Tennessee Titans Coaches, Players Host ‘Camp 59,’ The Tim Shaw Youth Football Camp

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel with campers at Camp59. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans hosted ‘Camp 59’ Tim Shaw Youth Football Camp at the team’s Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park indoor practice facility. The camp was led by Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, special teams coach Craig Aukerman, general manager Jon Robinson and the full Titans coaching staff.

Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

The camp honors former linebacker Tim Shaw who played three seasons with the Titans from 2010-2012. In 2014, Shaw announced he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and has since dedicated his life to research and discovering a cure for the disease. In 2017, Shaw released a book Blitz Your Life: Stories from an NFL and ALS Warrior.

“This event is deeply important to the Titans organization for a multitude of reasons,” says Josh Corey, Titans Director of Marketing, Youth and Community Engagement. “Not only does it benefit young athletes in our community, but it also honors a person who best personifies teamwork and selflessness–qualities Tim always aims to instill at youth football camps. The game is important, but teaching strong character is at the top of our priority list. There is nothing more rewarding than watching these kids practice with the pros as Tim provides the best example of tackling adversity.”

Tim Shaw and Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. Photo: Courtesy of Tennessee Titans

Local organizations such as Nashville Christian, Hendersonville Titans, Backfield in Motion and Preston Taylor Ministries attended the camp.

The Tim Shaw Camp welcomed more than 120 kids from Middle Tennessee for skills and drills, agility, offensive and defensive stations led by Titans coaches, the 2022 Rookie Class, and several veteran players. Campers participated in sessions on throwing mechanics, footwork, tackling, run and drive blocking, cone and ladder drills, and more.

This camp marked the first of many community events the 2022 Titans Rookie Class will participate in. Shaw attended the event and addressed campers with a motivational speech. 

Steven Boero