Vanderbilt Football 2006: Defensive ends

This is the seventh of a series of early looks at the 2006 Vanderbilt Commodore football team. VandyMania takes a look at the returning players and newcomers at every position. Today we check out the defensive ends.

Losses

Herdley Harrison

Returnees

Chris Booker (6-4, 252 SR): Started 11 games. Had 30 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses, 3 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries and 2 passes broken up.
David Carter (6-5, 255 JR): Saw action in all 11 games. Finished with 10 tackles, 2 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery and 1 quarterback hurry.

Newcomers

Derrius Dowell (6-3, 245 FR*): Redshirted during 2005 season. As a senior in high school had 94 tackles, 7 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. Selected ot the All-Metro Atlanta team.
Broderick Stewart (6-4, 210 FR*): Redshirted during 2005 season. Had 9 sacks as senior in high school. Selected First Team All-State (Georgia).
Steven Stone (6-5, 240 FR*): Redshirted during 2005 season. As a senior in high school had garnered 87 tackles, including six for losses and four sacks.
David Leinweber (6-5, 210 SO): walk on.

Remarks- Herdley Harrison had great speed and will long be remembered for snuffing out Tennessee's third down conversion attempt that gave the Commodores one last offensive possession. Chris Booker should retain one starting position. Harrison's spot should be up for grabs with David Carter or one of three promising redshirt freshman taking over.


Chris Booker grabs the legs of a Gator runner as Ralph McKenzie arrives to help. (VM/Stan Jones)

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