fischer has saved his best season for the last. He earned Co-SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after the Wake Forest game and All-SEC honorable mention honors following the season.

BEST MOMENT:

Wake Forest game, 2011. Fischer and his teammates helped Zac Stacy rush for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Vanderbilt piled up 197 total rushing yards. The Commodores won 41-7 and earned a Liberty Bowl berth. The Columbia, S.C. native was selected SEC Co-Lineman of the Week for his solid blocking.

MEMORABLE QUOTE:

"That's definitely a great thing because we have a lot of fellowship with him; we know him well and he knows us. Having him last year, we were kind of building trust with him but this year, having the same coach, you know we love him and respect him. We trust everything he says." Fischer on having OL Coach Herb Hand back, April 2011.

HONORS:

2011: All-SEC honorable mention; 2011: SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the week (Wake Forest) 2007: Team Offensive Scout of the Week (Ole Miss)

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