Ken Seals - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#8 Ken Seals


Class Junior
Height 6'3"
Weight 220
Hometown Azle, Texas
High School Weatherford

Student-Athlete Features – Seals the Deal – Seals’ First Season

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Played in eight games, starting seven
• Started the first six games of the season before injuries limited to two games over the final six
• 127-for-225 (56.4%) and 1,181 yards with five touchdown passes
• Thew for a pair of touchdowns and 333 yards in win over UConn
• Passed for 238 yards and a touchdown in win over Colorado State

As a Freshman (2020)
• Nine games played, nine starts
• Third SEC true freshman quarterback to start a season opener since 1972
• 186-of-288 passing (64.6%) for 1,928 yards [Vanderbilt freshman record]
• 214.2 passing yards/game
• Third Vanderbilt true freshman to throw for 1,000 yards in a season
• 12 touchdowns against 10 interceptions
• Tied for third in Vanderbilt history for 300-yard passing games (3)
• Team-high 1,876 yards of total offense
• Third in passing yards/game among SEC freshmen, third in total offense, fifth in pass efficiency (127.6)
• Among SEC players, tied for sixth in passing touchdowns, eighth in completions, eighth in pass attempts, eighth in yards of total offense, ninth in passing yards, ninth in passing yards/game, ninth in completion percentage, ninth in yards of total offense/game (208.4), ninth in total offensive plays (329) and tied for 10th in total offensive touchdowns (12)
• Among true freshmen nationally, second in passing yards, second in completions, second in attempts, second in completion percentage, third in passing touchdowns and third in pass efficiency
• One of two true freshmen nationally who completed at least 60 percent of his passes and threw for more than 1,000 yards
• 20 or more completions six times with season-best 31 vs. Ole Miss and Mississippi State
• 200 or more passing yards five times
• At least two passing touchdowns in four games
• Fifth Vanderbilt true freshman quarterback to eclipse 100 passing yards in a game
• Fourth true freshman since 2012 to make his first two starts against top-20 foes
• Season-best 157.05 pass efficiency vs. No. 6 Florida
• Two touchdown passes vs. Ole Miss
• Career-high 336 passing yards at Mississippi State [Vanderbilt freshman record]
• 225 passing yards and two touchdowns at Kentucky
• 319 passing yards and two scores against No. 6 Florida for season’s third 300-yard passing performance
• 239 passing yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee

The Seals File
• Three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
• Nation’s 17th-best pro-style quarterback by Rivals
• School-record 5,714 passing yards and 53 passing touchdowns
• 6,426 all-purpose yards and accounted for 65 touchdowns in final two prep seasons
• Led team to 7-4 record and school’s first 6A state playoff appearance in 12 years
• 3,060 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, nearly 500 rushing yards and seven scores as a senior
• 2019 Mr. Texas Football semifinalist
• 2019 region MVP
• 2018 all-region first team
• Full name is Kenneth Austin Seals
• Son of Robert and Corinna Seals
• Two siblings: Daniel and Trinity
• Academic all-state first team
• National Honor Society member
• Majoring in human and organizational development

Career Highs
Passing Attempts:
46, at Mississippi State, 11/7/2020
Passing Completions: 31, twice, last at Mississippi State, 11/7/2020
Passing Yards: 336, at Mississippi State, 11/7/2020
Longest Completion: 58 yards, vs. Florida, 11/21/2020
Touchdown Passes: 2, four times, last vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Rushing Attempts: 9, at Missouri, 11/28/2020
Rushing Yards: 10, twice, last at Missouri, 11/28/2020
Long Rush: 13 yards, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020