|Skyhawk QB sneak includes McNair visit |
|Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:11 pm |
|The University of Tennessee at Martin football team’s Wednesday night practice started differently than most have since the open of camp Sunday afternoon. |
On Wednesday evening when Skyhawk head coach Jason Simpson huddled the team on the field at the start of practice, he stepped back and introduced a special guest named Steve McNair, formerly of the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.
McNair shared a few words of wisdom with the team duyring the stop.
The former National Football League star was in town to see his nephews Jason and Julius McNair, who are both freshmen for the Skyhawks’ football team this year.
McNair stressed to the attentive UTM team that the time in preseason camp is when you decide if you are going to win or lose games.
“It is the work you put in now that determines if you are ready to make that final play in the fourth quarter when it counts,” said McNair.
He closed his remarks to the team by reminding them that while football is a big part of their college lives, it is not the most important job they have while at UT Martin.
The most important job they have is to continue working on their education and finish with a degree in hand.
Simpson said of McNair’s visit that, “it is always good for the guys on the team to see a guy like McNair in person and hear from him what it takes to be successful. Hopefully, this will inspire our guys to keep working hard for the rest of camp and continue it as we get into the season.”