NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt football head coach Clark Lea and his program celebrated Team 2 at the second annual RISE Awards on Saturday night on the Vanderbilt campus.
Senior linebacker Anfernee Orji was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, while Gavin Schoenwald collected the Team 2 Player of the Year Award, Will Sheppard was named Offensive Player of the Year and CJ Taylor earned Defensive Player of the Year.
The award ceremony was held at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. The evening officially concluded the 2022 campaign which saw the Commodores more than double their win total from a year ago as Lea completed his second season at the helm of his alma mater.
2022 RISE Awards
|Freshmen of the Year
|Jayden McGowan & AJ Swann
|Newcomer of the Year
|O-Show Award (Offensive Scout)
|Skull & Bones Award (Defensive Scout)
|Rough Riders Award (Special Teams Scout)
|Alan "Taco" Wright
|Offensive Most Improved
|Quincy Skinner Jr.
|Defensive Most Improved
|Reaper Award (Strength & Conditioning)
|Scholar of the Year
|Special Teams Player of the Year
|Specialist of the Year
|Fighting Spirit Award
|Nate Clifton & Christian James
|Ben Bresnahan & Maxwell Worship
|Respect & Appreciation Award
|Stone Cutter Award
|Lance Brown Impact Award
|Offensive Player of the Year
|Defensive Player of the Year
|Team Two Player of the Year
|Most Valuable Player