NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Christion Abercrombie was named the recipient of the National Football Foundation Bonnie Sloan Courage Award.
This award is named for Bonnie Sloan who attended Nashville's Litton High School before twice earning All Ohio Valley conference honors as a lineman at Austin Peay State University.
It is presented to a midstate player, coach or staff member who faced obstacles and fought back to succeed in the spirit of Sloan.
Abercrombie, a former linebacker for Tennessee State University, had a miraculous recovery after an impact injury at a game in Nashville where doctors say a blood vessel burst in his brain. Following the fall incident, Abercrombie was rushed into emergency surgery that removed the left side of his skull at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He was then transported to Shepherd Center in his hometown of Atlanta, Ga. The Abercrombie family said they received an outpouring of love and support.