Tennessee Running Back Enters Transfer Portal After Three-Year Career

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    The Tennessee Volunteers have now lost their third running back to the transfer portal since the South Alabama game. Tennessee running back Fred Orr is officially in the transfer portal, according to Matt Ray of Sports Illustrated and other reports on Wednesday.

    Before the Vols took on Vanderbilt in the regular-season finale, Tennessee running back Tiyon Evans entered the portal. Then, last Thursday, Tennessee running back Dee Beckwith also entered his name into the transfer portal.

    Orr, a three-year running back with Tennessee, finishes his career in Knoxville with seven attempts and 32 yards in 11 games played. Although, with the surplus of running backs in Tennessee’s 2021 room, Orr did not see any game action this past season. The majority of Orr’s time on the field during the 2020 season came in the role of a special teams contributor.

    The Clarksville, TN native was a walk-on to Tennessee’s team in the class of 2019. Orr chose to walk on at Tennessee even despite receiving offers from Army, Air Force, and Howard.

    During his freshman season, Orr was named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

    In the last week, the Vols have seen quite a few players enter the transfer portal. In addition to Fred Orr, offensive lineman K’Rojhn Calbert, wide receiver Andison Coby, and running back Dee Beckwith are all in the portal. Defensive lineman Tyler Baron also entered the portal last Thursday afternoon, but later removed his name the next day.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.