Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Vols are bringing a Tennessee native home to replace a key player on UT’s roster.
Kicker Charles Campbell announced on Wednesday that he’s transferring from Indiana to Tennessee.
Campbell is a Jackson, TN native that spent the last five seasons at Indiana. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
The Tennessee native will replace Chase McGrath as the Vols’ placekicker.
McGrath, who transferred to Tennessee from USC, will always be remembered for his game-winning field goal against Alabama to break the Vols’ 15-year losing streak to the Crimson Tide.
As for Campbell, he comes to Tennessee as one of the greatest kickers in Indiana history (No. 8 all-time in program history in field goals made).
Campbell made five 50-yard plus field goals during his career as a Hoosier (No. 2 in program history). He also made two 50-yard plus field goals in one game (the 2020/2021 Outback Bowl against Ole Miss).
McGrath had a career field percentage of 76.6 percent. Campbell joins Tennessee with a career field goal percentage of 76.5 percent. Sounds like Campbell will pick up right where McGrath left off.
Hey, maybe that means another game-winning field goal against Alabama is on the way next season…
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