Tennessee LB Sapp bypassing final season to enter draft
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Quart’e Sapp says he’s bypassing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Sapp tweeted out a video announcing his intentions Friday, the same day he earned his degree.
After making 78 tackles to rank fourth on the team last season, Sapp had 29 tackles in a reduced role under a new coaching staff this year.
Following a loss to Florida, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said he asked Sapp to leave the sideline after the linebacker refused a request to enter the game. Sapp tweeted the next day that “I never was asked nor did I ever refuse to go into the game.”
Pruitt called Sapp “a great ambassador to our program” two days after that game. Sapp thanked Pruitt in the video he released Friday.