K’Rojhn Calbert is leaving Rocky Top for Richmond, Ky.
K’Rojhn announced Saturday on social media he will be joining the Eastern Kentucky University football team next season in what will be his final year of collegiate eligibility. He graduated from UT-Knoxville in December and said he is proud to have a four-year degree from a prestigious university.
K’Rojhn is a former Warren County two-sport star who played football and basketball for the Pioneers. The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder announced last Wednesday he was entering the transfer portal to open the door for him leaving Knoxville. The Vols finished 7-6, losing to Purdue in the Music City Bowl.
The suspense didn’t last long. Just three days later, K’Rohjn announced he will be an Eastern Kentucky Colonel in the fall.
Eastern Kentucky competes in the Ohio Valley Conference and has enjoyed success with 21 OVC titles. EKU played in the Opportunity Bowl this year and captured a 39-31 win over Jacksonville State. The team finished 7-4.
Said K’Rojhn in announcing his new school on Facebook: “Made a promise and I kept it. I graduated from one of the most prestige university’s and that was The University of Tennessee, Knoxville! I’d like to thank God, and the many people he blessed me with that he put in my life to get there. I’m forever grateful for them and the loved ones who have passed away who couldn’t celebrate with me as I continue my journey of chasing success I’d like to say that I have a new home and that is EKU. God has a plan that we don’t see all the time, but with full faith we must chase it! I’m letting go and letting him, Thank you all for the love and support.”