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

Pruitt Addresses Vol Fans Potentially Booing Guarantano

Jeremy Pruitt offered his thoughts on the possibility of Vol fans booing Jarrett Guarantano if he starts at quarterback on Saturday.


RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast 10-23-19

The RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast discusses the Vols’ huge recruiting success with the Whitehaven trio in football and 5-star Jaden Springer in basketball.


Video: Pruitt Discusses Brian Maurer, Vols’ QB Situation for Saturday

Jeremy Pruitt discussed the health and status of Brian Maurer and also addressed booing of Jarrett Guarantano, JT Shrout’s practice, and more.


Practice Notes: Brian Maurer Absent from Vols’ Practice

Freshman quarterback Brian Maurer was absent from the Vols’ Wednesday practice, meaning UT only had two scholarship QBs on the practice field.