Elijah McAllister - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Elijah McAllister Season 2021-22


Class Fifth-Year Senior
Height 6'6"
Weight 265
Hometown Rumson, N.J.
High School Rumson Fair Haven

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Featuring: Elijah McAllister
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Vanderbilt Hustler — Elijah McAllister is a natural-born captain on and off the gridiron
Jersey Sports Zone — Vandy’s McAllister returns to Rumson to launch foundation

As a Fifth-Year (2022)
• Team captain
• Played in all 12 games, making 16 tackles and three for loss
• Recovered a fumble in fourth quarter against Elon
• Forced a fumble in win at Hawaii

As a Senior (2021)
• Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
• Selected Mr. Commodore
• Made 23 tackles with a sack and an interception
• Intercepted a pass at Florida
• Played in all 12 games, starting twice

As a Junior (2020)
• Did not see action
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2019)
• Played in all 12 games as an outside linebacker
• 26 tackles (15 solo), 2.5 quarterback sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three quarterback hurries
• Registered two sacks in win over Northern Illinois
• Season-high four tackles versus East Tennessee State and UNLV
• Contributed three solo stops against South Carolina, Kentucky and East Tennessee State

As a Freshman (2018)
• Did not see action

The McAllister File
• Prepped at Rumson Fair Haven (N.J.)
• Varsity letters in football and basketball
• Football and basketball team captain
• 23 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and six passes defended as senior
• Led football team to four conference titles and state title
• Led basketball team to state title
• Honor roll student
• Born in New Jersey
• Full name is Elijah Christian McAllister
• Son of Sharisa and Tyron McAllister
• Father serves as a pastor and law enforcement officer
• Two brothers, Tyron II and Ashon, and two sisters, Sheriden and Addison
• Comes from a family of singers
• Majoring in medicine, healthy and society with double minors in psychology and business