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Vanderbilt’s starting quarterback to wear eye shield against Kentucky

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Vanderbilt will have its starting quarterback on Saturday when the team travels from Music City, USA to Lexington, Ky.; however, he will play with a protective eye shield.

Kyle Shurmur, Vandy’s leading passer and starter in 10 of the last 11 games, was poked in the eye in the fourth quarter of the Florida game last weekend. Backup Wade Freebeck was called on to finish the game and there was some concern that Shurmur would be out against Kentucky.

Well yesterday, Vandy head coach Derek Mason said Shurmur will be able to go against the Cats, but he will wear a protective eye shield to prevent further injury to his right eye. The shield will be a clear facemask shield, but it’s much funnier to think he will play with a pirate patch.

Shurmur went 13-26 for 166 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky last season in his third career start as a true freshman.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Vanderbilt’s starting quarterback to wear eye shield against Kentucky



  1. somerset bill
    12:30 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

    raises the stakes. losing a 25-point lead is one thing, but losing to a team with a one-eyed quarterback… you don’t come back from that.



  2. The Fake John Calipari
    12:35 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

    Vandy’s backup quarterback is named Wade Freebeck not Freeman, Drew.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:12 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

      I like Drew’s version better. We all know what a free man is. What the heck is a free beck?



  3. Chesters Daddy
    3:09 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

    Lol he can prolly scorch our defense with no eyes



  4. KevinM
    3:55 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

    Drew, this could end real bad for Cats fans should we see him put up a career day. Does this affect the spread?

    I guess the next trick will be for Tennessee to play us with one arm tied behind their back.



  5. InigoMontoya
    4:02 pm October 4, 2016 Permalink

    Argghh, Shurmur me timbers. The Commodores be walkin’ the plank.