Former Tennessee Running Back Announces Transfer Destination

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    Tennessee RB Tiyon Evans. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

    Former Tennessee running back Tiyon Evans is transferring to Louisville, the rising senior announced on his Instagram Monday.

    Evans arrived in Knoxville via junior college in January of 2021 and immediately was one of the Vols’ best running backs. The junior missed time sparingly this season due to different injuries but still recorded 525 yards and six touchdowns in seven games.

    Evans carried the ball over 10 times in five of the Vols’ first six games of the season but didn’t total more than seven carries in a game after that.

    The South Carolina native ranked third on the team in rushing yards, first in yards per carry and second in rushing touchdowns.

    Evans announced plans to enter the transfer portal the day before Tennessee’s regular season finale against Vanderbilt and visited Louisville this past weekend.

    Despite Evans’ departure, Tennessee returns a solid running back room including rising junior Jabari Small and rising sophomore Jaylen Wright.

    Louisville went 6-6 (4-4 ACC) in 2021 and will play the Air Force in the First Responders Bowl.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.