#22 Cassen Jackson-Garrison Season 2006-07
SINGLE-GAME RUSHING HIGHS
RUSH ATTEMPTS: 21, vs. Arkansas, 9/16/2006
RUSH YARDS: 142, vs. Temple, 9/30/2006
LONGEST RUSH: 70, at Arkansas, 9/10/2005
SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING HIGHS
RECEPTIONS: 4, on two occasions, most recently at Alabama, 9/9/2006
RECEIVING YARDS: 58, vs. Kentucky, 11/12/2005
LONGEST RECEPTION: 35, at Tennessee, 11/19/2005
Every game starter at tailback for first time in Vanderbilt career, Jackson-Garrison set single season highs with 152 rushing attempts, 614 rushing yards and 15 receptions… Resumed starting role when Jeff Jennings missed the season recovering from knee injuries… Platooned much of season with redshirt freshman Jared Hawkins… Concluded the season second on team in rushing yardage behind QB Chris Nickson… Played season opener at Michigan just 17 days after undergoing surgery for emergency appendectomy… Set career high in rushing attempts (21) in solid performance against Arkansas that included 90 rushing yards and a 9-yard TD catch, first of his career… Shared team[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week honors with Steven Bright after scoring first two touchdowns in win over Temple with rushes of 43 and 16 yards… Rushed for career-high 142 yards in Temple performance… Rushed for at least 35 yards in nine of 12 games.
Posted excellent campaign in first year as tailback after playing fullback in 2004… Started only once (in finale at Tennessee), though shared tailback duties throughout season with fellow junior Jeff Jennings… Finished season as team leader with 539 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns and 5.6-yard per carry average… Ranked 12th in SEC in rushing yards… Tied for fourth in league in rushing TDs… Team[apos]s top breakaway rushing threat, posting rushes of at least 35 yards… Also caught 14 passes for 139 yards as receiver out of the backfield… Break-through came at Arkansas, with 71-yard rush (team high for year) sparking comeback victory… Rushing total in win over Richmond (119 yards) was most by a Commodore… Shared team[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week honors after Richmond performance… Scored at least one touchdown in last five games… Played extremely well in first career start at Tennessee, rushing for 60 yards and a touchdown while catching three passes for 49 yards, helping Commodores to road victory in his hometown… Also averaged 19.9 yards on 15 kickoff returns.
Played in seven games… Saw action at fullback in offensive backfield and on special-team coverage units… First collegiate action came in win over Mississippi State… Solidified role during final six games… Concluded season with 67 rushing yards on 13 carries and 17 receiving yards on three.
Three-year starter at running back… Team captain as senior… Tennessee Mr. Football 4A Back recipient… Named First Team All-State by Associated Press, Tennessee Sportswriters Association and Tennessee Coaches Association First Team All-State… As senior, led team to 10-3 record and quarterfinals of state playoffs… Rushed for 2,033 yards and 28 TDs on 268 carries during senior campaign… Also had four receptions for 80 yards… Also started at linebacker as senior… As junior, rushed for 1,200 yards, leading team to 10-2 record and playoff berth… Totalled more than 4,000 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns in career… Selected to play in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game in June… Also participates as 100-and 200-meter sprinter in track.
Cassen Ne-Rone Jackson-Garrison… Son of Roger and Darla Garrison… Dad is pilot for Delta Airlines… Born Jan. 29, 1985… Has an infant sister… Plans to major in Human and Organizational Development.