NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State junior Raymond Horton has been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Student-Athlete Connection Group. The defensive lineman is one of two student-athletes from the Ohio Valley Conference to serve on the connection group.
“I’m honored to receive such a prominent position,” Horton said. “I’m looking forward to see what this journey awaits for me and to see how I can help the game I love.“
The connection group’s goal is to gather broad-based feedback from Division I football student-athletes on issues the Football Oversight Committee is reviewing. Among the priorities for the 2020-21 academic year are COVID-19 health and safety measures, transfer policies, name, image and likeness topics and social justice issues.
Each Division I football conference chose two student-athlete representatives who can serve up to two-year terms. The committee will meet quarterly to discuss issues and provide feedback to the Football Oversight Committee.
Horton and Tennessee Tech’s Seth Carlisle joins Eastern Illinois head coach Adam Cushing on the committee. Cushing is the FCS level head coach representative.