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Vanderbilt Football 2012: James Franklin Announces Six (!) New Commodore Captains

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"Eight captains, that way Grantham and his boys can't punk us at the coin toss."
"Eight captains, that way Grantham and his boys can't punk us at the coin toss."

Football season hasn't started yet, but James Franklin may have already set a Vanderbilt record - this time for most captains on a single squad. The second-year coach announced that six new players would join Walker May and Jordan Rodgers as the team's leaders in 2012.

The roles will fall on three players from both the offense and defense, along with two special teams captains. The eight players wearing "C" letters will be:

Offense:

Defense:

Special Teams:

Congratulations to all the players who were honored today. Today's press conference also unveiled the team's first official depth chart of the 2012 season. As expected, there were no major surprises amongst the starters. We'll have a more in-depth breakdown of the team's latest release later on here at AoG.