Ben Koger - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#25 Ben Koger Season 2004-05


Class Freshman
Height 6'1"
Weight 195
Hometown Brentwood, TN
High School Brentwood H.S.

Played in every game… Earned midseason starts versus Ole MIss, RIchmond and MTSU… Injuries limited defensive role in second half of season… Concluded with 24 total tackles and 15 primary stops… Forced fumble ended key Wake Forest drive deep in Vanderbilt territory in season-opening Commodore win… Netted six tackles in victories over Arkansas and Richmond… Named team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week after Richmond performance.

Played in all 11 games… Used in reserve safety role and on coverage units for special teams… Ended season with six total tackles.

Played in every game for the Commodores… Used primarily as second team safety and special teams contributor… Career high of four tackles came versus Auburn.


Not enrolled at Vanderbilt until January 2002.

High School
Team captain and three-year starter… Region 5A Most Valuable DB… First team All-State, Nashville Tennessean All-Midstate team and All-Williamson County as senior… Recorded 120 tackles and three INTs at safety during senior campaign… Team finished 8-5, advancing to state quarterfinals… Also returned kickoffs… Had more than 3,000 all-purpose yards in final two prep years… Started both ways as a junior and DB as a sophomore… Carried 3.96 GPA, making Principal[apos]s List all four years… Member of National Honor Society… Involved in Young Life organization.

Koger is majoring in Economics from the College of Arts and Science. Koger is a 2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.

Son of Steven and Jennifer Koger… Born May 27, 1982… Has an older sister… Works with mentally challenged youngsters through Vanderbilt[apos]s ‘Best Buddies’ program… Prep teammate with VU football player Richard Freeman… Enjoys golf, racquetball and hanging out with friends.