Ralph Webb - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#7 Ralph Webb


Class Redshirt Senior
Height 5'10"
Weight 202
Hometown Gainesville, Fla.
High School Gainesville

2017 Doak Walker Award watch list
2017 Maxwell Award watch list
2017 Preseason Third team All-SEC RB – Media Days ballot
2016 Second Team All-SEC RB – Coaches
2016 Second Team All-SEC RB – Associated Press
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Third Team All-SEC RB – Phil Steele
2014 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Webb finished off the finest career ever by a Vanderbilt running back with an outstanding senior campaign… Earned start in the offensive backfield in every game, running his consecutive starts streak to a remarkable 49 games… As senior, posted 831 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns, and 188 receiving yards and a touchdown on 13 catches… Scored eight touchdowns in last seven games of season… In opening win over Middle Tennessee, rushed for 49 yards, had 104 receiving yards and totalled two touchdowns… Set single-game rushing high in SEC play with 163 yards and scored two touchdowns at Ole Miss… Notched 104 rushing yards in win over Western Kentucky… In season finale, helped Commodores post road win at Tennessee by rushing for 163 yards and two scores… Webb departs the program as the holder of virtually every career rushing mark, including 4,173 rushing yards, 931 carries, 32 rushing touchdowns, 35 total touchdowns and 16 games of at least 100 rushing yards… Webb’s career rushing total ranks No. 6 all-time among SEC running backs… Among Webb’s additional records: single-season rushing yards (1,283), rushing yards by a junior (1,283), rushing yards by a sophomore (1,152) and rushing yards by a freshman (907). 

Webb became Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher in another record-breaking season for the three-year starter… Ran his consecutive starts streak to 37 games… Broke Zac Stacy’s team career record in win over Ole Miss, then eclipsed Stacy’s single-season mark during a superb performance in the Camping World Independence Bowl… For career, Webb has 3,342 rushing yards on 739 yards – both new Commodore career records… Career rushing total ranks No. 20 in SEC history… Concluded the season with 1,283 rushing yards, breaking Stacy’s previous mark of 1,193 yards from 2011… Also rushed for 13 touchdowns, third most by a SEC player and the most by a Commodore since 2013… Hauled in 21 receptions for 166 yards as aerial target out of the backfield… Surpassed 100 rushing yards in seven games, and has 13 100+ rushing performance in career, another Vanderbilt record… Campaign was highlighted by a career-best, 211-yard effort in an early-season win over Middle Tennessee… Had 100+ rushing yards against SEC foes Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Tennessee… Rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns to spark late-season victory over Ole Miss, then closed the regular season with 114-yard, 2-touchdown effort in regular season finale win over Tennessee… Contributed three touchdowns, including the game-clincher in overtime, at Western Kentucky… Rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown vs. NC State in the Independence Bowl.

Webb put together the finest season ever by a Commodore sophomore running back, breaking several team marks along the way… Started in all 12 games at tailback, running his consecutive starts streak to 24 games… Earned postseason third team All-SEC honors from Phil Steele publications… Concluded the year by setting a sophomore record with 1,152 rushing yards, the second highest total in team history… Rushing total was sixth highest in SEC… Established a single-season mark with 277 rush attempts… Concluded season ranked No. 8 on the team’s career rushing charts… Averaged 106.7 rushing yards over last nine games, and 111.6 rushing yards in last five SEC games… Had 155 rushing yards, including game-deciding 39-yard TD, in win over Middle Tennessee… Had career long 74-yard rush for team’s only score in narrow loss at Florida… Had 149 rushing yards at Tennessee, highest total by a Commodore back vs. Volunteers in four decades… Registered several receiving season highs — 22 catches, 188 yards, 2 TDs — as receiving target out of the backfield, topped by 7-catch, 57-yard performance against Georgia.

Webb enjoyed arguably the greatest season ever by a Vanderbilt freshman running back… Established new freshman team records with 907 rushing yards and 212 rush attempts… Broke Kwane Doster’s 12-year-old freshman rushing mark against Florida… Garnered SEC All-Freshman recognition but did not make coaches’ team… Rushing total ranks No. 7 all-time among Commodore backs… Finished the year ranked ninth in the SEC in rushing yards and 10th with 75.8-yard per game average… Only one freshmen in conference – UGA’s Nick Chubb (1,281 yards) – topped Webb’s 907-yard total… Remarkably consistent, Webb rushed for at least 45 yards in 10 of 12 games… Ranked second in SEC to Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne in rush attempts… Broke Rodney Williams’ 1998 freshman single-game rushing record by gaining 166 yards on 31 carries in victory over Old Dominion… Also rushed for 116 yards in win over UMass… Surpassed 75 rushing yards against SEC opponents Ole Miss, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida…. Contributed 10 catches for 30 yards out of the backfield.

Did not play during his first year on campus… Impressed observers with explosive abilities as practice squad running back.

High School
Senior captain… Three-year letter winner for one of Florida’s top 6A programs… Started as junior and senior at RB… As senior, named First Team All-State and All-Area by Gainesville Sun after leading Hurricanes to 6A state championship game for the first time in 30 years… Named MVP of 14-1 team as senior… Rushed for 2,020 yards and 28 TDs… Produced nearly 800 rushing yards in five playoff games, including 155-yard, 2-TD effort in state championship… Also contributed as DB during 2012 season… Rushed for 917 yards for eight TDs as a junior in 2011, helping Hurricanes’ to 10-3 record and state quarterfinals… One of state’s top track & field athletes, winning back-to-back long jump 3A state titles.. Owns LJ PR of 23’8″.

Rapheal Webb… Majoring in Sociology… Webb joined a dozen other Vanderbilt students in May 2016 to study biodiversity along the Great Barrier Reef and rainforests of Australia’s Gold Coast… Son of Perttina Davis and Douglas Webb… Born Nov. 21, 1994… Has an older sister, Latoria; and five brothers, Doug, Dewayne, Deion, Jacquez and Jaquan… Dad is painting contractor; mom works with mentally challenged patients… Represented teammates at SEC Media Days in 2016 and 2017.

Career Highs
Rush Attempts: 33, vs. Kentucky, 11/14/2015
Rushing Yards: 211 yards, vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016
Longest Rush: 74 yards at Florida, 11/7/2015
Rushing Touchdowns: 3, vs. Ole Miss, 11/19/2016
Receptions: 7, vs. Georgia, 9/12/2017
Receiving Yards:
104 yards, at Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017
Longest Reception: 73 yards, at Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017
All-Purpose Yards: 205 yards, vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016

Ralph Webb action shot 10-02-15