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Keenan Pili Provides Health Update After Season-Ending Injury in 2023

Keenan Pili

After transferring from BYU to Tennessee before the 2023 season for his final run in college football, Keenan Pili’s journey hit a major obstacle before it even got started. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker made his Tennessee debut in the Vols’ season opener against Virginia last year but suffered a tricep injury during the game that […]

WATCH: Tennessee Players Talk Citrus Bowl Preparation

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The Tennessee Volunteers are on the road to the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl with workouts and bowl practices in the month of December. The Vols’ players enjoyed some deserved time off after the regular season but are now back in the swing of things as they prepare for No. 17 Iowa on New Year’s Day. Tennessee […]

Keenan Pili Details Decision To Return To Tennessee For Super Senior Season

Keenan Pili

BYU linebacker transfer Keenan Pili had a simple plan when he committed to Tennessee football last December. He’d play his final year of eligibility at Tennessee and then move on to whatever football or life had waiting for him. Those plans changed quickly. Pili played just 30 snaps in Tennessee’s season opener against Virginia, suffering […]

Veteran Tennessee Linebacker Keenan Pili Returning For 2024 Season

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Tennessee linebacker Keenan Pili will be back with the team for the 2024 season, as confirmed by an Instagram post from Pili on Friday evening. A report from 247 Sports’ Matt Zenitz first broke the news on Tuesday, which was later confirmed by Pili on Friday. The news has also been confirmed by Tennessee Athletics. […]

REPORT: Tennessee Linebacker Keenan Pili Expected to Return for Final Season

Keenan Pili

A report from 247 Sports’ Matt Zenitz on Tuesday afternoon states that Tennessee senior linebacker Keenan Pili is expected to return for the 2024 season. Tennessee Athletics has not made an official announcement at the time of this publication. Pili redshirted his true freshman season at BYU before serving a full-time mission for The Church […]

Injury Report: Two Tennessee Linebacker, Four Total Vols Inactive Against UConn

Tennessee football is down two linebackers and four players in its two-deep for Saturday afternoon’s homecoming matchup UConn at Neyland Stadium. Keenan Pili, Arion Carter, Andrej Karic and Christian Charles are all inactive against the Huskies. Pili is missing his eighth straight game since the season opener but Carter is joining him on the inactive […]

Injury Report: Two Tennessee Defensive Starters Inactive At Kentucky

Tennessee football is down two defensive starters for Saturday night’s divisional matchup at Kentucky. Linebacker Keenan Pili and cornerback Kamal Hadden are out for the critical SEC game. Pili is missing his seventh straight game after suffering an upper body injury in Tennessee’s season opening win against Virginia. Sophomore Elijah Herring replaces Pili in the […]

Tennessee LB Coach Evaluates the Play of Vols’ Young Linebackers Through Seven Games

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Tennessee linebacker’s coach Brian Jean-Mary is pleased with the early development of his young linebackers this season. That being said, though, Jean-Mary also had the belief that the development would come quickly. With Tennessee facing an early season injury to veteran transfer linebacker Keenan Pili, the Vols had to rely on the young linebackers quicker […]

Tennessee Linebacker ‘Fighting His Butt Off’ To Return From Injury

Keenan Pili

It was a trying start to BYU transfer linebacker Keenan Pili’s first year in Knoxville. The Las Vegas native transferred to Tennessee for his final season of college eligibility and earned a starting linebacker spot beside Aaron Beasley over the offseason. Pili was poised to be one of the most important Tennessee defenders this season […]

Injury Report: Four Tennessee Football Players Inactive Against UTSA


Four Tennessee football players are inactive for this afternoon’s matchup agains UTSA at Neyland Stadium. Elijah Simmons, Keenan Pili, Will Brooks and Christian Charles are inactive for the non conference matchup. Simmons has yet to make his season debut after suffering a lower body injury in the Vols’ second fall practice. With the backup defensive […]