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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.

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