Jurrell Casey Spends Morning Working at Dunkin' Donuts



BRENTWOOD, Tenn. –** Jurrell Casey is used to sacking quarterbacks.

On Tuesday morning, the Titans defensive lineman tried something different. He sacked up breakfast sandwiches and handed out cups of coffee while working at Dunkin' Donuts.

And he shocked some customers.


"I come here about 10 o'clock every morning,'' said JT Wash, who rolled up to the drive-thru only to find Casey, in his Titans jersey, sticking his head out. "I always just get a regular bagel with cream cheese and a coffee. But I never expected Jurrell Casey to be serving it to me.

"It kind of shocked me, really. I didn't know what to say at first."

Other customers had similar reactions.

The Pro Bowler served fans behind the counter and worked the drive-thru at Dunkin' Donuts in Brentwood to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Decked out in his navy blue No.99 jersey, Casey made a garlic cream cheese bagel, a bacon and cheese sandwich, and a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich in addition to making coffee, and handing out donuts.

At the end of his one hour shift, he was pretty proud of himself for two reasons.

"I pretty much did everything other than sweep around the tables,'' Casey said with a smile. "The (other employees) told me I did great, that I should come and work for them. They were ready to promote me already, make me Employee of the Month."

Casey also resisted eating the food.

"I wanted to, but they didn't have any vegan donuts back there," Casey said with a smile. "But I love donut holes. If there weren't so many cameras around, I probably would have snuck some of those."

The big guy was hard to miss behind the counter.


Casey posed for pictures with fans. T-Rac was also there, along with two Titans cheerleaders. Dunkin' Donuts also had some special "Titans" donuts on display.

"It was a great surprise," said Marie Adams, a season ticket holder who meets each week at the Thoroughbred Lane location with four of her friends. "He was wonderful."

Wash, a season-ticket member, was thrilled to meet Casey. When he pulled up to the drive-thru to get his food, he immediately began quizzing Casey about the team. He had several questions about rookie Adoree' Jackson, one of the team's first-round picks.

Wash was also happy he left on his Titans sweatshirt, which offered proof of his fandom.

"I am an avid Titans fan, and Jurrell is a very recognizable player, a Pro Bowler. He's probably our most unsung hero on our defense," Wash said. "It was great to talk to him, and I'm glad he saw I had (on this sweatshirt). I almost took this off before I left the house. I was like, "It's like 90 degrees outside." But I was like, "Screw it, it's cold in the house." I'm glad I left it on."

Casey, voted the 2016 Tennessee Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year, which recognizes players for excellence on and off the field, seemed to enjoy the interaction as much as the folks he surprised.

On Wednesday, he'll go back to chasing quarterbacks.

"I've never worked a job a day in my life other than playing football, so it was definitely a different experience," Casey said. "But it was cool. It's always nice to make people smile, and you could see the smile jump up on their faces."

Fans were surprised to see Pro Bowl DT Jurrell Casey, who served fans behind the counter and worked the drive-thru at Dunkin' Donuts in Brentwood on Tuesday to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. (photos: India Mayer)

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