Will Wolford


Will Wolford (Football, 1982-1985) 

Will Wolford was an outstanding offensive lineman for the Commodores during a strong run for the program in the 1980s. Vanderbilt head coach George MacIntyre hailed him as “the best lineman in the country” by his senior season, and he rewarded that confidence when the Buffalo Bills picked him in the first round of the NFL Draft. After a terrific professional career that included three Pro Bowl appearances, Wolford has moved on to become a color analyst for the Indianapolis Colts, while also serving on several community Boards and coaching his children’s sports teams.

  • Stand-out lineman and four-year starter for Vanderbilt football (1982-1985)
  • Played as a freshman on the 1982 Hall of Fame bowl team
  • Started every game from sophomore year through senior year (33 straight games)
  • Unanimous First Team All-SEC honors his senior season (1985) 
  • First Commodore offensive lineman to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft (1986)
  • Three-time Pro Bowler (1990, 1992, 1995) and played in three Super Bowls with the Bills (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Played with the Indianapolis Colts, signing a contract in 1993 that made him by far the highest-paid lineman in the NFL, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2007