NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The TransPerfect Music City Bowl has partnered with Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback and 2018 bowl alum Malik Willis to be this year’s Youth Football Ambassador, bowl representatives announced Monday.
Willis will visit local teams and promote youth football at leagues across Tennessee that’s assisted over 20 leagues since its inception in 2003.
“Malik has shown to not only be an exceptional football talent, but a great role model off the football field,” Scott Ramsey, President/CEO of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl said. “We’re grateful to have him serve as role model for youth football players in our region, especially as a bowl alum.”
Willis is in his rookie season with the Titans after being drafted with the 86th pick in the 3rd Round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Liberty. He led the FBS in touchdowns (47 passing, 27 rushing) in his two years with Flames guiding Liberty to two bowl victories. Prior to transferring to Liberty, Willis spent his first two seasons at Auburn where he appeared in the 2018 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Willis completed a pass and was Auburn’s second-leading rusher in a 63-14 win over Purdue.
“I’m honored to serve as the TransPerfect Music City Bowl’s Youth Football Ambassador,” Willis said. “As a kid growing up, sports taught me about teamwork, discipline and a strong work ethic, which are important traits to being successful on and off the field. I’m passionate about what youth football can teach and I’m excited to share that with our community.”
Throughout the year, local youth leagues will receive thousands of dollars in donations to help buy/repair equipment, uniforms, maintain facilities, pay for game officials and implement new league programs. In addition to monetary donations, the leagues also receive an official bowl helmet sticker, a free ticket for each coach and player of the leagues’ championship-winning teams and a mouthguard provided by longtime supporter Delta Dental of Tennessee.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all that Malik Willis will accomplish in Nashville and the impact he will make in the lives of young athletes as the Music City Bowl Ambassador,” said Dr. Phil Wenk, CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee. “Malik represents what makes Music City special – he is determined, hard-working, and kind. And that’s the kind of role model our youth need.”
For more information on the TransPerfect Music City Bowl’s Youth Football Program and this year’s game, please visit MusicCityBowl.com.
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About the TransPerfect American Music City Bowl
The TransPerfect City Bowl (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate bowl featuring the Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences. Since its inception, the bowl has produced over $390 in direct economic impact. Distributed nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and ESPN Radio, the bowl is Nashville’s holiday tradition. For more information, call the Bowl office at 615-743-3130 or visit the Bowl online at MusicCityBowl.com.