104-5 The Zone is excited to have Jurrell Casey speak at the 9th Annual SportsFest 2018 as a part of the Planet Fitness Speaker Series!
Casey is a defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Titans in the third-round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Casey played college football at the University of Southern California.
According to Titansonline.com – In his first six pro seasons, Casey became regarded as one of the top interior defensive linemen in the NFL. During that timespan, he played in all but two games and ranked fifth among all defensive tackles with 33 total sacks. In 2013, he tied for second among NFL defensive tackles with a career-high 10.5 sacks and set a career high with 90 tackles. He was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, becoming the first Titans defensive player to make consecutive Pro Bowls since Albert Haynesworth from 2007–2008. Casey was also selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2017.
Casey was voted the 2016 Tennessee Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year, which recognizes players for excellence on and off the field. Casey is actively known around the Nashville community for his time spent at community events and also serves as the spokesperson for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. In 2016, Casey and his wife, Ryann, established The Casey Fund, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for established re-entry programs, inner-city youth programs, mentoring and halfway houses.