Jay Cutler became one of the foundation pieces that pushed Vanderbilt’s football program upward in the mid-2000s. The confident signal caller from Santa Claus, Indiana, was one of the most potent offensive threats in the SEC, establishing many school records in the process. Upon learning he had diabetes he began the Jay Cutler Foundation to assist young people overcome the effects of the disease.
- Only second three-time captain in program history
- SEC Offensive Player of the Year, 2005
- First-team All-SEC, 2005
- Three-time VU Most Valuable Offensive Back
- Establish numerous school passing and total offense records
- Threw for 59 touchdowns and 8,697 career yards, both records
- Last collegiate pass resulted in game-winning touchdown vs. Tennessee
- Lengthy pro career after being first round selection in NFL Draft, 2006
- Jay Cutler Foundation helps and encourages young people overcome the effects of diabetes.