Lewis Hardage Back 1912 Third Team All-American
After transferring from Auburn to enter Dental School, Hardage was part of what observers called the Commodores’ “fastest backfield.”
Hardage starred on tremendous squads. As captain in 1911-12, he helped Vanderbilt go 16-2-1 overall, and their opponents 578-27.
Hardage earned Third Team All-America and All-Southern Conference recognition as a senior.
Hardage dominated several games in 1912, scoring 95 points for the squad that was the nation’s top scoring team.
He also was a chief factor in a pair of early season blowouts, 105-0 over Bethel and 100-0 against Maryville. The total against Bethel remains a team record.