Former Tennessee football running back Dee Beckwith transfers to Kentucky

Former Tennessee running back Dee Beckwith has transferred to Kentucky.

The former Vol appeared Monday on the Wildcats’ roster, more than five months after entering the portal Jan. 6. He has not announced the transfer.

The 6-foot-5, 227-pounder spent two seasons with the Vols but never settled into a steady role.

Beckwith signed with UT as a three-star athlete in the 2020 class. He played quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Florence (Alabama) High School.

But with the Vols, Beckwith bounced around the lineup. He never fit at safety or linebacker on defense or tight end on offense. Most of his five games played were spent on special teams.

Tennessee running back Dee Beckwith (21) on the field before the start of an NCAA college football game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

At running back, Beckwith had four carries for 27 yards in two seasons. He had one rush attempt in 2021 despite injuries to multiple running backs ahead of him on the depth chart.

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