MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Titans may not be playing in tomorrow's Super Bowl, but one of their fans is still taking a top honor from the NFL.
Memphis native and Titans season ticket-holder Brandon Galloway has been named the inaugural NFL Fan of the Year.
Earlier this year the Titans organization chose Galloway, 33, as its Titans Fan of the Year among thousands of applicants. The NFL later chose him as a finalist for, and ultimately the winner of, its Fan of the Year award, winning Galloway a trip to the Super Bowl.
"When they told me, I was at a loss for words," Galloway said. "It is just an amazing honor, and it puts a positive spotlight on our city and on our fan base, despite everything Nashville has been through, with tornadoes, a bomb downtown, COVID. This is something positive hopefully we can all embrace. I am really grateful to represent the Titans and our fan base."
Memphis made. Tennessee tough. Titan 4 life. To God be the glory. Thank you so much to the #Titans Organization for sharing my story to the World. This means everything. #TitansNation, best fans in the World, this is for you! #NFL #FanOfTheYear ⚔️⚔️ #SuperBowl https://t.co/WBWtPZVPg3— Brandon Galloway (@bg901) February 7, 2021
The NFL designed the award to "spotlight fans who have a special affinity for their local team, provide inspiration to others and showcase how football unites their family, friends and local communities."
When he's not cheering on the Two Tone Blue, Galloway works as a supervisor in the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and mentors young men in his spare time. This, of course, includes game days at Nissan Stadium.
"They love it," Galloway said. "Their eyes light up like a Christmas tree when they walk into those games."
At the NFL Honors ceremony, Galloway was introduced by none other than the king himself, Titans running back Derrick Henry.
The Titans are covering the cost of Galloway's season tickets next season and adding two more, so he can bring along more of the young people he mentors.