NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Prior to Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, the Tennessee Titans honored Tennessee State head football coach Rod Reed by naming him the “12th Titan”.
Reed was introduced following the pro team’s starters, ran through the tunnel and stuck a sword down into midfield while getting a standing ovation.
The Titans gave the unique honor to Reed following the Tigers’ record-setting 2013 campaign in which they posted a 10-4 record and won a playoff game for the first time since 1986.
Reed holds a 26-21 record over four years, including an 18-7 mark over the past two seasons and TSU has recorded at least two more wins in each of his previous three seasons.
Reed has coached 19 All-Americans, 15 in the past two seasons. Forty-two Tigers have made All-OVC teams in Reed’s tenure, including a school record 12 this past season.
In 2013, TSU won the Black College National Championship for the first time since 1982.
You can watch Reed being introduced as the “12th Titan” by clicking, here.