Tauren Poole
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Toccoa, Georgia
Career information
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2012 2013)*
Career highlights and awards

Tauren Chasmaine Poole (born October 19, 1989) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Tennessee.

College career

Poole attended University of Tennessee from 2008 to 2011 under head coaches Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, and Derek Dooley. During his career, he rushed for 1,898 yards on 423 carries and 17 touchdowns. He was awarded the Pat Tillman Award at the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.[1]

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

Poole was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers on May 11, 2012. He later spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. He signed again to the Panthers' active roster on September 27, 2014.[2]. On September 28, he made his NFL debut against the Baltimore Ravens. However, on his first career carry, he fumbled.[3] He was released by the Panthers the next day, but re-signed with their practice squad soon after.[4]

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints signed Poole to their practice squad on November 4, 2014.[5] On November 20, he was released by the team.[6]

Personal life

Tauren is the younger cousin of Jesse Poole, a former TCU Horned Frogs standout running back, and older cousin to Florida Gators recruit, cornerback Brian Poole who signed on June 13, 2011.


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