TSU’s Christion Abercrombie receives courage award

Posted at 6:37 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 07:37:59-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Tennessee State University’s Christion Abercrombie received the National Football Foundation’s Bonnie Sloan Courage Award.

The award is given to a college or professional athlete, coach or staff member who faces obstacles and continues to fight with a good attitude.

TSU Football tweeted photos of the ceremony Wednesday night.

Abercrombie collapsed on the sideline on September 29, 2018 in a game against cross-town rival Vanderbilt. He was immediately rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he underwent emergency brain surgery.

During a 2019 interview, Abercrombie discussed his recovery with Jon Burton, saying “[All I can say is] thank God. It's been a long journey, but God has helped me get back where I was."