Chicago Bears quarterback and Vanderbilt alum Jay Cutler has made the Commodores’ Hall of Fame, according to a tweet from Vanderbilt football.
Congrats Jay Cutler on HoF induction – 3x captain, SEC POY, tons of records. Great career capped by THE PASS at UT. pic.twitter.com/RnS5AdQ8og
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) January 21, 2016
Cutler spent four years with Vanderbilt and completed 57.2 percent of his passes for 8.697 yards and 59 touchdowns while also adding 1,256 yards and 17 scores on the ground. Vanderbilt was only 11-35 with him under center, but that was no fault of his own.
Cutler never missed a single game due to injury and was the 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year. His college football career ended when, in Vanderbilt’s rivalry game with Tennessee, he threw the game-winning touchdown pass to teammate Earl Bennett to give Vanderbilt its first win over the Volunteers since 1982 and first in Knoxville since 1975.
Cutler also holds many school passing records including pass yards, touchdowns, completions and total offense.
Needless to say, he more than deserves this induction.
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