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Six Former Tennessee Vols Set For Inaugural UFL Season

JaVonta Payton XFL Tennessee

Six former Tennessee Volunteers, four of whom finished their careers in Knoxville, are set for the inaugural 2024 United Football League (UFL) season this Saturday around the nation. The XFL and the United States Football League (USFL) completed a merger at the end of 2023 to create a combined football league between the two entities. […]

Former 2022 Volunteer Signs Letter of Intent with The Rock’s XFL

Paxton Brooks

Former Tennessee punter Paxton Brooks looks to be making his way to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s XFL. A social media post from XFL’s public relations account on Wednesday revealed that Brooks had officially signed a letter of intent with the D.C. Defenders for the upcoming XFL season. Brooks is also listed on the Defenders’ official […]

Former Tennessee Vol JaVonta Payton Wins XFL Championship

JaVonta Payton XFL Tennessee

Former Tennessee wide receiver JaVonta Payton is now an XFL Champion after a narrow one-score victory in San Antonio this weekend. Payton’s Arlington Renegades defeated the D.C. Defenders in Dwayne Johnson’s revitalized professional football league championship game on Saturday. The Renegades held off the Defenders in the fourth quarter to win the game by a […]

A Trio of Former Tennessee Players Set for XFL Championship Game

JaVonta Payton

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s initial attempt at reviving the XFL seems to have been fairly successful in its debut season. With a strong broadcasting partner such as ESPN/ABC, games have been easily accessible and several talking points, storylines, and clips have made their way over to social media to continue the conversation. After a full […]

Former Tennessee Receiver Sign To Play In XFL

JaVonta Payton

Former Tennessee receiver JaVonta Payton signed to play for the Orlando Guardians in the XFL this spring. The Guardians shared the news on their Instagram and Payton shared the post on Twitter Saturday. Just sit back & enjoy the show — 𝒥𝒶𝓋𝑜𝓃𝓉𝒶 𝒫𝒶𝓎𝓉𝑜𝓃 (@_Payton0) January 21, 2023 Payton spent one season at Tennessee after […]

Tennessee Wide Receiver Declares for the NFL Draft

JaVonta Payton

Tennessee wide receiver JaVonta Payton has officially declared for the NFL Draft on Monday. The one-year Tennessee receiver posted the announcement into a statement on Twitter, in which he also thanked his coaches, teammates, and the fans for the continued support. “My time at Tennessee, although it was short, was nothing short of amazing,” Payton […]

Injury Report: Top Vols Back Out Again Versus South Alabama

How Tennessee's Outgoing Transfers Fared in 2022

Tennessee running back Tiyon Evans is out for Saturday night’s game against South Alabama. The Vols are also without Kingston Harris and Christian Charles. The pair of back ups have missed most of the season with injuries. Heupel said Evans wasn’t able to practice on Thursday so his absence is not surprising. With Evans out, […]

RTI Game Predictions: South Alabama at Tennessee

Tennessee Makes the Cut for Four-Star Safety

Tennessee is looking to get bowl eligible Saturday night when they host South Alabama at Neyland Stadium. Each week, the RTI team will provide game predictions for Tennessee’s weekly opponent. We move on to South Alabama. Ric Butler: Another gameday in Knoxville! For the first time since Oct. 9, Tennessee will not be playing a […]

Josh Heupel Gives Tennessee Injury Update With Good and Bad News

JaVonta Payton

The health of Tennessee’s football team has been a critical storyline throughout the year. As Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel mentioned on Thursday, every team is banged up around this time of the year. However, in Tennessee’s case, the Vols are missing a few key starters heading into the final two games of the year. […]

Tennessee Takes Opening Play to the House Against Kentucky

Hendon Hooker

Well, that didn’t take very long at all. On the first offensive play of the game, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker threw a screen pass to his left, hitting wide receiver JaVonta Payton. As Payton caught the ball, he made a few moves near the sideline in order to get around a few Kentucky defenders. Then, […]