Titans name 2017 Team Captains
Today, the Tennessee Titans announced their captains for the 2017 NFL season. Here is a brief look at each of them.
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Tim Shaw is a former Tennessee Titan that has spent the last couple offseasons with the team. Some time ago, Shaw was stricken with ALS and the team rallied around him. Along the way, he became the Titans heart and soul. Tim Shaw played linebacker for the Titans from 2010 to 2012.
Jurrell Casey is the Titans gem of a defensive end. Casey weighs more than 300 pounds yet can somehow run like the wind. The USC grad has only missed four games during his career. His career stats include 221 tackles, 106 assists, and 33.5 sacks.
Wesley Woodyard is the Titans starting inside linebacker. Woodyard played his first six years with the Broncos. This is his fourth year in Tennessee. He has been a captain each of his ten seasons in the NFL. The Kentucky grad has 408 career tackles.
Marcus Mariota is the Tennessee Titans rising star quarterback. The 23-year-old has the highest red zone success rate amongst all quarterbacks since he entered the league. Mariota’s Hawaiian upbringing has proven to be perfectly fitting for an NFL quarterback. He is thoughtful, peaceful, calm, collected, and rarely ever gets rattled.
Delanie Walker is the Titans charismatic pro bowl tight end. A credit to his giving spirit, Walker is regularly considered for the Man of the Year award. The former 49er once returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a preseason game. He is one of few Titans with playoff experience and provides valuable leadership on the field.
Brian Orakpo begins his ninth season terrorizing quarterback in the NFL. The outside linebacker has 57.5 sacks and 26 passes defensed during his NFL career. The Houston native has just completed a food drive at Nissan Stadium to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.