PASADENA, Calif. – Former Tennessee defensive lineman LaTrell Bumphus will represent the Volunteers in the 2023 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at 6 p.m. ET Saturday from the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.
The game will be televised live by NFL Network.
Bumphus, a native of Savannah, Tennessee, has spent the entire week practicing for the National Team, which will be coached by Eddie George.
Bumphus just concluded a six-year career with the Volunteers where he played a key role on the defensive line and was a member of the squad’s leadership council. He played in 55 career games with 24 starts and accumulated 66 tackles—34 solo—to go along with 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups.
The 2022 season saw Bumphus start the final 10 games of the year, and he finished with 21 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He was part of a Tennessee run defense that allowed only 115.8 yards per game on the ground, good for second in the SEC and 21st in the nation.
Bumphus owns two degrees from Tennessee. He earned his undergraduate in communication studies in December 2021, and he received his Master of Science in agricultural leadership, education and communications in December 2022.
Bumphus is the first of several Vols participating in all-star games leading up to the NFL Draft.
Currently, five additional UT players are slated for contests next week. Offensive lineman Jerome Carvin, linebacker Jeremy Banks and tight end Princeton Fant are scheduled for the East-West Shrine Bowl on Feb. 2, while edge rusher Byron Young and offensive tackle Darnell Wright will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Feb. 4. Quarterback Hendon Hooker will be in Mobile participating in off-the-field Senior Bowl week activities as well.