Vols CB JaRon Toney is leaving the program

JaRon Toney has given up the life of trying to tackle quarterbacks
JaRon Toney has given up the life of trying to tackle quarterbacks. (USATSI)

Tennessee cornerback JaRon Toney is now just Tennessee senior JaRon Toney, as the fifth-year senior has decided to give up football and leave the Tennessee program. Coach Butch Jones says Toney is on pace to graduate this summer and will pursue a professional career off the football field.

"I'm very excited for him getting his college degree, and I'm very appreciative of everything he's done for Tennessee," Jones told the Knoxville News Sentinel. 

Toney began his Tennessee career as a walk-on in 2010 before earning a role on special teams in 2011. Toney then spent the last two seasons as a cornerback for the Vols in their nickel package.

He finishes his career having made 79 tackles in 28 games. He also returned five kicks for 98 yards in 2013.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Shop
College Football Playoff Gear
Our Latest Stories