Vols lose top running back to Tar Heels

Vols lose top running back to Tar Heels
(Source: KEYC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee loses one of its top running backs as Ty Chandler announces he’s heading to North Carolina as a graduate transfer. Chandler ranks number five in Tennessee history in all-purpose with 3,291 yards.

He averaged almost five yards a carry for his career, with 13 rushing touchdowns, three receiving scores, and a kickoff return touchdown.  

UNC Assistants Robert Gillespie and Tommy Thigpen teamed to recruit Chandler to Knoxville when they coached at Tennessee. 24/7 Sports reports they were instrumental in getting him to Chapel Hill.

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