April 16 stops include Fairview, Ashland City, Waverly, Dickson and Clarksville
Along with Titans mascot T-Rac, the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith and Titans Radio Gameday Host Larry Stone, Roos will begin the day with a 9 a.m. visit to Fairview Elementary School, the first of three consecutive school stops. At 10:45 a.m., the team will present the program to students at East Cheatham Elementary School. The Caravan continues with a trip to Waverly Junior High School at 1:15 p.m., where local elementary students will assemble for the program.
During the Caravan school visits, which are closed to the general public, the Titans deliver a message to students about developing study habits, making good choices and setting goals. Also, the NFL's "Play 60" theme is emphasized, encouraging children to stay healthy by getting daily exercise.
Following the school appearance in Waverly, Roos will make a pair of public stops, appearing first at O'Charley's in Dickson at 3:15 p.m. From there, the Caravan will make its final stop of the day at Shoe Carnival in Clarksville at 5:30 p.m.
Public Caravan stops give all fans the chance to collect autographs and take pictures with the Titans. There is no charge to attend any of the Titans Caravan XIII public events, and each stop lasts approximately one hour.
Roos is one of the NFL's top offensive linemen and a building block of the Titans' future. He has started every game in his first five seasons, 15 games at right tackle and 65 contests at left tackle. In 2009, Roos was a member of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL's second-best rushing attack (162.0 yards per game) and opened holes for Chris Johnson who became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards. He also was a part of an offensive front that allowed just 16 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL.
A total of 42 Titans Caravan stops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama have been scheduled over a span of nearly two weeks, concluding just hours before the start of the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 22. The vast majority of Caravan visits are presented by one of nearly 70 affiliates of the Titans Radio Network, the exclusive radio home of the Titans.
Over the last 12 years, Titans Caravan has made over 600 stops and allowed the team to interact directly with an estimated audience well in excess of 100,000 fans. Since its beginning in 1998 as a small effort to spread goodwill through the region, the Caravan has evolved to include six full-time staffers that travel with Titans players, broadcasters and T-Rac throughout the Mid-South on a specially-decorated motor coach from Premiere Transportation.