NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After a 41-17 drubbing at the hands of North Carolina State in the Camping World Independence Bowl, the Vanderbilt Commodores welcomed the news that the school’s career rushing leader, Ralph Webb, will return for his senior season in 2017.
Webb rushed for 111 yards in the loss to the Wolfpack to leap-frog Zac Stacy’s single-season mark of 1,193 yards set in 2011 and set the new record at 1,283 yards. If his production continues, the junior is on pace to become only the eighth player in SEC history to rush for 4,000 yards in their career, joining Charles Alexander (4,035), Dalton Hilliard (4,050), Errict Rhett (4,163), Bo Jackson (4,303), Kevin Faulk (4,557), Darren McFadden* (4,590) and Herschel Walker (5,259) .
He has accumulated 3,342 rushing yards in 37 career starts without missing a game, a testament to his durability.
*Bowl stats are included.
Information from The Tennessean and ESPN.com contributed to this report.