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Tennessee Veteran Tyler Baron Enters Transfer Portal

Tyler Baron
Tennessee football DL Tyler Baron. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

Tennessee veteran defensive lineman Tyler Baron is set to enter the transfer portal, according to a report from 247 Sports’ Chris Hummer and Matt Zenitz on Friday afternoon.

The senior defensive lineman played his last four seasons in Knoxville but flirted with the transfer portal on prior occasions. Baron entered the transfer portal after the Music City Bowl in Josh Heupel’s first season on January 6, 2022, but took his name out one day later. Rumors also circulated after the 2022 season that Baron could be a transfer portal candidate, but nothing ended up coming to fruition as the Volunteer State native returned to Rocky Top for his senior season.

Baron put together his most productive season this past year for Tennessee football. The 6-foot-5 lineman racked up 28 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, two defended passes, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in a 12-game span. Baron also had a touchdown on a fumble recovery in Tennessee’s homecoming game against UConn.

Baron was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after the season opener against Virginia and was named to the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl Midseason All-American Team.

Tyler Baron is the seventh and biggest Tennessee player to enter the portal so far this week. Other notable outgoing portal names from Tennessee include redshirt senior DB Warren Burrell, redshirt senior DB Brandon Turnage, and redshirt freshman OL Addison Nichols.

Tyler Baron Career Stats

2020 – 10 games, 21 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 sack

2021 – 13 games, 30 tackles, 7 TFLs, 4 sacks, 2 passes defended

2022 – 13 games, 22 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble

2023 – 12 games, 28 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 6 sacks, 2 passes defended, one fumble recovery, one touchdown

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Baron was a four-star recruit in the class of 2020 recruiting cycle and previously played for Knoxville Catholic before joining the Tennessee football team as a freshman. Baron played his first three high school seasons at The Ensworth School in Nashville before finishing up his senior season with Knoxville Catholic.

Baron’s brother, Woody Baron, was a defensive lineman for Virginia Tech from 2013 to 2016.

For more on Tennessee’s outgoing transfer portal activity, check out RTI’s U.T. Portal tracker by clicking here.

The transfer portal officially opened up on December 4 and will stay open for a 30-day window.

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  1. Good ridence if none of yall wanna be here. Its not like yall set the world on fire with your play on the field.

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