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JaVonta Payton to play for Arlington Renegades

Former Vol wide receiver JaVonta Payton will play for the Arlington Renegades of the UFL in 2024.

He played for the Vols in 2021 under head coach Josh Heupel. Payton recorded 18 receptions for 417 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns at Tennessee.

He appeared in 13 games, including 12 starts, and averaged 22.9 yards per reception, leading the SEC among receivers with a minimum of one reception for game.

The 2024 season is the first for the UFL. The UFL formed after the United States Football League and XFL merged in Nov. 2023.

UFL’s 2024 season will kick off on March 30 between Birmingham (2023 USFL champion) and Arlington (2023 XFL champion). The season will feature eight teams, 40 regular-season games and three postseason contests.

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READ: Former Vols on 2024 UFL rosters

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