Memphis star RB Gainwell opting out, father says


Memphis Tigers running back Kenneth Gainwell, one of the top all-purpose offensive players in college football, has decided to opt out for this season, sources at Memphis confirmed to ESPN.

Gainwell, who would have been a redshirt sophomore, rushed for 1,459 yards last season and also had 610 receiving yards. He scored 16 touchdowns for the Tigers and had five plays from scrimmage of 60 yards or longer. Memphis, a member of the American Athletic Conference, opens its season this Saturday at home against Arkansas State.

Go Tigers 247Sports was the first to report Sunday that Gainwell was opting out to prepare for the 2021 NFL draft.

Gainwell was a second-team selection to the Associated Press’ preseason All-American team earlier this month. He was the only FBS player a year ago to rush for more than 1,000 yards and also have more than 500 receiving yards.

Articles You May Like

Firmino shines, Alexander-Arnold struggles again as Liverpool draw
Australia vs West Indies, 1st T20I Highlights: Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood Star As Australia Beat West Indies, Go 1-0 Up
Yankees’ Judge launches 62nd HR, passes Maris
Kyrgios, Tiafoe advance to Japan Open QF
‘I’m trying to catch Tom Brady’: How Terrance Gore’s unusual career got him three rings … and counting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.