Football Bowl Subdivision

Tennessee State adds two FBS transfers

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tennessee State's football program is heading into preseason camp with two new FBS additions.

On Thursday, coach Rod Reed announced the addition of running back Darion Hall from the University of Miami and tight end A.C. Leonard from the University of Florida.

Hall, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Naples, Fla., played in one game as a redshirt freshman last year. He was suspended from the team indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Leonard, a 6-4, 245-pounder out of Jacksonville, appeared in nine games as a freshman last year, catching eight passes for 99 yards. In April, he pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor battery stemming from an altercation with his live-in girlfriend

Said Reed: "A.C. Leonard was one of the top tight ends in the country coming out of high school. With the youth we have at running back, we needed a veteran presence and we decided to bring in Darion. These two young men will be valuable additions to our team."

Tennessee State players will report to preseason camp on Sunday. Their first practice will be held Monday.

08/02 16:50:37 ET