Commodores in NFL Training Camps

A total of 21 former Commodores appear on NFL rosters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  While the 2021 Vanderbilt football team is preparing to report to fall camp Wednesday, numerous former Commodores spent last week arriving at NFL training camps across the country.

Vandy has 21 alumni in the NFL at the beginning of camps:

  • Khari Blasingame, FB, Tennessee Titans
  • Oren Burks, LB, Green Bay Packers
  • Adam Butler, DT, Miami Dolphins
  • Zach Cunningham, LB, Houston Texans
  • Casey Hayward Jr., CB, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Tre Herndon, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Will Holden, OT, Indianapolis Colts
  • Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Tennessee Titans
  • Jordan Matthews, TE, San Francisco 49ers
  • Andre Mintze, LB, Denver Broncos
  • Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Indianapolis Colts
  • Jared Pinkney, TE, Tennessee Titans
  • Spencer Pulley, C, Tennessee Titans
  • Caleb Scott, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Trent Sherfield, WR, San Francisco 49ers
  • Kyle Shurmur, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Justin Skule, OT, San Francisco 49ers
  • Emmanuel Smith, LB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Stephen Weatherly, DE, Minnesota Vikings
  • Joejuan Williams, CB, New England Patriots

Pulley is one of four former Commodores with Nashville’s own Titans.

Odeyingbo made his rookie appearance in Indy.

He was then placed on the active/non-football injury list. Odeyingbo suffered an achilleas injury in January and is expected to miss the majority of the 2021 campaign.

Cunningham enters his first training camp under head coach David Culley, also a Vanderbilt alum.

Many Commodores are going through camps with new teams. Butler, Hayward Jr., Lipscomb, Matthews, Pinkney, Pulley, Scott, Sherfield and Weatherly all agreed to terms with new clubs during the offseason.

Mintze joins Odeyingbo as Vandy rookies in the NFL.

In February, Vaughn and the Buccaneers captured Super Bowl LV with a 31-9 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Tampa Bay’s training camp began July 25.

In addition to his offseason training, Williams returned to Vanderbilt this summer to receive his diploma.