Toks Sokoya never attended Siegel High School with Baylor Bramble.
That didn’t keep the Tennessee Titans marketing coordinator from feeling like Bramble was a family member in need when he heard about Bramble’s head trauma.
“It hit home with me,” said Sokoya, a former Siegel boys soccer standout who graduated in 2009. “That is my alma mater. With me being at the platform I’m at with the Titans, I felt this was possibly a chance to help them.”
That help meant putting a smile on the faces of Bramble’s younger siblings, Macy and Brady.
Sokoya dropped off a Titans No. 33 jersey with Bramble’s name on the back to the family during a Titans learning lab Tuesday at Nissan Stadium that the younger Brambles were attending.
Bramble wore No. 33 this season at Siegel.
Sokoya also gave the Brambles a mini Titans helmet signed by linebacker Brian Orakpo.
“We’re such a huge organization,” Sokoya said. “But I think if we can help a smaller community, I think the Titans are all about that.
“I think (Bramble’s siblings) were surprised. This is a very simple gesture, but it goes leaps and bounds. It was the right thing to do.”
Sokoya said he was told that Baylor Bramble attended the learning lab last year and was scheduled to attend the event this year. The learning lab gives students a chance to see various aspects of what employees do with the Titans — from marketing and accounting to the grounds crews.
Baylor Bramble sustained a head trauma during Siegel’s 44-14 win over Warren County on Oct. 23. The junior, who was making his first career start at cornerback, left the game late in the fourth quarter complaining of a severe headache.
He was being loaded in an ambulance by the end of the game and was eventually airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He’s been there since with no reported improvement.
His father, David Bramble, tweeted that Baylor had a “small procedure” on Tuesday.
Titans players Perrish Cox, Harry Douglas, Michael Griffin and Ryan Succop all tweeted words of encouragement for Bramble, whose 17th birthday was last Friday — the same day as Siegel’s first-round playoff win over Bearden.
“A lot of people have heard the story,” Sokoya said of Bramble’s situation. “It was on ESPN. I’ve told the people in the Titans organization about it. They feel like because it happened in our community, it’s something we should take notice of.”
And it meant even more for Sokoya because it involved someone attending his high school.
“That feels like family to me,” he said.
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