Tennessee State University linebacker Christion Abercrombie will be honored at the school's 2019 Homecoming ceremony.
Abercrombie will receive a Special Presidential Recognition from TSU president Dr. Glenda Glover, according to a TSU press release.
The linebacker will be among a group of honorees, grand marshals and other notable alumni celebrated at the university's Homecoming Week on Oct. 13-19.
Under its "Unleash the Pride of the Tiger" theme, TSU plans to have a weeklong schedule of events that will lead up to its football game against OVC rival Austin Peay State University on Oct. 19 at Nissan Stadium.
Abercrombie suffered a severe brain injury on Sept. 29, 2018 during the Tigers' game against Vanderbilt.
He has since made a remarkable recovery that the university described as a "miracle."
Dr. Glover said Abercrombie's “perseverance and incredible spirit” are an inspiration to anyone going through adversity. “He is proof that you can make it if you just have faith and believe,” she added.
Other honorees include Samuel Abernathy, retired assistant professor and assistant track and field coach with renowned Tigerbelle coach Ed. Temple; Howard Gentry, Criminal Court Clerk for Davidson County and former TSU director of athletics; and Edna Overall, former TSU women’s basketball coach.
Grand marshals for the popular Homecoming parade are: Ola Hudson, retired teacher and administrator with the Metro Nashville Public Schools; Obie McKenzie, senior relationship manager for top investment firm BlackRock; and Donald Whitehead, retired journalist and broadcaster.