Redshirt senior defensive back Kamal Hadden underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Hadden appeared in seven games for the Vols in 2023, recording 19 tackles, three interceptions, 11 pass deflections and one touchdown.
“I put everything I had in it,” Hadden announced on Instagram. “Just to get right this last round, learning how to not always be right, but also learning how to be right and still make correction to be even better. Learning it’s a right way and it’s a wrong way to situations. I was stuck in my ways for a long time thinking I had all the answers. With time I learned change is apart of growing, and you gotta sacrifice to grow. I was just getting comfortable, the work was just starting to show, I was showing the world what I already knew. My last year, my bag year, and I strike out.
“I feel like I let everybody down. The fam, gang, the team, everybody. But I always took the longer route, I always was in a fight with adversity, I always had it a lil harder, I always wanted it a lil tougher cause at the end the win a lil more greater. This (is) far from over. I’ll be having season ending surgery this morning. The get back start now.”
Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire