TSU Tigers have an amazing Senior Day!

TSU 2018 Football Seniors

It was the 28th meeting between Tennessee State University and the University Of Tennessee Martin, however, no game may have been as memorable as the one they played on Saturday, November 17, to celebrate Senior Day with 3,618 friends, fans, and family in Hale Stadium on a relatively warm, sunny autumn afternoon. Head Coach Rod Reed finished his ninth season at the helm of the Tigers with a 53-47 record, and that 53rd victory came in overtime.

After holding a 12-3 halftime lead, anchored by senior DeVon Johnson’s first touchdown of the day from TSU QB Cameron Rosendahl, the Skyhawks tied the game at 18-18 early in the fourth quarter. Johnson caught his 2nd TD midway through the period to give the Tigers a 25-18 lead, which held until Devonte Howard of UTM scored on a 43 yarder to tie the game at 25-25 with ten seconds remaining.

In overtime, TSU won the coin toss and went on defense, holding the Skyhawks to a 20-yard field goal. TSU took possession for the final time, capping a 4-play drive with a 4 yard touchdown on — you guessed it — senior DeVon Johnson’s third score of the day! Your final — 31-28, TSU.

Prior to the game, eleven football seniors were honored, along with two senior Cheerleaders: Cochilla Wright, a Biology major and Brionne Young, Criminal Justice major. During half-time, the Aristocrat of Bands saluted their nineteen seniors. After the football game, the TSU mens basketball team handily defeated the visiting Bulldogs of Fisk University 113-61 in Gentry Center with 1,682 in attendance. TSU was led by junior guard Tripp Davis, who had a monster game with 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

These 11 TSU Tiger football players were honored on Saturday, November 17:

5 Treon Harris
Position: WR
Miami, Fla. (Florida)
Arts & Sciences

13 DeVon Johnson
Position: WR
Huntsville, Ala. (Alabama A&M)
Human Performance & Sports Sciences

26 LaQuarius Cook
Position: S
Birmingham, Ala. (Wenonah HS)
Human Performance & Sports Sciences

30 Blair Edwards
Position: LB
Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS)
Human Performance & Sports Science

44 Landon Brazile
Position: DE
Dayton, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Graduate Student

45 Dell Porter
Position: DE
Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS)
Graduate Student

64 Thomas Burton
Position: OL
Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS)
Arts & Sciences

67 Justin Brooks
Position: OL
Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS)
Arts & Sciences

75 Chidi Okeke
Position: OL
Anambra, Nigeria (LSU)
Arts & Sciences

94 Jeremy Patterson
Position: DT
Screven, Ga.(Wisconsin)
Arts & Sciences

99 LaDarrius Jackson
Position: DT
Birmingham, Ala. (USF)
Arts & Sciences

19 TSU Aristocrat of Bands Seniors were honored on Saturday, November 17

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HOMETOWN
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Amber Baldwin
Atlanta, GA
Criminal Justice with a Minor in Sociology

Keyuna Bufford
Jackson, TN
Health Science with a concentration in Therapeutic Studies

Tyona Caldwell
Memphis, TN
Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry, and a Minor in Psychology

Marcus Cooper
Washington, D.C.
Chemistry, concentration in Professional Chemistry

Xavier Ellis
Stone Mountain, GA
Criminal Justice, Minor in International Affairs

Jalynn Gordon
Milwaukee, WI
Business Administration, with a Concentration in Management

Emmaly Gott
Chattanooga, TN
Health Science Chalyce Harris Decatur, GA Health Care Administration and Planning, Minor in Business

Briana Henderson
Memphis, TN
Health Sciences with a concentration in Physical Sciences

Briauna Hollingshead
Memphis, TN
Business Administration, Concentration in General Business, with a Minor in Entrepreneurship

Bryant Howard
Memphis, TN
Political Science

Katelyn Miles
Birmingham, AL
Computer Science

Alexisia Milton
Atlanta, GA
Elementary Education

Doris Morrow
Memphis, TN
Psychology

Rodney Ragin
Atlanta, GA
Commercial Music Technology

Darien Smith
Detroit, MI
Criminal Justice, Minor in Psychology

Belinda Solomon
Birmingham, AL
Health Care Administration and Planning, Minor in Business

Ennis Tait
Cincinnati, OH
Commercial Music Business

Ahlynn Wright-Roberts
Stone Mountain, GA
Accounting