Vanderbilt fans got some great news Friday: star receiver Dan Stricker, who led Vanderbilt in receiving in 2001 but had considered leaving school for professional football, has decided to return for his senior year, according to Coach Bobby Johnson.
Johnson reported Stricker's decision on WTN's radio program SportsNight. "Dan Stricker has assured me that he is coming back, and that may be one of our best recruits." Stricker, a fourth-year junior who will be a senior next year in eligibility, had told the Tennessean newspaper in December that he would request an evaluation from NFL scouts.
A Cincinnati native, Stricker caught 65 passes for 1,079 yards in 2001 and scored 8 touchdowns. With 2,260 receiving yards for his career, he currently ranks as the school's third-leading receiver of all time. He also served as a captain for the 2001 squad.
Also, Johnson said that Vanderbilt's 2002 home game against Tennessee will be moved to Nashville's Adelphia Coliseum, home of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. The two teams played at Adelphia in the 2000 season, and the game drew a crowd of 68,360.