Gage Pitchford - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#71 Gage Pitchford Season 2023-24

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Class Junior
Height 6'6"
Weight 315
Hometown Newnan, Ga.
High School East Coweta

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Student-Athlete Features
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As a Junior (2023) 
• Started seven of 12 games played
• Played 506 snaps primarily at right guard
• Earned a Pro Football Focus pass block grade of at least 75.0 at four games, including versus No. 1 Georgia
• Did not allow a sack and conceded just two quarterback hits on the season

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played in 11 games on the season, earning 260 snaps as a reserve guard
• Played 207 snaps at left guard and 49 snaps at right guard
• Allowed just one sack and flagged for only two penalties on the year
• Earned his top Pro Football Focus pass block grade (84.3) against Ole Miss
• Made first collegiate start at Alabama
• Made debut at left tackle for four snaps at Hawai’i

As a Freshman (2021)
• Made collegiate debut with five snaps at left guard versus Tennessee
• Named to SEC First-Year Honor Roll

The Pitchford File
• Lettered three years at East Coweta under coach John Small
• Consensus three-star prospect, according to ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com
Three-time All-Region 2-7A selection
• 2019 Newnan Times-Herald All-County honoree
• Guided East Coweta to the 2020 Region 2-7A championship, the program’s first since 2002
• Four-time Georgia High School Association (GHSA) 7A playoff participant
• As a senior, helped the Indians to a 10-2 record and a trip to the GHSA 7A playoffs as the No. 1 seed
• East Coweta went on an eight-game winning streak before falling to Parkview in playoffs
• Aided the offense as it scored 32.1 points per game and registered 5.4 yards a rush in 2020
• During junior year, team went 6-6 and qualified for the GHSA 7A playoffs
• Part of an offense that scored 24.6 points per game and averaged 5.1 yards a rush in 2019
• Son of Natalie and Blaine Pitchford
• Father played football at Troy University
• Has two older sisters, Baylin and Kathryn
• Won free tickets to the Super Bowl after winning a European youth sports video competition
• Majoring in engineering science