Ralph Webb wants to be best ever

Ralph Webb came to Birmingham looking rather dapper for SEC Media Days, dressed to the nines in suit, bow tie, and stylish watch. The Gainesville, Fla., native is coming off what's considered by many to be the greatest season ever by a Vanderbilt freshman. He was given high praise by head coach Derek Mason for his maturation as a player.

"Ralph's a special player for our team," Mason said. "He's a throwback, with limitless potential. I see him continuing to get better from where he was last year. He'll show us just how good when we get between the white lines."

In his first year, Mason stressed his preference for what he calls, "three-dimensional" running backs, ones that an block and catch, as well as run. Even though he showed brilliance as a freshman, Webb knows there's still room for improvement.

"I look forward to being the best running back that I can be,” Webb said. "I want to be the best to ever do it (at Vanderbilt) and in the NFL. I want to be the best player to ever come out of Vanderbilt and be a legend.

"Last season, there were some pros and cons with how things went, but I feel like there are some building tools in place now to help us improve as a team. With Coach (Andy) Ludwig, I think the offense is going to be more explosive and we can score points on the best defenses in the country."

Webb, who will technically be a redshirt sophomore this season, spent part of his second year of study aboard in Australia with Commodore teammate, Chris Martin. In addition to being named to the All-Freshman SEC team in 2014, Webb was also on the SEC academic honor role.

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