ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
Kennan Panther, Braves senior linebacker, announced on Tuesday, March 22 that he has committed to play football this fall at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City. The future Eagle topped the Smoky Mountain Conference this past season with 158 tackles and was named All-Smoky Mountain Conference for the second year in a row (2014, 2015).
“He was a great team leader that always put the team first,” Kent Briggs, Braves head coach, said in a statement on Tuesday. “He’s one of the best hitters I have ever been around. I’m very excited that his hard work and commitment has paid off with a great opportunity to play at the next level.”
Briggs related he thinks Panther can be a “great linebacker or fullback” for Carson-Newman.
The Eagles, who play in the Division II South Atlantic Conference, went 9-3 in their 2015 season which ended in a 61-59 loss to Valdosta St. in the first round of the playoffs.
An official signing ceremony will be held for Panther at a later date.