Titans Caravan kicks off - 05/13/14

The annual Tennessee Titans Caravan has rolled out.  First Florence, then Madison, Alabama last night.  Fittingly, considering Chance Warmack was one of the players along for the initial ride.

The Titans offensive lineman starred at the University of Alabama during his college days.  Therefore, he was right at home on this trip, as you can see in the picture to the right.

Crimson Tide fans lined up to get autographs and pose for pictures with Warmack and Titans center Brian Schwenke.  As people like to say in the South, everyone had a "big" time with a couple of "big" linemen.

The Titans Caravan will make stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama between now and May 17.  Plus, there will be a special stop in Johnson City on June 13th.

Tonight it's just outside Memphis in Collierville.  I'll try to bring you pictures of that on FOX 17 News at Nine and Ten.

 

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