Crumpler, Titans Caravan to stop in Cadiz
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Four-time Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler will lead Titans Caravan XII on Monday, the sixth day of the team’s annual tour throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. Crumpler will appear in Cunningham, Cadiz, Paris, Martin and Paducah, as the Caravan makes its way into portions of west Tennessee and western Kentucky.

Along with six-time Pro Bowl mascot T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, Crumpler and the Caravan crosses into Kentucky to make an 11 a.m. public appearance at Wendy’s in Cadiz (100 Broadbent Ave.).

Fans will have an opportunity to get autographs from Crumpler, T-Rac and Keith at all of the public stops. Each public stop is free and will last approximately one hour.

Crumpler is entering his ninth NFL season in 2009. He snared 24 receptions for 257 yards and a touchdown in 2008, his first season in Tennessee after spending seven seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. His career statistics include 340 receptions for 4,469 yards and 36 touchdowns in 123 games. The 6-foot-2, 262-pounder ranks first in average yards per reception (minimum 200 catches) among all active NFL tight ends. Crumpler originally was drafted by the Falcons in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

Titans Caravan XII will make a total of 44 stops over a span nine travel days. In addition to using the Caravan as a way to thank Titans fans throughout the Mid-South, this year’s Caravan will celebrate the organization’s 50th season in professional football.

Over the last 11 years, Titans Caravan has made nearly 600 stops, traveled approximately 50,000 miles and visited over 200 schools. The number of autographs signed and pictures taken is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The tradition began in 1998 as a small effort to spread goodwill through the region. The current Caravan includes six full-time staffers that travel with Titans players, broadcasters and T-Rac throughout the Mid-South on a specially-decorated motor coach from Premiere Transportation.

To obtain a complete schedule and follow Titans Caravan XII, fans can go to the team’s official website, TitansOnline.com.

(Information for this staff report was provided by Dwight Spradlin, Tennessee Titans assistant director of media relations.)
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