Report: Former Vol RB Transferring to WKU, Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

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    Former Tennessee running back Tim Jordan will finish out his college career in Bowling Green, Kentucky according to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

    Jordan was arrested in May on gun and marijuana charges during a traffic stop while in Florida, and according to Mike Wilson of the News Sentinel, agreed to a plea deal to reduce those charges after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

    As part of that deal, Jordan will serve one year of probation, community service, and pay fines, but it will not exclude him from continuing his football career.

    Jordan will be allowed to transfer to Western Kentucky and travel with the team according to court documents obtained by the News Sentinel.

    Jordan will join former Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton, who is entering his second season as the head coach at Western Kentucky. Helton coached Jordan for one season as the Vols’ OC in 2018.

    Jordan was a three-star prospect out of Bartow High School in Florida and part of Butch Jones’ 2017 signing class. He was previously committed to Western Kentucky before flipping to Tennessee.

    During his junior season in 2019, Jordan appeared in 12 games and finished third on the team in rushing with 428 yards on 104 carries. Jordan tallied 46 more yards in receiving. The rising senior totaled just over 1,000 rushing yards in three seasons with the Vols.

    The absence of Jordan leaves a spot open in the Vols’ backfield, which now includes sophomore Eric Gray and seniors Ty Chandler and Carlin Fils-Aime, as well as newcomers Tee Hodge, Jabari Small, and Len’Neth Whitehead.