Senior Nathan Jernigan honored --
Cumberland University's Nathan Jernigan was voted the 2016-17 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award April 20, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics.
The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.
Spring game planned April 7
LEBANON -- Cumberland football will begin spring practice on Wednesday, March 15, the first of 15 practices, and will conclude the month-long session with a spring game on Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Head coach Donnie Suber and the Phoenix return over 100 players from last year's squad, including 43 letterwinners.
Will coach O-Line for the Bucs
Cumberland head football coach Donnie Suber is again in the market for an offensive coordinator.
Dewayne Alexander, OC in 2016 and a former Cumberland head coach, signed a contract earlier this week to become the offensive line coach at East Tennessee State University.
Twelve from state of Tennessee
CUmberland University football coach Donnie Suber has announced the signing of 18 players to scholarships for the 2017 season, including 12 from the state of Tennessee.
Hayden Boone, TE, White Bluff -- Creek Wood HS
Markese Brown, LB, Hoover, Ala. -- Hoover HS
Josh Deel, LB, Watertown -- Watertown HS
McGavock tailback Kendall Johnson
Cumberland University football has dipped into Metro Nashville to sign All-City tailback Kendall Johnson of McGavock High School.
A 5-8, 170-pound scatback, Johnson led the Raiders in rushing each of the past two seasons and into the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.
"Kendall has been a great kid to coach," said McGavock head coach Jay Gore. "He's got a great attitude, always a smile on his face, loves to practice, lift and compete.
12 in-state, two from Alabama
LEBANON -- Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber has released the names of 14 signees who are expected to enroll this fall.
The list includes one from Lebanon, 11 others from the state of Tennessee, and two from the state of Alabama.
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