NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Prior to the Tennessee State football team’s morning practice on Friday, the team spent time with the children of the TSU Early Learning Center at the Indoor Football Facility.
Players from the TSU football team had the children, who ranged in age from 3-5, stretch, run on the turf field and remain active during their time together. Sophomore linebacker Chris Collins helped guide the group of children through a warm up on the field.
“They brought the kids out to let them run around and play,” Collins said. “We took them through some stretches and drills so they could have some fun. I think the kids had a really good time. I think it will be something they remember. I remember being a little kid and getting to spend time with the older kids and playing football with them.”
“They wanted to watch our guys go through some drills, and we decided to get the kids involved,” TSU Head Coach Rod Reed said. “We want them to know how important physical fitness is as part of their day. Most of all, it was just about getting them out here to have some fun. It’s a good chance to find some future Tigers at an early start.”
The Tigers are in the midst of spring practice leading up to the Blue and White Spring Game on April 16.