Tennessee Offensive Lineman Enters Transfer Portal

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    A Tennessee offensive lineman has entered the transfer portal on Monday morning according to multiple reports. After a three-year career in Knoxville, offensive lineman Chris Akporoghene is on his way out of the program.

    As a three-star recruit in the class of 2019, Akporoghene began his high-school career playing for The King’s Academy in Seymour, TN. However, after a  few years there, Akporoghene would then transfer to play his senior season with IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

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    During his first year with Tennessee in 2019, Akporoghene took a redshirt year but did see action in two games against UAB and No. 3 Georgia. Then, in his redshirt-freshman year in 2020, Akporoghene had appearances in four games throughout the year and had a season-high nine snaps against Alabama.

    Akporoghene originally moved to the United States from Warri, Nigeria, in 2016.

    Tennessee has now seen a substantial amount of players enter the transfer portal from the 2021 roster. Fortunately for Tennessee moving forward, though, many of the transfers players only had a reserve role with the Vols. In addition to Akporoghene, 12 other Tennessee players have decided to transfer, including WR Andison Coby, RB Dee Beckwith, and OL K’Rojhn Calbert.

    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.