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Vols Running Back Hurd Set to Transfer

Hurd to transfer from Tennessee

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
KNOXVILLE, TENN (WMC) -

There will be no next game for running back Jalen Hurd at Tennessee.

Reports surfaced he quit the team after the Vols loss at South Carolina on Saturday.

Hurd, reportedly unhappy about how he's being used, averaged only 3.7 yards per carry and 64.4 yards per game, which are both career lows.

Once expected to break UT's all-time career rushing mark, he leaves in 6th place with 2,634 yards.

Vols Head Coach Butch Jones confirmed Hurd's departure to the Knoxville News Sentinel on Monday.

"I think it's a compilation of a long football season and he's contemplating that. And, I don't want to speak for Jalen, but there's a whole lot of things that go into that decision. I'm very, very thankful for everything he's done for our program. But, it's all about our football program and for our football team moving forward from this point forward," Jones said.

Hurd rushed 122 times for 451 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Hurd is reportedly considering playing tight end or wide receiver as a transfer, or possibly enter the NFL Draft.

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