|Graduate works with NFL team
RELEASED: July 8, 2004
DANVILLE, KYLast fall Kasey Joyner stood on sidelines as an athletic trainer for the Centre College football team with dreams the she would one day go on to work for a professional sports team.
Nine months later the May graduate is working for a National Football League franchise.
The Bowling Green, Ky., native is an intern for the Tennessee Titans Radio Network in Nashville, Tenn.
Joyner, a double major in English and anthropology/sociology, is one of 12 interns for the network, which has nearly 80 affiliates located across the mid-south.
"It's really unique for us to have students from so many different backgrounds and schools," says Larry Stone, executive producer for the Titans Radio Network. "She's an incredible writer, and it's fun to see her write for broadcast and public relations."
Joyner attends Titans practices, composes stories and reports for the Titans Radio Web site (www.titansradio.com) and works with the network's affiliates.
"I didn't major in journalism like the other students," Joyner says. "But the writing experience at Centre was more than enough."
Joyner says the most interesting part of her internship is attending the practices and seeing NFL stars such as quarterback Steve McNair. She's looking forward to seeing one player in particular, her former high school classmate Robert Reynolds, a linebacker from Ohio State University who was drafted by the Titans in April.
"Centre students are lucky that the College guarantees a chance for an internship," she says. "If you're interested in something, let people know and someone through Centre's network will help you out and find something that will suit you." (See the Centre Commitment by visiting http://www.centre.edu/web/admission/publications/centrecommitment.html.)
"Kasey was a very good trainer and had a lot to do with our success last year," says Centre Head Football Coach Andy Frye. "She helped us with recruiting and has a strong personality and communication skills."
Last year, Joyner helped the Colonels' football team to achieve a conference championship, and this year she hopes she'll help the Titans earn a trip to the Super Bowl.
During her internship Joyner has found that many people are familiar with Centre and even have personal connections. Sherman Smith, running backs coach for the Titans, used to coach with Centre President John Roush at Miami of Ohio. Roush is a former college football player and coach.
To learn more about internship opportunities at Centre, visit http://web.centre.edu/careerd/.
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