Tennessee officially announces addition of graduate transfers Brandon Kennedy, Madre London
While this news has been known for some time, Tennessee officially welcomed Brandon Kennedy and Madre London to the team on Tuesday. The graduate transfer duo join Keller Chryst as scholarship graduate transfers to join Jeremy Pruitt’s first Volunteer team.
Both players are eligible to compete for Tennesse this fall due to current NCAA graduate transfer rules.
Kennedy, transferring in from Alabama, has two seasons of eligibility left to play in Knoxville. Here’s the information Tennessee provided on the offensive lineman:
After redshirting in 2015, Kennedy played in 10 games as a reserve center in 2016 and 2017, winning a national championship last fall. He was a four-star recruit out of Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka, Ala., and was selected for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game in addition to capturing 6A All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
London, transferring in from Michigan State, has one season left of eligibility to play in Knoxville. Here’s the information the school provided on the running back:
The Little Rock, Ark., native played in 33 games with eight starts from 2015-2017 after redshirting in 2014. He rushed for 924 yards and eight touchdowns on 230 carries for the Spartans, while catching 13 passes for 62 yards and a score.
In 2017, he had a 50-yard rush and a 16-yard touchdown reception at No. 7 Michigan in addition to a 74-yard, one-touchdown performance in a start at Minnesota. He rushed for 304 yards and three touchdowns for the season last fall. He had 500 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in 2015, including a 103-yard rushing performance against No. 7 Oregon. London totaled 120 yards and two scores in 2016.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.