Tulane football lands Georgia Tech transfer Ajani Kerr

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Ajani Kerr (38) comes to Tulane with one year of eligibility remaining.

Defensive back Ajani Kerr, who played the last three seasons at Georgia Tech, has transferred to Tulane for his final year of eligibility.

The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Powder Springs, Georgia, is a graduate transfer who is eligible immediately. He reportedly entered the NCAA’s transfer portal in late March.

Kerr had 66 tackles and a fumble recovery in three seasons with the Yellow Jackets. He made three starts in 2018 but was limited to five games and one start last fall, missing the final seven games of the 2019 campaign with a season-ending injury.

Kerr’s biggest play in a Tech uniform came as a freshman, when he broke up a fourth-down pass in the waning moments to clinch a 28-22 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech.

After his injury, Kerr served the remainder of 2019 as a student assistant coach and went through Senior Day ceremonies with the Yellow Jackets.

Tulane Football Welcomes Graduate Transfer Ajani Kerr

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football head coach Willie Fritz announced the signing of Georgia Tech graduate transfer cornerback Ajani Kerr for the 2020 season.

Kerr arrives in Uptown following four years at Georgia Tech. During his four seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Kerr saw action in 29 career games. In those 29 contests, Kerr tallied 66 tackles, including 55 solo stops.

The Powder Springs, Georgia, native was held to five games and one start last fall. He missed the final seven games of the 2019 campaign with a season-ending injury but remained part of the team as a student assistant coach.

In 2018, Kerr established himself as one of Georgia Tech’s most reliable defensive backs, seeing action in all 13 games, as he helped guide the Yellow Jackets to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.

As a redshirt freshman in 2017, Kerr appeared in 11 games as a reserve defensive back.

Kerr stepped on campus at Georgia Tech after he earned all-state honors at McEachern High School. During his senior season, Kerr helped lead the team to a 10-2 overall record and a trip to the Georgia 6A state playoffs.

The Green Wave are scheduled to kickoff the 2020 season against Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday, September 3.

Fans can purchase 2020 football season tickets in non-premium sections by visiting TulaneTix.com or by calling (504) 861-WAVE (9283). Season ticket deposits for premium sections are also on sale. All deposits are $50 and are non-refundable.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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