Brunner and Parker, along with a third Commodore, offensive tackle Justin Geisinger, were named to the Coaches' All-SEC Freshmen Team in December.
Brunner, a product of the same Cincinnati high school as standout Commodore wide receiver Dan Stricker , was the team's fifth leading tackler with 59 stops. He had a personal high of 1 tackles in the Commodores' win over Richmond.
Though Parker did not enter the Vanderbilt lineup until midway through the season, he finished the season as the secondary' s third-leading tackler with 5 tackles. He also had an interception and fumble recovery .