Tiyon Evans to play for Houston in 2024

Former Tennessee running back Tiyon Evans will play for the Houston Roughnecks in the United Football League during the 2024 season.

Evans played for the Vols in 2021 under head coach Josh Heupel.

He totaled 81 rushing attempts for 525 yards and six touchdowns in 2021 at Tennessee before transferring to Louisville.

In his debut for the Vols, Evans recorded 120 rushing yards and one touchdown against Bowling Green.

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 begins March 30 as Birmingham (2023 USFL champion) plays Arlington (2023 XFL champion).

The UFL has eight teams in 2024, featuring 40 regular-season games and three postseason contests.

ABC, ESPN, Fox and FS1 are the league’s televisions partners.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire