Dec 28, 2019; Arlington, Texas, USA; Memphis Tigers running back Kenneth Gainwell (19) reacts to a first down in the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Memphis RB Gainwell to opt out of 2020 season

Memphis running back Kenny Gainwell will opt out of the 2020 season, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Gainwell finished fourth in the FBS with 2,069 yards from scrimmage.

“Instead of playing his sophomore season in the Bluff City, Gainwell will be preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft,” wrote reporter Christian Fowler of 247 Sports.

The Tigers are scheduled to open the season Saturday at home against Arkansas State.

Gainwell rushed 231 times for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns and added 51 receptions for 610 yards and three scores in 14 games last season.

–Field Level Media