OVC Football Media Day Central
Monday, July 22, 2019
OVC Football Media Day Central



Head Coach Rod Reed
- On Christion Abercrombie
“All the things (Christion) has gone through, that we’ve gone through as a family and his family has gone through, it’s amazing to see him doing what he’s doing right now. Things he’s doing in the community, speaking in churches, talking in high schools, sharing his testimony. I just think the world of him and his family.”

Senior Wide Receiver/Return specialist, Chris Rowland
- On the up coming season
“Explosiveness. With our new offensive coordinator change, we’ve been planning a lot of new stuff.”

Senior Defensive End, Dante' Ferguson
- On playing college football
"It means the world to me, especially coming from where I come from. A lot of people don’t make it out of Decalb County. A lot of people would kill to have the opportunity I have in front of me. I don’t take any of it for granted. I always used football as my motivation. If I didn’t get my grades straight, I couldn’t play football, if I did this, I couldn’t play football. It kept me out of trouble. It saved a lot of peoples lives.”

- On Tennessee State Football
“My dad went to Vanderbilt and he even came out to the games (when he was in school). I never realized how much of a blanket TSU has over Nashville and it means a lot to be able to say I Bleed Blue.”

Former TSU Linebacker, Christion Abercrombie
- On winning the first ever Ohio Valley Conference Courage Award
"I want to thank you for all the prayers and support. It’s amazing and I wanna thank the commissioner. I wish nothing but the best for everyone in this conference. Its big time. It brought tears to my eyes. Go Big Blue."

- On running back Te'kendrick Roberson wearing his jersey (No. 6)
“He’s a great friend of mine, he was my roommate, he actually came to see me when I got hurt. So I’m looking forward to the season. We gonna ball out. I’m coming to all the games I can. I’ll be on the side. I want to play the game, but if I can’t, I'll coach.”