One of Zac Stacy’s biggest fans during his record-setting career at Vanderbilt was his little brother Justin, who has Down Syndrome. On Saturday, Justin got his turn to run through some drills on the Commodores’ turf as part of his brother’s first-ever All-Star Clinic on National Down Syndrome Day.
It may go down as the best work you’ll see on the Vandy practice fields all year.
Video compilation of today’s @NDSS at Vandy. The young man in first clip is @ZSTACY_’s brother, Justin. Zac calls him his “why.” @KB31_Era helping kids backpedal. Look at @Show19ine’s excitement. Jamison Crowder was engaged throughout. He also has a lil bro w/ down syndrome. pic.twitter.com/SoBnwnT9uk— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 5, 2018
Stacy was the host of a clinic for children and adults with Down Syndrome, and he brought along with a handful of NFL alums to help him out. Titans mainstays Kevin Byard, Jurrell Casey, and Tajae Sharpe, along with Washington receiver Jamison Crowder and Bears running back Benny Cunningham, were on hand to help some exceptional athletes fine-tune their football skills in Nashville.
Titans’ Kevin Byard (@KB31_Era) & Tajae Sharpe (@Show19ine) and Washington’s Jamison Crowder among those who spent their morning coaching football drills for kids/adults with down syndrome at Zac Stacy’s (@ZSTACY_) @NDSS clinic. Cool event for a great cause. pic.twitter.com/I1MpcRJkhX— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 5, 2018
Stacy’s former backfield mate Warren Norman was also there:
Great day for Alex with my former student @WarNoAli at the Zac Stacy NDSS All Star Clinic. Thanks to all the coaches and @ZSTACY_ for an awesome day!!! My guy LOVED it!! #AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/2zkfI8Iaz8— Patrick Murphy (@murphyfall2014) May 5, 2018
along with Javon Marshall, Wesley Tate, and more.
It was an incredible showing for an amazing cause. There will be a lot of good things to come from those practice fields this summer/fall, but it’s going to be pretty tough for anything to top the work that went into Saturday.