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Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell confirmed Monday night that he won't play this season in an open letter shared to Twitter. BAD GOOD. [1] As a senior, he passed for 1,139 yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 1,834 yards and 32 touchdowns. As a junior, he passed for 1,184 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,292 yards and 20 touchdowns. Gainwell exploded onto … Want to stay informed on the latest Memphis sports news? [8][9] He was named a second team All-American by the Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association and the National Freshman of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America. Early life and high school. Only in 2020 can we be celebrating the midway point before the Big Ten or Pac-12 has taken the field. An insider's guide to the Big Ten college football season. Purdue coach Jeff Brohm confirmed he had a positive COVID-19 test and will follow CDC and Big Ten guidelines and self-isolate for 10 days, becoming the first Big Ten head coach to publicly announce a positive diagnosis. [10][11][12], Gainwell's younger brother, Kory, played defensive back and running back at Yazoo County and is committed to play at Memphis.[13]. Alabama and Oregon are still in the top three, but their conference rivals are moving up the recruiting class rankings. [6], As a redshirt freshman, Gainwell was named the Tigers' starting running back following the departure of Tony Pollard. "I've had to arrive at the toughest decision of my life, which is to opt out of the 2020 College Football season," Gainwell said in his letter. 5 running back prospect. Younger brother, Kory, joined the Tigers prior to the 2020 season … Birthday is March 14 ... Criminal justice major. He also confirmed that his decision was affected by personal tragedy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell confirmed Monday night that he won't play this season in an open letter shared to Twitter.. His family includes Fletcher Cox who is a DT for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as Trebor Gainwell and Robert Gainwell, who also played collegiate football at Southern Arkansas University and Alcorn State University, respectively. Kenneth Gainwell is an American football running back for the Memphis Tigers. Dan Orlovsky commends Trevor Lawrence's self-awareness and desire for perfection, saying it's a "no-brainer" that the Jets should draft him if they land the No. He was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Panthers. “He’s a young man that meant a lot to the university and will always hold a place in my heart," Silverfield said. During the summer going into his senior season Gainwell committed to play college football at Memphis over offers from Ole Miss and Tulane. Jimmy Brumbaugh is out as Tennessee's defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator following a rare loss at home to Kentucky. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Gainwell's letter did not state whether or not he'll enter next year's NFL Draft, but he is eligible with this being his third year in college. He was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Panthers. You can reach Evan Barnes on Twitter (@Evan_B) or by email at evan.barnes@commercialappeal.com, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. 1 pick in the NFL draft. College football at the (kind of) midway point: Awards watch and unbelievable moments. Memphis' White drops a 41-yard dime that leads to TD, Wide-open Gainwell scores on pass from White, Gainwell's 68-yard TD caps 200-yard performance, Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm confirms positive coronavirus test, will miss opener. Kenneth Gainwell, a first-team All-AAC performer as a redshirt freshman last season, totaled 2,069 all-purpose yards, which was the most of any freshman in the FBS. After redshirting four games in 2018, he became one of the best running backs in the country last season with 2,069 all-purpose yards. A Commercial Appeal subscription gets you unlimited access to the best inside information and updates on local sports, and the ability to tap into sports news from throughout the USA TODAY Network's 109 local sites. Kenneth Gainwell, 49 Hammond, LA. The sophomore thanked … BAD 1 - 2 POOR 2 - 3 FAIR 3 - 4 GOOD 4 - 5. He was named a second-team All-American by the Sporting News and American Football Coaches Association as well Freshman of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America. Gainwell grew up in Yazoo City, Mississippi and attended Yazoo County High School. Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about running back Kenneth Gainwell on ESPN. "I appreciate the love that's been poured out, especially the bonds I've been able to form with each and every one of my teammates," Gainwell said. Memphis star RB Gainwell opting out, father says, A way-too-early look at next season's top Heisman Trophy contenders. [5], Gainwell moved to running back during summer training camp and played in four games as a true freshman before deciding to redshirt the rest of the season. "I love this game with all my heart and never thought I'd have to make this decision. Gainwell ended the letter by saying rest in peace to two uncles and an aunt who succumbed to the disease. "Being a Tiger has meant so much to me. [7] He rushed for 1,459 yards with 13 touchdowns on 231 carries and caught 51 passes for 610 yards and three touchdowns and was named the AAC Freshman of the Year and first team All-AAC. Rate Kenneth. Gainwell's father said they have lost four family members to COVID-19, including Kenneth Jr.'s uncle whose funeral was held over the weekend. But with seven weeks down and eight to go until conference title weekend, let's look back on the best of the year so far. But I just lost my 3rd family member to COVID-19 and after taking time to reflect I know it's time for me to look after my family.". The memories from the Murphy Athletic Complex to the Liberty Bowl will last a lifetime.". Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield said during his radio show Monday night that he supported and respected Gainwell's decision as he would any player who decides to opt out this season. He was named the co-American Athletic Conference (AAC) player of the week after rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown and gaining 204 yards and scoring two touchdowns on nine receptions on October 19, 2019 in a 47–17 win over Tulane. Tennessee Volunteers fire D-line coach after rare home loss to Kentucky. Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about running back He finished the season with four carries for 91 yards and a touchdown, a 73-yard run, and six receptions for 52 yards.

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