By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Millington Central High School will honor and recognize 2011 graduate Alan Cross this Friday night. The Trojans will welcome the East Mustangs to town for a league showdown. During the night MCHS will honor Trojan Football great Cross for his achievements in the Black and Gold, at The University of Memphis and now reaching the NFL with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Cross is an un-drafted rookie for Tampa Bay. Prior to reaching the NFL, he was an All-Region player for the Trojans spending time at tight end, linebacker, long snapper and even quarterback. He was a AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star and 2011 Millington Star Male Athlete of the Year.
After high school, Cross was a walk-on for the Memphis Tigers. He would earn a scholarship helping the Tigers reach two bowl games including a Miami Bowl victory.
Cross set records at The U of M at the tight end position. He caught more touchdown passes than any other tight end in school history with 14. The former walk-on caught 90 passes for more than 1,000 yards.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. with the ceremony to be included.