Tennessee boosts special teams with pair of grad transfers

The Tennessee Volunteers football team has just grown a little bit stronger when it comes to special teams after they announced the addition of a pair of graduate transfers. The team have yet to make official announcements on the transfers.

According to Yahoo Sports, former Cincinnati Bearcat running back Ralph David Abernathy transferred to the SEC school to play under the coach that originally recruited him Butch Jones. Abernathy had most of his playing time returning kicks for the Bearcats last season, but was also formidable in the offense. He complied over 900 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards during his time in Cincinnati from 2011-2014.

The Volunteers also added on graduate transfer Nate Renfro, a punter from Maryland. The former Terrapin was one of the better punters in the ACC as he averaged 41.5 yards per punt during his time with the team.

The report also stated that the updated roster does not include defensive back Lemond Johnson, who played in just four games last season. Tennessee athletic program spokesperson Jason Yellin said that Johnson is no longer a part of the team.

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