TSSAA's football practice regulations say that an athlete cannot be considered "conditioned" in a period of only two to three weeks, so unless SCS allows contact practices this week, teams might not be able to play on Aug 21. Area football coaches hold up flyers seeking information about the killing of Demetrius Robinson on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in the parking lot of a Marathon gas station in the 3800 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis. It’s great to be recognized for your efforts on the field but more importantly it’s great to be recognized for the work in helping our youth succeed,” Saulsberry said. Therman Richardson of the Memphis Police Department Homicide Bureau said Robinson “was found lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.” He died after being transported to Regional One Hospital, per the flyer. It’s just not sensible.". Football is a collision sport," Saulsberry said. Everyday is an opportunity to make yourself better," Saulsberry wrote. Rodney Saulsberry. If TSSAA would have stuck with the eight games and starting the season in September, I would have been fine.". Saulsberry’s selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. ", "The kid just lights up a room. Required fields are marked *. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. “It could have easily been (Arkansas),” Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry said Thursday. Whitehaven football coach Rodney Saulsberry (right) shakes hands with Memphis Police Department Homicide Sgt. Therman Richardson hands out flyers seeking information in the killing of Demetrius Robinson on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in the parking lot of a Marathon gas station in the 3800 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis. Richardson, who was present at the event along with four others with Memphis Police Department Homicide Bureau uniforms, said he could not provide further information on the shooting. For more information on the High School Game of the Week and Coach of the Week program, visit www.titansonline.com/gameoftheweek. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. "I'm worried about the safety and the physicality," Miller said. Through the Coach of the Week program, the Titans have donated more than $190,000 in grant funding to high school football programs across the state. "He was working hard, very family oriented. Whitehaven, which made last year's Class 6A quarterfinals and won state titles in 2012 and 2016, will not play football games until Sept. 18, coach Rodney Saulsberry told … Taylor said those who committed the crime should turn themselves in. Saulsberry told FOX13 he has 25 seniors, with only a couple having offers. I humbly and graciously accept this award for my team, school and community.”. He wanted to do better and sometimes couldn't get out of his own way, but he was joyful whenever you saw him.". 2016 (Freshman): In 10 appearances, made 11 total tackles as one of several freshman contributors in the secondary… made four tackles in the Oct. 1 contest against Murray State… earned three tackles, including one for loss, and broke up a pass against Mercer, Oct. 22… assisted on two stops in the Tennessee State contest, Nov. 5. Rodney Saulsberry ~ Who Do You Love (Rare Funk 1987) - Duration: 6:05. Rodney Saulsberry Jr. (5) Defensive Back - Awards and Honors: AD’s Honor Roll (F16, S17, F18) 2018 Rodney Saulsberry Jr. - Football - Austin Peay State University Athletics Austin Peay Governors The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner – announced in January – receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000. “Thanks to the Tennessee Titans organization for this great honor. All rights reserved. MAHS coach Cedric Miller also said that he's "probably" going to wait until September to play games, but he will wait until he hears from SCS to make a final decision. He is a great head coach and very deserving of this award. A flyer distributed at the event by Sgt. Saulsberry led the Tigers to the Class 6A State title on Saturday as Whitehaven defeated nationally ranked Oakland 12-9 to cap off an undefeated season. Max Garland covers FedEx, logistics and health care for The Commercial Appeal. The circumstances of Robinson's death are unclear. The Whitehaven varsity baseball team lost Monday's away conference game against Overton (Memphis, TN) by a score of 10-5. Whitehaven, which made last year's Class 6A quarterfinals and won state titles in 2012 and 2016, will not play football games until Sept. 18, coach Rodney Saulsberry told The Commercial Appeal on Monday. 大学・高校アメフト専門ライブ配信・動画配信サイトFootball TV!では、関東学生アメリカンフットボール連盟や高校アメリカンフットボール連盟が主催する大学・高校アメフトの試合のライブ配信、動画配信、オンデマンド配信及び、DVDの販売を行っています。 The gathering took place at the Marathon gas station at 3885 Elvis Presley Blvd. As the 2016 Tennessee Titans Coach of the Year, Saulsberry will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 to benefit his football program, as well as an all-expense paid trip to the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL. “The manner in which Whitehaven performed in the face of adversity, against a very talented Oakland team in the 6A BlueCross Bowl, was a testament to Coach Saulsberry’s leadership. Football is a great game that can teach you how to make it in life. Your email address will not be published. Demetrius Robinson, a Whitehaven football player, was shot and killed Thursday, Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry confirmed. "I'll remember him as a kid that was trying to get it right," Saulsberry said. "When our students, families and employees grieve, we grieve alongside them," the letter said. Coach Rodney Saulsberry doesn’t know when they’ll get the directive, what this years season will look like or if there will be one at all. About a dozen Memphis-area football coaches gathered Monday afternoon in a show of solidarity following the shooting death of Whitehaven High School senior and football player Demetrius Robinson. Start the day smarter. After dipping early in the year, violent crime rates for April, May and June were 9.7% higher in Memphis and 9.1% higher in Shelby County than the year before, per Tennessee Bureau of Investigation data. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. There are no statistics available for this player. Rodney Saulsberry, head football coach at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, said many of his student-athletes see athletics as their only way to college. "And if you haven’t been lifting weights and been in the building to use weight equipment and all those different things, it doesn’t make sense to put your body in harm's way that way. "Right now we're just waiting on the (Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association), and I would really like to hear something because we're all taking the chance of getting this virus," Wilson said. Reach him at max.garland@commercialappeal.com or 901-529-2651 and on Twitter @MaxGarlandTypes. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Filippo Polito 12,083 views 6:05 Prince Phillip Mitchell - This Is Our Song - Duration: 5:37. nljgi1 Recommended for … Contact Donovan at donovans1222@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at Examine_Stew, Your email address will not be published. Metro Nashville Public Schools asked its schools last week not to have games until after Labor Day. 2017 (Sophomore): Made nine appearances during his sophomore campaign... recorded three tackles, including 1.0 for loss, against Miami University (Sept. 9). Councilwoman Patrice Robinson, who represents Whitehaven, said that she wants Robinson's family to know that the Whitehaven community will be there for support. All rights reserved. A final score has not been reported for this varsity baseball game. Demetrius Robinson, a Whitehaven football player, was shot and killed Thursday, Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry confirmed. Furthermore, it's unsettling to witness others push personal opinions following incidents like the tragic passing of the Whitehaven High School student-athlete. There's a chance other schools might follow Whitehaven's lead and start their seasons later than the original Aug. 21 start date. in South Memphis where the Memphis Police Department said Robinson was shot and killed Thursday. RODNEY SAULSBERRY A1VOICE ARTIST A NEW VOICE-OVER ONLINE SEMINAR FOR BEGINNERS ONLY ON FEBRUARY 10TH FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER GO HERE A NEW BOOK! He said he expects at least 10 or more to play at the next level. This would have been his senior season. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. He was doing a great job, his body had transformed and he looked like a kid that was on his way to creating an opportunity for himself to change his life.". The car is wanted in connection to the killing of Demetrius Robinson. Rodney Saulsberry. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Several of Robinson's teammates wrote tributes to him on Twitter, including senior receiver Ronnie Wesby.