BREAKING: Tennessee backup offensive guard Venzell Boulware quits team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee sophomore offensive guard Venzell Boulware announced on his Twitter account that he’s leaving the Tennessee football team.

Boulware’s Tweet said: “I would like to thank the University of Tennessee for giving me the opportunity to play here throughout the years. After much prayer and consideration with my family, I’ve decided it’s best for me to pursue other options away from UT for the remainder of my collegiate career. Thanks to all who supported me and thanks to the wonderful fans of Vol Nation. God Bless!”

Boulware is a 6-foot-3, 306-pound redshirt sophomore from Union City, Georgia, who made his first career start in the Vols’ 17-13 win over Massachusetts on Oct. 23.

Boulware, who started three games in 2016, was not listed as a participant in Tennessee’s loss to Georgia last Saturday.

Coach Butch Jones said that the bye week would make or break the Vols.

“We’re going to find out who the true leaders are, and we’re going to find out who the true competitors are,” Jones said. “The bye week is coming at the right time. We’re 3-2 with a lot of football left to be played, and we’re going to find out what we’re made of each and every day moving forward.”

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