Photo gallery: Meet the VU freshmen

All 25 members of Vanderbilt's signing class of 2005, VandyMania is pleased to report, have arrived on campus and are taking part in fall drills. Many will redshirt this season, but a select few are being groomed to contribute immediately. For those eager to size up the fresh talent, here's an exclusive photographic sneak-peek, filed by VandyMania's Brent Wiseman.

The four highly touted freshman wide receivers: In back, Justin Wheeler; in front, from left: Larry Simmons, Earl Bennett, Alex Washington.

Linebacker Brandon Bryant

Defensive end Broderick Stewart gets some instruction from assistant coach David Turner (right).

Bryant Hahnfeldt has entered the competition for the placekicking position.

Linebacker Chris Johnson; defensive back Darlron Spead.

Tailback Daniel Dufrene.

Defensive back Joel Caldwell.

Offensive lineman Ryan Vance was a late addition to the 2005 signing class.

Quarterback Mackenzi Adams... the quarterback of the future?

Linebacker Quavian Lewis.

Safety Ryan Hamilton. (Open your eyes, Ryan!)

Defensive tackle Steve Sullivan. (Don't recognize the name? Steve is a walk-on from Madison, Ala., from the same high school that produced Abtin Iranmanesh.)

Defensive lineman Steven Stone; offensive lineman Ryan Custer; defensive lineman Derrius Dowell.

Tight end Thomas Welch, all 6-foot-7 inches of him.

Offensive linemen, from left: Nick Miller (walk-on from Matthew, N.C.), Eric Hensley, Drew Gardner, Bradley Vierling.

Photos by Brent Wiseman, copyright 2005 for

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