Tennessean: Former Vanderbilt tight end Cody Markel wins SEC community service award

Link to the Original Article from the Tennessean

The 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Leader of the year has been awarded to former Commodore tight end Cody Markel.

While Cody Markel’s senior season may have been cut short, he appeared in only 1 game due to an injury suffered in the season opener against Georgia, his off the field impact is greater than any touchdown he could have scored or pass he could have caught.

Markel made an incredible impact with his efforts put forth toward Turner’s Heroes, a non-profit created in memory of another former Vanderbilt tight end Turner Cockrell. As most Commodore faithful know, Cockrell passed away in December of 2018 due to melanoma. Markel, and all the others who contributed to the cause, were determined to carry on Cockrell’s memory.

With Markel at the helm, Turner’s heroes has raised more than $100,000 in support of research toward finding a cure for pediactric cancer. If you want to donate or find out how you can help this cause, please visit the following site: https://www.turnersheroes.org/

Thank you Cody for your incredible contributions and we look forward to following your philanthropic efforts in the future.


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