Ken Seals - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#8 Ken Seals Season 2021-22


Class Senior
Height 6'3"
Weight 220
Hometown Azle, Texas
High School Weatherford

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Student-Athlete Features – Seals the Deal – Seals’ First Season
Vanderbilt Hustler — Full Circle

As a Senior (2023)
• SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played in 10 games, started six
• Went 105-of-197 passing for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2023 season
• Vanderbilt career leader in completion percentage at 60.5 percent
• Seventh in program history with 4,292 career passing yards
• Ninth all-time at Vanderbilt with 28 passing touchdowns
• Scored two touchdowns at Tennessee, one passing and one rushing
• Went 19-of-29 passing for 201 yards and one touchdown versus Georgia
• Completed 19 of 34 passes for 276 yards and threw two touchdowns, including a season and career-long 85-yard touchdown pass at Florida
• Made his first start of the season, finished 20-of-30 for 259 yards and two touchdowns and recorded a 6-yard rushing touchdown versus Missouri

As a Junior (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Did not see game action

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Played in eight games, starting seven
• Started the first six games of the season before injuries limited to two games over the final six
• 127-for-225 (56.4%) and 1,181 yards with five touchdown passes
• Thew for a pair of touchdowns and 333 yards in win over UConn
• With receivers Will Sheppard (119) and Chris Pierce (103) each eclipsing 100 receiving yards in the win over the Huskies, Seals became the first Vanderbilt QB to throw for over 300 yards with a pair of 100-plus yard receivers since 2013 (Austyn Carta-Samuels)
• Passed for 238 yards and a touchdown in win over Colorado State

As a Freshman (2020)
• Nine games played, nine starts
• Third SEC true freshman quarterback to start a season opener since 1972
• 186-of-288 passing (64.6%) for 1,928 yards [Vanderbilt freshman record]
• 214.2 passing yards/game
• Third Vanderbilt true freshman to throw for 1,000 yards in a season
• 12 touchdowns against 10 interceptions
• Tied for third in Vanderbilt history for 300-yard passing games (3)
• Team-high 1,876 yards of total offense
• Third in passing yards/game among SEC freshmen, third in total offense, fifth in pass efficiency (127.6)
• Among SEC players, tied for sixth in passing touchdowns, eighth in completions, eighth in pass attempts, eighth in yards of total offense, ninth in passing yards, ninth in passing yards/game, ninth in completion percentage, ninth in yards of total offense/game (208.4), ninth in total offensive plays (329) and tied for 10th in total offensive touchdowns (12)
• Among true freshmen nationally, second in passing yards, second in completions, second in attempts, second in completion percentage, third in passing touchdowns and third in pass efficiency
• One of two true freshmen nationally who completed at least 60 percent of his passes and threw for more than 1,000 yards
• 20 or more completions six times with season-best 31 vs. Ole Miss and Mississippi State
• 200 or more passing yards five times
• At least two passing touchdowns in four games
• Fifth Vanderbilt true freshman quarterback to eclipse 100 passing yards in a game
• Fourth true freshman since 2012 to make his first two starts against top-20 foes
• Season-best 157.05 pass efficiency vs. No. 6 Florida
• Two touchdown passes vs. Ole Miss
• Career-high 336 passing yards at Mississippi State [Vanderbilt freshman record]
• 225 passing yards and two touchdowns at Kentucky
• 319 passing yards and two scores against No. 6 Florida for season’s third 300-yard passing performance
• 239 passing yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee

The Seals File
• Three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
• Nation’s 17th-best pro-style quarterback by Rivals
• School-record 5,714 passing yards and 53 passing touchdowns
• 6,426 all-purpose yards and accounted for 65 touchdowns in final two prep seasons
• Led team to 7-4 record and school’s first 6A state playoff appearance in 12 years
• 3,060 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, nearly 500 rushing yards and seven scores as a senior
• 2019 Mr. Texas Football semifinalist
• 2019 region MVP
• 2018 all-region first team
• Full name is Kenneth Austin Seals
• Son of Robert and Corinna Seals
• Two siblings: Daniel and Trinity
• Academic all-state first team
• National Honor Society member
• Graduated in December 2023, majoring in human and organizational development