Tennessee senior left tackle Kyler Kerbyson went out on top on Senior Day Saturday – not only helping the Vols beat Vanderbilt 53-28, but also earning the highest honor from the league for his position, SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
With a huge assist from Kerbyson and the offensive line, the Vols piled up 523 yards of total offense and 331 yards on the ground against a stingy Vanderbilt defense that hadn’t given up more than 27 points to any SEC opponent all season.
Kerbyson is the second consecutive Vol to earn that weekly honor following Coleman Thomas being recognized for his performance against Missouri the prior week. That’s quite a way to go out for the Knoxville native who was playing his final game in Neyland Stadium.
“It was humbling,” Kerbyson said following the game. “It was sad to a point. It tells you that it’s over. It’s your last one. That is always pretty sad to know that you won’t do that again. There is some joy in knowing you are going to start a new chapter in your life and can look back and see how much this program has helped me grow as a person and as a man. I give everything to this. I am so happy to be a Vol. I wouldn’t take anything back that happened. I wouldn’t want to go any other place for college. I am very appreciative of the opportunity I got.”
Nice down block by senior Kyler Kerbyson, Wiesman pulls and kicks and Dobbs powers it in after contact is f… https://t.co/Y4EIJyuQl9
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) November 30, 2015