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TSU Football's Christion Abercrombie
Monday, October 1, 2018
TSU Football's Christion Abercrombie


Christion Abercrombie
LB | 6-1 | 230 | R-So. | Atlanta, Ga. | Illinois

- September 29, 2018

Tennessee State University football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie remains in critical condition following an injury he suffered during today's Tennessee State-Vanderbilt game at Vanderbilt Stadium. 

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and remains under observance.

9:05 p.m.
Students and teammates gathered to pray for Christion on the outside courts near Gentry Center.

- September 30, 2018

Tennessee State University football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following an injury sustained during TSU’s Sept. 29 game versus Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Christion is surrounded by his family, teammates, the TSU family and members of the Vanderbilt community.


“Christion is resting. He’s fighting. We’re trusting God and please continue to pray.”


“My thoughts and prayers are with Christion and his family. He’s fighting, and we just need to keep him uplifted with prayers.”

- Oct. 1, 2018

NCAA approved GoFundMe set up to support Christion and his family.

This is the only NCAA approved GoFundMe set up to assist with the support of Christion Abercrombie and his family.

Per NCAA legislation, Tennessee State University is the only entity permitted to solicit funds for the student-athlete and his family.


- Oct. 2, 2018 
10:50 a.m.

TSU Head Coach Rod Reed OVC Coaches Conference Call -

(on the support for Christion Abercrombie)
“I’d like to say thank you for all of the outpouring of support by all the coaches around the Ohio Valley Conference and around the nation. We’ve gotten a lot of prayers, a lot of support, a lot of phone calls, a lot of text messages from everybody. It’s been phenomenal with the support you’ve given us here at Tennessee State and me personally. I’d like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the continued prayers for Christion and his family.”

(on Christion Abercrombie)
“He’s a phenomenal guy off the field, first of all. His parents have done a tremendous job of raising him. He has a huge smile and warm heart. He’s a heck of a football player…. He’s just a wonderful kid, and my heart goes out to him.”

(on Christion Abercrombie’s status)
“Out of respect for the family, I don’t really want to answer any medical questions like that. He’s still the same. Very critical. He has shown some signs, some positive signs, but right now, he’s still a very sick kid, and right now we ask for your continued thoughts and prayers for him.”

TSU Head Coach Rod Reed Media Availability
3:45 p.m. 

Prayer Meeting for Christion 
9:00 p.m. 


- October 3, 2018 
2 p.m.

- October 6, 2018
TSU football: Today we #PlayFor6

-October 13, 2018
TSU football wears AB 6 decals. 

-October 14, 2018

Tennessee State University football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie has been upgraded to stable condition. Abercrombie had been in critical condition since sustaining an injury on Sept. 29.

Christion has been off a ventilator for over 24 hours and is breathing on his own.#ChristionStrong

-October 17, 2018

Injured Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie, 20, of Smyrna, Georgia, was transferred on Oct. 17 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville to Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain injury treatment and rehabilitation. 

He has been admitted to Shepherd Center’s Intensive Care Unit for evaluation, care and observation. Soon, he will move into the hospital’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, where he will begin therapy under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists.

Medical and rehabilitation teams at Shepherd Center typically include the following:  an attending physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, recreation therapist, case manager, peer support specialist, dietitian and psychologist. 

Shepherd Center specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

- November 6, 2018

Staci Abercrombie, mother of Christion Abercrombie, tweeted that Christion ate his first meal by mouth since September 29.

- November 10, 2018

Staci Abercrombie, mother of Christion Abercrombie, joined Coach Reed and Greg Pogue on the Coaches Show today. She gave an update on Christion’s status and progress.

Listen Here: