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Tennessee Titans take Penn State DT Austin Johnson with 43rd overall pick in NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans picked up Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson Friday with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

At the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Johnson ran a 5.32 second 40 yard dash and had a 26 inch vertical jump.

Johnson started 13 games for the Penn State Nittany Lions racking up 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown against San Diego State.

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds slide past Round Rock Express, 3-2

 

Jake Surkamp Strikes out 10 in Sounds debut

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Renato Nunez broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot to left field in the top of the fourth inning to spark a three run inning and the Sounds hung on for a 3-2 win against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Friday night.

Nunez’s home run in the fourth triggered a two out rally as Matt Olson’s laced a two-run double to right to score Andrew Lambo and Jake Smolinski to put the Sounds up 3-0.

Sounds starter Eric Surkamp was dealing after being optioned earlier in the week by Oakland.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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APSU Softball’s Danielle Liermann hits grand slam to power Lady Govs past Southeast Missouri

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO – A grand slam from Danielle Liermann, Friday at the Southeast Softball Complex, proved to be all the runs Austin Peay State University’s softball team would need in its Ohio Valley Conference victory versus Southeast Missouri, with the Lady Govs coming away with a 7-3 victory, before dropping the second game, 15-6.

APSU Softball splits doubleheader with Southeast Missouri, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Softball splits doubleheader with Southeast Missouri, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Titans use Second Round Pick to get Clemson Tigers OLB Kevin Dodd

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans has selected Clemson Tigers outside linebacker (OLB) Kevin Dodd in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 33rd Overall pick.

At 6’5″, the 277 pound Dodd ran a 4.86 second 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. He has a 30 1/2″ vertical leap and a 9’2″ broad jump.

At Clemson, Dodd had 12 sacks, 23.5 tackles and 62 tackles for a loss last season. He ended with a season streak of five consecutive games with a sack.

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA Reminds Motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, It’s the Law

 

Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAAKnoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.

The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

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APSU Department of Sociology sees students accepted to Top Graduate Programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August, Sarah Huff, a former high school dropout, will board a plane for the United Kingdom to begin graduate school at The London School of Economics and Political Science—a university recently labeled “the world’s leading dedicated social science institution.”

“I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant to apply because I don’t have a lot of the background that people have when they go to these bigger schools,” Huff said recently.

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation David Younger Killed in the Line of Duty

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – David Younger, a well-respected milling and paving crew supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, April 28th.

The milling crew was stopped on the shoulder of I-40 in Hickman County to change a flat tire when a tractor trailer struck one of the parked vehicles, killing Younger and injuring three other TDOT employees.

David Younger

David Younger

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Austin Peay State University Track ready for Memphis Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the final weekend of competition before the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, several Austin Peay State University student-athletes will enjoy a homecoming of sorts at the Memphis Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis at the Murphy Sports Complex.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrest Clarksville Man in Human Trafficking Case

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, assisted by Drug Investigation Division Agents and the Clarksville Police Department, have arrested and charged a Clarksville man accused of trafficking a juvenile for the purpose of sex.

After receiving information from the National Human Trafficking Hotline this week, TBI Agents began investigating Michael Scott Helton. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that this week Helton, an unregistered sex offender, trafficked a 17-year-old female for the purpose of providing a commercial sex act at a motel in Clarksville, TN.

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APSU Football’s Adam Noble, Evan Toby recognized by NFF Hampshire Society Honors

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityDallas, TX – Two Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players are part of the 2016 National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, recognizing college football players from all divisions who maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.

Linebacker Adam Noble and punter Evan Toby were among the record 868 players honored as the Society celebrates its 10th year.

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