TE Alge Crumpler to Lead Titans Caravan XII on Monday, April 20

Stops include Cunningham, Cadiz, Paris, Martin and Paducah

NASHVILLE - Four-time Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler will lead Titans Caravan XII on Monday, April 20, the sixth day of the team's annual tour throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.  Crumpler will appear in Cunningham, Cadiz, Paris, Martin and Paducah, as the Caravan makes its way into portions of West Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

Along with six-time Pro Bowl mascot T-Rac and the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, Crumpler starts the day south of Clarksville, Tenn., with a 9 a.m. visit to Montgomery Central Middle School in Cunningham.

Following the program in Cunningham, the Caravan crosses into Kentucky to make an 11 a.m. public appearance at Wendy's in Cadiz (100 Broadbent Ave.).

The Caravan then heads back into Tennessee to visit children at Paris Elementary School at 1:15 p.m.

The school program, which will be performed a total of 14 times before an estimated 15,000 children on this year's Caravan, will emphasize the need to stay healthy by exercising.  Through the NFL's "Play 60" program, the Titans will campaign throughout the 2009 season to get kids to spend at least 60 minutes each day in active play or exercise.  The crucial message will be delivered in hopes of making the current youth the most active and healthy generation ever.

All school stops are closed to the general public.

The Caravan spends the remainder of the day traveling to two more public stops: 3 p.m. at Festival Park (101 University Street) in Martin, Tenn., and 5:30 p.m. at Logan's Roadhouse (5137 Hinkleville Road) in Paducah, Ky.

Fans will have an opportunity to get autographs from Crumpler, T-Rac and Keith at all of the public stops.  Each public stop is free and will last approximately one hour.

Crumpler is entering his ninth NFL season in 2009.  He snared 24 receptions for 257 yards and a touchdown in 2008, his first season in Tennessee after spending seven seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.  His career statistics include 340 receptions for 4,469 yards and 36 touchdowns in 123 games.  The 6-foot-2, 262-pounder ranks first in average yards per reception (minimum 200 catches) among all active NFL tight ends.   Crumpler originally was drafted by the Falcons in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

Titans Caravan XII will make a total of 44 stops over a span nine travel days.  In addition to using the Caravan as a way to thank Titans fans throughout the Mid-South, this year's Caravan will celebrate the organization's 50th season in professional football.

Over the last 11 years, Titans Caravan has made nearly 600 stops, traveled approximately 50,000 miles and visited over 200 schools. The number of autographs signed and pictures taken is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.  The tradition began in 1998 as a small effort to spread goodwill through the region. The current Caravan includes 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.


to the general public/open to the media:*
9:00 a.m. CT; Cunningham; Montgomery Central Middle School; Alge Crumpler
1:15 p.m. CT; Paris; Paris Elementary School; Alge Crumpler

to the general public:*
11:00 a.m. CT; Cadiz, KY; Wendy's (100 Broadbent Blvd.); Alge Crumpler
3:00 p.m. CT; Martin; Festival Park near City Hall; Alge Crumpler
5:30 p.m. CT; Paducah; Logan's Roadhouse (5137 Hinkleville Rd.); Alge Crumpler

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