NASHVILLE – The Titans will have four coaches join the staff during training camp as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship, along with an inspirational intern – former Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie.
Abercrombie, who has made a remarkable recovery from life-threatening injuries he suffered in a game against Vanderbilt in 2018, will serve as a strength and conditioning intern for the Titans during training camp.
A middle linebacker from Atlanta while at TSU, Abercrombie had two brain surgeries and spent countless hours in rehabilitation therapy before showing great strength and determination in his recovery. He spent 18 days at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before spending two months in the Shepherd Rehabilitation Center near his home in Atlanta.
In recent years, he's developed a close relationship with several members of the Titans organization, including head coach Mike Vrabel and general manager Jon Robinson.
Abercrombie announced the fifth-round pick for the Titans at the 2019 NFL Draft, and on the one-year anniversary of his severe head injury he was invited to stand on the Titans sideline at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during the team's game in Atlanta. Abercrombie has also attended at least one practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park as a guest of the team.
Abercrombie graduated from TSU in May. He plans to pursue a career in sports or college administration.
The four coaches set to join the staff during training camp as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship include Junior Taylor (wide receiver coach at Northern Arizona), Ricky Brumfield (special team coordinator/corners at Virginia), Miguel Reveles (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks at University of La Verne) and Clint McMillan (defensive analyst at Florida State).
Also, in the scouting department, the team will have former NFL defensive end Ryan Davis (Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship) and Kiaro Mayo (Amy Adams Strunk Women in Sports Program) assisting the team during training camp.