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Tennessee Titans
Current season
Established 1960


Play in Nashville, Tennessee


Headquartered in Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Titans logo
Logo
League/conference affiliations


American Football League
  • Eastern Division (1960–1969)


National Football League (1970–present)
  • American Football Conference (1970–present)
    • AFC Central (1970–2001)
    • AFC South (2002–present)
Current uniform
AFCS-Uniform-TEN.PNG
Team colors

Titans Blue, Navy
         
MascotT-Rac
Personnel
Owner(s)Estate of Bud Adams
ChairmanSusie Adams Smith Co-Chairman Amy Adams Hunt Co-Chairman
CEOThomas Smith
PresidentThomas Smith
General managerRuston Webster
Head coachKen Whisenhunt
Team history
  • Houston Oilers (1960–1996)
  • Tennessee Oilers (1997–1998)
  • Tennessee Titans (1999–present)
Championships


League championships (2)
  • AFL Championships


    1960, 1961


Conference championships (1)
  • AFC: 1999


Division championships (9)
  • AFL East: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967
  • AFC Central: 1991, 1993, 2000
  • AFC South: 2002, 2008
Playoff appearances (21)
  • AFL: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969
  • NFL: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008
Home fields
  • Jeppesen Stadium (1960–1964)
  • Rice Stadium (1965–1967)
  • Houston Astrodome (1968–1996)
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (1997)
  • Vanderbilt Stadium (1998)
  • LP Field (1999–present)
  • a.k.a. Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002)
  • a.k.a. The Coliseum (2002–2006)
The Tennessee Titans are a professional football team, one of the 32 franchises of the National Football League (NFL). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the Titans are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston as a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers won the first two AFL championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger in 1970.

The team relocated from Texas to Tennessee in 1997, and played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season. They moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, the team was known as the Tennessee Oilers, and changed its name to "Titans" in 1999. The team plays at LP Field in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans' training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre (13 ha) site at the MetroCenter complex, located just north of downtown Nashville, about 5 miles (8 km) from LP Field.

Contents

        History

        Main article: History of the Tennessee Titans

        Logos and uniforms




        Houston/Tennessee Oilers logo, depicting an oil rig derrick, used prior to 1999.



        Tennessee Oilers uniform: 1997–98
        When the team debuted as the Houston Oilers in 1960, the club's logo was an oil rig derrick. Except for minor color changes throughout the years, this logo remained the same until the team was renamed the Titans in 1999. The logo was originally called "Ol' Riggy," but this was dropped before the start of the 1974 season.

        The Oilers uniforms consisted of blue or white jerseys, red trim, and white pants. From 1966 through 1971, the pants with both the blue and white jerseys were silver, to match the color of the helmets. The team commonly wore light blue pants on the road with the white jerseys from 1972 through 1994, with the exception of the 1980 season, and selected games in the mid 80s, when the team wore an all-white road combination. For selected games in 1973 and 1974, and again from 1981 through 1984, the Oilers wore their white jerseys at home. The light blue pants were discarded by coach Jeff Fisher in 1995.

        From 1960 to about 1965 and from 1972 to 1974, they wore blue helmets; from 1966 to 1971, the helmets were silver; and they were white from 1975 to 1998.

        During the 1997–98 period when they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", the team had an alternate logo that combined elements of the flag of Tennessee with the derrick logo. The team also wore their white uniforms in home games, as opposed to their time in Houston, when their blue uniforms were worn at home – in the two years as the Tennessee Oilers, the team only wore their colored jerseys twice, for road games against the Miami Dolphins and a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.

        When the team was renamed the Titans, the club introduced a new logo: A circle with three stars, similar to that found on the flag of Tennessee containing a large "T" with a trail of flames similar to a comet. The uniforms consist of white helmets, red trim, and either navy or white jerseys. White pants are normally worn with the navy jerseys, and navy pants are worn with the white jerseys. On both the navy and white jerseys, the outside shoulders and sleeves are light "Titans Blue". In a game vs. the Washington Redskins in 2006, the Titans wore their navy jerseys with navy pants for the first time.

        Since 2000, the Titans have generally worn their dark uniforms at home throughout the preseason and regular season. They have worn white at home in daytime contests for a few occasions in September home games to gain an advantage with the heat except in the 2005, 2006, and 2008 seasons.

        The Titans introduced an alternate jersey in 2003 that is light "Titans Blue" with navy outside shoulders and sleeves. That jersey is usually worn with the road blue pants. When it was the alternate jersey from 2003 to 2007, the Titans wore the jersey twice in each regular season game (and once in the preseason). They would always wear the "Titans Blue" jersey in their divisional game against the Houston Texans and for other selected home games which came mostly against a team from the old AFL (American Football League). Their selection in those games were representative of the organization's ties to Houston and the old AFL. In November 2006, the Titans introduced light "Titans Blue" pants in a game at Philadelphia. The pants were reminiscent of the ones donned by the Oilers. In December 2006, they combined the "Titans Blue" pants with the "Titans Blue" jersey to create an all "Titans Blue" uniform – Vince Young appeared in this uniform in the cover art for the Madden NFL 08 video game.

        During the 2006 season, the Titans wore seven different uniform combinations, pairing the white jersey with all three sets of pants (white, Titans blue, navy blue), the navy jersey with the white and navy pants, and the Titans blue jersey with navy and Titans blue pants. In 2007 against the Atlanta Falcons, the Titans paired the navy blue jersey with the Titans blue pants for the first time, a game which they won. They also did the navy blue jerseys with the light blue pants against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they lost that game. The team paired the Titans blue jerseys with the white pants for the first time on November 14, 2013 in a home game against the Indianapolis Colts.

        In 2008, it was announced that the "Titans Blue" jerseys would become the regular home uniforms, with the navy being relegated to alternate status.

        In 2009, The NFL and Hall of Fame committee announced that the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills would kick-off the 2009 National Football League preseason in the Hall of Fame Game. The game, played on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium, was nationally televised on NBC. The Titans defeated the Bills by a score of 21–18. In honor of the AFL's 50th anniversary, the Titans wore Oilers uniforms for this game. Also in 2009, the team honored former quarterback Steve McNair by placing a small, navy blue disc on the back of their helmets with a white number 9 inside of it (9 was the number McNair wore during his time with the Oilers/Titans).

        Between 2010 and 2012, the Titans did not wear an alternate jersey during any regular season games, but in 2013 it has been announced[by whom?] that the navy jersey will feature in 2 home games at LP Field.[citation needed]

        Season-by-season records

        Main article: List of Tennessee Titans seasons

        Players of note

        Current roster

        Tennessee Titans roster
        Quarterbacks
        • 10 Jake Locker
        •  7 Zach Mettenberger
        • 12 Charlie Whitehurst
        •  8 Tyler Wilson


        Running backs
        • 35 Antonio Andrews
        • 44 Jackie Battle FB
        • 23 Shonn Greene
        • 45 Waymon James
        • 22 Dexter McCluster
        • 42 Collin Mooney FB
        • 20 Bishop Sankey
        • 29 Leon Washington


        Wide receivers
        • 81 Derek Hagan
        • 18 Julian Horton
        • 15 Justin Hunter
        • 83 Marc Mariani
        • 14 Michael Preston
        • 80 Jaz Reynolds
        • 16 Rico Richardson
        • 17 Brian Robiskie
        • 19 Derel Walker
        • 85 Nate Washington
        • 11 Isaiah Williams
        • 13 Kendall Wright


        Tight ends
        • 41 Dorin Dickerson
        • 89 Jason Schepler
        • 86 Adam Schiltz
        • 88 Craig Stevens
        • 84 Taylor Thompson
        • 82 Delanie Walker
        Offensive linemen
        • 76 Jeff Adams T
        • 69 Tyler Horn G
        • 61 Gabe Ikard C
        • 67 Andy Levitre G
        • 77 Taylor Lewan T
        • 64 Justin McCray G
        • 79 Viondy Merisma T
        • 72 Michael Oher T
        • 66 Eric Olsen G/C
        • 73 Will Poehls T
        • 71 Michael Roos T
        • 62 Brian Schwenke C
        • 60 Chris Spencer G/C
        • 68 Byron Stingily T
        • 70 Chance Warmack G


        Defensive linemen
        • 78 Chigbo Anunoby NT
        • 99 Jurrell Casey DE
        • 79 Marcus Dixon DE
        • 98 Lavar Edwards DE
        • 94 Sammie Hill NT
        • 90 Antonio Johnson NT
        • 75 DaQuan Jones NT
        • 97 Karl Klug DE
        • 93 Mike Martin DE
        • 92 Ropati Pitoitua DE
        • 96 Al Woods DE
        Linebackers
        • 56 Akeem Ayers OLB
        • 57 Patrick Bailey OLB
        • 55 Zach Brown ILB
        • 51 Brandon Copeland ILB
        • 53 Moise Fokou ILB
        • 76 David Gilbert OLB
        • 50 Zaviar Gooden ILB
        • 47 David Hinds ILB
        • 52 Colin McCarthy ILB
        • 91 Derrick Morgan OLB
        • 58 Shaun Phillips OLB
        • 49 Jonathan Willard OLB
        • 54 Avery Williamson ILB
        • 95 Kamerion Wimbley OLB
        • 59 Wesley Woodyard ILB


        Defensive backs
        • 26 Rishard Anderson CB
        • 35 Marc Anthony CB
        • 37 Tommie Campbell CB
        • 33 Michael Griffin FS
        • 28 Marqueston Huff CB
        • 30 Jason McCourty CB
        • 31 Bernard Pollard SS
        • 32 Micah Pellerin CB
        • 24 Coty Sensabaugh CB
        • 38 Hakeem Smith SS
        • 39 Daimion Stafford SS
        • 21 George Wilson FS
        • 36 Khalid Wooten CB
        • 25 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB
        • 40 Winston Wright CB


        Special teams
        •  3 Maikon Bonani K
        • 48 Beau Brinkley LS
        •  4 Travis Coons K
        •  6 Brett Kern P
        Reserve lists
        • 41 James Gayle OLB
        • 81 Josh Stewart WR
        • 18 Eric Ward WR



        Rookies in italics


        Roster updated June 18, 2014


        Depth Chart • Transactions


        89 Active, 3 Inactive, 1 Unsigned
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        Retired numbers

        PlayerPositionYears played
        1Warren MoonQB1984–93
        9Steve McNairQB1995-2005
        34Earl CampbellRB1978–84
        43Jim NortonS, P1960-68
        63Mike MunchakOG1982–93
        65Elvin BetheaDE1968–83
        74Bruce MatthewsOL1983–2001

        Pro Football Hall of Famers

        InducteeClassPositionSeasons
        Baugh, SammySammy Baugh1963Coach1964
        Bethea, ElvinElvin Bethea2003Defensive End1968–1983
        Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda1981Quarterback/ Kicker1960–1966
        Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell1991Running Back1978–1984
        Casper, DaveDave Casper2002Tight End1980–1983
        Culp, CurleyCurley Culp2013Defensive Tackle1974–1980
        Gillman, SidSid Gillman1983Coach1973–1974
        Houston, KenKen Houston1986Safety1967–1972
        Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson1987Fullback1966
        Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner1996Wide Receiver1969–1972
        Matthews, BruceBruce Matthews2007Offensive Line1983–2001
        Moon, WarrenWarren Moon2006Quarterback1984–1993
        Munchak, MikeMike Munchak2001Offensive Guard


        Coach
        1982–1993


        2011–2013

        Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame

        Bud Adams established the Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame after the 40th season of the franchise to honor past players and management.
        NamePositionYearsInducted
        Elvin BetheaDefensive end1968–1983December 9, 1999
        George BlandaQuarterback/Kicker1960–1966December 9, 1999
        Earl CampbellRunning back1978–1984December 9, 1999
        Mike HolovakGeneral manager1989–1993December 9, 1999
        Ken HoustonSafety1967–1972December 9, 1999
        Mike MunchakGuard1982–1993December 9, 1999
        Jim NortonPunter1960–1968December 9, 1999
        Bruce MatthewsOffensive lineman1983–2002December 8, 2002
        Warren MoonQuarterback1984–1993October 1, 2007
        Bud AdamsOwner and founder1959–2013September 7, 2008
        Eddie GeorgeRunning back1996–2003October 27, 2008
        Steve McNairQuarterback1995–2005October 27, 2008
        Frank WycheckTight end1995–2003October 27, 2008

        Coaches of note

        Head coaches

        Main article: List of Tennessee Titans head coaches
        • Lou Rymkus (1960–1961)
        • Wally Lemm (1961)
        • Pop Ivy (1962–1963)
        • Sammy Baugh (1964)
        • Hugh Taylor (1965)
        • Wally Lemm (1966–1970)
        • Ed Hughes (1971)
        • Bill Peterson (1972–1973)
        • Sid Gillman (1973–1974)
        • Bum Phillips (1975–1980)
        • Ed Biles (1981–1983)
        • Chuck Studley (interim) (1983)
        • Hugh Campbell (1984–1985)
        • Jerry Glanville (1985–1989)
        • Jack Pardee (1990–1994)
        • Jeff Fisher (1994–2010)
        • Mike Munchak (2011–2013)
        • Ken Whisenhunt (2014–present)

        Current staff

        Tennessee Titans staff



        Front Office

        • Owner – Estate of Bud Adams
        • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ruston Webster
        • Vice President of Player Personnel – Lake Dawson
        • Vice President of Football Administration – Vin Marino
        • Director of College Scouting – Blake Beddingfield



        Head Coaches

        • Head Coach – Ken Whisenhunt



        Offensive Coaches

        • Offensive Coordinator – Jason Michael
        • Quarterbacks – John McNulty
        • Running Backs – Sylvester Croom
        • Wide Receivers – Shawn Jefferson
        • Assistant Wide Receivers – Kevin Patullo
        • Tight Ends – Mike Mularkey
        • Assistant Tight Ends/Offensive Line – Arthur Smith
        • Offensive Line – Bob Bostad
        • Assistant Offensive Line – Mike Sullivan
         


        Defensive Coaches

        • Defensive Coordinator – Ray Horton
        • Defensive Line – Giff Smith
        • Assistant Defensive Line – Nick Eason
        • Linebackers – Lou Spanos
        • Defensive Backs − Louie Cioffi
        • Assistant Secondary – Steve Brown
        • Defensive Quality Control – Cannon Matthews



        Special Teams Coaches

        • Special Teams – Nate Kaczor
        • Assistant Special Teams – Steve Hoffman



        Strength and Conditioning

        • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Watterson

        → Coaching Staff

        → Management

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        AFC East

        BUF

        MIA

        NE

        NYJ

        North

        BAL

        CIN

        CLE

        PIT

        South

        HOU

        IND

        JAX

        TEN

        West

        DEN

        KC

        OAK

        SD


        NFC East

        DAL

        NYG

        PHI

        WAS

        North

        CHI

        DET

        GB

        MIN

        South

        ATL

        CAR

        NO

        TB

        West

        ARI

        STL

        SF

        SEA

        Radio and television

        The Titans' flagship radio station for several years was WKDF 103.3-FM. However WGFX 104.5-FM, the original Tennessee Oilers/Titans Radio flagship station, again serves as the Titans Radio flagship station since the 2010 season. Mike Keith is the team's play-by-play announcer, and former Titans tight end Frank Wycheck provides color commentary during games. Previous to Wycheck, Pat Ryan provided the color commentary. Larry Stone is also a part of the team, providing injury and scoring updates. The Titans Radio Network is broadcast on some 70 other stations.

        The team had long resisted placing any of its games on Sirius XM Radio. According to the Titans Radio Network, this was because the Titans' contract with Citadel Broadcasting (parent of both WKDF and WGFX) predated the arrival of satellite radio, thus there was no provision for the NFL to reserve satellite-radio rights. But in 2011, the Titans were able to extend their agreement with existing radio partners while creating a provision allowing home games to be broadcast on SiriusXM. They were the final team in the NFL to reach such a deal.

        Most preseason games are televised on WKRN, the ABC affiliate in Nashville. WKRN also airs a weekly show on Tuesday nights. The show, called 'Titans on 2', was most recently hosted by former Head Coach Mike Munchak and WKRN anchors John Dwyer, Cory Curtis, and Dawn Davenport. The show is an opportunity for the coach to talk about the team's latest matchup and looks forward to the upcoming match up. The show also features a different Titans player every week.

        For regular season games, WTVF, the CBS affiliate for Nashville is the main station airing them. WZTV, FOX affiliate if they host an NFC team, WSMV, NBC for Sunday Night Football broadcasts, and WKRN, ABC for simulcasts of ESPN's Monday Night Football.

        Radio Affiliates

        Tennessee

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Tennessee
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        BristolWXSM640 AM
        CamdenWFWL1220 AM
        CamdenWRJB95.9 FM
        CarthageWUCZ104.1 FM
        CentervilleWNKX-FM96.7 FM
        ChattanoogaWGOW1150 AM
        ChattanoogaWGOW-FM102.3 FM
        ClarksvilleWJZM1400 AM
        ClevelandWCLE-FM104.1 FM
        ColumbiaWMCP1280 AM
        CookevilleWBXE93.7 FM
        DicksonWDKN1260 AM
        DyersburgWASL100.1 FM
        FayettevilleWYTM-FM105.5 FM
        FranklinWAKM950 AM
        JacksonWZDQ102.3 FM
        KnoxvilleWOKI98.7 FM
        LawrenceburgWDXE1370 AM
        LawrenceburgWKSR-FM106.7 FM
        LebanonWCOR1490 AM
        LebanonWANT98.9 FM
        LewisburgWAXO1220 AM
        ManchesterWMSR1320 AM
        MartinWCMT-FM101.3 FM
        McMinnvilleWOWC105.3 FM
        MemphisWMC790 AM
        MemphisWMFS-FM92.9 FM
        MorristownWCRK1150 AM
        NashvilleWGFX104.5 FM
        ParisWRQR1000 AM
        ParisWMUF104.7 FM
        PulaskiWDXE-FM98.3 FM
        ShelbyvilleWZNG1400 AM
        Union CityWQAK105.7 FM
        WaverlyWQMV1060 AM
        WinchesterWCDT1340 AM
        Alabama

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Alabama
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        ArabWAFN-FM92.7 FM
        BirminghamWJOX-FM94.5 FM
        FlorenceWQLT-FM107.3 FM
        HuntsvilleWUMP730 AM
        HuntsvilleWVNN770 AM
        HuntsvilleWVNN-FM92.5 FM
        MadisonWUMP103.9 FM
        ScottsboroWWIC1050 AM
        Arkansas

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Arkansas
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        StuttgartKWAK-FM105.5 FM
        Illinois

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Illinois
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        GolcondaWKYX94.3 FM
        Kentucky

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Kentucky
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        Bowling GreenWWKU1450 AM
        Bowling GreenWPTQ105.3 FM
        Calvert CityWCCK95.7 FM
        CampbellsvilleWTCO1450 AM
        ElizabethtownWTHX101.5 FM
        HendersonWSON860 AM
        HopkinsvilleWKDZ-FM106.5 FM
        MadisonvilleWWKY97.7 FM
        MayfieldWNGO1320 AM
        OwensboroWVJS1420 AM
        OwensboroWXCM97.1 FM
        PaducahWKYX570 AM
        PaducahWPAD1560 AM
        PrincetonWAVJ104.9 FM
        Mississippi

        Titans Radio Affiliates in Mississippi
        CityCall SignFrenquency
        JacksonWPBQ1240 AM

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