Nathanael Rutherford

Nathanael Rutherford serves as the managing editor in addition to assisting with all other aspects of Nathanael grew up 10 minutes from UT’s campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee.

After covering the Vols for various outlets starting in 2014, including, Rocky Top Talk, and UT’s school newspaper, The Daily Beacon, he joined the RTI team in November of 2015. After serving as a lead content creator, podcast editor, and radio producer, Nathanael was promoted to managing editor in June of 2017.

Since taking over as editor, RTI has experienced vast growth both on the site and on social media. His guidance has led to multiple site records over the last couple of years, and he helped expand RTI’s coverage in recruiting and the live streaming market thanks to our Periscope and Facebook Live channels.

Nathanael was born and raised in Knoxville and graduated from South-Doyle High School in 2011. He graduated from UT in 2015 and now lives in Greenville, NC. He got to see his beloved Cubs win a World Series in 2016, and he’s hoping the Nashville Predators and Boston Celtics will follow in their footsteps soon.


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Nathanael’s Articles

Vol Commit Catches Game-Winning TD in State Title Game

Four-star wide receiver and Tennessee commit Jalin Hyatt caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime to give Dutch Fork another state title.


RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast 12-7-19

The latest RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast is a mailbag episode where we answered a ton of listener questions about Tennessee’s recruiting efforts!


Bailey’s Huge Night Leads Marietta to State Title Game

Vol QB commit Harrison Bailey had a nearly perfect performance to help lead Marietta to the state championship game next week.


A Look at Tennessee’s 2019 Bowl Scenarios

What are all the potential bowl game scenarios for the Vols this postseason? We take a look at where Tennessee could end up.