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  2. 2. WELCOME TO MEMPHIS Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.Shelby County MayorMark H. Luttrell Jr. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM |1
  3. 3. CLASSIC CULTURAL CELEBRATIONINSIDE ONTENNESSEE STATEUniversity Profile ..................................... 13President Dr. Portia Holmes Shields ............ 15Athletic Director Teresa Lawrence Phillips.............. 152011 Season Outlook.......................16-17Head Coach Rod Reed......................... 19Assistant Coaches................................. 21Meet the Players.............................22-23 KEM Anthony David Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam Classic ParadeBand Profile: Aristocrat of Bands.........................25Alphabetical Roster .............................. 27Numerical Roster and Thursday September 8 CLASSIC BATTLE OF THE BANDS 10 a.m., Whitehaven High School Stadium. The competition will feature the best high school show bands in the region with Starting Lineups...............................29 CLASSIC VIP PARTY show-stopping dance routines. Tickets: $7 advance admission, 5 p.m., Memphis Marriott Downtown/Heritage Ballroom. Hosted $10 day of, plus service charges. Tickets available at Ticketmaster by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. Music by Trio Plus. Invitation outlets or online at To charge by phone,INSIDE ON only. call 1-800-745-3000. For information, contact Walter Banks Jr. atJACKSON STATE or Andre Newsom atUniversity Profile ....................................33 CLASSIC CONCERT or (901) 230-6973. 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. The 22nd Southern Heritage ClassicPresident Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers ...................35 is proud to welcome An Evening with KEM and special guest CLASSIC FASHIONS & BRUNCH Anthony David. Tickets: $67 and $57 plus service charges. All seats 11 a.m., Memphis Marriott East/Cotillion Ballroom. TheAthletic Director reserved. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or online at Red Carpet Affair presented by the National Coalition of 100 Vivian L. Fuller.....................................35 To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. Black Women-Memphis Chapter. Tickets: $50. For tickets and2011 Season Outlook................... 38-39 information, contact Bettye Boone at (901) 831-8739 or online atHead Coach Rick Comegy ................. 41Assistant Coaches................................43Meet the Players.............................46-47 Friday September 9 CLASSIC COLLEGE FAIRBand Profile: NIKE CLASSIC COACHES LUNCHEON Noon, Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane/Fairgrounds. Presented by Noon, Memphis Marriott Downtown/Heritage Ballroom. A Classic Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and the City of Memphis Office of Youth Sonic Boom of the South ............. 51 salute to TSU head football coach Rod Reed and JSU head football Services. Regional college and university representatives will beAlphabetical Roster ............................... 31 on hand to provide information about attending college. Prizes, coach Rick Comegy. Special guest speaker: Alisha Coleman-Kiner,Numerical Roster and principal of Booker T. Washington High School. Invitation only. games and entertainment. For information, call (901) 636-6264 Starting Lineups...............................29 or online at Free admission. SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM Take the bus to the Southern Heritage Classic Football Game.INSIDE ON 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Featuring DeRay Davis, Corey Holcomb, Gary Owen and Capone. Tickets $52.50 and $42.50 plus For specific pickup and drop-off locations or for more information,THE CLASSIC service charges. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or online call MATA at (901) 274-6282 or online at at To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSICFrom the Classic to the NFL................9Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ....55 CLASSIC R&B CONCERT PRESENTED BY FEDEX 9 p.m., Harrah’s Tunica/Event Center. Get aboard the “Love Train” 6 p.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. TENNESSEE STATESalute to our Sponsors.......................56 and JACKSON STATE. Tickets: $15, $30 and $45 plus service with The O’Jays and comedian Jay Lamont. Tickets: $55 plus service charges. All seats reserved. Tickets available at Ticketmaster charges. All seats reserved. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or online at To charge by phone, outlets including the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Box Office call 1-800-745-3000. (opens Aug. 15) or online at To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. Saturday September 10 AUTOZONE HALFTIME SHOW featuring CLASSIC TAILGATE TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands and JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South 8 a.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium parking lot and Tobey Park. Food, music and fun. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The 2011 Southern Heritage Classic ED “TOO TALL” JONES Sunday September 11 presented by FedEx Game Program GOLF CLASSIC CLASSIC CATWALK & HAIR SHOW is published by SMC Entertainment. 8 a.m., The Links at Cottonwoods. $150 per person, includes green 3 p.m., Memphis Marriott East/Cotillion Ballroom. Produced by Editorial content was provided by fee and ½ cart. For information, call (901) 398-6655. Net proceeds Tiffany Gary. Tickets: $30 advance admission, $40 day of. Wallace Dooley Jr. of the Tennessee to benefit the Southern Heritage Foundation. Sponsored by State University Athletic Media For tickets and information, call (901) 409-9740, email to Harrah’s Tunica. or online at Relations Dept. and Wesley Peterson of the Jackson State University Athletic Media Relations Dept. CLASSIC PARADE Design by FAB Design, Memphis. 10 a.m., Presented by the Orange Mound Parade Committee as a salute to the Southern Heritage Classic. The parade route is along For more information regarding Park Avenue from Haynes to Airways featuring area high school the Southern Heritage Classic, marching bands. For information, contact Claudette Boyd at please write or call: (901) 413-7109 or online at SMC Entertainment 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd., Suite 248 Memphis, Tenn. 38116 phone (901) 398-6655 or 1-800-332-1991 or e-mail to The Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx can be reached online at © 2011 All rights reserved. The O’Jays Jay Lamont Southern Heritage Classic Football Game Schedule subject to change without notice. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM |3
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  6. 6. CLASSIC HISTORYPAST SCORESSept. 8, 1990 Sept. 14, 1996 Nov. 22, 2001* Sept. 16, 2006 OTJackson State 7 7 0 0 — 14 Jackson State 6 8 7 0 — 21 Tennessee State 21 24 9 10 — 64 Jackson State 9 0 0 14 7 30Tennessee State 3 0 20 0 — 23 Tennessee State 0 0 0 14 — 14 Jackson State 0 14 13 6 — 33 Tennessee State 0 13 7 3 8 31Attendance: 39,579 Attendance: 55,212 Attendance: 28,690 Attendance: 53,441Aug. 31, 1991 Sept. 13, 1997 Sept. 14, 2002 Sept. 8, 2007Miss. Valley St. 0 7 0 3 — 10 Tennessee State 3 17 0 8 — 28 Jackson State 14 7 7 3 — 31 Tennessee State 6 0 0 10 — 16Tennessee State 0 0 0 7 — 7 Jackson State 7 10 0 14 — 31 Tennessee State 3 14 3 8 — 28 Jackson State 7 3 3 0 — 13Attendance: 25,891 Attendance: 61,171 Attendance: 42,914 Attendance: 50,879Sept. 12, 1992 Sept. 12, 1998 Sept. 13, 2003 Sept. 13, 2008Jackson State 0 21 7 10 — 38 Jackson State 0 13 8 0 — 21 Tennessee State 7 9 14 14 — 44 Jackson State 10 0 0 8 — 18Tennessee State 0 0 6 12 — 18 Tennessee State 6 21 6 0 — 33 Jackson State 0 6 0 8 — 14 Tennessee State 0 28 10 3 — 41Attendance: 37,437 Attendance: 55,545 Attendance: 52,603 Attendance: 50,794Sept. 18, 1993 Sept. 11, 1999 Sept. 18, 2004 Sept. 12, 2009Grambling State 6 13 7 7 — 33 Tennessee State 14 10 14 10 — 48 Jackson State 0 0 7 13 — 20 Tennessee State 2 6 0 6 — 14Tennessee State 7 0 6 15 — 28 Jackson State 7 6 0 20 — 33 Tennessee State 0 0 0 21 — 21 Jackson State 0 0 0 7 — 7Attendance: 41,669 Attendance: 50,723 Attendance: 55,015 Attendance: 43,306Sept. 10, 1994 Sept. 16, 2000 2OT Sept. 10, 2005 OT Sept. 11, 2010Jackson State 7 7 3 14 — 31 Jackson State 14 6 6 7 9 42 Tennessee State 0 0 7 7 6 20 Jackson State 0 14 7 12 — 33Tennessee State 6 0 6 0 — 12 Tennessee State 0 6 21 6 6 39 Jackson State 0 7 7 0 0 14 Tennessee State 7 0 12 7 — 26Attendance: 50,047 Attendance: 52,113 Attendance: 48,300 Attendance: 44,688Sept. 9, 1995 TEAM RECORDS:Tennessee StateJackson State 0 6 0 13 — 19 6 12 6 0 — 24 11-10 8-11 1-0 1-0Attendance: 48,533* Originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but was postponed until Nov. 22 due to the events of 9/11INDIVIDUAL RECORD HOLDERSRUSHING Most touchdowns--- Most touchdowns--- Longest punt return---Most attempts--- 7 Shannon Harris, TSU in 2001 2 Charles Jones, GSU in 1993 73 Cletis Gordon, JSU in 200433 Maurice Hampton, JSU in 1995 4 Kenton Evans, TSU in 2000 2 Greg Spann, JSU in 1995 72 Ernest Pate, JSU in 1992 (no TD)33 Preston Brown, TSU in 2010 4 Casey Therriault, JSU in 2010 2 Quincy Culberson, JSU in 1996 67 Jarrett Morrow, TSU in 200332 Destry Wright, JSU in 1998 2 Corey Bradford, JSU in 1997 63 Julius Hull, TSU in 2000 (no TD)27 Eric Gant, GSU in 1993 Most interceptions--- 2 Julius Hull, TSU in 200027 Charles Anthony, TSU in 2004 5 Kenton Evans, TSU in 2000 2 Marvin Jones, TSU in 2001 Punt returns for touchdown--- 4 James Wade, TSU in 1992 2 T.C. Taylor, JSU in 2001 20 Ahmed Safeullah, TSU in 2003 (blocked)Most rushing yards--- 3 Daryl Williams, TSU in 1995 2 Carlos Wright, TSU in 2001 67 Jarrett Morrow, TSU in 2003218 Preston Brown, TSU in 2010 3 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 73 Cletis Gordon, JSU in 2004175 Nathan McLaurin, JSU in 2000 Most yards per reception (min. 5 receptions)---171 Charles Anthony, TSU in 2004 Highest completion pct. (min. 20 attempts)--- 21.0 Jimmy Smith, JSU in 1990 (5-105) Longest kickoff return---156 Eric Gant, GSU in 1993 72.0 Leon Murray, TSU in 1999 (18-25) 21.0 La Shan Ausmer, JSU in 1994 (5-105) 100 Avion Black, TSU in 1999146 James Johnson, JSU in 1992 69.6 Grailyn Pratt, JSU in 1995 (16-23) 20.5 Greg Spann, JSU in 1994 (6-123) 91 Patrick Robinson, TSU in 1992 (no TD) 61.3 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (19-31) 20.2 Corey Bradford, JSU in 1997 (5-101) 89 Cletis Gordon, JSU in 2004Most yards per carry (min. 10 carries)--- 60.5 Casey Therriault, JSU in 2003 (23-38) 19.2 Quincy Culberson, JSU in 1996 (5-96) 87 Julius Hull, TSU in 1999 (no TD)10.9 Nathan McLaurin, JSU in 2000 (16-175) 78 La Shan Ausmer, JSU in 1992 (no TD)9.2 Calvin Davenport, TSU in 1998 (13-120) Most yards per attempt (min. 20 attempts)--- Longest reception---8.9 Tarnak Counslor, JSU in 2002 (14-125) 12.5 Ricky Jordan, JSU in 1992 (21-262) 75 Antonius Kimbrough, JSU in 1992 Kickoff returns for touchdown---8.7 Charles Anthony, TSU in 2002 (13-113) 11.7 Leon Murray, TSU in 1999 (25-292) 63 Isiah Bliss, JSU in 1992 100 Avion Black, TSU in 19998.1 Carlos Wright, TSU in 2003 (14-113) 10.0 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (31-311) 51 Marcus Dowdell, TSU in 1990 89 Cletis Gordon, JSU in 2004 51 T.C. Taylor, JSU in 2001 (no TD)Most touchdowns--- Most yards per completion (min. 20 attempts)--- 51 Patrick Jenkins, TSU in 2002 Most tackles---3 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 23.8 Ricky Jordan, JSU in 1992 (11-262) 47 Lawrence Story, JSU in 2001 (no TD) 14 Nate Wellington, TSU in 19933 Javarris Williams, TSU in 2006 17.3 James Wade, TSU in 1992 (23-399) 14 Charlie Crawford, JSU in 1997 16.6 Leon Murray, TSU in 1998 (15-249) SCORING 13 6 times, last by Joseph Scott, JSU in 2004Longest rush--- 16.4 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (19-311) Most points---68 Nathan McLaurin, JSU in 2000 16.2 by Leon Murray, TSU in 1999 (18-292) 18 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (3 rush) Most sacks---54 Calvin McNairl, TSU in 2009 (no TD) 18 Marvin Jones, TSU in 2001 (1 rush, 2 pass) 2 Michael Holcey, TSU in 199449 Charles Anthony, TSU in 2002 (no TD) TOTAL OFFENSE 18 Javarris Williams, TSU in 2006 (3 rush) 2 Lamar Carter, TSU in 199747 Nathan McLaurin, JSU in 2000 Most plays--- 2 Curley Grayson, TSU in 199944 Al Moreland, JSU in 2010 (no TD) 69 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 (16 rush, 53 pass) Most points kicking--- 2 Aaron Harris, TSU in 2002 63 James Wade, TSU in 1992 (14 rush, 49 pass) 16 Joey Hudak, TSU in 2001 2 Keith Rogers, TSU in 2002PASSING 52 Grailyn Pratt, JSU in 1996 (11 rush, 41 pass) 12 Seth Goodowens, TSU in 1999 2 Jamar Landrom, TSU in 2005Most attempts--- 49 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (18 rush, 31 pass)53 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 Most field goals--- Most interceptions---49 James Wade, TSU in 1992 Most total offense yards--- 3 Joey Hudak, TSU in 2001 3 Picasso Nelson, JSU in 199548 Robert Kent, JSU in 2003 399 James Wade, TSU in 1992 (0 rush, 399 pass) 2 4 times, last by Eric Benson, TSU in 2008 2 Robert Turner, JSU in 199046 Shannon Harris, TSU in 2001 372 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 (34 rush, 338 pass) 2 Terry Arnold, JSU in 199241 Grailyn Pratt, JSU in 1996 355 Robert Kent, JSU in 2003 (28 rush, 327 pass) Longest field goal--- 2 Brent Alexander, TSU in 1993 50 Seth Goodowens, TSU in 1999 2 Vince Davis, JSU in 2000Most completions--- RECEIVING 50 Eric Perri, JSU in 200729 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 Most receptions--- 44 Eric Perri, JSU in 2007 Interceptions returned for touchdown---29 Robert Kent, JSU in 2003 11 Patrick Robinson, TSU in 1992 75 Lamar Carter, TSU in 199824 Grailyn Pratt, JSU in 1996 11 T.C. Taylor, JSU in 2001 Most points after touchdowns--- 35 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie, TSU in 200423 James Wade, TSU in 1992 9 Tim Manning, JSU in 2003 7 Joey Hudak, TSU in 2001 39 Ty’Ron Johnson, TSU in 200823 Shannon Harris, TSU in 2001 8 Chris Johnson, TSU in 2007 6 Seth Goodowens, TSU in 1999 43 Eugene Clifford, TSU in 200823 Casey Theriault, JSU in 2010 7 3 times, last by Julius Hull, TSU in 2000 MISCELLANEOUS Longest interception return---Most passing yards--- Most receiving yards--- Longest punt--- 75 Lamar Carter, TSU in 1998399 James Wade, TSU in 1992 (23-49-399-0-4) 182 Patrick Robinson, TSU in 1992 64 Dominic Addison, JSU in 2002 51 Anthony Levine, TSU in 2009 (no TD)360 Shannon Harris, TSU in 2001 (23-46-360-7-1) 123 Greg Spann, JSU in 1994 61 Brett Bennett, JSU in 2007 47 Terry Arnold, JSU in 1992 (no TD)338 Robert Kent, JSU in 2001 (29-53-338-3-3) 122 Tim Manning, JSU in 2003 61 Brett Bennett, JSU in 2009 43 Eugene Clifford, TSU in 2008327 Robert Kent, JSU in 2003 (29-48-327-2-0) 121 Antonius Kimbrough, JSU in 1992 60 Clifford Green, TSU in 1995 39 Ty’Ron Johnson, TSU in 2008311 Darrell Asberry, JSU in 1994 (19-31-311-0-1) 118 John Frierson, TSU in 1992 60 Dominic Addison, JSU in 2005 38 Cletis Gordon, JSU in 2003 (no TD) 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM |7
  7. 7. FROM THE CLASSIC TO THE NFLSince the first Southern Heritage Classic was staged in 1990, over40 players have gone on to play in the National Football League.Perhaps the two most prominent of those athletes are wide receiverJimmy Smith, who collected 862 career receptions over 14 years, and Former Delta Devil Ashley AmbroseDominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who went from the TSU campus to the recorded 42 career interceptions, includingSuper Bowl in the span of about nine months. 8 in his Pro Bowl season of 1996 with Cincinnati. PHOTO: Cincinnati Bengals Brent Alexander (DB), TSU - Arizona, Carolina, Pittsburgh, NY Giants (1994-2005) Ashley Ambrose (CB), MVSU – Indianapolis, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Atlanta (1992-2004) Cleveland defensive lineman Marcus Benard Bennie Anderson (OL), TSU – Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami (2001-06) PHOTO: John Reid III/Cleveland Browns Rashard Anderson (DB), JSU – Carolina (2000-01) Eric Austin (DB), JSU - Tampa Bay (1996) Tim Barnett (WR), JSU - Kansas City (1991-93) Marcus Benard (LB), JSU - Cleveland (2009- ) Avion Black (WR), TSU - Buffalo, Houston (2000-02) Corey Bradford (WR), JSU - Green Bay, Houston, Detroit (1998-2006) Curtis Caesar (WR), GSU – New York Jets (1995) Cedric Davis (CB), TSU - Arizona (1995) Lamar Divens (DT), TSU – Baltimore (2008- ) Marcus Dowdell (WR), TSU - New Orleans, Arizona (1992-96) Randy Fuller (DB), TSU - Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle (1994-99) Cletis Gordon (CB), JSU - San Diego, Dallas (2006-2009) Tracy Greene (TE), GSU – Kansas City, Pittsburgh (1994-95) Lester Holmes (OL), JSU – Philadelphia, Oakland, Arizona (1993-2000) Ronald Humphrey (RB), MVSU – Indianapolis (1994-95) Ligarius Jennings (CB), TSU - Cincinnati (2001-02) Domonique “D.J.” Johnson (CB), JSU - NY Giants, Tampa Bay (2009- ) Jaymar Johnson (WR), JSU - Minnesota (2008- ) Chris Jones (WR), JSU - Minnesota (2005) Clarence Jones (WR), TSU - NY Jets (1996) Roger Jones (CB), TSU - Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Tennessee (1991-97) Eric Joyce (DB), TSU - Chicago (2002) Antonius Kimbrough (WR), JSU - Denver (1993-94) Paul McJulien (K), JSU - Green Bay, LA Rams (1991-93) Sylvester Morris (WR), JSU - Kansas City (2000) Roderick Mullen (DB), GSU – Green Bay (1995-99) Toby Myles (OL), JSU - NY Giants, Cleveland, Oakland (1999-2001) Marlo Perry (LB), JSU - Buffalo (1994-99) Patrick Robinson (WR), TSU - Cincinnati, Arizona (1993-94) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB), TSU - Arizona (2008- ) Simon Shanks (LB), TSU - Arizona (1995) Fernando Smith (DL), JSU – Minnesota, Jacksonville, Baltimore, St. Louis (1994-2000) Jimmy Smith (WR), JSU - Dallas, Jacksonville (1992-2005) Lawrence Smith (OL), TSU - Buffalo (2004) Robert Staten (FB), JSU – Tampa Bay (1996) Larry Tharpe (OT), TSU - Detroit, Arizona, Pittsburgh (1992-2000) Michael Thompson (OL), TSU - Atlanta (2000-02) Dan Williams (DE), TSU – Denver, Kansas City (1993-2000) Jimmy Smith Javarris Williams (RB), TSU - Kansas City (2009) ranks in the top 15 among the Bernard Wilson (NT), TSU - Tampa Bay, Arizona (1993-98) NFL’s all-time Sean Woodson (DB), JSU - Buffalo (1997) best receivers. SOURCE: PHOTO: Jacksonville Jaguars Baltimore defensive tackle Lamar Divens PHOTO: Phil Hoffman Philadelphia’s Baltimore Ravens Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie had three productive seasons in Arizona, recording 13 interceptions, four of which were returned for touchdowns. The former first-round pick made the Pro Bowl in 2009 but was traded to the Eagles in the offseason. PHOTO: Arizona Cardinals 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM |9
  8. 8. Main Street trolley, MadiSon avenue & riverfront loop Take a Trip through Historic Downtown Memphis and along the mighty Mississippi on the Main Street Trolley, Riverfront Loop and Madison Avenue. Old Man River will be the backdrop when you ride the Riverfront Loop. Ride in an authentic vintage trolley caralong a breathtaking stretch of the mighty Mississippi River, connecting with the Main Street Trolley and Madison Avenue. There’s no better way to get a nostalgic glimpse of Memphis! Trolley Hours Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. • Friday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Saturday 4:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Holiday Schedule Varies • ADA Accessible Trolley Fares Trolley Base Fare $1.00 • Senior and Disabled Fare $0.50 Lunchtime Fare All Riders: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $0.50 Transfer to Fixed Route Bus $1.50 • 2-Ride Trolley Pass $1.50 • Daily Pass $3.50 Daily Pass - Seniors 65 and up & Individuals w/Disabilities $1.75 • 3-Day Pass $8.00 3-Day Pass - Seniors 65 and up & Individuals w/Disabilities $4.00 • 31-Day Pass $25.00 31-Day Pass- Seniors 65 and up & Individuals w/Disabilities $12.50 • 6-month Pass $75.00 Exact fare is required. Operators do not make change. A Medicare card is a valid form of identification. Just Get on Board! For More Information, Call 274-6282 www.MaTaTransIT.CoM
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  10. 10. TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY The Otis L. Floyd/ Joseph A. Payne Campus Center with the Nashville skyline in the background.Founded inhas1912, campuses: the State Universitya small college to two Tennessee grown dramatically from 500- academic disciplines. A great deal of focus has been given to improving the academic environment – in a global environment. In support of that, important partnerships have been established with leading global companiesacre main campus and the downtown Avon strengthening our research reputation, such as Boeing, Raytheon, Dell, IBM andWilliams campus which is located in the attracting and retaining the best and others, in which both funding and service-heart of Nashville near the State capitol. brightest students, encouraging service- learning opportunities are active. The diverse student population of focused programs, engaging and supporting TSU has a host of active studentmore than 8,000 represents 46 states and expert faculty in diverse fi elds, building organizations and is home to a national45 countries. TSU has been listed for 11 on our student-centered philosophy and award-winning forensics program, musicconsecutive years in the U.S. News & World holding steadfast to our motto of “Think. department, volleyball and track and fieldReport “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.” Work. Serve.” teams. Tennessee State University is a Currently, we are improving customer Tennessee State University has producedcomprehensive, urban, coeducational service and setting new standards of thousands of graduates who are productive,land-grant university offering 45 bachelor excellence in higher education. But with all contributing members in society in the fieldsdegrees and 24 master’s degrees. the many examples of past accomplishments of education, business, science, government, Doctoral programs include biological we can share, we are looking toward an even non-profit and media, to name a few.sciences, psychology, public administration, brighter future. Next year, Tennessee State Universitycomputer information systems engineering, Today, Tennessee State University’s will celebrate its centennial anniversary,administration and supervision, and student enrollment is more than 8,000. and will celebrate this milestone as acurriculum and instruction. When you There are more than 400 faculty and university whose distinguished alumnithink about Tennessee State University, more than 1,200 staff who are part of the include world-class Olympic athletes likemany things come to mind – a rich university’s team. Wilma Rudolph, former TV talk-show hostheritage and legacy in athletics, academics, Additionally, the university’s rich strength and entertainment entrepreneur Oprahentertainment, research and service. in embracing diversity is evident with 46 Winfrey, award-winning journalist and Tennessee State University has long countries and 45 states representative of philanthropist Carl Rowan, engineer Jessebeen a rising star among universities across the student body. Russell, whose pioneering engineeringthe country. It is designated as one of the The beauty and accessibility of the studies led to the development of thebest public historically black colleges and university’s main campus is a plus with cellular telephone, and cardiac surgeon Dr.universities in the nation, and it’s not by now 65 buildings on more than 450 acres. Levi Watkins, who implanted the first heartaccident. Complimenting the main campus is a newly defibrillator. Tennessee State University is among renovated downtown campus that features “Think. Work. Serve.” has long beenthe few historically black colleges and a simulated stock-trading center, a student Tennessee State University’s defininguniversities (HBCUs) with a chapter of Phi computer laboratory and continuing mission. The university’s goal is to provideEta Sigma, the oldest and largest freshman education, distance learning and multimedia a high-quality education that will givehonor society in the United States and a services. students the tools to “fulfill their dreams”Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the most The university is arming students with while encouraging them to support not onlyprestigious honor society comprising all the intellectual resources to compete the university, but others in the community. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 13
  11. 11. TENNESSEE STATE ADMINISTRATIONDr. Portia Holmes Teresa LawrenceSHIELDS PHILLIPSPresident Athletic DirectorDr. Portia Shieldsofwas appointedthe the presidency to Tennessee StateUniversity effective January 2, 2011 – Teresa Lawrence-Phillips became2002. head of the Tennessee State University athletics department in April offirst female to assume the role of president As director, the athletic department hasin the history of the institution. made tremendous strides on the playing fi eld, campus, community Shields assumed the executive post at Albany State University in and classroom.1996, becoming its first female president and retiring in 2005 after Some accomplishments under the Phillips’ administrationserving in the capacity for eight years. include the launching of the first offi cial website for TSU Athletics As the seventh president of the university, Shields inherited a in August of 2002, the revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club,campus recovering from the destructive flood waters of the Flint the recognition of Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athletes, andRiver, which had consumed nearly two-thirds of the 204-acre campus conference championships in volleyball, women’s track including ain 1994. PGA minority national championship in men’s golf. Her leadership was critical to the university’s comeback, as she Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever tospearheaded a $153 million rebuilding program that revitalized the coach an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en route to beinginstitution. Perhaps her most notable achievement was the success in named one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” byraising funds and external support for the university. Sports Illustrated in 2003. She was instrumental in securing an unprecedented $3 million She was also named as the Second Most Influential Woman indonation from Georgia-born performing artist Ray Charles in 2002, Sports in Tennessee by The Tennessean newspaper.and procured more than $25 million in external grant funds in the In addition, she was named USA Today’s National Coach of thefollowing academic year. Year in 1990 and was a three-time OVC Coach of the Year selection. Prior to her leadership at Albany State, Shields served as Dean of No stranger to athletic success, she was head coach of the Lady Tigersthe School of Education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. basketball program at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000.where she initiated the university’s first comprehensive early learning Phillips guided the 1993–94 squad to the program’s first-everand pre-college preparation program in health science. OVC regular-season crown, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament She previously served as director of medical education and championship, and the team’s first appearance ever in the NCAAbiomedical communications in the university’s College of Medicine tournament.where she led the design and production of state-of-the-art science She and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95and technology labs and enhanced the academic performance of as the Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) shared the regular-season title.medical students. TSU claimed its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the Most recently, Shields served as chief executive officer and chief NCAA tournament.academic officer of Concordia College in Selma, Ala., from November She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant coach for USA2007 to December 2009. Basketball (1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant At Concordia, she improved academic programs and institutional coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival North Squad.effectiveness, raised campus academic standards and enhanced the Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk Universitycollege’s financial operations. for four years. She guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Shields also helped Concordia address accreditation concerns. Tournament Championships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIACThe Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Coach of the Year twice (1987, 1988). She compiled a 68-34 overallColleges (SACSCOC) initially placed Concordia on probation for record with the Bulldogs.issues concerning 17 different requirements and standards. In its She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor degreemost recent report, SACSCOC cited only two issues remaining for the in Economics before obtaining a Masters in Education from TSU incollege to address. 1999. Phillips, who helped recruit six All-Americans and seven All- She is a published author and a well-known public speaker. She State players, served as an assistant coach with the Lady Commodoreshas conducted and participated in more than 100 workshops and (1981-84) winning the N.I.T. in 1983.seminars on higher education issues, teacher education issues, Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner atmedical and health-care concerns, educational policy issues, Vanderbilt. She was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athleteinternational education and faculty development, academic of the Year honor, given to the best all-around female athlete.collaborations, retention and high-stakes testing. She served as In addition, she received the Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanshipeditor of and contributed two articles to Reflections on Albany State Award in 1979 and 1980.University and contributed to more than 70 publications focused on Community oriented, Phillips has assisted with the Nationalcurrent issues in higher education, including USA Today (March 21, Youth Sports Drug Program and has been appointed to several boards2002) and Newsday (March 10, 2002). and committees which include: NCAA Basketball Rules, NCAA Shields received her primary, secondary and college education in Championship Cabinet, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys’ &her native home, Washington, D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Science Girls’ Club, the Vanderbilt Alumni Advisory Board and the Nashvilledegree in Education from the District of Columbia Teachers College, Sports Council Executive of three institutions later merged to form the University of the She has held memberships in several organizations, includingDistrict of Columbia. the Black Coaches Association, the Women’s Basketball Coaches She earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from George Association, the NCAA Championship and Competition Cabinet andWashington University, Washington, D.C., and the Doctor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.Philosophy degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education She is an inaugural member of the Girls’ Preparatory Schoolfrom the University of Maryland at College Park. Sports Hall of Fame and a 2008 inductee of the Lookout Mountain She pursued advanced study completing a post-doctoral fellowship Sports Hall of Fame. She lives in Nashville with her two sons, Micahto study in West Africa, awarded by the African American Institute in and Kyle.New York. Additional scholarly research and studies were completed atHarvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Columbia University, NewYork; American University, Washington, D.C.; and University of theDistrict of Columbia. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 15
  12. 12. TSU SEASON OUTLOOK Senior Jeremy Perry finally gives TSU some stability at Senior leadership abounds as the quarterback position after starting nine games in 2010. Big Blue looks for turn-around from injury-plagued 2010 season TSU looking to improve helm ofadmittedly mater, head coach Rod Reed will begin his second season at the on the his alma After redshirting in 2010, Trabis Ward makes his way back into the lineup after showing tremendous promise as a true sub-par 3-8 season of 2010. Despite the freshman in 2009. Also look for junior, eight losses, five games were decided by one fullback Johntae Gleaves to battle for touchdown or less. increased playing time in 2011. Junior Ryan Last year, Reed’s TSU team got off to a Berry will be counted on as a multiple-threat respectable 3-2 start before senior running at running back and special teams player. back Preston Brown suffered a season-ending The receiving corps is led by veterans knee injury in the fifth game. Brown was Calvin McNairl, Jeremy Pryor, Travis James ranked in the top five among FCS running and London Davis. McNairl, a converted backs. quarterback, is the returning team leader Following that game the Tigers lost two tough back-to-back conference road games, at Southeast Missouri State and Jacksonville State. Injuries continued to mount, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, and the Tigers finished the season with six straight losses. The Tennessee State Tigers will return 16 starters (10 offense, 6 defense) to form the core of their team this year. The coaching staff is hoping for a quick maturation of their talented 2010 freshman class, of which 17 were redshirted last season. The Tigers return 38 lettermen overall. Five returning players (3 defense, 2 offense) started all 11 games last season. The TSU Tigers’ offense will be led by 10 players that made five or more starts last year. The Tigers will return their starting quarterback for a consecutive season for the first time since 2008. Senior (graduate) quarterback Jeremy Perry returns after coming off his best year at the helm of the Converted quarterback Calvin McNairl is the top Tigers’ offense. returning receiver after catching 34 balls for Perry started nine games missing only 429 yards and four TDs last year. two games due to injury, Last year, he threw for 1,469 yards and 9 touchdowns, in receiving yards from last season with 34 completing 131 passes on 244 attempts and catches for 429 yards and 4 touchdowns. throwing 6 interceptions. He finished the TSU’s defense will be under new season averaging 163.2 yds./game with a direction this year with the addition of Justin pass efficiency of 111.5 while completing 53.7 Roberts and Osita Alaribe serving as co- percent of his throws. defensive coordinators. The Tigers lost five The backup at the quarterback position is starters from last year, but will look to fill the slated as redshirt freshman Michael German. void behind a group of seasoned reserves. German was a highly regarded recruit in the For a third consecutive season, the Tigers’ 2010 freshman class after having passed for defensive corps will be spotlighted by the over 3,100 yards with 32 touchdowns in his performance of senior middle linebacker, career at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Rico Council. Last year, Council finished Beach, Fla. Key reserves after German will be second on the team in tackles with a career incoming freshmen Immoni Carswell, and high 79. He enters the 2011 season named as Alabama State redshirt freshman transfer, the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Defensive Clayborne Holt. Player of the Year – the first-ever honor by a At running back, senior Danté Thomas Tennessee State University player. returns as the top rusher from last season. Council’s preseason selections include He rushed for a team best 793 yards on 155 2010 Consensus Draft Services HBCU and carries for 6 touchdowns. Last season, he Phil Steele’s OVC Second Teams. During rushed for over 100 yards twice, breaking the 2009 preseason, he received the same the century mark for the first time in TSU’s CDS honor in addition to a FCS second-team win over North Carolina A&T in the Circle selection. City Classic, where he rushed 186 yards on 24 Two other TSU defensive returnees are key attempts. to the 2011 efforts. Redshirt senior linebacker,16 | 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
  13. 13. Middle linebacker Rico Council was named the OVC’s preseason Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing it with Jacksonville State’s Monte Lewis. John Jones, Jr.,will rejoin the Tigers defense after sitting out the 2010 season. Donte’e Nicholls anchors the defensive line at tackle. Others on the defensive line include a seasoned group in reserves Tyler Lusk, Lawrence Peterson, Brent Davis and Michael Murphy. Last year, Peterson registered twosacks to go with 15 tackles playing as a true freshman. Davis finished with one sack and three tackles before suffering a season- ending injury; Murphy notched 13 stops and Lusk added three tackles. In the defensive secondary, redshirt junior Justin Bather will enter 2011 unquestionably as the leader of the Tigers’ secondary. Bather is the top returning TSU defensive back posting more tackles, pass break-ups and deflections last year than any other defensive back on TSU’s current roster. Senior free safety, Joe Wylie, returns as one of the solid veterans in the secondary making seven starts in 102011 SCHEDULE games last season. LastS.3 Southern Univ. 6 p.m. year, he tallied 33 tacklesS.10 vs. Jackson State (in Memphis) 6 p.m. (20 solo) while recordingS.17 at Murray State 6 p.m. two for a lost yardage (-20),S.24 at Air Force 2 p.m. including one sack.O.1 at Austin Peay 6 p.m. Three other veterans,O.8 SE Missouri State 6 p.m. Andrew Taylor, RayshawnO.15 at Tennessee Tech 1:30 p.m. Weatherspoon andO.22 at Eastern Kentucky 2 p.m. David VanDyke will giveO.29 <Bye> leadership to promisingN.5 at Eastern Illinois 1:30 p.m. freshmen Dare Ayoola,N.12 UT-Martin 5 p.m. Steven Godbolt and BryceN.19 Jacksonville State 2 p.m. Wilson. All times Central In preseason drills, TSU special teams have shown marked improvement. Sophomore kicker Jamin Godfrey has shown to be strong and accurate with his field goals and extra-point kicks. A new punter emerged in freshman Matt Moseley, who launched some booming spirals in drills. KickreturnersinRayshawnWeatherspoon, Ryan Berry, Travis James and Julian Mallory have all shown explosiveness in the return game. Overall, The TSU Tigers have a solid core of returning players, but will be young in many back-up positions. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 17
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  15. 15. TENNESSEE STATE HEAD COACHCOACHING TIMELINE1991 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M Assistant Coach, LBs1992-96 BETHUNE-COOKMAN Assistant Coach, LBs1996-00 SEABREEZE H.S. Defensive Coordinator2000-03 EAST TEXAS BAPTIST Defensive Coordinator2003-09 TENNESSEE STATE Defensive Coordinator/LBs2010- TENNESSEE STATE Head Football Coach Record: 3-8 Year Overall OVC 2010 3-8 0-7 (9th)Rod on Reed was 18, the 22nd TSU Football head and All-American Corneilus Lewis. He has also coached All- America and professional player conference linebackers and a pair of All- Americans. A veteran of the collegiate coachingHe served as the associate head Jamal Landrom (Jacksonville ranks, Reed previously coached at Eastcoach and defensive coordinator Jaguars). Texas Baptist College in his hometown ofduring the 2009 season. Reed was a four-year letter Marshall, Texas. He began coaching at TSU in winner for the TSU Tigers from He served as defensive coordinator for2003 and served as the defensive 1984-88. He capped off his East Texas Baptist, which launched itscoordinator and linebackers career by being named Sheridan football program during the 2000 At the conclusion of theseason in which Reed returned Rod All-America his senior season. He set the Tiger record The 2002 East Texas Baptist defense ranked second in their conference in scoringto the TSU sideline, the Tigersled the OVC in total defense for REED for career tackles from his linebacker slot and in 1987, he defense and third in rushing defense. The team did not allow points in thethe first time in school history. set the single season record for first or third periods through the first eight The defense accomplished Head Football Coach tackles with 197. games in 2002.the same feat in 2008 finishing He helped lead the Tigers to Reed is the son of the late Robert Reed,at the top of the OVC in total defense. Reed the second round of the 1986 Division I-AA Jr., an All-American offensive guard forspent five of his seven years in his assistant playoffs and was selected as Defensive MVP the Tigers in 1963 and 1964 who laterrole as defensive coordinator. in 1987 and 1988. played professionally for the Washington A keen recruiter, Reed is responsible for Following completion of his bachelor’s Redskins.bringing several notable key players into the degree, Reed entered the coaching Reed is the University’s Fellowship ofTSU program. Reed is noted for recruiting profession. Christian Athletes representative and inJavarris Williams (2009 seventh-round He held positions at Prairie View A&M, 2009 he participated in the NCAA Footballdraft pick, Kansas City Chiefs), Dominique Bethune-Cookman University (formerly Coaches Academy.Rodgers-Cromartie (2008 first-round draft Bethune-Cookman College), and Seabreeze He and his wife, Tamika, are the parentspick, Arizona Cardinals), Shaun Richardson, High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. He of four children, Terry, Takara, Briah, andLamar Divens (Baltimore Ravens, 2008) has coached a total of five first-team all- Marcel. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 19
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  17. 17. TENNESSEE STATE ASSISTANT COACHESAlaribe Blevins Cogmon Jones Mashack Parker Ray Roberts Sanders Smith In 2009, Osita Alaribe (Ala-Ree-Bay) professional sports. Justin Roberts rejoined the Tennesseejoined TSU football after a three-year term From there, the Chattanooga native State staff in 2011 as the defensiveas the defensive line and outside linebackers coached in four World Bowl games in six coordinator and defensive ends with Ouachita Baptist University. seasons and by Year Seven, he was named He originally served as the defensive Before OBU, he spent two seasons as head coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy (2004- line coach for the Big Blue from 2006-09. Inan assistant coach at Dudley High School 07). 2009, TSU’s defense was ranked No. 1 in thein Greensboro, N.C. helping the team Jones’ aptitude for winning didn’t Ohio Valley the Eastern North Carolina Division waiver in four years as a head coach as his In between his stops in Nashville,title and the North Carolina 3AA state teams appeared in three championship he worked as the defensive line coach atchampionship. Alaribe played collegiately games, winning one in 2006. The same Western Carolina. Before his first stint atat North Carolina A&T as a defensive season he was named NFL Europe Coach TSU, he spent one year as defensive linelineman and was a team captain. of the Year. In all, he holds three European coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. championship rings. The Hannibal, Mo., native started his Anthony Blevins entered as the As a head coach, Jones was practically college coaching career at Northeasterndefensive backs coach in early 2009 unbeatable. In his first season, the Galaxy Oklahoma A&M in 1997. He had two sints atafter spending one year at UT-Martin dashed to a 7-3 record and a World Bowl Oklahoma State, the first starting in 2000as the cornerbacks coach.His primary appearance. Two seasons later, Jones’ anad, after two years at North Carolina, heduty consists of coaching the cornerback Galaxy returned to the championship game returned to Stillwater in 2004.position while serving as the special teams and defeated the Amsterdam Admirals. He is a 1996 graduate of Missouricoordinator. Southern, where he was a two-year During the summer of 2008, he was part Kevin Mashack joined the TSU football letterman at center. That year, he alsoof the NFL Minority Summer Coaching staff in 2003 as a student assistant. was named to the National Strength &Internship with the Chicago Bears. He was named video coordinator in Conditioning All-America Team. From 2005-07, he served as a graduate his first season with the Tigers and wasassistant at Mississippi State. He coached primarily responsible for filming practices Ed Sanders, a native of Nashvillethe wide receivers and defensive backs for and games for the coaching staff. and Maplewood High School, joined thethe Bulldogs while working in all aspects of In 2005, he became a student assistant Tennessee State coaching staff in 2010special teams play. on offense working primarily with the after four years at Delaware State of the Blevins was a three-year letterwinner at running backs. After graduating in 2007, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.UAB, playing cornerback for the Blazers. he spent the 2008-09 seasons working A four-year letterwinner at Tennessee with the wide receivers while continuing to State, he helped lead the Tigers to back-to- Jerrell Cogmon joined the TSU football oversee all video efforts. back Ohio Valley Conference championshipsstaff in 2010 after spending a season at in 1998 and ’99.North Dakota State College of Science. Jeff Parker joined the Tennessee During the 1999 season, TSU posted At NDSC, Cogmon coached the State Football staff in spring of 2010 as the an 11-0 regular season record and No.linebackers while coordinating special quarterbacks coach. 1 Division I-AA and Black College finalteams in the Iowa Community College Parker has spent the last five seasons regular-season national rankings.Athletic Conference. serving as wide receivers, quarterbacks That season, Sanders was an All-Ohio In his stint, North Dakota State led coach and passing game coordinator at Valley Conference Second Team selectionthe conference in total defense and was Norfolk State. Under Parker’s guidance, and All-America candidate. He also earnedawarded a bid to the 2009 Graphic Edge two Spartan quarterbacks threw for more the Alvin “Cat” Coleman Award as theBowl in Ceder Falls, Iowa. than 2,000 yards in a single season. team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back. He played his collegiate career at Two of his All-MEAC players, During the 1999 season, Sanders led theBethune-Cookman University (1994- quarterback Casey Hansen (Philadelphia team in tackles with 100 which is third-best96) and was a three-year starter. He was Eagles) and wide receiver Chris Bell (New in TSU history (since 1987).selected All-MEAC three times and was Orleans Saints) went on to sign free agentnamed Defensive MVP of the 1994 Florida contracts in the NFL. Steven Smith is in his first season atClassic. Tennessee State as the Tigers’ offensive Kenny Ray is the Tigers’ new tight ends line coach after serving two years as the Mike Jones joined the Big Blue coach, coming from Howard University, offensive coordinator and line coach atcoaching staff as offensive coordinator and where he was the offensive line coach in Albany State.wide receiver coach in 2010. 2010. During his stint with the Golden Rams, A product of Tennessee State, he was He started his college career as the tight he coined and implemented the “Goldtwice named All-American (1981-82) and ends coach at Samford, helping guide the Rush” offense that helped elevate the teamstill holds many of the TSU’s receiving Bulldogs to back-to-back winning seasons. to a 19-4 record in two years.records. In 1999, he was the tight ends and He coached two quarterbacks on to Jones played six seasons in the NFL. In tackles coach at Louisiana-Monroe, then win the SIAC Most Valuable Player and1983, Jones was a sixth-round draft pick moved on to become offensive coordinator Offensive Player of the Year honors – A.J.of the Minnesota Vikings playing three at Graceland University. McKenna in 2009 and Stanley Jennings inseasons (1983-85). The Birmingham, Ala., native also 2010. He was traded to New Orleans where he worked at North Carolina A&T and Alabama From 2007-08, Smith coached at Deltaplayed from 1986-87 and 1989. In his NFL State. State and in both seasons, the Statesmencareer, Jones caught 165 passes for 2,372 Ray was a three-year starter at center won the Gulf South Conference title.yards and 11 touchdowns. for Southern Miss from 1990-94, where he In 2005, he was the running backs coach Nine years after his last game as a player played one year with Brett Favre. He later for the Frankfurt Galaxy under currenthe joined the Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) earned his degree from USM in business TSU offensive coordinator Mike Jones, andas a receivers coach for his first job in administration. in 2006 coached with the Rhein Fire. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 21
  18. 18. MEET THE TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS DARELA JUSTIN N DARIEER AYOO BATHER BREW e Back e Back e Line Fr., Defensiv a. Jr., Defensiv nn. Fr., Offensiva, Tenn. Plantation, Fl d Prep LaVergne, Te ChattanoogH.S. North Browar LaVergne H.S. East Ridg e 20 45 74 SHERMAN JEREMY RICO CIL CARTER COFFEE COUN Line Back er Jr., Offensivenn. Fr., RunningTenn. Sr., Lineback Tenn. LaVergne, Te Brentwood,H.S. Chattanooga, LaVergne H.S. Brentwood Howard H.S. 60 35 47 BRENT LONDON DeMARDRE DAVIS DAVIS DEAN Line Line Sr., Offensivenn. Jr., Tight End Sr., Offensivenn. Memphis, Te Cahokia, Ill. Memphis, Te S. Overton H.S. Cahokia H.S. Ridgeway H. 71 10 65 MIKE AN AE JOHNTES JAMINEY GERM GLEAV GODFR ack /Punter Fr., Quarterb ach, Fla. Jr., Fullback . Soph., Kicker nn. Te Pompano BeH.S. Gallatin, Tenn Englewood,ntral H.S. Blanche Ely Gallatin H.S. McMinn Ce 12 49 43 DARRIEN NIO ANTOER HUNTER HANNA HARP HOWARD e Back ive End per Fr., Defensiv Tenn. Soph., Defens . nn Jr., Long Snap . ChattanoogS.a, Memphis, Te Acad. Franklin, Tenn Brainerd H. Hargrave Mil. Franklin H.S. 30 14 92 TRAVIS JOHNS TROYS JAMES JONE JONE iver Jr., Wide Rece , Fla. Sr., Lineback er nsive Line Soph., OffeTenn. le Ft. Lauderda on H.S. Sarasota, Fla. n H.S. to Memphis, S. Boyd Anders B.T. Washing Arlington H. 6 10 64 PATRICK N JULIAORY D.J. LLION LUKAN MALL McCE Line iver e Line Fr., Offensivenn. Sr., Wide ReceAla. , Fr., Defensiv Fla. Nashville, Te Birmingham Delray Beach, Overton H. S. Fairfield H.S. Atlantic H.S. 69 13 9922 | 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
  19. 19. CALVIN L ANTHONY MATTLEYMcNAIR MORRIS MOSE iver Line ickerSr., Wide Rece Fr., Offensivenn. Fr., Punter/K .Paris, Tenn. ty H.S. Memphis, Te H.S. Franklin, TennHenry Coun Germanto wn Franklin H.S. 1 77 39MIKE HY JEREMY LAWRENCEMURP PERRY PETERSON e Line ack ive LineJr., Defensiv nn. Sr., Quarterb nn. Soph., Defens . nnLewisburg, Te ty H.S. Memphis, Te S. Memphis, TeMarshall Coun Wooddale H. Melrose H.S. 97 7 86JEREMY JAMAL Y JUSTIN AYPRYOR RAMSE RIDGEW e ReceiverSoph., WidTenn. Soph., Wide . Receiver Line Sr., Offensive e, Ala.Memphis, n H.S. nn Antioch, Tend Acad. Pleasant GrovWhitehave Battle Grou Minor H.S. 83 17 78 NWILSOSON WESLEY S AUSTINROBIN SAMUEL TAYLOR cker Receiver e EndSoph., Lineba Ala. , Soph., Wide , Ala. Fr., Defensiv a. AlBirmingham S. Birmingham Huntsville, n H.S.Spain Park H. Minor H.S. J.O. Johnso 8 16 98DANTÉ S NICK SHER R LAMAACETHOMA THRA WALL Back er e LineSr., Runnings Fr., Lineback Sr., Defensiv La.Dallas, Texa S. Morrow, Ga.S. Baton Rouge,D.T. White H. Mt. Zion H. Capitol PCA 32 42 95TRABIS N RAYSHAWSPOON DEVIN NWARD WEATHER WILSO g Back e Back iverSoph., Runnin , Fla. le Jr., Defensiv rg, Tenn. Jr., Wide Rece . nnFt. Lauderda South Pittsburg H.S. Nashville, Te ul H.S.Dillard H.S. South Pittsbu Pope John Pa 2 4 11AARON ANTHONY JOSEPHWOODS WOODS WYLIE per e Line e BackFr., Long Snap . nn Jr., Offensivh. Sr., Defensivle, Fla.Knoxville, Te Detroit, Mic H.S. Ft. Lauderda on H.S.Central H.S. Melvindal e Boyd Anders 56 63 19 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 23
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  21. 21. THE ARISTOCRAT OF BANDS Edward L. Graves Band DirectorInthe fieldaatofTennessee State Universityto the fall 1946, after six weeks of practice, 100-piece marching band took It was also the first time a historically black university band had appeared on national television. Between 1956 and 1978, has shared its characteristic precision and distinctly soulful style with people throughout the country and in foreignand a tradition of excellence was born. the TSU band performed halftime shows at lands. The idea for a show band at Tennessee nine professional football games. Students who achieve membership inState University originated with its second Reportedly, it was during one of these the Aristocrat of Bands adhere to thosepresident, the late Dr. Walter S. Davis. In halftime performances that a sportscaster standards today. Noted as one of the finestthe fall of 1946, after six weeks of practice, a called the marching band from Tennessee and most spectacular university bands in100-piece marching band took to the field at State University “The Aristocrat of Bands.” the United States, the Aristocrats are theTennessee State University and a tradition Needless to say, the name stuck. featured attraction half-time performancesof excellence was born. The Aristocrat of Bands has also at all home games and at most out-of-town The idea for a show band at Tennessee appeared in the Orange Blossom Classic competitions.State University originated with its second in Miami, the Blues Bowl in Still in demand forpresident, the late Dr. Walter S. Davis. Memphis and the Grantland halftime performances, President Davis selected J.D. Chavis Rice Bowl in Wichita Falls, parades and other specialto serve as the first band director. Under Texas. events, the band’s recentChavis’s leadership, the marching band In 1961, the TSU band special appearances includegrew and developed into a premier band that claimed another first for a spot in the 2000 CBSgave spectacular performances in parades historically black universities Thanksgiving Day parade,and halftime shows at football games. when it was invited to march performing with country In 1947 and 1948, the marching band in President John F. Kennedy’s music artists Big & Rich forperformed in the Washington Classic in inaugural parade. One of the the 2005 CMT Music Awards,Washington, D.C., where top historically students who marched in that the Nashville Symphony’sblack colleges and universities competed parade was Edward L. Graves, 2006 presentation of Porgyfor national championships. who is the current director of and Bess, and halftime Chavis’s tenure as band director ended the Aristocrat of Bands. performances for Tennesseein 1951 and the baton was passed to Frank This year, 2011, the Titans games.T. Greer. Tennessee State University’s Aristocrats were invited to In January of 1993,distinctive style was further developed perform at halftime of the the Aristocrat of Bandsunder Greer. The band continued to earn NFL Hall of Fame football game in Canton, participated in the presidential inauguralinvitations to special events. Ohio, to honor Richard Dent’s induction. parade for President Bill Clinton, marching Four years after Greer began his work, That game, however, was cancelled due to in the streets of Washington, D.C. The bandthe TSU band was invited to perform during the NFL lockout, but the band wowed the returned to Washington four years later forthe halftime show of a Chicago Bears-Los crowd with their performace in the parade President Clinton’s second inauguration.Angeles Rams professional football game. and concert at the Hall of Fame Sunday This year, the tradition will continue.The performance was the first of a series of morning. Audiences will be thoroughly entertainednationally televised halftime shows for the Since 1979, Graves has continued to build by the band’s unique marching style andband. the band’s legacy. The Aristocrat of Bands musical versatility. 2011 SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM | 25