Lathers Earns SEC Community Service Honor

Nov. 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM -- Tennessee senior linebacker Herman Lathers is the SEC Football Community Service Team Player of the Week for Week 12 of the SEC football season.

Lathers has been involved in the UT and Knoxville community through activities such as Feed the Homeless at the Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and visiting with area churches and hospitals.

He has spoken to children at the Jason Witten football camp and volunteered at the local YMCA and kids' Punt, Pass and Kick competition through Partners for Sports. He has worked a soccer camp for refugees through Sports for Peace and helped get Christmas presents for underpriviledged kids.

He has also spoken to children at Scotlandville Magnet High School in his hometown of Baton Rouge, La. about the importance of staying in school, education and participation in sports.

Lathers is a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and is majoring in Sport Management.

  • Habitat for Humanity - Summer 2010, 2012
  • Spoke at Jason Witten football camp - July 2011, July 2012
  • Spoke at a high school football camp hosted by UT - July 2012
  • Spoke to Farragut Middle School/Elementary School Students - Spring 2012
  • Spoke at Church on Campus - Spring 2012
  • Hospital Visits - Fall 2008, 2009, Spring 2012
  • Spoke to Scotlandville Magnet High School (Baton Rouge, LA) about staying in school, importance of education/sports - May 2011, May 2012
  • Souls for Souls shoe collection/donation - 2012
  • Bought and wrapped presents for Montgomery village kids and had a party with them for Christmas - December 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Volunteer for YMCA (t-ball, basketball) - May-August 2011
  • Volunteer for Punt, Pass and Kick camp through Partners for Sports Organization - 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Feed the Homeless (Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry) - Fall 2011
  • April Play Day with Boys and Girls Club - April 2010, April 2011
  • Feed the Homeless (The Lost Sheep Ministries) - Summer 2010
  • Sports for Peace (soccer camp for refugees) - Spring 2010




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