Portal hopping: Veteran Tennessee DB reportedly withdraws his name from transfer database
One day after Tennessee DB Shawn Shamburger entered the transfer portal, he has reportedly withdrawn his name, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
It’s been a tumultuous season for Shamburger who in his career has played 38 games and made 16 starts. The defensive back played only three games in 2020, before he opted out of the rest of the season.
He made nine tackles, and when he stepped away from the team, coach Jeremy Pruitt said earlier in the season Shamburger was stepping away for the season to focus on his academics.
“This has been a very unusual really circumstance with this whole deal (with COVID-19),” Pruitt said, per Knox News. “You try to do school from home and not being in-person, when you talk about tutors and things like that. One of the things that he is focusing on is, he is going to focus on academics the rest of the semester.”
Shamburger has played the star position during his time at Tennessee. In 2019, he played in all 13 games, finishing with 47 tackles and three sacks, with 4.5 tackles for a loss. He made his only career interception in UT’s Gator Bowl win against Indiana two seasons ago.
Shamburger was a 3-star recruit coming out of Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Georgia.