Sam Dobbs - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#84 Sam Dobbs


Class Senior
Height 6'4"
Weight 230
Hometown Douglasville, Ga.
High School Landmark Christian

Dobbs participated in 10 of 12 regular-season games this season as a senior…He earned starting assignments at tight end against Nevada, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Missouri…He had seven receptions on the season for 57 yards… He caught two passes twice, coming against Nevada and Notre Dame and added a reception in five different matchups… He finished with a season-high 20 yards as part of Vanderbilt’s 41-10 win against Nevada in early September.

Dobbs was a versatile offensive threat for the Commodores from his tight end position… Played in all 12 games, earning a start in two-tight end alignment against Alabama… Finished the year with eight receptions for 79 yards and three rushes for 37 yards… Posted a 16-yard catch and nine-yard rush in season-finale win at Tennessee… Also contributed 18-yard rush and 16-yard reception in win over Western Kentucky… Tied career high with two receptions at Ole Miss.

Dobbs played in all 13 games as a second-year tight end… Earned lone start of the year — and second of his Commodore career — in victory over Ole Miss… Concluded the season with six receptions, good for 73 yards and a touchdown… Biggest catch of Dobbs’ career came in regular season finale – a 20-yard TD reception that started Commodore comeback from 14-point deficit versus Tennessee.

Dobbs played in seven games as a true freshman… Saw action at tight end and wide receiver when midseason injuries reduced depth at both positions… Started at wideout in regular season finale against Tennessee… Finished the year with two catches and 30 receiving yards… 21-yard reception against Florida was first of his career… Also added a 9-yard catch vs. Tennessee.

Three-year starter for private school located southwest of Atlanta… Named Class A All-State TE and All-Region after junior and senior seasons… Posted 30 receptions for 355 yards and six touchdowns while playing first half of senior season… As a junior, hauled in 65 receptions for 811 yards and five TDs… Helped LCHS to two state playoffs… One of region’s top hurdlers in track & field… Also earned letter on varsity swim team… Four-year honor roll recipient.

Samuel Williamson Dobbs… “Drago”… Born Aug. 29, 1996 in Atlanta… Son of John and Paula Dobbs… Has two sisters, Kelsey and Cameron… Dad works in corporate sales; mom works in advertising/marketing… Dad played football at Auburn; sister (Kelsey) played volleyball at Auburn… Enjoys composing, performing music… Plays six musical instruments… Working toward degree in cinema and media arts.

Receptions: 2, (4x), last at Notre Dame, 9/15/2018
Receiving Yards: 30, vs. Kentucky, 10/8/2016
Longest Reception: 30, vs. Kentucky, 10/8/2016