Titans release player lineup for caravan

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans have announced the players scheduled to appear in this year’s Titans Caravan, sponsored by Grange Insurance. A total of 12 current and former players are in the Caravan lineup, as well as Titans head coach Mike Munchak.

Titans Caravan, a regional series of school visits and free, public autograph signings, begins April 30 and runs through May 11. There will be 50 total stops along this year’s tour throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

Each Caravan stop generally features one to three players. Those scheduled to appear (subject to change) are left tackle Michael Roos, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, cornerback Jason McCourty, tight end Jared Cook, cornerback Alterraun Verner, linebacker Colin McCarthy, kicker Rob Bironas, quarterback Jake Locker, wide receiver Kenny Britt and wide receiver Marc Mariani. Former Titans greats Frank Wycheck and Blaine Bishop also will take part in “Legends Day” on the Caravan on May 7. Munchak will join the Caravan on Friday, May 4.

The Caravan consists of 24 visits to schools and 26 public stops. The school program features a high-energy, educational message from seven-time Pro Bowl Titans mascot T-Rac, host Rhett Bryan and at least one Titans player. The Titans use the opportunity to speak to the youngsters about the NFL’s Play 60 program, which stresses the importance of getting at least 60 minutes of active play each day, and also the benefits of making good choices in all parts of their lives. T-Rac and the Titans school program are sponsored by Tennessee State Parks, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2012 and will provide several unique surprises to viewers during the program.

The public events allow fans to meet the players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Every Titans Caravan public event is sponsored by the Trusted Choice agents of the Insurors of Tennessee and is done at no charge to fans. Public stops generally last one hour.

Also for the first time, the U.S. Army will be joining the Titans Caravan public stops. Fans will have the opportunity take part in a cornhole competition, test their skills at a variety of team-building exercises and claim free commemorative Titans Caravan 2012 dog tags. U.S. Army representatives will be on hand to share the exciting opportunities available in today's Army.

Titans Caravan began in 1998 as a small effort to spread goodwill through the region. Today, six full-time staffers travel with Titans players and T-Rac through the Mid-South on a specially-decorated motor coach provided by Grand Avenue. Since 1998, Titans Caravan has made over 700 stops, traveled approximately 50,000 miles, visited close to 300 schools and allowed the team to interact directly with an estimated audience well in excess of 100,000 fans.

MEDIA ADVISORY: An interview period with the player(s) and other members of the Caravan will be scheduled for each stop. Please contact the Titans media relations department at (615) 565-4100 for more information.

2012 TITANS CARAVAN SCHEDULE
Please note: players are subject to change

MONDAY, APRIL 30:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Player(s)
9:30 a.m. CT Greenbrier, TN Greenbrier High School (for local elementary students) Michael Roos
1:30 p.m. CT Smiths Grove, KY South Edmonson Elementary School Michael Roos, Matt Hasselbeck
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Players
11:15 a.m. CT White House, TN Kroger (510 Highway 76) Michael Roos, Matt Hasselbeck
3:30 p.m. CT Bowling Green, KY Shoe Carnival (2945 Scottsville Road) Michael Roos, Matt Hasselbeck
5:45 p.m. CT Hopkinsville, KY O’Charley’s (4223 Fort Campbell Boulevard) Michael Roos, Matt Hasselbeck
7:30 p.m. CT Clarksville, TN Kroger (1489 Madison Street) Michael Roos, Matt Hasselbeck,
Jason McCourty

TUESDAY, MAY 1:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Player
8:30 a.m. CT Dover, TN Dover Elementary School Jason McCourty
1:00 p.m. CT Martin, TN Martin Elementary School Jason McCourty
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Player(s)
10:30 a.m. CT Camden, TN Wendy’s (120 Highway 641) Jason McCourty
3:30 p.m. CT Paducah, KY Logan’s Roadhouse (5317 Hinkleville Road) Jason McCourty
6:00 p.m. CT Dyersburg, TN Mobile Nation (490 Highway 51 Bypass) Jason McCourty, Jared Cook

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Player
8:30 a.m. CT Brownsville, TN East Side Elementary School Jared Cook
10:30 a.m. CT Brighton, TN Brighton Elementary School Jared Cook
1:30 p.m. CT Bartlett, TN Bon Lin Elementary and Middle School Jared Cook
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Player(s)
3:30 p.m. CT Memphis, TN Shoe Carnival (2261 North Germantown Parkway) Jared Cook
6:00 p.m. CT Jackson, TN West Tennessee Healthcare Complex (250 Bancorp S Pkwy) Jared Cook, Alterraun Verner,
Colin McCarthy
THURSDAY, MAY 3:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Players
8:30 a.m. CT Lexington, TN Pin Oak Elementary School Alterraun Verner, Colin McCarthy
10:30 a.m. CT Decaturville, TN Decaturville Elementary School Alterraun Verner, Colin McCarthy
1:30 p.m. CT Hohenwald, TN Lewis County Intermediate School Alterraun Verner, Colin McCarthy
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Players
3:00 p.m. CT Centerville, TN Pamida (1768 Highway 100) Alterraun Verner, Colin McCarthy
5:00 p.m. CT Dickson, TN O’Charley’s (2409 Highway 46) Alterraun Verner, Colin McCarthy

FRIDAY, MAY 4:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Coach
9:30 a.m. CT Tanner, AL Tanner High School (for local elementary students) Mike Munchak
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Coach
11:30 a.m. CT Pulaski, TN Holley’s Printing (955 West College Street) Mike Munchak
1:30 p.m. CT Fayetteville, TN Town Gazebo (Fayetteville Square) Mike Munchak
3:30 p.m. CT Shelbyville, TN Kroger (1010 North Main Street) Mike Munchak
5:30 p.m. CT Murfreesboro, TN Kroger (2325 North Memorial Boulevard) Mike Munchak

MONDAY, MAY 7 (“LEGENDS DAY”):
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Former Players
9:30 a.m. CT Manchester, TN College Street Elementary School Blaine Bishop, Frank Wycheck
1:30 p.m. CT Lebanon, TN Carroll Oakland Elementary School Blaine Bishop, Frank Wycheck
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Former Players
11:15 a.m. CT McMinnville, TN Kroger (1410 Sparta Street) Blaine Bishop, Frank Wycheck
3:30 p.m. CT Gallatin, TN Kroger (2011 Nashville Pike) Blaine Bishop, Frank Wycheck
5:30 p.m. CT Mount Juliet, TN O’Charley’s (401 South Mount Juliet Road) Blaine Bishop, Frank Wycheck

TUESDAY, MAY 8:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Player
8:30 a.m. CT Smithville, TN Smithville Elementary School Rob Bironas
10:30 a.m. CT Sparta, TN Northfield Elementary School Rob Bironas
1:15 p.m. CT Crossville, TN Homestead Elementary School Rob Bironas
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Players
3:30 p.m. CT Cookeville, TN Cane Creek Sportsplex (2200 West Jackson Street) Rob Bironas, Jake Locker

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public/open to the media:
Time City Location Player
8:15 a.m. ET Blountville, TN Holston Elementary and Middle School Jake Locker
10:30 a.m. ET Hampton, TN Hampton Elementary School Jake Locker
1:00 p.m. ET Mosheim, TN Mosheim Elementary School Jake Locker
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Player(s)
3:30 p.m. ET Knoxville, TN Academy Sports + Outdoors (145 Moss Grove Boulevard) Jake Locker
6:30 p.m. ET Chattanooga, TN Academy Sports + Outdoors (2200 Hamilton Place Blvd) Jake Locker, Kenny Britt

THURSDAY, MAY 10:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public:
Time City Location Player
9:00 a.m. ET Chattanooga, TN Red Bank Elementary School Kenny Britt
10:30 a.m. CT Monteagle, TN Monteagle Elementary School Kenny Britt
1:15 p.m. CT Winchester, TN Broadview Elementary School Kenny Britt
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Player(s)
3:30 p.m. CT Huntsville, AL Shoe Carnival (6275 University Drive NW) Kenny Britt
6:00 p.m. CT Florence, AL Buffalo Wild Wings (2870 Florence Boulevard) Kenny Britt, Marc Mariani

FRIDAY, MAY 11:
The following stops are CLOSED to the general public:
Time City Location Player
8:30 a.m. CT Florence, AL Forest Hills Elementary School Marc Mariani
10:30 a.m. CT Collinwood, TN Collinwood Elementary School Marc Mariani
The following stops are OPEN to the general public:
Time City Location Player
1:00 p.m. CT Lawrenceburg, TN Rotary Park (927 North Military Avenue) Marc Mariani
3:30 p.m. CT Spring Hill, TN Logan’s Roadhouse (2008 Crossings Circle) Marc Mariani
5:30 p.m. CT Brentwood, TN Kroger (6690 Nolensville Road) Marc Mariani


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