Andrew Bather was a member of the Tennessee State football team from 2011-2015, appearing in 40 games. Bather concluded his career with 25 receptions for 193 yards, averaging close to eight yards per catch. The LaVergne, Tenn. native was a key member on special teams for all four seasons, highlighted by a blocked punt against Central State during his sophomore campaign. He graduated with a B.S. in Human Performance and Sports Science in May 2016.
He recently shared his college experience with TSUTigers.com
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: Overall, my TSU experience was great. I earned my degree with the help of numerous coaches, staff, and friends. I made life-long friends and connections that will help me have a well-established career. So in short my goal was completed.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The atmosphere. There is nothing like the Aristocrat of Bands echoing inside of your helmet during the John Merritt Classic.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: The people. It was just real convenient to hang out with everybody since we were all on campus.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable sports moment at TSU?
A: The 2012 season we had two close games come down to the last play of the game. We won both in the Hole to continue our hopes for an undefeated season.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sports moment at TSU?
A: The day I joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: My parents. Throughout me and my brothers’ careers, they were at seems like every game. But even before we started playing for Big Blue, we tried to make as many games as we could.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Its alright to have fun but don’t forget the reason you came to college.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Therapeutic Modalities
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Ms. Patrice Elder
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
A: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: My Brothers
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: I plan to attend Graduate School to study Sports Administration
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Of course I will try to attend every sporting event I can.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: Always stay focused, no matter the task.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: I appreciate everybody who looked out for me.